The Super DIRTcar Series stars and cars will make their final visit of 2018 to Weedsport Speedway this Labor Day Monday for the Labor Day Double Play, which will play out more like a “triple play.”
Celebrating Labor Day in style, the event will feature the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds, the ESS Sprint Cars, and the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series.
With support of Stirling Lubricants, based out of Rochester, N.Y., the Labor Day Triple Play purse has received a significant increase, now paying $8,000 to the winner with $700 to take the green along with an extraordinary Last Chance Showdown bonus.
“We are proud to announce this purse increase with the help from Stirling Lubricants,” said Weedsport Speedway General Manager, Jimmy Phelps. “We feel strongly that a well-balanced pay structure is the key to success of the Super DIRTcar Series and its competitors.”
With 36 or more entries, the evening will include a Last Chance Showdown for all non-qualified cars with the top five finishers earning money. The winner of the Last Chance Showdown can either walk away with $800 or take the gamble and take the 31ststarting position in the Labor Day 100 main event.
With 35 entries or less, all non-qualified cars will earn $200 tow money, which is a big bonus.
The trifecta event will be the series third stop at The Port after visiting back on Memorial Day and last month for the Hall of Fame 100.
Stewart Friesen and Erick Rudolph have been the top contenders to take the money and run over hot shoes Matt Sheppard, Max McLaughlin, Jimmy Phelps, Danny Johnson, Brett Hearn, and more.
One driver who has been consistent at The Port this season is the young gun ‘Mad’ Max McLaughlin. McLaughlin has finished runner up both times the Super DIRTcar Series has been to town. With two second-place finishes in his backyard, will McLaughlin come out on top and pick up his first career Super DIRTcar Series victory?
The 18-year-old, currently sitting third in the points standings, is inching closer to his first premier Big Block Modified Series victory. His car owner, Al Heinke, also owns Weedsport Speedway, so to earn his first victory on Monday would be a home run for the entire team.
“I want to win at Weedsport not just for Al, but for the whole organization,” McLaughlin said. “It would be an awesome thing to do and it would mean the world to us and to Al. He’s the reason I’m even in a race car. If we were able to get our first Super DIRTcar Series win at Weedsport, that would be incredible.”
Now with the increased purse you can expect to see many other hot shoes make their way to The Port to compete for the $8,000 payday such as Tim Fuller, Larry Wight, Billy Dunn, Chris Hile, Mike Mahaney, and more.
Not only is the enhanced purse a draw for many drivers, but an even bigger bonus is on the line for the September 3rdevent at Weedsport Speedway. The Labor Day Triple Play awards a guaranteed starting position for Super DIRT Week in October at Oswego Speedway. Four lucky drivers have collected guaranteed starting spots so far: Stewart Friesen, Max McLaughlin, Matt Sheppard, and Erick Rudolph. Who will be the drive