Hall of Fame 100
Weedsport Speedway -- Weedsport, NY
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Event Info
Weedsport Speedway
Sunday
28
Jul

Winner: Matt Sheppard
2nd: Erick Rudolph
3rd: Mat Williamson
Hall of Fame 100
July 28, 2019
Weedsport Speedway
1 Speedway Drive
Weedsport, NY 13166 

 https://www.weedsportspeedway.com/

Series
Super DIRTcar Series

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

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: SHEPPARD FLEXES MUSCLE WITH SIXTH SERIES WIN

Future Hall of Famer Matt Sheppard won his second straight and sixth Series race of the year, Erick Rudolph and Mat Williamson ran hard for the podium

WEEDSPORT, NY – July 28, 2019 – Super Matt Sheppard needed all of his power and green flag laps to seal his sixth Super DIRTcar Series win of 2019. Having secured a guaranteed start for NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII earlier this year at Can-Am Speedway, Sheppard passed the guarantee to runner-up and rival Erick Rudolph. Rudolph started eleventh and worked his way by all of the best Big Block Modified drivers around except for the one in the No. 9s. Outside pole-sitter and early race leader Mat Williamson finished third to round out the podium.

Matt Sheppard was the man and had the car to beat in the 100-lap Feature event. However, the No. 9s didn’t roll off the hauler fast. The team had to put some work in after Time Trials and Heat Races.

“This car was unreal tonight. We didn’t Time Trial very well. Probably our worst Time Trial all season. We were fifth in our group. I think this car was faster on lap 100 than it was in Time Trials!”

Sheppard started in the fourth position and quickly began showing a wheel to the runners ahead of him. Early on pole-sitter Billy Whittaker and third-place finisher Mat Williamson dueled for the lead while Sheppard watched in wait.

“Good starting spot, a lot of green flag laps in a really good race car, it was a lot of fun,” Sheppard said describing the keys to his race. With the dynamic race track, it took a lot of driver skill to find the right lines.

Sheppard went on, “The car was stuck. I could get the left rear in that moisture. But I think the key to this place is moving around when you catch lapped cars. I could roll the middle really well too and just not get jammed up. That’s what it takes to win at this place.”

Drivers and race fans alike were treated to a fantastic race track at one of the country’s best racing facilities.

“The track was in excellent condition. The best I’ve seen it in a long time. Smooth as glass top to bottom with two, three, four lanes of racing out there. My hat is off to the track crew tonight,” Sheppard noted.

Erick Rudolph started in eleventh and needed just a few more laps to track down the No. 9s. After passing nine cars, the No. 25R went hunting for one more. Unfortunately, he couldn’t find him.

“I looked for him [Matt Sheppard] but I couldn’t see him. I didn’t even know he was on the same track. A caution might have helped the cause but that’s neither here nor there. He won, I got second, and Williamson got third,” Rudolph said summing up his race.

There is no denying Rudolph’s excellence on the famed Central New York race track. He won the last Series event there and backed that up with a nine position advancement to grab second place. Rudolph said, “It was a great run for us from eleventh and to come up with second shows our racy our car was.”

Rudolph described his car, “It seemed like the car wanted to be on the bottom and that’s where I put it. Every time I moved from the bottom it really did not like to be there, but it was ‘turn and burn ‘em’ on the bottom for sure.”

Most observers agreed that Rudolph needed a few more laps and he would have been on Sheppard’s bumper.

St. Catherine’s Ontario driver Mat Williamson picked the outside pole in the 811 Dig Safely NY Redraw. From there he took the fight and passed then-leader Billy Whittaker.

“We struggled at the start and dropped back a little bit. That restart really helped us. I felt like we had something for Matt [Sheppard] on that one run but I think he was just caught up in lapped traffic and kind of playing with us. Congrats to those guys, they had a good car. It’s a solid third place for us tonight,” Williamson said.

Williamson has vocalized frustration with his performances at Weedsport Speedway. His subpar showing in the last Series race at Weedsport seemed to motivate him and his team to knuckle down and get it right.

“We had a good car in the black slick stuff. We thought it was going to get slicker. But I can’t thank the guys who were on the car enough tonight. We’ve struggled at Weedsport time and time again so to be up here at the end of the night is pretty cool,” Williamson said with a grin.

Race promoter and star of the Super DIRTcar Series tour Jimmy Phelps brought the No. 98H home in fourth place. There was not a single lap of rest for the Baldwinsville Bandit, as he moved up into the top five and a hornets’ nest of fast race cars. Phelps challenged for third and even fell back to sixth at one time. The No. 98H did not lack speed. In fact, he took the Billy Whittaker Cars Fast-Time Award after setting the fastest lap in Time Trials.

