My racing career started about twenty five..twenty seven.. ugh…..A long time ago, I suppose. I was always a car guy, even as a kid. And I always loved fast, loud things. I had gone to Albany Saratoga speedway a few times, as I grew up in Clifton Park. I also spent time going to the Valley to watch drag racing, and started working on a local car occasionally. To this day, the quiet solitude of the Sunday morning summer air being broken by a half dozen or so open header big blocks cranking over at
No, I'm not talking about the Rhianna song that makes my skin crawl worse than being dipped in honey and laid on a bed of ants...I'm talking about Brad K's statement in regards to the whole 'supplement' issue within NASCAR's drug testing program...as in, 'Drive The Damn Race Car.'
I'm twisting this to fit the purpose of this entry, quite frankly, because I can.
Here's what I'm getting at...
Griping. Constant, non-stop griping. We seem to hear more of it now than ever. If I had a penny fo
For those asphalt fans that think the surface of the track wasn’t the reason Albany-Saratoga Speedway was struggling to get drivers, fans, or even interest through the gate I implore you to please take note that after opening night under the Commander-Devore management team Malta is once again THE Great Race Place!
Upon arrival at Albany-Saratoga my eyes were not deceived nor was there any gimmick bringing the fans in by the flock, as they were parked from the sign in booth to route 9. It was c
(04/14/12 About Bloggin’ Time) - Lebanon Valley put on a race-a-licious show for their opener, which lived up to expectations. Funny story right off the bat I ran into a guy who knows a bit about racing Rob Yetman. I asked him where his race rod was and he smiled and said, “ready for Malta.” Rob is racing the great race place in 2012 so heads up Pro Stock guys; you got a championship-winning driver to contend with. The funny part was the animated fellow standing next to Yetman and I talking abou
(04/13/12 About Bloggin' Time) - Glen Ridge provided some race-a-licious action Friday night all around, which included a Modified feature that made it hard for fans to keep their rear end planted to the bleachers. What the fans and myself were treated to was a sloberknocker between three championship winning racecar drivers.
First my night started off by visiting with Klinko Steve Kline and Dynamite Dave Grace whom are two 2nd year drivers in the Rookie Sportsman looking to gain seat time. Fro
Well my plan was to hit the SDS show at ‘Daigua, but working nights means your up all night and if you’re up all night it means you sleep until 3:45 and if you sleep to 3:45 it means you make it to the Track Of Champs just in time for the Modified heats and forget trying to make a 3 hour trip in 1:45 minutes. With that being said it was business as usual at Fonda Speedway for the season opening Ice Jam with 33 Modifieds on hand to take a crack at winning $4,000.
Since arriving fashionably late
First thing's first, RELAX the title is a joke meant for laughs. If you can't take a joke on week one you're going to be irate by week 6.
Forget the fact it was the highly touted Glen Ridge, forget that the big red machine known as team Gypsum was there, forget Friesen winning on the fastest ¼ mile on dirt, forget Sheppard breaking a cam in the heat, forget the sportsman beating each other up, and you can even forget Teo Pro Car swept the night in Bicknell Country. If you want to remember on
Friesen Rick’s Nats
Super Dirt Cell XL Recap
October 2011 Observe & Report Written By Rob Hazer For DTD - Anything with the letters XL in the title deserves a little extra. This time around kids of adult ages we’re going to flash back in time to revisit one of the most controversial Super DIRT Week finishes in history. The batmobile once dared the rules, extra fuel line once bent the rules, but Friesen’s fuel cell simply defied the rules – by 2.5 gallons. Let’s face facts shall we; this
BEASTLY THUNDER TREE’S: Observe And Report Volume 3
Written By Hazer For DTD (09/30/11) - As always fashionably late beats punctual on time's arse. It says “hey look at me, I'm here when I want to be, I'm my own kind of person, and why can't anyone save me some desert.” With that in mind the 3 topics that gained some attention are lapping up to 3rd, winning 2 strait Thunder Titles, and winning 2 track titles in one season. Sit back and put your big boy pants on, because it's time to exercise yo
Gotcha suckers. LOL I joke I joke, I keed, I keed!
Now that your here, listen up. I've gone to more races that I can count and have met literally hundreds of people. I went to Brewerton and had a guy yelling my name, went to Accord people were like OH yeah I read your stuff all the time.
