Heroes Remembered 100
Weedsport Speedway -- Weedsport, NY
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Event Info
Weedsport Speedway
Sunday
30
May

Winner: Mat Williamson
2nd: Billy Decker
3rd: Stewart Friesen
Heroes Remembered 100
May 30, 2021
Weedsport Speedway
1 Speedway Drive
Weedsport, NY 13166 

 https://www.weedsportspeedway.com/

Watch on DIRTVision
 https://www.dirtvision.tv/super-dirtcar-series/season:2021/videos/heroes-remembered-100-weedsport-speedway

Series
Super DIRTcar Series

To Win Amount
$7,500.00

To Win Amount
$7,500.00

Type of Grandstand
bleacher

Stadium Seating
Seat cushions are permitted. Please note, the top five rows of each section have individually numbered, contoured resin seats and can not accommodate portable stadium seats with back support.

Handicapped Seating
Row A of most sections

Handicapped Parking
Near Grand Entrance

Pit Age Limit
None. Parent or Guardian must complete minor waiver form.

Pit Gate Location
Towpath Road Weedsport NY 13166

Personal Coolers
Yes, small 6″ x 6″ x 12″, personal, soft sided cooler that holds no more than 6 cans. No alcohol. No glass. Must be in original sealed containers.

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Ticket Window, Office, Pit Gate, Concessions

Alcohol Sales
Beer and Wine can be purchased by spectators over the legal age of 21. No outside alcohol permitted.

Smoking Policy
No smoking in grandstands. Smoking is permitted in designated areas.

Family Section
Section 8 – no smoking, no alcohol, no foul language.

Parking Cost
Free parking except concerts.

Camping Availability
onsite, non-electric, electric hookup, showers, sanitary facility, waste services

Camping Cost
Determined by event see website for specific details

Closest Airport
Whitford Airport

Other Airport
Syracuse Hancock International

Race Recap: HERO’S JOURNEY: Williamson makes impressive charge to win at Weedsport

WEEDSPORT, NY – Mat Williamson surprised himself Sunday night by turning his Super DIRTcar Series season around with a win at a track he’s traditionally struggled at.

The reigning champion earned his first Super DIRTcar Series win of 2021 at Weedsport Speedway after passing Billy Decker with 15 laps left to win the Heroes Remembered 100. With a last-lap pass on Justin Haers, Stewart Friesen took third place.  

Williamson, from St. Catharines, ON, hasn’t hidden from his recent struggles on the tour after notching only one top five in the first four points races of the season. 

“We’ve been disappointed with our start,” Williamson noted. “I haven’t had a good year. We struggled in Florida and then had a big win in Pennsylvania. We had passed Stewie [Friesen] and we felt like we were on top. He sets the bar very high. Then we came back up north and got our rear ends handed to us.”

Like the 2021 season, Weedsport has not been particularly kind to Williamson and the Buzz Chew Racing team. 

“We’ve had success here in the 358,” Williamson said. “We’ve had some top threes and top fives. But we always struggle here. When we run third in a Series race it’s because we started on the pole and that’s not good.”

But tonight, Williamson reminded himself why he is among the elite drivers in the Super DIRTcar Series.

“Tonight we passed Stew [Friesen], Matt [Sheppard], Billy [Decker] and Jimmy [Phelps]. Those are four very good cars so we’ll take that any day of the week,” he said.

Williamson was on a mission throughout the 100-lap Feature in his #88 machine, battling tooth and nail for both position and to get through lapped traffic.

The first 83 laps of the Feature went caution-free. During that time, outside pole-sitter Billy Decker took the lead from Jimmy Phelps and proceeded to lap the field up to 10th position, leaving Williamson, Friesen, Phelps and Haers just trying to keep him in view. 

Decker outdueled Phelps in the opening laps running side-by-side. Then it was all lapped traffic for 60 straight laps. Few could navigate the pack like “The Franklyn Flyer.”

“It was a lot of fun,” said Billy Decker, driver of the #91 Gypsum Racing Big Block. “It looked like it was going to be a one-groove race track but it was wide, racy, and fun. I hope the fans enjoyed it. We’ll take second and go on to The Valley.” 

“Money Mat” Williamson benefited from having a different setup than Decker to claim the $7,500 check.

“We were very tight,” Williamson said. “I couldn’t roll the bottom. Billy [Decker] was a little bit freer than us and he could roll the bottom. But that’s kind of what won us the race. In clean air, I had to be really good. In traffic, I had to be smart about where I was going to go.”

