Weedsport Events to be Broadcast Nationally on SPEED SPORT, MAVTV

WEEDSPORT, NY – Weedsport Speedway and Weedsport Productions officials are proud to announce that a total of six events from The Port will be taped for broadcast nationally on Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT and MAVTV beginning with the May 22 running of ‘Big Block Monday’ presented by Big Dog Country 103.5 FM for the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds.

‘Big Block Monday’ will kick-off a full schedule of event coverage which will include the ESS/URC Wingless Sprint Car Shootout on June 25, the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Hall of Fame 100 on July 11, the WACK 1420 AM ESS Sprint Car Legends Reunion fueled by Pit Stop Convenience Stores on August 13, as well as both legs of the Labor Day Double Play on September 4 featuring the ESS Sprint Cars and the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds.

All six events will be shot, edited, and post produced in their entirety by the Weedsport Productions team in Central New York.

“Bringing northeast Modified and Sprint Car racing to a larger audience has always been one of our goals at Weedsport Speedway,” said Weedsport Speedway promoter, Jimmy Phelps.  “We are honored to have built a fantastic partnership with SPEED SPORT and MAVTV and are excited to bring our Weedsport Productions team into the mix to produce these shows.”

SPEED SPORT CEO Andy Joe Tripp is looking forward to working with the Weedsport Productions team.

“SPEED SPORT is proud to expand our relationship with Weedsport Speedway and Weedsport Productions for 2017,” said Tripp.  “This year, as part of our Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT series on MAVTV, we will be delivering 6 exciting events to a prime-time national television audience.  The races we showcased from the venue in 2016 were some of the most competitive we saw all year, and as a result we simply wanted more. Weedsport Speedway has certainly positioned itself as one of the country’s premier racing facilities and ideally suited for our mission of showcasing the very best of what American grass-roots racing has to offer.”

The voice of northeast Modified racing, Shane Andrews, will host the one hour broadcasts on SPEED SPORT and MAVTV with former pit reporter Dan Kapuscinski making the move to the broadcast booth to serve as the color commentator alongside Andrews.

Long-time northeast announcer Rich Vleck will move to pit lane full-time for Weedsport coverage.

Air dates for all six programs will be announced as they become available.

Promotional opportunities are available within each of the Weedsport Speedway broadcasts in 2017.  Those interested in a deck of opportunities are asked to please call (315) 834-3067 or e-mail Tana Robinson at tana@weedsportspeedway.com.

Weedsport’s ‘Big Block Monday’ on May 22 is just half of a back-to-back opener.

The opening double header will begin with the ‘Empire State Challenge’ on Sunday, May 21 featuring the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the Sportsman Shootout Series.

The event will mark the first stop of the season for the Outlaws to New York State.

Racing will continue on Monday, May 22 with ‘Big Block Monday’ presented by Big Dog Country 103.5 FM featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds and the Sportsman Shootout Series.

Racing will take the green flag each night at 7 p.m.

For a full 2017 schedule and Weedsport Speedway information be sure to visit online at www.weedsportspeedway.com.  Fans can also FOLLOW on Twitter @WeedsportSpdwy and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/weedsportspeedway.

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Events to be Taped for Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV:
May 22: ‘Big Block Monday’ presented by Big Dog Country 103.5 FM for the Super DIRTcar Series Big Blocks

June 25: ESS/URC Wingless Sprint Car Shootout

July 11: Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Hall of Fame 100

August 13: WACK 1420 AM ESS Legends Reunion fueled by Pit Stop Convenience Stores

September 4: Labor Day Double Play ESS Sprint Cars

September 4: Labor Day Double Play ESS Sprint Cars

About Weedsport Speedway: Purchased in 2013 by Al Heinke, Weedsport Speedway has returned to a real racers track, providing a complete venue for racers, their families and friends, and for the fans looking for motorsports entertainment.  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.  Today the facility welcomes the best of the best in dirt short track racing from the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series to the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds along with the DIRTcar 358-Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and more.  While racing entertainment is the focal point, Weedsport Speedway has gone the extra mile in welcoming Weedsport Productions, which brings the facility full circle with a dedicated digital entertainment team for web, television, and on site screen usage.