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Are you talking about the"Buzz" section? Speed51's are usually mixed into the "Social Media column on left. Or are you talking about the right column, that was above the newest Images?

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GREEN FLAG DROPS ON 40TH TELEVISION SEASON

America’s longest running motorsports program, The Race Report, will begin its 40th broadcast season tonight at 11:05 on WICZ-TV, the FOX network affiliate in Binghamton, NY. Additional airings of each week’s Thursday night telecast will be presented on Friday (11:30 PM), Saturday (10:30 AM), and Sunday (11:00 AM) on WBPN-TV. Both stations can be found on digital channels 40.1 & 40.2 and on multiple content providers including DirecTV, Dish Network, and Spectrum. The broadcasts are also carried in their entirety on Facebook.com/TheRaceReportTV and YouTube channel TheRaceReportTV.

The 2020 season premiere will focus on the scheduled opening of Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA, on Friday, May 22 at 7:30 PM. The episode will include interviews with new Penn Can Speedway Promoters Gary Folk Sr and Gary Folk Jr, plus interviews with drivers Ajay Potrzebowski, Randy Brokaw, Jared Green, Gary Smith, and Michael Walsh, all of whom are planning to compete in the season opener.

For the 2020 racing season The Race Report will continue to bring its viewers in-depth coverage of major events sanctioned by NASCAR, IMSA, AMA, SCCA, AER, NHRA, and IRL at tracks throughout the Northeast; weekly coverage at Afton Motorsports Park, Bethel Motor Speedway, Penn Can Speedway, Skyline Raceway, Square Deal Riders, and Thunder Mountain Speedway; plus special events including the Toyota Green Grand Prix and the Watkins Glen Vintage Festival.

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I was doing some testing as we are prepping for the move to the new software and turned it off. I can turn it back on.

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Max McLaughlin, Kevin Iannarelli to Join ‘Off Track TV’ on May 20

WEEDSPORT, NY (May 18, 2020) – Season three of ‘Off Track TV’ continues on Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. through the Weedsport Productions Facebook page, utilizing Facebook Live and Zoom Video Communications.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as statewide restrictions from the state of New York, ‘Off Track TV’ will again practice social distancing on Wednesday evening.

Hosts Shane Andrews and Dan Kapuscinski will be joined by Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified and iRacing veteran, Max McLaughlin, as well as iRacing Associate Producer/Project Manager, Kevin Iannarelli, via ZOOM Video Conferencing.

Those not able to tune into ‘Off Track TV’ through Facebook Live can watch the program on tape delay through the Weedsport Productions YouTube Channel or on the ‘Off Track TV’ website at www.offtracktv.com.

‘Off Track TV’ is looking forward to an expanded schedule in 2020, including more than 25 shows airing nearly every Wednesday during the racing season at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live.

Fans are encouraged to be a part of every show by sending in questions that could be answered LIVE on the air.

To send a question, email info@weedsportproductions.com, tweet Shane Andrews @NYVoice13 or Dan Kapuscinski @Dan_Kapuscinski or send a message directly to the Weedsport Productions Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WeedsportTV.

Interested in seeing your company listed in our press releases or on ‘Off Track TV’?  Be sure to call the Weedsport Speedway office at (315) 834-3067 for sponsorship and advertising information.

About Weedsport Speedway: Officially opened for the first time on July 24, 1955 – the Weedsport Speedway 3/8 mile dirt oval has produced a legendary list of drivers and champions including Will Cagle, Danny Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Alan Johnson, Jack Johnson, and Dave Lape to name a few.  In 2018, Weedsport introduced the all-new Weedsport Kartway, just outside of the Speedway’s main pit area, to begin to foster the next generation of racers, crew members and race fans.  Couple the racing with state-of-the-art camping and track amenities, unmatched on-site television production capabilities, plus the ability for large scale concert productions and Weedsport is one of the marquee entertainment venues in the country.

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Walt, thanks for the update. 

Mike get well soon, we wish you the best.

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Weedsport Speedway’s May/June Events Cancelled in Wake of COVID-19

WEEDSPORT, NY (May 13, 2020) – As details continue to emerge in regards to the State of New York’s four-phase re-opening plan due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly clear that holding sporting events in the months of May and June will not be permitted.  As a result, all events at Weedsport Speedway have been cancelled through June 14.

"While not easy to accept, it was the only decision we could make,” said Weedsport Speedway Promoter, Jimmy Phelps.  “We are working closely with the Town, County, and State and are dedicated to resume with our events as soon as all parties see fit. We want to thank all the fans, competitors, and our staff for their patience".

