Canandaigua Motorsports Park

Dunn Takes Checkers, 2018 LOLR Big-Block Title To Rudolph By Single Point

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Dunn Takes Checkers, 2018 LOLR Big-Block Title To Rudolph By Single Point All-time LOLR winner Alan Johnson's career celebrated in special Wall of Fame tribute Story By: Tom Skibinski/Land of Legends Raceway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com Canandaigua, NY – August 25, 2018 – Since the dawn of the new millennium, a Modified driver had to hold residence in Waterloo to earn a seat at the head of the table for any season-ending Land Of Legends Raceway champions dinner. So it seemed. That was until third-generation chauffer Erick Rudolph from Ransomville broke rank in truly 'Saturday Spectacular' fashion, stunning seven-time defending…

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Sheppard Pads Points Lead, Big-Block Mod Champion Crowned Next Week

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Sheppard Pads Points Lead, Big-Block Mod Champion Crowned Next Week Marcuccilli, Ruggles, DePuy & Vinson top LOLR point charts heading down the stretch Story By: Tom Skibinski/Land of Legends Raceway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com Canandaigua, NY – August 18, 2018 – Matt Sheppard was 35 when he won his last feature at Land Of Legends Raceway. After two months out of the winner's circle, 'Super Matt' scored his fifth Pepsi Big-Block Modified triumph in the 'Saturday Spectacular' to extend his advantage in quest of an eighth straight points championship at the Ontario County fairgrounds. “Happy to finally be back, been…

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Win #123 And Counting As Alan Johnson Extends Career Mark In Canandaigua

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Win #123 And Counting As Alan Johnson Extends Career Mark In Canandaigua Ruggles & DePuy continue to dominate, Gray & Hoxie add third victories of season at LOLR Story By: Tom Skibinksi/Land of Legends Raceway Photos By: Don Romeo /Land of Legends Raceway Canandaigua, NY – Starting it all off as a teenager with his first-ever feature win at Land Of Legends Raceway in 1975, Alan Johnson continued to add to his all-time track-best total, tallying Pepsi Big-Block Modified victory #123 in the 'Saturday Spectacular' presented by L&L Transmissions and the Ontario County Fairboard. “I think that first race at Canandaigua…

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Wright Newest Big-Block Legend, Poirier Tops Record ESS 360 Field At Fairgrounds

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Wright Newest Big-Block Legend, Poirier Tops Record ESS 360 Field At Fairgrounds Fan favorite 'Barefoot' Bob McCreadie honored Saturday with LOLR Wall of Fame induction Story By: Tom Skibinski/Land of Leends Raceway Photos By: Alex & Helen Bruce/LOL Raceway Canandaigua, NY –Tradition Automotive Group Night opened the final full month of activity at Land Of Legends Raceway and it was Justin Wright and Steve Poirier taking center stage with decisive open-wheel victories in the Aug. 4 'Super Saturday Spectacular.' Wright gave himself the best birthday gift of all with his first career Pepsi Big-Block Modified victory at the Ontario County…

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Rudolph & Ruggles Romp Before Rain Soaks Land Of Legends Raceway

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Rudolph & Ruggles Romp Before Rain Soaks Land Of Legends Raceway Sportsman finale, Bob McCreadie LOLR Wall of Fame induction pack August 4 race program Story By: Tom Skibinski/LOL Raceway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com Canandaigua, NY – Proctor Enterprises presented the final 'Saturday Spectacular' of the month on First Responders Night with open-wheel hotshoes Erick Rudolph and Darryl Ruggles dodging the raindrops in their return to Land Of Legends Raceway victory lane. Rudolph captured his second 35-lap Pepsi Big-Block Modified feature win of the season while Ruggles swept both ends of the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint…

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Point Champs Marcuccilli & DePuy, Kid Karklin Clear Winners At Canandaigua

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Point Champs Marcuccilli & DePuy, Kid Karklin Clear Winners At Canandaigua Trying track conditions force LOLR promoter Paul Cole to postpone Big-Block Modified main Story By: Tom Skibinski/LOL Raceway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com Canandaigua, NY – July 14, 2018 - On a night promoter Paul Cole faced the forecast of possible rain showers across the region, it was ironically the recent unseasonably dry weather that ultimately forced him to curtail the 'Saturday Spectacular' at Land Of Legends Raceway. Plagued by an uncharacteristically rough racing surface giving way to dusty track conditions, first-year LOLR landlord Cole weighed the options and with…

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Max McLaughlin Leads New Land Of Legends Pepsi Modified Generation

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Max McLaughlin Leads New Land Of Legends Pepsi Modified Generation Bay, Minutolo & Vinson (and Marcuccilli) join next generation of fairgrounds feature winners Story By: Tom Skibinski/LOL Raceway Photos By: Don Romeo/LOL Raceway Canandaigua, NY - The torch was lit when Max McLaughlin made his regular-season debut at Land of Legends Raceway back in May. It came to pass two months later as the 2nd-generation transplant from Mooresville, N.C. matched his father Mike 'Magic Shoes' McLaughlin, dominating the 35-lap Pepsi Big-Block Modified main to register his first career victory at the hallowed Ontario County Fairgrounds half-miler. “This place is so…

