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  OCT 25..................CRSA Eastern States Weekend@OCFS

  OCT 26..................PARADISE SPEEDWAY, GENEVA NY, SWAP MEET

 

 

  OCT 31..................RaceSaver 305 Sprint Quarter Mile Nationals – $1,000 to win  FIVE MILE

 

   NOV 1.................. RACERS FLEA MARKET, FARM SHOW COMPLEX, HARRISBURG PA

 

   NOV 14.................2014 Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet

   NOV 15 ................CRSA BANQUET, Holiday Inn Oneonta, 5206 Hwy 23, Oneonta, NY

   NOV 15 ................SOS BANQUET, Holiday Inn - Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre

   NOV 16.................Ohsweken Speedway, rules and registration meetings

 

   NOV 21-23............PARTS PEDDLER TRADE SHOW, NYS FAIRGROUNDS

 

   DEC 11-13............PRI, INDY

 

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  JAN 3.....................ESS Banquet @ Vernon Downs

 

  Jan 13-17................Chili Bowl

 

  Jan 23-25................Motorsports 2015,Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

 

   Mar 13-15............. MOTORSPORTS EXPO Toronto’s International Centre

 

   AUG 15..................URC, Orange County, Middletown, NY

 

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We are loading up our trailer and coming to a track near you!

We will be traveling with CRSA Sprint Cars for the 2014 Racing Season

 

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 Always show your style, even at work and school. Dirt Track Girl is the best in women's clothing with a dirt track theme. You can be bold and shout how much you like to get dirty, or you can discretely wear your passion in a way that only you and your racer know what it's all about.

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CRSA Returns to OCFS for Eastern States Weekend this Sat. 10/25

 

The CRSA Sprint Car Tour hits the "Hard Clay" one more time in 2014 as they travel to the Orange County Fair Speedway this Saturday afternoon during the prestigious, Eastern States Weekend.

This special event kicks off around noon with heat in the motors, followed by a timed warm-up session which will determine the starting positions for the heat races. Therefore, it is very important to have your transponders in the car and charged to be handicapped. The top eight fastest times during the warm-ups will draw for starting positions and run in their own heat race. The winner will then draw a pill to determine the first four rows of the A-Main. There will be an inversion of 0-2-4-6-or 8. The other heat(s) will be lined up in order, by virtue of their times, and the finishers will start heads up behind the top eight in the A-Main with the B-Main cars to follow.

The race pays $700 to win with $170 to start. Heat races pay $25 to win and there is a $100 "fast time" award for the fastest time during the warm-up sessions.

Pit gate opens at 8:00am

Entry fee is $60 payable to OCFS, which includes sign in fee and ATV permit (no license fees required)

Transponders are mandatory (make sure they are charged)

Open tire rule

Very limited fuel supply

Raceceivers are mandatory

For a complete schedule for the weekend, visit the OCFS website: www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maxim Chassis

Chuck Merrill founder and owner of Maxim, Inc. has announced the pending sale of the company he founded in 1988.

 

 According to Chuck the new owners will be Dan and Ron Musselman of Springfield, Il under the company name of Maxim Racing, Inc. Merrill said, “I have had other opportunity’s to sell Maxim, Inc., but never found anyone dedicated enough to run the company the way I want to see it succeed.

 

I now have the opportunity to turn the company over to two higher quality individuals. Dan and Ron have been involved in Sprint Car Racing all their lives and love the sport the same as I have.” Chuck would like to thank all current and past customers for their loyalty and business over the last 26 years.

 

Their support has been a big part of Maxim’s success. Merrill said, “All the friendships developed over this time are highly valued by Chuck, Karen, long time office manager Marilyn and all of Maxim’s personnel.”

 

Dan and Ron intend to continue the tradition of building safe, fast and quality racecars that Maxim has been known for throughout the years. They will continue to offer the personal customer service that has been offered through the years.

 

 

 

 

 

USAC Unveils Winter Dirt Games Slate

 
OCALA, Fla. – Winter Dirt Games VI will showcase USAC’s AMSOIL National Sprint Car stars in three consecutive nights of racing at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Feb. 19-21, 2015.

 

An open practice session is scheduled Feb. 18 and Feb. 22 is reserved as a rain date.

 

The Ocala events are set to kick off USAC’s 2015 racing season but additional events in the Sunshine State are also under negotiation and may be announced in the weeks ahead.

 

Bubba Raceway Park’s 3/8-mile D-shaped oval presents a unique challenge for those who compete there and the USAC races there have provided race fans with numerous memorable events since 2010.

 

Brady Bacon and Bryan Clauson opened the 2014 AMSOIL National Sprint series with Ocala victories and they now stand 1-2 in the battle for the championship entering the final events on the west coast.

 

Clauson also won the 2013 opener, but Tracy Hines swept rounds two and three. Damion Gardner and Darren Hagen scored 2012 Ocala wins, while Gardner won twice there in 2011 and Clauson also scored that year. Gardner, who appears headed for the 2014 USAC/CRA title, swept the two Winter Dirt Games features at East Bay Raceway Park in 2010.

 

Florida has offered a winter destination for USAC participants ever since the debut of USAC in 1956. The first USAC Sprint race ever held saw 1955 Indianapolis 500 winner Bob Sweikert win at Southland Speedway in West Palm Beach. Chuck Weyant and Pat O’Connor scored wins that year at Jacksonville and Miami respectively.

 

Larry Dickson swept a pair of Sprint races at Hollywood in 1970 and Rich Vogler was the Sprint winner at the Tampa Fairgrounds in 1987.

In 2005, Dave Steele won at Orlando’s Speed World. Then came the Winter Dirt Games in 2010 at Gibsonton.

 

“I’m always to ready to get going early in the year,” said Bacon. “The Ocala track is unique, with different character from one corner to the other, and we’ve run good there in the past. Ocala is a great way to kick off the year and it’s always nice to leave the cold, snowy climate in Indiana back home while we enjoy the sunshine in Florida.” Bacon pilots the Dynamics, Inc. Mean Green/Lykins Oil Triple X/Stanton Mopar. The Dynamics, Inc. team is the all-time leader in terms of USAC National Sprint Car wins with 86.

