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Rain postpones Weedsport Speedway Super DIRTcar Series event to Sunday

weedsport-speedway-transparent-2-1024x299Gates open at noon – racing at 1 pm – for $20,000-to-win All Ways 150

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – October 24, 2015 – Rain halted racing action at Weedsport Speedway’s Last Call at the Port Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified All Ways 150 Saturday.

The event has been rescheduled for today – Sunday, October 25 – gates open at noon – racing action starts at 1 p.m.

Weedsport’s World of Outlaw Sprint Series event follows at its regularly scheduled time.

Qualifying heats for the $20,000-to-win All Ways 150 have been completed. Consolation events and the feature remain.

For additional information, visit the Weedsport Speedway web site – http://www.weedsportspeedway.com/

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Jimmy Phelps Takes Bud Light 125 at Weedsport

Super Dirt LogoWEEDSPORT, N.Y. – October 23, 2015 – Jimmy Phelps, coming off a 358 Modified victory in the Salute to the Troops 150 during NAPA Super DIRT Week at the Syracuse Fairgrounds, was back for more Friday at Weedsport Speedway’s ‘Last Call at the Port’ Bud Light 125.

Phelps prevailed in a stop-and-start grueling affair that lasted over and hour and required 16 cautions and a red flag. Along the way, he turned many a contested lap racing with Larry Wight, Matt Sheppard, Pat Ward and 358-Modified Series title contender Chris Raabe.

He took the lead for the first time on lap 78 after going wheel-to-wheel with Wight and Sheppard only to have the pass nullified by the tenth caution of the night.

Phelps finally eluded Sheppard with four laps remaining while Wight faded slightly and was pressured by Mat Williamson. Farther back, Bernard was content to hold his ground and settle for eighth, sufficient to secure the 358 Modified Series championship.

When Sheppard weighed in too light during post-race inspection, Wight became the official runner-up with Williamson (from 30th on the grid) third, Ryan Susice fourth and Danny Johnson fifth.

Raabe, the series point leader at the start of the race and David Hebert – two points back and seven ahead of Bernard, were both slowed with tire and wheel problems by the halfway point.

Bernard rose as high as sixth, but he got more conservative once his closest rivals fell out of contention.

“The track was pretty rough,” Bernard said. “When you have a chance to win a championship in a series that has been going on all season, you don’t want to lose control. I decided to make sure I could finish the race.”

Bernard thanked his father, sponsor and crew chief Robert and sponsors Yokohama, NAPA Auto Parts, Toyo Tires and Federated.

The 2015 Autodrome Drummond track champion also thanked the fans at Weedsport and beyond. “I have a lot of fans that come by the trailer each week and it means a lot,” he said.

Day number two of Weedsport’s three-day Last Call at the Port event gets underway Saturday at 6 p.m. headlined by the Super DIRTcar Series $20,000-to-win All Ways 150 for Big-Block Modifieds.

DIRTcar NE 358 Modified Series Bud Light 125; Oct. 23, 2015

A-Main (125 Laps): start in (*)

1. 99J Jimmy Phelps – Baldwinsville, N.Y. (7)

2. 99L Larry Wight – Phoenix, N.Y. (4)

3. 6 Mat Williamson – St. Catharines, ON (30)

4. R38 Ryan Susice – Ransomville, N.Y. (20)

5. 27j Danny Johnson – Rochester, N.Y. (10)

6. 42p Pat Ward – Genoa, N.Y. (9)

7. 21k Randy Chrysler – Tuscarora Nation N.Y. (12)

8. 54 Steve Bernard – Abbotsford, QC (13)

9. 56 Vince Vitale – Cato, N.Y. (8)

10. 1R Danny O’Brien – Kingston, ON (11)

11. 25 Erick Rudolph – Ransomville, N.Y. (14)

12. 12j Nick Joy – Lyndonville, N.Y. (25)

13. 93 Ryan Bartlett – Adams Center, N.Y. (18)

14. 3 Mark Kislowski – Ballston Spa, N.Y. (16)

15. 3x Gage Morin – Cornwall, ON (21)

16. 7 Michael Maresca – Potsdam, N.Y. (25)

17. 16 Lance Willix – Teresa, NY (27)

18. 01 Chris Raabe – Napanee, ON (3)

19. 82 Roy Shields – Waterloo, N.Y. (29)

20. ONE David Hebert – St. Damase, QC (19)

21. 21 Kenny Wills – Ransomville, N.Y. (1)

