Big Block/Small Block Challenge to Feature Father’s Day Promotional Blockbuster; Half Price Tickets, VIP Suites

WEEDSPORT, NY – While mother nature has not been a fan of Weedsport Speedway so far in 2017, The Port is a fan of fathers and grandfathers as they will be greeted with half price admission tickets and VIP suites for Weedsport’s rescheduled Big Block/Small Block Challenge on Sunday, June 18.

This Father’s Day promotion will feature two separate VIP packages as well as general grandstand admission.

Twelve person VIP suites will be available for fathers, and their family, for just $600 featuring climate controlled seating high above the race track along with two cases of cold beverages including beer, soda, and water.

Ten person VIP suites will also be available, with the same accommodations for only $500.
Food can be made available for both packages at an additional cost.

There are a limited number of suites available. Contact (315) 834-3067 or email today to treat dad to the VIP experience at Weedsport Speedway.

Half price grandstand admission, $10, will also be available for fathers and grandfathers attending the races on June 18 as long as they are accompanied by their children or grandchildren.

Modified shoes expected in the pit area on June 18 include Erick Rudolph, Justin Haers, Billy Decker, Gary Tomkins, Max McLaughlin, Peter Britten, and more.

Qualifying heats for the Big Block/Small Block Challenge will be lined up by draw with top qualifiers in the heat races redrawing for feature starting position.

Modifieds competing with a DIRTcar legal Big Block and any NON DIRTcar legal Spec 358 engine must weight 2500lbs.

Those running a DIRTcar legal 358 (must run legal spec intake, exhaust, rev box, and carb) can weigh at 2400lbs.

Gasoline only will be permitted – no methanol.

Competitors must use the DIRTcar Hoosier 300 compound with the option for a 400 right rear compound.

Traditional northeast body rules only. No sail panels allowed.

Raceceiver radios mandatory.

Joining the Big Block/Small Block Challenge will be the opening round of the Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series, as the Sportsman racers begin their battle for the track championship.

Pit gates will open on Sunday at 3 p.m. with grandstand gates opening at 4 p.m.

Hot laps will get underway at 5:30 p.m. with opening ceremonies set for 6 p.m.

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Big Block/Small Block Challenge
Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series
Order of Events:
3 p.m. – Pits Open, Draw Opens for Modifieds and Sportsman
(Technical Inspection Begins/ALL Mods Must Pre-Tech and Declare Engine)
4 p.m. – Grandstands Open
5 p.m. – Driver’s Meeting
5:30 p.m. – Sportsman Timed Group Hot Laps
5:45 p.m. – Modified Hot Laps
6 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies
6:10 p.m. – Sportsman Heats
6:30 p.m. – Modified Heats
7:10 p.m. – Sportsman Consi(s)
7:30 p.m. – Intermission (Modified Re-Draw Front Stretch/Track Prep)
7:50 p.m. – Sportsman Feature 25-Laps – $1,000 to Win
8:15 p.m. – Modified Driver Intros
8:25 p.m. – Big Block/Small Block Challenge 50-Laps – $3,000 to Win
Victory Hill/Closing Ceremonies

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.