 

The entire 2015 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series schedule is expected to be released the weekend at USAC’s “Night of Champions” National Awards Dinner in Indianapolis on Dec. 12.

 

 

 

 

 

The United Racing Club is pleased to announce that the Club will return to Orange County Fair Speedway in its return to the sprint car scene in 2015.

 

The club will be part of Orange County’s Saturday Night Lights show on August 22, 2015 as the 360 Sprint cars will take on the big 5/8th mile located in Middletown, New York. “I’ve always liked racing there and I look forward to going back to Orange County,” stated United Racing Club driver Jason Clauss, of Boyertown, Pennsylvania.

 

Constructed in 1857, OCFS is the oldest continuing operating dirt track in the United States, a place rich in history and another United Racing Club driver is eager to make a return.

 

“I like the wide racing surface and always enjoying going to such an historic race track,” added driver Mark Bitner, who races out of Trenton, New Jersey.

 

 Anyone interested in scheduling races or sponsoring the United Racing Club in 2015 and beyond, may contact Curt Michael at 302-344-1882.

 

 Fans can follow all of the news and announcements concerning the club via its Facebook page under United Racing Club or on twitter @URCClub.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWAP MEET SUNDAY OCT 26

 

 

 

 

 

Jared Zimbardi Takes Home Record $15,000 Cash as Patriot Sprint Tour Champion

 

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (October 18, 2014)- Jared Zimbardi had known for months now that he had secured both 2014 Patriot Sprint Tour Titles, but on Saturday he and his team were able to appropriately celebrate his amazing season.

 

Zimbardi, 27, who resides in Bradford, PA, collected $15,000 at the 2014 Patriot Sprint Tour Awards Banquet Saturday Night at the Barnard Exempt Party House in Rochester, NY.  After winning the PST America Championship in 2013 for the second time, “The Juice” had his best season this year dominating both the PST America and PST Canada Series to secure each title and earn a $5,000 bonus for becoming the first driver to win both.

 

“I love being a dirt sprint car driver,” declared Zimbardi upon accepting his big check, championship trophy, jackets and prize pack.  “For me, it is not about the destination but the journey.  What a journey our team has been on.”

 

Zimbardi scored seven wins on the Patriot Sprint Tour in 2014, including winning four of the five PST Canada events.  He completed every regular season lap and never finished a race outside of the top 10.  Tony DiFonzo, Zimbardi’s Crew Chief, was a big reason for this consistency and was named Mechanic of the Year for the second straight season.

 

A host of other drivers were honored on the night as over $32,000 cash was distributed. Teenager Dane Lorenc was crowned the Insinger Performance Fuels Rookie of the Year.  With his win at McKean County in August, Lorenc becomes the first PST Rookie of the Year to win a feature race with the series in his first season of competition.

 

Former Rookie of the Year Steve Collins also had a great season, placing second in PST America Points, a career-best.  Not only did Collins receive a healthy chunk of the point fund, he also was the lucky recipient of a new set of Brodix Cylinder Heads.

 

Dave Just placed third in the standings in his sophomore season and was also crowned the Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Champion.  Just behind Just in both standings was Brad Knab, who completed a solid season in fourth.  2013 Rookie of the Year Scott Just completed the top five in the standings and joined his dad Dave in receiving the honor of the Patriots of the year.

 

2012 series champion Scott Kreutter picked up the Hard Charger of the Season Award, while Derek Jonathan was recognized for his sportsmanship and best appearing car.  Parker Evans was named the outstanding newcomer while Tyler Graves, the driver who won that award last year, was declared as the hard luck recipient.

 

To conclude the evening, PST Director Mike Emhof looked ahead to what should be a thrilling 2015 season.  Emhof declared that the PST America Champion will once again be vying for at least a $5,000 cash payout and that many of the track of 2014 will return.

 

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

 

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Top 11 (Special Awards in Parentheses)

1.      Jared Zimbardi ($15,000)

2.      Steve Collins

3.      Dave Just (Dash Series Champion, Patriots of the Year)

4.      Brad Knab

5.      Scott Just (Patriots of the Year)

6.      Scott Kreutter (Hard Charger of the Season)

7.      Dane Lorenc (Insinger Rookie of the Year)

8.      Derek Jonathan (Sportsmanship, Best Appearing Car)

9.      Tyler Graves (Hard Luck)

10.  Bryan Howland

11.  Parker Evans (Outstanding Newcomer)

 

Other Special Awards

- Mechanic of the Year: Tony DiFonzo

- Dedication to Motors: Jeff Dudden

 

 

 

 

 

19th Annual SOS Awards Gala & Annual General Meeting

 

The 2014 Southern Ontario Sprints Awards Gala & Annual General Meeting will be held on November 15, 2014 at the Holiday Inn - Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre.

Join us the evening of Saturday Nov. 15th to celebrate the 19th Southern Ontario Sprints Championship with Awards, Food, and Fun.

Contact Loree Ferrell to arrange for tickets for the awards banquet prior to November 1, 2014. Tickets are $45 per person.

Room rates for the hotel are $109 for standard single queen with sofabed, $114 for atrium two double bed or $119 for business king rooms. Room reservations can be made online at
www.hiburlington.ca, by phone at 1-888-987-4888 and ask for reservations or by e-mail at UNH2248res@whg.com. Use group block id code SOS.


The annual general meeting will be held in the afternoon, at the hotel, prior to the awards dinner.  Rule change proposals must be submitted in writing to the board prior to November 1, 2014. Elections for the positions of Vice-President, Treasure, and three board members will also be held.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER “SPRINT CAR 101” FORUMS ANNOUNCED; ONE IN KNOXVILLE AND ONE IN ALGONA, IOWA

 

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (October 9, 2014) - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to announce its line-up of free and open-to-the-public Sprint Car 101 educational programs for the remainder of the year, which includes a bonus program in Algona, Iowa.  The regularly-scheduled program will take place on Thursday, October 16, in Knoxville with an evening featuring “Knoxville Nationals: The First Fifty Years” book authors Eric Arnold & Bob Wilson.  The Sprint Car 101 ‘On the Road’ program will take place on Sunday, November 23, with an afternoon spotlighting North Central Iowa racing veteran and 2013 Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame inductee Norm Wiemers.

