A victory in the Daytona 500 has been a springboard to two of Jimmie Johnson's seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships. Johnson is hoping that he can remount that springboard Sunday with another Daytona 500 checkered flag and eventually collect what would be a record-breaking eighth Cup Series title.
Johnson, 42, a native of El Cajon, Calf., drives the Hend…
Hall-of-Fame inductions became commonplace during the storied drag racing career of West Seneca native Jim Oddy.
The next will come in March – and at the highest level – when Oddy is inducted with six others into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame.
Oddy, a noted driver, owner, tuner, sponsor, engine-builder and racing-products businessman who now resides in …
For the 20 years since Little Valley Speedway reopened for dirt-track racing the fast one half-mile course has been promoted as "the track where the bold and the best come to race." That has changed. The track is now where the bold and best no longer race. At least for now.
Little Valley Speedway is located on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds and promoted by that fair…
Team owner Trey Hoddick and crew chief Karl Hehr went to an area holiday party last Saturday evening and received a very special and emotional present that came from a distance away. That same evening, the rest of their Cheektowaga-based race team, headed by driver Scott Kreutter, won the 40-lap A-Main indoor TQ Midget event held at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. The pre…
Vince Fullone created a dynasty as a car owner at Holland International Speedway several years ago that saw him grace the championship podium seven times with driver Rick Wylie during Fullone's brilliant career as the head of the legendary Fullone Trucking Racing Team.
Fullone, of North Collins, again stepped into the limelight during the Friends of Auto Racing Fan Club…
Freedom Motorsports Park owner Bob Reis invoked an open-tire rule last season when he introduced the Outlaw Modified class to the Delevan dirt track.
That is not longer the case.
Reis has aligned with American Racer, making it the only brand of tire now allowed in Freedom's Outlaw Modified class. Reis cited the fact that nearly every team at Freedom used the America…
For the second consecutive year, "Big Money" Matt Hirschman, using speed, patience and his usual calculated pit strategy, emerged victorious in the $10,000-to-win third annual American Racer 100 Saturday at Wyoming County International Speedway.
For Hirschman, of Northampton, Pa., it was also his second large area race triumph of this late fall season as he also claimed…
On a day when the local auto racing community responded in a positive way at Wyoming County International Speedway to honor the memory of the late Jim Pierce Sr., standout driver Patrick Emerling scored still another large win Saturday, this time in the Jim Pierce Memorial SST Modified 100.
Also, WCIS promoter/owner Jim Majchrzak enjoyed what he termed his family's most…
SST Modifieds: Patrick Emerling
NYSS Super Stocks: Scott Adams
6-Cylinders: Brian Hallett
4-Cylinders: Jody London
Vintage Late Models: Terry Wilson
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Enduro: Ryan Allen
Backwards Enduro: Curt Pastorius
What this area's Verizon IndyCar Series fans have feared for the last month became reality Thursday when Watkins Glen International released their its season schedule and the IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen is absent from it.
After running the last two seasons at The Glen on Labor Day Weekend and plagued both years by poor attendance, especially this year with only about…
On Aug. 5, the local racing community was sent into mourning when popular area veteran stock car racer Jim Pierce Sr. suddenly died from a health complication at the age of 47.
But from grief often comes inspiration. Within a few days after the untimely passing, the local racing fraternity – headed by Pierce family friend Lori Overdorf, Wyoming County International Spee…
Driver: Cassie Logsdon
Division: SST Modifieds/Wyoming County
Lowdown: Logsdon comes from a large racing family tree that involved members past and present, including Cassie's grandfather, the late owner Dale Logsdon, as well as drivers including, father Rick Logsdon, brother Luke Logsdon, uncles Mike and Art Logsdon and cousins, Jak…
Wyoming County: "Shootout at the Bull Ring Weekend", Saturday, Sunday, 2 p.m.
Ransomville: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Monday, 7 p.m.
Freedom Motorsports Park: Fall Enduro, Saturday, Noon.
Empire Dragway: Test &Tune, Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Joe Skotnicki of the Race of Champions sanctioning organization has spent the last few days accessing the results of the 67th annual Race of Champions Weekend, run for the first time in its long history at Lake Erie Speedway this past weekend. He sees a lot of promise and says that his best sales people moving forward he believes will be the race patrons who attended the e…
Driver: Bob Weber
Hometown: Clarence Center.
Division: Late Models/Lancaster Speedway.
Lowdown: Weber is a seasoned veteran of local asphalt stock car competition who launched his career in the mid-1970s in the old Figure-8 class at Lancaster. When the Figure-8 class was ended, Weber transitioned to the former Backwards division where he won two champi…