Weedsport Hosts Super DIRT Week Kickoff

WEEDSPORT, NY — Sept. 19, 2018 — The 47th running of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week will take place throughout Central New York from October 3-7 with the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds attacking the Weedsport Speedway oval on Wednesday, October 3 for the St. Lawrence Radiology 100.

Reserved seating and camping are still available for the kick-off to racing’s biggest party on the speedway website.

Weedsport Speedway’s Super DIRT Week Kickoff Party, presented by Ferris Industries, will start pre-race as Cortland, NY-based country music band, Small Town Shade, will perform before the action begins in the Weedsport Speedway Midway from 5-7 p.m.

The DIRTcar 358 Modifieds will be joined by the DIRTcar Sportsman on October 3 for a one-two punch of action as a precursor to the Super DIRT Week finale at Oswego Speedway on Sunday, October 7.

As of September 14, there have been six 358 Modified Regional touring events completed with ‘Super’ Matt Sheppard and Tim Fuller scoring two victories along with Carey Terrance and Tim Sears Jr. also visiting Victory Lane.

Despite not reaching Victory Lane, Steve Bernier leads the current Northern Regional standings, while Sears is at the top of the Southern Regional standings.

Weedsport Speedway’s Super DIRT Week Kickoff, presented by Ferris Industries, will be the second of four stops for the 358 Modified tour during Super DIRT Week with action also being contested at Utica-Rome Speedway, Brewerton Speedway, and Oswego Speedway.

Weedsport’s October 3 event will be the third race on the championship schedule for the DIRTcar Sportsman following the September 28 event as a part of Fulton Speedway’s Outlaw 200 Weekend and the October 2 Super DIRT Week event at Utica-Rome Speedway.

Dave Marcuccilli won the most recent Sportsman event at Weedsport on July 3 in the Sportsman Classic.

Joining Marcuccilli as Sportsman winners this season are Shane Pecore, Kevin Root, Taylor Caprara, Martin Pellitier, Bob Henry Jr., Alan Fink and Brad Rouse.

Pit gates will open on October 3 at 4 p.m. with grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m. and opening ceremonies set for 7:30 p.m.

General admission seating will be available for $25 with reserved seating priced at $29. Kids 11-17 will be admitted in general admission for $10 with kids 10 and under FREE. Non-member pit admission will be $35 with member pit prices set at $30.

Free fan pit pass upgrades are not available for this show.

For more information on Weedsport Speedway including the remaining schedule of events visit the speedway website.

About Weedsport Speedway: Purchased in 2013 by Al Heinke, Weedsport Speedway has returned to a real racers track, providing a complete venue for racers, their families and friends, and for the fans looking for motorsports entertainment. 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. Today the facility welcomes the best of the best in dirt short track racing from the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series to the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds along with the DIRTcar 358-Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and more. While racing entertainment is the focal point, Weedsport Speedway has gone the extra mile in welcoming Weedsport Productions, which brings the facility full circle with a dedicated digital entertainment team for web, television, and on site screen usage.