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July 25....................SPRINTS, Ohsweken Speedway
July 25....................PATRIOT SPRINTS,
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July 26....................PATRIOT SPRINTS,
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July 28........MON.....SPRINTS, Ohsweken Speedway
Aug 1....................PATRIOT SPRINTS,
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Spencer Speedway – Williamson, N.Y.
Aug 2....................USAC Eastern HPD Midget
Oswego Speedway – Oswego, N.Y.
Aug 2....................SOS Brighton Speedway
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Sprints Yates County Speedway
Aug 9....................SOS Brighton Speedway
Aug 9....................CRSA OCFS
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Aug 10...................PATRIOT SPRINTS,
AUG 15..................SPRINTS, Ohsweken Speedway
Aug 16...................PATRIOT SPRINTS,
AUG 22..................SPRINTS, Ohsweken Speedway
Aug 22..................CRSA Penn Can. Speedway
Le RPM Speedway
23................. CRSA Sprint Cars
SOUTH BUXTON ONT.....wingless sprints
Sprints, Brockville, Ont.
Aug 24..................PATRIOT SPRINTS,
Cornwall Motor Speedway
29..................PATRIOT SPRINTS FREEDOM SPEEDWAY
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Aug 30..................SOS Brighton Speedway
Aug 31..................SOS Brighton Speedway
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AUG 31..................PATRIOT SPRINTS,
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25....................CRSA Eastern States Weekend@OCFS
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Daryn Pittman Charges to 11th Win of
the Season at Fulton Speedway
Jessica Zemken scores best ever World of
Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series finish
FULTON, N.Y. - July 23, 2014 - Daryn Pittman charged to
his 11th win of the season Wednesday night at Fulton Speedway, as Sprakers,
N.Y.-native Jessica Zemken scored her best ever World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car
Pittman, who sits just 55 points out of the
championship lead, said the win was the most uncomfortable he has had this
"I just knew we were going to get smoked," Pittman said
in victory lane. "I honestly thought we were going to go from the lead to fourth
or fifth in a lap. I just didn't know what to do. I was lost as a driver. The
pace of the race just changed dramatically there."
"I was good on top in one and two and when I could run
the top in one and two that really helped me hit the top in three and four."
Pittman said as he approached lapped traffic in his
Great Clips #9, he noticed the cars were getting away from him.
"When I started running the bottom all the way around,
I started making really bad laps in three and four on the bottom," he said. "I
just kept waiting for somebody to show me their nose… It's an uncomfortable
feeling as a driver when you're doing the wrong thing on the racetrack and you
just don't know what to do. I was looking for the checkered about five laps
before that and luckily it was just enough."
Pittman credited his crew chief Kale Kahne for making
substantial changes after his dash win to give him the car he needed at the end
of the feature.
Zemken said her Corr/Pak Merchandising team's third
place finish means a lot - especially against the competition.
"It's like a win for us," she said. "To come here with
the budget we have and the equipment that we have and be able to be here and be
competitive with these guys - it's just awesome."
Zemken, who won her heat race earlier in the night and
started the A main in sixth, said her experience at the track helped her
understand how the surface would change throughout the night. She said she knew
the bottom would be good later after the middle and top went away.
After losing her brakes with four to go, Zemken said
she figured her night would be over.
"As soon as the brakes went to floor, I said this is
what always happens," she said. "We have a good car, something bad's going to
happen… They held up just enough to slow me down to be able to catch the bottom.
And when I came up on Schatz I got underneath him a couple of times and I didn't
even realize Saldana was a lapped car. I've got to say, that's the first time
that I've been able to come around and lap Joey Saldana. I stuck behind him a
little bit. I'll take third."
After winning the dash, Pittman started on the front
row with David Gravel. As Pittman jumped out to an early lead, Gravel had his
hands full with Cody Darrah. The two battled through the opening laps but Donny
Schatz looked to take advantage in his STP/Armor All car. He got around Darrah
by lap 10, as Gravel maintained the second position.
Farther back, Zemken was making her push forward,
getting around Kraig Kinser in the fifth position and then taking the fourth
spot from Darrah.
With less than 10 to go, Schatz got around Gravel for
the second spot and set his sights on Pittman. As the A main entered its final
laps and Pittman battled through lapped traffic, Schatz took one last look at
Pittman took the checkered flag in first with Schatz
second, Zemken in third, and after a drag race down the front stretch, Gravel in
fourth and Darrah in fifth.
