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



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

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

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

  AUG 31..................ESS UTICA ROME...........................................RAIN OUT 

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



 .....THIS WEEK.......


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

  SEPT 5....................SPRINTS, Kevin Ward Jr Shootout at Utica Rome.....NEW


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

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

  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.......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



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





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HOUSEHOLDER: Port Royal's Tuscarora 50 highlights weekend racing schedule



The area's big fall races start this weekend with the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal.

The Juniata County Fair is going strong at the Port Royal Fairgrounds and the All-Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars will invade for the 47th annual running of the Port's biggest race of the season.


The Tuscarora 50 was first held on Sept. 21, 1968, when legendary local driver Mitch Smith drove to the victory in Gary Wasson's famed No. 5 sprinter. Smith won the first three Tusky races, before Dover's Smokey Snellbaker put an end to his streak in 1971. Smoke would win again in 1979.


Doug Wolfgang was the first to win four Tuscarora 50s, with consecutive wins from 1984-1987. Fred Rahmer and Lance Dewease join Wolfgang as four-time winners of the event.


Thomasville's Greg Hodnett, Lynn Paxton, Todd Shafer and last year's winner, Donnie Kreitz Jr., join Smith as three-time winners.


Two-time Tuscarora winners are Keith Kauffman, Bobby Allen, Stevie Smith and Doug Esh. Single Tuscarora 50 wins have gone to Kenny Weld, Steve Smith, Jimmy Nace, Garry Howsare, George Ferguson Jr., Dave Blaney, Lenny Krautheim III, Mike Erdley and Brian Montieth.

The late models join the sprints for Friday's Night Before the Tuscarora 50, while the econo late models are part of Saturday's Tuscarora 50 program.


Williams Grove will race Friday evening, but the sprint cars will not be a part of the program. The 358 sprints and the limited-late models will be on the Grove's slate, with the limited-late models going "topless" in a 30-lap feature. The make-up feature for the super sportsmen has now also been added to this program.


Trailway and Lincoln will try again to present the Lincoln/Trailway Shootout for the 358 sprints this weekend. The event was rained out two weeks ago.


The Legends, 600cc micro sprints and limited stocks join the 358 sprints at Trailway Friday.

Saturday at Lincoln, the 358 sprints are joined by the super sportsmen in their final tune-up for the Sportsman 100. The 305 sprints are also on the card.


Selinsgrove is in action on Saturday evening with the 358/360 sprints, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners.

At Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday it's Kids' Night, with the limited-late models, street stocks, Xtreme stocks, Legends, road warriors, minivans and figure-eight racing.

Hagerstown wraps up its point season Saturday with the late models, late-model sportsmen, pure stocks, hobby stocks and mini stocks.



Labor Day: The Labor Day Classic has been held at Port Royal each Labor Day afternoon since 1952.

Daytime racing at a dirt track, on a hot sunny day, is often not the best racing around. That's why I've often told friends that the Labor Day Classic is an "event" not a race. The atmosphere, with the Juniata County Fair in the background, and daytime racing are throwbacks to older times, and the whole thing is indeed an event to witness.


After the last couple of years, I might have to change my statement, however. There have been some pretty good races on Labor Day of late. This year's event was a true classic over the first two thirds of the race. Veteran local racing stars Greg Hodnett and Lance Dewease swapped the lead a couple of times in the early stages of the race, and then rising star Danny Dietrich used the extreme outside of the first and second turns to get by both of them.


By the way, the win was Dietrich's first full sprint win at the Port. In fact it marked the first time that any member of the Dietrich family had won in the 410 sprints at the track. Danny, along with older brother Billy and father Dan, have all won there in the 358 sprints.

Dietrich's car was sporting the Weikert Livestock colors and the No. 29 on Monday.


Rain: For those who attended Williams Grove on Sunday evening, I've got a question.

Has anyone ever seen a storm start so quickly and dump so much water in such a short time at a race track?

In fact, the sprint feature was on the track and the cars were headed toward a start when rain hit the speedway at 9:01 p.m. Sunday. Between the time the cars exited the second turn on the pace lap, and when they got to the bridge on the backstretch, a "wall of water" hit the speedway.


Tied with dad: When Lucas Wolfe won Friday's sprint-car feature at Williams Grove, it marked his 11th career sprint-car win at the historic track.

That moved him into a tie on the Grove's all-time win list. The driver he is tied with is his father, Randy Wolfe, who also has 11 career sprint-car wins at the Grove.


1980: This was Tuscarora 50 weekend in 1980, as well, but at that time the Tuscarora race was a Friday-only program. Lynn Paxton drove the Boop's Aluminum No. 1 to the victory in that race for his 18th overall win of the season.


Williams Grove took Friday off, but joined the Saturday slate that weekend, competing against Lincoln and Selinsgrove. At the Grove, Keith Kauffman parked Bob Weikert's No. 29 in victory lane for his 15th overall victory of the year. At Lincoln, it was Van May, who won for the 12th time that year in Weldon Sterner's No. 69. At Selinsgrove Barry Camp got his first win of the season in the Camel Express No. 26.


While the local tracks were busy that week, Hanover's Bobby Allen was winning twice on the road with his own No. 1a. Allen won Wednesday evening's World of Outlaws race at the I-30 Speedway and Saturday's All-Star race at Atomic,








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Teenage Rookie Dane Lorenc Masters McKean County for First Career Patriot Sprint Tour Win


Rich Vleck, EAST SMETHPORT, PA, (August 30, 2014)- Three weeks ago, the thought of rookie Dane Lorenc battling for a win would have been hard for many to believe, but after a number of terrific races in August, the teenager officially staked his claim in the sprint car world.


Lorenc, of Lancaster, NY, led all 25 laps of the Patriot Sprint Tour feature at McKean County Raceway to claim his first career sprint car win.  The rookie had a great car, but had to hold off PST Champion Jared Zimbardi to score the win.


“I knew (Zimbardi) was breathing right down my neck,” stated Lorenc in Victory Lane.  “It was slick out there and it was tough in lapped traffic.  I can’t believe it.”


For the second night in a row, Lorenc scored a heat race win, which he parlayed in to the pole position for the feature via the redraw.  Despite Zimbardi starting to his outside, Lorenc got a good pull on the start and was able to get in front of the No. 35.  Zimbardi tried to answer back entering turn one and nearly made contact with the No. 00 before backing out of the throttle.


Lorenc would stretch out his advantage until lap nine when the only caution of the feature appeared for a single-car spin.  Lorenc was again solid on the start and would regain a healthy lead until he hit the lapped traffic.  Zimbardi would run the rookie back down and was ready to pounce on any slight bobble.  But that would never come.


The closest call came on lap 22 when Lorenc had to back out of the throttle in turn four when the car in front of him ran through the infield.  Lorenc would remain steady and drive around the lapped machine on the outside.


