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Hearing explores key questions for Tony Stewart in Kevin Ward Jr. case

Attorneys for Tony Stewart and the parents of Kevin Ward Jr. will be in U.S. District Court in Utica, New York, for a summary judgment hearing Friday as part of the Ward family’s wrongful death lawsuit against Stewart. During an Empire Super Sprints race Aug. 9, 2014, at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park, Kevin Ward Jr. got out of his car... more

Tony Stewart appears in Utica to ask judge to toss wrongful death claims against him

Tony Stewart today appeared in federal court in Utica to ask a judge to dismiss claims against him in the death of Kevin Ward Jr. in 2014. Ward Jr. was killed when Stewart’s car struck him during the Aug. 9, 2014 Empire Super Sprints race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Ward Jr. had exited his vehicle after a collision with Stewart’s... more

IndyCar ditches Watkins Glen for Oregon in 2018

Portland International Raceway is back on the IndyCar Series schedule in 2018. It means Watkins Glen is out. In a statement Watkins Glen International said “After two years of partnership, Watkins Glen International and IndyCar have agreed to separate for the 2018 season.” The statement continues, “This is a decision based purely on an inability to find a date that... more

IndyCar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay: Difficult of Watkins Glen track is ‘mind-boggling’

The IndyCar Series roars back into western New York in just a couple weeks. Watkins Glen will once again host some of the fastest cars on the planet when the Grand Prix at the Glen drops the green flag on Labor Day Weekend. IndyCar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay drove by our studio Thursday afternoon to preview the race. Watkins Glen was... more

Paine, Johnson win modified features at Canandaigua Saturday night

Honeyoye Auto Parts and Wix Filters presented Saturday night’s racing action at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, which featured a makeup of the Modified feature from July 22nd when a transformer fire knocked out the track lighting system, forcing the event to be postponed. In the heldover Modified feature, Mike O’Brien and James Maier brought the field to the green for the... more

WGI adds SUPER Trucks to IndyCar weekend

Watkins Glen International’s IndyCar Grand Prix weekend will have a bit more to offer fans after Thursday’s announcement the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Series will make its first appearance at the road course. The race weekend, set for Sept. 1-3, will now include six motorsports classes, led by the featured Verizon IndyCar Series event. Other series competing will be... more

Martin Truex Jr. holds off Matt Kenseth to win at Watkins Glen (full coverage)

How the I Love New York 355 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International Raceway played out: Truex, the Cup Series points leader, let a few cars pass him during the final stage and slowed his lap times down considerably in an effort to save maximum fuel to make it to the checkered flag. His strategy payed... more

Martin Truex Jr. holds off Matt Kenseth to win at Watkins Glen (full coverage)

How the I Love New York 355 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International Raceway played out: Truex, the Cup Series points leader, let a few cars pass him during the final stage and slowed his lap times down considerably in an effort to save maximum fuel to make it to the checkered flag. His strategy payed... more

SHERIFF’S REPORT: Faulty fuel line caused fiery incident at Paradise Speedway

On Tuesday, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office along with the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control have shared the results of their inspection of the micro-sprint car involved in the incident on Saturday at Paradise Speedway in Geneva. The Sheriff’s Office reports that the fire was caused by a faulty fuel line that came on an pumped gas onto... more

Guererri wins on the night the lights went out at Canandaigua Motorsports Park

Despite cloudy skies all day, things stayed dry at Canandaigua Motorsports Park and fans were treated to the annual Family Autograph Night, sponsored by Pampered Parents, along with a Youth Demo Derby to end the night’s racing program. In the 25-lap Sportsman feature, Matt Guererri held the early lead, but Kane Bristol moved past Austyn Fugle for second and caught... more
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