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When this area's sports car racing fans converge on Watkins Glen International for this weekend's Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen event they'll have a local interest to root for in Williamsville's Paul Fix. Fix, a sports car racing veteran who drives the Ave Motorsports Inc. No. 44 Ave-Riley AR2 LMP3, will compete in the  IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda divi…

Two names occupy the win column for every race of this season's IMSA WeatherTech SportCar Championship  Prototype class. Those names are the co-driving brothers, Jordan and Ricky Taylor. The Taylor's co-drive the new Konica Minolta No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R in IMSA competition for the team owned by their father, Wayne Taylor. As the WeatherTech series makes its annu…

Driver: Jim Loffredo. Age: 53. Hometown: Orchard Park. Division: NASCAR Chargers/Holland Speedway. Lowdown: As a driver Loffredo is a  three-time Holland NASCAR Charger champion. His entire 25-year career has been spent at Holland with an occasional visit to Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway and Lake Erie Speedway. He also is a past crew chief at Holla…

Lancaster: Stock Cars: ROC Modified Ol' Boy Cup 60, Thursday, 7 p.m.; Drag Racing: Street Outlaws, Friday, 5 p.m. Holland: Off Week. Ransomville: Stock Cars/Fireworks, Friday 7:15 p.m. Freedom: Outlaw Modified Fulton Qualifier 40, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Little Valley: BRP Modified/Super Late Model Doubleheader, Monday, 7 p.m. Genesee: Off Week. Wyoming County:…

  Holland NASCAR Pro Modifieds: Patrick Emerling NASCAR Chargers: Nik Welshans NYPA TQ Midgets: Dave Wollaber Hornets: Josh Schosek INEX Legends: Anthony Riforgiato Figure-8: Marty Hughes   Lancaster Drags: Off. Stocks: Off.   Ransomville: Rained Out   Freedom: Off   Genesee Crate Late Models:…

Dave Wollaber and his Christiano Racing team overcame a week of major adversity that started with a violent accident June 17 at Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway that required major rebuilding of not only their No. 1 TQ Midget but also their spirits, leaving Wollaber contemplating whether it was time to retire from behind the wheel. But with determined perseveran…

When it comes to local auto racing there is not much that Rod Biehler hasn't done. To this day, Biehler continues to inform fans of the on-track action as a race announcer whenever the green flag flies at both Little Valley and Bradford speedways. While Biehler, of Eldred, Pa., has undertaken many responsibilities over the years, he is best known as an announcer at tr…

Driver: Jaren Israel Age: 32 Hometown: Ransomville Divisions: Street Stocks/Ransomville Speedway Lowdown: Jaren is the son of veteran Street Stock driver Roger Israel. The younger Israel has won many feature races and special events in his career. He was victorious for the 48th time at Ransomville when he claimed a Street Stock feature race there last Friday. …

Lancaster: Niagara Swap Meet & Car Show, Friday thru Sunday. Holland: Kwik Fill Night at the Races, Saturday, 6 p.m. Ransomville: Bicycle Races, Friday, 7:15 p.m.; Stock Car Rain Make-Up Race, Monday, 7:15 p.m. Freedom: Off Week. Genesee: Super 6 Stock Cars, Saturday, 6 p.m. Wyoming County: SST Stock Cars, Saturday, 7 p.m. Empire Dragway: Can-Am Supe…

Pete Stefanski's name has often appeared over the years in the victorious limelight at Ransomville Speedway. This past Friday, the family name again leaped to the forefront at the Niagara County dirt oval but this time it was Stefanski's young nephew Jake Stefanski who reminded everyone of this family's winning ways. In the second of two Street Stock features run Frida…

LANCASTER Drags: Top 8: Zell Gaymon Top ET: Rick Szewczyk Mod ET: Jim Kalinowski Bikes/Sleds: Lucas Salemi Street: D.J. Raiser Ladies Pro: Sharon Hughes Ladies Amateur: Rachel Lama Stock Cars: Sportsman: Chuck Hossfeld Street Stocks: Rich Sharpe 4-Cylinders: Jason Anasiewicz NYPA Midgets: Andy Nye   HOLLAND Off-Week …

Driver: John Lacki Age: 53 Hometown: Sinclairville Division: Super Late Models/Stateline Speedway Lowdown: Lacki is both a veteran driver and car owner who currently co-owns with his brother Charlie Lacki, a trio of Super Late Models driven by Dutch Davies, John Lobb and John Lacki. John has raced since 1981, first appearing in the Spectator class at Statel…

Paul Cochi and his wife of 21 years, Lori, have found a way to enjoy Friday nights during the summer. Paul drag races at Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway while his better half enjoys staying home and having the house to herself. Paul has been competing at Lancaster for decades and has no plans of hanging up his helmet anytime soon. "I think Lori enjoys the drag r…

Lancaster: IHRA Drag Racing Ladies Night, Friday, 5 p.m.; Joe Reilly Summer Slam Sportsman 75, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Holland: Crash-A-Rama, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Ransomville: DIRT.car Racing, Friday, 7:15 p.m. Freedom: Bixby Hill Street Stock Shootout, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Genesee: NY6A Micro Sprints, Saturday, 6 p.m. Merrittville: Twin 358 Modified/Sportsman Races…

When it came to Late Model style racing Friday at Little Valley Speedway, simply put, there was Max Blair and then everyone else. Blair, one of the most dominant drivers in recent local auto racing history, cruised to victories in both the Super Late Model and Crate Late Model features at the speedway on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds. Blair, of Centerville, Pa.,…