“(Lorenc) was better in clean air and then we got to lapped traffic and the kid didn’t make a mistake,” stated Zimbardi after the race.  “That’s what won him the race.”


Lorenc would quick to thank his dad and his new crew man after the race.  The win put a punctuation mark on the last three weeks, an impressive stretch of races for the youngster which included three other podium finishes.


Lorenc joins Shayne Ely and Blake and Bobby Breen as the only drivers to win at Patriot Sprint Tour feature in their rookie season.


It was a bitter-sweet runner-up finish for Zimbardi.  Even though his run would lock up his second-straight PST America Championship, he really wanted to score a win in front of his hometown crowd for the first time.  Because “The Juice” won both the PST America and PST Canada Titles, he will now capture $15,000 cash in championship funds.


Bryan Howland had a solid car driving from sixth to third on a very even McKean County Raceway.  Howland made a strong move to get to third on the lap 10 restart and would have liked to have more restarts later in the race.


For the second-straight night, Scott Kreutter came home in fourth place.  Kreutter a winner at McKean County in 2012, was just happy to have better results than back in May when mechanical issues kept him from starting that A-Main at MCR.


Jared Horstman made a late-race pace on Steve Collins to round out the top five in his first start at McKean.  Collins was sixth, while Steven Hutchinson Jr. was seventh to continue his legacy of great Labor Day Weekend results.  Kyle Drum drove up to eighth while Tyler Graves finished ninth after winning his first career Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame.  Don Adamczyk rounded out the top 10.


Heat wins on the night went to Lorenc, Zimbardi and Hutchinson, with Hutchinson claiming a heat win for the first time.  For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.


Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 8/30/14, McKean County Raceway, East Smethport, PA.


A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Dane Lorenc (00), 2. Jared Zimbardi (35), 3.Bryan Howland (51), 4. Scott Kreutter (10B), 5. Jared Horstman (17), 6. Steve Collins (67), 7. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 8. Kyle Drum (47), 9. Tyler Graves (25G), 10. Don Adamczyk (21), 11. Dave Just (54J), 12. Brad Knab (38), 13. Joe McEwen (44), 14. Scott Just (54JR), 15. Derek Jonathan (81), 16. Dennis Wagner (38o), 17. Jake Muench (14), 18. Devin Litwiler (07), 19. Jeremy Barnard (86).


Lap Leaders- Lorenc 1-25.


Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Tyler Graves (25G), 2. Dave Just (54J), 3. Kyle Drum (47), 4. Brad Knab (38), 5. Don Adamczyk (21), 6. Scott Just (54JR).


Heats (8 Laps Each)-

Race 1: Lorenc, Howland, Graves, Drum, Knab, Muench, Litwiler.

Race 2: Zimbardi, Jonathan, Collins, S. Just, Adamczyk, Wagner.

Race 3: Hutchinson, Kreutter, Horstman, D. Just, McEwen, Barnard.


Patriot Sprint Tour America Point Standigns (Top 10)- Zimbardi 1982, Collins 1732, D. Just 1685, Knab 1683, Kreutter 1609, S. Just 1604, Lorenc 1595, Jonathan 1586, Graves 1475, Howland 1268.


Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Standings (Top Five)- D. Just 26, Knab 22, Polyak 17, Jonathan 15, Evans and Brown 14.


Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- Kreutter 34, Polyak and Lorenc 31, Glover 27, Zimbardi and S. Just 25.





CanAm Summer Slam Go Nuclear Late Model Event Showcased on This Month’s Atomic Power Racing Hour


Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (September 1, 2014)- After three races early in 2014, the Go Nuclear Late Model Schedule had just a single event over the next three months, the CanAm Summer Slam, which cable subscribers can now enjoy.


Starting Monday on Time Warner Cable Sportsnet Channels in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany (Digital Channel 323 in all locations), the Atomic Power Racing Hour hits the airwaves from CanAm Motorsports Park for the fourth race of the year.  After the last two races were held at short bull rings, a massive field packed in to the Nasty Track of the North.  Despite 33 cars being on hand, the decision to start made for one action-packed 30-lap feature.


Doug Elkins and Rich Vleck keep you informed while Paul Szmal details the action throughout the pit area, keeping the pulse of some of the unique stories the wide ½-mile oval.


Scheduled airtimes are listed below for the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany markets.  Many additional airtimes beyond this week have yet to be announced but are likely.  Those slots, like all others, are listed at www.GoNuclearLateModels.com or www.HotWingsMedia.com.


Don’t forget that you can watch all six episodes from 2013 and the first three races of 2014 Speedway at any time on the Atomic Power Racing Hour Channel of YouTube.


The Atomic Power Racing Hour and Go Nuclear! Late Model Series are presented by Humber Nurseries, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Gandrud Chevrolet, Insinger Performance, Excel Tower Service, Atomic Chassis, Schaeffer Oil, Grills N Ovens, Trick Race Parts, HVH Super Sucker, Beyea Custom Headers, Finish Line Web Design and Tenace Diversified, LLC.


The Atomic Power Racing Hour is produced and distributed by Hot Wings Media.  Hot Wings Media has packaged more than 35 race events in the last seven years from more than a dozen facilities.  If you are interested in getting your track, series or event in to more than two million homes across Upstate New York, visit www.HotWingsMedia.com for more information.


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Dempster Captures SOS Season Finale


The 19th Southern Ontario Sprints championship was on the line Sunday night in the series' final points night of 2014. Ohsweken, Ont.'s Glenn Styres (No.0 Case IH) entered the night with a 65-point lead over Brantford, Ont.'s Mitch Brown (No.10B Pro Fit Health Club).


Keith Dempster (No.5 Renway Energy) and Jamie Turner (No.11T Hank's Discount Smokes) brought the 21-car field to life for the final 25-lap main event of the season. Dempster wasted little time building a convincing lead on an icy slick racetrack.


The race was slowed for the first of two cautions on lap two when Mount Hope, Ont.'s Frank Baranowski (No.66 OTR Filters) spun off the track in turn four. The restart allowed April Wilson (No.15AW FK Rod Ends) to race past Turner in to second while Dempster held the lead.


Despite a very slick track on the second night of back-to-back races at Brighton, a clean race led to a 21-lap green flag run. Dempster encountered lapped traffic and with most drivers running the bottom groove, Wilson closed the gap on the leader.


Brown picked his way methodically through the field from his 12th starting position. He sat fourth when Charlie Sandercock (No.57 Bellevue Fabricating) went up in smoke on the frontstretch with 23 laps complete to cause the second caution of the night.


Dempster held two lapped cars between himself and Wilson for the restart, with Chris Jones (No.11J Jones Automotive) sitting third. Brown made a daring move entering turn three, moving to the high lane and somehow found enough traction to get by both Jones and Wilson for the second position.


