Weedsport Speedway’s Sportsman Shootout Series Featured on Spectrum Sports ‘Speedway Showcase’

WEEDSPORT, NY – In another exciting announcement for Weedsport Speedway’s Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series drivers, select series events will now air on ‘Speedway Showcase’ as a part of Spectrum Sports.

Hosted by veteran Central New York broadcast talents Doug Elkins, Rich Vleck, and Paul Szmal; ‘Speedway Showcase’ is a product of years of experience in broadcasting dirt track racing and they are excited to bring four Weedsport Speedway events to racing homes in 2017 in association with Weedsport Productions.

“This is an exciting time for Weedsport, its teams, as well as all area Spectrum customers,” declared Rich Vleck, the lead editor and color commentator for ‘Speedway Showcase’. “Weedsport is second-to-none and to be able to showcase the great racing that goes on there to millions of homes across Upstate New York will only add to its impressive reputation.”

Weedsport Speedway’s one hour broadcasts on ‘Speedway Showcase’ will begin on June 15 at 11:00 a.m. with Sportsman coverage from the May 21 Empire State Challenge.

On June 29 ‘Speedway Showcase’ will feature a special 90-minute program featuring the Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series as well as the Big Block/Small Block Challenge.




The Sportsman event from Big Block Monday presented by Big Dog Country 103.5FM will air on July 30 with the prestigious Sportsman Classic presented by Industrial Tire of CNY airing on August 27.

All broadcast air times are currently set for 11:00 a.m. Air dates and times are subject to change.

“We are happy to partner with Rich Vleck and everyone from ‘Speedway Showcase’ this season,” said Weedsport Speedway promoter, Jimmy Phelps. “This just goes to further solidify our commitment to the Sportsman division and also our commitment to providing high quality coverage of dirt track racing through Weedsport Productions and our many partners.”

Weedsport Speedway’s 2017 season opens on Sunday, May 21 with the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Empire State Challenge as well as the Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series and the Senior Services Insurance Agency Sportsman Premium Dash.

Action returns on Monday, May 22 with Big Block Monday presented by Big Dog County 103.5FM featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds and the Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series.

Racing begins each night at 7 p.m. Tickets are available on www.weedsportspeedway.com.

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.

For more information on ‘Speedway Showcase’ visit online at www.speedwayshowcase.com.
Events to be Taped for Speedway Showcase:

May 21: Empire State Challenge – Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series (Airdate: June 15)

May 22: ‘Big Block Monday’ presented by Big Dog Country 103.5 FM – Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series (Airdate: July 30)

June 4: Big Block/Small Block Challenge – Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series (Airdate: June 29)

July 3: Sportsman Classic presented by Industrial Tire of CNY (Airdate: August 27)

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.