WEEDSPORT CANCELED: COVID-19 forces cancellation of Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame event at Weedsport

WEEDSPORT, NY – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 guidelines, Weedsport Speedway and the Super DIRTcar Series have canceled the Hall of Fame 100. 

The historic Series staple, Weedsport Speedway, continues to lay dormant until fans are allowed back in the grandstands. 

Please also note that the Hall of Fame ceremonies that were scheduled for Thursday, July 23 are also canceled.  More details will be announced in the near future. 

Keep an eye out for future schedule updates on SuperDIRTcarSeries.com, Facebook, and Twitter. 

Super DIRTcar Series ‘Heroes Remembered 100’ at Weedsport Canceled

WEEDSPORT, NY – The annual Super DIRTcar Series “Heroes Remembered 100” at Weedsport Speedway has been canceled by series and track officials because of state and local restrictions, as well as CDC guidelines, limiting mass gatherings in an effort to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event was originally scheduled for Memorial Day, May 25.

“I’ve been talking with [Weedsport promoter] Jimmy Phelps a few times a week going over all of the possible scenarios, but with the guidelines set forth by the state to make sure all are as safe as possible, we had to cancel the event,” said Super DIRTcar Series Director Dean Reynolds. 

“The way the Series schedule is set up, luckily it was only our second event on the schedule, but we will get busy by the end of June into July,” Reynolds said. “A combination of two more events at Weedsport, a busy Summer and of course just the unknown, it was best to cancel versus postpone.”   

All parties involved look forward to when New York State can safely reopen for racing. Stay up to date with all Super DIRTcar Series news and schedule updates at SuperDIRTcarSeries.com, Facebook and Twitter.

2019 Champion Mat Williamson to be Featured on ‘Off Track TV’

WEEDSPORT, NY (April 10, 2020) – Season three of ‘Off Track TV’ continues on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. through the Weedsport Productions Facebook page, utilizing Facebook Live and Zoom Video Communications.

In light of the ongoing concerns in regards to COVID-19, as well as statewide restrictions from the state of New York, ‘Off Track TV’ will again practice social distancing on Wednesday evening.

Hosts, Shane Andrews and Dan Kapuscinski will be joined by Super DIRT Week and Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified champion, Mat Williamson, as well as DIRTcar Northeast’s Director of Series and Sanctioning, Dean Reynolds, via ZOOM Video Conferencing.

Those not able to tune into ‘Off Track TV’ through Facebook Live can watch the program on tape delay through the Weedsport Productions YouTube Channel or on the ‘Off Track TV’ website at www.offtracktv.com.

‘Off Track TV’ is looking forward to an expanded schedule in 2020, including more than 25 shows airing nearly every Wednesday during the racing season at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live.

Fans are encouraged to be a part of every show by sending in questions that could be answered LIVE on the air.

To send a question, email info@weedsportproductions.com, tweet Shane Andrews @NYVoice13 or Dan Kapuscinski @Dan_Kapuscinski or send a message directly to the Weedsport Productions Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WeedsportTV.

Interested in seeing your company listed in our press releases or on ‘Off Track TV’?  Be sure to call the Weedsport Speedway office at (315) 834-3067 for sponsorship and advertising information.

About Weedsport Speedway: Officially opened for the first time on July 24, 1955 – the Weedsport Speedway 3/8 mile dirt oval has produced a legendary list of drivers and champions including Will Cagle, Danny Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Alan Johnson, Jack Johnson, and Dave Lape to name a few.  In 2018, Weedsport introduced the all-new Weedsport Kartway, just outside of the Speedway’s main pit area, to begin to foster the next generation of racers, crew members and race fans.  Couple the racing with state-of-the-art camping and track amenities, unmatched on-site television production capabilities, plus the ability for large scale concert productions and Weedsport is one of the marquee entertainment venues in the country.

$17,000 to Win Cavalcade Cup 100 Headlines Increased Modified Purses at Weedsport Speedway

WEEDSPORT, NY  – The Stirling Lubricants Modified Series, presented by Champion Racing Oil, will give the best in Modified racing multiple opportunities to cash-in at Weedsport Speedway in 2020, with increased purses across the board including the $17,000 to win Super DIRTcar Series Cavalcade Cup 100 on Saturday, September 12.

