Oct 14, 2019 09:26 PM EDT
GLEN WHRITENOUR POISED TO GO BACK TO BACK IN THE OUTLAW SPEEDWAY EMPIRE 100
Dylan Cecce claimed the 2019 Stan’s No Tubes Street Stock Track title, but GW looks to rebound and claim his second straight Empire 100 win.
(Dundee, NY) Dylan Cecce may have won the war in the season long point battle for the Stan’s No Tubes Street Stock Track Championship, but when the Classy Looking Street Stocks take to the speedway for the Annual Empire 100 lap feature on Saturday, October 19, 2019, Glen Whritenour will be looking for the $2,000 winner’s check in the century long grind. The two competitors’ traded blows all season long taking turns winning features as both totally dominated a very stout class of drivers and equipment.
In the 2018 Empire 100, which was rescheduled to April of this year due to late season weather problems was nothing short of a classic as a full field of machines took to the speedway and when it was all said and done, Jasper, NY speedster, Glen Whritenour stood in the Outlaw Speedway victory lane. Another veteran of many years of Street Stock racing and local favorite, Carl Cleveland gave GW fits but in the end had to settle for a well-deserved runner-up finish as CJ Guererri, Gene Sharpsteen and Kurt Stebbins completed the top five finishers.
In that event, Cecce ran into some problems, was able to recover and finished ninth. As of this writing it is uncertain if Cecce will even compete in this year’s Empire 100 as he recently sold his potent Potter Chassis #7 machine and has moved into the Crate Late Model Division. However, the rumor mill has Cecce filling the seat in another top notch ride in a one off deal. Everything is speculation at this point.
Stan’s No Tubes Street Stock drivers will have an opportunity to pre-qualify as both front row starting positions for the Empire 100 will be determined in a special Dash which will be held the night before on Friday, October 18. The winner and second place finisher are automatically locked into the Saturday finale. It should be noted that in years past a multitude of drivers competed in the Dash Qualifiers prompting the track to run 2 Dash events taking the winners of each securing the front row.
According to Outlaw Speedway Track owner, Tyler Siri, “The Empire 100 is a tradition that was started a long time ago at this facility. We love the idea of showcasing one of the most competitive classes that we have here at the track and give them an extra distance event paying some very good money. $2,000 to win and $200 just to start. Fans will agree that it is fun to watch how the guys pace themselves and save their equipment and tires for a late race run. They will use every inch of the track searching for the best lines as the track will change dramatically during the 100 laps”.
You can bet it will be a star filled field of drivers when they take the green flag on Saturday night including the likes of Whritenour, Stebbins, Guererri, Karlnoski, Jensen, Sutherland, Cleveland, Hill, Smart, Winslow and Balmer.
In addition lap money is currently being solicited t cover all 100 laps adding another dimension to the event. All gate times and admission prices for both days of the 4th Annual Dutch Hoag Memorial Weekend can be found by going to www.Facebook.com/OutlawSPeedwayLLC/.
For all other information log on at www.outlawspeedwayllc.com.
Friday - October 18th at 7:00PM
$3,000 to win 360 Sprint Cars
$1,500 Hoosier Sportsman
$750 to win 4 Cylinders(Outlaw Rules)
Modified Dash- Front row starting spots for Saturday’s show
Street Stock Dash- Front Row Starting Spots for Saturday’s Show
Pit Gates 5PM
Grandstand: $22 (Ages 12 & under always free!)
Pit Pass: $40
Saturday - October 19th at 4:00PM
70 laps $7,000 to win Modifieds $700 to start
$2,000 American Racer Sportsman Series
Street Stock Empire 100-$2,000 to win $200 to start (Mandatory Transponders) Available for rent at the track
$500 to win Hobby Stocks (Outlaw Rules)
IMCA $1,000 Fastshaft
4 Cylinders $750 to win (Open Rules)
600 Sprints $600 to win (with at least 15 cars)
Pits Open 1PM
Hot laps 3PM
Grandstand: $25 (Ages 12 & under always free!)
Pit Pass: $40
On behalf of Tyler Siri, Jordan Lynch & the entire staff at Outlaw Speedway we would like to thank all of the race fans and over 300 racers that participated this weekend. The 4th annual Fall Nationals was a huge success and we can’t thank everyone enough for making this a great weekend. We look forward to seeing everyone for the Dutch Hoag Memorial Weekend October 18th & 19th!
Racing for the upcoming 2020 season will be the same as this year including Modifieds, American Racer Sportsman, Hoosier Dirt Car Sportsman, IMCA(Sanctioned), Hobby Stocks(Sanctioned), Street Stocks, and 4 Cylinders. The schedule will remain identical to the 2019 season with the returning of Super Dirtcar Series, Short Track Super Series, Tony Stewart All Star Circuit of Champions, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, RUSH Late Model Series, Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour and The American Racer Sportsman Series.
The 2019 season banquet will be held for the 4th consecutive year at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel January 25th, 2020 at 6PM. Limited to 300 seats. Tickets are $42