For the first time in the history of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, The Greatest Show on Dirt will run a doubleheader weekend at Weedsport Speedway, July 30-31.
The Empire State Challenge Weekend will see the best Sprint Car drivers in the world make their only trip of the year to New York and battle for glory around the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile track.
Joining them throughout the weekend will be the Northeast’s most popular drivers in the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds (Saturday night) and the DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds (Sunday night).
EMPIRE STATE CHALLENGE WEEKEND – Saturday-Sunday, July 30-31
Track: Weedsport Speedway
To Win: $10,000 (Saturday) / $10,000 (Sunday)
Location: Weedsport, NY
Track Record: 13.401 sec. set by Greg Hodnett on 5/17/15
2021 Winner: David Gravel
Notables: The last three World of Outlaws events at Weedsport have produced three different winners – Donny Schatz in 2016, Brent Marks in 2018 and David Gravel in 2021. Of them, Marks and Gravel represented the Northeast with Marks from Pennsylvania and Gravel from Connecticut.
Gravel’s win last year came with late race drama as leader Sheldon Haudenschild spun while trying to navigate lap traffic, leaving Gravel to fend off reigning Series champion Brad Sweet for the win.
This year, that excitement will be double fold with two nights of high-octane racing. Haudenschild, already having a career season, will be on the hunt for redemption while others like Sweet and fellow championship contenders, Carson Macedo and Pennsylvania’s Logan Schuchart will try to claim their first win at the track.
Currently, Gravel and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz are the only two active full-time Series drivers with a victory at Weedsport.
If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.