The Super DIRTcar Series Heroes Remembered 100 slated for May 25, the June 7 USAC National Sprint Car Series Thunder on the Erie special, as well as Tony Stewart’s All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series event on June 14 will not be rescheduled in 2020.

Ticket and camping refunds will be issued for these three events.

Refunds will be automatically issued to the original form of payment for those who purchased within 90 days of the event.  Tickets or camping purchased more than 90 days prior to the event will be issued and mailed a refund check.

Weedsport Speedway is hopeful to open the 2020 racing season in the month of July with the Hall of Fame 100 for the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds on Sunday, July 26.

Weedsport Kartway’s 2020 racing schedule is also cancelled through the month of June, including this Sunday’s open practice session.  Officials are exploring the possibility of participant only practice sessions in June, prior to the Kartway’s first racing event on Sunday, July 12.  Possible schedule additions will be announced in the coming weeks.

For Weedsport Speedway news and schedule information visit www.weedsportspeedway.com.

About Weedsport Speedway: Officially opened for the first time on July 24, 1955 – the Weedsport Speedway 3/8 mile dirt oval has produced a legendary list of drivers and champions including Will Cagle, Danny Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Alan Johnson, Jack Johnson, and Dave Lape to name a few.  In 2018, Weedsport introduced the all-new Weedsport Kartway, just outside of the Speedway’s main pit area, to begin to foster the next generation of racers, crew members and race fans.  Couple the racing with state-of-the-art camping and track amenities, unmatched on-site television production capabilities, plus the ability for large scale concert productions and Weedsport is one of the marquee entertainment venues in the country.

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More than just old posts, this is truly an archive of racing history in our region. I read a thread on Richie Evans that just blew me away with it's detail.

I hope everyone has a chance to browse the content. Mark Southcott, Dan Hall and many drivers, fans, promoters and the premiere of the sport held court on a regular basis here at RaceNewYork.  Amazing to read and see. ENJOY!

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Racing Discussion / FLASHBACK: RaceNewYork as it was MANY years ago
« on: May 06, 2020, 09:17:04 PM »
Thought you all might like a trip down memory lane... :)

Seeing as we are all awaiting the 2020 racing season to start, here's a RaceNewYork flashback to the past. We've resurrected ORIGINAL RaceNewYork content from years 2003 to 2008 for your viewing pleasure.

My how times have changed....back then there were sometimes 20 or 30 NEW topics posted daily! We fondly remember many of our wonderful members who made RaceNewYork great as their love of the sport is echoed in each and every one of their posts back then. We were a TRUE racing community!

ENJOY friends...for your pleasure (and COVID-19 PAUSE diversion), we present the "The Way it Was, RaceNY circa 2008":

https://raceny.com/discus/messages/board-topics.html


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      OUTLAW SPEEDWAY CONTINUES IN A HOLDING PATTERN FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE.

(Dundee, NY) “As badly as we want to race, we are still not able to do so for the foreseeable future, stated Outlaw Speedway owner/promoter, Tyler Siri.  We have been in constant communication with New York State relevant to opening the track and at this point we cannot even legally open for practice.”
The track has been approached by numerous teams requesting renting the facility for practice and the phones have been ringing nonstop with questions surrounding any upcoming open practice dates or when the 2020 season will be starting.
“We want to get this track open as quickly as possible, stated Siri, but the NYS protocol continues to dictate our every move.  If we try to open even for practice without any fans in attendance, we run the risk of heavy fines to say nothing about jeopardizing the rest of our season being shut down by state authorities.  We have no choice but to continue to play by the rules.  The COVID 10 Pandemic is a major health and safety issue that needs our utmost attention.”
Most people do not totally understand the magnitude of even considering opening prior to authorization by the state of New York.  There are tracks in the state that have advertised opening either for practice or actual organized race activities.  All this is doing is getting the hopes up of the race teams and fans as there is no merit behind it.
“We are not going to tout anything at Outlaw Speedway other than the fact that the track is ready to open, and we are prepared to swing the gates for practice as soon as New York State will allow. All we need to do is order food, notify our staff and we’re ready to roll.”  That again according to Siri.
The track is not going to make promises that they cannot keep regarding any premature openings for either practice of an actual night of organized race competition.
“We ARE NOT going to play games with our racers and fans.  There are several teams out there that would have to spend a lot of money to get ready for practice just to find out it is not going to happen.   That is not fair to the teams and again it puts the track as well as short track racing in this region in jeopardy to say nothing about stiff fines and penalties.  The tracks that think they are going to open at this point are only kidding themselves and shortchanging the fans and race teams.  We are not putting either ourselves, our drivers and race teams, employees, fans and sponsors in a position where we risk throwing away the entire season by not playing by the rules.”
With all that said the Outlaw Speedway will continue to lay dormant until such time as the State of New York gives the track the go ahead.
Outlaw Speedway continues to work with the Town, County and NYS officials in making sure that everyone is onboard before the track can safely and legally open.
In addition, Outlaw Speedway has joined forces with numerous other race venues across New York State.  This coalition is geared to put pressure on state officials to lax some of the strict regulations allowing tracks to reopen sooner than later using practices that will ensure the health and safety of all participants.