Brown ran out of time as Dempster left little doubt about the victory, grabbing the win by over two seconds and running the fastest overall lap of the race. Wilson's third-place finish was her best of the year with the SOS.


Styres, Jones, and Cory Turner (No.19 Alliance Concrete) won the qualifying heats


Southern Ontario Sprints A-Main (21 Entries - 25 Laps) [Starting Position]: 1. 5 Keith Dempster [1], 2. 10B Mitch Brown [12], 3. 15AW April Wilson [5], 4. 11J Chris Jones [3], 5. 01 Kyle Fraser [4], 6. 0 Glenn Styres [9], 7. 19 Cory Turner [6], 8. 11T Jamie Turner [2], 9. 67 Chris Durand [7], 10. 10C Bob Crawford [13], 11. 84 Tyler Rand [10], 12. 98 Paul Pekkonen [15], 13. 25 Warren Mahoney [11], 14. 71s Shawn Sliter [18], 15. 2 Brad Lodge [17], 16. 15 Mike Ferrell [16], 17. 9NZ Havard Daniels [14], 18. 9 Jim Munsie [21], 19. 66 Frank Baranowski [20], 20. 57 Charlie Sandercock [8], 21. 42W Rick Wilson [19].


Southern Ontario Sprints Wingless Dash (7 Entries - 15 Laps): 1. 98 Paul Pekkonen, 2. 15AW April Wilson, 3. 11J Chris Jones, 4. 25 Warren Mahoney, 5. 01 Kyle Fraser, 6. 25M Dick Mahoney, 7. 67 Chris Durand.







CRSA Quick Results – Thunder Mt. Speedway – 8/30/14


Herrick Claims Exciting First Ever CRSA Feature Win – Thunder Mt. Speedway – 8/30/14


With the racing season starting to wind down, a huge crowd of sprint car fans climbed up the mountain to witness the first ever, "Sprint Car Saturday Night" at the Thunder Mountain Speedway! This was a Brett Deyo Promotions event and speedway promoter, Karl Spoonhower, provided us with an awesome, smooth racing surface.   The top drivers of the CRSA Sprint Car Tour were on hand for this special event and it was the first time for many as this was only the second race since the 2006 season that the Tour graced the 3/8 mile oval.


After two caution free heat races and then a redraw for starting positions, it was Dalton Herrick sitting on the inside of row one with Lady racer, Kelly Hebing ( who was making her first ever start with the CRSA), sitting on the outside row.
Herrick, in his third year of sprint car racing, has been on fire this season and had already claimed his best finish earlier this year with a second place. He was holding down the third spot in the Tour Point Race and was currently fifth in this final race of the Dirt Track Girl sponsored, " Western Roundup Challenge".


The crowd stood on its feet, shouting and waving to the drivers as they went with a beautiful four wide pace lap showing their appreciation back to the fans.  They quickly lined back up two by two and it was Herrick taking the early lead under Kenny Marshall's green flag with Hebing close behind him going in to turn one. Herrick came out of turn two in front to lead lap one with Hebing and Josh Pieniazek on his heels. The only caution of the entire night fell as the field was completing the first lap for Mike Kiser, as he got turned around in turn one. The rest of the field barely missed him and he was fired back up and he returned to the back of the pack.


On the single file restart at the cone, it was Herrick remaining out in front, followed by Hebing, Pieniazek, Art Kiser, and Brett Jaycox. Herrick pulled to a half a straightaway advantage as Pieniazek was putting heavy pressure on Hebing. Everyone was fighting for position as the field was two and three wide all around the race track.


Mike Kiser was a man on a mission and by lap six broke into the top ten. Jaycox slipped his 07 past Art Kiser for the fourth spot and another lady racer, Emily VanInwegen was holding down sixth, Warren Alexson seventh, Ed Newhauser eighth, and Jeremy Quick in ninth.
At the halfway point, Herrick was closing in on lap traffic and the front of the field was starting to close the gap as they were in a heated battle for position. Mike Kiser was moving up and was now seventh.


Herrick’s lead was now only about two car lengths ahead of Hebing as she put a little distance on Pieniazek. He was getting heavy pressure to his inside from Jaycox. Mike Kiser continued to dice his way up through the pack as was the #20 of Cody Bova, and he had moved up to the eighth spot by lap fifteen. Bova, on vacation from Youngstown, Ohio, was also making his first ever start with the CRSA and his car was getting better as the laps unfolded.


Lap seventeen saw Jaycox steal third from Pieniazek and set his sights on Hebing. Mike Kiser squeezed past his dad, Art, for fourth, and Bova was now sixth using the high outside groove.
Just as Herrick was coming out of turn two, Tyler Jashembowski and John Matrafailo got together on the back stretch and both cars drifted to the infield ending their night with only three laps remaining and the race stayed green.


It was a night to remember for Dalton Herrick as the double checkered flags were waving at him for his first ever CRSA A-Main victory!   Kelly Hebing was right there to take second with Jaycox having to settle for third, Pieniazek finished four and a hard charging Mike Kiser was fifth. Bova, Art Kiser, Emily VanInwegen, Joe Kata, and Jeremy Quick rounded out the top ten.


This victory was sweet for Herrick because it also moved him to the lead in the season long CRSA Sprint Car Tour points battle, taking advantage of the bad luck that was handed to the high points man all season long, Scott Goodrich, who had motor issues develop after the warm up session and the DNF by John Matrafailo, who was last year’s Point’s champ and was in second.
Herick also moved up from the fifth position to win the Dirt Track Girl "Western Roundup Challenge" point series.   Congratulations Dalton Herrick!


A-Main finish, 20 laps:  

1) 36 - Dalton Herrick   2) 10 - Kelly Hebing   3) 07 - Brett Jaycox   4) 3P - Josh Pieniazek   5) 99 - Mike Kiser   6) 20B - Cory Bova   7) 29 - Art Kiser   8) 19eM - Emily VanInwegen    9) 10 - Joe Kata   10) 72 - Jeremy Quick   11) 3A - Warren Alexson   12) 4 - Ed Newhauser   13) 4S - Kyle Smith   14) 1Q - Thomas Radivoy   15) 98T - Tyler Jashembowski   16) 17  - John Matrafailo   DNS) 30 - Scott Goodrich  

Kennedy's Towing of Troy winners bonus:  Dalton Herrick  

Magsarus Hard Charger Award :  Brett Jaycox   (+4)

G.Pivoda and Sons Construction heat race winners:    Josh Pieniazek , Kyle Smith  


Kelly Fuels Top Ten Award: Jeremy Quick



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.





Jared Zimbardi Runs to Freedom Feature Victory for Third Straight Patriot Sprint Tour Win


Rich Vleck, DELEVAN, NY, (August 29, 2014)- Jared Zimbardi started racing a sprint car at the Freedom Speedway and since then has built up an impressive resume, but not until Friday Night had he won there.