Decker knew when the late-race caution flew that he was in the sights of some hungry, talented drivers. If the race had gone 100 laps without a caution, the #91 may have won by more than half a track length. 

Unfortunately for Decker, the Lap 83 caution was the last thing he needed. 

“The times picked up after that restart,” Decker noted. “We picked up three-tenths of a second but Williamson picked up a full second. It was a little strange there but we had a great race car nonetheless.”

An exciting last-lap pass awarded driver Stewart Friesen, from Sprakers, NY, third place. The #44 found its way to the top lane early on but more out of necessity than design. 

“We were halfway decent but we just missed it a little for the Feature,” Friesen said. “We were fast out of the box tonight but we made some changes and I don’t think we went in the right direction. We’ll put that in the notebook for next time. We were lucky to get that last caution which scuffed the tires up a little bit to get the seal out of them and get rolling on the top. We salvaged a third.”

Friesen started fourth and was in constant battles with the rest of the top five. However, he could not get the Halmar Racing Big Block Modified to hold the bottom to put pressure on the top two. 

“We weren’t able to roll the middle like Decker and Williamson,” Friesen said. “When I went down there I would just skate and slide. I didn’t plan to run the top because I overheat the tires and the seal over and I dropped back. Which is what happened. I had to live and die by the top.”

The early going showed Friesen fading a little after getting around Matt Sheppard for third but he never fell completely out of reach. 

“It was awesome to be back here at Weedsport with fans in the stands,” Friesen said. “It’s a great event for the speedway and we’re happy to be New York racing. 

Justin Haers, in the #3 Big Block Modified, had an epic battle with Friesen in the closing stages while racing on a flat left front tire. 

“I noticed my left front was flat with about 30 laps to go and that was not a good feeling,” Haers said. “It was my fault. I got too low and clipped the jersey barrier with the left front.”

Haers was a threat to win but with a flat left front, it was all he could do to hold off the #44 and did so until the final lap. 

“Before the flat, I thought I was coming back to Mat [Williamson] in second,” he said. “I could have raced with the top three. Who knows if I had been on the outside for the last restart maybe I would have been in contention at the end. We’ll take fourth.”

Friesen nearly knocked the walls down trying to find a way around Haers.

“I knew Friesen was back there,” Haers said. “I figured he was trying to set me up. Going down the backstretch I had the wheel turned all the way to the left and I had to be really careful to not drive in too hard or not hard enough. The car would either shoot left and spin me out or shimmy right up the race track. It was doing a lot of weird stuff. Every single guy in the pits has driven with a left-front flat. They know what it’s like.” 

Mike Mahaney had a mix of good and bad fortune. First, he placed second in his Heat Race and made the top 12 redraw. Then he drew 12th, which comes with a free Hoosier Racing Tire. From there the #35 Adirondack Auto Big Block was on the move and possibly even coming for the leaders late in the race when a battery cable failed while pacing under caution and forced him to settle for a 23rd place finish.

Matt Sheppard was the Billy Whittacker Cars Fast-Time Award winner after clocking the fastest lap out of 43 Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds at Weedsport. He ended the night seventh. 

Next up: Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, NY for the $13,500-to-win Mr. DIRT Track 100 on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31.

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Feature (100 Laps)

  1. 88W-Mat Williamson [5][$7,500]; 2. 91D-Billy Decker [2][$4,000]; 3. 44F-Stewart Friesen [4][$2,500]; 4. 3H-Justin Haers [6][$1,800]; 5. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [1][$1,600]; 6. 99L-Larry Wight [10][$1,400]; 7. 9S-Matt Sheppard [3][$1,300]; 8. 32CC-Max Mclaughlin [7][$1,200]; 9. 25R-Erick Rudolph [16][$1,100]; 10. 21A-Peter Britten [11][$1,000]; 11. 111D-Demetrios Drellos [14][$800]; 12. 5H-Chris Hile [9][$700]; 13. 27J-Danny Johnson [19][$600]; 14. 2L-Jack Lehner [21][$575]; 15. 32R-Ronnie Davis [15][$550]; 16. 42P-Pat Ward [18][$525]; 17. X-Chad Phelps [23][$500]; 18. 28M-Jordan Mcreadie [25][$500]; 19. 83X-Tim Sears [8][$500]; 20. 33J-Robbie Johnston [17][$500]; 21. 4R-Kevin Root [27][$]; 22. 22W-Brandon Walters [28][$]; 23. 35M-Mike Mahaney [12][$500]; 24. 15R-Todd Root [13][$500]; 25. 84T-Gary Tomkins [22][$500]; 26. 17D-Marcus Dinkins [26][$500]; 27. 20T-Tyler Trump [24][$500]; 28. 19F-Tim Fuller [20][$500]
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Race Results: Weedsport Speedway 5/30/21

Mat Williamson came on strong late in the race to pass leader Billy Decker on a restart to win the Heroes Remembered 100 at Weedsport Speedway. It is Williamson’s first Series win of 2021.

