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.
WATKINS GLEN — A full field of NTT IndyCar Series drivers, including reigning series champion Josef Newgarden and seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, is set to compete at Watkins Glen International in the inaugural IndyCar iRacing Challenge Saturday.
There was some racing activity this weekend, although it wasn’t local.
Utica-Rome Speedway has entered into an agreement with Thunder Mountain Speedway to create a dual championship program titled the “Backroads Battle.”
The annual trip to Florida did not disappoint dirt-car fans in any way, as Stewart Friesen and Larry Wight collected championships with their respective tours.
Modified racing will be the focus of the Northeast’s attention over the next two weeks as the Short Track Super Series and Super DIRTcar Series descend on Florida.
The entry list for the inaugural Sunshine Swing is growing. Tyler Siri and Jeremy Smith are bringing multi-car operations to Lake City, Fla.’s All-Tech Raceway for the Short Track Super Series February mini-series.
Just as it did last year, the 2020 DIRTcar Sportsman
The Super DIRTcar Series dropped an early Christmas gift to everyone this month, unveiling its full 2020 itinerary.
From the start of his tenure as owner of Outlaw Speedway, Tyler Siri has been checking items off his personal to-do list.
The third annual Northeast Racing Products Trade Show offered its share of interesting news over the weekend.
Mat Williamson defended an 18-point advantage in the final 40-lap feature of the year to collect his first career Super DIRTcar Series championship, the first time a Canadian driver has accomplished the feat.
Racing has nearly concluded for 2019, but two landmark events remain for the open-wheel Modified competitors in the Northeast.
Steve Paine scored a huge win Saturday, taking the Modified feature as part of the fourth annual Dutch Hoag Memorial Weekend at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee.
Mat Williamson scored another high-profile win Sunday afternoon, capping Super DIRT Week with a victory in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at Oswego Speedway.
Upstate racing’s biggest party has arrived. Napa Super DIRT Week officially ushering in the busiest week of action for the DIRTcar Racing’s Northeast Modifieds. Oswego Speedway has been converted to a dirt surface, and the first round of laps are booked for Wednesday.
Rain forced the Gerald Haers Memorial Build Your Bank Challenge event at Land of Legends Raceway to be completed Sunday afternoon.
SENECA FALLS — Snowfall in the Finger Lakes isn’t expected for another few months from now. However, that won’t stop snowmobilers from grass drag racing on October 4-5 at Rodman Lott & Son Farms in the Harpoon 500 Top Gun Shoot Out.
The racing calendar is packed with two-day events this time of year. Albany-Saratoga Speedway hosted a doubleheader with small-blocks and the Super DIRTcar Series anchoring their program. Locally, Outlaw Speedway hosted its annual Fall Nationals Friday and Saturday.
Outlaw Speedway in Dundee opens later this week for the penultimate event of its 2019 schedule. The two-day Fall Nationals, arguably the Yates County oval’s biggest racing weekend of the year, are Friday and Saturday.
Lancaster Speedway at New York International Raceway Park will kick off US Open weekend Friday.
Tyler Thompson scored the biggest win of his young career over the holiday weekend, taking the 63rd Budweiser International Classic at Oswego Speedway.
The Wild 100 at Utica-Rome Speedway lived up to the name in full Sunday night.
Inclement weather affected nearly every upstate speedway this weekend, the exception being Oswego Speedway.
Erick Rudolph and Matt Sheppard have developed quite a rivalry, with each playing the foil to the other numerous times. Several new chapters were added during the past week involving races at Eldora Speedway in Ohio, and locally at Land of Legends Raceway and Utica-Rome Speedway.
WATKINS GLEN — The most exciting races are the ones that go down to the wire, and that’s exactly what NASCAR fans were treated to on Saturday at Watkins Glen International.
Outlaw Speedway hosted its Summer Nationals Friday and Saturday, headlining the weekend with an open 360 Sprint program directed by the Patriot Sprint Tour staff.
Outlaw Speedway will host Summer Nationals Friday and Saturday, welcoming several divisions in addition to hosting a number of makeup features. The busy weekend of racing includes the Modified, 360 Sprint, Crate Sportsman, Street Stock, IMCA, 4-Cylinder and Hobby Stock divisions.
Spencer Speedway regular Tommy Catalano posted his first Race of Champions Modified Series victory Saturday, taking the checkers at Jukasa Motor Speedway.
The All Star Circuit of Champions returns to New York State this week with visits to Utica-Rome Speedway Friday, Orange County Fair Speedway Saturday and Lebanon Valley Speedway Sunday.
The Super DIRTcar Series has been busy, racing three times since last week. The schedule continues Thursday with the Liberty 100 at Land of Legends Raceway in Hopewell.
Erick Rudolph and Davie Franek enjoyed big weekends.
The Short Track Super Series will visit Outlaw Speedway on a special night this week, Wednesday, as part of a midweek program.