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Indoor racing: The Battle of Trenton goes off this weekend.

The indoor racing event features the TQ midgets on both Friday and Saturday, while the champ karts race Friday and the slingshots on Saturday. The youngsters race quarter midgets on Sunday.

 

 

 

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   July 28.................WOO, Ohsweken Speedway

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INAUGURAL "WALL OF FAME" INDUCTIONS TO BE CELEBRATED DURING 20TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

by Tommy Goudge (December 18, 2014) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Following their big announcement of the Triple Crown Showdown, Ohsweken Speedway officials are excited to announce another addition to the 20th anniversary schedule. The first bricks will be laid in the Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame next season as the track celebrates the past, and looks forward to the future.

The Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame is dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions of those who have helped Ohsweken Speedway to become a premiere racing facility, and inspired generations to come. Selections will be made annually by the Wall of Fame committee, with potential honourees including (but not limited to) drivers, car owners, manufacturers, car builders, mechanics, sponsors, promoters, officials, sanctioning organizations, and media members.

The community is invited to submit nominations for induction to the Wall of Fame, and all nominations will be given due consideration. The number of inductees in any given year shall be at the discretion of the Wall of Fame committee. The names of inductees for any given year will be announced in early spring, and the official induction ceremony will be held at Ohsweken Speedway on a selected race night during the subsequent season.

The 2015 Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame Selection Committee includes Clinton Geoffrey, Tommy Goudge, and Adam Ross, with consultation from Greg Calnan, and Doug Leonard. All nominations must be submitted by February 28, 2015. To nominate a candidate for consideration, please contact
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HOUSEHOLDER: Rahmer still stands No. 1 on all-time area win list

By BRYAN HOUSEHOLDER
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With another local racing season in the record books, it's again time to look at how the all-time winners' list has changed on the area dirt track circuit.

 

Fred Rahmer still leads by a large margin on the local sprint car circuit. Rahmer retired at the end of the 2013 racing season, but his 420 sprint car wins still stand as the mark to beat.

 

Rahmer's 420 wins came in all types of sprint cars, but the vast majority came in what are now known as the 410 sprint cars. Included in the total of 420 are five wins with URC, which are now 360 sprints, although when Rahmer raced with them they had 366 cubic-inch engines. Rahmer also has one win in the 358 sprints. If you add in Rahmer's small block modified wins from before he started racing sprint cars, that would be another 99 wins for a solid total of 519 wins.

 

The area's all-time winning late model driver is actually second on the overall win list for the area. Racing veteran Gary Stuhler has won 344 times in the late models, including two wins this season. Actually I believe there are a couple of wins in other limited stock classes as well.

Sprint car drivers fill in the next couple of spaces on the overall area win list.

 

The interesting part is that after this season, Lance Dewease has moved into a tie with Keith Kauffman for second on the sprint car list. Both are listed with 304 sprint car wins now.

 

Dewease has won all but four of his sprint car races in the 410s, with those other four coming in 360 sprints. He also has a midget win to his credit.

 

Kauffman, who also retired at the end of the 2013 season, won 303 of his sprint car races with what are now the 410s, although his wins go back to the times of both unlimited engines and the several years when the top local sprint car class was limited to 312 cubic inches. In fact, Kauffman's one URC sprint win came with a 312 motor against URC's 366 engines.

 

Kauffman also has one USAC dirt champ car win and three late model wins.

 

Bobby Allen ranks fifth overall for local wins and fourth on the sprint car list. Over his long career, Allen won 276 sprint car races at 69 tracks in 19 states and two countries. Of those wins, 144 were in Pennsylvania with another 30 in Maryland.

 

Steve Smith is fifth on the sprint car list and sixth overall. Smith scored 266 sprint car wins in his career. Add in another eight wins in the late models.

 

Lynn Paxton in seventh overall and sixth on the sprint car win list. Paxton won 225 times in the sprint cars, plus another 14 times in late models and once in a midget during his career. That's a total of 240 wins.