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NASCAR announces revised May schedule as racing returns beginning at Darlington Raceway


By
Brad Norman NASCAR.com April 30, 2020 at 2:57 PM

NASCAR is scheduled to make its return to racing on Sunday, May 17, at Darlington Raceway with a NASCAR Cup Series race that will serve as the first of seven races over an 11-day span at two different race tracks throughout May, the sanctioning body announced Thursday.

The race at the historic South Carolina track will be held without fans in attendance and is slated to be NASCAR’s first on-track action in more than two months as the sport and world in general have been on pause during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The May 17 race is a 400-miler, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET, live on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. It also is the first of three races at the track, including a second Cup Series race held midweek under the lights three days later.

The May schedule also includes the crown jewel Coca-Cola 600 in its traditional Memorial Day Weekend home for the 60th consecutive season, plus midweek races in prime time.

Below are the races announced Thursday:
Date    Series    Venue    Distance    Network    Start
Sunday, May 17    Cup Series    Darlington Raceway    400 miles    FOX    3:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday, May 19    Xfinity Series    Darlington Raceway    200 miles    FS1    8 p.m. ET
Wednesday, May 20    Cup Series    Darlington Raceway    500 kilometers    FS1    7:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, May 24    Cup Series    Charlotte Motor Speedway    600 miles    FOX    6 p.m. ET
Monday, May 25    Xfinity Series    Charlotte Motor Speedway    300 miles    FS1    7:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday, May 26    Gander Trucks    Charlotte Motor Speedway    200 miles    FS1    8 p.m. ET
Wednesday, May 27    Cup Series    Charlotte Motor Speedway    500 kilometers    FS1    8 p.m. ET

“NASCAR and its teams are eager and excited to return to racing, and have great respect for the responsibility that comes with a return to competition,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. “NASCAR will return in an environment that will ensure the safety of our competitors, officials and all those in the local community. We thank local, state and federal officials and medical experts, as well as everyone in the industry, for the unprecedented support in our return to racing, and we look forward to joining our passionate fans in watching cars return to the track.”

NASCAR officials have collaborated with public health officials, medical experts and local, state and federal officials to create a comprehensive plan to ensure the health and safety of competitors and surrounding communities at the above events. All races will be strictly tailored, in every way, to follow specific guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Event procedures will be significantly modified in accordance with CDC, OSHA and state and local government recommendations — including hosting one-day shows at the above tracks, which are all within driving distance of North Carolina race shops to minimize travel and time spent in a community.

There will be no practice sessions for any event, and qualifying will only be held for the Coca-Cola 600.

Other adjustments include mandating the use of protective equipment, health screenings for all individuals before entering the facility and maintaining social distancing protocols throughout the event.

Of note, the May 17 race — and then the May 20 Cup Series race at Darlington — will not replace the scheduled Southern 500 on Labor Day Weekend, the opener of the NASCAR Playoffs. NASCAR intends to keep its 10-race postseason format and tracks involved unchanged, but the situation remains fluid.

No dates beyond May 27 have been announced, but NASCAR officials have said on multiple occasions that the sanctioning body intends to run a full 36-race NASCAR Cup Series slate in 2020.

Additional schedule updates specific to tracks that have had races postponed, and are not part of this new May schedule, will be revealed at a later date.

MORE: A special look at Darlington Raceway in the springtime

NASCAR’s most recent race of the 2020 season saw Joey Logano win his second event of the year at Phoenix Raceway on March 8, the fourth race weekend of the season.

The series was slated to visit Atlanta Motor Speedway the following weekend, but worldwide impact from the novel coronavirus led to NASCAR postponing the Atlanta weekend and the ensuing race weekend, scheduled to be at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

In response to public health officials’ advice regarding the outbreak of coronavirus in the United States and abroad, ensuing races scheduled for Texas Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Richmond Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway, Dover International Speedway and Martinsville Speedway later were postponed as well.

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Cooper Outduels Murtaugh, Bailey for 2020 iRacing New York Nationals Victory


Media Contact: Steven Ovens - turnfivemedia@gmail.com
April 23rd, 2020 – Dillon Groover Photo -

(Canandaigua, NY) – Waterloo, NY’s Nick Cooper and Canadian sprint car superstar Steve Poirier now share two things in common. Both drivers have won feature events on the half-mile clay at Land of Legends Raceway. They both can now say that they are crowned champions of the New York Nationals.

