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Tue 07 Nov 2000
CAN-AM Speedway sold

CAN-AM Speedway sold

CAN-AM SPEEDWAY NOW OFFICIALLY UNDER OWNERSHIP OF THE WIGHT FAMILY LAFARGEVILLE, NY - After months of rumors and speculation, the sale of the Can-Am Speedway finally became official on Friday November 3. John and Laura Wight, from Gypsum...

Tue 13 Jun 2000
Johnny Sauter Released By LaFavre Racing Teams

Johnny Sauter Released By LaFavre Racing Teams

PENDLETON, Ind. (June 12, 2000) - LaFavre Racing Teams announced on Monday that rookie Johnny Sauter has been released as driver of the ...

Thu 25 May 2000
Sammy Swindell, Scott Bloomquist shatter Bristol track records

Sammy Swindell, Scott Bloomquist shatter Bristol track records

BRISTOL, Tenn. (Wednesday, May 24, 2000) - Pennzoil World of Outlaws driver Sammy Swindell blistered Bristol Motor Speedway's track record with an unofficial lap of 13.60 seconds, 141.088 mph, in Wednesday night's dirt track testing for the ...

Wed 02 Feb 2000
John Kaishian Injured in Ski Hill Accident

John Kaishian Injured in Ski Hill Accident

Hales Corners (Wisconsin) Speedway owner John Kaishian was critically injured Tuesday in a ski hill accident involving a grooming machine in the maintenance yard of the local ski resort Kaishian operates in the Milwaukee market. The Milwaukee...

Sat 16 Dec 2000
Lou Lazzaro NYSSCA Hall of Fame induction

Lou Lazzaro NYSSCA Hall of Fame induction

By Doug Zupan ALBANY, NY - "The Incomparable" Lou Lazzaro, Utica's pioneer stock car racing legend, will be inducted into the New York State Stock Car Association (NYSSCA) Hall of Fame at the 32nd Annual NYSSCA Awards Banquet on January 20, 2001...

Sat 23 Sep 2000
Jumpin' Jack Johnson scores first Utica-Rome win in 13 years

Jumpin' Jack Johnson scores first Utica-Rome win in 13 years

RACING LEGEND JUMPIN' JACK JOHNSON SCORES FIRST UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY MODIFIED VICTORY IN THIRTEEN YEARS IN ONE OF THE MOST DRAMATIC RACES IN THE HISTORY OF THE SPEEDWAY by Doug Zupan VERNON, NY - The legendary Jumpin' Jack Johnson, from ...

Sun 20 Aug 2000
Big Diamond - Coal Cracker 100

Big Diamond - Coal Cracker 100

Coming Dates (Starting Times 8PM for 1st Heat): Fri., Aug. 25: NASCAR WRS Modified Kenworth/Cummins 50, Exide ShorTrack Sportsman, Accel Roadrunners. Simpson Race Products Contingency Night. Final Point Races. Fri., Sept. 1: Rieck's ...

Sun 25 Jun 2000
Jim Roper, First New Car, Late Model, NASCAR Stock Car Winner

Jim Roper, First New Car, Late Model, NASCAR Stock Car Winner

NASCAR'S FIRST WINNER DIES Jim Roper, winner of NASCAR's first "strictly stock" car race in 1949, died Friday. He was 83. Roper, a native of Halstead, drove his Lincoln off the showroom floor in Great Bend to North Carolina and on to victory in...

Sun 12 Nov 2000
Utica-Rome Speedway old timer's reunion a success

Utica-Rome Speedway old timer's reunion a success

VERNON, NY - The New Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon celebrated its diverse history during the racing program on August 20 this past summer, and the event was considered a great success by speedway management. "For a first time effort, we really...

Wed 17 May 2000
Bristol goes dirt!

Bristol goes dirt!

CONVERSION OF BMS FROM CONCRETE TO DIRT COMPLETE BRISTOL, Tenn., Tuesday, May 16, 2000 - No one waved a magic wand over Bristol Motor Speedway but it might appear so as it took just over a week to transform the world's fastest and most famous...

Thu 28 Sep 2000
Toledo Speedway Glass City 200

Toledo Speedway Glass City 200

Toledo Speedway closed out their 2000 season with their annual Budweiser Glass City 200. Persistent rain on Saturday evening caused the entire weekend’s program to be run on Sunday afternoon. A star studded field of 47 super late models filled...

