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After time trials and the heat races:
Frank Heckenast Jr. set fast time in the World of Outlaw time trials and spoke about his quick lap.
Ricky Newton set fast time in his Sportsman and told me about his win in the first qualifying heat.
Rocky Warner won his Sportsman heat race and talked about the quickly changing race surface.
Dave Marcuccilli got the win in the 3rd Sportsman heat and told me about his hopes for the feature.
Connor Cleveland told me about his win in the final Sportsman heat and his win at Fonda.
Frank Heckenast Jr. led every lap to win the 1st WoO heat and told me about the inside line.
Josh Richards has won heats in 13 of 16 races so far and talked about his two jobs at the track.
Rick Eckert talked his heat race win and told me the story of how he got the nickname “Scrub”.
After the features:
Rocky Warner took over the lead on lap 9 and talked about his first trip to Weedsport’s Victory Hill.
Josh Richards lapped all but 4 cars on his way to a win and spoke about his dominating victory.
Shane Clanton was fast late and spoke about his race from sixth to second in the 40 lapper.
Frank Heckenast Jr. finished in third place and talked about getting better the last few races.
Brandon Overton picked up a spot late to finish fourth and spoke about the effect of lapped cars.
Rick Eckert started fifth, finished fifth and described how he lost a position late in the race.
Steve Casebolt faded from third to sixth and told me how he tried to work with his racecar.
What a fun night it was in Weedsport as the World of Outlaw Late Models were in town for the Fingerlakes 40. I forgot how fast these cars are and how sideways they get in the corners. After seeing a lot of crate Late Model stuff I quickly remembered why I was so into this series when it first started coming to Central New York.
A nice crowd was on hand as well as a few of our own local racers and they did well. Frank Heckenhast Jr. was the man to watch early as he set fast time and won his qualifying heat. But series point leader Josh Richards was fast also winning his heat as did veteran Rick Eckert.
Richards drew the pole and just flat out ran away from everyone as he lapped all but four cars and if the race was five laps longer he may have lapped all but two. Shane Clanton was the show to watch late as he came from sixth to second but he had nothing for Richards.
I got some nice interviews with some of the guys and you’ll hear more of those in the next two days as we plan on getting another show in Friday while debating on whether to go Saturday or Sunday. So be sure to come back here for more as we have a lot we will release on Thursday and Friday plus I hope to get back in the studio today.
Rocky Warner won his sixth race of the season in the 25 lap Sportsman feature and it now makes two in a row as he won last Sunday at Utica Rome. Connor Cleveland made a charge at one point but Warner was mostly unchallenged at the front and handled lapped traffic very well. Corey Barker led the first laps before falling to fourth but still enjoyed a top five.
Weedsport Speedway continues to impress as the new LED lighting is as good if not better than day light. Plus they can pulse the lights to music and do all kind of fun things that were not possible before. It’s first class all the way people. If you haven’t been there you need to go…period.
Like I said be sure to come back as we have a lot of good things coming up as well as some WoO Late Model racers that we chatted with early on Thursday. Have a great hump day and we’ll see you tomorrow.