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 trac…
Driver: Jaren Israel
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. T…
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 Super…
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 Friday…
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
Sportsman: Chuck Hossfeld
Street Stocks: Rich Sharpe
4-Cylinders: Jason Anasiewicz
NYPA Midgets: Andy Nye
Driver: John Lacki
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., st…
Top 8: Mike Swinarski
Top ET: Mike Swinarski
Mod ET: Clay Ricketson
Bikes/Sleds: Mike Peters
Street: Meg Grzekiewicz
Supercharged: Mike Zamuda
Mopar: Reid Ricketson
Stock Cars: Off Week
Holland: Off Week
358 Modifieds: Ryan Susice, Erick Rudolph
Sportsman: Dave DiPietro
Driver: Cody McPherson
Hometown: St. Catharines, Ont.
Divisions: DIRT.car Sportsman/Various local speedways.
Lowdown: McPherson is a talented young driver who won the DIRT.car Sportsman feature race at Freedom Motorsports Park last Friday. The Canadian began his career at age 5 in Go-Karts at Merrittville Speedway with occasional trips to Ransomvill…
Over the years, the late Pete Loretto Jr. captured many personal racing memories for those in the local racing community by making and presenting to them homemade collages. Loretto spent hours gathering articles and pictures from various racing publications of individual racing personalities and then affixing those items to poster boards.
It was a real feather in one's…
Lancaster: IHRA Drag Racing/Supercharged Bounty Hunters, Friday, 6:30 p.m. Mopar Day, Saturday ,1 p.m.
Ransomville: Ladies Night, Friday, 7:15 p.m.
Freedom: NY6A Micro Sprints, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Little Valley: Spring Super Late Model Special, Friday, 7 p.m.
Genesee: Dirt Track Racing, Saturday, 6 p.m.
Merrittville: 4-Cylinder Triple Cro…
The Stout Racing team took some advice from an old friend, Freedom Motorsports Park promoter Bob Reis and all worked out in their moment of need as the team with driver Trent Stephens raced to Victory Lane before a nearly packed house in the International Supermodified Association 50, Saturday at Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway.
Also joining Stephens at Lancaste…
Top 8: Mike Nowak
Top ET: Jason Sobczynski
Mod ET: Ray Thurston IV
Bike/Sleds: Mike Peters
Street: Cody Winkowski
Outlaw Street: Doug Vanstrom
Limited Street: Jason Bezinque
ISMA Supermodifieds: Trent Stephens
Can-Am Midgets: Mack DeMan
Street Stocks: Rich Sharpe
4-Cylinders: Dave Milbrand Jr.