WEEDSPORT, NY – The sights, sounds and smells of racing season will officially hit Weedsport Speedway on Sunday, May 5 for The Port’s annual test and tune session, beginning at 2 p.m.
The May 5 test and tune is available to all dirt track racing divisions, not just those competing during Weedsport’s 2019 calendar of events, as long as cars meet the minimum safety requirements.
Raceceiver radios will be recommended.
Pit and grandstand gates will open at noon on May 5 with grandstand admission free to spectators.
Pit admission will be set at $20 for the day.
The CNY Chevy Dealers Pavilion and concession stands will be open for the afternoon for fans to enjoy while watching cars in action as they get their first look at a few new adjustments made to the Speedway’s racing layout.
“We basically reshaped the flow of the track slightly,” said Weedsport Speedway promoter, Jimmy Phelps. “We took some time this off-season to reshape the entry of turns one and two, just to the apex of the corner. We also moved the barriers in a touch in corners one and four, just to open up the front stretch a little bit more. The overall goal was to make turns one and four wider, safer and a bit more prone to two wide racing. I think it is going to turn out well.”
The test and tune session will serve as a perfect setting to get settled back in and prepare for an exciting 2019 racing calendar that will get the green flag during the month of May.
Camping and tickets are currently available online at www.weedsportspeedway.com. Click on the “Tickets” tab at the top of the screen to learn more.
The Stirling Lubricants/Champion Racing Oil Modified Series will join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprints Cars on Sunday, May 19 for a fast-paced one-two punch to open the season in the A-Verdi Storage Containers Empire State Challenge. The mighty Modifieds will compete for a $3,000 top prize with a $500 358-Modified bonus on the line.
The Stirling Lubricants/Champion Racing Oil Modified Series will feature a total of six events in 2019, with a $2,000 prize going to the overall series champion following the September 2, Labor Day 100.
Former NASCAR star Kasey Kahne will join the World of Outlaws on May 19 at Weedsport for the tours only stop in the state of New York all season long.
For a full 2019 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.
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About Weedsport Speedway: 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. In 2018, Weedsport introduced the all-new Weedsport Kartway, just outside of the Speedway’s main pit area, to begin to foster the next generation of racers, crew members and race fans. Together, Weedsport Speedway and Kartway are excited to bring fans and followers a schedule of 15 racing events in 2019, hosting everything from Karts and Sprint Cars, to Late Models and Modifieds, Pro Stocks and Micro Sprints, even Flat Track Motorcycles. Couple the racing with state-of-the-art camping and track amenities, unmatched on-site television production capabilities, plus the ability for large scale concert productions and Weedsport is one of the marquee entertainment venues in the country.