The full slate of Stirling Lubricants Modified Series events at Weedsport will also see the $7,500 to win Super DIRTcar Series Heroes Remembered 100 on Monday, May 25 and the $12,020 to win Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame 100 on Sunday, July 26.

“Thanks to our great partnership with Stirling Lubricants, distributor of Champion Racing Oil, we have rebranded our Modified dates into a progressive series of high paying events,” said Weedsport Speedway Promoter, Jimmy Phelps.  “Each of our Super DIRTcar Series events will pay more to win, and more to start, as the intensity of the season builds. We hope that intensity will reach a fever pitch at our Cavalcade Cup 100 in September, with an even bigger announcement still to come.”

The Memorial Day Heroes Remembered 100 will pay $500 to take the green flag with July’s Hall of Fame 100 paying a minimum of $600.  September’s Cavalcade Cup 100 will award a hefty $700 to start.

Stirling Lubricants Modified Series events at Weedsport on Sunday, June 7, Sunday, June 14 and Friday, September 11 will pay $3,000 to win.

In total, there will be six Big Block Modified events at The Port in 2020, brought to fans by Stirling Lubricants and Champion Racing Oil.

Stirling Lubricants is a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialty industrial, cutting, hydraulic & way oils as well as a distributor of high-quality major branded lubricants.

Established over 50 years ago, Stirling Lubricants has become a leading distributor for industrial, machining, agricultural, automotive, construction, trucking, logging, and high-performance motorsports lubricants!

“We’re once again excited to be a major sponsor of the series of six Modified events to be held at Weedsport Speedway,” said Stirling Lubricant’s, V.P. of Marketing, Scott Baubie.  “Stirling Lubricants is a 50-year old company that likes to help support racers and speedways by sponsoring events.”

A product of Stirling Lubricants is Champion Racing Oil & High-Tech Lubricants!

Founded in 1956, Champion Brands has been a globally recognized leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion produces over 300 products for a range of markets including automotive, agricultural, heavy truck, and specialty markets. Their product line includes fuel, brake fluid, oil and engine additives, and lubricants.

To learn more about all that Stirling Lubricants has to offer, visit online at www.stirlinglubricants.com or call (585) 461-8310.

For Weedsport Speedway tickets and schedule information visit www.weedsportspeedway.com.

Weedsport Speedway’s Stirling Lubricants Modified Series presented by Champion Racing Oil

Monday, May 25 – Super DIRTcar Series Heroes Remembered 100 – $7,500 to win, $500 to start

Sunday, June 7 – All-Star Showcase, $3,000 to win

Sunday, June 14 – Thunder on the Erie – $3,000 to win

Sunday, July 26 – Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame 100 – $12,020 to win, $600 to start

Friday, September 11 – Cavalcade Cup Weekend – $3,000 to win

Saturday, September 12 – Super DIRTcar Series Cavalcade Cup 100 – $17,000 to win, $700 to start

Weedsport Speedway: DIRTcar Track Spotlight

WEEDSPORT, NY – Weedsport Speedway and the history of DIRTcar are inextricably intertwined. Every Super DIRTcar Series star has tested their mettle on the .375-mile Central New York dirt track and the 2020 schedule is primed to bring the excitement to race fans once again. 

Weedsport Speedway is the ultimate test of a driver’s car and throttle control. Multiple racing lines from the top to the bottom of the track develop in every race. Only the best of the best have figured out the fastest way around. Matt Sheppard and Erick Rudolph have been the ringers as of late but by all accounts, the Super DIRTcar Series field is catching up. 

Weedsport hosts three Super DIRTcar Series races plus the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, DIRTcar 358 Modified Series, DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series, and the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series in 2020. 

The Super DIRTcar Series kicks Weedsport’s racing season off on Monday, May 25. The Heroes Remembered 100 is quickly becoming a Memorial Day tradition for racers and fans across the Northeast. 

Round two at the historic Central New York oval falls on Sunday, June 26 when we celebrate the induction ceremony at the Northeast Dirt Hall of Fame with the classic $10,000 to win Hall of Fame 100. 

The Cavalcade of Cup Weekend, Friday & Saturday, September 11-12, is one of the premier dirt track racing events in the Northeast. The weekend culminates with the 100-lap Super DIRTcar Series Feature. Also on the card is the only DIRTcar Pro Stock Series race of the year at Weedsport. The Empire Super Sprints are scheduled for the weekend as well. 

