RUSH Dirt Late Models Join Sportsman Classic at Weedsport Speedway on July 3; Event to Air on MAVTV’s SPEED SPORT

WEEDSPORT, NY – The RUSH Dirt Late Model Series will take on Weedsport Speedway for the first time on Tuesday, July 3 as a part of the 5th annual Sportsman Classic, presented by Industrial Tire of CNY and powered by Stirling Lubricants.

The RUSH Dirt Late Model main event will also be broadcast on MAVTV’s SPEED SPORT later this summer and pays $2,000 to win.

“We’re excited to have the RUSH Dirt Late Models as a part of our Sportsman Classic program,” said Weedsport Speedway promoter, Jimmy Phelps. “The series provides fantastic action and it will fit perfectly alongside our DIRTcar Sportsman and the NY6A Microsprints. Join that with the opportunity to put the Late Models on national TV through Weedsport Productions and it is shaping up to be a great day on July 3.”

Weedsport’s RUSH Dirt Late Model event is one of 19 events across Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Over 90 drivers have attempted to qualify for a RUSH Dirt Late Model event this season with Jeremy Wonderling, Jason Genco, Brady Wonderling, Jason Knowles and Adam Ferri currently leading the season’s touring standings.

The tour most recently made a stop at Tr-City Speedway in Franklin, PA with Brady Wonderling capturing he checkered flag over Genco, Jeremy Wonderling, JJ Mazur and Ferri.

RUSH sanctions local speedways such as Fulton, Genesee and Outlaw Speedways which could set-up one fantastic field of late model competitors at Weedsport on July 3.
An all-new alphabet soup format for the Sportsman Classic 75 will add a bit of intrigue to the overall event.

The best in Sportsman racing have been coming to Weedsport on the Fourth of July holiday in search of a Classic victory since 2014, when James Michael Friesen became the first driver to win the 75-lap crown jewel.

Friesen topped Sportsman superstars Rocky Warner and Dave Marcuccilli for the win that year, with the Classic becoming an instant hit.

Since then, the Sportsman Classic has become a must-see event for dirt track fans.
Last year Dave Marcuccilli once again rose to the top, becoming the first driver to score a Classic win twice behind the wheel of his No. M1 machine, to go along with his 2015 triumph.

This year Kevin Ridley, Marcuccilli and Connor Cleveland have won Sportsman events at Weedsport with Marcuccilli, Kevin Root and Matt Guererri leading the current Spano Container Sportsman Shootout Series standings at The Port.

Included in the night’s schedule will also be the NY6A 600cc Microsprints. A huge fireworks display will cap off the Independence Day holiday for fans in attendance.

Best of all admission for the evening is just $20 a car load, so be sure to bring the entire family. Single adult general admission is $15, kids 11-17 is $5, with kids 10 and under FREE.

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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 and the USAC National Sprint Cars, 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.