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Lancaster: Drag Racing: Supercharged Bounty Hunters, Friday, 6 p.m.; Stock Cars: Off. Hillside: Autograph Night, Saturday, 4 p.m. Ransomville: 358 Modified/Sportsman Points Finale, Friday, 7:15 p.m. Freedom: Season Championship Night, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Genesee: Championship Night, Saturday, 6 p.m. Wyoming County: SST Modified Labor Day 100, Saturday, 7 p.m. …

Lancaster: Drag Racing: Big Rig Night, Friday, 6 p.m. Stock Cars: Big Rig Night, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Hillside: Sportsman 50, Saturday, 4 p.m. Ransomville: Kid's Rides, Friday, 7:15 p.m. Freedom: Outlaw Modifieds, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Genesee: Terry Pangrazio Memorial, Saturday, 6 p.m. Wyoming County: Sponsor Appreciation Night, Saturday, 7 p.m. Stateline: Of…

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The Szewczyk family has been a fixture in the drag racing program at Lancaster Speedway the past several years. Through their "Headknocker"-named race cars, fans have come to enjoy the racing efforts of this close-knit and popular team. Brothers Dan, Rick and Ron Szewczyk have scored wins and thrilled the fans at the Gunnville Road track. Like anyone involved in the …

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Driver: Mike Leaty. Age: 37. Hometown: Williamson. Division: Asphalt Modifieds/ROC Series. Lowdown: Leaty is the son of retired Modified standout Jan Leaty and the grandson of the late Jan "Pops" Leaty. The "Pops" Leaty Memorial 75 for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series will be run Aug. 31 at the Spencer Speedway near Rochester. Along with his partic…

When the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series competitors crossed the finish line and accepted the checkered flag Saturday evening at Lancaster Speedway, Debby Jankowiak, filled with overwhelming emotion, was racing down the grandstand steps trying to quickly reach her son Andy Jankowiak who was awaiting her in Victory Lane. Andy had just won the Tommy Druar/Tony J…

Driver: Dave Bailey Age: 42 Hometown: Hagersville, Ont. Division: Hoosier Stocks/Merrittville Lowdown: Bailey is one of those rare dual surface racers who has found success in recent years in both dirt and asphalt stock car competition. Bailey began his driving career in go-karts at the Hamilton Kart Club in 1993. Bailey then built a Mini Stock for the opening …

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When Lancaster Speedway Street Stock driver Andy Cryan was an young 8 year old lad, he wondered into an autograph session at the Gunnville Rd. race track looking for autographs to be placed on his Mark Martin racing hat. Of the many driver autographs he obtained that night, one was from John Julicher Sr. Little did Cryan realize that all these years later, he would be e…

Lancaster: Drags: TNT Super Series, Friday, 6 p.m.; Stock Cars: ROC Modified Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Hillside: Family Friday, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Ransomville: Sid Jeffery Memorial 40, Friday, 7:15 p.m. Freedom: Off Week. Genesee: $2,000-to-win Modified Gladiator, Thursday, 7 p.m. Wyoming County: Off Week. Stateline: Week…

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Driver: Mark Hoch. Age: 51. Hometown: West Seneca. Division: Street Stocks/Lancaster. Lowdown: Hoch spends his week on two very different types of tracks as he is a railroad conductor with CSX. Hoch is hoping to defend his 2017 victory in the Ken Heckler Street Stock Memorial 51 Saturday at Lancaster in honor of the late Heckler, who was a close friend of Hoch'…

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Billy Van Pelt is trying to put the wrapping paper and bow on his own belated birthday present when the Outlaw Modified point season concludes on Aug. 31 at Freedom Motorsports Park. With just two point races left in the Outlaw Modified season at Freedom, Aug. 24 and the double point finale, Aug. 31, Van Pelt is on the verge of claiming the division's season championshi…

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Lancaster: Drags: Alcohol Funny Cars, Friday, 6 p.m.; Stock Cars: Ken Heckler Street Stock 51, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Hillside: Jerry Gradl TQ Midget Memorial 50, Saturday, 4 p.m. Ransomville: Autograph Night, Friday, 7:15 p.m. Freedom: ULMS Super Late Models, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Genesee: ULMS Super Late Models, Saturday, 6 p.m. Wyoming County: Craft Beer Night, …

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WATKINS GLEN – Steve Tasker's familiar with getting up on Sunday mornings and preparing for another day of intense competition. He did it at an All-Pro level for years on special teams during his career with the Buffalo Bills. On this Sunday morning, however, he experienced what it's like on race day instead of game day. Tasker served as the honorary pace car driver …

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WATKINS GLEN - There are a few different paths that pit crew members have taken over the years to reach the top levels of NASCAR competition. In recent years, several have taken advantage of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity Crew Member Development Program to turn their racing dreams into reality. One such individual is Buffalo native Jorden Paige. Paige, 26, was at Watkins …

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This season the racing on the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series has been dominated by the trio who have become known in recent months as the "Big Three." This threesome – Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. – have combined to emerge victorious in 16 of the 21 Cup Series races held this season. Busch and Harvick have each posted an amazing six Cup Series wins t…

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Driver: Tim Schram Age: 49 Hometown: Scio Division: Sportsman/Freedom Lowdown: Schram is an experienced dirt track racer who has concentrated most of his career at Freedom Motorsports Park along with McKean County Raceway and Bradford Speedway. He first started in the Super Stock class in 1995. Years later, the same class would become known as the 360 Late Mode…