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…

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…

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…

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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.

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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.

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.