22. 9J Jordan McCreadie – Watertown, N. Y. (22)

23. 678 John Smith – Niagra Falls, NY (28)

24. 22c Mario Clair – St. Amand, QC (15)

25. J11 James Sweeting – N.Y. (26)

26. 91 Billy Decker – Unadilla, N.Y. (5)

27. 66x Carey Terrance – Hogansburg, N.Y. (6)

28. 21 Yan Bussiere – Drummondville, QC (2)

29. 02 Roy Bresnahan – Palermo, N.Y. (24)

30. 9h Matt Sheppard – Waterloo, N.Y. (17)

Qualifying Heats (8 laps, top 5 transfer, top 3 redraw)

Heat 1: Ward, Terrance, J Phelps, Bernard, Sheppard, Morin, Joy, Shields

Heat 2: Bussiere, D Johnson, Vitale, Rudolph, Bartlett, Maresca, Willix, Williamson

Heat 3: Wight, Decker, Chrysler, Clair, Hebert, McCreadie, Sweeting, Murphy

Heat 4: Wills, Raabe, O’Brien, Kislowski, Susice, Bresnahan, Smith

The Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast Region is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Chevy Performance Parts, NAPA Auto Parts, Pole Position Raceway and Dig Safely New York. Contingency sponsors are ASI, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, FX Caprara, Fox Shox, Impact Race Products, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, Motorsports Safety Systems, MSD Performance, Racing Electronics, Superflow, TNT Rescue and Wrisco Aluminum.

Its Race Day at The New London Waterford Speedbowl

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WATERFORD – More than 100 drivers pulled into the New London Waterford Speedbowl Friday for an open practice session prior to this weekend’s Bemer’s Super Bowl of Auto Racing.Included in the crowded paddock area is the new Whelen Modified Tour Rookie of the Year. Chase Dowling, however, won’t be competing in a Modified this weekend. He’ll be returning to his Legends roots.Dowling, a former Legends champ, will be competing in a car owned by Mike Molleur in the $2,000 to win Battle of the Sound. And Dowling just isn’t making a token appearance. He had the fastest car in practice.
More than 50 Legends cars are expected for qualifying today, including drivers from all over the East Coast. The field includes Devin O’Connell of Madison, who recently won the World Championship in the Legends Semipro Road Course division. Another fast car in practice was driven by Connor Pyle of Scottsdale, Arizona, who is now living in North Carolina. He has competed in events in South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Las Vegas and California and has won eight races.
Another big story is taking place in the Granite State Pro Stock Division, which is making its first appearance at the Speedbowl. Jason Palmer, Waterford’s 2015 Late Model champ, has converted his car into a Pro Stock and will be trying to make the field for Saturday’s 150-lap race.
There still is plenty of talent in the Late Models. Gerald DeGasperre, who has won seven Late Model titles at Seekonk Speedway, will be competing at the Speedbowl for the first time. Also in action will be Ernie Larose, who has purchased the car driven to victory in the final Speedbowl race of the season by three-time champ Bruce Thomas.
“We made the deal as soon as the race was over,” Larose said, “and now this is going to be my car for next year.”
Among the SK Modified newcomers taking advantage of Friday’s practice session were Matt Hirschman, who will be trying to win the $5,000 first-place purse in the Sunday’s Modified Nationals. Ryan Preece, Ronnie Williams, Tommy Membrino, Kyle Trainer and Matt Galko were also on hand.
The action stars Saturday with qualifying at 1:30 p.m.Features are scheduled to get under way at 4:30.
The first feature will be a 20-lap Bandelros race, followed by the a 40-lap Mini Stock feature, paying $1,000 to the winner. Next will be a 35-lap feature for the New England Race Trucks feature, followed by the 150-lap Granite State Pro Stock feature. The X Cars and Super X Cars will be involved in 20-lap features, followed by a 40-lap Limited Sportsman feature with $1,000 going to the winner.
Sunday the drivers in the Tri Track Open Modified will arrive at the Speedbowl. The field will be divided into two 35-lap qualifying races. Each race will pay $3,000 to the winners. The top finishers will advance to the 65-lap main event, worth $5,000 to the winners.
Other features Sunday include the Legends 35-lap Battle of the Sound, a 25-lap SK Light race, a 30-lap Late Model race and the 75-lap Modified Nationals.
Contingency sponsor for the entire weekend is David Prinz of Prinzcision Racing, will be awarding two $50 bonuses for each of the 12 feature divisions.