 

According to museum curator Tom Schmeh today, “Due to last winter’s weather, we were forced to postpone our program with Eric Arnold and Bob Wilson.  We are proud to finally bring that forum to life.  We are also excited about working with Chad Meyer again at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum in Algona on the afternoon with Norm Wiemers.  It follows our very successful program up there this spring with Jim Edgington, Dick Forbrook and Stacy Redmond.  I encourage sprint car fans in North Central Iowa to come out at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 23, to the Kossuth County Fairgrounds in Algona.”

 

Those individuals interested in learning more about the “Sprint Car 101” Third Thursday Series at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are urged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com.  There will be no programs in Knoxville in November and December.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULES MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 16, 2014

by Tommy Goudge (October 8, 2014) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway will be holding rules and registration meetings for all five of the track’s weekly Friday night racing divisions on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Best Western Brant Park Inn located at 19 Holiday Drive in Brantford, Ontario.

Memberships for the 2015 Ohsweken Speedway season will be available for purchase at the meetings. The membership fee is $60, and payable by cash, cheque, debit card, or credit card. Registration forms for drivers and crew are available at the following link:
http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=1803

The schedule for the meetings is as follows:

12:00pm to 1:00pm - Registration
1:00pm to 2:00pm - Mini Stocks and Bombers
2:15pm to 3:15pm - Thunder Stocks
3:30pm to 4:30pm - 360 Sprint Cars and Crate Sprint Cars

Schedules and other plans for the 2015 Ohsweken Speedway season are well underway, with the 2015 schedule slated to be officially released early in the new year.
 

 

 

 

 

2014 “Big Track” Schedule of Events at SSP –

 (Schedule as of September 27, 2014 - Subject to Change)

 

October 25 (Sat.)    Candy Bowl X presented by J&K Salvage – PA Sprint Series, Wingless Midgets, Sportsman Modifieds,

ACMS Stock 600cc Micro Sprints, Sidewinder Sprints and Legends Cars (2:00 p.m.) - Raindate: Sunday, October 26.

November 1 (Sat.)  11th Annual Turkey 200 – Big Car Enduro (100 laps) & 4/6 Cylinder Small Car Enduro (100 laps) plus

Classic Cars and Mini Vans (1:00 p.m.); Rain date: Sunday, November 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The CRSA Annual Awards Banquet is on tap for November 15th at the Holiday Inn Oneonta.

 

Last years banquet saw over one hundred people in attendance and it was a great time for all. DJ, Rick Cornish is back for his fourth gig with the CRSA and has an unlimited supply of music.
Rooms are available at a the discount rate of $79.00 if reserved before 10/19. You must call and use the rate code "VDR" to get this price.
Ticket price is $40.00 which includes a huge buffet dinner. Tickets must be purchased before Nov.8.


Where? Holiday Inn Oneonta, 5206 Hwy 23, Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone- 607.433.2250


For more information, email Debbie at vandusend@comcast.net

Top 10 in CRSA Season Points as of 9/27/14
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1) John Matrafailo - 3197
2) Scott Goodrich - 3161
3) Dalton Herrick - 3152
4) Josh Pieniazek - 2809
5) Joe Kata - 2772
6) Jeremy Quick - 2706
7) Emily VanInwegen - 2632
8) Mike Kiser - 2546
9) Warren Alexson - 2124
10) Dustin Purdy - 1912
 

 

 

Grand Jury Clears Tony Stewart Of Charges

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will not face charges stemming from the Aug. 9 accident that resulted in the death of sprint car racer Kevin Ward Jr.

 

Ontario County (N.Y.) District Attorney Michael Tantillo made the announcement Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 24).

 

Ward was killed when he was struck by Stewart’s sprint car after walking on to the track to confront Stewart after the two were involved in an accident at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park. Stewart did not compete in the next three Sprint Cup races as the investigation continued. Tantillo said a grand jury, which met Tuesday and Wednesday, found no evidence of wrongdoing on Stewart’s behalf.

 

“During the course of the grand jury presentation, approximately two dozen witnesses testified,” Tantillo said. “These included a number of race-car drivers, race track employees and volunteers, two accident re-constructionists, medical personnel and a number of police officers. The grand jury reviewed a number of photographs and video recordings as well as other documentary evidence.

 

“After listening to and questioning all the witnesses and reviewing all the evidence, the grand jury has determined that there is no basis with which to charge Tony Stewart of any crimes … Their job was to determine whether or not, based upon all the evidence they heard, there was reasonable cause to believe whether Tony Stewart had committed a crime or not. Obviously, they did not reach that finding.”

 

Tantillo said the jury reviewed two videos of the crash, one of which had gone viral on the Internet and another, a video from the race track’s camera, that was privately held. The race track’s video — which was in higher definition — was enhanced, examined and isolated frame-by-frame at low speed.

 

“(The videos) were a pretty important piece of the evidence that was considered here,” Tantillo said. “The videos did not demonstrate any aberrrational driving by Tony Stewart until the points of impact with Kevin Ward.”

 

Tantillo said toxicology evidence collected after Ward’s death showed he had traces of marijuana in his system that were substantial enough to impair his judgment.

 

Tantillo, who acknowledged he had spoken with Ward’s father, Kevin Sr., said Ward Jr.’s actions after the contact with Stewart played a role in the grand jury clearing Stewart of wrongdoing, he added.

 

“The grand jury was never tasked with the responsibility of anything other than to determine whether there was enough evidence to file charges against Tony Stewart. They were not considering whether anybody else was at fault. However, I am sure from their deliberations and discussions that the fact that Kevin Ward was observed running, basically down two-thirds of the track into a hot track in the middle of other cars that were still racing, played a big, big factor in their decision.”

 

Stewart released a statement on Wednesday through his Stewart-Haas Racing team.

