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Weedsport Speedway Releases Details On New Karting Oval
June 15, 2018
As of mid-June, some 45 loads of clay have been dropped on the Kartway’s surface with bleachers now on site and track crews working daily to prep the 3/16-mile oval for testing later this summer.
Weedsport Speedway Releases Details On New Karting Oval

The staff and management of Weedsport Speedway has announced that an all-new clay karting oval is nearing completion on Speedway grounds and will be known as Weedsport Kartway.

The idea of a karting facility at Weedsport has been more than a year in the making, with ground finally being broken just prior to spring.

As of mid-June, some 45 loads of clay have been dropped on the Kartway’s surface with bleachers now on site and track crews working daily to prep the 3/16-mile oval for testing later this summer.

“We’ve been trying to make this happen for quite some time,” said Weedsport Speedway promoter Jimmy Phelps. “This year we were finally able to put the pieces together and start to make it happen.

“The more we can do to get people on the grounds more times during the year, the better,” Phelps added. “On top of that, it has been proven locally that young kart racers advance to become full-size dirt racers and if we can create a culture that exposes young people to our sport and promotes their growth, it’s a win-win for everyone.”

The Kartway’s racing surface is anticipated to be completed in the coming weeks, allowing for practice sessions and a soft opening later this summer.

By fall, officials hope to have the majority of the Kartway’s infrastructure in place in order to hold a two-day grand opening event in mid-October.

For more information on the Weedsport, New York-based facility, visit weedsportspeedway.com.