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  .....THIS WEEK.......

 

  AUG 22..................SPRINTS, Ohsweken Speedway

  Aug 22 .................ESS, Autodrome Granby

  Aug 22..................CRSA Penn Can. Speedway

 

  Aug 23..................ESS Le RPM Speedway

  Aug 23................. CRSA Sprint Cars FIVE MILE

  Aug 23..................OTS, SOUTH BUXTON ONT.....wingless sprints

  Aug 23..................Patriot Sprint Tour Sprints, Brockville, Ont. 

 

  Aug 24..................PATRIOT SPRINTS, Cornwall Motor Speedway

 

  Aug 26 ....TUE........ESS I-88 Speedway

 

 

 

 

  Aug 29..................PATRIOT SPRINTS FREEDOM SPEEDWAY

  AUG 29..................SPRINTS, Ohsweken Speedway

  AUG 30..................PATRIOTS, McKEAN COUNTY SPEEDWAY SMITHPORT PA.

  AUG 30..................ESS THUNDER MT.

  Aug 30..................SOS Brighton Speedway
  Aug 31..................SOS Brighton Speedway

  AUG 31..................ESS UTICA ROME.....The Cole Cup Tune-up. 

  AUG 31..................PATRIOT SPRINTS, Eriez Speedway

 

  SEPT 5....................CRSA Albany Saratoga Speedway

  SEPT 6...................CRSA Lebanon Valley Speedway

  SEPT 6....................SPRINTS, UTICA ROME Cole Cup $10,000 to win,

  SEPT 6....................SPRINTS, Ohsweken Speedway

 

  SEPT 11-13..............SPRINTS, Ohsweken Speedway.......CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

  SEPT 13...................CRSA Fonda Speedway

 

  Sept 19 ....................ESS Fonda Speedway

 

  Sept 27....................ESS Rolling Wheels Raceway..........Championship Night

  SEPT 27...................CRSA I-88 Speedway

 

  OCT 10,11................CRSA Blue Collar Classic@Port Royal Speedway (regional)

  OCT 11..........SAT....USAC SILVER CROWN SERIES, NYS FAIRGROUNDS

  OCT 11.......SAT.......WOO, ROLLING WHEELS

 

  OCT 18....................CRSA King of the Can Weekend@Penn Can Speedway ( regional)

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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GRAND RIVER POWERSPORTS PRESENTS KIDSRACE CANADIAN NATIONAL AUTISM FOUNDATION NIGHT THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

Ohsweken, Ontario - August 19, 2014 - Ohsweken Speedway's 19th season of racing continues this Friday, August 22, when Grand River Powersports presents KidsRace Canadian National Autism Foundation night featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers, plus TUSA Canada West Mod Lites.

KIDSRACE CANADIAN NATIONAL AUTISM FOUNDATION NIGHT

The Canadian National Autism Foundation promotes the positive enhancement and quality of life for people with autism in Canada. The CNAF was formed to provide funding for educating the general public and professionals, providing information and resources to families of children with autism, providing funding for Canadian-based research and development, and promoting national autism awareness.

Ohsweken Speedway is honoured to host the Canadian National Autism Foundation for the 4th annual benefit race night for autism at the track. Please visit
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Glenn Styres opened his lead over Mitch Brown to 42 points in the 360 Sprint Car championship standings with a 2nd place finish last Friday night. Brown and defending champ Jim Huppunen have emerged as Styres' main competitors for the 2014 title, which has 3 races left on the schedule. Huppunen is 9 points behind Brown and sits 3rd in the standings, followed by Shane Ross, Todd Hoddick, Dave Dykstra, Keith Dempster, Jamie Turner, Jeremy Hughes, and Kyle Patrick. Cory Turner is the leading Rookie of the Year candidate, and sits 11th in the overall standings.
 

 

 

HOUSEHOLDER: Eastern Museum of Motor Racing puts on fine show

COLUMN By BRYAN HOUSEHOLDER
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The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing's 40th annual convention was very successful last weekend.

 

In addition to having plenty of restored vintage racers at the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds and plenty of activities there as well, the group was well represented in its appearances at Williams Grove and Lincoln during those track's racing programs.