 

“This has been the toughest and most emotional experience of my life, and it will stay with me forever,” Stewart said. “I’m very grateful for all the support I’ve received and continue to receive. I respect everything the District Attorney and Sheriff’s Office did to thoroughly investigate this tragic accident. While the process was long and emotionally difficult, it allowed for all the facts of the accident to be identified and known.

 

“While much of the attention has been on me, it’s important to remember a young man lost his life. Kevin Ward Jr.’s family and friends will always be in my thoughts and prayers.”

 

 

 

 

All Star Sprints Confirm 2015 Florida Dates

 

CAMARGO, Ill. – The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will kick off the 2015 season with five events in eight days at two tracks, with each event paying $5,000 to the winner.

Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., starts the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions season with three shows, Feb. 5-7. The All Stars then head to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., on Feb. 11-12.

Each show pays the standard UNOH All Star purse of $5,000 to win with a breakdown to $1,000 for 10th and $400 to start the A-Main.

“We want to thank the great folks at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park for what they are doing to support the All Stars and the teams. We will work hard to make sure the fans are treated to an entertaining and fun start to the 2015 racing season,” said Guy Webb, president of the UNOH All Stars. “This is a great event for the teams and fans. Not only is there a lot of money on the line for the teams, but they take place in a little over a week’s time with very little travel.”

Tom Deery, President of World Racing Group, owner of Volusia Speedway Park, said he is excited about the DIRTcar Nationals and the UNOH All Stars’ role in the annual event.

“The DIRTcar Nationals have become the traditional kick-off to the season for winged 410 sprint cars and the All Stars are an important part of the five days of sprint cars at Volusia. The warm temperatures and great racing is the perfect way for the fans up north to have fun and kick off their racing season,” said Deery.

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET SET FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Ohsweken, Ontario - August 26, 2014 - The 2014 Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Carmen's Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.

The annual event will celebrate the achievements of drivers and teams in the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stock, HRW Automotive Mini Stock, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bomber divisions. See below for details and ticket information.

WHAT:
2014 Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet

WHEN:
Friday, November 21, 2014 - Doors Open at 5:00pm, Dinner at 6:30pm, Awards at 8:00pm, Dance at 9:30pm

WHERE:
Carmen's Banquet Centre
1520 Stone Church Rd E
Hamilton, ON L8W 3P9
www.Carmens.com

TICKETS:
$40 per person - Tickets can be purchased on race nights at Ohsweken Speedway from Sue Bell starting on Friday, August 29, or during the week by contacting Lorraine Pederson at 519-732-4688 or Lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com. Following the end of the racing season, tickets will also be available after 5pm at Styres Gas Bar (519 445-0575). *Please note: Reserved tables are not available this year. Seating will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.*
 

 

 

 

 

More than 520 people have died in U.S. auto racing in past 25 years
By Gary Schwab, Ames Alexander and David Scott
gschwab@charlotteobserver.com, aalexander@charlotteobserver.com

 

Two of every three deaths in U.S. auto racing over the past three years occurred at short tracks, which have been slow to embrace changes that are saving lives in racing’s major leagues.


The most recent tragedy happened last weekend in New York when auto racing star Tony Stewart hit and killed 20-year-old sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., who was standing on the track and pointing toward Stewart’s car coming toward him while the race was under caution. The two had just tangled in a turn seconds earlier, sending Ward’s car into a wall.


Ward became one of more than 520 people across America who have died in auto racing in the past 25 years, an Observer study shows.
His death prompted NASCAR to adopt a new rule Friday prohibiting its drivers from leaving their cars and walking onto the track to confront other drivers after accidents. That’s the way most safety changes happen in auto racing, spurred by tragedy.


NASCAR has not had a death at any of its top levels since investing millions of dollars in safety after Dale Earnardt’s death on national television at the Daytona 500 in 2001. The effort produced mandatory head-and-neck restraints, crash-absorbing walls at NASCAR’s top series tracks, and a new, safer car.


Most short-track owners have not mandated head-and-neck restraints or other safety features to cars. Much like NASCAR’s reaction to Earnhardt’s death, the smaller venues have responded to individual tragedies. But unlike NASCAR, short tracks haven’t made sweeping safety changes.
“Short track racing is usually mayhem, hopefully controlled,” said H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler, former longtime president of Charlotte Motor Speedway. “That’s what people want. It’s like ice hockey with cars.”


Of at least 523 racing deaths since 1990, 53 percent have been at short tracks. That has climbed in the past three years to about 70 percent. Short tracks are also where most U.S. racing takes place.


Twenty-two percent of the deaths in the past 25 years were at drag strips.


The number of racing deaths annually appears to have dropped in recent years from an average of more than 20 to about 15 over the past five full years. There were at least 40 deaths in 2001 alone when the Observer began its study.


No one in racing keeps track of how many people die, so it’s possible that the Observer’s count doesn’t include all fatalities.


Saturday night short-track racing goes back more than 50 years to the sport’s roots in the South. Unlike the sprawling superspeedways where NASCAR’s top drivers now compete, short track races typically feature up to 24 drivers who jostle for position on oval tracks less than a half-mile around. Cars can travel at treacherous speeds of up to 130 mph. Fans often stand just feet away.


Drivers at short tracks generally prefer to spend money on tires and parts to make their cars go faster, rather than safety equipment that could keep them alive.
Randy LaJoie, a former NASCAR driver whose company builds seats for drivers, runs a nonprofit called the Safer Racer Tour – a project that has sent him to more than 100 tracks, offering safety tips. It’s a message, he says, that some drivers don’t want to hear.


“I’ve almost gotten into fights telling people they’re not safe,” LaJoie said.


Safety mandates


For years, when someone died in racing it was often called a freak accident – an unusual set of circumstances that no one could have foreseen. But a 2001 Observer investigation, “Death at the Track,” revealed dangerous patterns from the top levels of racing on down. Detecting those patterns, the report concluded, could save lives.