Now granted, Cooper’s victory came on the virtual dirt of iRacing’s USA International Speedway battling Richard Murtaugh and Bryce Bailey all the way to the end. Poirier’s victory came after a fierce battle with fellow 360 sprint pilot Matt Tanner.

Cooper took the victory Saturday night in a rather unconventional way that fans are not used to from Cooper. Saturday night the driver of the Duffy’s Home Services, Firehouse Subs No. 35 had to come from the eighth starting spot as opposed to dominating the race from the top four starting spots.

The race took the green flag for 40 laps with Murtaugh and Sammy Reakes on the front row for the initial green flag. Murtaugh would lead the opening lap but Reakes would climb the fence in turn 4 on lap 1 to end what was a promising night for the driver who came into the night with an average finish of 2.66 in Land of Legends iRacing Series events.

While Bailey took chase to Murtaugh for the lead, it took Cooper just two green flag laps to crack into the top 5. Bailey snuck around Murtaugh to take over the lead of the race and lead his only lap on lap 11, before Murtaugh threw a big slider in turn 1 to reclaim the top spot with Cooper in tow in third place.

A lap 21 restart was just what the doctor ordered for Cooper, who took two laps to set Murtaugh up exiting Turn 4 to assert himself as the leader of the New York Nationals on lap 23. Murtaugh later admitted that an apparent mechanical problem with his virtual reality headset had caused him to hit the outside wall in the corners after Cooper had driven by and started driving away.

Bailey and Murtaugh would wage war for the remaining laps of the event, as Cooper set his No. 35 on cruise control to drive home to the victory. Murtaugh would edge out Bailey on the final lap to take second place. Bailey, who won his Qualifying Night in thrilling fashion Friday night, would come home on the podium in his first New York Nationals start.

Dakota Kuhn out of Mount Holly Spring, PA was solid all week long, as the sprint car crew chief started fourth and finished in that same position. Eric Tupper, formerly of Ransomville, NY now by way of Columbia, Tennessee, would complete the top 5.

A big thank you to all drivers who participated in the Land of Legends Raceway iRacing Series in 2020. There are no further events planned at this time, due to preparations for the track’s first on track activity for the new season expected to take place on Saturday May 2 at 1:00PM.

‘Nats Notes’:

-In all, 92 drivers showed up to compete for 24 Main Event A-Main starting spots in the 2020 running of the New York Nationals.

-The Main Event field Saturday was determined by the Top 20 in points from Thursday’s qualifying night, the same from Friday’s qualifying night, 5 drivers from the Patriot Sprint Tour Invitational and 5 drivers from the Non-Qualifier’s Race held Saturday afternoon.

-Cayden Lawson from Addison, NY, the youngest competitor in the field, qualified through the Non-Qualifier’s race by taking the last spot just to get in the Main Event field. Lawson’s Southern Tier magic wasn’t done yet though- he took the last transfer spot in Consi #2 Saturday night to take the 24th and final starting spot for the New York Nationals. Lawson gained 5 spots in the A-Main to finish 19th.

-24 lucky Facebook contest winners were matched up with all 24 A-Main starters with assorted prizes on the line based on finishing order. 19 fans took home prizes in all ranging from Land of Legends general admission passes, to Candyland gift dollars to $10 Amazon Gift Cards donated by Hobby Stock driver Jim Smith Jr.

-In 3 LOLR iRacing Series races, Land of Legends is averaging a total fan reach of 30,000 fans per show on social media, as well as averaging 15,100 views per race on the Facebook Live videos.

Land of Legends Raceway New York Nationals Main Event official results 4/18/2020:

40 Laps, (starting position)

1. Nick Cooper (8)

2. Richard Murtaugh (1)

3. Bryce Bailey (3)

4. Dakota Kuhn (4)

5. Eric Tupper (7)

6. Joe Isabell (17)

7. Travis Gagnon (12)

8. Adam Buchanan (19)

9. Alex Trautman (22) *Hard Charger +13

10. Alex Payne (6)

11. Kevin Loveys (23)

12. Jim Smith Jr. (16)

13. Jeremy Isabell (15)

14. Corey Heffron (14)

15. Quinn Wallis (9)

16. Dillon Groover (18)

17. Justin Sick (20)

18. Trevor Years (13)

19. Cayden Lawson (24)

20. Trevor Williams (10)

21. Mike Schultz (5) -1L

22. Troy Wagaman Jr. (21) -9L

23. Sammy Reakes (2) -22L

24. Jayson Schoenbaechler (11) -29L

Heat Winners: Richard Murtaugh, Sammy Reakes, Bryce Bailey, Dakota Kuhn

 

Consi Winners: Dillon Groover, Joe Isabell

 

Quick Time: Mike Schultz

 

For more information on Land of Legends Raceway visit www.landoflegendsraceway.com, Like Land of Legends on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LandofLegendsNY or Follow Land of Legends on Twitter @LandofLegendsNY.