 

At Williams Grove, the EMMR really outdid itself with two of the cars on hand. This year's convention celebrated the 75th anniversaries of both Williams Grove Speedway and the ARDC Midget group.

 

The EMMR displayed the "twin" of the car in which Tommy Hinnershitz drove to victory in the Grove's very first feature 75 years ago. They also had a midget on display that raced in the very first ARDC Midget feature 75 years ago.

 

Wrightsville's Brett Adamson unveiled his restoration project — the Trevis Craft sprint car that his father Bobbie Adamson drove for Al Hamilton in 1970. It was a beautiful restoration job on the actual car for sure.

 

Bobbie Adamson came up from his retirement home in Florida to be a part of the weekend. Adamson recalled that the car on display won in its very first race, which, by the way, was at Williams Grove.

 

Another car that made its debut over the weekend was a re-creation of the Bobby Hersh-driven Trone No. 39 "bug" that was one of the first really "cut-down" racers in the area. The car was built off the blueprints of the original car, which was destroyed in a crash many years ago.

 

PIT STOPS

 

Wagner Weekend: The racing Wagner family had a quite a night on Saturday.

 

Mike Wagner, the current point leader at Port Royal, drove to his first win of the season there. For much of the race he had to fend off challenges from his younger son, Logan Wagner. Eventually Greg Hodnett moved to second, but the Wagners finished first and third at the Port.

 

Meanwhile, down the road at Susquehanna, older son Mike II was racing to a second-place finish in the 305 sprint feature at Susquehanna.

 

Stellar front row: The front row for the second Twin 20 race at Williams Grove on Friday represented 141 feature wins and 10 track championships at the historic oval.

 

Between them, Donnie Kreitz Jr. and Lance Dewease have racked up those impressive numbers. The weird part is that neither driver won the feature. Greg Hodnett, 58 wins and two track titles, passed both of them.

 

Midgets: The ARDC Midget racers gave a great accounting of themselves over their 75th anniversary weekend at the Grove and Lincoln.

 

After an opening-lap crash, the ARDC feature at the Grove went non-stop for its entire 20-lap distance in a time of 7 minutes, 16.240 seconds. Driver Alex Bright outgunned the field to win by more than 11 seconds.

 

Saturday at Lincoln, there was just one yellow flag in ARDC's 25-lap feature, but that caution flag made quite a difference in the outcome.

 

 Bright used a three-wide move entering the turn on the restart of the 20th lap to move from third to first and score the win over ARDC standout Steve Buckwalter.

 

Freddie's close: After 27 years of reporting on Fred Rahmer's wins, it seems strange not to report a Rahmer win this season.

It almost happened on Saturday night. Fred Rahmer retired at the end of last season, but his two teenaged sons started racing 410 sprint cars this year.

 

Both Freddie and Brandon Rahmer have recorded top-10 finishes this season. On Saturday, Freddie led much of the feature, only to lose the lead near the end while in lapped traffic. Danny Dietrich won the race. The lapped car that slowed Freddie's pace was driven by Brandon.

 

Four generations of winners: Friday evening at Susquehanna's "Outback Track," Jude Siegel raced to his first career win in the Quarter Midget feature. Jude is the young son of sprint-car racer Jim Siegel and he marks the fourth generation of the Siegel family to score a feature win.

 

Of course his father, Jimmy, is a two-time winner this season at Lincoln and has won 15 sprint-car features in his career.

 

Grandfather Steve Siegel won 50 times in sprint-car competition and has track titles at Lincoln and Susquehanna.

 

What many folks don't know, or perhaps forget, is that Steve's father Jim was a state champion sprint-car driver in their native Texas. The first Jim Siegel only ventured to this area once very late in his career. He drove a few local races for another transplanted Texan named Van May, who claimed that Jim Siegel was his idol as a child.

 

Racing action: The Jersey Rush is lined up for Tuesday at the New Egypt Speedway.

 

Sprint cars and modifieds are on the slate, with $5,000 to win for the sprints.