Last week at Utica met a fella from Canandaigua who said "oh your Hazer, I read your stuff all the time!" I'm vocal, outspoken, sometimes brash, and most of the time making a joke to lighten the mood at
OBSERVE AND REPORT: RJ's 800TH ROOKIE
Written By Hazer For DTD - This month we’re going to examine a 2nd generation championship courting by the flamboyant Glen Ridge track promoter Jake Spraker, discuss why a jet is monumental, and indulge in a sportsman driver’s decision to give up a title opportunity. Strap in race fans, its time to get busy.
What’s the best way to invite a track champion with a legendary father to your track? Some would say not by a public form, but with a stagger
The yellow car your reffering to is Rocky Warner. He didn't hit anyone who didn't deserve it. Personally if it's a car I own and you hit it, run it over, or cost me money...you better be prepared for me being in your pit for a little one on one. I'm not normally a hot tempered guy, but there are 3 things you do not screw with; Me, my friends, or my money. Rocky has the same attitude; if you race him clean, he'll race you clean, you hit him, he'll hit you, if you drive into him like a clown s
Well on the advice of my pal Cheryl (there’s your credit dear lol) and the message I got that said call me, I dialed up my home boy Kolby Schroder to see what the deal was, why he gave up a possible shot at the Sportsman title, and what made him move to the modified division.
I didn’t mean to interrupt 4-cyl night, which is when they work on the cruiser cars his crew guys and girlfriend run, but it had to be done. LOL He answered the phone and was quite excited to yap with me for a bit, becaus
FONDA, NY ~ At the beginning of the season local racing personality and Mayhem Motorsports owner Rob Hazer along with Rainmaker Productions owner Matt Noles started a conversation over their love for the sport and the community they frequent. While Noles grew up in the area and has since moved, he has not forgotten his roots promoting races such as the Lou Lazzaro memorial at Fonda Speedway.
Hazer lives just a mere 10 minutes from both Fonda Speedway and Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. He frequent
Villainous Hero’s Thunder: DTD Hot Topic, by Rob Hazer
Published on July 21st, 2011 in Feature Column, Recent Columns
Volume 1: Column 1
A villain or hero should retire when whose thunder is stolen? Huh, say what? It’s about time for an idea that fuses posters thoughts with feedback from parties involved. So dust those reading glasses off kids; it’s time to feed your mind.
Creating a series that gains loyal followers isn’t easy, so in 2008 when Fonda Speedway promoter Ric Lucia decided to
Priceless humor right there Randy, absolutely freaking priceless! LMTAO!!!
Going to post only once on this topic, because it was disgusting display of behavior to see on both ends. So read carefully and take it all in. Sorry for the length, but sometimes to see the picture, one must paint the canvas first.
First and foremost I do not, and I repeat DO NOT, condone Ray Zemeken’s actions. Ray has a history of driving over aggressively, getting angry, and going after folks on and off the trac
Selinsgrove Speedway is fast becoming the March mecca of modified racing. Joe Kaminski has taken it upon himself these last four years worth of March weekends to put the modifieds right in the glowing spotlight of the sprint car crazed race fans of Central PA. There is absolutely no secret that Pennsylvania, particularly, Central PA, is an area rich in racing history, deeply steeped in sprint cars, but, for this special weekend every year, the ROC Dirt Modified Tour takes the spotlight and packs
For those of you who are looking for a road trip blog, or something racing related, you're going to be disappointed because this isn't either. Well, maybe it is in a way because it is a true story, and had life taken a few different turns along the way, maybe I wouldn't even be posting this here. Go grab your favorite beverage and start reading. I promise, this will be as interesting as any Road Trippin' blog I've ever done. Ready?
To start this story, I need to back up the clock to about 1974,
Connoisseurs of Horsepower,
A frozen winters worth of chatter, rumor, and guess work is all but over, it is now time again to get down to the business of speed.
Last Saturday afternoon, the ominous blackness of freshly mounted racing tire met the artfully manicured beauty of Central PA's luscious deep red clay, at the the Lincoln Speedway, in Abbotstown Pennsylvania. With that blessed union, the 2011 racing season is officially here in the Northeastern part of the United States. A-men.
Well ok now that you've clicked the blog topic Iâ€™ll tell you it's not what you think! lol I have no freaking idea if the dirt will ever be back on the former great race place in the future, but for this post, the dirt is coming back for at least 75 laps.
Ever get bored in the winter and paw through your racing DVD collection for a race to watch? I do it frequently, can't help it, Iâ€™m a racing junkie. At least once a day i look for a DVD for my racing fix during the off-season. As I fumb