 

Actually, it's possible that Kenny Weld has more wins than Paxton, but I'm not sure. I know he won 215 times in sprint cars, which is good enough for seventh on that list. Three of those wins came with URC during the days of the 366 motors. However, Weld also did some modified racing later in his career and I have never gotten exact numbers on his wins in those cars. Most folks think it's around 30 wins.

 

Late model racer Denny Bonebrake falls ninth on the all-time area list. Bonebrake, who also retired at the end of the 2013 season, won 212 times in those cars. He is second on the area late model win list.

 

In a tie with Bonebrake is Donnie Kreitz Jr. Kreitz has won 199 times in sprint cars, with 13 of those wins coming in URC competition. Before racing sprint cars, Kreitz also raced modifieds. He won nine times in the small block modifieds and four times in the big blocks, which pushes his career total to 212 wins.

 

Stevie Smith actually has more sprint car wins than Kreitz, and ranks eighth on the local sprint car circuit with 208 wins.

 

Thomasville's Greg Hodnett rounds out the local sprint car top 10 with 198 410 sprint car wins. Hodnett also has a good handful of 360 sprint wins near his native Memphis, Tennessee, but I've never found the exact number.

 

For the late models, Buddy Armel is third with 202, plus two wins in the bugs that preceded the sprint cars on the local circuit. Ronnie McBee with 187 and Rodney Franklin with 181 round out the top five.

 

Gary Wolford, who is under the weather at this time, is the area's leading super sportsman winner with 145 wins in that class. Wolford also has five wins in the stock cars the preceded the local sprint cars.

 

Fairview Township's Pat Cannon is the area's 358 sprint career win leader with 85. Cannon also has 11 wins between the 410 and 360 sprints, and another 15 wins in the super sportsman racers.

 

Indoor racing: The Battle of Trenton goes off this weekend.

 

The indoor racing event features the TQ midgets on both Friday and Saturday, while the champ karts race Friday and the slingshots on Saturday. The youngsters race quarter midgets on Sunday.

 

— Bryan Householder writes about dirt-track racing for The York Dispatch. He can be reached at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weedsport Speedway and Canandaigua Motorsports Park released offseason news.

 

Weedsport’s 2015 schedule will include the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars and the Super DIRTcar Big Blocks.

 

The Sprint cars return to Weedsport for the first time since 1993, visiting the track on May 17.

 

The track also has booked the Sportsman Classic for July 5. The event will be based on DIRTcar Sportsman rules, with heat draws and feature redraws for top qualifiers. The feature will be 75 laps in distance and the 305 Sprints are also on the tentative card.

 

The Super DIRTcar Series storms into town on Aug. 6 for the annual Hall of Fame 100 with the modifieds returning for a double-header Oct. 23 and 24.

 

The track is planning a variety of other events, including a 360 sprint showdown, and will again host the Kick Off Party for Super DIRT Week. More details will come throughout the off-season. The track also is offering a regular fan newsletter; interested supporters can find links on the weedsportspeedway.com webpage.

 

The track was renamed back to the historic Weedsport Speedway after it was purchased by Al Heinke in 2013. Under his direction, the track has returned as a racer-focused facility; its goal to provide a complete racing venue is being realized with the addition of the marquee events.

 

Canandaigua Motorsports Park was also busy, releasing its menu of divisions, which remain unchanged from 2014.

 

Most importantly, the 305 Sprint Cars are returning, contrary to popular rumor that the class was being eliminated. The DIRT Sanctioned Big Block Modifieds will head the card, with Sportsman Modifieds, Pro/Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Novice Sportsman divisions on the docket.

 

The Pro/Street Stocks rules will stay the same as 2014; the Pure Stocks will also remain essentially unchanged. However, the Ford 9-inch rear will be allowed, and all cars are expected to adhere to the rule book. Jim Hixson is available in the off-season to tech engines and put CMP seals on the intakes and heads. The division should expect to be teched early in the season, and frequently there-after.

 

The track is currently working on year-end banquet plans.

