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

  Sept 20 ....................CRSA Fonda Speedway.......NEW DATE

 

 


 

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

 

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

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

 

   DEC 11-13....................PRI, INDY

 

 

  ........2015........

 

  Jan 13-17................Chili Bowl

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

 

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

 

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Dirt Track Girl is Goin' Racing!

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

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

 

Ok tough girl, let's go shopping. You need to look hot in the pits or in the stands.

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

Remember: Tough and Sexy Always!

 


 

FOR SALE.....JUST IN TIME FOR THE USAC SYRACUSE MILE 2014 Super DIRT Week.

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Steve Poirier caps off his championship season by winning at Fonda over Stewart Friesen and Jeff Cook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The CRSA Sprint Car Tour has added a new date!
   On Saturday, September 20, the Fonda Speedway is bringing back the CRSA sprinters for an open Racesaver event.
 

   Coming up this Saturday, Sept. 20, the CRSA Sprint Car Tour will head to the Fonda Speedway during their Mohawk Valley Weekend Special.
    Since our regular show fell victim to rain last week, this race will be a FULL POINTS CRSA event with our CRSA Tire Rule in effect and it's also the finale of the Kennedy Towing, "Northway-90 Challenge" series points race. The top three in Challenge Points, at the conclusion of the A-Main, will cash in receiving $400, $300, and $200 respectively!


  Thanks to Heroux Excavating of Cooperstown, this twenty five lap event will pay $700 to the winner with $200 for the twenty forth position, making this the best paying show ever in the Capital Region! If the winner is a full,CRSA member, he or she will also receive the Kennedy's Towing Winners Bonus of $100 making it an $800 payday! Also, this is NYSSCA Night for the CRSA, where the top three NYSSCA members across the line will receive monetary awards for their efforts.


   All Racesaver legal motors, whose cars meet CRSA rules, are welcome. Temporary memberships are available and the $25 fee has been waived for this special event. It is an open draw for the heat races with the top twelve being eligible for an A-Main redraw.
  
   Pit gate opens at 2:00pm

   Transponders and Raceceivers are mandatory.

   Fuel and tires will be available at the track. There should be a few used rr tires available from some of our teams...
 

 

 

 

 

All Star Sprints Confirm 2015 Florida Dates

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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:

 

2014 NAPA AUTO PARTS SUPER DIRT WEEK SCHEDULE

*All times and events subject to change

 

TUESDAY-10/7  
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
   
WEDNESDAY-10/8  
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)
   
THURSDAY-10/9  
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)
   
FRIDAY-10/10  
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
   
SATURDAY-10/11  
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)
   
SUNDAY-10/12  
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)
   
MONDAY-10/13  
-TBA- Rain Date for Saturday or Sunday events

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET SET FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21

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

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

WHAT:
2014 Ohsweken Speedway Awards Banquet

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.
 

 

 

 

 

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.

by

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Dick Spadaro .......EARLY FORD PARTS

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

LETS HOPE FOR GOOD NEWS.

 

 

 

 

 

MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 TRI CITY RACEWAY IN FRANKLIN PA HAS BEEN SOLD.  

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR SALE........

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

 

      

 

 

 

 

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

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

         

          

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

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

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585-426-2430 WEEKDAYS.....585-738-NINE NINE ONE ONE...... MIKE      mike@sprint41.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUFFALO NY AREA.....

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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

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

Rolling Wheels Raceway Park 2014 Season Schedule

 

Sept. 28, Sat.

7:30 p.m.

ESS Championship

Empire Super Sprints

Go Nuclear Late Model Series

Oct. 11, Thurs.

7:30 p.m.

Super Dirt Week Special

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 


 

 

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

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

 


 

 

 

5 Alcohol-Burning Engine Maintenance Tips

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

 

From the December, 2010 issue of Circle Track

By Rob Fisher

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 


 

 

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

 


 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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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.