DIRTcar Sportsman Central Region Opens Sunday At Weedsport With Classic 75

Story By: DAN KAPUSCINSKI / WEEDSPORT SPEEDWAY – WEEDSPORT, NY – The seventh running of the prestigious Sportsman Classic 75 will take place this Sunday at Weedsport Speedway, paying $2,500 to the winner of the 75-lap affair, presented by Stirling Lubricants and Champion Racing Oil.

The Sportsman crown jewel event will be the first of the season for the DIRTcar Sportsman Central Region schedule and will see an increased purse from sixth on back, paying each starter at least $150 to take the green.

“This event is no doubt a staple of the Weedsport Speedway schedule,” said Weedsport Speedway promoter, Jimmy Phelps. “Having the event earlier in the season and pairing the Sportsman with the Big Block Modifieds, will make this night a can’t miss race for fans in the area. The Sportsman put on such great racing here at Weedsport and we can expect more of the same this Sunday.”

On track action will begin at 6 p.m. this Sunday, June 13 with pit gates opening at 3 p.m. and grandstand gates swinging open at 4 p.m.

Previous winners of the Sportsman Classic include James Michael Friesen, Dave Marcuccilli, Ronnie Davis III and most recently, Jackson Gill. Sunday’s 75-lap event will be the second Sportsman event of the year at Weedsport.

Matt Guererri earned his first career Weedsport win back on May 30 over Brett Senek, Zach Payne, Dalton Rombaugh and Brian Calabrese. These same pilots can be expected on Sunday joined by DIRTcar Sportsman Weekly Championship contenders Andrew Buff, Zach Sobotka, Tyler Corcoran, Alan Fink, Tyler Murray, Chris Mackey, Matt Janczuk, Mike Fowler and more.

As mentioned, Sunday will also be the second Modified event of the season at Weedsport with a $2,500 to win, 35-lapper on the card.

Modified heat lineups will be determined by the luck of the draw on June 13, with top heat race finishers moving to a re-draw for the 35-lap main event.

On May 30, Mat Williamson came on late to overtake early leader Bill Decker in the opening Modified event of the season at Weedsport, as part of the Super DIRTcar Series Heroes Remembered 100.

Stewart Friesen, Justin Haers and Jimmy Phelps filled the top five slots on Sunday, and as a result join Williamson and Decker at the top of the point sheet at The Port.

DIRTcar 358-Modifieds are welcome to join the lineup with the Big Blocks on June 13, following the ruleset posted below.

The NY6A 600cc Micro Sprints will also join the lineup, making for a three division card.

Tickets are already on sale for June 13 with reserved seating set at $30 and general admission seating available to those 18 and older for $25. Youth general admission will be set at $10 with kids 10 and under free.

Pit admission is $30 for DIRTcar members and $35 for non-members.

The Weedsport Speedway Campground is also now officially open for reservations for the 2021 season.

DIRTcar 358 Rules in effect but must run at the following weights:

A. All 358 DIRTcar Modifieds utilizing a Brodix “Spec.” DIRTcar 358 Modified engine with the spec intake manifold (reference 17.1.2.A.; 17.1.3; 17.3 A.) and spec. Schoenfeld and Beyea headers and a steel or aluminum oil pan must maintain a minimum weight of 2,450 lbs. Chrysler using spec Stanton intake # P4532966SR must weigh 2500.

B. All 358 DIRTcar Modifieds utilizing a DIRTcar 358 Modified engine with the Brodix “Spec” heads, ported intake and “tri-y” exhaust must maintain a minimum weight of 2,550.