Archive for the ‘SDW Saturday’ Category

Racing Road Trips, You Got To Love Them – Brewerton and I-88 – DTD Exclusive

By LEON ANDRUS Brewerton and I-88 Speedway will be the focus of this edition for my faithful readers on this wonderful site. Then a quick glimpse of where I will be going next and finally a little on my feelings of the last race at the Fairgrounds. Last Thursday night I hitched a ride with good friend Ron Ford and set sale for one of the satellite shows during Super Dirt week the “Hurricane 100”at the Brew House and it is the best of the group in my opinion. We arrived just before the time for the gates to open…More

“Working Man Winner” Danny Creeden Tops I-88 Speedway Short Track SuperNationals 8, Pockets $6,190 Cash

AFTON, NY – The epitome of a “low-budget” racer, Danny Creeden appropriately won the “Working Man’s Race” of 2015. Creeden, of Wurtsboro, N.Y., authored a stirring drive to victory in Saturday night’s Halmar International Short Track SuperNationals 8 presented by Olum’s at I-88 Speedway, becoming the eighth different victor in as many editions of the event. He earned $5,000 from the posted purse, $50 from Lias Tire/American Racer as a heat winner, $940 in lap money (including $800 from Dale and Sue Smith and R&B Construction as the Halfway Leader) and $200 from Craig Decker Forest Products for crew chief…More

Quick Notes from Rolling Wheels Raceway – DTD Exclusive

By MIKE MALLETT Steve Paine earned one more opportunity on Saturday night to start at the New York State Fairgrounds. Paine earned the 44th starting spot by winning the Win and You’re in Event at the Rolling Wheels Raceway. Paine hasn’t started at the Mile for several years but on Sunday afternoon like everyone else he’ll take the green one last time. “Yeah I’m going to go,” said Paine afterwards. “I don’t know how big of an effort I can put in because we don’t have any of the fuel contraptions or stuff like that but we’ll be there and…More

Jimmy Phelps finally gets his long awaited glory at the “Moody Mile” – DTD Exclusive

By KEN BRUCE Syracuse, NY – October 10, 2015 –  Jimmy Phelps has chased glory at the NYS. Fairgrounds for quite a number or years only to have something happen late in the race not allow him to taste the fruits of victory on the historical surface.  The Baldwinsville, N.Y., native has come oh so close in years past only to have a tire go down or come up short on fuel to block his road to a victory. Not this time though.  Phelps made all the right moves in the “Salute to the Troops 150” to grab his long…More

Paine Tames the “Fast Track”

ELBRIDGE, NY – On a Night of World Record Speed, Waterloo, NY native Steve Paine showed he had plenty by blistering the “Fast track” on route to the 25 lap victory in the Modified Win-and-You’re-In feature. “The car was good, the track was great.” exclaimed Paine. “The track was smooth as glass and we could run all over it.” Sixteen drivers would take the green in search for the coveted 45th and final starting spot in the Syracuse 200. Outside polesitter and 2014 winner Ryan Suscie would jump out to the lead over polesitter Shane Pierce and Paine. Paine wasted…More

Donny Schatz Scores Number 31 with Victory at Rolling Wheels

ELBRIDGE, N.Y. – Oct. 10, 2015 – Donny Schatz cruised to his 31st World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season Saturday night as he battled through cautions and past David Gravel at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. “On the start there, David set a really good pace,” Schatz said. “Once we got to traffic, my car would move around, you could change your line a little bit. And then the track definitely changed a bunch. That’s what it needed for us to win and we were just glad to get the win tonight.” The win ties Schatz with…More

Al Heinke: Finally Gets Elusive Syracuse Victory – DTD Exclusive

By BILL FOLEY Al Heinke was in a place where he had never been before. On Saturday night, on the stage bathed with grandstand lights the owner of the winning 358 modified had a huge smile on his face as he was blinded by the flashes of a swarm of photographers. The sun had set, but the throwback design of a Troyer Mud Buss #6 which Maynard had brought to the Moody Mile for the first time in the early 80’s was in victory lane. Jimmy Phelps had never won a major event at Syracuse until Saturday night and while…More

358 DIRTcar Modifieds start Saturday’s qualifying action with a big bang; Field set for Salute to the Troops 150

Syracuse, NY – The rain postponed DIRTCar 358 Twin Twenties to set the field for the Salute to the Troops 150 where captured by Watertown NY’s Billy Dunn, and Kinnelon NJ’s Brett Hearn at the New York State Fairgrounds on Saturday Morning. Originally scheduled for Friday afternoon, persistent rain forced the postponement of the program to Saturday. In the first Twin Twenty, Dunn started on the pole, by virtue of setting fast time during Thursday afternoon time trial qualifications. At the drop of the green flag he took command of the race; and with the exception of some late race…More

Modified ‘Triple 20s’ set majority of field for Syracuse 200 ‘Finale at the Fairgrounds’

By NEAL WILT Syracuse, NY – Saturday Morning the New York State Fairgrounds was awakened by the roar of the Triple 20’s for the Big Block Modifieds. Qualifying originally slated for Friday was postponed because of early morning rain, and later pop up showers that would not allow the race track to come in. Winners of the $4,000 to win twenty lap contests were Larry Wight, Baldwinsville NY, Sprakers NY’s Stewart Friesen, and Hogansburg NY’s Carey Terrance. All three drivers started on the pole position. For Wight and Friesen it was the second time they have captured a qualifying race,…More

Swanson sweet in Salt City 78 USAC Silver Crown victory

By NEAL WILT Syracuse, NY – 2015 USAC Silver Crown champion and winner of the 2014 “Salt City 78” Kody Swanson did it again, claiming the final USAC Race ever to be run at the New York State Fairgrounds in the Finale at the Fairgrounds, in Syracuse NY. Swanson, Kingsburg CA, passed Shane Cockrum, Benton IL, on the 54th lap with a daring outside turn one pass to claim $10,000 and his third USAC Silver Crown win of the year. Second went to second starting Cockrum. Third place was claimed by ninth starting Chris Windom, Canton IL. Shane Cottle, Kokomo,…More