SUPER DIRTcar: Weedsport Speedway’s ‘Hall of Fame 100’ features $10,000-to-win Big-Block Modified Race

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WEEDSPORT, NY — official release — Mike Johnson Photo — It’s history in the making next week at the newly refurbished Weedsport Speedway. The classic Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame race returns to its roots at 1 Speedway Drive for two days celebrating racing history.

The annual DIRTcar Hall of Fame induction ceremony kicks off the celebration Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m., exonerating the careers of Lloyd Holt, Charlie Rudolph, and Mike Colsten, among others. The mighty Big Block Modifieds hit the track the following day for the Hall of Fame 100, the first Super DIRTcar Series race at Weedsport since July 2011.

“This is one of the tracks I started racing at. I have had a lot of laps, and a lot of success there, really looking forward to getting back there,” said Big-Block driver Justin Haers on returning to Weedsport.

Haers added on the updates to the grounds, “I am interested in seeing the facility and the upgrades. After seeing all of these pictures online it really makes me eager to see the updates and change in person.  I know the track will be great as always, and I am sure there will be a huge crowd.”

“We think it’s going to be a great event and a great week,” said Modified racer Jimmy Phelps, who has also been instrumental in event management and promotion at Weedsport Speedway. “The August 7 Hall of Fame 100 is probably the keynote on our schedule. To be able to bring the Super DIRTcar Series back to where it started means a ton to us.”

Weedsport Speedway’s new owners are so excited for the return of the Super DIRTcar Series that they have decided to raise the stakes. Thursday’s ‘Hall of Fame 100’ will pay $500 to start and $10,000 to win, boasting an impressive total purse of $37,350.

Those fans not in attendance at the Sunday, July 27, Sportsman Classic at Weedsport Speedway may find a welcome surprise next week. The modernized facility features updated grandstands, a new tower and even some changes in concessions.

“We’re looking forward to having a facility that’s real comfortable for the fans,” Phelps said. “The excitement level, whether it be from the racing community or from the local community, has been wonderful.”

Phelps said the Weedsport Speedway team is looking forward to coordinating next week’s racing with the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and is happy to to see the museum, a landmark for local racing, grow in influence.

“The Hall of Fame is an organization that is getting some legs again, and I think there are some good things in the future,” Phelps said. “I think as we’ve reenergized the place, and we’ve been working around there and things are starting to happen, it’s starting to really draw some attention back.”

At the induction ceremony, which is set to begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, three of racing’s best will unveil their newly added portraits in the Hall of Fame. Lloyd Holt, once a regular at Waterloo Maple Grove Speedway, Charlie Rudolph, who ranks among the top 40 in Big Block Modified wins, and Mike Colsten, a famed Late Model racer, will be honored for their racing careers. Additionally, the Gene DeWitt Owner’s Award, Mechanic Award and Gate Racing News “Women in Racing” Award will be presented to motorsports notables.

The “Hall of Fame” race night takes over the Weedsport property Thursday, Aug. 7, for a $10,000-to-win, 100-lap feature for the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series as well as full nights for Sportsman Modifieds and the Midstate Antique Stock Car Club. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. with racing scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For more information about the Super DIRTcar Series, visitwww.superdirtcarseries.com.

AT A GLANCE

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: DIRTcar Hall of Fame and Classic Car Museum, 1 Speedway Drive, Weedsport, N.Y.

More information: dirthalloffame-classiccarmuseum.com

‘Hall of Fame 100’ Race Night

Date: Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

Time: Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., racing begins 7 p.m.

Location: Weedsport Speedway, 1 Speedway Drive, Weedsport, N.Y.

Directions: I-90 to exit 40, then 1.0 mile south on S.R. 34, then east on S.R. 31

About the track: High-banked 3/8ths mile clay oval

More track information: weedsportspeedway.com |@WeedsportSpdwy | facebook.com/weedsportspeedway

More series information: superdirtcarseries.com | @ SuperDIRTcar facebook.com/DIRTcar

Super DIRTcar Series ‘Hall of Fame 100’ Purse: 1-$10,000; 2-$5,000; 3-$3,500; 4-$2,000; 5-$1,600; 6-$1,400; 7-$1,200; 8-$1,000; 9-$800; 10-$700; 11-$600; 12-$550; 13-$500; 14-$500; 15-$500; 16-$500; 17-$500; 18-$500; 19-$500; 20-$500; 21-$500; 22-$500; 23-$500; 24-$500; 25-$500; 26-$500; 27-$500; 28-$500; 29-$500; 30-$500

Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series Driver Points (Top 30)

as of 7/31/14
No. Driver Total Series Bonus Diff Wins Top 5 Top 10 Starts
1 9H Matt Sheppard 624 624 0 0 2 5 7 7
2 91d Billy Decker 572 572 0 -52 1 5 5 7
3 20 Brett Hearn 569 569 0 -55 0 4 7 7
4 98H Jimmy Phelps 500 500 0 -124 0 2 6 7
5 27J Danny Johnson 458 458 0 -166 2 2 3 7
6 21a Pete Britten 446 446 0 -178 0 1 4 7
7 49 Billy Dunn 417 417 0 -207 0 2 4 7
8 25 Erick Rudolph 408 408 0 -216 1 1 2 7
9 3 Justin Haers 408 408 0 -216 1 1 2 7
10 84 Gary Tomkins 400 400 0 -224 0 2 3 7
11 99L Larry Wight 398 398 0 -226 0 1 2 7
12 74 Matt Billings 372 372 0 -252 0 2 3 6
13 10V Billy VanInwegen 365 365 0 -259 0 0 2 7
14 1F Stewart Friesen 354 354 0 -270 0 2 4 5
15 42P Pat Ward 343 343 0 -281 0 0 0 7
16 8 Rich Scagliotta 334 334 0 -290 0 0 1 7
17 43 Keith Flach 330 330 0 -294 0 0 0 7
18 35 Mike Perrotte 251 251 0 -373 0 0 0 6
19 6m Mat Williamson 198 198 0 -426 0 1 2 3
20 4* Tim McCreadie 182 182 0 -442 0 1 1 3

 

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