Oct 11, 2018 10:00 PM EDT
DUTCH HOAG TRIPLE 7’S WEEKEND OFFERS HUGE PAYOUTS TO COMPETITORS
Modifieds, 602 Crate Sportsman and 360 Sprint Cars pays $13,500 total to winners.
(Dundee, NY) A man that was synonymous with Modified racing in the Upstate New York Region will be honored once again at the Outlaw Speedway as the legendary Donald “Dutch” Hoag Triple 7’s weekend is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20 at the popular Yates County speed plant.
Hoag, who barnstormed such tracks as Naples, Monroe County, Bath, Lancaster, Fulton, Spencer, Syracuse, Shangri-La and Langhorne, was not only one of the greatest ever to wheel a dirt/pavement modified but he was also one of the all-time fan favorites where ever he raced. Drivers that compete in the Friendly Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Modified 70 lap main event set for Saturday, October 20 will be racing for a winner’s check of $7,000.00 plus the prestige of winning the event named in honor of one of the area’s best ever. The 70 lap pays a nifty $700 just to take the green flag. Last year’s winner, Super Matt Sheppard will be back to defend in his Sweetners Plus ride, however he will have his hand full as “The Hurricane”, Steve Paine has been on a tear at Outlaw Speedway as of late since breaking out his new HigFab car. AJ Slideways, Alan Johnson in his Friendly Ford sponsored #14 is always a threat where ever he goes and can’t be counted out either along with The Doctor, Danny Johnson, track owner, Tyler Siri and others like Brady Fultz, Derrick Podsaidlo and Cory Costa. A who’s who list of Big and Small Block Modified drivers, track regulars and outsiders will be at Outlaw on both nights as the 15 lap Dash on Friday night sets the front row for the Saturday 70 lap main event.
According to Kenny Shupp Jr who is a part time member of the broadcast team at the track and handles all the pre-event press release work for Outlaw Speedway was a huge fan of Dutch Hoag and he feels that what Tyler Siri is doing helps preserve the Hoag legacy.
“I was fortunate to have grown up in the Dutch Hoag era. My parents were very close with the Dutch and his wife, Doris. Their son, Dean and I attended school together and we never missed a race that Dutch competed in. When we graduated from high school Dean started his own driving career and I helped him on his first few modifieds so you can see I spent a lot of time with the Hoag’s. I am so thankful that we had the opportunity to be a part of Dutch’s career when he was in his prime as there was no one better than the Flyin Dutchman! One time in the mid-1960’s when I was a kid I remember sitting under the same covered grandstands that are still here at the track watching Dutch driving my dad’s 6 cylinder coupe one Friday night at the old Dundee Raceway. Heck I was even fortunate to be a part of 3 of his 5 National Open Modified wins at the Langhorne Speedway. He sparked a lot of interest in the sport particularly in this area which led to many of us becoming racers that we are today. It is awesome what Tyler is doing to keep the Dutch Hoag name in the forefront.” That according to Shupp.
In addition to the Mighty Modifieds fans will be treated to not one but two nights of 602 Crate Sportsman action as on Friday night they will race on Hoosier Tires with the winner picking up a nice check for $1,500 and on Saturday they will switch over to the American Racer Tires where the winner will receive an ever bigger check of $2,000. The Saturday night affair will also be the final point event in the ongoing 7 race Outlaw Speedway American Racer Tire Crate Sportsman Series where Dave Marcuccelli currently leads the point tally by winning a head turning 5 of 6 races thus far in the series. The current Crate Sportsman points are available on the tracks web site. Doing the simple math if a driver can win both nights we walks out of the track $3,500 richer. In addition, Lap Money will be dished out in the Outlaw Speedway American Racer Crate Sportsman Feature on Saturday.
Many of the region’s top 360 Sprint Car pilots will converge on the Outlaw Speedway for Friday nights $3,000 to win, $300 to take the green A Main event. All the top cars and stars that compete in the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints, the A. Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour along with the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club will be on hand looking for the winners share. “No Panic”, Davey Franek will be back at Outlaw to try and back-up his Fall Nationals $6,000 win on September 30. “The Cobra”, Chuck Hebing, will also be on hand driving his familiar Wilkins RV machine in hopes of leaving with the $3,000 check. Like the Modifieds, the 360 Sprint’s will be very well represented with drivers coming from no less than 3 states and Canada.
It goes without saying that Outlaw Speedway track owner/promoter Tyler Siri certainly has given racers some pretty big bucks to win in the Modified, Crate Sportsman and 360 Spring Classes. “We try and provide a lot of money for the racers, stated Siri. Hey, I’m a car owner myself and I know firsthand what it takes to maintain these things. That’s why Outlaw Speedway tries to offer some of the biggest purses in the region as well as a huge point fund for the drivers at the end of the year”.
Mark the dates. Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20 for the 3rd Annual Dutch Hoag Triple 7’s event at the Outlaw Speedway located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Area of Upstate New York
Plenty of Free Camping and Parking all weekend long as well as free rides on the Monster Truck, “Outlaw Crusher” all weekend plus chicken bbq both days.
All the information you need including gate and start times, pit and grandstand ticket prices, directions to the speedway, track contacts, points and much more is simple to access by going to the tracks web site at www.outlawspeedwayllc.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/OutlawSpeedwayLLC/