DIRTcar 358 Modified Series driver Ryan Arbuthnot made the tow down from the North to mix it up with the Big Blocks. Arbuthnot, unfortunately, picked unlucky number twelve in the 811 Dig Safely NY Redraw, but as a consolation, Arbuthnot picks up one free Hoosier Racing Tire.

The Hall of Fame 100’s KSE Hard Charger was Mike Mahaney from King Ferry, NY. Mahaney had a tough start to the night’s racing as he missed his Hot Lap session. From there it was a guessing game for Time Trials, and predictably, the No. 35 struggled without any practice laps. Fortunately, Mahaney got it going in the Last Chance Showdown and transferred into the 100-lapper. He made it all the way up to finish in tenth after starting in twenty-second.

Next up for the Super DIRTcar Series is another 100-lap rumble as the Series returns to Sharon Speedway in Ohio.

Hall of Fame 100 (100 Laps)
1. 9S-Matt Sheppard [4][$10,000]; 2. 25-Erick Rudolph [11][$5,000]; 3. 88-Mat Williamson [1][$3,500]; 4. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [9][$2,000]; 5. 99L-Larry Wight [10][$1,600]; 6. 32R-Ronnie Davis [3][$1,400]; 7. 91-Billy Decker [7][$1,200]; 8. 5H-Chris Hile [5][$1,000]; 9. 21J-Danny Johnson [17][$800]; 10. 35-Mike Mahaney [22][$700]; 11. 109-Billy Whittaker [2][$600]; 12. 21A-Peter Britten [14][$550]; 13. 26-Ryan Godown [19][$500]; 14. M1-Dave Marcuccilli [15][$500]; 15. 3B-Chad Brachmann [16][$500]; 16. 42P-Pat Ward [20][$500]; 17. 111-Demetrios Drellos [6][$500]; 18. R70-Ryan Arbuthnot [12][$500]; 19. 2L-Jack Lehner [25][$500]; 20. 37-Paul StSauveur [24][$500]; 21. R2-Rusty Smith [26][$500]; 22. 49-Billy Dunn [21][$500]; 23. 23-Kyle Coffey [13][$500]; 24. 83X-Tim Sears [23][$500]; 25. 63-Adam Roberts [18][$500]; 26. 14j-Alan Johnson [8][$500]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 35-Mike Mahaney[+12]

Contingency Sponsor Awards:

VP Race Fuels $50 – Chris Hile
Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux $100 – Jimmy Phelps
Cometic Gaskets $50 – Peter Britten
Comp Cams $50 –Peter Britten
Fox Racing Shox $50 – Chad Brachmann
JE Pistons $50 – Ronnie David III
MSD Ignition $50 – Matt Sheppard
MSD Ignition $25 –
NGK Spark Plugs $50 – Ronnie David III
DART $50 –Danny Johnson
Drydene $50 – Ronnie David III
ASI Racewear $50 – Billy Decker

Hoosier Racing Tire (1 Free) – Ryan Arbuthnot

Product Prizes

Bicknell Racing Products – Matt Sheppard
Comp Cams – Matt Sheppard
JE Pistons – Chad Brachmann/Paul St-Sauveur
KSE Racing Products – Erick Rudolph
Wrisco Aluminum – Matt Sheppard
NGK Spark Plugs – Dave Marcuccilli
DART – Paul St-Sauveur
Drydene – Demetrios Drellos

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Race Results: 07/28/19 -- Weedsport Speedway

WEEDSPORT, NY – July 28, 2019 – Super Matt Sheppard needed all of his power and green flag laps he could get to seal his sixth Super DIRTcar Series win of 2019. Having secured a guaranteed start for NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVIII, Sheppard passes the guarantee to runner-up and rival Erick Rudolph. Rudolph started eleventh and worked his way passed all of the best Big Block Modified drivers around except for one. Outside pole-sitter and early race leader Mat Williamson finished third to round out the podium. 

Qualifying Flight-A

1. 5H-Chris Hile, 15.707; 2. 111-Demetrios Drellos, 15.724; 3. 23-Kyle Coffey, 15.853; 4. 25-Erick Rudolph, 15.875; 5. 49-Billy Dunn, 16.006; 6. 35-Mike Mahaney, 16.159; 7. 21J-Danny Johnson, 16.608

Qualifying Flight-B
1. 91-Billy Decker, 15.772; 2. 109-Billy Whittaker, 15.776; 3. 21A-Peter Britten, 16.006; 4. 37-Paul StSauveur, 16.223; 5. 14j-Alan Johnson, 16.244; 6. 63-Adam Roberts, 16.341; 7. 36-Ben Bushaw, 16.383; 8. 17-Marcus Dinkins, 16.56