Zimbardi, originally of Little Valley, NY and now residing in Bradford, PA, led all 25 laps of the first Patriot Sprint Tour event at the Freedom Speedway since 2009 to score his seventh PST win of the year, his third in a row.


“The Juice” drew the third starting spot for the feature, but inherited the pole when Ohio’s Jared Horstman suffered a flat tire on the parade laps and had to forfeit his front row position.  On the initial start, Zimbardi moved out to a healthy lead while Chuck Hebing made a thrilling move to go from fourth to second by the completion of the opening circuit.


After a lap three caution for Steve Glover slowing, Hebing took a bid for the lead heading in to turn one, but it was clear that the No. 35 was too solid on the night.  One more restart just before half way was just as flawless for Zimbardi as he pulled away early and was able to drive hard in to the corner, drive through the middle of the apex and pull off the bottom of the track to lap up to 10th place.


As Zimbardi was pulling away, Chuck Hebing ran comfortably in second with no competitors around for much of the feature.  The finish was the fifth top-2 for “Cobra” in as many PST races in 2014.


The battle for third was focus over the second-half of the race.  Rookie Dane Lorenc commanded the position for much of the race but in the final few laps, Kyle Drum, who won the Patriot event at Freedom back in 2003, would move by to complete the podium.  Drum’s No. 47 came in to contact with Steve Collins’ No. 67 just before halfway while the two were battling for fourth.  The contact would break the left front of Collins’ car while Drum was able to continue on.


Scott Kreutter started back in 15th place but got to fourth as he was able to get in to the top 10 quickly and was in the top five before halfway.  As the 2012 champion moved forward, the 2012 Rookie of the Year came with him as Steven Hutchinson Jr. came from 10th to finish fifth for the first top five in his young career.


Dane Lorenc would slide back from third to sixth in the final three circuits, but that was still good enough for his best career PST America Finish. Dave Just fell back early but drove back up to finish seventh, while Don Adamczyk and Scott Just were eighth and ninth, respectively.  Jared Horstman, who smacked the wall hard on lap six while moving through the field would get back up to round out the top 10.


A total of 20 sprint cars filled the pits on a night when the grandstands were all packed.  Heat wins went to Hebing, Lorenc and Dave Just. Derek Jonathan scored his first career Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash Win.


For More Information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.


Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 8/29/14, Freedom Speedway, Delevan, NY.


A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Jared Zimbardi (35), 2. Chuck Hebing (45), 3. Kyle Drum (47), 4. Scott Kreutter (10B), 5. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 6. Dane Lorenc (00), 7. Dave Just (54J), 8. Don Adamczyk (21), 9. Scott Just (54JR), 10. Jared Horstman (17), 11. Brad Knab (38), 12. Derek Jonathan (81), 13. Joe McEwen (44), 14. Jake Muench (14), 15. Stan Zanchin (94), 16. Devin Litwiler (07), 17. Jeremy Barnard (86), 18. Tyler Graves (25G), 19. Steve Collins (67), 20. Steve Glover (121).


Lap Leaders- Zimbardi 1-25.


Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Derek Jonathan (81), 2. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 3. Stan Zanchin (94), 4. Brad Knab (38), 5. Scott Just (54JR), 6. Jake Muench (14).


Heats (8 Laps Each)-

Race 1: Hebing, Adamczyk, Collins, Zanchin, Knab, Kreutter, McEwen

Race 2: Lorenc, Horstman, Drum, Hutchinson, Barnard, Barnard, Graves, Litwiler.

Race 3: D. Just, Zimbardi, Jonathan, S. Just, Muench, Glover.




Unfortunately the Patriot Sprints show at Eriez Speedway has been canceled. Show is lost and will not be made up!



SUNDAYS event at Utica Rome Speedway NY has been rained out






Stewart Friesen’s Last Lap Pass Made ESS History at Thunder Mountain Speedway



CENTER LISLE, NY - Stewart Friesen accomplished yet another historic feat on Saturday night at the Thunder Mountain Speedway.  The Sprakers, N.Y., driver captured the 25-lap Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint A-Main event making him the first ever driver to win at the bullring.  Friesen picked up over $2,000 for his win which came as part of the E&V Energy Tour of the States series. 


Friesen used a last lap pass of current series point leader Steve Poirier to secure the win for his Doug Emery Motorsports team.


“I have to thank Doug Emery and Barb Patterson a lot for this opportunity,” said Friesen.  “It’s super.  Anytime Brett Deyo gets involved in a promotion and now with sprint cars it’s a good thing.  It is a pleasure to be here and a great event.  I’m proud to be a part of it.”


Dave Axton and Poirier brought the field to the start of the race with Poirier heading to the top side to take the race lead as the field charged into the first corner.  Poirier worked the high groove off the exit of turn two allowing him to keep the lead down the backstretch.


Over the first few laps Axton remained close to Poirier has he remained in a close battle for second with Matt Tanner and the seventh place starter Friesen.  Friesen worked the lower lane while Axton and Tanner stayed through in the middle of the racing groove.


Poirier began to stretch the advantage by lap eight as the race for the runner-up spot intensified between Axton and Friesen.  Friesen got under Tanner for third then on lap 10 he wrestled second from Axton who promptly passed him back a lap later.  At the halfway point it was Friesen just edging in front of Axton for second was Poirier remained the leader.


Before lap 14 could be completed a caution changed the course of the race as Tim Axton slowed on the frontstretch with a broken driveshaft in his No. 99A ride.  At this point Poirier was the leader over Friesen, Axton, Tanner and Hebing.


Poirier elected to use the bottom lane for the double-file restart and it worked to his advantage as he was able to work the bottom then slide to the middle in turns one and two in order to keep Friesen behind him as they drove into turns one and two.


Poirier and Friesen charged away as the race for third heated up between Tanner, Hebing and Pennsylvania invader Aaron Ott.  The trio swapped the position multiple-times before the lap 18 mark with Tanner eventually solidifying the spot.


Poirier got to traffic with five laps remaining allowing Friesen to begin his assault.  Friesen continued to work the low lane while Poirier began struggling in the middle of the track.  Friesen used the moisture on the bottom to close in as the laps neared completion.


“You kind of got to go where he’s not in a situation like that,” stated Friesen.  “He had the top three-quarters of the track filled up so we had to make it work on the bottom.”


As Poirier and Friesen came off the fourth turn to take the white flag Friesen made his move to the bottom.  He got a great run off the fourth corner and he used that to get into one on the bottom before Poirier could get to the top.  He then slid up the track in front of Poirier as they raced off of turn two in order to take the lead.  Poirier came back at him on the outside of turns three and four but it was to no avail as Friesen held him off with his Donath Motor Worx powered Eagle.