One of the major breakthroughs since Earnhardt’s death, caused by injuries to his head after his car slammed into a wall, has been the increased use of the head and neck restraints by drivers. They’re designed to stop the racer’s head from whipping forward in a crash. That reduces the likelihood of head and neck injuries that can kill drivers.


Since Earnhardt’s death, many top divisions including NASCAR have mandated the restraints. But at most short tracks, restraints are still only a recommendation.


Dr. Steve Olvey, a leading motorsports safety expert and an associate professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami, said that he had expected smaller tracks to learn from safety advances.
“Unfortunately, for whatever reason, these lower series have not adopted these things that have been shown to be beneficial in the major series,” Olvey said.
Chuck Davies, CEO of Simpson Performance Products, the Mooresville company that manufactures the HANS device, estimates that only a third of race car drivers use such head and neck restraints.


“A lot of people rationalize, ‘I don’t go that fast.’ You don’t have to go that fast,” he said. “If you hit something at 40 miles per hour and you have an average neck, it can break your neck.”


Davies said the cost of the HANS device has dropped from $1,500 to as low as $600.


“Most racers don’t use a safety product unless it’s required,” Davies said. “People had to be required to wear seat belts before they started wearing seat belts.”


Dead on the track


Sixty-three-year-old race car driver David Richardson bought a head and neck restraint. But when he tried it on, he quickly decided it wasn’t for him.
“He said, ‘I can’t do this. It’s too restrictive. I can’t move,’ ” said Steve Rose, a longtime friend and business partner.


About six years ago, Richardson tried his hand racing dwarf cars, replicas of vintage race cars from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s – and was instantly hooked.


He had a love affair with “anything fast and scary,” said Rose, who helped Richardson run a truck and trailer repair company in Truckee, Calif. Richardson didn’t win many races, but he liked to push himself, and he held his own against much younger drivers.


The head-and-neck restraint was sitting in the back of Richardson’s truck on May 25, 2013, as he headed into the last lap of a race at Reno Fernley Raceway in western Nevada. That’s when another car plowed into Richardson’s at about 90 miles per hour at the end of a multicar crash, fracturing his neck in two places. Richardson and the driver who had hit him, Leroy Kay, were pronounced dead on the track.


Whether the HANS device would have saved Richardson is unclear. But his widow, Kari, reportedly thinks it might have.
“I can’t help but think that the HANS could have saved his life,” she told Sports Illustrated.


A costly expense


The Observer’s 2001 investigation showed that track fences and barriers regularly fail to protect fans. But at many short tracks, the lessons of previous tragedies don’t sink in until one of their own spectators dies.


Since 1990, at least 47 spectators have died, including 28 at short tracks.


Many NASCAR tracks raised and fortified their fences. But many short-track owners stayed with fences that have little chance against an out-of-control car.


Wheeler, now chairman of Speedway Benefits, an alliance of short tracks, said he pushes owners to make sure they have adequate fences on top of the concrete walls that separate the cars on the track from the fans. It’s a costly expense.


On Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, 21-year-old Ryan Peters was standing just behind the Turn 1 wall at Windy Hollow Speedway in Owensboro, Ky. – a place where spectators had watched the weekend races for years. Suddenly, a race car hurtled over that wall and through a reinforced chain link fence. Peters, who was in the car’s path, was declared dead at a nearby hospital.


Track officials learned from the tragedy, prohibiting fans from standing behind the wall on Turn 1. It was the only fatality in the dirt track’s 44-year history, they say.


Track owner Evelyn Miller said she has tried hard to keep drivers and spectators safe.


But some track managers worry that imposing strict rules will place them at a competitive disadvantage, she said. Drivers who balk at such rules may take their cars to neighboring tracks instead.


“If every small track had the exact same rules, it would be better for everybody,” Miller said.
Safer racing would be better racing, she said.


“More people might get involved and insurance rates might drop,” she said. “It would make the sport stronger in the end.”


Inconsistent penalties


Despite all its safety improvements, even NASCAR doesn’t always spell out rules that seem to be common sense.


Friday, six days after Ward died at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park, NASCAR adopted a rule banning drivers involved in wrecks from climbing out of their cars and walking onto the track.


Previously, NASCAR had not consistently penalized drivers who stormed onto tracks during races. Stewart was fined for throwing his gloves at Kenny Irwin in 1999 at Martinsville but wasn’t penalized for throwing his helmet at Matt Kenseth’s car at Bristol in 2012. NASCAR officials say they had discouraged drivers from the practice, and included it in a video that is shown during the pre-race drivers meeting.


Police continue to investigate Ward’s death to determine whether any charges will be filed against Stewart, who has decided to skip his second consecutive NASCAR race Sunday.


Racing toward a turn on the half-mile dirt track last weekend, Stewart’s car slid into Ward’s, whose car spun and hit the wall. The race was placed under caution.


Ward left his car, stepped quickly toward the infield and stood in the middle of the track as cars passed and dodged him. Ward pointed in what appeared to be an accusatory way toward Stewart’s car coming toward him.


As Stewart approached Ward, his car appeared to speed up. Then, 25 seconds after the crash, the right side of Stewart’s car hit Ward, knocking him several yards down the track. Ward was pronounced dead on arrival at F.F. Thompson Hospital.


Edge of disaster


Now, short tracks across the country are considering similar rules banning drivers from walking onto the track after wrecks. Few have made immediate changes. Chuck Miller, race director for Empire Super Sprints, the series Ward raced in, said his members – mostly drivers – will take up the incident at the group’s yearly membership meeting.


He said he can’t recall a driver ever walking onto the track like Ward did shortly before he was killed. “We’ve had drivers who get so disgusted they leave their cars and walk to the pits, but never anything like what happened last weekend.”


Last week, however, the Observer reported that other short-track owners often had seen drivers leave their cars and charge onto the track.
Ward was buried Thursday. He was remembered as a fearless driver who loved racing. More than 700 people attended the service, many wearing the orange, black and white that were Ward’s colors on the track.


Evelyn Miller, the owner of the Kentucky track where a spectator died behind Turn 1 last year, said that in the wake of Ward’s death, it’s important that racing’s leaders make safety a priority.


