WEEDSPORT, NY (July 4, 2017) – Dave Marcuccilli dominated the Sportsman Classic 75 presented by Industrial Tire of CNY at Weedsport Speedway on Monday evening, becoming the first driver to win the $2,500 Sportsman crown jewel twice.

Starting from third position, Marcuccilli took the lead from Glenn Forward on lap 14 and never looked back, out running Rocky Warner and Corey Barker in the late stages for the score in the Super DIRTcar Sportsman Series event.

Opening night winner Kevin Ridley came home in fourth position with Forward finishing the top five. Defending champion Ronnie Davis III, Tyler Trump, Taylor Caprara, B-main winner Dave Schilling, and Billy Clark Jr. finished the front ten spots.

Schilling won the 10 lap B-Main presented by Universal Sales & Accessories and opted to start the Classic from 31st position as opposed to taking the $300 prize.

A total of 65 DIRTcar Sportsman were in the pit area on Monday with 25 cars starting the 10-lap non-qualifier B-Main.

Forward and Clark started the 31-car, 75-lap Classic, from the front row with Forward racing to the early lead in the No. 7C. With Forward out front, it was Marcuccilli and Trump making moves early on as Marcuccilli immediately fell into the runner-up position with Trump racing from sixth to fourth by the race’s fifth circuit.

Forward and Marcuccilli would run away and hide early on in the long-distance special as Forward found lapped traffic by lap 12. Leading the field by nearly a full straight away, the duo of Forward and Marcuccilli sliced through traffic with ease eventually setting into a bumper to bumper battle.

As the traffic grew, Marcuccilli and his No. M1 machine looked more and more as the car to beat and it was proven on lap 14 as Marcuccilli slid under Forward for the top spot in turn four.

Marcuccilli immediately built a sizeable lead while Rocky Warner, Corey Barker, and Ronnie Davis III began their march through the pack. All three started deep in the field

with Warner coming from 15th, Barker from 20th, and Davis from 28th. Warner had found the seventh position by lap 20 while Barker and Davis were creeping toward the top ten.

The night’s first caution would wave on lap 20 for a slowing Nick Krause, who would be done for the night. When the field came back to green Marcuccilli led Forward, Clark, Trump, Nick Guererri, Ridley, Warner, Shane Pecore, James Michael Friesen, and Kevin Root.

Unfortunately for Root his top ten run would end on the restart as he tangled with Alan Fink coming to the green, bringing out another caution.

Once back underway Marcuccilli and Forward continued their drive out front as Ridley began to put himself into position in the No. 20X.

One by one Ridley pressed into the top five passing Trump on lap 23 and then Guererri on lap 26 to work into the fourth position before the night’s third caution fell on lap 33 for Kyle Inman, who found the back-stretch wall.

On the restart Marcuccilli continued to show the way ahead of Forward, Clark, Ridley, Guererri, Trump, Warner, Barker, and Pecore.

Another long green flag stretch allowed several drivers to continue to move forward including Ridley, Warner, Barker, and Davis.

Just passed halfway Marcuccilli, Forward, and Clark continued to hold court but Ridley and Warner were on the hammer behind them. Making his way by Guererri and Trump, Warner next picked off Ridley at lap 47 before diving under Clark for third on lap 54.

Behind Warner and Ridley it was Barker and Davis seemingly working in unison as they edged closer to the top five as the laps ticked away.

Maruccilli, Forward, and Warner were now the front runners, and they were spaced evenly at the front of the pack. Ridley wanted to join the party and on lap 60 finally worked by Clark to hit fourth. As he tried to give chase to the top three.

Another caution hit the Speedway at lap 62 for a spinning Jackson Gill, which tightened the field for a dash to the checkers.

Warner used this restart to beat Forward for the second position as the Barker No. 31 was shot out of a cannon further behind, sliding into fourth at lap 67.

The field was slowed one last time at lap 70 for a Mike Stanton spin in turn two, which gave Warner the chance he needed to make one last attempt at Marcuccilli for the lead.

However, as the field came back to green for the final five laps it was clear that Marcuccilli would not be denied in his bid for a second Sportsman Classic crown.

Warner held on for the second position while Barker made a great drive to best Ridley for third on the final lap of the event.