“I didn’t think we were going to get him,” said Friesen.  “We ran neck and neck there and he had some good clean air.  I kept trying to work the bottom, work the bottom.  I don’t know if the tire just came around the last couple of laps or what but it really took off for us.  I didn’t know what lap it was but I was having a hell of a time out there.”


Poirier’s second place effort was good enough to help him retain the overall point lead as the Quebec driver vies for his fifth series championship.  In Victory Lane Poirier admitted that he couldn’t get the drive off the corner that he needed to at the end of the event.


“Before caution I saw him sneak by me a little on the inside,” commented Poirier.  “The longer run we got looser.  I tried to move the wing back a little bit.  I thought I could hold for the last couple of laps but he was a little bit better than us tonight.  Car was good in feature we just needed a little bit more grip out of the corner.”


Tanner, of Stephentown, N.Y., backed up his strong effort in Quebec with another solid outing.  Tanner was able to keep Ott behind him to grab the final spot on the podium at the checkered.


“Saw his nose wing there on the bottom so I started protecting it,” stated Tanner about the race with Ott.  “I could hear him out there but I never saw him again.  This is a real good effort for tonight.  We were fast all night.  We missed it a little in the feature.  We got a little tight in the feature when we got the wing back.  At least we stayed in touch with Stewie (Friesen) and Steve.”


Ott crossed the line in the fourth position after starting in the 12th spot and Hebing, the dash winner on the night, finished in the fifth position.


Lucas Oil A-Main - Stewart Friesen ($2,188), Steve Poirier, Matt Tanner, Aaron Ott, Chuck Hebing, Jeff Cook, Dave Axton, Jason Barney, Paul Kinney, George Suprick, Cory Sparks, Parker Evans, Clint Ide, Mike Stelter, Rob Dietrick, Tim Axton, Sammy Reakes IV.

Lap Leaders - Poirier 1-24, Friesen 25

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 1 - Reakes IV, Kinney, D. Axton, T. Axton, Ide, Dietrick
Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 2 - Sparks, Cook, Suprick, Poirier, Evans, Barney
Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 3 - Friesen, Hebing, Tanner, Ott, Stelter.

Lap Money - Poirier ($412), Friesen ($13)
Westward Painting Company 2nd place Halfway - Friesen $100
Insinger Performance Hard Charger - Barney (9 pos.) $50
Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Hebing $50
Lacaillade Masonry In Memorial Of Kevin Ward Jr. - Ide $50
Car Mate Custon Built Trailers Heats - Reakes IV, Sparks, Friesen $25
In Memory of Kevin Ward Halfway - Poirier $113







Port Royal Speedway PA

PORT ROYAL: Justin Barger felt the pressure.

You really can't blame the Montrose, N.Y., driver. He is still relatively new to the 410 Sprint Car division, and veteran Greg Hodnett was breathing down his neck....Big time.


But Barger didn't succumb to nerves. He took advantage of a timely caution and showed what he's learned over the past year, holding off Hodnett to lead the entire 25-lap distance and bank a $3,000 payday.

"In lapped traffic, it's tough to pick your line and know where to go," Barger said. "I saw Greg there, and I took a couple deep breaths and hit my marks.


"I couldn't do this without the guys behind me. We keep digging and digging. We aren't always that good, but it feels good to do this tonight."

Barger was quick from the start on the tacky surface. He got the jump off the front row and led Nate Snyder, Joey Hershey and Davey Sammons to the stripe.


The pace was slowed on lap 3. Lance Dewease stopped at the exit of Turn 2, forcing a restart and setting Hodnett up for a charge to the front.


Hodnett, who started sixth on the grid, didn't disappoint. He shot to the bottom of Turn 2 to get past Hershey for fourth and disposed of Sammons with a slider through the third and fourth corner to complete lap 3.


Snyder showed his nose to Barger in Turn 1 on lap 9. Hodnett was closing fast, and things were getting tight at the front.

The top three entered lapped traffic on lap 10. One lap later, Hodnett dove under the lapped car of Jim Shuster and Snyder to take second. Two laps later, he was challenging for the lead and another victory.


But Barger caught a break. Shuster spun in Turn 3 to bring out the caution, slowing Hodnett's momentum.

Hodnett showed his nose but never seriously challenged. Barger got in clean air and was able to distance himself enough to take his second win of the season.


"This is the toughest division I have ever raced in," Barger said. "To come down here and do this good, it feels great."

Hodnett finished second, followed by Rick Lafferty, Snyder and Sammons.


"We just weren't fast enough," Hodnett said. "I think it was real humid when that last load of water was put on the track at 5:30, but it was the same track for everyone.


"We will come back Monday, and maybe we will have a good track and we can get started on time for once."

Justin Kann took the lead on lap 14 and sped away to victory in the Butch Renninger Memorial, earning $3,933.

Jeff Miller Sr. set the pace early. Kann stalked the leader and took the top spot by splitting two lapped cars and sliding under Miller coming out of Turn 2.

Kann went unchallenged the rest of the way. Andy Haas, Mike Lupfer, Tim Smith Jr. and Brett Schadel completed the top five.


Sprints A-Main Results: Justin Barger, Hodnett, Lafferty, Snyder, Sammons, Layton, Zearfoss, Marks, Westhafer, Taylor, Erdley, Heimbach, Ely, Smith, Stroup, Hershey, Sheaffer, Zimmerman, Shetler DNFs: Bear, Shuster, Cisney, Dewease, Wilson DNSs: Esh, Hahn, Wagner8







SOS  Brighton Ontario...

Wilson Captures SOS Victory


Rick Wilson (No.42W Riverside Bar & Grill) and Keith Dempster (No.5 Renway Energy) brought the 21-car Southern Ontario Sprints field to life for the 25-lap feature presented by Sanderson's Tire and Automotive. Wilson jumped out to the early lead and had Dempster in tow as both cars ran against the cushion.


Third-place starter Glenn Styres (No.0 Case IH) got in to the mix early on as well. The first caution of the night came on lap two when Mike Ferrell (No.15 Four Wide Designs) spun in turn four. On the ensuing restart, the top-three held form but Mitch Brown (No.10B Pro-Fit Health Club) stole the fourth spot from Jamie Turner (No.11T Hank's Discount Smokes).


Following a second caution on lap six for a Frank Baranowski (No.66 OTR Filters) spin, Brown dropped to the bottom lane. He used the inside line to get by Styres for third. Another caution on lap nine slowed the field, but led to a 10-lap green flag run that saw race leader Wilson get in to lapped traffic.


Wilson got in to some dicey situations that eliminated a 15 car-length lead. After Brown squeezed by Dempster for second, he tracked down Wilson's No.42W among lapped cars. Just as Brown was poised to make the pass for the lead, the fourth and final caution of the race was displayed for a tire barrier that was brought on the track in turn one.