“(Drivers) love danger. And they always will,” Miller said. “But as promoters, we have to make sure they can ride that edge and not go over it.”


Database editor Gavin Off, reporter David Perlmutt and researcher Maria David contributed to this story.


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/08/16/5110658/more-than-520-people-have-died.html#storylink=cpy

 

 

 

 

 

The management of America’s Motorsports Park is, with regret, announcing the cancellation of the last four races of the 2014 season.

The 2015 season will be special events only with no weekly racing.

Also, AMP is for sale.

 Any interested parties can contact Jeff Taylor thru e- mail only at taylorsprint17@yahoo.com   

 

 

 

 

 

GAS CITY, Ind. — Another race track is in trouble.

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A message posted on the website for Gas City I-69 Speedway Sunday reads simply: “No Racing Remainder of 2014 Season.”

The quarter-mile dirt track had six events remaining on its schedule this season. Non-winged sprint cars, UMP modifieds and thunder cars are the weekly divisions at the track that opened in 1987.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The World of Outlaw Sprints will be making a stop at Weedsport in 2015!
 

 

 

 

 

Dick Spadaro .......EARLY FORD PARTS

DICK WENT INTO THE HOSPITAL WEDNESDAY (July 30) FOR A VERY UNEXPECTED SERIOUS OPERATION.

LETS HOPE FOR GOOD NEWS.

 

 

 

 

 

MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO

March 13, 14, 15, 2015 at Toronto’s International Centre

 

TORONTO, ON (CANADA) • Inside Track Communications – publishers of Inside Track Motorsport News, Inside Motorcycles, MX & Off-Road and the producer of the Canadian Motorsports Expo – is now the owner / promoter of the traditional hot rod / classic car / motorsports show held in mid-March at Toronto’s International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson Airport.

 

Known over the years as Motion Custom Car Show, Performance World and most recently MegaSpeed, the new show will be called the MOTORAMA Custom Car & Motorsports Expo. According to International Centre officials, this ‘show weekend’ traditionally attracts tens of thousands of automotive enthusiasts each year.

 

The inaugural MOTORAMA show will take place March 13, 14 and 15, 2015. It will fill approximately 225,000 square feet of the newly configured Halls 1 and 2 (formerly Halls 1, 2 and 3) at the refurbished International Centre.

 

MOTORAMA will be a three-day celebration of automotive culture and motorsports, featuring high quality hot rods, custom cars, racing vehicles of all kinds, classics, exotics, trucks, tuners, rat rods and more.

 

The new show will retain the popular qualities that made the Canadian Motorsports Expo (CME) so successful, and will expand that model out to incorporate all of the other parts of the automotive spectrum that will make up MOTORAMA.

 

These include: celebrity appearances, interesting and informative seminars and forums, awards ceremonies, car clubs, racetracks and series, showcar prizes, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, collectibles vendors, demonstrations, industry announcements and press conferences, and more.

 

In addition to the team that produced the CME, MOTORAMA’s management group includes some of the most respected names in the Canadian hot rod and classic car community. As was the case with the CME, MOTORAMA will be promoted via aggressive public relations, advertising and social media campaigns – all starting almost immediately – to let Canadian car and motorsports fans know about the new show.

 

“We’re honoured that the International Centre has given us the opportunity to assume the reins of their mid-March hot rod and classic car show,” said ITC’s David Weber. “Our goal with MOTORAMA is to restore this show to its past glory, while making sure that Canadian racing has the same high profile that it had at the Canadian Motorsports Expo. For the racing community, the mid-March date is better for them because it’s closer to the start of their season. And we’re looking forward to working with the many individuals and companies that are passionate about hot rods, custom cars, classics, tuners, etc. to make this show the best it’s ever been.”

 

Stay tuned for more news about MOTORAMA in the coming weeks and months. For info on becoming a show sponsor or exhibitor, please contact us at (416) 962-7223 or email info@motoramashow.com. The show’s website is www.MotoramaShow.com.

 

ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The inaugural MOTORAMA Custom Car & Motorsports Expo takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at the International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. With a footprint of almost a quarter-million square feet, the show will be Canada’s biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show, including sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, schedules and more, call (416) 962-7223, or email info@MotoramaShow.com. The show’s website is located at www.MotoramaShow.com, on Twitter @MotoramaShow, and Facebook at /MotoramaCustomCarAndMotorsportsExpo.

 

 

 

 

MOTORSPORTS 2014 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW WILL BE THREE DAY PARTY WITH EXPANDED SPACE FOR 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

 

OAKS, PA July 23, 2014 . . . The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Friday, January 23 thru Sunday, January, 25th.

 

“It seems just like yesterday when we kicked off this show,” said show producer Len Sammons who has confirmed the events traditional date once again at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

 

“The first Motorsports show took place just up the road in Valley Forge," Sammons recalled. "The 30 years went fast and wow has the show grown. We are planning a big three day celebration, a party for our 2015 event. We are very excited to have Pioneer, Sunoco, Insinger and Miller Beer all return to be part of what we feel will be one of the biggest show we have ever produced.”

 

All exhibitors from the 2014 edition of the show should have already received the new show brochure which reflects an exciting new floor plan that offers expanded space and a new design that will offer more room for interactive displays. The stage has been moved out of D-Hall into its own room. Other changes have been made to create a more consistent traffic flow throughout the main exhibit area.

 

The 2014 exhibitors have until July 31, 2014 to reserve the same display space or even increase their space for Motorsports 2015. Space reservations for past exhibitors must include a 25% deposit with the booth order. Past exhibitors that have had their past booth location impacted by the new floor layout or would like to change their display location should be in touch with Tim Hogue as soon as possible so that every effort can be made to accommodate that request.

 

After August 1st all space not reserved will be open to all.

 

“We are in the process of putting together some exciting plans for the 30th Anniversary,” said Sammons. “We will be making many announcements regarding plans for the show in the future.”

 

For those who have not been exhibitors or have missed a year or two the beautiful new show brochure is available along with a show floor plan by contacting Danny Sammons or Tim Hogue at 609.888.3618. They can also be reached at tim@aarn.com or danny@aarn.com.