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Flag-To-Flag Firsts For Fairgrounds Favorites Danny Johnson & Chuck Hebing

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Flag-To-Flag Firsts For Fairgrounds Favorites Danny Johnson & Chuck Hebing 'Doctor' dominates SDS showdown, 'Cobra' cruises uncontested in LOLR 360 Series shootout Story By: Tom Skibinski/LOL Raceway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com Canandaigua, NY – Another hot day. Another red hot performance staged by open-wheel all-stars Danny Johnson and Chuck Hebing as the veteran chauffeurs posted convincing victories in their homecoming to wine country on Thursday. The Independence Day holiday special marked the return of both the Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds and 360 Sprint Classic Series for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints to Land Of Legends Raceway on July 5.…

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Britten & Phelps Scorch Field In Land Of Legends Big-Block Doubleheader

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Britten & Phelps Scorch Field In Land Of Legends Big-Block Doubleheader Marcuccilli marches, Ruggles rallies and Pangrazio prances in fairgrounds firestorm Story By:Tom Skibinski/Land of Legends Raceway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com Canandaigua, NY – June 30, 2018 – As temperatures broke the 90-degree barrier over the weekend, former teammates Peter Britten and Jimmy Phelps kept their cool as they split Pepsi Big-Block Modified mains at Land Of Legends Raceway in the last 'Saturday Spectacular' of the month in Canandaigua on June 30. Britten captured the Product 9-sponsored 35-lapper that was rain-delayed from last Saturday before Phelps collected $3,000 for his first…

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Bay Wings It, Inman Grittiest & Pangrazio Pounces For First LOLR Triumphs

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Bay Wings It, Inman Grittiest & Pangrazio Pounces For First LOLR Triumphs 'Friday Night Fights' outlast rain to open dirt doubleheader at Land Of Legends Raceway Story By: Tom Skibinski/Land of Legends Raceway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com Canandaigua, NY – Land Of Legends Raceway was the site of 'Friday Night Fights' presented by Champion Power Equipment/SuperGen Products & VP Small Engine Fuel, with short-track heavyweights Alysha Bay, Kyle Inman and Josh Pangrazio topping the special three-round race card in Canandaigua. Bay survived six caution periods and a pair of red flags to score her first career SuperGen Products with Champion Power…

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Western New Yorkers Rudolph & Bennett Score Long-Awaited LOLR Wins

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Western New Yorkers Rudolph & Bennett Score Long-Awaited LOLR Wins Gray & Minutolo repeat fairgrounds firsts, Billy Paine strolls to 5th speedway victory Saturday Story By: Tom Skibinski/Land of Legends Raceway Photos By: Don Romeo/Land of Legends Raceway Canandaigua, NY – June 16, 2018 –  It's been four years since Ransomville's Erick Rudolph last cracked the winner's circle at Land Of Legends Raceway and at least a dozen since Gasport's Dan Bennett reached victory lane anywhere. The nearly two-hour tow from their Western New York home bases paid big dividends in the 'Saturday Spectacular' presented by Phelps Cement Products at…

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Patriot Sprint Tour Soars At Land Of Legends On Speedway Showcase TV

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Patriot Sprint Tour Soars At Land Of Legends On Speedway Showcase TV Rochester, NY – June 14, 2018 –  Story By: Rich Vleck/Speedway Showcase PR Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com The speed of the sprint cars will be brought in to the homes of all Upstate New York television owners this weekend on Speedway Showcase. Speedway Showcase will air its second of five episodes for 2018 on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday June 17 in Upstate New York. The newly-named Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY was the setting for the Patriot Sprint Tour’s 2018 Season Opener. A staunch field of…

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Reigning Point Kings Sheppard & Marcuccilli Rally For Latest LOLR Wins

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Reigning Point Kings Sheppard & Marcuccilli Rally For Latest LOLR Wins Ruggles romps, DePuy dices & Paine looks polished in five-star fairgrounds speed show Story By: Tom Skibinski/Land of Legends Raceway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com 2017 Land Of Legends Raceway point champions Matt Sheppard and Dave Marcuccilli successfully defended their sacred soil in Saturday's Spectacular although the dynamic DIRTcar duo only led a half-dozen laps before securing dramatic victories at the Ontario County Fairgrounds. Both multi-time track titlists rallied from 18th starting positions as Sheppard ducked under Kyle Coffey with less than a mile to go in the headline 35-lap…

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Sheppard Surges To 3rd Big-Block Victory At Land Of Legends Raceway