Brown muscled everything he had for Wilson through the final six laps, but the 'Joyceville Jet' was perfect in clean air. Brown worked the bottom side of the track well and held off point leader Styres for the second spot. The victory was Wilson's first with the SOS since 2012.


Defending champion Chris Jones (No.11J Jones Automotive) made a late pass around Dempster for fourth, capping an impressive and methodical run from the eighth starting spot.


Tyler Rand was the hard charger in the field, advancing 12 spots from his 19th starting position to finish seventh.


Wilson, Styres, and Brown won Wiseco Pistons qualifying heat races.


Night One Ultramar CST Labour Day Classic Weekend - August 30, 2014


Southern Ontario Sprints (21 Entries - 25 Laps, [Starting Position]): 1. 42W Rick Wilson [1], 2. 10B Mitch Brown [5], 3. 0 Glenn Styres [3], 4. 11J Chris Jones [8], 5. 5 Keith Dempster [2], 6. 57 Charlie Sandercock [13], 7. 84 Tyler Rand [19], 8. 11T Jamie Turner [6], 9. 25 Warren Mahoney [17], 10. 19 Cory Turner [7], 11. 71s Shawn Sliter [16], 12. 98 Paul Pekkonen [10], 13. 15AW April Wilson [15], 14. 10C Bob Crawford [18], 15. 01 Kyle Fraser [9], 16. 2 Brad Lodge [4], 17. 9NZ Havard Daniels [14], 18. 9 Jim Munsie [21], 19. 15 Mike Ferrell [12], 20. 66 Frank Baranowski 20], 21. 67 Chris Durand [11].


Southern Ontario Sprints "Dream Come True" Dash (4 Entries - 4 Laps, Previously Winless Drivers): 1. 71s Shawn Sliter, 2. 2 Brad Lodge, 3. 19 Cory Turner, 4. 15 Mike Ferrell.









Mitch Brown was the winner of a riveting non-stop 20 lap 360 Sprint Car feature which took just over 5 minutes to complete. Brown took the lead of the race away from Shane Ross on lap 5, but Kyle Patrick got by on lap 15 and looked to be on the way to his second Ohsweken win of the season. Brown briefly fell back to 3rd behind Todd Hoddick, but rallied to take 2nd back on lap 18, and stole the win away from Patrick on the last lap. The win was Brown's 2nd of the season at Ohsweken, and helped him to move within 27 points of Glenn Styres heading into next week's Season Championship Night. Patrick settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Hoddick, Dain Naida, and Styres.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitch Brown (5)
2. 33k Kyle Patrick (4)
3. 49 Todd Hoddick (3)
4. 77 Dain Naida (6)
5. 0 Glenn Styres (7)
6. 14h Jim Huppunen (11)
7. 3r Shane Ross (1)
8. 9nz Havard Daniels (14)
9. 5d Dave Dykstra (2)
10. 11 Jamie Turner (12)
11. 5c Conor Mahoney (17)
12. 5 Keith Dempster (10)
13. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (13)
14. 19 Cory Turner (8)
15. 30 Adam West (15)
16. 6 Curtis Gartly (16)
DNF. 10j Jeremy Hughes (9)
Time - 5:11.725
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Shane Ross (1-4), Mitch Brown (5-14, 20), Kyle Patrick (15-19)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 2. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 3. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 4. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 5. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford). Time - 1:56.990

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 2. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 3. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 5. 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ), 6. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown). Time - 1:59.554

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 2. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 3. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 4. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 5. 30 Adam West (Ridgetown). Time - 1:55.915

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


Mark Czuba led the first 7 laps of the Crate Sprint Car feature before Jake Brown got by. The 2 drivers then raced wheel-to-wheel and swapped the lead several times until Czuba spun in turn 4 on lap 12. Brown drove the remaining laps uncontested to take his 2nd win of the season, while Dylan Westbrook took the runner-up spot after wheel-to-wheel racing with championship leader Ryan Hunsinger and Josh Shantz, and Aaron Turkey rounded out the top 5.

(15 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 1-10 Jake Brown (3)
2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (9)
3. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (10)
4. 18 Josh Shantz (8)
5. 68 Aaron Turkey (5)
6. 12 Brad Herron (2)
7. 00 Mark Czuba (1)
8. 77 Alex Hill (11)
9. 43k Kyle Durnin (7)
DNF. 55 Mike Thorne (4)
DNS. 38 Tyler Hendricks (6)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders - Mark Czuba (1-7, 9, 11), Jake Brown (8, 10, 12-15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 2. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 3. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), DNF. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia). Time - 1:32.956

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 3. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 4. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), DNF. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court), DNS. 77 Alex Hill (Ohsweken). Time - 1:34.958








Freedom NY....Jared Zimbardi wins 3rd straight. Hebing 2nd. Drum 3rd. Kreutter 4th from 17th. Lorenc completes top 5







Humberstone Speedway Mourns Life of Owner Pete Cosco


PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO….. With the untimely death of Humberstone Speedway Owner Pete Cosco, the decision was made that the Sunday August 31 racing program will not be taking place.


The entire racing community was stunned to hear the passing of Pete. He always had a smile on his face and would share his racing stories to anyone that would listen. Pete was certainly one of the “nice guys in racing” and would help anyone that would need it in the pit area.


Pete’s driving career spanned two plus decades. Pete has had several top drivers race for him over the years including Don & Jeff McGinnis, Stewart Friesen, Adam Ferri and the late Trevor Wilkens. Currently, Chris Steele, Rob Ledingham and grandson Jordan are behind the wheel of the #17c with Fred Flintstone holding a checkered flag on the number. Pete also enjoyed watching his grandsons Dylan and Tyler race in the Mod Lites and go-karts.


Besides running the New Humberstone Speedway, he owned and operated Cosco Haulage in St. Catharines, Ontario. Alongside wife Linda, the family purchased the New Humberstone Speedway in 2004 and started their era in the tracks history in May of 2005.


Words cannot describe how we are all feeling after hearing of Pete’s passing. The racing family is a tight-nit group. We laugh together, we cry together, we race together, and we grieve together. Racing is truly a family sport and we lost a great man whose zest for life will forever be in our thoughts.  


Pete is survived by his loving wife Linda, children Joe (Tricia) and Tanya (Bobby) brother Ron (Karen), sister Leena and sister in law Donna (Larry) and grandsons Jordan, Jacob, Dylan and Tyler. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews. Pete was pre-deceased by his parents Joe and Maria, sister Sally, and Linda’s parents John and Ruth Saltarelli and brother Tom.