Schatz said he worked all night trying to find the
right line on the track. He said he wished his team had been able to make a few
"I tried - that's all you can do," Schatz said. "The
car was OK… We'll try harder next week."
The race for the championship remains tight between
Pittman and Schatz. 55 points separate the two just past the halfway point of
The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series crosses the
border on Saturday for the start of a three race swing through Canada. Autodrome
Drummond in Drummondville, Que., hosts the Outlaws on Saturday, July 26. The
Outlaws then make stops at Cornwall Motor Speedway in Cornwall, Ont., on Sunday,
July 27 and Ohswheken Speedway in Ohswheken, Ont., on Tuesday, July 29.
FULTON SPEEDWAY NOTES: Following his
win, Daryn Pittman is 55 points out the championship lead… Donny Schatz, Jason
Sides and Jessica Zemken all won their heat races at Fulton… David Gravel scored
his sixth quick time of the season - the third most of any driver… Larry Wight
was the KSE Hard Charger of the night, advancing five positions to finish in
A-Main - (25 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn
Pittman  [$6,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz  [$3,500]; 3. 1Z-Jessica Zemken 
[$2,000]; 4. 83-David Gravel  [$1,800]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah  [$1,500]; 6.
51-Paul McMahan  [$1,400]; 7. 5W-Lucas Wolfe  [$1,350]; 8. 11K-Kraig
Kinser  [$1,300]; 9. 99L-Larry Wight  [$1,250]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides 
[$1,200]; 11. 29-Kerry Madsen  [$900]; 12. 5-Justin Barger  [$800]; 13.
49-Brad Sweet  [$700]; 14. 1s-Logan Schuchart  [$650]; 15. 11-Steve
Kinser  [$600]; 16. 1A-Jacon Allen  [$550]; 17. 71M-Joey Saldana 
[$500]; 18. 2-Steven Hutchinson  [$500]. Lap Leaders: Daryn
Pittman 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 99L-Larry Wight [+5]
Qualifying - 1. 83-David Gravel,
13.711; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.839; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.875; 4. 4-Cody
Darrah, 13.879; 5. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.913; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.950; 7.
15-Donny Schatz, 14.093; 8. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.094; 9. 71M-Joey Saldana,
14.124; 10. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.141; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.154; 12. 1Z-Jessica
Zemken, 14.172; 13. 11-Steve Kinser, 14.321; 14. 99L-Larry Wight, 14.391; 15.
1A-Jacon Allen, 14.421; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.579; 17. 5-Justin Barger,
14.744; 18. 2-Steven Hutchinson, 15.262
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to
the A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz ; 2. 49-Brad Sweet ; 3.
4-Cody Darrah ; 4. 83-David Gravel ; 5. 11-Steve Kinser ; 6. 1s-Logan
Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to
the A-feature) - 1. 7S-Jason Sides ; 2. 51-Paul McMahan ; 3.
9-Daryn Pittman ; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe ; 5. 5-Justin Barger ; 6. 99L-Larry
Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to
the A-feature) - 1. 1Z-Jessica Zemken ; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana ; 3.
29-Kerry Madsen ; 4. 1A-Jacon Allen ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 6. 2-Steven
Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined
first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman ; 2.
83-David Gravel ; 3. 4-Cody Darrah ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 5. 15-Donny
Schatz ; 6. 1Z-Jessica Zemken ; 7. 7S-Jason Sides ; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe
World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series
Saturday, July 26 - Autodrome Drummond -
Sunday, July 27 - Cornwall Motor Speedway -
Tuesday, July 29 - Ohsweken Speedway -
August 1 - Monroe Shocks and Struts Prelude
to the Ironman - Federated Auto Parts Raceway - Pevely, MO
August 2 - Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 presented by Walker - Federated Auto
Parts Raceway - Pevely, MO
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MCDONALD'S PRESENTS AUTOGRAPH NIGHT & CHRISTMAS IN
JULY THIS FRIDAY, JULY 25
Ohsweken, Ontario - July 23, 2014 - Ohsweken Speedway's 19th season of racing
continues this Friday, July 25, when McDonald's Restaurants of Brantford & Paris
present Autograph Night and Christmas in July, featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising
360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing &
Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket
Bombers. Donate a toy to the Christmas in July toy drive to receive half price
CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS
Mitch Brown moved back into 2nd place in the 360 Sprint Car championship points
standings with an emotional win in honour of his grandfather last Friday. He's
now 26 points behind leader Glenn Styres, while defending champ Jim Huppunen is
just 1 point behind Brown. Kyle Patrick is 4th, while Chris Steele, Shane Ross,
Todd Hoddick, Dave Dykstra, Keith Dempster, and Jamie Turner hold top 10 spots.
