Steve Paine was honored Saturday night as the latest member of the Land of Legends Wall of Fame.
Three area drivers made history over the Memorial Day weekend.
Memorial Day Weekend offers a trove of racing action. With schedules jumbled by a near-total absence of races 2020, this coming weekend’s activities are highlighted by the first of two Classic Weekends, the re-opening of Weedsport Speedway and the Empire Super Sprints first double-header weekend.
Outlaw Speedway will host a midweek event tonight.
Two significant pieces of the ‘return to racing’ puzzle fell into place this weekend.
For the first time — ever — South Butler Nostalgia Dragway will be surfaced.
Former driver Tom Juno has brought three asphalt sealing companies together and created a special challenge event to be contested at Fulton Speedway.
As the Bristol dirt surface experience draws to an end, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and Super DIRTcar Series Modifieds will take their turn at the fabled oval this week.
The season has begun and the 2021 Super DIRTcar Series championship chase is underway.
WATKINS GLEN — Watkins Glen International announced today that IMSA is adding a second consecutive race to the schedule with the WeatherTech 240 at The Glen running July 2 on the facility’s 3.45-mile road course. This event is realigned from Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Ontario and foll…
At long last, racing returns. Varying degrees of ‘normal’ await this weekend as point-paying Super DIRTcar Series action returns to New York after an extended layoff.
A space-age styled snowmobile called the ‘Hustler’ was designed by Motrak Corporation of Minneapolis, MN for 1967. A clear, bubble wrap around windshield marketed it as the snow- mobile of tomorrow, here today. Minnesota Twins players Rich Rollins, 3B, and Bernie Allen, 2B, signed autographs…
With the hope that spring will bring along lightened gathering restrictions, several local speedways are eyeing practice and opening events within the next month or so.
Brett Deyo has added another chapter to his dirt modified history book, and it will have ripple effects throughout central New York.
All the theater and spectacle that is big block modified racing was on display at Volusia Speedway Park, where Max McLaughlin secured his first ‘Big Gator’ championship in the DIRTcar Nationals.
Outlaw Speedway released their 2021 plans. Facing the uncertainty of COVID-19, new variants and the current vaccine push, it would be easy to take a wait-and-see approach. However, with a proven blueprint from 2020, Outlaw Speedway forged ahead with racing plans for the balance of the spring…
The 2021 Super DIRTcar Series schedule was released, and it includes a trip to Bristol.
The virtual big block modified dropped last week for all the iRacing fans following along this fall and winter season.
Tyler Siri turned the racing world on its ear, announcing the 360 Sprints will be added to the 2021 weekly racing program.
Demonstrating DIRTcar fandom and support for modified racing changed drastically in 2020 with limits and restrictions placed on fan attendance. Local tracks such as Land of Legends Raceway, and Genesee and Outlaw Speedway offered pay-per-view programming while contesting regular races during…
The challenges of the 2020 racing season have been well-documented. However, with the endless list of adversities faced by tracks, series, drivers and officials, fans were able to enjoy the thrill of a points chase in the Northeast, with the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship.
With a shadow of uncertainty looming week after week, Outlaw Speedway concluded a successful 2020 racing season this past weekend.
A thrilling week of racing culminated in Max McLaughlin’s first career Super DIRTcar Series win Sunday night, capping the OktoberFAST festivities that saw five of the six scheduled events completed.
In a more typical reality, we would be eyeing the start of Super DIRT Week, the traditional meeting of all four DIRTcar Northeast Touring Series.
Land of Legends Raceway hosted the “Stars of Tomorrow Spectacular” this weekend. The names at the top of the finish orders were quite familiar.
The racing schedule was just as busy on the final weekend of summer as it would be in mid-July, with Genesee, Land of Legends and Outlaw hosting action.
With Super DIRT Week off the table, DIRTcar released plans to host a festival of speed in place of it, dubbing the six-race swing OktoberFAST.
Officially, Super DIRT Week has been taken off the 2020 racing calendar. DIRTcar Officials released the news in conjunction with the revised racing schedule dubbed ‘OktoberFAST.’
The Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship will continue beyond the traditional Labor Day Weekend in support of the DIRTcar member speedways hosting DIRTcar Modified, DIRTcar 358, DIRTcar Sportsman and DIRTcar Pro Stock sanctioned action.
History will document well the impacts of COVID-19 on the local racing scene.
The bounties at Outlaw Speedway swelled last week, but they remain unclaimed.
Matt Sheppard shrugged off the bounty once again at Outlaw Speedway, winning in dominant form as he claimed his third straight Modified division triumph. The victory is the seventh on the year at Outlaw for “Super” Matt.
At Land of Legends, the social distancing chess match continues. Fans were not allowed to attend the race in the grandstands this week, as they have the last several. Ultimately, rain dampened the feature program, but not before Dave Marcuccilli, Kevin Ridley and Jimmy Grant parked in victory lane.
WATKINS GLEN — It’s a true shame there won’t be any NASCAR Cup Series racing at Watkins Glen this year, because it has been voted America’s “Best NASCAR Track” for the fourth time in five years in USA Today’s 10 Best Online Readers’ Choice competition, as announced in a press release sent to…
A strangely quiet racing week culminated in an equally strange finish at Outlaw Speedway. In a typical season, we are discussing midway point leaders at this juncture. Instead, we see a number of tracks remaining dormant or re-closing with the end of the season looming only a short four or f…
Three of the coming week’s major racing events have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two of Weedsport Speedway’s biggest events have been canceled. The Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame 100 on July 26 and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Empire State Challenge on Aug. 1 have fallen victim to the ongoing public health crisis and the inability to allow fans ont…
WATKINS GLEN — The public health crisis created by the novel coronavirus has affected the sports world in every way possible.
With near-perfect summer weather, the Independence Day weekend offered plenty of opportunities to celebrate our nation’s birth and the freedoms we enjoy. It was a metaphoric backdrop of sorts, as fans flocked to area racetracks to gather and celebrate the local stars and touring action.
With most of the area’s tracks in Phase 4 of the NY Forward’s reopening plans, hopes were high that those facilities would be welcoming fans through the gates.
HOPEWELL — Land of Legends Raceway will have to wait to host its first Super DIRTcar Series event of 2020.
WATKINS GLEN — For the second time, the dates for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship weekend at Watkins Glen International have been altered.
Local tracks have roared back to life as New York state continues its phased reopening.
Racing is returning to local speedways this weekend.
While exploring decades-long legacies in motorsports, budding histories are equally prevalent.
WATKINS GLEN — The Finger Lakes Wine Festival has been canceled and Watkins Glen International's upcoming racing schedule altered by the COVID-19 crisis, track officials announced Friday.
WATERLOO — It’s 2020, and more than one-fifth of the way through the 21st Century there have been plenty of changes on Brewer Road. However, at least one constant has remained: race cars and Paine Motorsports.
Eldon Payne Jr. stepped back and let the learning happen. His father, Eldon Sr., was guiding his grandson, Alex, through one of the many lessons one needs to learn to reassemble a race car.
Until we had snow Friday, the weather throughout the early part of spring had been relatively favorable. However, stay-at-home orders have been extended through April 29, with hopes of reducing the impact of COVID-19.
In motorsports, as in our country, everyone is bracing for the worst, but hoping for the best.