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.

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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.

Utica-Rome Speedway has entered into an agreement with Thunder Mountain Speedway to create a dual championship program titled the “Backroads Battle.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.