 

Land of Legends Raceway is happy to announce their new livestreaming platform- Land of Legends TV! Located at www.landoflegendstv.com, fans of the dirt flying action at LOLR can view weekly racing competition from the comforts of their living room. With a streaming video season pass available at just $150 and weekly streaming options at the regular General Admission price, Land of Legends TV is set to make live streaming dirt racing affordable and get race fans closer to the action than ever before!

 

Land of Legends Raceway is located in Canandaigua, NY, just 30 minutes East of Rochester, NY and 75 minutes West of Syracuse, NY, Land of Legends Raceway competes weekly on Saturday nights from mid-April through September. The track offers DIRTcar sanctioned racing in the Hoosier Tire Weekly Points Championship. LOLR also offers numerous special events including the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar Sportsman Series, Patriot Sprint Tour, Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and CRSA 305 Sprint Tour.

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70TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON OF RACING CONTINUES TO BE ON HOLD AT FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY.  MAY 3RD SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL POSTPONED.
 
KIRKWOOD, NY…The 70th Anniversary season of racing at Five Mile Point Speedway will continue to be on hold until at least late May as the state of New York remains on a “stay in place” status against the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.  The season was slated to begin back on April 4th.
 
A big early season schedule had been put in place at the historic quarter mile clay oval in Kirkwood.  The latest big event to be postponed is the Short Track Super Series Modified 70th Anniversary Special slated for Sunday, May 3rd.  The race has been postponed with the hope of rescheduling at a later date this season.  The event was to be a 51 lap Modified race paying $7,000 to the winner.
 
The much-anticipated Mike Colsten Remembered 51 lap Modified Special scheduled for Saturday, April 18th will also be rescheduled. No makeup date will be established until there is a much clearer picture of where the protocols for mass gatherings stand in the weeks and months to come. The race will honor the legendary Modified driver who passed away in early January. Longtime Mike Colsten team member Dan Hollenbeck has done a tremendous job in raising thousands of dollars in bonus lap money for the race.
 
Five Mile Point Speedway owner Andrew Harpell commented, “We are anxious to begin our 70th Anniversary season but only at a time that our Federal and State authorities are comfortable that we can host racing events under guidelines as they are revised.”  “We truly don’t know if our season will consist of five races of fifteen races.  We will adapt to the guidelines as they are provided in the weeks to come.”  He added, “Our commitment remains to at least have a few of our core scheduled events at a time in the future that we are able.”
 
Those “core” events include: The Mike Colsten Remembered 51 lap Modified Special, the Short Track Super Series race, the annual Heath Memorial and National Quarter Mile Dirt Track Championship Weekend currently scheduled for mid-October. Whenever the racing season does get the green light it is likely to start off with at least one open practice for the teams to properly prepare for actual racing.
 
For additional information please phone us at 607-651-4421 or log on to www.5milepointspeedway.com.  You may also email the speedway directly at fivemilepoint1@aol.com. Five Mile Point Speedway.

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Bryce Bailey “Spins To Win” Enroute To New York Nationals Night 2 Perfect Score


Media Contact: Steven Ovens - turnfivemedia@gmail.com
April 18th, 2020 – Bryce Bailey Photo -

(Canandaigua, NY) – Waverly, NY iRacer Bryce Bailey took the Night 2 New York Nationals field to the woodshed on Friday night at the virtual USA International Speedway in Lakeland, Florida.

Bailey started the night setting quick time with a time of 19.586 which just happened to be well over a full tenth of a second faster than the rest of the pack. The driver of the JIR Motorsports, BSN Sports No. 27 then followed that up by leading every lap of his heat race to qualify for the A-Main.

Setting fast time and winning the heat put Bailey on the front row for the 35-lap A-Main alongside Quinn Wallis. Bailey jumped out to the early lead but for the first time of the entire night- driver No. 27 was not ‘perfect.’

Bailey looped his ride coming off the rough cushion on the outside of the track, sending him into the slick part of the surface and into the spin cycle from the lead. Bailey kept the wheels pointed straight, saving the field from being slowed by the yellow flag. Unfortunately though for Bailey, he would slide back to the eighth spot on the track.

