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Driver: Danny Knoll Jr. Age: 53 Hometown: Amherst Division: ROC Modifieds/Traveling Series President/Hoosier 600 Micro Sprint Tour presented by NY6A Lowdown: Knoll Jr. is the son of 2002 FOAR Score Hall of Fame driver/inductee, the late Danny Knoll Sr. He currently competes on the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series but has raced in many divisions in t…

Lancaster: Drags: IHRA Drag Racing Big Rig Night, Friday 5 p.m.; Stock Cars: Ken Heckler Memorial Street Stock 51, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Holland: NYPA Midget Jerry Gradl 50, Saturday, 6 p.m. Ransomville: Patriot Sprint Tour, Friday, 7:15 p.m. Freedom: Outlaw Modified Fulton Qualifier 40, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Genesee: Super 6 Program, Saturday, 6 p.m. Wyoming Coun…

Lancaster: Drags: Top 8 Eliminator: Mike Mallare Top ET: Dan Szewczyk Mod ET: Keith Banas Bikes/Sleds: Vic Puglia Jr. Street: John Wachowicz Juinior Dragster: Alexandra Young Stocks: ROC Modifieds: George Skora III Street Stocks: Rich Sharpe 4-Cylinders: Dave Milbrand Jr.   Holland: Off Week   Ransomville: 358 Modif…

After coming close to a first career victory in the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series, George Skora III finally blew that door down when he scored an emotional and convincing win in the  Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110 which ended early Sunday morning  at Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway. Earlier in the week, Patrick Emerling, after trying for t…

With a successful season almost in the books, the head officials of the Bellinger Electric Lightning Sportsman Series are already hard at work charting the future direction of the series for next season, which may or may not resemble what the local racing community experienced this season. Series officials are contemplating whether to run in 2018 as a traveling points s…

Lancaster: Drags: Buffalo Street Outlaws, Friday, 6 p.m.; Stock Cars: 28th Annual ROC Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Holland: Off-Week Ransomville: Kid's Rides, Friday, 7:15 p.m.; Monday Madness, Monday, 7:15 p.m. Freedom: ULMS Super Late Models, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Genesee: Super "6" Program, Saturday, 6 p.m. Wyoming County: Off …

Driver: Wayne Cleveland Age: 62 Hometown: Lancaster Division: Top ET/Lancaster Dragway Lowdown: Cleveland is a four-time Lancaster Speedway and Dragway season points champion who got his career started in the non-electronic Super class in 1980. Cleveland stayed in non-electronic classes until 2002 when joined the electronics-based classes. Cleveland has drag ra…

A  little over a year ago both Vic Puglia Jr., and Mike Puglia could have never imagined experiencing a night of IHRA drag racing competition at Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway that didn't include the companionship of the late Vic Puglia Sr. Unfortunately and for a very tragic reason, they've had to carry on without Puglia Sr.'s presence. Puglia Sr., 65, died …

Lancaster: Drags: Rained Out Stock Cars: Rained Out   Holland: Hornets: Bob Bogner INEX Legends: Josh Marchese INEX Bandoleros: Ryan Bille   Ransomville: Rained Out   Freedom: Rained Out:   Genesee: Crate Late Models: Jimmy Johnson Sportsman: Kyle Inman Micro Sprints: Matt Smith Street Stocks: Jesse Qut…

Drivers: Jim Harbison, Ashley Blech Age: Harbison: 29; Blech: 28 Hometown: Ransomville Division: Harbison: DIRT.car Sportsman/Ransomville Speedway; Blech, 4-Bangers/Ransomville Lowdown: Harbison and Blech are the only brother and sister combination currently in competition at Ransomville. Blech is the lone weekly female competitor at the Niagara County dirt t…

Last week, Vince Christiano Sr., sat in his garage and race shop located at Englewood Collision, which he has owned for 55 years. He was asked to recall the numerous highlights of his many decades of involvement in local motorsports. It took him a little time because when you've been involved in the sport since the 1950s as he has, there is a lot of valuable memories to re…

Lancaster: Drags: Alcohol Funny Cars, Friday 7 p.m.; Stock Cars: Ken Heckler Street Stock Memorial 51, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Holland: NYPA Midget Jerry Gradl 50, Saturday, 6 p.m. Ransomville: Autograph Night, Friday, 7:15 p.m. Freedom: ROC Sportsman Tour, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Genesee: NY6A Micro Sprints, Saturday, 6 p.m. Wyoming County: First Responders Night, Sa…

WATKINS GLEN - Veteran Western New York asphalt Modified fans can recall a time when Dave Nichols Sr. raced his No. 34 machine around the paved ovals of this area. Nichols retired as a driver a few seasons ago but the Nichols family name is still very much involved in the sport, which now includes the exploits of his son Dave Nichols Jr., on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup S…

Lancaster: Drags: Rained Out Stocks: Off Week   Holland: Rained Out Ransomville: Rained Out Freedom: Rained Out   Genesee: Crate Late Models: Jeremy Wonderling Sportsman: Andrew Smith 360 Late Models: Dave DuBois Street Stocks: Byron Dewitt Mini Stocks: Brad Shepard Bandits: Adam Jackson   Wyoming County: SS…

WATKINS GLEN  - When the retiring Dale Earnhardt Jr., makes his final run in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series I Love New York 355 at The Glen Sunday afternoon, T.J. Majors will be in the very popular driver's ears as he negotiates the twist and turns of this fabled road course. Majors, an East Bethany native, is the spotter for the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 Axalta …