Qualifying Flight-C
1. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 15.568; 2. 32R-Ronnie Davis, 15.761; 3. M1-Dave Marcuccilli, 15.856; 4. 9X-Tyler Trump, 15.927; 5. 88-Mat Williamson, 15.935; 6. 15-Todd Root, 16.134; 7. 2L-Jack Lehner, 16.351; 8. 26-Ryan Godown, 16.361; 9. R2-Rusty Smith, 16.543

Qualifying Flight-D
1. 99L-Larry Wight, 15.782; 2. R70-Ryan Arbuthnot, 15.824; 3. 83X-Tim Sears, 15.855; 4. 42P-Pat Ward, 15.972; 5. 9S-Matt Sheppard, 16.037; 6. 3B-Chad Brachmann, 16.125; 7. 19W-Justin Wright, 16.468; 8. 14NY-Daniel Johnson, 16.668

Heat #1 – Flight (A) – Spon.-1 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 5H-Chris Hile [1]; 2. 25-Erick Rudolph [4]; 3. 111-Demetrios Drellos [2]; 4. 23-Kyle Coffey [3]; 5. 21J-Danny Johnson [7]; 6. 49-Billy Dunn [5]; 7. 35-Mike Mahaney [6]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) – Spon.-2 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 91-Billy Decker [1]; 2. 109-Billy Whittaker [2]; 3. 14j-Alan Johnson [5]; 4. 21A-Peter Britten [3]; 5. 63-Adam Roberts [6]; 6. 37-Paul StSauveur [4]; 7. 36-Ben Bushaw [7]; 8. 17-Marcus Dinkins [8]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) – Spon.-3 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [1]; 2. 32R-Ronnie Davis [2]; 3. 88-Mat Williamson [5]; 4. M1-Dave Marcuccilli [3]; 5. 26-Ryan Godown [8]; 6. 9X-Tyler Trump [4]; 7. 2L-Jack Lehner [7]; 8. 15-Todd Root [6]; 9. R2-Rusty Smith [9]

Heat #4 – Flight (D) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 99L-Larry Wight [1]; 2. R70-Ryan Arbuthnot [2]; 3. 9S-Matt Sheppard [5]; 4. 3B-Chad Brachmann [6]; 5. 42P-Pat Ward [4]; 6. 19W-Justin Wright [7]; 7. 14NY-Daniel Johnson [8]; 8. 83X-Tim Sears [3]

LCS1 – Last Chance Showdowns (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 49-Billy Dunn [1][]; 2. 35-Mike Mahaney [5][]; 3. 83X-Tim Sears [11][]; 4. 37-Paul StSauveur [2][]; 5. 2L-Jack Lehner [7][]; 6. 19W-Justin Wright [4][]; 7. 36-Ben Bushaw [6][]; 8. 9X-Tyler Trump [3][]; 9. R2-Rusty Smith [12][]; 10. 15-Todd Root [10][]; 11. 14NY-Daniel Johnson [8][]; 12. 17-Marcus Dinkins [9][]

FEATURE (100 Laps)
1. 9S-Matt Sheppard [4][$10,000]; 2. 25-Erick Rudolph [11][$5,000]; 3. 88-Mat Williamson [1][$3,500]; 4. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [9][$2,000]; 5. 99L-Larry Wight [10][$1,600]; 6. 32R-Ronnie Davis [3][$1,400]; 7. 91-Billy Decker [7][$1,200]; 8. 5H-Chris Hile [5][$1,000]; 9. 21J-Danny Johnson [17][$800]; 10. 35-Mike Mahaney [22][$700]; 11. 109-Billy Whittaker [2][$600]; 12. 21A-Peter Britten [14][$550]; 13. 26-Ryan Godown [19][$500]; 14. M1-Dave Marcuccilli [15][$500]; 15. 3B-Chad Brachmann [16][$500]; 16. 42P-Pat Ward [20][$500]; 17. 111-Demetrios Drellos [6][$500]; 18. R70-Ryan Arbuthnot [12][$500]; 19. 2L-Jack Lehner [25][$500]; 20. 37-Paul StSauveur [24][$500]; 21. R2-Rusty Smith [26][$500]; 22. 49-Billy Dunn [21][$500]; 23. 23-Kyle Coffey [13][$500]; 24. 83X-Tim Sears [23][$500]; 25. 63-Adam Roberts [18][$500]; 26. 14j-Alan Johnson [8][$500]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 35-Mike Mahaney[+12]


Weedsport Speedway
1 Speedway Drive
Weedsport, NY 13166 

 https://www.weedsportspeedway.com/

Track Phone
(315) 834-3067

Ticket Phone
(315) 834-3067

Track Email
 info@weedsportspeedway.com

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

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