 

Williams Grove hosts Kids' Night Friday when the sprint cars are joined by the make-up of the Rislone Nationals for the URC 360 sprints. The Saturday Night Series of super sportsmen, limited-late models and street-stock racing has its last regular show of the season Saturday at the Grove.

 

Trailway starts the Lincoln/Trailway Shootout for the 358 sprints on Friday evening. The limited-late models, limited stocks and 600cc micro sprints are also on the program.

The two-race series wraps up Saturday at Lincoln, where the 358 sprints join the sprints and All-American Outlaws.

 

Port Royal's Night of Wings on Saturday has a slightly altered format. The 410 sprints will race in Twin 25 lap features, with the 305 sprints also on the program. The URC sprint portion of the program has been dropped.

 

Selinsgrove has the 358/360 sprints, pro stocks and roadrunners on Saturday, plus the World of Outlaws tune-up for the late models. The WoO late models will be at Selinsgrove over Labor Day weekend.

 

Hagerstown has the late models on Saturday, plus Small Car Nationals qualifiers for the late-model sportsmen, pure stocks, hobby stocks and mini stocks.

 

1980: This weekend in 1980 kicked off with Kramer Williamson driving the Harry Kuhn No. 21 to the feature win on Friday at Williams Grove.

It was Williamson's fourth win of the season.

 

On Saturday, Hanover's Van May drove Weldon Sterner's No. 69 to his ninth win of the season in action at Lincoln, while Dover's Smokey Snellbaker parked the Lloyd No. 56 in victory lane at Port Royal for his 10th win of the season.

 

At Susquehanna on Sunday, it was Manchester's Ed Zirkle in victory lane at Susquehanna. The win was EZ's third of the season.

Hanover's Bobby Allen scored an All-Star win Saturday night for his fourth win of the season.

 

— Reach Bryan Householder at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ward Honored, Wight Wins First on Night of Tribute for the Empire Super Sprints

By MIKE MALLETT

 

BREWERTON, N.Y. - It was a difficult night for the members of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints family as they returned to action for the first time since tragedy struck the organization one week ago.  A sea of orange greeted the drivers as everyone paid tribute to the late Kevin Ward Jr., at the Brewerton Speedway.

 

Larry Wight was victorious in the 25-lap affair on a track Ward would have been happy to race on; heavy, with lots of bite, just like he liked it.  For Wight, it was his first ever victory in a sprint car and it came as part of the SUNY Canton Series and E &V Energy Tour of the States.

 

“Feels great, especially at our home track,” said Wight.  “We knew eventually we’d get the setup just right and we’d be able to run around here.  This is huge, especially tonight with Kevin.  I dedicated this race to run around the top just like he would, right on the cushion.  I’ve seen him do it 100 times I figured why not try it.”

 

The feature got off to a rough start as red was displayed before a single lap could be completed as Steve Hutchinson Jr., got upside in the first turn collecting Jeff Cook.  Both drivers were uninjured.

 

On the next attempt Parker Evans got the lead from his pole starting position and kept the pace up early maintaining the lead as Jason Barney worked from fourth into second as they reached traffic on lap four.  Before another lap could be completed caution was necessary as Etienne Girard clipped a tire on the bottom of the track and broke the frontend on his No. 422.

 

Jason Barney got the jump on Evans at the green and took the lead with a new challenger moving into second in Wight. Wight had worked his way forward from the inside of the fifth row to take over the runner-up position.  Barney led lap five before Wight nipped him at the line for the lead on lap six.  One lap later, Barney regained the lead and pulled away.

 

By halfway Barney caught traffic with Wight in tow.  The pair raced one another while navigating through the slower cars at the backside of the field.  It remained Barney and Wight out in front as the laps clicked off.

 

Another red flag was necessary on lap 19 as Joe Trenca got into another car causing his frontend to break.  This sent him up the track into the path of Bryan Howland who made contact with Trenca’s car causing them both to flip in turn.  They were also uninjured in the accident.

 

With the green flag coming back out, Barney and Wight resumed their battle at the front of the field.  Barney stayed on the bottom while Wight drove his No. 99L up above the cushion.  Wight powered by Barney and led at the line by a nose as they completed lap 20.  Before another lap could be run, Daryl Ruggles became the final car to get on his lid.  He flipped in turn one.  He climbed out unscathed.

