WEEDSPORT, NY – Central New York race fans will be served a treat on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway as the ESS and URC will combine for the $5,000 to win Ultimate Wingless Shootout presented by Big Dog Country 103.5 FM, bringing the best 360 Sprint Car racers in the area together for a special non-wing event on the unique 3/8 mile.
A non-wing test session was held at Weedsport back in late April with racers Chuck and Kelly Hebing and Erik Karlsen taking laps. The sessions provided insight into the exciting action that fans will take in this weekend.
Couple the unique nature of the event, with the fact that Weedsport has yet to get a show in to this point due to Mother Nature, and Sunday should prove to be a fantastic night of racing.
“We’ve been looking forward to this race since it was announced,” said Weedsport Speedway promoter, Jimmy Phelps. “We look forward to it even more now that we haven’t seen a full night of racing to this point. Sunday will make for one of the most unique season opening events in Weedsport’s history. We’re thankful for the collaboration and work that the ESS and URC has put in, and we can’t wait to finally see a great field of non-wing sprinters at The Port.”
Local Modified standout Larry Wight tested recently at Fulton Speedway with his No. 99L non-wing sprinter is in anticipation of Sunday’s show.
Wight will join fellow Sprint Car competitors Chuck and Kelly Hebing, Karlsen, Coleman Gulick, Matt Billings, Dave Axton, Joey Biasi, Billy VanInwegen, Dan Douville, Mark Smith, Jimmy Stitzel, Chad Miller, Robbie Shuttlesworth, and more for the exciting program.
Another familiar name scheduled to be in action is former World of Outlaws Sprint Car Rookie of the Year, Lucas Wolfe.
Wolfe has already driven to four winged 410 sprint victories this season in the Mike Barshinger owned No. 24, taking wins at Lincoln Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, and two victories at Port Royal Speedway.
For Sunday’s non-wing event Wolfe will drive the Allebach Racing No. 5W, which most fans will recognize from his World of Outlaws days on the road.
In 360 sprint action Wolfe most recently finished sixth at Williams Grove Speedway with the No. 5W on June 2 with the URC, and earlier in the year picked up a Twin 20 victory at Utica-Rome Speedway on April 23 with the ESS.
“We’ve run about 12 non-wing shows over the years, all 410,” said Wolfe. “It has been about 10 years since we have done it.”
The Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series will join the Ultimate Wingless Shootout on Sunday.
Adult general admission is set at $25 on Sunday, student admission for ages 11-17 is $10, with kids 10 and under FREE.
Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. on Sunday with grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m. Qualifying will begin at 6:40 p.m. with opening ceremonies set for 7 p.m.
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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.