Sportsman Racing’s Best to Contend in Weedsport’s Sportsman Classic on July 2  

WEEDSPORT, NY – The 6th annual Weedsport Speedway Sportsman Classic, presented by Stirling Lubricants and Champion Racing Oil, will take place on Tuesday, July 2 with $2,500 on the line for the winner in a 75-lap DIRTcar Sportsman Central Region Series feature.

Racing will take the green flag at 7 p.m.

The crown jewel summer event will pit the very best in DIRTcar Sportsman action against each other in the biggest Sportsman race of the mid-season, with a huge fireworks display to end the night.

“This event has become a staple of our annual calendar,” said Weedsport Speedway promoter, Jimmy Phelps.  “We love being able to give the Sportsman top billing on a huge holiday event.  We hope everyone brings the entire family on Tuesday as we will have tons going on with a pre-race party, free kids admission, food specials and more, plus our always exciting fireworks.  The Sportsman combined with the RUSH Late Models and the NY6A Micros provide a packed racing card for only $15.”

With Central Region Sportsman Series features rained out at Fulton Speedway in April and Utica-Rome Speedway in June, Tuesday’s Sportsman Classic is set to be the second event on the Central calendar following Land of Legends Raceway on June 29.

Tuesday’s Classic will also mark the second Sportsman event of the season at Weedsport with Austin Susice, Jackson Gill, Kevin Root, AJ Miller and Alan Fink leading the local standings.

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 three Classic wins behind the wheel of his No. M1 machine, to go along with his 2015 and 2017 triumphs.

However, this year could feature a new-look event as former winners Marcuccilli and Ronnie Davis III have all moved onto Modified racing.

Included in Tuesday night’s schedule will be the RUSH Late Model Series as well as the NY6A 600cc Microsprints. The RUSH Late Model Series event will once again be featured on MAVTV.

Admission for the evening is just $15 for adults with kids 11-17 admitted for $5 and kids 10 and under, FREE.  Member pit admission is $25, with non-member admission set at $30.

Pit gates will open on Tuesday at 4 p.m. with grandstand gates swinging open at 5 p.m.  Tim Herron will greet fans through the gate at 5 p.m. with LIVE music.

Reserved and general camping is still available.

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Sportsman Classic Champions:
2014 – James Michael Friesen
2015 – Dave Marcuccilli
2016 – Ronnie Davis III
2017 – Dave Marcuccilli
2018 – Dave Marcuccilli

Sportsman Classic Top Five Finishers (2014-2018):
Dave Marcuccilli: 5
Steve Gray: 2
Rocky Warner: 2
James Michael Friesen
Eric Giguere
Todd Town
Mike Maresca
Ronnie Davis III
Cody McPherson
Kyle Inman
Kevin Root
Corey Barker
Kevin Ridley
Glenn Forward
Connor Cleveland
Matt Guererri
Zach Sobotka
Jackson Gill

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.