WEEDSPORT, NY – Weedsport Speedway’s 2019 racing season will now officially open on Monday, May 27 with the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds and the $7,500 to win Heroes Remembered 100.
Wet weather early this season has canceled two Super DIRTcar Series events as well as Weedsport’s opening Empire State Challenge, making Monday’s Memorial Day special an even bigger date on the calendar with race fans, drivers and teams thirsty for action.
“It’s been a tough spring for everyone,” said Weedsport Speedway Promoter, Jimmy Phelps. “But we’re looking forward to turning it around on Memorial Day with one of the biggest events of the season. The Big Blocks, Sportsman and CRSA Sprints are sure to provide our fans with a much-needed boost as we honor our service men and women on a special day.”
The cars and stars of the Super DIRTcar Series are sure to provide a flurry of excitement with top series contenders 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 all expected.
The local flavor of Dave Marcuccilli, Chris Hile, Andrew Ferguson and the return of ‘Mad Max’ McLaughlin will add even more intrigue to the night’s action.
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**