This handed the lead to Hanover, PA’s Troy Wagaman Jr. in his No. 19 machine sponsored by WB Motorsports and Newman Racing Engines. Wagaman and Land of Legends iRacing Series Race 2 winner Richard Murtaugh would start to battle for the top spot. Drivers raced hard and raced clean, knowing that even if they didn’t have a race-winning car that they were still scoring crucial event points that would try and qualify them for the Main Event Saturday.

The format for the New York Nationals is similar to that of a points-based system used at annual events like the Knoxville Nationals. Every time a driver hits the track for racing, they accumulate points. The Top 20 in combined points at this night’s end would transfer into the field of 50 for Saturday night’s New York Nationals Main Event, leaving the pressure squarely on the drivers to be solid in time trials, their heat and their Main race.

One driver that wasn’t being conservative was Bryce Bailey. Bailey started ripping the cushion with that large right rear Hoosier tire to break back into the Top 5 just past halfway. Bailey then went to work right through the middle of the slick racing surface, and found a big area of grip that no other driver had found up to that point.

Bailey got by Murtaugh for the runnerup position and quickly went to work on Wagaman, who had stayed true to the bottom lane. But as the laps wound down, Wagaman just couldn’t hold off the powerful high-momentum runs that Bailey was getting through the middle portion of the speedway.

Bailey completed the comeback by taking Scott Hixson’s checkered flag after leading a total of 15 laps and locking in a perfect event score of 350 points. He will now be the top seed going into Saturday’s New York Nationals Main Event, however points and seedings no longer matter.

Saturday’s Main Event will start fresh with Time Trials, Qualifying Heats, Consis and a 40-lap feature with caution flag laps counting.

The Top 20 qualifiers will now move on to Saturday night’s Main Event which will open with practice at 6:30PM, Live coverage on Facebook and LandofLegendsTV.com at 6:45PM, National Anthems at 6:55PM and Time Trials promptly at 7:00PM.

Positions 21 through 53 in Night 2 points will now have just one more shot to get into the big dance for the New York Nationals. The Three Nine Productions Non-Qualifiers Race will take the green flag at 3:00PM Saturday with practice, time trials, heats, consis and a 25-Lap A-Main taking the Top 5 finishers to the Main Event at 7:00.

Saturday night’s Main Event will consist of 50 drivers- 20 from Night 1 Qualifying, 20 from Night 2 Qualifying, 5 from the Non-Qualifiers Race and 5 from the Patriot Sprint Tour/CRSA 305 Sprint Tour Invitational taking place Saturday evening at 5:00PM.

Land of Legends Raceway New York Nationals Night 2 Qualifying official results 4/17/2020:

35 Laps, (starting position)

1. Bryce Bailey (1)

2. Troy Wagaman Jr. (5)

3. Richard Murtaugh (8)

4. Dakota Kuhn (7)

5. Alex Stoudinger (16)

6. Kody Hartlaub (21) *Hard Charger +15

7. Michael Rozendahl (13)

8. Travis Gagnon (3)

9. Jeremy Isabell (17)

10. Corey Heffron (19)

11. David Flick (9)

12. Justin Sick (22)

13. Alex Payne (15)

14. Trevor Williams (18)

15. Jason Giblin (12)

16. Zak Fogle (11)

17. Tyler Puchalski (20)

18. Nicholas Kellogg (4)

19. Matthew Veihdeffer (14)

20. Steven Fernburg (23) -3L

21. Quinn Wallis (2) -16L

22. Cory Cormier (24) -25L

23. Eric Tupper (10) -33L

24. Jayson Schoenbaechler (6) -34L

Heat Winners: Bryce Bailey, Quinn Wallis, Travis Gagnon, Nicholas Kellogg, Troy Wagaman Jr.

 

Consi Winners: Alex Stoudinger, Jeremy Isabell, Trevor Williams

 

For more information on Land of Legends Raceway visit www.landoflegendsraceway.com, Like Land of Legends on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LandofLegendsNY or Follow Land of Legends on Twitter @LandofLegendsNY.

 

Land of Legends Raceway is happy to announce their new livestreaming platform- Land of Legends TV! Located at www.landoflegendstv.com, fans of the dirt flying action at LOLR can view weekly racing competition from the comforts of their living room. With a streaming video season pass available at just $150 and weekly streaming options at the regular General Admission price, Land of Legends TV is set to make live streaming dirt racing affordable and get race fans closer to the action than ever before!

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Nick Cooper wins Night 1, Adam Hilton leads NY iRacing Nationals Points

April 17th, 2020 –

(Canandaigua, NY) – With the current race season on ‘pause’, Land of Legends Raceway promoter Paul Cole and members of the track’s media production team embarked on a new venture this extended offseason.