 

The very classy Crowne Plaza Valley Forge will serve as the host hotel and will again offer a discounted rate of $89 per night (plus taxes). The hotel is located just 7.5 miles from the Expo Center and is within walking distance of the popular King of Prussia Mall, the nation’s second largest retail complex with over 350 stores and close to 100 restaurants.

 

Again, for the 30th Anniversary, the Saturday night post show will continue and will be held in one of the large ballrooms at the hotel with music by DJ Sound and Lighting and bar specials from show sponsor Miller Lite.

For information on the show check in at www.aarn.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many people have been confused by the recent announcement on Snell ratings for auto racing helmets.

 

Typically the SA rating is released every 5 years. SA2005 in the fall of 2005, SA2010 in the fall of 2010 but this year for whatever reason we were told that the SA2015 will not be released until the fall of 2016.....Driving Impressions <bob@teamdi.com>

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR SALE........

Sale includes , top wing plus extra parts , bumpers, all 
shocks , all gears, all radius rods.  Ready to go racing.  J & J with 
a ASCS Legal Jereco/Engler 360 Chevy.   Price for car and spares is 
$13,750.00. 
Dick Spadaro   dspadaro@dickspadaro.com

 

      

 

 

 

 

2006 VINTAGE 36ft 5TH WHEEL TRAILER...CUSTOM BUILT

1993 KW T600b TRACTOR, Cummings diesel, single axle, 44" sleeper, x-Ryder truck from South Carolina, used as furniture hauler, 600k, new 3500watt generator (for trailer) built inside truck frame, Truck setup for any trailer..... pineal hitch, gooseneck trailer, standard tag trailer or 5th wheel. NO SALT SINCE WE HAVE OWNED IT.

         

          

TRAILER...EXTRA HEIGHT 11'6" OVERALL, 102"WIDE, LOUNGE WITH ROLLOUT COUCH, TOILET, WATER, INCLUDES ALL RACKS FOR SPRINT CAR PARTS, WALK IN DOOR ON BOTH SIDES, RED, 2 SIDE WINDOWS, WALK ON ROOF WITH OUTSIDE LADDER, 3 AXLES, 16in TIRES, PAINTED GRAY FLOOR, WHITE VINYL INTERIOR WALLS, 110/220 electric system, Florescent lights, BACK DOOR 7'-8" HIGH x 7'-6" WIDE, 2 NEW SPARE WHEELS AND RIMS, (NEW 3500WATT GENERATOR ON TRUCK) APP 4000MI ON TRAILER....ALUM FRONT GUARD NOT SHOWN.... NO SALT.

TRUCK AND TRAILER.....$28,500.00....WILL SEPARATE.

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BUFFALO NY AREA.....

Dave Buchanan is hosting “Fast Track” each Sunday at 11 a.m. on Radio 550 AM.

The call-in show features local, national and international racing news, results and discussions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASEY’S GENERAL STORES PLEDGES $25,000 TO NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM’S “EXPAND THE DREAM” CAMPAIGN

 

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (February 28, 2014) -  Casey’s General Stores has renewed its commitment to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum by pledging $25,000 to the museum foundation’s “Expand the Dream” campaign.  The announcement was made this week by Casey’s General Stores president & CEO Robert J. Myers and museum executive director Bob Baker.  Said Bob Myers today, “Casey’s has been involved with the Museum since the very beginning and we are delighted to continue our involvement.”

 

According to Bob Baker, “The expression ‘since day one’ is sometimes over-used, but it definitely isn’t when referring to Casey’s commitment to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation.  They have literally been involved from the days of our non-profit incorporation and the creation of our founding board of directors back in the mid-Eighties.  Their involvement has not just been ‘support’ from the outside, but it has been ‘commitment’ from the inside.  And, for that fact, we are truly appreciative.”

 

For more information on the 501(c)(3) non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation and its “Expand the Dream” campaign to raise money for a brand-new storage and staging facility and for increasing its overall endowment fund, please contact executive director Bob Baker at 641-842-6176.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IF YOU RACE IN A WOO EVENT, THESE ITEMS ARE REQUIRED.

 

World of Outlaws rules up-date for 2014......... www.woosprint.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speedway Productions presents Rappin' on Racin'
Host: Don Gamble
Co-Host: Jimmy Poljak

The show can be heard Mondays at 6:00pm at www.speedwayproductions.biz

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM STORE OFFERS NEW BOOK “KNOXVILLE NATIONALS:  THE FIRST 50 YEARS”


                KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 26, 2013) – The store at the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to offer the new 304-page book by Knoxville Raceway historians Eric Arnold and Bob Wilson entitled “Knoxville Nationals: The First 50 Years.”  The book retails for forty dollars and can be purchased in-person at the museum, which is open seven days a week, via toll-free telephone at 1-800-874-4488, or on-line at www.sprintcarstuff.com.

 

According to museum administrative assistant Lori DeMoss, “This has been one of the most asked-about books in the history of our museum project.  It is finally done and on the shelves.  We sincerely thank Bob Wilson and Eric Arnold for allowing us to retail the book in our store.  We are pretty confident that it will sell quickly during our holiday gift-buying season.”

 

The book features one chapter on each year of the Knoxville Nationals sprint car championship from 1961 through 2010.  It includes race summaries, results, black & white photos and color photos.  The book is dedicated to Knoxville Raceway promoters Marion Robinson, P. Ray Grimes and Ralph Capitani.  The foreword is written by National Sprint Car Museum curator Thomas J. Schmeh.

 

Those seeking more information on the museum store can visit the web site at www.sprintcarstuff.com.  The specific item number for the book “Knoxville Nationals: The First 50 Years” is 1206.

 

 


 

 

The TrevisCraft tradition spans over 85 years, founded by Floyd Trevis...one of the inaugural inductees of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

TrevisCraft provides personal 1 on 1 service custom built chassis, years of expertise in oval track racing trackside advice & consultation and cost effective repairs.

