Story By: KENNY SHUPP / OUTLAW SPEEDWAY – DUNDEE, NY – “When I purchased Outlaw Speedway from then owner, Dean Hoag seven years ago, I immediately made the Dutch Hoag Memorial one of the top events on my yearly schedule. Each year we close the race season with this traditional event which honors one of the all-time greats within this region.“ That according to Outlaw Speedway owner, Tyler Siri.
Dutch Hoag barnstormed the northeast during the 50’s thru the early 1970’s winning everywhere he went on both asphalt and dirt. He is still the winningest Langhorne Speedway Race of Champion’s driver with five total wins, (three on dirt and two on pavement) coming in 1956, 1960, 1963, 1967 and 1968.
In his lone appearance at the famed Daytona International Speedway in 1969, Hoag finished second to eventual winner, Lee Roy Yarbrough in the Permatex 300 for the Grand National Cars.
The Dutch Hoag legacy will continue to live on at Outlaw Speedway as Siri will present the traditional Dutch Hoag Memorial weekend on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2022. Over the two night affair a multitude of top northeast divisions will compete at the famed Yates County New York oval including 360 Sprints, Modifieds, Crate Sportsman, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, 600 Mods and Sprints along with Modified Nostalgia Vintage Cars.
It will all get underway on Friday night as the Patriot Sprint Tour will make a return engagement to Outlaw with the A Main winner pocketing a hefty $3,500. In fact, there will be two Patriot Sprint features including a make-up from a previously rained out event. The Friendly Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram Modifieds, Open Tire Sportsman and the Stan’s No Tubes Street Stocks will all compete in Dash Qualifiers locking top finishers for their respective Saturday nights feature events. Also, on the card the Winner’s Circle Deli 4 Cylinder Mini Stocks using Outlaw Speedway Track rules will also see feature action paying $1,000 to win.
Saturday’s season finale will find qualifying heat events for Modifieds, Open Tire Sportsman, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, 600 Mods and Mini’s along with the Open Rule Mini Stock Divisions.
The Friendly Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Modifieds will race for a mammoth $5,000 to win and $500 to start as will the Open Tire Sportsman and with numbers like that, it has every Modified and Sportsman team in the northeast clearing their October 21 and 22 calendar. The Street Stocks will run their traditional Empire 100 lap, $2,000 to win, $200 to start.
The NAPA Hobby Stocks (home track rules) will compete on Saturday as will the Winners Circle Deli 4 Cylinder Mini Stocks (open rules), along with the Swarthout Recycling 600cc Mods and the 600cc Micro Sprints will all race for a winner’s share of $1,000.
Rounding out the Saturday card of racing, the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour featuring cars from an era gone by will tackle the Fast 4/10 of a mile Yates County clay oval.
Friday and Saturday Pit and Grandstand Gate times along with admission prices for both days will be posted on Facebook prior to the event.
Camping is free all weekend and fans are encouraged to bring their campers and enjoy the Fall weather and colors along with all the comradery surrounding the Annual Dutch Hoag Memorial Event.
Free rides on the Outlaw Speedway Monster Truck, Outlaw Crusher will be available both nights.
The Outlaw Saloon located in the pit area as well as the Turn 4 Tavern grandstand side will be open each event offering ice cold beer as well as a spectacular view of the Fast 4/10 of a Mile Oval.
A mouthwatering Chicken Bar B Q will also await hungry fans.