In what has been a bitterly cold off-season from racing, the racing community surrounding the pavement racing scene in the Twin Tiers has been swirling. Opinions regarding schedules and a nearby track discussing re-opening seems to have been the biggest buzz.
Fans attending NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week could potentially be setting up for the Matt Sheppard Show this weekend. Sheppard has a fire lit under him this season at Super DIRT Week, as he continues his comeback charge for the Super DIRTcar Series point lead.
Race fans at Super DIRT Week have been treated to one of the best racing surfaces in the history of the storied event. The week-long event is in it’s second year at Oswego Speedway and track crews have been working hard to turn things around on the surface that destroyed many race cars in 2016.
Last weekend, Woodhull Raceway Modified competitors competed in the 13th Annual Lyle Sherwood Memorial on “New York’s Toughest Bullring.” It had been just over 12 years since one of Woodhull’s historic Modified legends lost his life on the third-mile.
The Ontario County Fair Board and Paul Cole have signed a deal for 2018 and 2019 for the operation of the speedway in Canandaigua, N.Y. Formerly known as Canandaigua Speedway, the track will be managed and operated as Land of Legends Raceway, building off of the longtime nickname of the famed 1/2-mile dirt track.
(HOLDEN BEACH, N.C.) — Two series events at Woodhull Raceway in Short Track Super Series history. Two races stolen away by STSS outsiders- but that all ends tonight in my completely biased opinion. Though I cannot be there to witness what is expected to be the best race yet in the STSS third stop to the third-mile Steuben County oval, …
This space is often a place for my own soapbox of dirt topics, but in talking with a local dirt racer this past week, I found a serious message that needs to spread sooner rather than later.
In an earlier article this week on Race Chaser Online, Watkins Glen Int’l track president Michael Printup talked about the rise of road course racing with the NASCAR fans and the success of WGI because of that grown popularity.
It looked as though Kyle Busch and the No. 18 NOS Energy Toyota Camry were going to easily cruise away to victory in the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International on Saturday afternoon.
A question that was asked of Watkins Glen Int’l president Michael Printup earlier this week on Race Chaser Online led to discussion on the feasibility and potential to for NASCAR to race “The Boot” portion of the historic track.
Denny Hamlin is racing at Watkins Glen Int’l this weekend with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but his thoughts are no doubt with his family at home all the while.
Michael Printup has served International Speedway Corporation for just over 17 years: at Michigan Int’l Speedway twice, as a lobbyist in Staten Island and more recently at Watkins Glen Int’l as track president.