 

“It is hard to pass if you hooked up to him like a train so we decided to go where no one else was,” commented Wight.  “Above the cushion was a little bit smoother than trying to slide up to it. We had the car set up to it.”

 

Action resumed with Wight as the leader.  He held off Barney on the restart and then drove away, staying above the cushion, to record his first ever win with the traveling stars of the Empire Super Sprints.

 

Barney, of Brewerton, N.Y., finished in the runner-up position.  Afterwards he wasn’t upset to finish second, he was just happy to honor his fallen friend.

 

“It would have got a little better for me but it’s okay second is okay, it didn’t matter who won it was about Kevin, he won this race tonight,” said Barney. “It didn’t matter whose car was out front.  I’m just happy to be down here.  We had a great race car and unfortunately lost a brake line before that last restart, but it didn’t matter.  Second doesn’t matter, third doesn’t matter, I’m just happy everyone showed Kevin support tonight.”

 

Owego, N.Y., driver Evans completed the podium with his best ever finish as well.  Evans used a power move to get by Steve Poirier late in the race to take back a spot in the top three.

 

“We came up a little short tonight but we are in good company,” stated Evans.  “Those two guys are hell of a good drivers.  I should have went to the outside sooner.  This is my first time here.  The track is awful tacky and I’m not really used to that.  It took us a little bit to get used to it and figure out how to drive it.  Hopefully next time we come back we’ll have something for them.”

 

Poirier finished in the fourth spot, maintaining his point lead, while Tommy Wickham, of Constantia, N.Y., rounded out the top five in the A-Main.

 

ESS/Brewerton Notes: A field of 24 sprints made up the pit log despite threatening weather…Fans and race teams alike came out in droves wearing orange in support of the Ward family…Even with the trying week, the Ward’s did attend over 20 members strong and visited teams in the pits during the night…next week it’s up to Quebec to Autodrome Granby and Le RPM Speedway for two $2,000 to win, $500 to start events.

 

Lucas Oil A-Main – Larry Wight ($1,525), Jason Barney, Parker Evans, Steve Poirier, Tommy Wickham, Paul Kinney, Steve Glover, Mike Stelter, Tim Axton, Dave Axton, James Hanson, Sammy Reakes IV, Darryl Ruggles, Joe Trenca, Bryan Howland, Patrick Vigneault, Stewart Friesen, Matt Tanner, Danny Varin, Etenne Girard, Jeff Cook, Steve Hutchinson Jr.

 

Did Not Qualify – Dave Wickham, Yan Bolideau

 

Lap Leaders – Evans 1-4, Barney, 5, Wight 6, Barney 7-19, Wight 20-25/

 

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Lacailade Masonry Remembering Kevin – Ruggles $50

Car Mate Trailers Heat – Wickham, Friesen, Varin $25

Go Nuclear Late Models Go Fast – Wight (12.550) $25

Bitner Automotive Blistering Fast Time – Varin (12.370) $25

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Lancaster raceway owner promises stock car return in 2015

 

Just days after Elegant Builders Raceway Park promoter Ralph Galluzzi announced that stock car racing had ended after 55 years of competition at the Lancaster asphalt facility, race track owner Gordon Reger has thrown a red flag.

 

Reger says that stock car racing will return to EBRP in 2015 and that Galluzzi will no longer be part of it.

 

“After I saw the article in the Buffalo News I had a meeting with Ralph yesterday,” Reger said Friday afternoon. “I told Ralph that I think he sent a message that I didn’t want to have sent.

 

“The truth is, that while the stock car program is not going to run for the rest of this season, I want all to know, especially our stock car drivers, sponsors and fans, that there will be a stock car program here next year. There is no need for them to look to go racing anywhere else in 2015.”

 

Earlier this week, Galluzzi said that he was ending the stock car program, effective immediately, due to what he described as major financial problems with the program. The decision did not affect the IHRA weekly drag racing program or other non-stock car events.

