DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision
Weedsport Speedway -- Weedsport, New York
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Event Info
Weedsport Speedway
Sunday
11th
Oct
Winner: Max Mclaughlin
2nd: Matt Sheppard
3rd: Jimmy Phelps
DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision
October 11, 2020
Weedsport Speedway
1 Speedway Drive
Weedsport, New York 13166 

 https://www.weedsportspeedway.com/

Watch on DIRTVision
 https://www.dirtvision.com/broadcasts.php?action=show&id=4032

Event Description
A weeklong extravaganza of the four premier Northeast divisions, spotlighting the Super DIRTcar Series. With purses and prize money totaling over a quarter-million dollars, DIRTcar OktoberFAST will feature six tracks in six days, participants-only at track, broadcast live to fans around the world on DIRTVision from October 6-11.


Series
Super DIRTcar Series

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Event Hashtag
#OktoberFAST

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: MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE: McLaughlin Caps OktoberFAST with Emotional First Career Series Win

WEEDSPORT, NY – October 11, 2020 – There was a little magic in Max McLaughlin’s right foot as he peddled his Billy Whittaker Cars Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified to his first career Series win. McLaughlin’s Sweeteners Plus No. 32c flashed across the Weedsport Speedway finish line beneath Dave Farney’s double checkered flag display to win DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision’s $10,000 finale.

Not only did Max McLaughlin, from Mooresville, NC, win his first Series race but he made it happen by passing a Weedsport master, Matt Sheppard, at a track that McLaughlin once called home, literally.

“I was crying with five laps to go. Thank you Sweeteners Plus, Cellular Sales, and the Coffeys for giving me this ride. Al Heinke is the reason I’m here right now,” said McLaughlin. “When I was fifteen years old my family was out of money and I didn’t know if we’d keep racing. Al Heinke gave me the opportunity to keep racing. He owns this place and I lived here! I lived here for over a year.”

At last, McLaughlin conquered Weedsport’s fabled Victory Hill.

“I’ve been trying to get a Series win here. I’ve been second to Sheppard, Friesen, Rudolph, and everybody in the book. I gotta have a record for most seconds without a win,” McLaughlin said.

McLaughlin and Sheppard’s fates mirrored each other throughout the week. Matt Sheppard built the car for Vic Coffey and as it happened both drivers struggled through the first half of OktoberFAST. But at Land of Legends Raceway, Sheppard broke through with a win and McLaughlin was in the hunt.

“We thrashed this week. We were not very good at the beginning. Neither Matt [Sheppard] or I were running well. We worked our tails off every night.”

“I’m so thankful for everybody. This car was amazing. My idol in dirt racing growing up was Matt Sheppard and he built this race car. To pass him for the win…we’re going to celebrate tonight.”

In an already clearly emotional Victory Lane, McLaughlin dedicated his win to many important people in his life including Andy Phelps, Jimmy Phelps’ Father, who passed away earlier this year, and World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing’s Chris Dolack, who is on the minds of everyone in the dirt racing world.

The only car to beat Matt Sheppard was one he built. The No.9s took off from the pole position and powered his way into a healthy lead for the first half of the race. St. Catharines, ON driver Mat Williamson kept him on a short leash and traded the lead with Sheppard. Several other drivers began to close on Sheppard and Williamson like Pat Ward, Jimmy Phelps, and finally Max Mclaughlin from his seventh-place start spot.

“We weren’t that good on long runs. The car was just starting to get out from under me. I actually held on longer than I thought I would. I think we were very close. A couple of small tweaks before the Feature and we would have been sitting out in front,” Sheppard noted. “It was quite a turnaround from the beginning of the week. We’re definitely in the ballpark now.”

Jimmy Phelps too had a lot to celebrate about McLaughlin’s win having been his teammate and racing mentor before McLaughlin’s jump to the asphalt racing world.

“It was a great night. The track was really good. We didn’t have a great draw. My car felt good on the bottom. I knew I had to keep the left rear warmed up,” Phelps said. “We got ourselves up in the hunt and it was awesome to watch our buddy Max win his first Super DIRTcar Series race. I felt like we had a second-place car but we didn’t have anything for Max.

Mike Mahaney, from King Ferry, NY, was a man on a mission in the 75-lap Feature. Mahaney had an exceptional OktoberFAST, scoring podium finishes in all Billy Whittaker Cars Super DIRTcar Series Features up until Weedsport. Due to disqualification in his Heat Race, Mahaney was forced to start Last Chance Showdown where he nearly drove from last place to qualify but fell just short.

Luckily Mahaney had a Series provisional to fall back on and started on the fourteenth row of the Feature. He knuckled down and carried his No. 35 seventeen positions which awarded him the Stirling Lubricants Hard Luck Award.

Matt Sheppard put it all together in Time Trials and recorded a 15.874-second lap around Weedsport Speedway and thanks to the night’s special award sponsor, Stirling Lubricants, he added another $500 to his winnings. Max McLaughlin was second fastest, the reverse of the Feature order. It’s fair to say Sheppard and McLaughlin dominated the night’s results.

