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MOTORSPORTS: Troyer set a car-building standard that continues today

MOTORSPORTS: Troyer set a car-building standard that continues today
Several area tracks offered condolences and hosted ceremonies last week in honor of Maynard Troyer. Troyer passed away last week. He was 79. The all-time Modified win leader at Spencer Speedway, Troyer first raced in Williamson in the 1960s when he drove a Street Stock. He broke through for his first Spencer victory in 1965, then raked in 11 checkered... more

How SU turns the Carrier Dome into a monster truck arena

How SU turns the Carrier Dome into a monster truck arena
Seven years ago, Pete Sala, Syracuse University’s chief facilities officer, had an idea to increase the use of the Carrier Dome and house events outside of SU Athletics. At the time, Monster Jam, a traveling monster truck exhibition, hosted an annual outdoor event at the nearby New York State Fairgrounds. Sala combined his enjoyment for the event with his desire... more

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, family of Kevin Ward Jr. reach settlement in lawsuit

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, family of Kevin Ward Jr. reach settlement in lawsuit
Former NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart and the family of a 20-year-old amateur racer who he hit and killed at a race in Upstate New York have reached a settlement, according to court documents. Stewart, a retired 3-time stock car champion, struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. in 2014 at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Ward's family sued Stewart and the lawsuit... more

THE 31ST LAP: Tyler Siri talks 2018 at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee (podcast)

THE 31ST LAP: Tyler Siri talks 2018 at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee (podcast)
Chris Marquart catches up with Tyler Siri, owner of Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, following the Outlaw Speedway year-end banquet. They talk about the banquet and take a look ahead and the fast approaching 2018 season. Find out what changes are in store for race fans in Dundee this summer in episode #236 of The 31st Lap podcast which streamed live... more

NY won’t spend $460,000 on NASCAR race in Watkins Glen, multi-year deal struck with ‘Go Bowling’

NY won’t spend $460,000 on NASCAR race in Watkins Glen, multi-year deal struck with ‘Go Bowling’
New York State won’t spend another $460,000 on race sponsorship at Watkins Glen International in 2018, according to NASCAR officials. In 2017, I LOVE NY sponsored the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International. This year that agreement has been agreed to with Go Bowling. The investment last year, came in exchange for multiple promotional opportunities. There... more

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

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 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

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’

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
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