 

Reger and his company, Lancaster Properties LLC, owns the dual stock car-drag racing facility. Galluzzi has a lease with Reger – that began in 2008 and expires after this year – that allows Galluzzi to promote, market, manage and direct all racing programs at EBRP.

 

“Ralph will not be back running the stock car program next year,” Reger said. “The lease I currently have with him expires this year and will not be renewed. I have a couple of different groups that I am involved with, and we are having very serious discussions about them either leasing or buying the track for the future.

 

“One of those groups asked if they could still have Ralph involved with the drag racing program, and, depending on what happens, that will be determined in the future.”

 

When reached Friday afternoon, Galluzzi gave only a brief comment.

 

“I hope that they can find somebody who will do a good job of running the stock car program next year,” he said.

 

Reger also addressed an effort to save this year’s Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial stock car race, which had been scheduled for tonight.

 

“I also know that there are some people out there who are working to at least try” to bring it back, Reger said. “They’re looking to run it in mid-September and maybe they will if the details can be worked out. For now, my focus is on next year and beyond.”

 

When asked if he plans to put funding into fixing long-existing physical structure woes at EBRP, including a run-down grandstand, Reger says plans are now underway.

 

“I have some major capital improvements planned for the future and one of the groups I’m discussing the track’s future with has a good amount of capital which could be invested into the track’s physical structure,” said Reger.

 

EBRP, which has been known by several other names throughout the years, most notably Lancaster National Speedway, has had a glorious stock car racing past until recent years.

 

For the sake of this area’s racing community, which has made the track’s stock car program a local institution for decades, hope is out there that perhaps better days are ahead.

 

“For whatever has happened in recent times, next season, the green flag will once again fly over the stock cars here at my track,” said Reger, “just as it has for decades.”

 

 

 

 

 

Brett Jaycox Captures First Ever CRSA Feature Win –  I88 Speedway  – 8/15/14
 

CRSA Quick Results - A-Main finish, 25 laps:  

1) 07 - Brett Jaycox  2) 83 - Dustin Purdy  3) 3A - Warren Alexson  4) 5X - Robert Gray  5) 30 - Scott Goodrich  6) 36 - Dalton Herrick  7) 10 - Joe Kata  8) 99 - Mike Kiser  9) 17  - John Matrafailo  10) 91 - Chuck Alessi  11) 29 - Art Kiser  12) 4S - Kyle Smith  13) 1Q - Thomas Radivoy  14) 19eM - Emily VanInwegen   15) 98T - Tyler Jashembowski  16) 1 - Jeff Van Steenburg  17) 3P - Josh Pieniazek  DNS) 11 - Mike Esposito

 

Kennedy's Towing of Troy Winner’s bonus:  Brett Jaycox

 

Magsarus Hard Charger Award :  Brett Jaycox (+7)

G.Pivoda and Sons Construction Heat  Winners:    Robert Gray,  John Matrafailo  
 

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Thank you to our Sponsors: American Racer/Lias Tire, Kelly Fuels, Krietz Oval Track Parts, Magsarus Ignitions, Kennedy's Towing, and G.Pivoda and Sons, M&W Aluminum Products, Dirt Track Girl, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Ingles Performance, and E&H Services.

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As part of its continued efforts to ensure the safety of its drivers, NASCAR announced new rules Friday regarding on-track protocol following crashes and other similar incidents.

 

The official press release has been made available on NASCAR.com, and the bulk of the changes relate to what drivers are expected to do during a caution.

 

ESPN's Marty Smith also tweeted a photo of the press release:

 

NASCAR asks that drivers across all levels of the organization do not disconnect any safety equipment unless directed to do so by an official. After that, the driver must proceed to an emergency vehicle and is prohibited from going onto the track or approaching other cars under all circumstances.

