Monday, 27 March 2017
    Hometown: Phoenix, N.Y.
Born: October 21, 1992
Team: LJL Racing
Entry: No. 99L Gypsum Express,Ltd./Bicknell
Owners: John & Laura Wight

2012 Season Review: Wight scored one top-ten finish out of four starts for the 2012 Super DIRTcar Series season, earning his best finish, sixth, at the season opener in April at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. He also competed in series events when the Super DIRTcar Series stopped at Mohawk International Raceway in September and the Orange County Fairs Speedway in October. He placed 39th in the famed VP Small Engine Fuels 200 during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLI at the New York State Fairgrounds after a suspension issue took him out of the race in lap 74.

2012 Super DIRTcar Series Stats:

Rank No. Driver Total Series Bonus Diff.   Wins Top 5 Top 10 Starts
91st 99L Larry Wight 256 256 0 -2183   0 0 1 4

Series History: On the verge of completing his freshman year of high school, Wight’s initial tour outing was highlighted by an 8th-place finish in the 2008 Series opener at Virginia Motor Speedway in May. A more than memorable rookie season ended with 23 series starts and being recognized as the Motorsports Safety Systems/G-Force Big-Block Modified Rookie of the Year.

DIRTcar Racing Record: The north country upstart began his DIRTcar Racing career at the tender age of 14, contending in the Sportsman ranks before emerging as the 2007 Motorsports Safety Systems/G-Force Rookie of the Year. On his way to placing 8th in overall Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman points (1 top-5, 4 top-10 finishes), he competed regularly at Can-Am (15th pts/3 top-5), Fulton (19th pts/2 top-5), Thunder Alley (16th pts/2 top-5). His rookie Big-Block campaign kicked off in February with the 2008 Florida DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park where he finished 11th in points, and before turning 16 in October he had scored his first Modified feature win and finished 14th in Big-Block Series points. Declared the 358-Mod points champ at Can-Am in ’08, that same season he became the first driver to win main events in Big-Block, 358-Modified and Sportsman divisions in the same year, as well as earn DIRTcar Northeast rookie of the year laurels in both Big-Block and Small-Block classes.

Fun Facts: Larry started his career in 1999 with microd, slingshot and kart racing topping the list, racking up nearly 80 feature wins while collecting the Syracuse Microd Track Championship (2000-01) and Can Am Kart title (2003-04) along the way. The LJL Racing team consisting of Larry and his parents John & Laura also own Brewerton Speedway and Fulton Speedway in Central New York. The Wights, also former owners of Can-Am Motorsports Park from 2001-03, became the newest landlord of both Brewerton and Fulton in 2009.

 

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