With the victory, Marcuccilli joins Ridley as winners in the Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series this season at Weedsport, which will continue on Tuesday, July 11 alongside the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Hall of Fame 100.

Joining the Sportsman on Monday were the NY6A Micro Sprints and the TUSA Mod Lites.

Tyler Walker would run away with the NY6A Micro Sprint main event title over Scott Kruetter Jim Young, Brian Vetter, and Nate Hendrix in the top five.

A stout field of 31 Micros were in the pit area Monday night.

In the TUSA Mod Lite main it was Joe Isabell making a last corner pass on Mike Mullen for the win. Zach Babcock would come on to finish second ahead of Jeff May, Mullen, and Jeff Sykes in the top five.

Weedsport Speedway returns to action on Tuesday, July 11 for the Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame 100, coupled with the third round of the Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series.

For a full 2017 Weedsport Speedway schedule and detailed information on the July 11 Hall of Fame 100, be sure to visit online at www.weedsportspeedway.com. Fans can also FOLLOW on Twitter @WeedsportSpdwy and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/weedsportspeedway.

4th annual Sportsman Classic 75 pres. by Industrial Tire of CNY Weedsport Speedway – Weedsport, NY Monday, July 3 Beyea Custom Headers Sportsman Shootout Series Sportsman Classic (75-laps): 1. M1 – DAVE MARCUCCILLI, 2. 1J – Rocky Warner, 3. 31 – Corey Barker, 4. 20X – Kevin Ridley, 5. 7C – Glenn Forward, 6. 32R – Ron Davis III, 7. 9X – Tyler Trump, 8. 21 – Taylor Caprara, 9. 20 – Dave Schilling, 10. 99 – Billy Clark Jr., 11. 0 – Shane Pecore, 12. 67G – Eric Giguere, 13.

15 – Todd Root, 14. 52 – James Michael Friesen, 15. 3M – Mike Stanton, 16. 12G – Matt Guererri, 17. 25G – Nick Guererri, 18. 82 – Will Shields, 19. 35 – Tom Cook, 20. 60 – Jackson Gill, 21. 31K – Kane Bristol, 22. 99 – Ben Wheeler, 23. 1X – Willy Decker Jr., 24. 52 – Jessica Power, 25. 87 – Rocco Leone, 26. 38 – Zach Sobotka, 27. 713 – Tom Collins, 28. 20K – Kyle Inman, 29. 34 – Kevin Root, 30. 8 – Alan Fink, 31. 24K – Nick Krause Heat #1 (8-laps, 3-Qualify): 1. 20X – Kevin Ridley, 2. 9X – Tyler Trump, 3. 52 – James Michael Friesen, 4. 87 – Rocco Leone, 5. 67G – Eric Giguere, 6. 24P – Brian Pessolano, 7. 5 – Ricky Yelle, 8. 15B – Brianna Ladouceur, 9. 49C – Carl Warren, 10. 32R – Ron Davis III, 11. 77 – Ben Karlsen Heat #2 (8-laps, 3-Qualify): 1. 38 – Zach Sobotka, 2. 8 – Alan Fink, 3. 21 – Taylor Caprara, 4. 1X – Willy Decker Jr., 5. 52 – Jessica Power, 6. 20 – Dave Schilling, 7. 27Z – Dylan Zacharias, 8. 11N – Ricky Newton, 9. 34L – Pat LaPage, 10. 98T – Tyler Thompson, 11. 8 – Zach McBride Heat #3 (8-laps, 3-Qualify): 1. 99 – Ben Wheeler, 2. 25G – Nick Guererri, 3. 1J – Rocky Warner, 4. 713 – Tom Collins, 5. 20 – Jason Shipclark, 6. 20K – Kyle Inman, 7. 1R – Ricky Thompson, 8. 22C – Cedric Geauvreau, 9. 132 – Brandon Michaud, 10. 99R – Anthony Rasmussen, 11. 21C – Jeff Devoll, Heat #4 (8-laps, 3-Qualify): 1. 7C – Glenn Forward, 2. 12G – Matt Guererri, 3. 3 – Mike Stanton, 4. 31 – Corey Barker, 5. 15 – Todd Root, 6. 415 – Andrew Wren, 7. 1D – Roy Delormier, 8. 94 – Gabriel Cyr, 9. 4 – Tim Murphy, 10. 117 – CJ Castelletti, 11. 18 – Tyler Singleton Heat #5 (8-laps, 3-Qualify): 1. 34 – Kevin Root, 2. 99 – Billy Clark, 3. 82 – Will Shields, 4. 24K – Nick Krause, 5. 35 – Tom Cook, 6. 90 – Nate Peckham, 7. 22J – Jeremy Dygert, 8. 72 – Mike Prentice, 9. 15D – Kyle DeMetro, 10. 11T – Jeff Taylor, 11. 1T – Charlie Tibbitts Heat #6 (8-laps, 3-Qualify): 1. M1 – Dave Marcuccilli, 2. 0 – Shane Pecore, 3. 31 – Kane Bristol, 4. 98 – Andrew Buff, 5. 60 – Jackson Gill, 6. 21X – Eric Williams, 7. 9T – Tim Baker, 8. 74 – Carl Inman, 9. JVS1 – Jim Spano, 10. 24 – Garrett Rushlow Consi #1 (10-laps, 2-Qualify): 1. 1X – Willy Decker Jr., 2. 87 – Rocco Leone, 3. 67G – Eric Giguere, 4. 20 – Dave Schilling, 5. 52 – Jessica Power, 6. 11N – Ricky Newton, 7. 24P – Brian Pessolano, 8. 15B – Brianna Ladouceur, 9. 8 – Zach McBride, 10. 34L – Patrick LaPage, 11. 5 – Ricky Yelle, 12. 49C – Carl Warren, 13. 32R – Ron Davis III Consi #2 (10-laps, 2-Qualify): 1. 31 – Corey Barker, 2. 15 – Todd Root, 3. 713 – Tom Collins, 4. 20K – Kyle Inman, 5. 20 – Jason Shipclark, 6. 117 – CJ Castelletti, 7. 1D – Roy Delormier, 8. 1R – Ricky Thompson, 9. 21C – Jeff Devolli, 10. 94 – Gabriel Cyr, 11. 22C – Cedric Garuveau, 12. 132 – Brandon Michard, 13. 4 – Tim Murphy, 14. 99R – Anthony Rasmussen Consi #3 (10-laps, 2-Qualify): 1. 60 – Jackson Gill, 2. 24K – Nick Krause, 3. 35 – Tom Cook, 4. 98 – Andrew Buff, 5. 22J – Jeremy Dygert, 6. 15D – Kyle Demetro, 7. 90 – Nate Peckham, 8. 9T – Tim Baker, 9. 21X –