Cory Turner is 12th, and leads the Rookie of the Year standings.
STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS
Ryan Hunsinger continues to lead the Crate Sprint Car standings, but Aaron
Turkey inched closer to Hunsinger with his 4th win of the season last Friday.
Turkey now is 22 points behind Hunsinger, with Jake Brown, Josh Shantz, Mike
Thorne, Paul Lang, Mark Czuba, Brad Herron, Tyler Hendricks, and Robbie General
holding top 10 spots.
RYAN LITT RACING PR: SILVER CROWN DEBUT
July 22, 2014 - London, Ontario - Ryan Litt is excited to make his debut
in the USAC Silver Crown series at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis on
Thursday, July 24. Ryan will drive a Team 6R Racing machine with Toyota
Power in the "J.D. Byrider 100", an event which is part of a big week of
racing around Indianapolis.
Make sure to join the official Ryan Litt Racing pages if you’re a
Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube user -
For more information on Ryan and his team, including schedules, news
releases, photos, videos, merchandise, and contact information, please
visit Ryan’s official website powered by Linton Media at
DAN BENNETT FROM THE BUFFALO AREA RETURNING TO
SPRINT CAR RACING.
MORE UPDATE SOON.
Evingham Site Excavation to
Sponsor a Pack of Patriot Sprint Tour Four Laps of Fame Dashes
Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (July 22, 2014)- On the
verge of the second half of the Patriot Sprint Tour season kicking off, a
major area racing supporter has stepped up to bolster PST events down the
Evingham Site Excavation, of
Bolivar, NY, has agreed with Patriot Sprint Tour management to
sponsor the Four Laps of Fame Dashes at a host of tracks around their
locations. The first dash they will sponsor will be this Saturday at
Woodhull Raceway. They will also be sponsoring the three Labor Day Weekend
events at Freedom Raceway, McKean County Raceway and Eriez Raceway, with
additional sponsorship possible. This is ESE’s first partnership with the
Patriots, although their presence has been seen as a sponsor of Tyler
Graves’ No. 25.
Since 2008, Patriot Sprint Tour has been utilizing the
dash portion of each race program not for cars in the front of pack but for
those from ninth to 14th in passing points and has been met with
great response. Additionally, a season-long point fund has run in unison
with Ohio’s Paige Polyak currently leading the standings over Brad Knab and
For more information, visit
MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR &
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. The show’s website is
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.
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
January 23 thru Sunday, January,
“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,
“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
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
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 email@example.com or
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
For information on the show check
in at www.aarn.com.
Prize Up for Grabs in Patriot Sprint Tour Event Saturday at Woodhull
Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (July
21, 2014)- After a six week hiatus for many race teams, the second half of
the Patriot Sprint Tour America Season is set to get underway.
The Patriot Sprint Tour returns to
the highbanks of the Woodhull Raceway this Saturday for the ninth PST
America event of 2014. The season lidlifter was at the tight 1/3-mile oval
back in May but this time around, $2,500 will go to the winner of the 25-lap
event. This will be the only race of the weekend after the new management at
Clinton County was forced to cancel the Friday Night stop. In addition, for
the fourth year in a row, competitors with 305 engines will once again be
racing for $1,000 in bonuses, including $300 for the highest finisher.
Back in May, Chuck Hebing put on a
clinic, driving away from the field to score his sixth career win at Ted
White’s facility. “Cobra” will be back this Saturday to pull off the season
sweep, which interestingly he has never done, despite all of his success at
Current series point leader and
defending champion Jared Zimbardi has been on a tear this year, but if there
is one track that has always had his number, it is the Woodhull Raceway.
Zimbardi was able to scrap together a top 10 in May but it will be
interesting how “The Juice” fairs this weekend.
