Story By: KENNY SHUPP / OUTLAW SPEEDWAY – DUNDEE, NY – One of the true all -time greats at the Outlaw Speedway will be honored on August 13 as the Outlaw Speedway will recognize the many accomplishments of Gene Dupuy.
“Gene was a fixture at this facility for four decades, stated current Outlaw Speedway owner/promoter, Tyler Siri. Gene raced here what seems like forever and after he retired from driving, he became one of my loyal employees taking on the responsibility of weighing cars after heat and feature events. Gene worked side by side with his daughter, Megan at the scales and they made a great team. We had scheduled a Gene Dupuy Memorial Night for 2020, but with COVID it forced us to move the date to 2021. It came as a huge disappointment; however, we will make this year’s event one to remember.”
Every driver that ran against Gene Dupuy will tell you what a tough, nard nosed competitor he was, but he raced everyone clean and quickly became a fan favorite. His resume includes numerous feature wins going back to when the track was called Dundee Speedway, Dundee Raceway Park, Black Rock and now known as Outlaw. Dupuy was always seen chomping on a cigar which became his trademark. His untimely death in early 2020 has left a huge void in the local race community.
Ironically, the car number that Gene Dupuy ran throughout most of his career was 13x. It is only fitting that August 13 be set aside for the Gene Dupuy Memorial Event.
On the speedway for the night, it will be the Friendly Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Modifieds headlining the night of great racing action as the Mod Squad will be supported by a pair of Crate Sportsman Divisions including the Sunrise Insulation American Racer Tire along with the Speed Connection DIRTcar Hoosier Tire classes. The Lane’s Yamaha 360 Sprints continue to impress with their breakneck speeds will also be in action along with the classy looking Stan’s No Tubes Street Stocks. The NAPA sponsored Hobby Stocks and the Winner’s Circle Deli Mini Stocks complete the Super 7 Show.