Weedsport’s much anticipated Cavalcade Weekend was poised to be grand, but anticipation fell to dismay as weather loomed Sunday afternoon and the race was called off.

Weedsport’s much anticipated Cavalcade Weekend was poised to be grand, but anticipation fell to dismay as weather loomed Sunday afternoon and the race was called off.

With the local point programs drawing to a close, Land of Legends and Outlaw Speedway have racing programs planned for this weekend.

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WATKINS GLEN — It seemed fans were destined to see a different winner of Go Bowling at The Glen in 2021. Back-to-back defending champion Chase Elliott and his team began the day with two failed inspections that led to a $25k fine, crew chief Alan Gustafson ejected and fined $25,000 for the i…

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WATKINS GLEN — There was a lot of uncertainty as to whether Saturday’s Xfinity Race, the Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey 200, was going to take place on time after the Camping World Truck Series was cut-short due to lightning in the area at Watkins Glen International.

WATKINS GLEN — NASCAR sprints back to action following its Olympic break — and with a bang. The Cup and Xfinity series make their triumphant returns to Watkins Glen for the first time since 2019, and the playoff chase is very much on.

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I’ve had a week to digest the fact that I’m spending many hours at Watkins Glen International for NASCAR Go Bowling weekend. The feeling hasn’t gotten old, the butterflies have remained and I still can’t get quotes from “Talladega Nights” out of my head.

The weekend was loaded with racing action, but it was a tale of two strategies as multiple tracks welcomed touring series, while others went dormant with respect to local County Fair activities.

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Yesterday morning, I received an email from Watkins Glen International regarding press passes for the Go Bowling at The Glen NASCAR race weekend. The Times covers the race every year it is run, and this year will be no different.

John Velte ruffled through a black binder, packed with paper. Each page was a simple print out, labelled, with new hand-written notes or stars. The stuffed two-inch binder was bursting; each section divided by more than a dozen colored tabs: Late Model, Modified, Fatalities.

Another rain-soaked weekend left fans wanting. Matt Sheppard continued his streak at Utica-Rome Speedway, and added a new oval to his career win list on Thursday night at Genesee Speedway. Most Saturday night programs were rained out, and a mash-up of special events squeezed in between rain …

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WATERLOO — For 52 years, Maple Grove Speedway generated lots of excitement and thousands of memories for stock-car racing fans from all over Central New York. Located on the Seneca County Fairgrounds, the dirt track hosted modified races on Saturday nights, drawing spectators and race teams …

Passing rain showers have muddled up the schedules for area tracks, interrupting feature programs both Friday and Saturday night. The end result is to the benefit of fans, with double features being booked for the coming weeks.

WATKINS GLEN — Watkins Glen International will open its grandstands to full capacity for the NASCAR Go Bowling at the Glen weekend on Aug. 4-8. There will be no restrictions on the number of fans allowed to take in the action at the facility on Sunday, Aug. 8 for the NASCAR Go Bowling at The…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…