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Bob and Suzanne Palmer stood in Victory Lane at Holland Motorsports Complex Saturday night each wearing both smiles of deep pleasure as well as tear filled eyes of bittersweet emotion as they celebrated Bob's first career Hornet division feature race checkered flag that occurred during the track's 58th season opener. While all career first checkered flags for any driver…

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Lancaster:   Drag Racing: Buffalo Street Outlaws, Friday, 6 p.m.; Stock Cars: Ladies Night, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Holland: 58th Season Opener, Saturday, 6 p.m. Ransomville: DIRT.car Stock Cars plus Mechanics Street Stock Race, Friday, 7:15 p.m. Freedom: Season Opener, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Spring Enduro 100, Sunday,  2 p.m. Genesee: Double Mini Stock Features, Satur…

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Driver: Mike Janis Hometown: Lancaster Age: 61 Division: Pro Mods/NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Lowdown: Mike Janis is a veteran drag racer of over 40 years who cut his teeth in old Super Modified drag racing class at Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway in 1978. Following his local drag racing days, Janis graduated to the regional and national stages of t…

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If one wants to know what motivated the late Donald "Butch" Palmer in his active yet very short life, all they have to do is ask Palmer's son Bob Palmer. Bob is opening his racing season at Holland Motorsports Complex  Saturday, a season he is dedicating to the memory of his late father. For the last several years, this close father-and-son tandem shared their love and …

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Lancaster Drags: Top 8: Mark Talmadge Street Outlaws: Jason Bezinque Street: Marc Schifferle Motorcycles: Mike Peters Stock Cars: Sportsman: Chuck Hossfeld Super Stocks: Jim Steffenhagen Street Stocks: Rich Sharpe 4-Cylinders: Bobby Woch Ransomville 4-Banger: Anthony Guthrie GENESEE SPEEDWAY Sportsman: Ray Smith 360 Late Models:…

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When Ryan Susice arrived at Ransomville Speedway for the track's planned 60th season opener last Friday night he had a few objectives. When  rain washed away the night's DIRT.car 358 Modified feature race, Susice had to set them aside for another week. As Ransomville's defending DIRT.car 358 Modified champion, Susice had wished to not only get his title defense started …

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Driver: Chuck Hossfeld Hometown: Lockport Age: 38 Lowdown: Hossfeld began driving asphalt Modifieds at age 18 for the late Bill Colton Sr., and has been a winning championship driver ever since. Once regarded as one of the young guns, Hossfeld is now a seasoned veteran of the sport. He enjoyed a brief career on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2000 and…

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LANCASTER: IHRA Drag Racing Season Opener, Friday, 5 p.m.; NY Super Stock Series Mike Julicher Tribute Race, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. RANSOMVILLE: 60th Season Opener, Friday, 7:15 p.m. FREEDOM: Season Opener, Friday, 7:30 p.m. GENESEE: Season Opener, Saturday, 6 p.m. MERRITTVILLE: 4-Cylinder Triple Crown Race, Saturday, 7 p.m. HUMBERSTONE: Practice, Sunday, 6:30 …

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anyone wanted to see Patrick Emerling race on an oval in this area, they eight had to go to Lancaster Speedway, Holland Motorsports Complex or Wyoming County International Speedway, all local asphalt tracks. Now, Emerling is hitting the dirt. After excelling the last few seasons in both the Modifieds as well as the Sportsman-type cars, last fall Emerling decided he would …

  This past Saturday among the raindrops that have saturated the grounds of Holland Motorsports Complex, longtime track president Ron Bennett Sr. was doing what he has done at the asphalt oval for the last 58 springtimes. He was very busy preparing for another racing season. Bennett was one of the founders of Holland when the track was built and opened in 1960. …

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What a drag. Past rain combined with a cold and wet forecast have led Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway to postpone this weekend's motorsports events. The track explained in a news release that the facility is waterlogged, with the parking lot and pit areas particularly hard hit. Activity at the track will resume May 10 with Cruise Night. Gates open at 6 p…

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For someone who did not grow up in a racing family, Jennifer Martin has certainly gained one over the years. As the month of May dawns, Martin is in the midst of working through her maiden season as the newly appointed general manager of Ransomville Speedway. Ransomville, the long-running dirt track located in the Niagara County town that bears its name, begins its 60th…

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Driver: Joe Mancuso Hometown: Buffalo Age: 36 Division/Track: Super Stocks/ROC Super Stock Series. Lowdown: Mancuso founded the "Big 10" Super Stock Series in 2013 which was transformed into the Race of Champions Super Stock Series in 2016. Mancuso is the defending ROC Super Stock Series champion and began his title defense with a strong second place finish in …

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Lancaster Speedway: IHRA Drag Racing Season Opener, Friday, 5 p.m.; Stock Car Late Model Mania, Saturday, 2 p.m. Ransomville Speedway: 60th Season Opener, Friday, 7:15 p.m. Freedom Motorsports Park: Stock Car Practice/Spring Enduro, Sunday, Noon. Genesee Speedway: Season Opener, Saturday, 6 p.m. Merrittville Speedway: Hoosier Stock Duel on Dirt, Saturday, 7 p.m…

Back in the late 1980's the name Jankowiak appeared in Victory Lane following many Modified races at Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway. Those wins were authored by the late Tony Jankowiak. A Jankowiak once  again graced that same Victory Lane on Saturday when  Tony's son, Andy Jankowiak earned the checkered flag. Andy, 29, claimed his first career victory in the a…