 

Short Track Super Series expands with BD Motorsports

The Short Track Super Series returns for an expanded second season in 2015.

 

The series, primarily contested in New York State and the northern tier of Pennsylvania, has morphed into two regions: North and South.

The North Region includes nine total events in search of a $15,000 championship prize. The series launches April 7 at the Orange County Fair Speedway (Middletown), with the “Hard Clay Open.” The race pays $5,000 to win with $500 to start. Rain dates are booked on April 8 and 9.

 

Big Diamond Speedway, New York-based Glen Ridge Motorsports Park and Woodhull Raceway have joined the trail. Big Diamond’s May 5 “Anthracite Assault” will be unique in that it will serve as the series’ only combination event, offering both North and South Region points. Accord follows with a 53-lap, $5,000-to-win event May 19.

 

Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, the ultra-fast quarter-mile located in Fultonville, will offer its richest event in history June 2 (rain date: June 3) with the “Rumble on the Ridge” special offering $5,000-plus to the winner for 60 laps. In celebration of 51 years of racing, the high-banks of Ted White’s Woodhull Raceway host the “Hustlin’ the High Banks 51” paying a $5,100 share to the winner Aug. 11.

 

Thunder Mountain has two dates, racing June 28 (rain date: June 29) and again Sept. 13 with the “Wade Decker Memorial.” I-88 Speedway will also have two stops: the third running of the Crazy 8s Special is planned for July 22 and the Championship Event will coincide with the eighth running of the Short Track Super Nationals Oct. 9-10.

 

Drivers will again be able to drop their worst finish entering the Short Track SuperNationals weekend in October. However, those with perfect attendance in the season’s first eight races will receive 75 bonus attendance points.

 

The Short Track Super Series South Series will include five events and a $7,500 championship prize.

 

Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway opens the South Region April 19 with the “South Jersey Shootout” special, a 40-lap event offering $5,000-plus to the winner. The aforementioned combination event at Big Diamond on May 5 is the second leg of the series. New Egypt is next on June 11 with the “Dirty Jersey 3” offering a mammoth $10,000 to the winner.

 

The return of the “Diamond State 50” at Delaware International Speedway Aug. 4 (rain date: Aug. 5) sets the table for the Championship finale, with a $5,000 payday awaiting the winner. The “Championship Event” of the 2015 South schedule takes place with the second “Beach Blast” at Georgetown Speedway, planned for Sept. 1.

 

There will be no drop race permitted in the South Region standings.

 

Total point funds have been posted: $38,650 for the North Region and $19,800 for the South Region (based on all events being completed).

For more information, contact Brett Deyo at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail at bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, visit www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, or e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com. BD Motorsports Media is on Facebook and on Twitter: @BrettDeyo.

 

TV Coverage

CBS Sports Network continues its dirt racing series this month.

 

Dec. 14, and Dec. 21, the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals takes center stage at 5 p.m. for three hour shows. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series will be featured in their season finales.

 

Dave Rieff and Shane Andrews are joined in the booth by sprint car Hall-of-Famer Brad Doty as Tony Bokhoven and Bobby Gerould cover the action in the pits.

 

CBS Sports Network is available across the United States through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REOPENING AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR

THE QUAKER STATE LUBE RESTAURANT/BAR HAS BEEN CLOSED IN ROCHESTER NY FOR A FEW WEEKS.

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FOAR Score honors Layfield, Packman, Hossfeld, Zimbardi

 

When Herb Layfield ran a single race in 2013, in what was a rare special appearance for the longtime retired veteran driver, he got a little confused while behind the wheel and pulled off the track at the wrong time.

 

But for nearly 40 years prior, however, on tracks mainly in Western New York and northern Pennsylvania, Layfield hardly ever made a wrong turn in a career that encompassed by his count 17 local track championships and 273 career feature wins.

 

Layfield’s brilliant driving career culminated on Saturday night with his induction to the Friends of Auto Racing (FOAR Score) Fan Club’s Hall of Fame

 

 The induction was part of the organization’s 67th Annual Awards & Holiday Party. About 200 attended the event at the Elks Club in Lancaster.