Feature (100 Laps)
1. 88W-Mat Williamson [5][$7,500]; 2. 91D-Billy Decker [2][$4,000]; 3. 44F-Stewart Friesen [4][$2,500]; 4. 3H-Justin Haers [6][$1,800]; 5. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [1][$1,600]; 6. 99L-Larry Wight [10][$1,400]; 7. 9S-Matt Sheppard [3][$1,300]; 8. 32CC-Max Mclaughlin [7][$1,200]; 9. 25R-Erick Rudolph [16][$1,100]; 10. 21A-Peter Britten [11][$1,000]; 11. 111D-Demetrios Drellos [14][$800]; 12. 5H-Chris Hile [9][$700]; 13. 27J-Danny Johnson [19][$600]; 14. 2L-Jack Lehner [21][$575]; 15. 32R-Ronnie Davis [15][$550]; 16. 42P-Pat Ward [18][$525]; 17. X-Chad Phelps [23][$500]; 18. 28M-Jordan Mcreadie [25][$500]; 19. 83X-Tim Sears [8][$500]; 20. 33J-Robbie Johnston [17][$500]; 21. 4R-Kevin Root [27][$]; 22. 22W-Brandon Walters [28][$]; 23. 35M-Mike Mahaney [12][$500]; 24. 15R-Todd Root [13][$500]; 25. 84T-Gary Tomkins [22][$500]; 26. 17D-Marcus Dinkins [26][$500]; 27. 20T-Tyler Trump [24][$500]; 28. 19F-Tim Fuller [20][$500]

Hard Charger Award: 25R-Erick Rudolph[+7]

Qualifying Flight-A
1. 21A-Peter Britten, 16.812; 2. 88W-Mat Williamson, 16.845; 3. 83X-Tim Sears, 16.885; 4. 15R-Todd Root, 16.947; 5. 33J-Robbie Johnston, 17.128; 6. 2L-Jack Lehner, 17.13; 7. 215p-Adam Pierson, 17.171; 8. 7MM-Michael Maresca, 17.452; 9. 1T-Tyler Dippel, 17.526; 10. 22W-Brandon Walters, 17.729; 11. 14M-CG Morey, 17.858

Qualifying Flight-B
1. 9S-Matt Sheppard, 16.726; 2. 91D-Billy Decker, 16.865; 3. 99L-Larry Wight, 16.865; 4. 111D-Demetrios Drellos, 16.916; 5. 42P-Pat Ward, 17.003; 6. 1JG-Jackson Gill, 17.174; 7. M1-Dave Marcuccilli, 17.176; 8. 36B-Ben Bushaw, 17.201; 9. X-Chad Phelps, 17.49; 10. 01C-Bob Henry, 17.632; 11. 22D-Jeff Dougherty, 18.319

Qualifying Flight-C
1. 35M-Mike Mahaney, 16.746; 2. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 16.903; 3. 3H-Justin Haers, 16.937; 4. 32R-Ronnie Davis, 17.208; 5. 48T-Dave Rauscher, 17.307; 6. 27J-Danny Johnson, 17.421; 7. 20T-Tyler Trump, 17.465; 8. 43F-Keith Flach, 17.505; 9. 28M-Jordan McCreadie, 17.529; 10. 88D-Olden Dwyer, 17.839; 11. 17D-Marcus Dinkins, 17.93

Qualifying Flight-D
1. 44F-Stewart Friesen, 16.935; 2. 32CC-Max Mclaughlin, 17.033; 3. 5H-Chris Hile, 17.155; 4. 19F-Tim Fuller, 17.164; 5. 84T-Gary Tomkins, 17.174; 6. 98W-Rocky Warner, 17.181; 7. 25R-Erick Rudolph, 17.268; 8. 4R-Kevin Root, 17.28; 9. 23C-Kyle Coffey, 17.415; 10. 3B-Chad Brachmann, 17.423; 11. 27JR-Daniel Johnson, 17.906

Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 21A-Peter Britten [1]; 2. 88W-Mat Williamson [2]; 3. 83X-Tim Sears [3]; 4. 15R-Todd Root [4]; 5. 33J-Robbie Johnston [5]; 6. 2L-Jack Lehner [6]; 7. 215p-Adam Pierson [7]; 8. 1T-Tyler Dippel [9]; 9. 22W-Brandon Walters [10]; 10. 14M-CG Morey [11]; 11. 7MM-Michael Maresca [8]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 91D-Billy Decker [2]; 2. 9S-Matt Sheppard [1]; 3. 99L-Larry Wight [3]; 4. 111D-Demetrios Drellos [4]; 5. 42P-Pat Ward [5]; 6. X-Chad Phelps [9]; 7. 1JG-Jackson Gill [6]; 8. 36B-Ben Bushaw [8]; 9. M1-Dave Marcuccilli [7]; 10. 22D-Jeff Dougherty [11]; 11. 01C-Bob Henry [10]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [2]; 2. 35M-Mike Mahaney [1]; 3. 3H-Justin Haers [3]; 4. 32R-Ronnie Davis [4]; 5. 27J-Danny Johnson [6]; 6. 20T-Tyler Trump [7]; 7. 48T-Dave Rauscher [5]; 8. 43F-Keith Flach [8]; 9. 28M-Jordan McCreadie [9]; 10. 88D-Olden Dwyer [10]; 11. 17D-Marcus Dinkins [11]

Heat #4 – Flight (D) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 32CC-Max Mclaughlin [2]; 2. 44F-Stewart Friesen [1]; 3. 5H-Chris Hile [3]; 4. 25R-Erick Rudolph [7]; 5. 19F-Tim Fuller [4]; 6. 84T-Gary Tomkins [5]; 7. 98W-Rocky Warner [6]; 8. 23C-Kyle Coffey [9]; 9. 4R-Kevin Root [8]; 10. 3B-Chad Brachmann [10]; 11. 27JR-Daniel Johnson [11]

Last Chance Showdown 1 (10 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer
1. 2L-Jack Lehner [1][]; 2. X-Chad Phelps [-][]; 3. 1JG-Jackson Gill [-][]; 4. 215p-Adam Pierson [3][]; 5. 22W-Brandon Walters [7][]; 6. 36B-Ben Bushaw [-][]; 7. M1-Dave Marcuccilli [-][]; 8. 14M-CG Morey [9][]; 9. 01C-Bob Henry [-][]; 10. 22D-Jeff Dougherty [-][]; 11. 1T-Tyler Dippel [5][]; 12. 7MM-Michael Maresca [11][]

Last Chance Showdown 2 ( Laps)
1. 84T-Gary Tomkins [-][]; 2. 20T-Tyler Trump [2][]; 3. 43F-Keith Flach [6][]; 4. 98W-Rocky Warrner [-][]; 5. 28M-Jordan Mcreadie [8][]; 6. 4R-Kevin Root [-][]; 7. 48T-Dave Rauscher [4][]; 8. 3B-Chad Brachmann [-][]; 9. 23C-Kyle Coffey [-][]; 10. 27JR-Daniel Johnson [-][]; 11. 88D-Olden Dwyer [10][]; 12. 17D-Marcus Dinkins [12][]


Weedsport Speedway
1 Speedway Drive
Weedsport, NY 13166 

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(315) 834-3067

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Track Size & Type
3/8-mile D-shaped clay

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2021 -- Mat Williamson on May 30, Stewart Friesen on July 25
2020 -- Max McLaughlin on Oct. 11
2019 -- Matt Sheppard on September 2nd; Matt Sheppard on July 28th; Erick Rudolph on May 27th
2018 -- Erick Rudolph on July 28th; Stewart Friesen on May 28th
2017 -- Matt Sheppard on September 4th; Stewart Friesen on July 11th
2016 -- Danny Johnson on September 17th; Matt Sheppard on September 5th; Gary Tomkins on August 9th
2015 -- Matt Sheppard on August 6th; Billy Decker on August 7th
2014 -- Billy Decker on August 7th
2010 -- Larry Wight on September 5th; Matt Sheppard on July 17th; Jimmy Phelps on July 16th; Matt Sheppard on May 30th
2009 -- Billy Decker on September 6th; Ryan Phelps on July 19th; Ryan Phelps on July 18th
2008 -- Billy Decker on August 31st; Alan Johnson on August 31st; Dale Planck on May 25th
2007 -- Alan Johnson on September 2nd; Billy Decker on September 2nd; Danny Johnson on August 19th; Tim Fuller on August 19th
2006 -- Alan Johnson on September 3rd; Danny Johnson on May 28th
2005 -- Tim Fuller on May 29th