For the first time, the famed track in Canandaigua started hosting events on the iRacing simulation platform that incorporated racers, crew members, fans and media members alike. The first two events were wildly popular, averaging over 15,000 viewers on social media for the first two shows and growing the audience on LandofLegendsTV.com with over 350 new accounts registered to watch the social media simulcast.

With the New York 360 Sprint Car Nationals potentially not being scheduled to race in 2020, it made sense to hold the event virtually for the third installment of the track’s iRacing Series. Lakeland, Florida’s virtual USA International Speedway dirt track, at three-quarters-of-a-mile was a fitting pick to hold the event that was won at Land of Legends Raceway in 2019 by Canadian powerhouse Steve Poirier.

38 drivers from all over the Northeastern United States and Canada registered to compete in Thursday night’s Mac’s Dairy Bar Qualifying Night #1. Thursday night’s race was limited to iRacers with some tie or affiliation to Land of Legends Raceway- be it a driver, crew member, traveling series participant, official or media member.

Newfane, NY’s Adam Hilton, 2019 Modified track champion at Freedom Motorsports Park and planned LOLR Big Block Modified competitor in 2020, set fast time off the trailer with a time of 19.685 seconds. Hilton would also win his heat race, giving him the maximum amount of points heading into the A-Main.

The format for the New York Nationals is similar to that of a points-based system used at annual events like the Knoxville Nationals. Every time a driver hits the track for racing, they accumulate points. The Top 20 in combined points at this night’s end would transfer into the field of 50 for Saturday night’s New York Nationals Main Event, leaving the pressure squarely on the drivers to be solid in time trials, their heat and their Main race.

Representing members of the media, Curtis Berleue from the Patriot Sprint Tour and Super DIRTcar Series PR Coordinator Joe Grabianowski both time trialed in the Top 5. This set them both up for success as Berleue carried a 2nd in Time Trials, a Heat Win and a 17th place finish in the A-Main to finish 7th in points. Grabianowski rocketed to 5th in Time Trials, 3rd in his Heat to qualify for the A-Main where he finished 19th. Both carried the flag well for their series and will go to the big dance on Saturday night.

On the flip side of that coin was Waterloo, NY’s Nick Cooper. Cooper bobbled in Time Trials, relegating him to the 19th fastest time. But a 2nd place finish in his heat placed Cooper 7th on the starting grid for the A-Main.

It would take Cooper just 9 laps to wrestle the lead away from early race leader and A-Main polesitter Hilton. Hilton would slide back to 4th in the finishing order, but would see his No. 3 go to the top of the board in overall event points with a nearly perfect score.

While Cooper tried to run away and hide, Joe Isabell, Sammy Reakes and Thursday afternoon’s late entry Mike Mahaney were putting on a battle royale for the number two position. Mahaney was the show late in the race, working the cushion right up against the USA International concrete. But a late race miscue coming off the fourth turn saw Mahaney slide back to a seventh place finish.

Isabell would hold off the ‘Honeybadger’ Reakes for second, with Hilton fourth and Modified star Ryan Susice rounding out the Top 5.

The Top 20 qualifiers will now move on to Saturday night’s Main Event which will open with practice at 6:30PM, Live coverage on Facebook and LandofLegendsTV.com at 6:45PM, National Anthems at 6:55PM and Time Trials promptly at 7:00PM.

Positions 21 through 38 in Night 1 points will now have just one more shot to get into the big dance for the New York Nationals. The Three Nine Productions Non-Qualifiers Race will take the green flag at 3:00PM Saturday with practice, time trials, heats, consis and a 25-Lap A-Main taking the Top 5 finishers to the Main Event at 7:00.

Saturday night’s Main Event will consist of 50 drivers- 20 from Night 1 Qualifying, 20 from Night 2 Qualifying, 5 from the Non-Qualifiers Race and 5 from the Patriot Sprint Tour/CRSA 305 Sprint Tour Invitational taking place Saturday evening at 5:00PM.

SIM PIT NOTES:

-Nick Cooper now has won 2 out of 3 LOLR iRacing Series events, including the very first event that was held three weeks ago at the virtual Volusia Speedway Park.

-Sammy Reakes now has an average finish of 2.66 in Land of Legends Raceway iRacing Series competition with finishes of 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd.

-Brandyn Griffin made the Top 20 by the skin of his teeth after finishing 24th in Thursday night’s A-Main. Griffin held on by finishing 2nd in his heat and time trialing 12th fastest.