 

Also inducted was veteran area race official Don Packman and veteran dirt track Modified driving standouts Alan and Danny Johnson. Neither Johnson brother was present Saturday.

 

Layfield told in humorous fashion the story of the 2013 race he participated in.

 

“I raced one race in 2013,” in Bradford, Pa., “when I was 87 years old in my nephew’s Pure Stock and it didn’t go too good,” said Layfield, laughing. “I was trying to mix it up and thought I was in the hot lap practice laps so I pulled in and I was leading at the time. It was actually the heat race instead. I should have stayed out there.”

 

Layfield began his race driving career in 1948. His car number was No 48. He raced at more than 50 tracks, finding success at Bradford, Drum, Woodhull, McKean, Stateline, Holland and Perry. He raced regularly through the early 1980s. Layfield is one of eight brothers, of whom six enjoyed race driving careers.

 

“I had quite a career,” said Layfield, of Allentown, who raced 36 years. “I never expected to get into this hall of fame but I want to thank all the people who put me there. I want to thank my family and my pitmen.”

 

Packman, an Akron native, is best known as a race flagger who to this day still can be found manning the fourth turn/pit exit station at Wyoming County International Speedway.

 

Packman got his start as an official in the early 1960s, first at Perry (now WCIS) working the sign-in booth. By the early 1970s he progressed to the vital role of race flagger, waving his flags atop the starter’s stand at such local race facilities as Perry, Holland, Genesee, Cayuga and Lancaster. Many of his family members have also been involved in the sport in various roles over the years, mainly at WCIS.

 

Packman also served as a race spotter for local driver J.C. Stout on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for a few seasons beginning in 2003.

“It feels very nice to go into this hall of fame,” said Packman. “This is the honor of my desire. I’m still proud also that I’m still working at Wyoming County after all these years. I noticed that there are about 125 people who have gone into the FOAR Score Hall of Fame and all but a few of them are drivers. So to be one of the few race officials to be inducted is extra special.”

 

Alan Johnson is a standout in DIRT Motorsports history who has earned at least one victory every season since 1975, including 2014. He has 540 career feature wins at numerous tracks. Locally he owns a championship at Merrittville and five titles at Ransomville.

 

Danny Johnson has gathered 560 victories in both DIRT Big-Block Modified and DIRT 358 Modified competition and is the reigning DIRT 358 Modified champion at Ransomville. Both Johnson brothers are still active racers.

 

Topping the specialty awards portion of the awards night Saturday was the citing of the 2014 Driver of the Year on Dirt, which was given to Patriot Sprint Tour American and Canadian Series champion Jared Zimbardi.

 

Zimbardi, formerly of Little Valley, now resides in Bradford, Pa.

 

Zimbardi won the Patriot Sprint Tour American Series championship in 2013 and bettered that in 2014, claiming both the American and Canadian titles.

“I had a great year,” said Zimbardi, who has raced Sprint Cars for about a decade. “I think I was in high school when I remember putting a FOAR Score sticker on my dad’s car back when he raced and I never knew who they were. They called me about tonight and I looked them up and then I said, ‘Oh yeah, I remember these guys.’ Winning this award is a great feeling.”

 

Hossfeld was equally happy with his award.

 

Sunoco Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour 2014 champion Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville was awarded the Driver of the Year on Asphalt.

 

 Hossfeld had four Race of Champions victories this season, including Modified 200 at Oswego Speedway for the third time in his career.

 

“I’ve won this award before in my career but it doesn’t take the importance out of this one,” Hossfeld said. “I want to thank my crew chief, Mike Parks, who takes care of our car. This award is special for him too because he does so much work on the car.”

