Big Dog Country 103.5 to present Super DIRTcar Series ‘Big Block Monday’ at Weedsport Speedway on May 22

WEEDSPORT, NY – Weedsport Speedway’s ‘Big Block Monday’ featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds and the Sportsman Shootout Series just got a bit bigger, with the announcement of Big Dog Country 103.5 FM signing on to present the evening’s action.

Serving the Rochester Metro area and surrounding counties, Big Dog Country 103.5 FM specializes in the exciting sounds of today’s country while including the best of country gold.

With a mix of superstars like Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, and Alan Jackson along with today’s hottest stars in Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, and Jason Aldeen – Big Dog Country 103.5 FM programming is music intensive and designed to relate to and attract today’s country listeners.

While country music is the focal point, Big Dog Country 103.5 FM is Rochester’s exclusive home of NASCAR Monster Energy Cup and Xfinity Series racing.

“Big Dog Country is a great supporter of auto racing both at the local and national level,” said Weedsport Speedway promoter, Jimmy Phelps. “We’re happy to have them on board not only for ‘Big Block Monday,’ but also as a media and promotional partner for the entire 2017 season.”

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‘Big Block Monday’ presented by Big Dog Country 103.5 FM will be the third event of the season for the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds, featuring the best drivers and teams in the sport.

A total of 16 Super DIRTcar Series competitors have signed on as platinum drivers, following the entire series, and they will join the best in New York State Modified racing at Weedsport on May 22 for a heart stopping 100-lapper.

The Super DIRTcar Series tour will be led by defending series champion Matt Sheppard, who has collected 17 career Weedsport Modified wins including last year’s Super DIRTcar Series Labor Day 100.

Hot on his heels will be last year’s championship combatants Stewart Friesen, Tim Fuller, Billy Decker, Larry Wight, Brett Hearn, Jimmy Phelps, Danny Johnson, and Pat Ward.

Other tour regulars Peter Britten, Keith Flach, Mike Mahaney, ‘Mad Max’ McLaughlin, and Rich Scagliotta will be joined by rookie series contenders Mike Maresca and Brandon Walters.

Couple the tour followers with the likes of Weedsport winners Gary Tomkins, Erick Rudolph, Alan Johnson, Justin Haers plus more – and ‘Big Block Monday’ is shaping into a can’t miss event to cap an amazing two consecutive days of action with Sportsman Shootout series contests taking place each night.

The opening double header at Weedsport 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.

Racing will take the green flag each night at 7 p.m. with tickets currently on sale at through the ShowClix application on the right hand side of the homepage.

Those interested in marketing opportunities or VIP hospitality suites for the 2017 season are encouraged to reach out to Tana Robinson at (315) 834-3067 or

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

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.