This will be the first PST America
event for local favorite Steve Collins since his win in weekly action at
Ohsweken. Collins won a dash in his first race at Woodhull back in 2011 and
had a top five going earlier this year until a final lap crash relegated him
back to eighth. Fellow series regular Brad Knab was one of the drivers who
benefited from the final lap incident and drove up to fifth and thus is
looking forward to his first race in a month and a half. Dave and Scott
Just have also used the break to regroup and look forward to a return to
action, particularly Scott, who was inside the top five in May until a
late-race mechanical failure knocked him out.
Tour mainstays Tyler Graves, Clint
Ide, Derek Jonathan, Dane Lorenc, Scott Kreutter, Parker Evans, Joe Trenca,
Stephen Hutchinson Jr. and Paul Habeck are expected to compete, as are Jamie
Bodo, Tracy Potter and George Suprick, who each ran finished up front in
With the top five finishing 305
sprints all taking a share of the bonuses offered, a number of teams are
expected to mix things up. Darryl and Alysha Ruggles, Steve and Will
Glover, Jonathan and Chris Preston, Josh Azzi, Kelly Hebing and Dan Kuhn are
just some of the names that could try their hand at the highbanks this
Gates will swing open Saturday at
4:30 P.M., with racing getting under way at 6:30 P.M. For more information,
Patriot History at Woodhull
9/1/2007 Chuck Hebing
5/24/2008 Chuck Hebing
5/30/2009 Bobby Breen
7/31/2010 Chuck Hebing
7/31/2010 Dan Shetler
5/21/2011 Chuck Hebing
7/30/2011 Bryan Howland
5/19/2012 Chuck Hebing
7/21/2012 Justin Barger
5/11/2013 Bryan Howland
8/17/2013 Justin Barger
5/10/2014 Chuck Hebing
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
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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.
JURAVINSKI HOSPITAL & CANCER CENTRE FOUNDATION "RACE
FOR THE CURE" AT NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS JULY 28
Ohsweken, Ontario – July 4, 2014 – Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to
announce that the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28 have
taken on added importance. Ohsweken Speedway, Grand River Power Sports, 21st
Century Signs, Brant News, and the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation have
partnered to make the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals a “Race For the
Cure” event in support of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation.
Several special events are planned for the July 28 race night at Ohsweken
Speedway, including a special presentation during intermission which will
include the participation of drivers, fans, and track officials. The annual
Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals event includes the Corr/Pak Merchandising
360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks,
and the only appearance of the season at the track for the DIRTcar 358 “Small
Drivers and will be collecting pledges in advance of the event, and the top
three drivers who have raised the most pledges will be awarded with prizes.
Specially designed “Race For The Cure” key chains are also available for $5,
with all proceeds to going to the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre
Donations can also be made in advance, or at the track on July 28. Those wishing
to donate in advance can contact Ohsweken Speedway Marketing & Promotions
Manager Robin Cook by phone at 519 770-7606, by e-mail at robin@ohswekenspeedway,
or mail donations to Ohsweken Speedway, 2011 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken Ontario,
N0E 1M0, ATTN: Robin Cook. Anyone donating $20 or more will have the option of
receiving a tax receipt.
About Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation: Part of the Hamilton
Health Sciences Foundation, JCC is focused on raising funds to support capital
redevelopment projects, purchase medical equipment and technology, and
investments in research and education. The Foundation is a registered charitable
organization whose mission is to support patient care, research and education to
enable quality care for patients throughout the region who rely on the
specialized cancer and orthopedic care offered at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer
Centre. Their goal is Health Care, Transformed. Visit
www.jhccfoundation.ca for more information.
Sale includes , top wing plus
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Entering DIRTcar Modified HoF
WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – The DIRTcar Modified Hall of Fame and
Classic Car Museum selection committee has announced their class of 2014.
This will be the 23rd year that the Hall of Fame has
been in operation.
“Three modified drivers will be
inducted this year,” stated selection chairman Gary Spaid. Included this year
are Lloyd Hold, Charlie Rudolph and Mike Colsten.
Holt was among the many Canadian drivers to
invade central and western New York. In the 1960’s Holt became a regular at the
now defunct Waterloo Maple Grove Speedway. As the 60’s ended he added Rolling
Wheels Raceway Park to his resume, where he was crowned the track champion in
1970, the first full season of weekly racing at the speedway.
