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Elma's Joe Skotnicki has been busy molding and reshaping the Race of Champions since purchasing the sanctioning group in 2016. Success has been mixed with a few bumps along the way, and Skotnicki is poised to open another event  Saturday when the ROC Asphalt Modified Series visits Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway for the "Fans In The Stands 75." The ROC orga…

Driver: Chad Brachmann Age: 42. Hometown: Sanborn. Division: 358 Modifieds/Ransomville/Merrittville Speedways. Lowdown: Brachmann is again racing in the 358 Modified class this season. At Ransomville, he will drive his Brachmann Racing family owned machine and at Merrittville he will steer the Chris Bellamy owned entry. When not competing in the 358 Modifie…

Lancaster Speedway: IHRA Drag Racing Test & Tune, Friday, 6 p.m.; Stock Cars, ROC Asphalt Modified Series 75, Saturday, 2 p.m. Holland Speedway: McKinley Mall Stock Car Show, Friday thru May 5. Ransomville Speedway:  Test, Tune & Time Night, Friday, 7:15 p.m. Merrittville Speedway: 66th Season Points Opener, Saturday, 7 p.m. Humberstone Speedway: Dawn…

Lap after lap, Nik Welshans tried in vain to use the outside groove to unseat Tommy Wentland from the lead of the 25-lap Street Stock season opener Saturday afternoon at Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway. Finally, on the last lap, Welshans utilized the lapped car of Frank Prell as a pick to get around Wentland and execute the winning pass just two turns from the …

WNY WEEKEND VICTORY LANE LANCASTER SPEEDWAY: Sportsman: John Barber Street Stocks: Nik Welshans NYPA TQ Midgets: Andy Nye 4-Cylinders: Jason Anasiewicz MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY: 358 Modifieds: Tim Jones Patriot Sprints: Jason Barney Sportsman: Paul Gaboury Mod Lites: Josh Sliter  

It is no secret to those in the local auto racing industry that striking a healthy balance between a race driving career, family and maintaining a successful day job usually outside of a competitor's racing endeavors can be difficult at best. For an example of a local driving talent who has excelled at achieving that balance successfully one only need to look at the life …

Lancaster Speedway: Queen City Clash 59th Stock Car Season Opener, Saturday, 2 p.m. Merrittville Speedway: 358 Modified/Patriot Sprint Spring Sizzler Doubleheader, Saturday, 7 p.m. Genesee Speedway: Practice, Saturday, 2 p.m.; Enduro, Saturday 6 p.m. Stateline Speedway: Car Show and Practice, Sunday, 2 p.m.

Driver: Bobby Woch Age: 31 Hometown: Alden Division: 4-Cylinders/Lancaster Speedway Lowdown: Woch is a racing veteran who excels in the 4-Cylinder competition at Lancaster. The 4-Cylinder class utilizes the smaller one-fifth mile infield oval track at Lancaster. Woch, who has been driving in the 4-Cylinders since 2012 says that he loves the class because "it i…

It didn't take long for Stewart Friesen to see his hopes for a victory at Daytona International Speedway to come to an end on Friday night. Friesen, a former regular at Ransomville Speedway, was involved in a 17-truck accident at the end of the first lap. He could not continue. Friesen was running in the first event of the season in the Camping World Truck Series. …

Mike Logsdon stood on the stage in front of the gathering at the 69th Annual Friends of Auto Racing (FOAR Score) Awards and Holiday Party Saturday evening reading from a list prepared by his wife of the people that he wished to thank as he delivered his acceptance speech while being inducted into the club's Hall of Fame. Tears, laughter  and deep appreciation were exc…

Following a few months of speculation, Freedom Motorsports Park promoter Bob Reis has announced that he is changing up the lead division of his Friday night weekly stock car program at the Delevan-based dirt oval in 2017. Reis is giving the axe to the long-running RUSH Crate Late Model division and replacing it with his new Outlaw Modified class. Reis explained both hi…