Weedsport , (9 April 2006)

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9 April     Cayuga County Fair Speedway, Weedsport NY

After a winter of standing around on frozen rivers and lakes watching ice racing , it was great to be back on dry land for the start of the north eastern DIRT racing season.

I drove down to Weedsport NY , to the Cayuga County Fair Speedway to see the opener for STREET STOCKS  , DIRT SPORTSMAN and  DIRT MODIFIEDS which consisted of most of the sports top guys . 001_1 (Large)

On a sunny but slightly chilly day we were treated to a slick presentation , that started at 2-00pm and was over by 4-15pm, which is just perfect for this time of year. 005_5 (Large) 055_55 (Large) 020_20 (Large) 026_26 (Large) 028_28 (Large) 037_37 (Large) 055_55 (Large) 080_80 (Large) 083_83 (Large) 085_85 (Large) 093_93 (Large)

The SPORTSMAN feature was won by 2005 SUPER DIRT SERIES winner Russ Hefti 070_70 (Large), with Justin Haers taking the victory in the 50lap MODIFIED event. 101_101 (Large)

It makes a refreshing change to see a different face holding the checkers, and even nicer when it`s some one you know personally.

I’ve known Justin and his crew since his first season in the 358 SUPER DIRT SERIES, when I helped him and a few other drivers, find there way through the streets of Ottawa on their way to Autodrome Edelweiss.

Following Justin across the line was Danny Johnson # 27J with Matt Shepherd # 44 in third.