Rudolph was also a track champion at Rolling
Wheels, with his championship coming in 1986. In that same year he was crowned
the overall Mr. DIRT Modified champion. Between 1980 and 1988 he accumulated a
total of 49 feature wins on dirt and sits 31st on the all-time big-block feature
winners list. Rudolph then ventured off to NASCAR, sponsored by Sunoco Race
Fuels, running in the then Winston Cup division.
Colsten might best be remembers by Central New
Yorkers as a late-model racer, running with Ford power. But in the Southern
Tier, Colsten transferred his skills and talents to the modified division,
winning the Five Mile Point track championship numerous times. He also became a
regular modified competitor at Penn Can Speedway in Pennsylvania.
In addition to 2014 Hall of Fame class, Howie
Commander will be honored with the Lenny H. Sammons Outstanding Service Award.
“We started the Lenny H. Sammons Outstanding Service
Award back in 1993,” commented Spaid. “It was the first award we added to our
inductions. Over the years we have been able to honor car owners, drivers,
writers, webmasters, promoters and photographers with this award.”
Commander is best known for what he has accomplished at
Lebanon Valley Speedway. He also has a hand in Albany-Saratoga and Orange County
Fair speedways promotions. His resume includes drag racing promotions as well as
being a major player in UMP racing. He is one of the most respected people in
short track auto racing in general.
The Gene DeWitt Owner’s Award will go to Cliff
Barcomb. Barcomb was one of the first to hire a Canadian driver, Davey
Moore. This team came extremely close to winning the overall Mr. DIRT title in
1981. Cliff then teamed with C.D. Coville, winning some 30 races. He also had
fielded a car for Sammy Swindell, who powered it to the pole during Super DIRT
The Mechanic Award goes to Bobby Hearn, who
founded and created the TEO Chassis. Hearn, the brother of Brett Hearn, has been
a dominate player in the modified chassis business for years.
This year there will be two Gater Racing Photo News
Women in Racing Awards presented, with Robin Yasinsac Gillespie and Erica
Bicknell-Jones taking the awards. Robin has been a media member covering
Eastern New York racing, primarily at Lebanon Valley and Albany-Saratoga
speedways. Bicknell-Jones is the general manager at the highly successful
This year’s induction ceremonies are scheduled to take
place on Aug. 6, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are not needed for this event,
although seating is very limited.
The following night, Aug. 7,
will be the Hall of Fame night at the newly revamped Weedsport Speedway.
Featured on the program will be the return of the Super DIRTcar Series big block
division. This will be the first time since July 17, 2011 that big blocks will
have been racing at Weedsport. The track was closed and remained silent except
for small block races during Super DIRT Week. The speedway is currently under
the rebuilding process, as all of the grandstands, judges tower and club house
have been knocked down.
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.
Big-Block Modifieds and Sprint Cars to Highlight Action in
2014at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park
Fast Track special events include World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars,
Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and ESS Speedweek
ELBRIDGE, N.Y. - April 17, 2014 - Five
nights featuring the world's top dirt track stars and the fastest dirt track
race cars are on tap for 2014 at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.
The 800-horsepower Super DIRTcar Series
Big-Block Modifieds, World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, Empire Super Sprints and
other DIRTcar stars attack "The Fast Track" in 2014, bringing fans one of the
most exciting schedules in the history of the 5/8-mile clay oval.
"Rolling Wheels is one of the premier
motorsports facilities in Central New York," said Rolling Wheels General Manager
Jeff Hachmann. "It has built a tradition on running must-see events, and in 2014
we have put together five events that feature the World of Outlaws STP Sprint
Cars, Super DIRTcar Series and two new mid-week specials showcasing all DIRTcar
divisions. If that isn't enough, back after popular demand, everyone who buys a
ticket in advance to the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car event in October will
receive a FREE Fan Pit Pass at no additional charge. I can't think of a better
way to get up close and personal with 'The King' Steve Kinser and create
memories that last a lifetime."
Two special Thursday night events on June
26 and July 24 highlight DIRTcar Thursday Night Thunder. DIRTcar Big-Block
Modifieds, Sportsman and Stock Cars will be on the card for Thursday, June 26,
and DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Racesaver 305 Sprint Cars and Stock Cars will
be featured on Thursday, July 24.