 

According to the press release, NASCAR Vice President of Competition and Racing Development Robin Pemberton believes these new rules are for the betterment of the sport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSTA-INSULATION /ART HILL MEMORIAL NIGHT  FRIDAY, AUGUST 15
by Tommy Goudge (August 15, 2014)
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (21 entries)

The 5th Ohsweken Speedway feature win of Dain Naida's career came in dramatic fashion. Naida traded the lead several times with young upstart Dane Lorenc, then held off a last-corner charge from Glenn Styres to win by just 0.095 seconds. The first 18 laps were completed under green flag conditions before Dave Dykstra's stopped car brought out the race's only caution flag and set up a 2 lap dash to the finish. Styres restarted 3rd behind Naida and Lorenc, and quickly moved into 2nd, but Naida staved off Styres' slide job in turn 4 and took the win. Styres settled for 2nd, followed by Lorenc, 13th starter Jim Huppunen, and Keith Dempster. Styres added to his championship points lead, and is now ahead of Mitch Brown by 42.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 77 Dain Naida (4)
2. 0 Glenn Styres (5)
3. 00 Dane Lorenc (3)
4. 14h Jim Huppunen (13)
5. 5 Keith Dempster (2)
6. 10 Mitch Brown (7)
7. 10j Jeremy Hughes (15)
8. 49Todd Hoddick (8)
9. 11 Jamie Turner (17)
10. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (10)
11. 94 Stan Zanchin (6)
12. 5c Conor Mahoney (19)
13. 71s Shawn Sliter (16)
14. 43 Scott Sherk (14)
DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra (9)
16. 6 Curtis Gartly (12)
17. 15 Mike Ferrell (11)
DNF. 3r Shane Ross (20)
DNS. 30 Adam West (1)
DNS. 5x Shane Butler (18)
DNS. 19 Cory Turner (21)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dane Lorenc (1-10, 12), Dain Naida (11, 13-20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 2. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 3. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 4. 30 Adam West (Ridgetown), 5. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 6. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne), 7. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown). Time - 1:50.689

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 2. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 3. 15 Mike Ferrell (London), 4. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 5. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford), 6. 5x Shane Butler (St. Thomas), DNF. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford). No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 2. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 3. 00 Dane Lorenc (Lancaster, NY), 4. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne), 5. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 6. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), DNS. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre). Time - 1:51.302

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): 5 Keith Dempster
(Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

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STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (12 entries)

A grinding crash in the first turn on the first lap took Ed Green, Mark Czuba, and Aaron Turkey out of the race, while Jake Brown dropped out of the race at the same time with mechanical problems. All 3 drivers involved in the crash were able to exit their heavily-damaged cars uninjured. Kyle Durnin led the first lap when the race restarted, but Dylan Westbrook took over on lap 2 and went on to take the win, and set a new 15 lap track record in the process. Durnin settled for the runner-up spot, while Ryan Hunsinger drove from 11th to 3rd, Mike Thorne finished 4th, and Tyler Hendricks rounded out the top 5. Jake Brown also set a new 6 lap track record on his way to a heat race win. Turkey's troubles hurt his championship chances, as Hunsinger now leads the standings by 45 points.

A-FEATURE (15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4)
2. 43k Kyle Durnin (5)
3. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (11)
4. 55 Mike Thorne (3)
5. 38 Tyler Hendricks (6)
6. 18 Josh Shantz (2)
7. 12 Brad Herron (7)
DNF. 18x Davey Boughton (1)
DNF. 1-10 Jake Brown (8)
DNF. 54 Ed Green (9)
DNF. 00 Mark Czuba (10)
DNF. 68 Aaron Turkey (12)
Time - 3:51.710 NEW TRACK RECORD
A-Feature Lap Leaders - Kyle Durnin (1), Dylan Westbrook (2-15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 3. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 4. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court), 6. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle). Time - 1:32.822

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 2. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 4. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 5. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 6. 54 Ed Green (). Time - 1:30.778 NEW TRACK RECORD
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

by

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fulton, Brewerton Update Safety Rules

FULTON, N.Y. — In response to the incident that claimed the life of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, Brewerton and Fulton Speedways have announced a rule change requiring drivers to remain in their cars after accidents.

 

Ward was killed when he was struck by the car driven by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart after he exited his car following a crash at the half-mile dirt oval. Ward was transported to a local hospital after the crash and pronounced dead upon arrival.

 

The new rule at Brewerton and Fulton Speedways states that only safety crews and wrecker crews will be allowed on track following any accident. Drivers will be required to stay in their cars in the event of an accident. If a driver does exit his or her car, the the event will be immediately placed under a red-flag condition and all cars will be required to stop on the track.

