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Weedsport Kartway under construction with opening planned for mid-October

Weedsport Speedway announced a new clay karting oval is near completion on its grounds which will be known as Weedsport Kartway. The idea of a karting facility at Weedsport has been more than a year in the making, with a groundbreaking just before spring. As of mid-June, some 45 loads of clay have been dropped on the Kartway’s surface with... more

Watkins Glen International racetrack building new terrace

Coming in August, Watkins Glen will be adding a new location to take in the action. Starting with this year’s Go Bowling at the Glen from Aug. 2 to Aug. 5, Watkins Glen International will reveal the Turn 10 Terrance to provide an elevated, partially covered view of the racetrack with multiple seating areas and a view of the jumbotron.... more

Tony Stewart to race in Dundee & Weedsport this weekend

Former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is coming to the Finger Lakes region this weekend. He will compete at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee on Friday night and then will return to Weedsport Speedway on Sunday for the first time since 2010 to compete with his own Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car Series. ICYMI: .@TonyStewart will join the... more

Sheppard charges to Canandaigua win

Sherwin Williams Paints of Canandaigua presented the Saturday Spectacular Land Of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua and Matt Sheppard was picture-perfect as he charged into victory lane for the 68th Pepsi Big-Block Modified win of his career in Ontario County. “The car definitely got better as the race went on,” said Sheppard, 35, following his third $2,000 triumph of the season... more

‘Dutch’ Hoag inducted into Land of Legends Hall of Fame

Land of Legends Raceway initiated its new “Wall of Fame” and inducted the late Donald “Dutch” Hoag on Saturday night. Present were his son Dean and grandson Alex Hoag to accept the award in a ceremony that took place before racing activity at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua. Highlighting the holiday race card was the SuperGen Products with Champion... more

MOTORSPORTS: Troyer set a car-building standard that continues today

Several area tracks offered condolences and hosted ceremonies last week in honor of Maynard Troyer. Troyer passed away last week. He was 79. The all-time Modified win leader at Spencer Speedway, Troyer first raced in Williamson in the 1960s when he drove a Street Stock. He broke through for his first Spencer victory in 1965, then raked in 11 checkered... more

Sheppard makes it two for two at Outlaw to start the season

Outlaw Speedway was able to survive the storm front that moved through the area Friday afternoon and evening, and though the start of racing was signifcantly delayed, the track crew worked hard to get the surface in racing shape and fans were treated to a tacky, fast track on Little League Night. Steve Paine held the lead through restarts and... more

Outlaw Speedway 3rd Annual Spring Nationals (results)

With sunny skies overhead and over 170 cars in the pit area, spring finally came at Outlaw Speedway as the Nut Up and Out Ball Em 3rd Annual Spring Nationals took place. Jason Barney captured the win in the caution-free Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint feature event. The race took just a little over 9 minutes to complete on a... more

Mother of Kevin Ward Jr.: ‘I have no other choice’ but to settle with Tony Stewart

The family of Kevin Ward Jr. agreed in court today to settle a wrongful death lawsuit, but Ward Jr.’s mother told the judge she felt like she had “no other choice.” Ward Jr. was 20 years old when he was killed in a sprint car race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Aug. 9, 2014. He walked out on a live... more

THE 31ST LAP: Dave DuBois & Badge of Honor Association (podcast)

Getting ready for the upcoming season kickoffs, Dave DuBois has partnered with Badge of Honor and the Horseheads Army Recruitment station for 2018. DuBois came on episode #239 of The 31st Lap Podcast on FingerLakes1.com on Thursday night to talk about the family-owned ride, and the goals of the season both on and off the track. . more

How SU turns the Carrier Dome into a monster truck arena

Seven years ago, Pete Sala, Syracuse University’s chief facilities officer, had an idea to increase the use of the Carrier Dome and house events outside of SU Athletics. At the time, Monster Jam, a traveling monster truck exhibition, hosted an annual outdoor event at the nearby New York State Fairgrounds. Sala combined his enjoyment for the event with his desire... more

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, family of Kevin Ward Jr. reach settlement in lawsuit

Former NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart and the family of a 20-year-old amateur racer who he hit and killed at a race in Upstate New York have reached a settlement, according to court documents. Stewart, a retired 3-time stock car champion, struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. in 2014 at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Ward's family sued Stewart and the lawsuit... more

Racers relish ‘adrenaline rush’ of snowmobile races in Fair Haven

Bryan Whipple felt a surge of energy while blazing through the first 10 feet of a snowmobile race, with 190 horsepower below him. Though Whipple ultimately lost that race at the Little Sodus Ice Drags event in Fair Haven Saturday morning, he loved every deafening moment of it. He has had the 1998 Ski-Doo Mach Z machine he brought with... more

THE 31ST LAP: Tyler Siri talks 2018 at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee (podcast)

Chris Marquart catches up with Tyler Siri, owner of Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, following the Outlaw Speedway year-end banquet. They talk about the banquet and take a look ahead and the fast approaching 2018 season. Find out what changes are in store for race fans in Dundee this summer in episode #236 of The 31st Lap podcast which streamed live... more

NY won’t spend $460,000 on NASCAR race in Watkins Glen, multi-year deal struck with ‘Go Bowling’

New York State won’t spend another $460,000 on race sponsorship at Watkins Glen International in 2018, according to NASCAR officials. In 2017, I LOVE NY sponsored the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International. This year that agreement has been agreed to with Go Bowling. The investment last year, came in exchange for multiple promotional opportunities. There... more
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