Calling hours will be held from 2-4pm and 7-9pm Friday August 29, 1-5pm Saturday August 30 and the memorial service will be held on Sunday August 31 at 2:00pm at the Pleasantview Memorial Gardens and Visitation Centre on Merrittville Highway (HWY 20) in Fonthill, Ontario. As an expression of sympathy, the family would appreciate that donations will be made to Children’s Make a Wish Foundation. Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared at www.pleasantviewcemetery.ca


A special tribute to Pete will take place on Saturday night at the Merrittville Speedway.


Racing will return to the Humberstone Speedway on Sunday September 7th as Cosco Haulage will present the Trevor Wilkens Memorial for the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series, A full Humberstone weekly racing series program will also be on the card. Pit gates will open at 5 with racing getting underway at 7:00pm sharp.


The New Humberstone Speedway would like to thank all the new and returning Weekly Series Sponsors: PC Works (DIRTcar Sportsman), Pete Cosco Haulage LTD (RUSH Late Models), J.C. Auto (Street Stocks), Mike Knapp Ford (Pro 4 Trucks), and the TC Decals (Mini Stocks).  





'Racing's Biggest Party' Quickly Approaching in Syracuse

Spotlight ready to shine Oct. 8-12 on 43rd NAPA Super DIRT Week


WEEDSPORT, N.Y. - Aug. 27, 2014 - The 43rd running of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week is only 43 days away, and with each passing day Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Racing competitors inch closer to making history in the sport's biggest week of action, Oct. 8-12 on the "Moody Mile" at the New York State Fairgrounds.


Billy Dunn earned the biggest victory of his career during "Racing's Biggest Party" when he won last year's Syracuse 200 for the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds. Can he become the seventh driver in history to take the $50,000 checkered flag in back-to-back years? Brett Hearn won last year's DIRTcar 358-Modified Salute to the Troops 150, and he'll no doubt be looking to add to his storied win total, the biggest in DIRTcar Modified racing through the years.


Likewise for Brad Rouse in the DIRTcar Sportsman and Rob Yetman in the DIRTcar Pro Stocks. Can they duplicate their winning performances from a year ago?


Plus, who will become the first USAC Silver Cup driver to win on the Mile since J.J. Yeley took the checkers in 2003, joining a win list that includes names like Andretti and Unser?


"The excitement for NAPA Super DIRT Week is at an all-time high," said DIRTcar's Jeff Hachmann. "We might have a record number of campers this year to join the thousands of fans who will pour into the New York State Fairgrounds for the week to see the greatest modified racers on dirt battle the legendary Moody Mile and each other. There will be so much to do and see, but at the end of the day we know the fans are going to get together each night and celebrate."


For more information and the latest updates on NAPA Super DIRT Week, click www.SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com, follow on Twitter @SuperDIRTWeek, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SuperDIRTWeek.


"Racing's Biggest Party" kicks off when campers move in on Wednesday, Oct. 8, but that's just the beginning to a huge week of action throughout Central New York. Here's a look at the overall schedule for NAPA Super DIRT Week:



*All times and events subject to change


10:00 am - 6:00 pm "Early Bird" Tech Inspection Begins for All Divisions open at gate 10 area
12:00 pm (noon) Ticket, Camping and Pit Pass sales being at entrance gate
7:45 am Hauler Pre-Stage in Gate 10 Area Inspection Lot
8:00 am Gates open for Campers and Haulers
9:00 am Inspection Begins for All Divisions (pit road turn four side - under inspection tent)
3:00 pm Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series 'Opening Practice' (must be registered as a Modified to practice, no other divisions)
7:30 pm DIRTcar 358-Modified & DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series at Weedsport Speedway
10:00 pm Pit Area Closed (NYSF)
8:00 am Pit Gates Open
8:00 am Inspection for All Divisions (pit road turn four side - under inspection tent)
9:00 am Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series, DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Draw Opens -TBD
10:00 am Grandstands Open
10:00 am - 10:55 am Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series practice
11:00 am - 11:55 am DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Practice
12:00 pm (noon) 'Media Day' Press Conference -Infield Conference Bldg "John Hill Media Center"
1:20 pm DIRTcar 358-Modified Time Trials (2-laps, Top-6 Qualify for Front-3 Rows) Qualifying Placement based on Practice Times Slowest to Fastest Time
2:45 pm Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series Time Trials (2-laps, Top-6 Qualify for Front-3 Rows) Qualifying Placement based on Practice Times Slowest to Fastest Time
7:30 pm DIRTcar 358-Modified Series at 22nd Annual "Hurricane 100" Brewerton Speedway
10:00 pm Pit Area Closed (NYSF)
8:00 am USAC Silver Crown Cars Enter and Unload on Pit Road (Trailer Parking - TBD)
10:00 am Pit Gates Open, Sportsman - All Divisions Inspection Open (on pit road in tent)
11:00 am DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series and DIRTcar Futures (Big Blocks 358-Modifieds, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock) Draw for Qualifying Positions Opens-Location TBD
12:00 pm (Noon) - 12:25 pm DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Practice
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Practice
1:05 pm -1:15 pm DIRTcar Futures Practice/Qualifying (358-Modified)
1:20 pm - 1:30 pm DIRTcar Futures Practice/Qualifying (Sportsman)
1:35 pm -1:45 pm DIRTcar Futures Practice/Qualifying (Pro Stocks)
1:50 pm - 2:00 pm DIRTcar Futures Practice/Qualifying (Big Blocks)
2:05 pm - 2:20 pm USAC Silver Crown Practice
2:25 pm Sportsman Modified Time Trials (2-laps, Top 6-Qualify)
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm USAC Silver Crown Practice
3:50 pm
(15 minute timed)
DIRTcar Futures Race (358-Modifieds)
4:10 pm
(15 minute timed)
DIRTcar Futures Race (Sportsman)
4:45 pm
(15 minute timed)
DIRTcar Futures Race (Pro Stock)
5:05 pm
(15 minute timed)
DIRTcar Futures Race (Big Block Modified)
5:40 pm USAC Silver Crown 1-lap Qualifying
6:00 pm Modified Practice
6:15 pm 358-Modified Practice
6:30 pm Pro Stock Practice
6:45 pm Track Quiet
6:55 pm Opening Ceremonies
7:05 pm DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Twin 20's
8:15 pm DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Triple 10's
9:00 pm Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series Modified Triple 20's (10 non-qualified cars advance)
11:00 pm Pit Area Closed
8:00 am Pit Gates Open, Pro Stock - All Divisions Inspection Open
8:30 am DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Draw for qualifying position opens-location TBD
9:00 am DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Championship Drivers and Crew Chief Meeting (in Pit building)
9:30 am Grandstands Open
9:30 am - 9:55 am DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Final Practice
9:45 am Chapel Service - Ed Harkins (in pit building)
10:00 am - 10:25 am DIRTcar Pro Stock Series First Practice
10:30 am - 10:55 am DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Practice
11:00 am DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Time Trials (2-laps, Top 24 Qualify)
11:45 am DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Last Chance Qualifying Race(s)
12:05 pm DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Last Chance Qualifier
12:30 pm DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Last Chance Qualifier
12:45 pm Dig Safely NY Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Series Last Chance Qualifier
1:15 pm USAC Silver Crown Pre Race
1:30 pm USAC Silver Crown Race (Salt City 76)
2:45 pm Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series Practice
3:15 pm DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Salute the Troops 150 Pre-Race ceremonies
3:30 pm DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Salute the Troops 150 (150 laps)
5:15 pm Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series FINAL Practice
7:30 pm Twin 25's - World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars plus "Win and You're In" Modified at Rolling Wheels Raceway (Mod Winner Earns 45 th starting spot in Syracuse 200)
8:30 am Pit Gates Open
8:30 am Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series Inspection Begins
9:00 am Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series Driver's Meeting (in pit building)
9:15 am DIRTcar Pro Stock Driver's Meeting (in pit building)
9:30 am DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Driver's Meeting (in pit building)
10:00 am Grandstands Open
10:00 am Chapel Service - Ed Harkins (in pit building)
10:00 am - 10:10 am DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Final Practice
10:15 am - 10:25 am DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Final Practice
11:00 am SDW XLIII DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Championship (30 laps)
11:45 am Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series Top-30 Autograph Signing under grandstand (Top 30 in Thursday time trials)
12:00 pm (noon) SDW XLIII BACC OFF DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Championship (25 laps)
1:30 pm 43rd Annual NAPA Super DIRT Week Syracuse 200 Modified Championship Pre-Race ceremonies
2:00pm 43rd Annual NAPA Super DIRT Week Syracuse 200 Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series (200 miles)
-TBA- Rain Date for Saturday or Sunday events