Sat 29 Jul 2000
Sandusky Speedway results

Sandusky Speedway results

Sandusky, OH - Two Ohioans battled for the lead in the 40-lap ISMA go Friday night at Sandusky Speedway in the preliminary to the 23rd Hy-Miler Nationals to be run Saturday. Polesitter Jack Smith, in the Steve Stout 83, looked to have the lead...

Fri 07 Jul 2000
Australian Mark Plows to make ASA debut at chicago

Australian Mark Plows to make ASA debut at chicago

MONTCLAIR, Va. (July 6, 2000) - Mark Plows Motorsports has announced a limited schedule of selected American Speed Association (ASA) ACDelco Series races for the 2000 season with sponsorship from Net2Phone. The team will debut at Chicago Motor...

Tue 13 Jun 2000
Knoxville Nationals 1961-1969

Knoxville Nationals 1961-1969

The Amoco Knoxville Nationals began in 1961 as a Super Modified National Championship. Roy Robbins, a native of Louisville, KY, claimed the first race and was battling for the lead in 1962, but was caught up in an accident that allowed Jerry...

Wed 02 Aug 2000
Speed Trucks, demo derby at Las Vegas

Speed Trucks, demo derby at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Mechanix Wear Speed Trucks, a demolition derby, Friday Night Drags and a motocross event highlight Las Vegas Motor Speedway's racing weekend. Mechanix Wear Speed Trucks made an appearance for The Bullring's season opener ...

Sat 23 Sep 2000
Oswego Hall of Fame banquet announcement

Oswego Hall of Fame banquet announcement

50th Anniversary Season Awards Banquet and 2000 Hall of Fame Induction Saturday, October 21 at Holiday Inn, Liverpool Oswego, NY The Oswego Speedway Awards Banquet for the 50th Anniversary Season and Hall of Fame Inductions for the Class of 2000...

Tue 15 Aug 2000
IMCA: Las Vegas modified open competition race rescheduled

IMCA: Las Vegas modified open competition race rescheduled

LAS VEGAS - The annual 40-lap year-end IMCA Modified open competition race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway's half-mile dirt oval has been rescheduled from Nov. 10-11 to Dec. 1-2. The two-day event is expected to draw more than 100 high-powered, ...

Wed 02 Aug 2000
Portland Speedway Grand Re-Opening

Portland Speedway Grand Re-Opening

Sprint Cars Christen New Surface at Portland Speedway By Derrick Shannon Portland, Or. August 1. The hy-per-lube Northern Sprint Tour rolls into town Friday, August 4 for the inaugural dirt-racing event at the historic Portland Speedway, as ...

Wed 19 Apr 2000
Mission Valley Speedway Retrospective and Schedule

Mission Valley Speedway Retrospective and Schedule

Mission Valley Speedway marking the start of its 30th Season! By: Stefanie Nordberg MVAR Head Judge/Reporter I find it hard to believe that after 30 years of having a Speedway in the Mission Valley, I still have people tell me that they had no...

Tue 01 Aug 2000
UDTRA names 'agency of record'

UDTRA names 'agency of record'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 1, 2000) -- The United Dirt Track Racing Association (UDTRA), sanctioning body for the Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series, has named Pro Sports Agency (PSA) as their agency of record. Pro Sports Agency, a Charlotte-area...

Fri 28 Jul 2000
Mahoning Valley Speedway results 2000-07-22

Mahoning Valley Speedway results 2000-07-22

Todd Geist Races To 20th Career Win At Mahoning Valley By Dino Oberto (Lehighton, PA 7-22-00) After loosing the previous week's action to wet weather, Mahoning Valley Speedway was back in full swing Saturday night. The Late Models took...

Wed 05 Apr 2000
USAR: Andy Thurman - Making His Mark

USAR: Andy Thurman - Making His Mark

This young and talented USAR Hooters Pro Cup series driver was influenced and guided by some of the great names in stock car racing. Andy Thurman now uses that guidance to make his own "mark" on the stock car racing world. In 1988, from an old...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
Mission Valley Speedway video

Mission Valley Speedway video

Motorheads is a video story of the Mission Valley Speedway - Pablo, Montana - as documented by the Teleproductions Center of the Salish and Kootenai College. Motorheads is a 55 (ca.) minute production detailing the 31-year history of speedway ...

Tue 07 Nov 2000