 

A driver may exit a car if requested by a safety crew member or if safety warrants in cases such as a fire. Drivers that exit a car without permission, for whatever reason, will be subject to fine and/or suspension at the discretion of track management.

 

 

 

Tracks take action post-Stewart incident

 

Impact from the weekend racing tragedy has some Ozarks-area tracks looking at ways to avoid similar incidents.

 

Longtime Monett Speedway owner Randy Mooneyham said Monday that he's going to put written rules — with teeth — in effect at his track starting this week. Drivers will be penalized drivers if they exit their cars while on the track. Monett is a dirt track, like most others in the area.

 

Penalties also go for a driver who swerves his car toward another, in apparent anger.

 

"On our level, there's always been unwritten rules about getting out of your car and fighting, provoking or gesturing at other drivers," Mooneyham said. "But beginning Friday, we're going to have written rules that drivers must stay in their cars until safety crews arrive — unless of course their car is on fire."

 

It's not uncommon for drivers, from NASCAR's Sprint Cup level down to the local dirt tracks, to exit their cars and show their displeasure. Mooneyham — and other track officials in the Ozarks — said that must stop.

 

"Tempers are going to flare," Mooneyham said, "but, to me, I'd rather kick a driver out of my track for a month or two rather than lose a life."

Dan Robinson, general manager at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, said written rules are in place at his track to disqualify anyone who exits his car on the track. They are black-flagged, or disqualified from the remainder of the race.

 

"But the car's already wrecked, so what's a disqualification going to do?" Robinson asked. "We may have to look at enacting some harsher penalties.

 

"I think this is a wake-up call for everybody, anywhere, to put this in writing."

 

Local driver Jesse Stovall of Billings said strict rules will help, but perhaps only in the short term. When adrenaline gets flowing, it's difficult to keep emotions in check.

 

"I'm not against tracks doing something like that," Stovall said of harsher penalties, "because they're looking out for the safety of us."

 

Springfield's Jimmy Vanzandt, who's raced dirt and pavement in the Ozarks for 30 years, said he was guilty of exiting his car last season after a race at I-44 Speedway in Lebanon after another competitor kept ramming his car in anger.

 

"I understand how tempers flare and people get mad," Vanzandt said.

 

I-44 Speedway general manager Kevin Greven said a driver at Saturday's races got out of his car following an accident with another driver.

"Fortunately our fire and rescue guys are in the middle of the infield and can get there fairly quick," Greven said. "When he got out of his car and pointed a finger (at the other driver going past) my guys were there with him" keeping him at a safe distance.

 

"I just hope we can learn from this and reiterate to guys to stay in their cars," Springfield Raceway co-owner Jerry Hoffman said. "That needs to happen from the NASCAR level to go-kart racing to the dirt-track level."

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

1 MONTH REMAINS BEFORE THE 10TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS!

Ohsweken, Ontario - August 2, 2014 - The 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend at Ohsweken Speedway is coming up in less than 2 months, and preparations are well underway for the track’s signature event.

The 2014 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 11, while racing will commence Friday, September 12 with the “Night Before the Nationals” presented by Burger Barn, and finish with the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express on Saturday, September 13.

This year’s “Night Before the Nationals” again includes Twin 15 lap features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Ohsweken Shootout, Dave McLeod Memorial “Mr. Sprint Car Challenge” 1-on-1 match races, and the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division. Each Twin 15 winner will be guaranteed a starting spot in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature. The Ohsweken Shootout features drivers qualified drivers from the Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour, and Southern Ontario Sprints challenge events held at Ohsweken in 2014, and the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car feature on August 29, plus the top drivers from Sprints on Dirt and the National Racing Alliance.

The 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will include group time trials for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus 6 heat races, 3 B-Feature races, a dash race for heat race winners to determine the top 6 starting positions in the A-Feature, the 15 lap “Little Feature”, and the 35 lap A-Feature which will pay the winner $12,000 from the lucrative purse. While the format remains largely the same as in recent years, one small change has been made, as starting positions 7-18 in the A-Feature will now be lined up by passing points. The Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks will be the support division for the 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday, September 13.