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.

2014 Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet

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

Carmen's Banquet Centre
1520 Stone Church Rd E
Hamilton, ON L8W 3P9

$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.*






World of Outlaws Legend Sammy Swindell Announces Retirement

Three-time champ was one of series' original racers


CONCORD, N.C. - Aug. 25, 2014 - The numbers and statistics are only a measure of the legend, but Sammy Swindell will be remembered as one of the greatest drivers in World of Outlaws history.


Swindell, who on Monday announced his retirement from full-time racing effective immediately, is a three-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion who achieved 294 victories. The Memphis, Tenn., area native was one of the original Outlaws who helped grow the series from its 1978 origins at Devil's Bowl Speedway into the premier sanctioning body it is today.


A calculating driver on the track, Swindell also is highly respected for his skills in building and setting up his cars, dedicating his life to perfecting the science of racing.


"Sammy's talent is more than a driver, he is an innovator," World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Director Carlton Reimers said. "He was one of the 'Big 3' along with Steve Kinser and Doug Wolfgang in the early days, and he persevered through the years. He was a threat to win every night. I hope he and Kevin find all the success they want."


At 58, Swindell has been racing since he was 15 years old. Now, along with his wife Amy, he plans to help and support his son Kevin, who is achieving success in the NASCAR ranks.


"We have been fortunate to have one of the greatest racers of all-time compete in our series right from day one," said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. "We wish Sammy and Amy the best as they move on to support Kevin's racing aspirations."








Tracks Rally Behind All Star Sprints

FREMONT, Ohio – With the recent announcement of the new Renegade Sprints series, many tracks have decided to continue their support of the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions.


Thirteen tracks have banned together in support of the series, including Fremont Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park, Eldora Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Wayne County Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Lernerville Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, Mercer Raceway Park, Butler Motor Speedway, Wilmot Raceway, Huset’s Speedway and Volusia Speedway Park.


The tracks, which are located in six different states across the country, make up more than 75 percent of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions schedule.


The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions has upcoming races at Mercer Raceway Park (Aug. 23-24), Attica Raceway Park (Aug. 29-30),Wayne County Speedway (Aug. 31); Canandaigua Motorsports Park (Sept. 4); Port Royal Speedway (Sept. 5-6); Fremont Speedway (Sept. 12-13); Brushcreek Motorsports Complex (Sept. 20) and Eldora Speedway (Oct. 11).







An issue has arose this year at a few of the tracks we visit concerning metal wheel covers that use Dzus buttons to attach them to the bead lock. Apparently, they have had a few of them fly off and go into the grandstands in some of their other divisions. This concerns us, because they have outlawed them and it is now a rule at their track, we must abide by it. This is starting to spread across NYS and I feel it will not stop seeing the way things are going with lawsuits and such.

   The rule at Penn Can is that it is highly recommended that they are not used, but if they are, they must be tight and securely fastened.
   The rule at Five Mile Point is that any metal (aluminum or steel) wheel cover that is being used must be BOLTED to the wheel, not Dzused.

   In both cases, foam wheel plugs are legal.









            KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 20, 2014) – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum’s “Salute to Champion Steve Kinser” posters, of which the non-profit museum store sold out during the recent FVP Knoxville Nationals, are currently being re-printed and they will be available again in early September.  The re-printed posters will remain just three dollars each and they can be reserved starting today by calling 1-800-874-4488.


            Museum executive director Bob Baker said today, “The colorful ‘Salute to Champion Steve Kinser’ poster was one of our museum store’s biggest hits during the FVP Knoxville Nationals.  Therefore, we have made another order with our printer and we should have them in stock by early September.  These posters out-sold our Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and Mario Andretti posters of years past, but maybe that is just because the ‘King’ is on his World of Outlaws farewell tour and today’s sprint car fans want a quality keepsake by which to remember him and his cars.  But, when this new order is sold out, that will be it.  So fans won’t want to miss out on this last chance to purchase a quality Steve Kinser souvenir featuring colorful artwork of many of his most famous sprint cars.”


            The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum store is located at One Sprint Capital Place in Knoxville.  The poster and all other items can also be purchased on-line at www.sprintcarstuff.com, with phone orders accepted at 1-800-874-4488 or at 641-842-6176.








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.”






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.


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!






Ohsweken, Ontario - August 2, 2014 - The 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend at Ohsweken Speedway is coming up 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.

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).

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









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.







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>















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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!"









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.










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.










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                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.





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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.












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

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

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



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.

KARS ................EASTERN PA DIRT TRACKS, 358 MOTORS..........

IMS .................INTERSTATE MICRO SPRINTS......PA, NY.............OUT OF BUSINESS


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

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



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


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

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



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

SOS..............................................SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS....CANADA
SCRA........................................................360 NON WING, WESTERN USA.

TBARA.....Tampa Bay Area Racing Association, Winged Sprints on pavement....SOUTHERN STATES
URC.........................................UNITED RACING CLUB...EAST COAST DIRT TRACKS.

VSS...........................................VIRGINIA SPRINT SERIES...MID-ATLANTIC STATES.


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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.