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Tyler Trying to Top His Southern Tier Open Best Runner-Up Finish in 21st Southern Tier Open on Sat

KIRKWOOD, NY…As Five Mile Point Speedway prepares for the 21st running of the Southern Tier Open this Saturday only one Modified driver can boast an impressive three consecutive years of podium finishes in the event – Danny Tyler. Tyler will be calling Five Mile Point Speedway home on Saturday nights in 2014 and could be one to watch for in the impressive championship point fund that has been established. Could it be “Showtime” this Saturday at Five Mile Point Speedway for the 21st Modified Southern Tier Open 40? Tyler, nicknamed “Showtime” will be looking for his first victory in the…More

Brian McDonald Accepts 2013 Canadian Nationals Championship Award at Cornwall Speedway Banquet; Gears up For Exciting 2014 Season

By Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design With the 2014 season fresh on everyone’s minds, and the first green flag in the not so distant future, Brian “Slim” McDonald and his KB Motorsports team had one more opportunity to look back on their accomplishments of 2013, as they were honored for their Canadian Nationals Championship at the Cornwall Motor Speedway Awards Banquet a couple weeks ago. McDonald also took home an award and prize money for his 5th place finish in the overall point standings at Cornwall.  His consistent 2013 season leaves the team optimistic going into the new…More

Andy Bachetti Gets Rained Out at Accord Speedway Opener; Blown Motor at Lebanon Valley Takes Him Out of Contention During Their 2014 Opener

By Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design After starting the 2014 season with a win at Orange County Speedway during the Hard Clay Open the previous week, Andy Bachetti looked to carry that momentum with him as the season opened up at his two weekly tracks.  The plan was to race at Accord Speedway for their 2014 opener on Friday night, and on to Lebanon Valley Speedway on Saturday for the start of their new season. Mother Nature failed to co-operate on Friday night, and Accord Speedway track officials had no choice but to cancel the events scheduled for…More

Mohawk International Raceway Postpones Season Opening ‘Atomic Spring Clash’ Until Sunday, May 4th

AKWESASNE, NY – The after effects of a long cold winter in the North Country have forced MIR officials and promoters of the 1st Annual Atomic Spring Clash to reduce the format and postpone the events until Sunday, May 4th, 2014. An unusual amount of snow and ice remained on the track early last week, and officials determined that the track needed more time to dry out and it was necessary to postpone the event to ensure fans and competitors would have a quality event. With some race teams already having commitments to other tracks and events, the Atomic Spring…More

Work Has Not Stopped At Thunder Mountain Speedway; Improvements Continue As First On-Track Activity Approaches With Saturday, April 19 Open Practice Session; Official Season Opener Saturday, May 3

CENTER LISLE, NY – It’s been a long road – and the destination has not yet been reached – but the resurgent season for Thunder Mountain Speedway is set to kick off on Saturday (April 19) with the first on-track activity of the 2014 season. “We’ll be working on it right up to the time we open the gates for the first race of the season,” Thunder Mountain’s returning owner Karl Spoonhower, who reacquired the facility he built in the early 1990s after a seven-year absence from the sport last fall, said. “But we’ve made a lot of progress. The…More

Weather Issues Delay Penn Can Speedway Opener

Susquehanna, PA…The harsh spring weather has taken its toll on many area race tracks and Penn Can Speedway can be added to the list. Work crews have been feverishly working on the wall reconstruction project but have faced setbacks with unexpected snow and rain in the forecast. The entire facility is still saturated and without a promising forecast for the next several days, speedway officials have decided to move the schedule back one week. “We need warmer weather, sun, and days without rain to get things in shape for the 2014 season,” explains Reed Miller. “We need ample time to…More

Johnson, Wright & Yetman Lead The Way In Albany-Saratoga Practice

By TOBY LAGRANGE Malta, NY – On a bright and sunny day the Albany-Saratoga Speedway opened the gates for the first time in 2014. On tap was an open practice session for anyone who wanted to take advantage of the season opening opportunity. Over 90 drivers and cars representing nine divisions of racing took part in the afternoon test session. In addition to practice time, each race car had to go through technical inspection. The inspection process was mandatory before they could hit the track. The Sportsman division led the way with about 23 entries while the newly named Limited…More

Dylan Evoy Accepts 2013 Season Awards at MIR & BOS Banquets; Welcomes New and Returning Sponsors For 2014 Season

By Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design With the 2014 racing season approaching quickly, Dylan Evoy and the Evoy Racing team have been hard at work getting their car ready for battle.  Before getting into the new season, they had some unfinished business remaining from 2013 as both Brockville Speedway and Mohawk International Raceway hosted their annual awards banquets over the past few weekends. The Mohawk International Raceway banquet was held on Saturday, March 29th at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino in Hogansburg, New York, just a few miles east of the track.  Dylan was recognized for his outstanding 2013 season…More

Star Studded Field Coming Together for Sun’s RoC Spring Championship at FMP

  KIRKWOOD, NY…They say good things come to those that wait.  For Stewart Friesen he is hoping the long winter layoff will pay dividends as the 2013 Race of Champions Dirt Modified Tour Championship will be decided this Sunday at Five Mile Point Speedway.  Racing gets underway at 4 p.m. The RoC Dirt Modified Tour Championship 100 was postponed in the fall due to inclement weather and rescheduled to this Sunday, April 13th.  This gave the fans and the teams the opportunity to see the title decided on the race track.  This Sunday that is exactly what will happen after a long winter layoff.…More

Lias Tire Now Presenting Opening Night at Woodhull

By PAUL HARKENRIDER WOODHULL, NY – For the second consecutive year, the Woodhull Raceway has had to push their opening show a week behind schedule. The opening night will now be sponsored by Lias Tire, out of Indiana, Pennsylvania. Lias Tire was found by M.V. Lias in 1933. For many years, the Lias family has guided the business through many changes and expansions. Divisions came and went, such as towing, salvage, glass replacement, and a truck tire shop. Tires, though, have been the mainstay all along, and in the early 70s they got involved with racing tires and the racing…More