DIRTcar OktoberFAST presented by DIRTVision has concluded. The unprecedented event saw hundreds of race cars and thousands of laps all live on DIRTVision on some of the Northeast’s premier DIRTcar race tracks.

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Feature (75 Laps)

  1. 32C-Max Mclaughlin [7][$10,000]; 2. 9S-Matt Sheppard [1][$5,000]; 3. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [10][$2,500]; 4. 44-Stewart Friesen [17][$1,800]; 5. 88-Mat Williamson [2][$1,600]; 6. 99L-Larry Wight [4][$1,400]; 7. 42P-Pat Ward [3][$1,300]; 8. 20-Brett Hearn [5][$1,200]; 9. 25-Erick Rudolph [15][$1,100]; 10. 35-Mike Mahaney [27][$500]; 11. 7MM-Michael Maresca [14][$800]; 12. 5H-Chris Hile [9][$700]; 13. 21A-Peter Britten [25][$600]; 14. 28-Jordan Mccreadie [13][$575]; 15. 3-Justin Haers [26][$550]; 16. 91-Billy Decker [8][$525]; 17. 83X-Tim Sears [23][$500]; 18. 111-Demetrios Drellos [19][$500]; 19. 60-Jackson Gill [20][$500]; 20. X-Chad Phelps [11][$500]; 21. 19M-Jessey Mueller [28][$]; 22. 215-Adam Pierson [6][$500]; 23. 4-Andy Bachetti [18][$500]; 24. 2020-Tyler Trump [21][$500]; 25. 32R-Ronnie Davis [16][$500]; 26. 19-Tim Fuller [22][$500]; 27. 15-Todd Root [24][$500]; 28. 98-Rocky Warner [12][$500]

Stirling Lubricants Hard Charger Award: 35-Mike Mahaney[+17]

Full results

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Race Results: 10/11/2020 Weedsport Speedway

Feature (75 Laps)
1. 32C-Max Mclaughlin [7][$10,000]; 2. 9S-Matt Sheppard [1][$5,000]; 3. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [10][$2,500]; 4. 44-Stewart Friesen [17][$1,800]; 5. 88-Mat Williamson [2][$1,600]; 6. 99L-Larry Wight [4][$1,400]; 7. 42P-Pat Ward [3][$1,300]; 8. 20-Brett Hearn [5][$1,200]; 9. 25-Erick Rudolph [15][$1,100]; 10. 35-Mike Mahaney [27][$500]; 11. 7MM-Michael Maresca [14][$800]; 12. 5H-Chris Hile [9][$700]; 13. 21A-Peter Britten [25][$600]; 14. 28-Jordan Mccreadie [13][$575]; 15. 3-Justin Haers [26][$550]; 16. 91-Billy Decker [8][$525]; 17. 83X-Tim Sears [23][$500]; 18. 111-Demetrios Drellos [19][$500]; 19. 60-Jackson Gill [20][$500]; 20. X-Chad Phelps [11][$500]; 21. 19M-Jessey Mueller [28][$]; 22. 215-Adam Pierson [6][$500]; 23. 4-Andy Bachetti [18][$500]; 24. 2020-Tyler Trump [21][$500]; 25. 32R-Ronnie Davis [16][$500]; 26. 19-Tim Fuller [22][$500]; 27. 15-Todd Root [24][$500]; 28. 98-Rocky Warner [12][$500]

Stirling Lubricants Hard Charger Award: 35-Mike Mahaney[+17]

Qualifying Flight-A
1. 9S-Matt Sheppard, 15.874; 2. X-Chad Phelps, 16.291; 3. 42P-Pat Ward, 16.327; 4. 2020-Tyler Trump, 16.362; 5. 32R-Ronnie Davis, 16.408; 6. 3-Justin Haers, 16.617; 7. 19M-Jessey Mueller, 16.687; 8. 33J-Robbie Johnston, 16.807; 9. 48TOO-Gary Tomkins, 16.82; 10. 3J-Marc Johnson, 16.924; 11. 46-Darren Smith, 16.999

Qualifying Flight-B
1. 32C-Max Mclaughlin, 16.08; 2. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 16.128; 3. 19-Tim Fuller, 16.22; 4. 98-Rocky Warner, 16.22; 5. 23-Kyle Coffey, 16.299; 6. 49-Billy Dunn, 16.301; 7. 44-Stewart Friesen, 16.326; 8. 63-Adam Roberts, 16.41; 9. 83X-Tim Sears, 16.465; 10. 165-Rex King, 16.969; 11. TM1-Tim Murphy, 99.999

Qualifying Flight-C
1. 35-Mike Mahaney, 16.288; 2. 5H-Chris Hile, 16.343; 3. 99L-Larry Wight, 16.346; 4. 28-Jordan Mccreadie, 16.618; 5. 4-Andy Bachetti, 16.689; 6. 10S-Ryan Susice, 16.704; 7. 88A-Joe August, 17.082; 8. 1Z-Jessica Friesen, 17.115; 9. 14S-Brian Swarthout, 17.205; 10. 14NY-Daniel Johnson, 17.82; 11. 72-Cass Bennett, 18.217

