2nd: Mike Mahaney
3rd: Erick Rudolph
May 29, 2022
1 Speedway Drive
Weedsport, NY 13166
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After Mat Williamson won by just under one second last season, he looks to reclaim his crown at the Heroes Remembered 100 at Weedsport Speedway in a $7,500-to-win feature!
Super DIRTcar Series
To Win Amount
Feature Laps Length
Type of Grandstand
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.
Row A of most sections
Near Grand Entrance
Pit Age Limit
None. Parent or Guardian must complete minor waiver form.
Pit Gate Location
Towpath Road Weedsport NY 13166
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.
Credit Card Use
Concessions, Office, Pit Gate, Ticket Window
Beer and Wine can be purchased by spectators over the legal age of 21. No outside alcohol permitted.
No smoking in grandstands. Smoking is permitted in designated areas.
Section 8 – no smoking, no alcohol, no foul language.
Free parking except concerts.
electric hookup, non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers, waste services
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Race Recap: POWER AT THE PORT: Friesen Dominates Heroes Remembered 100 at Weedsport
Mahaney Battles from 10th to Second, Rudolph Finishes Third to Round-Out the Podium
WEEDSPORT, NY – May 29, 2022 – Back-to-back runner-up finishes in the first two races of the season set Stewart Friesen atop the Super DIRTcar Series standings, but his hunger for more still remained. He showed up to Weedsport Speedway Sunday night and took a big bite out of the competition, leading all but 17 laps of the Heroes Remembered 100 for his second tour victory of the year.
After a solid lap in My Place Hotels Qualifying that set him third on the Heat Race grid, Friesen was bested only by Mike Mahaney, of King’s Ferry, NY – a foreshadowing of the night’s Feature race, with a slightly different outcome. Friesen redrew fifth for the Feature, setting him up for a dominant run to the point in the first 100-lap feature of the season, where his Halmar International #44 proved to be up to the challenge of endurance.
“The Halmar team made a lot of adjustments and they paid off,” Friesen said.
“Not a lot of times you throw the kitchen sink at it and you come away with something better. Sometimes you gotta go too far and you have to back off. Just some stuff we wanted to try, we tried tonight, and it was good. The car was really good. It was maneuverable. It was a little bit on the tight side but we’ll take it.”
After a quick caution thrown four laps in, Friesen had already moved up a spot into fourth, trailing Adam Pierson, Matt Sheppard and Erick Rudolph. He continued his steady climb in the running order, taking over the lead by Lap 18, and never relinquished the lead for the remainder of the race.
The turnout of Big Block Modified drivers was plentiful, with 51 drivers officially registering. Twenty-eight drivers started the Feature, which tested the leaders and their ability to navigate through traffic. Friesen kept a steady hand in the multiple tests he endured throughout 100 laps.
“It was fun honestly,” Friesen said. “It forced me to move around the track and find some lines and keep my momentum up.”
“I kind of got the lead on the bottom and then I’m like, I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep the bottom for all 100 laps and it pay off. But I tried to keep the tires under me the best I could. And then in the lap traffic we had a really great race car, so big thanks to the Halmar team.”
Mahaney drew a hard hand pulling the tenth position in the redraw. After some difficulty during the first 25 laps, he was able to fight his way into fifth position by Lap 51. He refused to settle as his climb continued, taking over second place with 14 laps remaining. But it was the night for #44 to shine, as Mahaney crossed the finish line second.
“It was too little too late. This car’s really fast, and I’m really happy to get to second. We worked and worked and worked, but we couldn’t get any cautions,” Mahaney said.
“There were a lot of guys racing for position who were lapping. There was racing all over the place on this track. It was a really nice, slick track. You could go anywhere.”
Third place finisher Erick Rudolph, of Ransomville, NY held the second position trying to keep up with Friesen for over 40 laps. But he couldn’t hold on anymore when Mahaney slipped by him on lap 87, pushing him into third.
“About the mid-point of the race I thought I had the best car, I was catching Stewie a little,” Rudolph said. “But the last three laps I was just hanging on. He started pulling away from me and I struggled in traffic and Mike slipped by me. It was a good effort though.”
Defending Super DIRTcar Series champion Matt Sheppard finished outside of the podium in fourth. He led nine of the first 20 laps before being passed by Mahaney on Lap 66. Like his competition, any attempts to advance was met with the need to navigate through heavy congestion, which contributed to keeping him off of the podium for the night.
UP NEXT: The Super DIRTcar Series travels east bound to Lebanon Valley Speedway for the King of the Spring 100 on Monday, May 30. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision.
RESULTS: Feature (100 Laps):
44-Stewart Friesen; 2. 35-Mike Mahaney; 3. 25R-Erick Rudolph; 4. 9S-Matt Sheppard; 5. 99L-Larry Wight; 6. 8H-Max McLaughlin; 7. 37S-Gary Lindberg; 8. 98H-Jimmy Phelps; 9. 88-Mat Williamson; 10. 2L-Jack Lehner; 11. 83X-Tim Sears Jr;12. 32R-Ronnie Davis III; 13. 4-Anthony Perrego; 14. 21A-Peter Britten; 15. 215PAdam Pierson; 16. 91-Billy Decker; 17. 60-Jackson Gill; 18. 84Y-Alex Yankowski; 19.3RS-Ryan Susice; 20. 3H-Justin Haers; 21. 3J-Marc Johnson; 22. 12S-Darren 23. (DNF) 9X-Tyler Trump; 24. (DNF) 49-Billy Dunn; 25. (DNF) 34-Kevin Root; 26. (DNF) 2A-Mike Gular; 27. (DNF) 17-Marcus Dinkins; 28. (DNF) X-Chad Phelps
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Weedsport, NY 13166
Track Size & Type
3/8-mile D-shaped clay
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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