WEEDSPORT, NY – An already stellar Super DIRTcar Series lineup received a boost on Wednesday morning as NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series championship contender, Stewart Friesen, announced he will join NASCAR K&N Pro Series East pilot, Max McLaughlin, for the Heroes Remembered 100 at Weedsport Speedway on Monday, May 27.
Weedsport’s 2019 season lid lifter will pay $7,500 to the winner of the 100-lap Modified special featuring series regulars Matt Sheppard, Mat Williamson, Billy Dunn, Justin Haers, Pat Ward, Larry Wight, Jimmy Phelps, Danny Johnson, Billy Decker, Erick Rudolph, Brett Hearn, Tim Fuller, Mike Mahaney and more.
“Having these guys return to compete on the series for this event says a lot about our program,” said Weedsport Speedway Promoter, Jimmy Phelps. “Every event at Weedsport is a must win and the Heroes Remembered 100 has quickly risen to a high caliber race on everyone’s schedule. We’re excited to get things underway on Memorial Day.”
Local pilots such as Dave Marcuccilli, Chris Hile, Chad Phelps and Andrew Ferguson are among those chomping at the bit to have a chance at the best in Modified racing.
Friesen currently rides second in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series point standings in 2019 with several top runs including four Top 5 finishes.
Last year, Friesen outdueled McLaughlin to the checkered flag to claim victory hill in the 2018 running of the Heroes Remembered 100.
McLaughlin is currently sixth in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East standings with two Top 5 finishes in four starts.
‘Mad Max’ hopes he can rekindle his success at Weedsport from a year ago as he hunts down his first career Super DIRTcar Series victory.
Monday’s event will also mark the first of five Stirling Lubricants/ Champion Racing Oil Modified Series events, offering up more than $36,000 in winner’s cash including a $2,000 championship bonus.
Pit gates will open on Monday at 3 p.m. with grandstand gates swinging open at 4 p.m. Racing action is slated to take place at 6 p.m.
Reserved seating is set at $32 with FREE Fan Pit Pass Upgrades available through May 23.
General admission seating for adults is $28, with kids 11-17 $12. Kids 10 and under are FREE.
DIRTcar Member pit admission is $32, non-member pit admission is $36.
Reserved camping is available for $30 with general camping marked at $24. Camping in The Great Outdoors RV Campgrounds now includes a host of amenities including all-new shower and restroom facilities.
Tickets for Monday’s Heroes Remembered 100 are available online at www.weedsportspeedway.com.
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About Weedsport Speedway: Officially opened for the first time on July 24, 1955 – the Weedsport Speedway 3/8 mile dirt oval has produced a legendary list of drivers and champions including Will Cagle, Danny Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Alan Johnson, Jack Johnson, and Dave Lape to name a few. In 2018, Weedsport introduced the all-new Weedsport Kartway, just outside of the Speedway’s main pit area, to begin to foster the next generation of racers, crew members and race fans. Together, Weedsport Speedway and Kartway are excited to bring fans and followers a schedule of 15 racing events in 2019, hosting everything from Karts and Sprint Cars, to Late Models and Modifieds, Pro Stocks and Micro Sprints, even Flat Track Motorcycles. Couple the racing with state-of-the-art camping and track amenities, unmatched on-site television production capabilities, plus the ability for large scale concert productions and Weedsport is one of the marquee entertainment venues in the country.
Heroes Remembered 100 Schedule of Events
Monday, May 27
3PM PIT GATES OPEN
4PM GRANDSTANDS OPEN
5PM DRIVERS MEETINGS
5:10 CRSA SPRINT CAR ENGINE HEAT
5:25 CRSA SPRINTCAR HOTLAPS
5:35 SDS MODIFIED GROUP HOTLAPS
5:50 SPORTSMAN HOTLAPS
6PM SDS MODIFIED GROUP TIME TRIALS
6:15 OPENING CEREMONIES / ANTHEMS
– CRSA SPRINT CAR HEATS (8 LAPS)
– SDS MODIFIED HEATS (8 LAPS)
– SPORTSMAN HEATS (8 LAPS)
– CRSA B MAIN (8 LAPS)
– SDS MODIFIED LAST CHANCE QUALIFIERS (10 LAPS)
– SPORTSMAN LAST CHANCE QUALIFIERS (8 LAPS)
– INTERMISSION – SDS MODIFIED REDRAW (FRONT STRETCH)
– CRSA SPRINTCAR A-MAIN (20 LAPS)
– HEROES REMEMBERED 100 – SDS (100 LAPS)
– DIRTCAR SPORTSMAN FEATURE (25 LAPS)
**SCHEDULE COULD BE ADJUSTED DUE TO WEATHER**