 

Other award winners Saturday were: Renee Clementi, Dick Hammond Dedication to Racing Award; Dane Lorenc, Emily Casey Memorial Award; Matt Steffenhagen, Rookie of the Year on Dirt; Camden Barber, Rookie of the Year on Asphalt; Matt Farnham, Most Improved Driver on Dirt; Kenny Hejna, Most Improved Driver on Asphalt; Greg Martin, Achievement on Dirt; Rich Sharpe, Achievement on Asphalt; Matt Druar, Perseverance Award; Russ Gian, Sportsmanship Award.

 

Also: Bob Nye, Mechanical Achievement; Sarah Johnson, Woman in Racing, and WGR 550 Sports Radio, Media Award. Family in Racing Awards were given to the Mooney and Johnson families.

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New Crate Option for Sprint Cars

2014 is the first year we’ve seen sprint cars using crate engines.  After further development by Race-1 and Pace Performance, the GM602 engine has been adapted for use in sprint cars and they are making the engine available to a larger audience.  We had a chance to speak with Brad Hibbard from Race-1, who told us more:

CI:  What are the basics of the new engine program?

BH:  We developed this program for Sprint Cars, both winged and wingless options.  The engine is the proven GM 602 crate engine, however discussions are in progress for a 604 program as well.  Interest has been very encouraging throughout the country

CI:  Tell us how the program was started.

BH:  A Midwest promoter approached us with some thoughts on a wingless sprint car series that he wanted to start in the Indiana area.  We accepted the challenge and worked within our organization and with our associates as a team to come up with a package that was applicable for the sprint car world and still met GM specifications.

Once we felt our package was ready, we sent the completed package off for installation into a sprint car and to do actual field testing.  Because of the modifications needed in order to make the engine compatible with a sprint car, some people suggested that we include aftermarket parts.  Our team realized that if we modified the internal components of the GM engine, the result would be back to spec engines, not "crate" engines.

We decided to field test our package and the GM 602 engine ourselves in the sprint car application and the result has been overwhelmingly positive.  We have even done a tear down to see if any unusual wear or any signs of failure were evident but nothing appeared to be a problem.  Another 10 races later, the engine is still competing like it did on day one.

CI:  What modifications did you have to make in order to make the engine compatible with a sprint car?

BH: The camshaft is drilled and tapped to accept the rear drive accessories.  This is done with custom tooling that we developed specifically for this application so that we do NOT have to break any of the GM security seals.

The standard 8 inch deep oil pan used on the 602 engine just plain will not work in 95% of traditional sprint cars. Rather than looking to the aftermarket, we went to GM and asked for special pricing on the oil pan from the sister engine, the 604, which is a 7 inch pan and works perfectly!!! (A customized seal is used to secure the oil pan and to prevent it from being tampered with after the conversion).

CI:  What can a racer expect to pay for the sprint car version of the 602 and what else will he need?

BH: The basic engine ready to go sprint car racing is $4300 for a 602.  Accessory packages can be customized for the budget, but the replacement cost of the engine itself will remain the same (prices do include free shipping in the 48 Continental United States).

CI:  How does the engine compare with current sprint car engines?

BH:  Even though traditional sprint cars are fuel injected, our carburetor version has competed at a mid to front pack position and blends very well with spec sprint car racing.

CI:  What has been the biggest challenge?

BH:  The desire to keep the engine a 602 crate has forced us to run a carburetor and although the power "numbers" are similar, the drivability and take off of the carburetor vs. injection has made us work hard in the fuel curve department.

We also had some balance and drive flange challenges that forced us to again turn to the folks at Crate Innovations to develop a balanced drive hub for the application which they have now mass manufactured and have ready on the shelf.

Above were are biggest challenges with development but we also had to find some good hearted racers and promoters to let us put this package into real world application to see how it competes off paper and off the watch.  It’s not theory anymore.  We have a great concept that blends very well at a very affordable price.

CI:  What is the one thing that people misunderstand the most about your role as a Promoter?

BH:  I am the most visible person with this stuff, but I do not consider myself a promoter in any way.  I try to answer questions logically and accurately, whether it is for tech, sales or promotions and because I am the one there (visible), I get branded the promoter when in fact I have to rely on my associates for just about everything I do anymore

CI:  What is your view/opinion of the future of Crate Racing?