On Thursday, July 3, the Super DIRTcar
Series action heats up with the 'Stars & Stripes' Summer Super Show presented by
Dig Safely 811 featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and Empire
Super Sprints. This blockbuster event will feature eight-time and defending
series champion Brett Hearn in his pursuit for a record-setting ninth title,
three-time champ Matt Sheppard's quest to regain supremacy, and Round #2 of ESS
Speedweek for the 360 Sprint Cars. To celebrate the nation's birthday, a huge
fireworks display will light up the sky on this special midweek event.
Saturday, Sept. 28, will bring the ESS
Championship and Go Nuclear Late Model Series to Elbridge. It will be the first
time the Go Nuclear Series has tackled 'The Fast Track' and the first time any
Late Model series has competed at Rolling Wheels since 2012. In addition to this
first, the Empire Super Sprints will return to decide their champion in the ESS
The final event of the Rolling Wheels
season on Saturday, Oct. 11, showcases the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars as
part of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week in what has become a can't-miss event
with championship implications every year. Making this year even more special,
it will mark the final event at Rolling Wheels for 20-time World of Outlaws STP
Sprint Car champion Steve Kinser on his "Salute to the King" tour. Plus, the
annual DIRTcar Big-Block Modified "Win-and-You're-In" 25-lap feature that night
will lock in the final competitor to the Syracuse 200 at the New York State
For tickets, FREE Fan Pit Passes and more
or call (877) 395-8606. Find DIRTcar Racing on Facebook at
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Raceway Park 2014 Season Schedule
July 3, Thurs.
'Stars & Stripes' Summer Super Show presented by Dig Safely 811
Series Big-Block Modifieds
Super Sprints (Round #2 of ESS Speedweek)
July 24, Thurs.
DIRTcar Thursday Night Thunder
305 Sprint Cars
Sept. 28, Sat.
Late Model Series
Oct. 11, Thurs.
Super Dirt Week Special
Outlaws STP Sprint Cars
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
(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.
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World of Outlaws rules up-date for 2014.........
USAC Silver Crown Series Joins ‘Racing’s
Biggest Party’ during NAPA Super DIRT Week in October 2014 at N.Y. State
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 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
www.facebook.com/SuperDIRTWeek. For more information on the USAC Silver
Crown Series, click
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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
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
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
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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
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.
racers have chosen methanol for a variety of reasons, including the fact
that properly tuned alcohol engines make more power and methanol burns
cooler. Most of the time, racing methanol is 99 percent pure methanol, as
opposed to its close cousin ethanol, which is 85 percent ethanol and 15
percent gasoline, and known commonly as E85.
added increase in horsepower is good, the downside of running an alcohol
fuel is a bigger workload to ensure that it doesn't corrode and harm your
engine. There are many aspects that need to be looked at when running
alcohol but we have narrowed down the five most important.
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 it After Every Race
Methanol or any alcohol is extremely corrosive, and leaving it in the fuel
system can degrade the parts, like the fittings and seals in the carburetor.
In order to avoid this potentially costly situation you must flush the fuel
system as soon as possible after the race.
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
Complete Off-Season Teardown
Most teams using gasoline may or may not perform a complete fuel-system
teardown, but with alcohol it is mandatory. As we said, these fuels are
extremely corrosive and will corrode everything including the foam in the
fuel bladder. Let it sit all winter and you'll have nothing but an empty
container come spring.
the entire fuel system and inspect the fuel bladder, lines, carburetor, and
pump. If there is any evidence of corrosion or wear, you need to replace
that particular piece.
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.
Don't Ignore the Carb
Alcohol is great at producing power, but it will eat away at your
carburetor. The carburetor needs to be gone through every four to five
months (depending on your racing schedule), which is the perfect time to
have a basic rebuild performed. This is especially true if you forget to run
gasoline through your engine after a race.
particular, evaporates quickly and will leave a residue inside the
carburetor that is similar to sand. Think about that the next time you fire
your engine-you could be sucking all that sand-like residue into the motor.
5. Always Inspect the Bypass
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.
have the bypass valve out of the car, look for the residue mentioned in tip
No. 4. If you discover it, flush the entire fuel system before firing the
tips and you're on your way to trouble-free alcohol racing.
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SPRINT CAR CLUBS AND
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Western New York Racing
is proud to announce the start of our
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
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.