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.
Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions completed a swing through New York state, beginning Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee and continuing at Stateline and Weedsport speedways.
Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Series will tour the region this weekend. It starts with a stop at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee Friday, continues with a trek to Stateline Speedway Saturday, and wraps up Sunday with a visit to Weedsport Sunday.
Ed. note: Chris Marquart’s column returns to its Tuesday slot next week.
Oswego Speedway is preparing for their opening weekend, which will mark the 69th time the Steel Palace has opened for racing. There is a final practice session Friday before twin 50-lap features for the Supermodifieds on Saturday.
Matt Sheppard scored a pair of victories, Nos. 8 and 9 on the season, Friday and Saturday.
Weather permitting, the Super DIRTcar Series returns to Outlaw Speedway tonight for the Ultimate Outlaw 100.
Spencer Speedway will be opening for its 65th season of racing in the coming weeks.
The Super DIRTcar Series will invade Fulton Speedway this weekend.
A pair of Waterloo stars rang up wins on a beautiful April Saturday for racing.
With a quick handshake and pat on the shoulder, Matt Sheppard’s weekend was complete.
The Super DIRTcar Series launches its 2019 campaign this month, and the season-long prize pool will exceed $1 million. In total, a record-setting $1.25 million is spread through the season-long campaign, with $877,000 earmarked for race purses, $123,000 for the championship points fund, more…
A trip all the way to Georgetown, Del. produced a finish similar to those we might see in the Finger Lakes — and a race unlike anything in recent memory.
The New York State Fairgrounds will be buzzing with motorsports activity this weekend.