Kevin Ridley Declared Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series Champion at Weedsport Speedway

WEEDSPORT, NY – A yearlong battle with mother nature and Dave Marcuccilli could not slow down Kevin Ridley in 2017, as the driver of the No. 20X Sportsman machine has been declared this year’s Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series Champion at Weedsport Speedway.

With one victory on the season and four top five finishes in four events in 2017, Ridley narrowly edged Marcuccilli for the series championship, worth a hefty $2,000.

Winning the first event of the season in June, Ridley remained quick and consistent through the remainder of this year’s campaign to keep pace ahead of Marcuccilli, who once again won the Industrial Tire of CNY Sportsman Classic in his No. M1.

Marcuccilli also scored top five finishes in all four event this season, but was unable to move ahead of Ridley in the final standings.

Unfortunately, season ending rainouts on October 4 and October 15 would negate the potential for a title fight in the waning weeks of the season.

Young up and comer Tyler Trump finished third in the series standings ahead of Rocky Warner and Kevin Root in the top five spots.

Corey Barker, Taylor Caprara, Nick Guererri, Glenn Forward, and Ronnie Davis III finished the top ten runners in the series, with each earning point fund monies.

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The final event of the season at Weedsport Speedway will be the 5th annual Racer’s Swap Meet on Saturday, October 28. Vendors are encouraged to bring candy for trick or treaters.

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Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series Standings – FINAL

1. Kevin Ridley* – 230 ($2,000)
2. Dave Marcuccilli* – 228
3. Tyler Trump – 198
4. Rocky Warner** – 187
5. Kevin Root – 178
6. Corey Barker – 169
7. Taylor Caprara – 158
8. Nick Guererri – 155
9. Glenn Forward – 152
10. Ronnie Davis III – 152

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.