 


 

 

 

5 Alcohol-Burning Engine Maintenance Tips

With all the talk about ethanol and E85 lately, we thought it would be a good idea to revisit five important tips if you're considering making the switch away from gas

 

From the December, 2010 issue of Circle Track

By Rob Fisher

 

With all the talk about ethanol, methanol, and E85 in the pages of Circle Track recently, we thought it would be a good idea to revisit five important maintenance-oriented tips where these fuels are concerned.

 

 

1. Buy Weekly
Alcohol fuels are hygroscopic, which means over time they will start to absorb water, and this is never a good thing. Old methanol, for example, that has been sitting around the shop almost certainly will eventually experience this problem. While good storage practices go a long way in preserving any fuel, the easiest way to avoid a problem is to purchase only the amount you will use to go racing on a particular evening the day before the race. Granted you will be buying fuel every week, but at least you know it will always be fresh.

 

 

Drain the remaining alcohol, fill the fuel cell with gasoline, and run the engine. Once it starts to sputter and eventually dies you will know that the system has been flushed. Any traces of methanol can corrode the entire fuel system, which leads us to our next point.

 

 

 

Note-be extremely careful when handling methanol. It's easily absorbed through the skin, and prolonged exposure can lead to health issues. In the event that methanol does come in contact with your skin, wash the area thoroughly with soap and water.

 

 

 

5. Always Inspect the Bypass Valve
Sprint Car guys should all know this, but you should check the high-speed bypass valve on a regular basis. Most teams will work with this bypass valve to ensure that the engine is getting as much fuel as possible. They often change the "pill" and bypass valve to send more or less fuel to the engine.

 

 

 


 

 

SOUTH ARCADE/FREEDOM SPEEDWAY DIRT TRACK............. FOR SALE

 


 

 

SPRINT CAR CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS ........   

 

ALL STARS  ...................................OHIO & SURROUNDING STATES...DIRT TRACKS

ARDC...................American Racing Drivers Club Midget Series, Eastern-Atlantic region

ASCS............................................American Sprint Car Series....... Regional Tours

PSG.......PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR....WESTERN NEW YORK AREA.........NEW OWNER 2011

SOD ........CANADA, CENTRAL NORTHERN STATES.......ASCS OUT AS OF 2013

AVSS..........................Auto Value Super Sprints - 410 Winged  Sprints on Pavement!

CNYMS......Central New York Mini Sprints, 1200cc......OUT OF BUSINESS

CRA/USAC..................................................................410 NON WING, WESTERN STATES

CRSA............................................305 WINGED SPRINTS - EASTERN NY STATE

ELS.............Empire Lightning Sprints, MINI-SPRINTS ........NEW GROUP FOR 2009
ESS ................................EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS........NORTH EAST DIRT TRACKS.

FREEDOM SPEEDWAY ARCADE NY.....NEW promoter 2014-NEW NAME
KARS ................EASTERN PA DIRT TRACKS, 358 MOTORS..........
OUT OF BUSINESS

IMS .................INTERSTATE MICRO SPRINTS......PA, NY.............OUT OF BUSINESS
LIMEROCK ..................... MICRO MINI SPRINTS, MUMFORD, NY. SAT. NIGHTS.

MERCER...............WEEKLY 410 SPRINTS, MERCER RACEWAY, MERCER PA.

MTS.................... 410 WINGLESS SPRINTS......OHIO, CANADA, MICHIGAN 

NEMA...................Northeastern Midget Association, NEW ENGLAND AREA.

NESCC.................NEW ENGLAND SPRINT CAR CLUB.......NEW ENGLAND AREA

NSA (ELS).....NORTHEASTERN SPRINT CAR  ASSOCIATION...(OLD ELS)...OUT OF BUSINESS

NST.......................................National Sprint Tour........................... ......OUT OF BUSINESS   

NYMM....NEW YORK MODIFIED MIDGET SERIES, 600cc WINGED SPRINTS   OUT OF BUSINESS 2010

Ohsweken..............................WEEKLY SPRINTS, Ohsweken, Ontario Canada

PAsprintSeries..305ci WINGED SPRINTS   8 different speedways throughout Pennsylvania

PARADISE.......................MICRO MINI SPRINTS, GENEVA, NY. SAT. NIGHTS.

SCONE.......................SPRINT CARS OF NEW ENGLAND...NEW ENGLAND AREA.

SJSCC............................South Jersey Sprint Car Club, BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY

SAS....SOUTH ARCADE SPEEDWAY, (FREEDOM) ARCADE NY.....NEW promoter 2014-NEW NAME
SOS..............................................SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS....CANADA
SCRA........................................................360 NON WING, WESTERN USA.
SRA........... SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA SPRINT CAR RACING......MAINLY VICTORIA

TBARA.....Tampa Bay Area Racing Association, Winged Sprints on pavement....SOUTHERN STATES
URC.........................................UNITED RACING CLUB...EAST COAST DIRT TRACKS.
USAC............... UNITED STATES AUTO CLUB... USA  DIRT & ASPHALT TRACKS, NON-WING.

USCS................UNITED SPRINT CAR SERIES...DIRT AND ASPHALT..... SOUTHERN STATES
VSS...........................................VIRGINIA SPRINT SERIES...MID-ATLANTIC STATES.
WOO  ...............WORLD OF OUTLAWS...USA, TRAVELS TO MOST STATES...DIRT TRACKS

 

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All results & race dates are for reference only and are not to be considered "official". 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western New York Racing is proud to announce the start of our WNY Motocross Hall of Fame to honor and recognize people who helped to advance the sport of Motocross throughout our region. 

 

Every progression in the sport is owed a debt to the roots and foundation, and we honored five past racers that made significant contributions locally to the sport we all love.  The inaugural class will consist of five pioneering racers from the 70's era and were inducted in the 2010 banquet on January 15th 2011. 

 

Inductees:  Mike Robinson, Dave Robinson, Mike Lauterborn, Bill Scheemaker, Roy Janson


WNYRacing is dedicated to honoring the many great people from our region who
have been an inspiration to others and we look forward to sharing their
accomplishments with our racing community and the next generation of MotoStars.