From the Paper

Bridgeport To Open Third Dirt Oval – New 3/8-Mile Between Big 5/8 And Inner 1/4 Mile

Posted by: Len Sammons – December 6, 2016 During the 2017 racing season, N.J.’s Bridgeport Speedway management will be able to offer auto racing on three differently sized dirt ovals. Ongoing work to build a new 3/8-mile track between the current outside, long-established 5/8-mile and the inner 1/4-mile ovals, is expected to be completed at some point next racing season. …

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Doctor Takes Watt’s Winning Poker Card On Final Lap

Posted by: Len Sammons – November 15, 2016 In most races, Danny Johnson’s last lap pass of Ryan Watt for sixth place at Bridgeport Speedway’s would have meant a couple hundred dollars. But on Saturday, the pass cost Watt the card he needed to win the track’s annual Poker Series. Before taking the green flag from the 12th position in …

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Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Replaces Shuttered TSRS For 305 Racers

Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Replaces Shuttered TSRS For 305 Racers Posted by: Earl Krause – November 15, 2016 The Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series (MASS) was officially organized on Sunday at a special gathering of 305 Sprint Car drivers in Allentown, N.J. MASS is replacing the Tri-State Racesaver Series (TSRS) which was recently shuttered by its organizer Joe Grandinetti. Among the success stories …

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Dutch Hoag Best Ever In RoC Events; Win On Saturday At Oswego Will Move Matt Hirschman or Chuck Hossfeld Towards Top

Posted: October 25, 2016 The 66th running of the prestigious Race Of Champions transpires this Saturday at Oswego Speedway and when it does, couple of heavyweights in RoC contemporary history, Chuck Hossfeld and Matt Hirschman will be among the favorites. Over the previous 65 years of RoC action, Hossfeld and Hirschman are the top ranking active drivers in a list …

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Winning The National Open Really Was A Dream Come True For Danny Dietrich

Posted by: Todd Heintzelman – October 18, 2016 For some drivers, winning the Williams Grove National Open will always be a dream. But for Danny Dietrich, that dream turned into a reality last Friday night. “Some people only dream of winning this race,” said Dietrich. “I did until tonight. Dreams do come true. This is pretty awesome to be standing …

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Cliff Krause Signs 2017 Lease To Operate Wall

Posted by: Earl Krause, October 11, 2016 Racers and fans of N.J.’s Wall Stadium Speedway learned the good news this past week that Cliff Krause has signed a one year lease to operate the historic, third-mile banked paved oval for the 2017 season. Cliff and his wife Diane, who handles the track’s day to day operation as General Manager, have …

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Oswego’s Super DIRT Week Preparations Are Moving Full Speed Ahead

Posted by: JJ Andrews – September 27, 2016 OSWEGO, NY – Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway is moving forward! A recent press gathering on a beautiful Tuesday morning showed the many many improvements and changes, and even included a ceremonial dumping of dirt on the front straight. As a 20 year fan and competitor at the speedway, it’s dramatic …

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Shane Unger Dies From World 100 Heat Race Crash

Posted by: Todd Ridgeway – September 13, 2016 ROSSBURG, OH – Though the 46th running of Eldora’s World 100 will be remembered for 19-year-old Bobby Pierce’s surprise victory, it will also be remembered as a race in which 35-year hometown hero and racer Shane Unger died from injuries suffered in a heat race multi-car accident in turn three. Unger’s car …

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Supermod King Otto Sitterly To Tackle Super DIRT Week With New Troyer

Posted by: JJ Andrews – August 30, 2016 Seven time Oswego Supermodified champion Otto Sitterly will be behind the wheel of a Jason Simmons owned big block dirt modified, to take a run at Super Dirt Week at Oswego Speedway in 2016. “There is no question that Otto knows how to drive Oswego Speedway”, said Simmons. While it’s been awhile …

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Sammy Swindell Is Fast & Dramatic In Winged Pavement Midget Debut

Posted by: Mark McKeon – August 23, 2016 Disproving the adage about old dogs and new tricks, 60 year old dirt track icon Sammy Swindell looked right at home behind the wheel of the Bertrand Motorsports Esslinger powered Lindblad/Drinan at Star Speedway on Saturday night. In addition to being Swindell’s first race in New Hampshire, it was his first in …

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