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When the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series arrives at Watkins Glen International for this Sunday's I Love New York 355 at The Glen, once again many drivers will be looking to lock down one of the few remaining spots in the season-ending NASCAR playoffs formerly known as "The Chase for The Cup." This past January NASCAR introduced changes to its season point championship …

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The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series hits Watkins Glen Sunday and Hamburg native and Watkins Glen International president Michael Printup is gearing up for the I Love New York 355. "Mother Nature has cooperated with her blue skies and we're getting the grass cut and everything shined up," Printup said Monday. "I think we're pretty much ready to go. It comes so fast. It'…

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When the Verizon IndyCar Series arrives at Watkins Glen International the IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen on Labor Day weekend, James Hinchcliffe is hoping that the series fans from Western New York will cheer him on, based on his large IndyCar popularity and despite the fact that he has a rival hockey allegiance. Hinchcliffe, 30, a Toronto native, is a Maple Leafs fan, …

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Lancaster Drags: Top Eliminator: Mike Swinarski Top ET: Alex Noltee Mod ET: Reid Ricketson Street: John Wachowicz Bikes/Sleds: Vic Puglia Supercharged: Frank Malvaso   Stock Cars Sportsman: Patrick Emerling Late Models: Tommy Catalano Street Stocks: Rich Sharpe 4-Cylinders: Bobby Woch   Holland Enduro: Greg Krause …

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Over his long stock car driving career, Williamsville's John Julicher Sr., received purse money, trophies, races victories and championship honors. Yet the best reward of all, after all these years, was realized on July 15 when the veteran driver came out of retirement to compete for one final time, earning the applause and heartfelt appreciation of the racing community fo…

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Lancaster: Drag Racing, Supercharged Bounty Hunters, Friday, 5 p.m.; Stock Cars, FOAR Score Fan Club Night, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Holland: Summer Sizzler Enduro 100, Saturday, 3 p.m. Ransomville: John Susice Street Stock Memorial, Friday, 7:15 p.m. Freedom: Outlaw Modifieds, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Genesee: Super 6 Program:, Saturday, 6 p.m. Wyoming County: Off Week…

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Driver: Cameron Tuttle Age: 16 Hometown: Wilson Division: Novice Sportsman/Ransomville Speedway Lowdown: Despite his young age, Tuttle, a junior at Wilson High School, is a seasoned racing veteran who began his career racing dirt flat track motorcycles in Medina at age 4. He soon graduated to the Go-Karts at age 9 in the Novice class at Ransomville, where he wo…

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Lancaster Drags: Top 8: Wayne Cleveland Top ET: Wayne Cleveland TNT: Pete Maduri Jr. Mod ET: Ryan Ricketson Bikes/Sleds: Angelo Salemi Street ET: Tim Markle Stock Cars: Off Week   Holland ROC Modifieds: Matt Hirschman NASCAR Chargers: Nik Welshans Hornets: Bob Palmer NYPA Midgets: Andy Nye   Ransomville 358 Modif…

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Even as Holland Speedway was in the midst of running its biggest annual stock car event of the season on Saturday, the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Thunder in Hills 100, longtime track owner and president Ron Bennett announced that the 58- year old racing facility has been put up for sale, effective immediately. The sale, which encompasses 135 acres, also i…

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Donny Schatz will arrive at Ransomville Speedway this Sunday still savoring his victory achieved July 15 in the prestigious King’s Royal World of Outlaws Sprint Car event at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio. The popular nationally ranked traveling World of Outlaws series will return to Ransomville for only the fourth time in speedway history and the first time since 1997.…

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Driver: Mark Chiddy Age: 35 Hometown: Boston Division: Dirt Sportsman/Travels around area. Lowdown: Chiddy is the son of former Modified driver Al Chiddy. He is a low-buck racer who enjoys traveling to various tracks in and out of the region. Mark and Al are former crew members of retired driver Ron Smoker. Chiddy is an alumni of the Go-Kart ranks. He began his…

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Lancaster: IHRA Drag Racing, Friday, 5 p.m.; Stock Cars, Off Week. Holland: ROC Thunder in the Hills 100, Saturday, 5 p.m. Ransomville: 60th Anniversary Celebration, Friday, 7:15 p.m.; World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Sunday, 7:15 p.m. Freedom: Autograph Night, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Genesee: GRIT Sportsman Series, Thursday, 7 p.m. Wyoming County: Racers Reunion, Sa…

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A year ago Max Blair needed a bit of luck to defeat Dave Hess Jr. in the United Late Model Series event at Freedom Motorsports Park. On Friday, Blair needed no such shift of fortunes as he dominated the evening to score the triumph in the ULMS Ron Baker Memorial 30. In the process that night, Blair scored a hat trick of sorts by first breaking his own track record in qu…

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LANCASTER Drags: Rained Out July 14. Mod ET, (July 7): Jeff Kerl Stock Cars Sportsman: George Skora III ROC Late Models: Dave Russell Street Stocks: Rich Sharpe 4-Cylinders: Dave Brunka Vintage Modifieds: Mark Tychoniewicz   HOLLAND: Rained Out   RANSOMVILLE 358 Modifieds: Allan Wills Sportsman: Brett Senek Novice Spor…

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Kevin Harvick was scheduled to perform a burnout in his No. 4 Busch Ford car outside the Seneca Casino Thursday afternoon, but historic rainfall in Buffalo nixed those plans. By noon, 2.28 inches of rain had fallen, breaking the city's daily precipitation record set in 1956. Harvick, currently ranked fourth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings, was scheduled to …