Dave Marcuccilli Holds a Slim 2-Point Lead on Kevin Ridley
WEEDSPORT, NY (August 8, 2017) – With the WACK 1420AM ESS Legends Reunion fueled by Pit Stop Convenience Stores on tap this Sunday at Weedsport Speedway, the Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series will also again be in action with Dave Marcuccilli and Kevin Ridley leading a tight race at the top of the standings.
Marcuccilli currently holds the lead by a mere 2-points over Ridley thanks in part to a recent victory in the Industrial Tire of CNY Sportsman Classic on July 3. Like Ridley, Marcuccilli has earned one victory as well as three top five and three top ten finishes in three starts this season.
Weedsport’s 2015 champion, Marcuccilli most recently finished second at Weedsport, behind Rocky Warner, during Hall of Fame 100 weekend on July 11.
Ridley earned his Weedsport victory in the season opener on June 25 and he hasn’t looked back since. Following his dominating win on June 25, Ridley has posted two fourth place finishes in the No. 20X to keep pace with the Marcuccilli No. M1.
Factoring in the always tough field at Weedsport events, the current runs by Marcuccilli and Ridley are even more stellar, as they are the only drivers to finish in the top five in all three races.
The only driver that comes close to that mark is the driver riding third in the standings, Tyler Trump. Driving the No. 9X, Trump has scored just one top five, but joins Marcuccilli and Ridley as the only shoes with three top ten runs in 2017.
Starting the season on a high note, Trump finished second to Ridley in the opener and has since scored two seventh place finishes to ride just 23-points out of the championship lead.
Three races into the season, Taylor Caprara and Kevin Root sit fourth and fifth in the standings each with one top five and two top ten finishes.
Corey Barker, Hall of Fame weekend winner Rocky Warner, Nick Guererri, Ron Davis III, and Will Shields are the current top ten.
A total of 17 drivers have started all three events at Weedsport this season.
Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. on August 13 with grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m. Qualifying will hit the Speedway at 6:40 p.m. with opening ceremonies set for 7 p.m.
General admission seating is available on August 13 for only $15. Students 11-17 will be admitted for $5 with kids 10 and under FREE.
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Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series Top 15 (as of July 11):
1. M1 – Dave Marcuccilli: 177*
2. 20X – Kevin Ridley: 175*
3. 9X – Tyler Trump: 154
4. 21 – Taylor Caprara: 132
5. 34 – Kevin Root: 123
6. 31 – Corey Barker: 123
7. 1J – Rocky Warner: 122*
8. 25G – Nick Guererri: 119
9. 32R – Ron Davis III: 112
10. 82 – Will Shields: 111
11. 7C – Glenn Forward: 108
12. 99 – Ben Wheeler: 106
13. 1X – Will Decker Jr.: 103
14. 15 – Todd Root: 98
15. 24K – Nick Krause: 91
About Weedsport Speedway: Purchased in 2013 by Al Heinke, Weedsport Speedway has returned to a real racers track, providing a complete venue for racers, their families and friends, and for the fans looking for motorsports entertainment. Officially opened for the first time on July 24, 1955 – the Weedsport Speedway 3/8 mile dirt oval has produced a legendary list of drivers and champions including Will Cagle, Danny Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Alan Johnson, Jack Johnson, and Dave Lape to name a few. Today the facility welcomes the best of the best in dirt short track racing from the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series to the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds along with the DIRTcar 358-Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and more. While racing entertainment is the focal point, Weedsport Speedway has gone the extra mile in welcoming Weedsport Productions, which brings the facility full circle with a dedicated digital entertainment team for web, television, and on site screen usage.