BH:  Crate engines give many people the opportunity to do something that they love but could never afford.

We have to train and maintain tech personnel so as to give these people a fair shot at competing.

Keep it straight and it will grow and grow big.

To order an engine, call Pace Performance at 800-748-3791 or Brad Hibbard at Race-1 at 330-540-7223.

 

 

 

 

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NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM STORE OFFERS MANY EXCITING

NEW PRODUCTS AT WWW.SPRINTCARSTUFF.COM

 

            KNOXVILLE, IOWA (December 3, 2014)  -  The National Sprint Car Museum’s on-line store, www.sprintcarstuff.com, is proud to offer many exciting new items this holiday season, including Dirt - The (Board) Games, pewter Christmas ornaments, wine totes, 2015 calendars, flex-fit caps and, for the first time, zippered sweatshirts.  In addition, Gene Crucean’s book entitled “Fearless: Dangerous Days in American Open-Wheel Racing” is now available.  The brick-and-mortar museum store is also open seven days a week, year-round, at One Sprint Capital Place in Knoxville.

 

According to museum store manager Laci White, “We have recently received a wide variety of new items in the museum store, including books, apparel, jewelry, toys, prints and decorations.  We truly believe that we have the largest inventory of sprint car-related merchandise in the world.  It is all listed in our new museum store brochure, as well as being on-line at www.sprintcarstuff.com.  If you need a Christmas gift idea for friends or family, give us a call.  We are here to help!”

 

  In addition to visiting www.sprintcarstuff.com, store items can also be purchased by calling the museum toll-free at 1-800-874-4488 or by stopping in during regular business hours (10 a.m. – 6 p.m., weekdays; Noon – 5 p.m. weekends).  Those sprint car fans wanting their own museum store catalog are encouraged to order one by calling the museum at 1-800-874-4488 or by e-mailing the staff at giftshop@sprintcarhof.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a Happy Racing Season... and keep it that way by Reducing your Risk of Spinal Injury in a crash. The CRASH PAD is designed to absorb impact that can cause Compression Fractures, Broken Back or Broken Neck. It also makes your seat more comfortable and reduces back pain for many who already have a bad back. There is lots of information at our website. Put a CRASH PAD on your Christmas list. You can order from our many Dealers or directly online at our website www.802solutions.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESS BANQUET INFO............FLIER

 

 

 

 

 

THE QUAKER STATE LUBE RESTAURANT/BAR HAS CLOSED IN ROCHESTER NY.

THE QUAKER STATE LUBE RESTAURANT/BAR HAS CLOSED IN SYRACUSE NY.

THE QUAKER STATE LUBE RESTAURANT/BAR HAS CLOSED IN CHARLOTTE NC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  I'm working on the beginnings of a pavement division.

 I was asked by some pavement people so why not?   The tracks seem interested.
Presently 6 teams are interested in giving it a go. Rules will be announced when we have some dates.


Ken Bayliss
Owner, Ontario Topless Sprints
Ken@ontariotoplesssprints.com
www.ontariotoplesssprints.com
289-282-1007
 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

FOR SALE.....Silver Crown Sprinter, 1998 Shuler dirt/asphalt combo car roller, app 10 races, hardly a stone chip in the paint. Everything like new. Non down rail. coil-over car, inboard starter and remote battery box on wheels, many new spare parts, Less Motor (older Foxco motor available)...... $9,500.00 or BO.

 

MIKE LAUTERBORN 585-426-2430

 6am till 4:00pm workdays. Rochester NY

 

 

 

 

 

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.

LAUTERBORN ELECTRIC, ROCHESTER NY

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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.

 

 

 


 

 

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

SOD ........CANADA, CENTRAL NORTHERN STATES

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.

SAS.............FREEDOM MOTORSPORTS PARK, ARCADE NY.....NEW OWNER 2015-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
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

 

Disclaimer: This site is not affiliated with any race track or sanctioning body.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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


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