Coastal 181 Announces Release of Book on History of Lebanon Valley Speedway

NEWBURYPORT, MA – Motorsports publisher Coastal 181 announced today the release of “MODIFIEDS OF THE VALLEY: A History of Racing at Lebanon Valley Speedway,” by Lew Boyd. It is the newest in a long string of popular racing books presented by the company over the last 18 years, focused on recording and preserving the color and drama of open-wheel and short-track racing across the United States.

New York’s Lebanon Valley Speedway is one of the most iconic tracks in the country. Boyd details comprehensively how the track gradually evolved from a gloomy start in a rural cornfield in 1953 to the successful and lively center for motorsports that it is today. The Valley has become particularly well-known for the high-banked turns on its half-mile clay and for the blistering speeds attained by the Big Block Modifieds and Sprint Cars.

The history is laid out decade by decade, illustrated with close to 300 full-color and black-and-white photographs and filled with colorful anecdotes about drivers and their cars – and the incredible action they produced, whether glorious or tragic.

Hully Bunn, Howie Westervelt, Doug Garrison, Frankie Schneider, Tommy Corellis, Dickie Larkin, the Tremonts, Flachs, Quinns, Marshalls, Brett Hearn, Andy Bachetti, and JR Heffner are just a few of the competitors profiled.

The 252-page volume is the perfect holiday gift for anyone who has ever visited the Speedway, as well as any race fan interested in the evolution and true nature of today’s finest dirt-track racing.

“MODIFIEDS OF THE VALLEY,” priced at $29.95, can be ordered online at or by calling Coastal 181 at 877-907-8181 toll free. The website, updated daily, includes over 1500 other motorsports books and DVDs, as well as hundreds of photos and racing commentaries.