WEEDSPORT, NY – The 5th annual Sportsman Classic, presented by Industrial Tire of CNY, will continue Weedsport Speedway’s schedule of events this Monday, July 3 with green flag racing set for 7 p.m.
Initially slated for a 6 p.m. start, officials have decided to bump the program back one hour to allow more time for fans to make their way to the speedway.
Pit gates will now open at 4 p.m. on July 3 with grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps will begin at 6 p.m. with opening ceremonies set for 6:45 p.m.
The 75-lap, $2,500 to win crown jewel, has become a staple event for Sportsman racers throughout the region, as the Classic will mark the second event of the Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series for 2017.
A star studded field attended last year’s Classic event with Ronnie Davis III charging to the wild win over Cody McPherson, Kyle Inman, Dave Marcuccilli, and Kevin Root.
This year all the heavy hitters are once again expected including Davis, Marcuccilli, Kevin and Todd Root, Rocky Warner, Jeremy Pitcher, Kevin Ridley, and more.
Defending winner Davis is primed and ready to repeat as Classic champion.
“The goal in the Classic is usually to preserve the car and go the distance,” said Davis. “I try to keep a good pace at least until halfway without burning up the tires and making any mistakes. Then we hope to be in a good position towards the end of the race to really push the car and shoot for the win. I am very confident in defending the Classic title this year.”
Included in the night’s schedule will be the TUSA Mod Lites and the NY6A 600cc Micro Sprints.
A huge fireworks display will cap off the Independence Day Weekend for fans in attendance.
Best of all admission for the evening is just $20 a car load, so be sure to bring the entire family.
Single adult general admission is $15, kids 11-17 is $5, with kids 10 and under FREE.
Industrial Tire of CNY is a family-owned and operated company funded by Dennis Beaudette over a decade ago, and will continue to be in the family name for another generation with Dennis’ two sons, DJ and Marty following in their father’s footsteps.
With 24/7 road service, Industrial Tire of CNY can help with many of your tire needs including rim reconditioning, mounting/dismounting, foam filling, bead repairs, agricultural tire repairs, and more.
Call Industrial Tire of CNY today to schedule an appointment or to learn more at (315) 399-5335.
Be sure to also visit online at www.industrialtirecny.com.
For a full 2017 schedule, Sportsman Classic details, and more 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.
5th annual Sportsman Classic 75 presented by Industrial Tire of CNY
Schedule of Events
Monday, July 3
4pm – Pit Gates Open/Sportsman Classic Draw and Registration/Tech Opens
5pm – Grandstands Open
5:45pm – Sportsman Driver’s Meeting/Draw Closes
6:05pm – Sportsman Classic Timed Group Hot Laps (Driver must time in group)
6:20pm – 600CC Micro Sprint Hot Laps
6:30pm – TUSA Mod Lite Hot Laps
6:45pm – Opening Ceremonies
7pm – Sportsman Classic Heats 1-3 (8-laps)
7:20pm – 600CC Micro Sprint Heats
7:30pm – Sportsman Classic Heats 4-6 (8-laps)
7:50pm – TUSA Mod Lite Heats
8:00pm – Sportsman Classic B-Mains (10-laps)
8:20pm – 600CC Micro Sprint A-Main (20-laps)
8:35pm – TUSA Mod Lite A-Main (20-laps)
8:55pm – Sportsman Non-Qualifiers Race (15-laps, $300 to win or 31st starting spot)
9:10pm – Intermission/Redraw
9:20pm – Fireworks
9:35pm – Sportsman Classic 75 presented by Industrial Tire of CNY
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.