Super Heavy Racers: Sponsors Coming in for Weedsport's James Shutts Memorial on September 19 - $722 to win!


Clone Super Heavy Racers: Make plans now for the James Shutts Memorial at Weedsport Kartway on September 19. Last year we had 23 entries and paid out $4,583, with all drivers leaving with cash in hand. We hope to eclipse those marks in 2021.

The following James Shutts Memorial Contingencies are already locked in:

Winner's Bonus ($222): Mike Babcock Racing
Fast Time ($122): Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions
16th Fastest Time ($50): Chance Weaver Racing
Hard Charger ($50): Keister Karting Products
Feature Fast Time ($50): Keister Karting Products
First Kart Not to Qualify ($100): Precision Racing Products
Last Place Finisher ($22): Montgomery Scott Racing

... And a big thank you to Weedsport Kartway for posting the base $1,160 purse for this event, guaranteeing $722 to the winner!

Plenty of time to plan for this BIG event - the day will also include a $500 to win PRO Clone 360 feature.


WEEDSPORT, NY (July 22, 2021) – The 4th annual James Shutts Memorial for Clone Super Heavy racers will again take place at Weedsport Kartway in 2021 and for the first time will return to its original Twin 22-lap format on Sunday, September 19.

In 2018 and 2019 the race was conducted in a Twin 22-lap format at Oswego Kartway, before running a single 22-lap run at Weedsport in 2020. This year, the Twin format returns paying $222 to lead at the halfway mark and $722 to lead after 44-laps.

The Twin 22’s will also see the introduction of the ‘Weedsport Wheel.’ After 22-laps the race leader will spin to determine how many drivers will be inverted for the second 22-lap run. As many as six drivers could be inverted for the race to the finish.

Clone Super Heavy at Weedsport Kartway is open to drivers 15 years and up. Driver weight must be at least 200 lbs. with gear, with overall kart weight set at 400 lbs. The Burris 33 is the mandatory tire. Weedsport’s weekly one-set tire rule will not be in effect for this race.

The Twin 22-lap segments will be run consecutively, with all karts stopping on the front straightaway for the ‘Weedsport Wheel’ spin and a break to be determined. Racers will be allowed to change air pressures, make chassis changes, gear changes and change oil during this break. The same set of tires must be run for the entire 44-lap distance.

The total purse for this year’s event is already over $2,500 with the goal of surpassing $5,000. If interested in sponsoring this year’s event contact event promoter Dan Kapuscinski at

The September 19 program will also feature the second round of the Slack Karts Super Kart Series, highlighted by all eight weekly points’ classes and a $500 to win PRO Clone 360 event. Drivers competing in the Clone Super Heavy James Shutts Memorial are not required to compete in another event.

Visit or follow Weedsport Kartway via Facebook at and Twitter @WeedsportSpdwy for more information.

Points Classes:
Jr. Red Clone (5-7 yrs. old, 225 lbs.)
Jr. Green Clone (7-9 yrs. old, 250 lbs.)
Jr. Purple Clone (9-13 yrs. old, 275 lbs.)
Jr. Blue Clone (12-15 yrs. old, 310 lbs.)
Jr. Unrestricted (13-15 yrs. old, 325 lbs.)
Clone Light (15 & up, 340 lbs.)
Clone Heavy (15 & up, 375 lbs.)
Clone Super Heavy (15 & up, Driver 200 lbs. w/gear – overall 400 lbs.)

About Weedsport Speedway: Officially opened for the first time on July 24, 1955 – the Weedsport Speedway 3/8 mile dirt oval has produced a legendary list of drivers and champions including Will Cagle, Danny Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Alan Johnson, Jack Johnson, and Dave Lape to name a few. In 2018, Weedsport introduced the all-new Weedsport Kartway, just outside of the Speedway’s main pit area, to begin to foster the next generation of racers, crew members and race fans. Couple the racing with state-of-the-art camping and track amenities, unmatched on-site television production capabilities, plus the ability for large scale concert productions and Weedsport is one of the marquee entertainment venues in the country.