Eric Williams, 10. 72 – Mike Prentice, 11. 11T – Jeff Taylor, 12. 24 – Garrett Rushlow, 13. 74 – Carl Inman, Universal Sales & Accessories B-Main (15-laps): 1. 20 – Dave Schilling, 2. 117 – CJ Castelletti, 3. 24P – Brian Pessolano, 4. 15B – Brianna Ladouceur, 5. 20 – Jason Shipclark, 6. 15D – Kyle Demetro, 7. 8 – Zach McBride, 8. 98 – Andrew Buff, 9. 9T – Tim Baker, 10. 22C – Cedric Gauvreau, 11. 24 – Garrett Rushlow, 12. 21X – Eric Williams, 13. 94 – Gabriel Cyr, 14. 5 – Ricky Yelle, 15. 90 – Nate Peckham, 16. 11T – Jeff Taylor, 17. 132 – Brandon Michard, 18. 11N – Ricky Newton, 19. 34L – Patrick LaPage, 20. 74 – Carl Inman, 21. 1R – Ricky Thompson 22. 21C – Jeff Devolli, 23. 3M – Mike Stanton, 24. 49C – Carl Warren, 25. 22J – Jeremy Dygert ** - Schilling opted to start 31st in the Sportsman Classic, turning down the $300 prize.