-8 out of the 20 cars that are now locked into the Main Event, qualified through a Consi

-Top 20 locked in drivers consist of: Big Block Modified drivers, Small Block Modified drivers, 360 Sprint Car drivers, Dirt Late Model drivers, DIRTcar Sportsman drivers, 305 Sprint Car drivers, a Micro Sprint driver, a Big Block Modified crew chief, the 2019 New York Nationals winning 360 Sprint Car crew chief, former crew members...AND 2 Media Members

 

Land of Legends Raceway New York Nationals Night 1 Qualifying official results 4/16/2020:

35 Laps, (starting position)

1. Nick Cooper (7)

2. Joe Isabell (6)

3. Sammy Reakes (3)

4. Adam Hilton (1)

5. Ryan Susice (12)

6. Kevin Loveys (14)

7. Mike Mahaney (4)

8. Dillon Groover (16)

9. Corbey Daniels (13)

10. Gavin Bassett (18)

11. Ryan Dolbear (5)

12. Matt Kubasik (20)

13. Jim Smith Jr. (23) *Hard Charger +10

14. Alex Trautman (17)

15. Jeremy Bunn (22)

16. Zach Sobotka (15)

17. Curtis Berleue (2)

18. Emmett Waldron (11)

19. Joe Grabianowski (9) -1L

20. Mike Schultz (19) -3L

21. Trevor Years (10) -4L

22. Ted Barcomb (21) -9L

23. Max Rose (24) -15L

24. Brandyn Griffin (8) -20L

Heat Winners: Adam Hilton, Sammy Reakes, Mike Mahaney, Curtis Berleue

 

For more information on Land of Legends Raceway visit www.landoflegendsraceway.com, Like Land of Legends on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LandofLegendsNY or Follow Land of Legends on Twitter @LandofLegendsNY.

 

Land of Legends Raceway is happy to announce their new livestreaming platform- Land of Legends TV! Located at www.landoflegendstv.com, fans of the dirt flying action at LOLR can view weekly racing competition from the comforts of their living room. With a streaming video season pass available at just $150 and weekly streaming options at the regular General Admission price, Land of Legends TV is set to make live streaming dirt racing affordable and get race fans closer to the action than ever before!

 

Land of Legends Raceway is located in Canandaigua, NY, just 30 minutes East of Rochester, NY and 75 minutes West of Syracuse, NY, Land of Legends Raceway competes weekly on Saturday nights from mid-April through September. The track offers DIRTcar sanctioned racing in the Hoosier Tire Weekly Points Championship. LOLR also offers numerous special events including the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar Sportsman Series, Patriot Sprint Tour, Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and CRSA 305 Sprint Tour.

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Weedsport Speedway Test and Tune Canceled as ‘New York on Pause’ Initiative is Extended through May 15

WEEDSPORT, NY (April 16, 2020) – During a press conference on Thursday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the ‘New York on Pause’ initiative has been extended through May 15.  As a result of this extension, Weedsport Speedway’s test and tune session, scheduled for Sunday, May 3, has been canceled.

The test and tune will not be rescheduled.

“The health and safety of our staff, fans and racers is our first priority,” said Weedsport Speedway promoter, Jimmy Phelps.  “We continue to follow the guidelines and mandates as prescribed by the State of New York and ensure everyone that as soon as we are given the green light, we will be ready for racing at Weedsport.”

With the test and tune cancelation, all focus now shifts to Weedsport’s Heroes Remembered special, which is scheduled for May 24-25.

Weedsport Kartway is set to kick-off action on Sunday, May 24 with a full card of points racing, as well as a $1,000 to win PRO Clone 360 special.

On Monday, May 25, the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds will contend for a $7,500 pay day in the Heroes Remembered 100 at Weedsport Speedway, joined on the card by the DIRTcar Sportsman and the CRSA Sprints.

Weedsport Speedway officials will continue to monitor ongoing updates in regards to COVID-19 and will provide further track updates as they are available.

For Weedsport Speedway news and schedule information visit www.weedsportspeedway.com.

About Weedsport Speedway: Officially opened for the first time on July 24, 1955 – the Weedsport Speedway 3/8 mile dirt oval has produced a legendary list of drivers and champions including Will Cagle, Danny Johnson, Bob McCreadie, Alan Johnson, Jack Johnson, and Dave Lape to name a few.  In 2018, Weedsport introduced the all-new Weedsport Kartway, just outside of the Speedway’s main pit area, to begin to foster the next generation of racers, crew members and race fans.  Couple the racing with state-of-the-art camping and track amenities, unmatched on-site television production capabilities, plus the ability for large scale concert productions and Weedsport is one of the marquee entertainment venues in the country.

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