AFFILIATE SANCTIONS
Official affiliate sanctions for the 2014 edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals include Ohsweken’s weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division, along with the Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) tour, the Michigan-based Sprints On Dirt (SOD) series, the Ohio-based National Racing Alliance (NRA), and the New York-based Empire Super Sprints (ESS) series, and Patriot Sprint Tour (PST).

PRE-ENTRY DEADLINE - AUGUST 31, 2014
The deadline for competitors to register and pay the discounted entry fee is August 31, 2014. Entries can be filed by contacting Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com. Click on the “Competitors Info” link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, to print the entry form, and to view the rules, format, and more.
 

 

 

 

 

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>

 

 

 

 

 

 TRI CITY RACEWAY IN FRANKLIN PA HAS BEEN SOLD.  

              THE NEW OWNER WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A RACE SOMETIME IN 2014 IF ALL THE REPAIRS CAN BE COMPLETED. IT IS IN BAD SHAPE DUE TO BEING CLOSED FOR 3 YEARS AND VANDALISM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

The Lucas Oil ESS Championship will now be decided on Saturday night, Sept. 27 at the Rolling Wheels Raceway.

 The event will be a special double header with the Go Nuclear Late Model Series. 

Rolling Wheels Raceway Park 2014 Season Schedule

 

Sept. 28, Sat.

7:30 p.m.

ESS Championship

Empire Super Sprints

Go Nuclear Late Model Series

Oct. 11, Thurs.

7:30 p.m.

Super Dirt Week Special

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars

DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds "Win and You're In!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

USAC Silver Crown Series Joins ‘Racing’s Biggest Party’ during NAPA Super DIRT Week in October 2014 at N.Y. State Fairgrounds

Open-wheel stars join stout field of Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, DIRTcar 358-Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and DIRTcar Pro Stocks at Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Nov. 20, 2013 – Al Unser topped Mario Andretti and a field of open-wheel superstars the first time the USAC Silver Crown Series raced at the New York State Fairgrounds “Moody Mile” in 1974. Now, 40 years after that historic event, the USAC Silver Crown Series will return in October 2014 to Syracuse during the 43rd annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.

 

The USAC Silver Crown Series will tackle the Mile on Saturday, Oct. 11, along with the showcase 150-mile event for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. The DIRTcar Sportsman Modified feature will shift to Sunday, Oct. 12, where it will join the DIRTcar Pro Stock event and the Super DIRTcar Series’ premier $50,000-to-win Syracuse 200.

 

“We’re excited to bring the Silver Crown Series back to Syracuse,” said USAC President Kevin Miller. “Super DIRT Week is such an historic event, and we are definitely looking forward to putting on a show for the passionate race fans that have been going there for more than 40 years.”

NAPA Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds will kick off on Wednesday, Oct. 8, with a Big-Block Modified Happy Hour practice before Thursday’s qualifying runs for the Big-Blocks and 358-Modifieds. The USAC Silver Crown cars will hit the Mile on Friday afternoon for a practice session along with the Futures events, followed by “Friday Night Lights” featuring the Sportsman Modified Triple 10s, the 358-Modified Twin 20s and the Big-Block Modified Triple 20s.

 

All of that sets the stage for two huge days of racing Saturday and Sunday on the Mile.

“The USAC Silver Crown Series has a rich history at Syracuse, and we’re thrilled to welcome them back in 2014,” said World Racing Group CEO Brian Carter. “We’re always trying to enhance our events for our fans. We have incredible racing at Syracuse with the Big-Blocks, 358-Modifieds, Sportsman and Pro Stocks, now bringing the Silver Crown cars back to the Mile will make the week even bigger for everybody.”

The USAC Silver Crown Series last raced on the Syracuse Mile in 2003 during NAPA Super DIRT Week, with J.J. Yeley taking the checkered flag.

For NAPA Auto Parts information and tickets, click www.SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com, or follow on Twitter @SuperDIRTWeek or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SuperDIRTWeek. For more information on the USAC Silver Crown Series, click www.USACRacing.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.