From the Paper

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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Auto Racing Mourns The Death Of Driver Bryan Clauson

Posted by: Steve Barrick – August 9, 2016 Bryan Clauson, the 27 year old racer from of the Indianapolis suburb Noblesville, who captured the attention of the nation by embarking on his “Circular Insanity Tour,” died from injuries sustained in a crash while leading the USAC Belleville Midget Nationals in Kansas on Saturday night. Clauson had been severely injured in …

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Fuller Knew Win Wasn’t Official Until The Green Light Came On

Posted by: Len Sammons – July 26, 2016 Tim Fuller didn’t celebrate Tuesday’s Super DIRTcar Series Modified victory at Eldora Speedway when the checkered flag fell. It was a green light that made him smile. When the late night race ended just before 1 a.m., the driver from Watertown, N.Y., wasn’t secure that the $6,000 first place prize was his …

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NAPA Super DIRT Week Moves to Oswego Speedway in 2016 – More details in next weeks AARN!

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – July 14, 2016 – NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week, Oct. 5-9, will move to the historic Oswego Speedway in 2016. Oswego, a historic paved, 5/8 mile track 35 miles north of Syracuse, will be covered with dirt for the first time since 1952 to accommodate the Napa 300 and all of the week’s events and festivities. …

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Troy Betts Walks Away From Scary Alcohol Fire Thanks To Proper Safety Equipment

Posted by: Len Sammons – June 21, 2016 Troy Betts avoided serious burns and injury on Tuesday night at New Egypt Speedway by wearing the proper safety equipment and not panicking. Despite a serious alcohol fire in the cockpit of his No. 22 URC Sprint Car, Betts walked away with only a blister on his right foot and a few …

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BOWMAN GRAY DRIVER OSBORNE ARRESTED FOLLOWING SATURDAY MODIFIED RACE

By KEVIN RICE WINSTON-SALEM, NC- Modified car owner David Hill was injured and his former driver, Joe Ryan Osborne from Kannapolis, N.C. was arrested during an altercation in the pit area following Saturday night’s second 50-lap Modified race at NC’s Bowman Gray Stadium. Hill told Area Auto Racing News that he approached Osborne’s car just to talk to him as …

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Ryan Smith Accepts But Doesn’t Collect $15,000 Challenge – Decision To Go To Rear Still Is Profitable Thanks To Bonus Money

Posted by: Len Sammons, June 14, 2016 Ryan Smith is a riverboat gambler. Instead of starting third in Saturday’s $7,000 to win Dirt Classic Showcase Race at Lincoln Speedway, he went to the rear in hopes of doubling his earnings. Smith didn’t pull off the miracle and drive the Rob Warko No. 94 410 Sprint Car from 24th to first …

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