Qualifying Flight-D
1. 20-Brett Hearn, 16.307; 2. 88-Mat Williamson, 16.422; 3. 111-Demetrios Drellos, 16.626; 4. 7MM-Michael Maresca, 16.676; 5. 21A-Peter Britten, 16.731; 6. 15-Todd Root, 16.906; 7. 24R-Garett Rushlow, 16.956; 8. 36B-Ben Bushaw, 16.998; 9. 14-CG Morey, 17.084; 10. 2-Jack Lehner, 99.999

Qualifying Flight-E
1. 215-Adam Pierson, 16.438; 2. 91-Billy Decker, 16.527; 3. 25-Erick Rudolph, 16.547; 4. 60-Jackson Gill, 16.552; 5. M1-David Marcuccilli, 16.565; 6. 12X-Dillon Grover, 16.666; 7. 55H-Matt Hulsizer, 16.887; 8. O2-Roy Bresnahan, 16.927; 9. 17-Marcus Dinkins, 17.046; 10. 21H-Bob Henry, 99.999

Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 9S-Matt Sheppard [1]; 2. 42P-Pat Ward [3]; 3. X-Chad Phelps [2]; 4. 32R-Ronnie Davis [5]; 5. 2020-Tyler Trump [4]; 6. 3-Justin Haers [6]; 7. 19M-Jessey Mueller [7]; 8. 48TOO-Gary Tomkins [9]; 9. 3J-Marc Johnson [10]; 10. 33J-Robbie Johnston [8]; 11. 46-Darren Smith [11]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 32C-Max Mclaughlin [1]; 2. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [2]; 3. 98-Rocky Warner [4]; 4. 44-Stewart Friesen [7]; 5. 19-Tim Fuller [3]; 6. 83X-Tim Sears [9]; 7. 49-Billy Dunn [6]; 8. 23-Kyle Coffey [5]; 9. 63-Adam Roberts [8]; 10. 165-Rex King [10]; 11. TM1-Tim Murphy [11]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 5H-Chris Hile [2]; 2. 99L-Larry Wight [3]; 3. 28-Jordan Mccreadie [4]; 4. 4-Andy Bachetti [5]; 5. 1Z-Jessica Friesen [8]; 6. 88A-Joe August [7]; 7. 14S-Brian Swarthout [9]; 8. 72-Cass Bennett [11]; 9. 10S-Ryan Susice [6]; 10. 14NY-Daniel Johnson [10]; 11. 35-Mike Mahaney [1]

Heat #4 – Flight (D) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 88-Mat Williamson [2]; 2. 20-Brett Hearn [1]; 3. 7MM-Michael Maresca [4]; 4. 111-Demetrios Drellos [3]; 5. 15-Todd Root [6]; 6. 21A-Peter Britten [5]; 7. 36B-Ben Bushaw [8]; 8. 24R-Garett Rushlow [7]; 9. 14-CG Morey [9]; 10. 2-Jack Lehner [10]

Heat #5 – Flight (E) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 91-Billy Decker [2]; 2. 215-Adam Pierson [1]; 3. 25-Erick Rudolph [3]; 4. 60-Jackson Gill [4]; 5. M1-David Marcuccilli [5]; 6. 12X-Dillon Grover [6]; 7. 55H-Matt Hulsizer [7]; 8. O2-Roy Bresnahan [8]; 9. 17-Marcus Dinkins [9]; 10. 21H-Bob Henry [10]

Last Chance Showdown 1 (10 Laps) – Top 3 Transfer
1. 2020-Tyler Trump [1][]; 2. 83X-Tim Sears [4][]; 3. 21A-Peter Britten [5][]; 4. M1-David Marcuccilli [3][]; 5. 35-Mike Mahaney [17][]; 6. 10S-Ryan Susice [12][]; 7. 1Z-Jessica Friesen [2][]; 8. 19M-Jessey Mueller [6][]; 9. 55H-Matt Hulsizer [8][]; 10. 3J-Marc Johnson [11][]; 11. 165-Rex King [14][]; 12. 46-Darren Smith [16][]; 13. 14S-Brian Swarthout [7][]; 14. 17-Marcus Dinkins [13][]; 15. 24R-Garett Rushlow [10][]; 16. 23-Kyle Coffey [9][]; 17. 2-Jack Lehner [15][]

Last Chance Showdown 2 ( Laps)
1. 19-Tim Fuller [1][]; 2. 15-Todd Root [2][]; 3. 3-Justin Haers [3][]; 4. 12X-Dillon Grover [5][]; 5. 49-Billy Dunn [6][]; 6. 36B-Ben Bushaw [7][]; 7. 48TOO-Gary Tomkins [8][]; 8. 14-CG Morey [12][]; 9. 63-Adam Roberts [11][]; 10. 33J-Robbie Johnston [13][]; 11. 88A-Joe August [4][]; 12. 14NY-Daniel Johnson [14][]; 13. O2-Roy Bresnahan [10][]; 14. 72-Cass Bennett [9][]; 15. 21H-Bob Henry [15][]; 16. TM1-Tim Murphy [16][]

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Weedsport Speedway
1 Speedway Drive
Weedsport, New York 13166 

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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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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





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

Camping Price
Determined by event see website for specific details