NY6A Micro Sprints Feature (20-laps): 1. 81 – TYLER WALKER, 2. 17K – Scott Kreutter, 3. 8 – Jim Young, 4. 33 – Brian Vetter, 5. 15 – Nate Hendrix, 6. 26J – Johnny Kolosek, 7. 00 – Pat Kelly, 8. 23 – John Smith, 9. 20C – Mickey Ciliberts, 10. 1 – Matt Smith, 11. 41W – Eric Wise, 12. 66 – Lisa Kratzer, 13. 33 – Clayton Brewer III, 14. 7 – Ivan Fornay, 15. 01 – Shelby Ogozaly, 16. 88 – Joshua Ames, 17. 9 – Jordan Hoody, 18. 007 – Garry Kratzer, 19. 62 – DJ Shuman, 20. 17F – Ray Sand Jr., 21. 29 – Darryl Ruggles, 22. 16 – Nick Goff Heat #1 (6-laps): 1. 81 – Tyler Walker, 2. 41W – Eric Wise, 3. 9 – Jordan Hoody, 4. 15 – Nate Hendrix, 5. 17K – Scott Kruetter, 6. 15C – Cheyenne Ling, 7. 26 – Ricky Pritchard, 8. 6 – Alex Trautman

Heat #2 (6-laps): 1. 1 – Matt Smith, 2. 01 – Shelby Ogozaly, 3. 62 – DJ Shuman, 4. 88 – Joshua Ames, 5. 66 – Lisa Kratzer, 6. 17 – Dan Knoll Jr., 7. 007 – Garry Kratzer, 8. 16 – Nick Goff

Heat #3 (6-laps): 1. 8 – Jim Young, 2. 29 – Darryl Ruggles, 3. 33 – Clayton Brewer III, 4. 26J – Johnny Kolosek, 5. 7 – Ivan Fornay, 6. 22 – Josh Livingston, 7. 20C – Mickey Ciliberts, 8. 44 – Casey Williams

Heat #4 (6-laps): 1. 7 – Charles Hunt, 2. 23 – John Smith, 3. 00 – Pat Kelly, 4. 17F – Ray Sand Jr., 5. 3 – DJ Forbes, 6. 181 – Wyatt Walker, 7. 33 – Brian Vetter B-Main (8-laps): 1. 17K – Scott Kruetter, 2. 20C – Mickey Ciliberts, 3. 15C – Cheyenne Ling, 4. 3 – DJ Forbes, 5. 66 – Lisa Kratzer, 6. 33 – Brian Vetter, 7. 44 – Casey Williams, 8. 007 – Garry Kratzer, 9. 16 – Nick Goff, 10. 7C – Ivan Fornay, 11. 22 – Josh Livingston, 12. 181 – Wyatt Walker

TUSA Mod Lites Feature (20-laps): 1. 6 – JOE ISABELL, 2. 88 – Zach Babcock, 3. 23 – Jeff May, 4. 06 – Mike Mullen, 5. 19 – Jeff Sykes, 6. 1 – Paul Klager, 7. 29 – Lowell Zehr, 8. 48 – Derrick Ellsworth, 9. W10 – Justin Williams, 10. 55 – Joe Garafolo, 11. 16 – Ryan Halloway, 12. 11X – Brian Meyers, 13. 7 – Josh Kinney, 14. 30L – Reg

Lemieux, 15. 39 – Sam Usborne, 16. 13L – Tom Mackay, 17. 99 – Matt Fregoe, 18. 37R – Brady Rookey, 19. 4K – Keith Stevenson, 20. 5R – Chris Bonoffski, 21. 37 – Tom Perkins, 22. 4 – Tyler Winger, 23. 13 – Casey Sykes

Heat #1 (6-laps): 1. 4 – Tyler Winger, 2. 88 – Zach Babcock, 3. 7 – Josh Kinney, 4. 23 – Jeff May, 5. 4K – Keith Stevenson, 6. 37 – Brady Rookey, 7. R5 – Chris Bonoffski, 8. 39 – Sam Usborne Heat #2 (6-laps): 1, 6 – Joe Isabell, 2. 19 – Jeff Sykes, 3. 06 – Mike Mullen, 4. 55 – Joe Garafolo, 5. 30L – Reg Lemieux, 6. 11X – Brian Meyers, 7. 16 – Ryan Halliday, 8. 13 – Tom Mackay Heat #3 (6-laps): 1. 10 – Justin Williams, 2. Paul Klager, 3. 13 – Casey Sikes, 4. 29 – Lowell Zehr, 5. 48 – Derrick Ellsworth, 6. 99 – Matt Fregoe, 7. 37 – Tom Perkins

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.

Marcuccilli Marches to Second Career Sportsman Classic Triumph at Weedsport