Weedsport’s Big Block/Small Block Challenge Added to SPEED SPORT, MAVTV Television Lineup

WEEDSPORT, NY – With the postponement of the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Monday main event last week, Weedsport Speedway officials are happy to announce that the upcoming Big Block/Small Block Challenge on June 4, now presented by Big Dog Country 103.5 FM, will be broadcast nationally on Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV.
The Big Block/Small Block Challenge 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.

“We are appreciative of the team at SPEED SPORT and MAVTV to work with us and include the Big Block/Small Block Challenge in the television lineup for this season,” said Weedsport Speedway promoter, Jimmy Phelps. “It is unfortunate we had to postpone the Super DIRTcar Series event last week, but we are confident that the top names in Big Block and 358 Modified racing will be at The Port on June 4, especially now that we can provide them with national TV coverage.”

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.
The Big Block/Small Block Challenge will be joined by the Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series on June 4.
The Sportsman portion of the program will also be filmed for air on the Speedway Showcase airing on Spectrum Sports.
Tickets for the Big Block/Small Block Challenge can be purchased online at www.showclix.com. Grandstands will open on June 4 at 4 p.m. with racing set for 6 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 SPEED SPORT on MAVTV:
June 4: Big Block/Small Block Challenge presented by Big Dog Country 103.5 FM
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.