Hoosier Weekly Championship Adds Weedsport Dates

Erick Rudolph in action at Weedsport Speedway.

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Weedsport Speedway and DIRTcar officials have announced that all big-block modified and sportsman events held at Weedsport Speedway this year will be part of the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship.

The Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship point standings are calculated by totaling a driver’s best 16 finishes across all DIRTcar Northeast sanctioned events in the season.

The overall big-block modified champion will earn $5,000, while the sportsman champion will take home $1,000 from the year-end DIRTcar Northeast Banquet.

Weedsport Speedway will host a total of six Big Block Modified events this year, starting with the A-Verdi Storage Containers Empire State Challenge on Sunday, May 19.

Further events will occur on May 27, June 9, June 16, July 28 and Sept. 2.

A total of five Sportsman events will take the green at The Port this year, starting with Heroes Remembered Weekend on Monday, May 27. That will be followed by races on July 2, July 28, Aug. 11 and Oct. 9.

Participants must hold a valid DIRTcar membership.

“I am excited that all Big Block and Sportsman events at Weedsport will be part of the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship,” said Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Northeast Director Dean Reynolds. “Jimmy (Phelps) and I were looking at the schedule for this year and how it was set up. We both noticed several races for big blocks and sportsman that aren’t series events, and Jimmy has agreed to sanction those events, so now all will count.

“It’s a great way for a team from another track to come to Weedsport on an off night to look to improve on their 16 best finishes towards the Hoosier points.”

Phelps, the Weedsport Speedway promoter, said that these special events at Weedsport will now carry even more weight.

“Anytime you race at Weedsport, it’s a big deal,” said Phelps. “But, with all of our big-block and sportsman events now linked to the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship, there is that much more to race for.

“It is a great incentive for teams and we look forward to being part of it.”