One of the highlights on the schedule comes on Saturday, August 1 when the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars come to town along with the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds. The Greatest Show on Dirt is sure to pack the stands once again. 

The final race of 2020 at Al Heinke’s preeminent facility takes place on Wednesday, October 7. The NAPA Super DIRT Week Kick-Off Party features the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series and the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series. The Sportsman will be in the midst of the Fall Championship Challenge.

Non-Series DIRTcar sanctioned races include DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, and DIRTcar Sportsman. All scheduled Features count towards the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship standings. 

Weedsport’s diverse schedule also includes the American Flat Track Bike Series, USAC Sprint Cars, All-Star Sprints, and more including the Empire State Ride to benefit cancer research and treatment at Roswell Park in Buffalo, NY. 

Don’t make your visit to Weedsport Speedway a day trip. There are multitudes of great restaurants, shopping, and activities in nearby Syracuse, NY. Don’t miss the famous Dinosaur BBQ or Middle Ages Brewery for some pre-race lunch and libations. If all the racing has you itching to get behind the wheel, hit RPM Raceway in the huge Destiny USA mall for indoor karting. 

There are plenty of hotels nearby but none are closer than the Days Inn right off the Weedsport New York State Thruway exit only a half-mile away from the speedway. 

If you are a returning fan or a first-timer, there is something for everyone at Weedsport Speedway. 

Weedsport Speedway 2020 schedule:

Sunday, May 3 – Test and Tune – All divisions

Monday, May 25 – Heroes Remembered – Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, CRSA Sprints

Sunday, June 7 – All-Star Showcase – All-Star 410 Sprints, Champion Oil DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds

Sunday, June 14 – Thunder on the Erie – USAC National Sprints, Champion Oil DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, CNY Mod Lites

Friday/Saturday, July 3-4 – New York Short Track – American Flat Track Bike Series

Sunday, July 26 – Hall of Fame 100 – Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Classics on Dirt

Thursday, July 30 –  Empire State Ride – Cycling to benefit Roswell Park Alliance Foundation

Saturday, August 1 – Empire State Challenge – World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, DIRTcar 358 Modifieds

Sunday, August 9 – Legends Reunion – Empire Super Sprints, DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour

Friday/Saturday, September 11-12 – Champion Oil DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, Empire Super Sprints, Super DIRTcar Series, RUSH Late Models, DIRTcar Pro Stock Series, CNY Mod Lites

Wednesday, October 7 – NAPA Super DIRT Week Kick-Off Party – DIRTcar 358 Modified Series, DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series

Sheppard Shoots to Victory at Weedsport

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Matt Sheppard $7,500 winner at Weedsport over Danny Johnson and Larry Wight

WEEDSPORT, NY – September 2, 2019 – Super Matt Sheppard beat out Series stars Danny Johnson and Larry Wight in a stunning three-car battle for the win. However once the No. 9S got out in front, it was Sheppard’s show at the front of the field. The Doctor Danny Johnson finished second but led much of the first half of the race. Johnson and Wight battled wheel-to-wheel in the waning laps but Johnson edged out the Gypsum Racing No. 99L to put himself on the second step of the podium. Wight flashed across the line in third.

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09/02/19 — Weedsport Speedway

WEEDSPORT, NY – September 2, 2019 – Super Matt Sheppard beat out Series stars Danny Johnson and Larry Wight in a stunning three-car battle for the win. Once Sheppard got out in front, it was the Sheppard show at the front of the field. The Doctor Danny Johnson finished second but led much of the first half of the race. Johnson and Wight battled wheel-to-wheel in the waning laps, with Johnson edging out the Gypsum Racing No. 99L to put himself on the second step of the podium. Wight crossed the line in third.

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Intensity Will Be High When Super DIRTcar Series Battles Sept. 2 at Weedsport

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Big Block Modified racers will be joined by DIRTcar Pro Stock Series and Empire Super Sprints for Labor Day Double Play

WEEDSPORT, NY – Aug. 28, 2019 – In the small New York town of Weedsport lies the historic three-eighths-of-a-mile dirt oval where all the legends of Big Block Modified racing have made their mark. The Super DIRTcar Series has stopped twice at Weedsport Speedway in 2019 with eight-time Series Champion Matt Sheppard and his rival from Ransomville Erick Rudolph splitting the pair of 100-lappers.

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SHEPPARD FLEXES MUSCLE WITH SIXTH SERIES WIN

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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.

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