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Sheppard Surges To 3rd Big-Block Victory At Land Of Legends Raceway Guererri, Karlsen, DePuy & Paine add to track feature win totals; Stanley newest legend Story By: Tom Skibinski/Land of Legends Raceway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com Sherwin Williams Paints of Canandaigua presented Saturday Spectacular at Land Of Legends Raceway and Matt Sheppard was picture-perfect as he charged into victory lane for the 68th Pepsi Big-Block Modified win of his career in Ontario County. “The car definitely got better as the race went on,” noted Sheppard, 35, following his third $2,000 triumph of the season in five starts. “Billy (Dunn) was…

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Sheppard Super At LOL

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OPEN-WHEEL VETERAN JEFF TROMBLEY SCORES HOLIDAY CRSA WIN AT LOLR Story By: Gary Spaid/Land of Legends Raceway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com Canandaigua, NY – May 26, 2018 – Gary Spaid, Land of Legends Raceway PR On Saturday the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day Weekend, Land of Legends Raceway initiated its new “Wall of Fame,” inducting the late great Donald “Dutch” Hoag. Present were his son Dean and grandson Alex Hoag to accept the award in a ceremony that took place before racing activity moved to the track. Highlighting the holiday race card was the SuperGen Products with Champion Power…

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Alan Johnson Slides To 122nd Career Win At Land Of Legends Raceway

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Alan Johnson Slides To 122nd Career Win At Land Of Legends Raceway Track champs Marcuccilli, Ferguson & Minutolo beat rain to collect fairgrounds feature gold Story By: Tom Skibinski/Land of Legends Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com Canandaigua, NY – May 19, 2018 – Open-wheel veteran Alan Johnson from Middlesex has been winning car races at the Ontario County Fairgrounds for over 40 years. His 122nd career Pepsi Big-Block Modified victory in the Geneva Club Beverage & Mountain Dew/Armed Forces Saturday Spectacular at Land Of Legends Raceway may have been the shortest after rain trimmed the feature event to 25 laps. “Started sprinkling…

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Britten Takes Troyer Car To Timely Modified Win At Land Of Legends Raceway

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Britten Takes Troyer Car To Timely Modified Win At Land Of Legends Raceway Gray, Griffin & Paine score season firsts, '17 track champ DePuy repeats in full-fender finale Story By: Tom Skibinski/Land of Legends Raceway Photos By: Mark Ranalletta/RacersGuide.com Canandaigua, NY – Modern-day rising star Peter Britten paid a fitting tribute to legendary driver and car builder Maynard Troyer as he parked the Ray Graham-owned no. 21A Troyer Race Cars design in Crosman Airguns victory lane Saturday night at Land Of Legends Raceway. Long-time Spencerport (NY) resident Troyer, who founded Troyer Engineering outside Rochester in 1977, passed away Thursday (May…

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Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY Joins DIRTcar Racing Banner

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Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY Joins DIRTcar Racing Banner Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Jay Fish/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC - Sept. 8, 2017 - The race track formerly known as Canandaigua Speedway will join the DIRTcar Racing sanctioning banner in 2018 as Land of Legends Raceway. The Ontario County Fair Board and promoter Paul Cole have signed a deal for 2018 and '19 for the operation of the speedway in Canandaigua, NY. The track will now be managed and operated as Land of Legends Raceway, building off of the longtime nickname of the famed half-mile race track. "Our…

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Wight Hustles To CNY Speedweeks Victory

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Highside Hustle: Larry Wight Rides the Top Side to Donath Motor Worx CNY Speedweek Win with Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints at Canandaigua Motorsports Park   Story By Mike Mallett / Empire Super Sprints Media Photos By: Randy Mallett / Hammerdown Photo   CANANDAIGUA, NY –June 30, 2017-  There was no shortage of action in the second round of Donath Motor Worx Central New York Speedweek for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park.  Larry Wight and Mike Mahaney thrilled the crowd with a five lap dash to the finish that saw Wight ride the fringes…

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Barney Blast by Reakes for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Win at Canandaigua

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Barney Blast by Reakes for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Win at Canandaigua Story By: MIKE MALLETT/ESS Photos By: Alex & Helen Bruce/RacersGuide.com CANANDAIGUA, NY – Jason Barney hadn’t been to Victory Lane with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints at the Canandaigua Motorsport Park since 2011. The current series point leader remedied that problem by knocking off the win in Saturday night’s 25-lap NAPA Auto Parts U.S. Tour A-Main. Barney bested good friend Sammy Reakes IV. Barney, who started sixth, worked his way into second before a handful of laps were completed. From there he waited for the right…

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Final Turn Pass Earns Sheppard Super DIRTcar Series Win

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Point leader snatches 3rd win from Larry Wight at Canandaigua [xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. – July 2, 2015 – Matt Sheppard snatched victory from Larry Wight with a last-lap final turn low-lane move as a large holiday crowd rose to its feet in a 76-lap Super DIRTcar Series thriller at Canandaigua Motorsports Park Thursday. Wight had retaken the lead from Sheppard with 11 laps to go and opened up a three car-length lead that shrank in a hurry when the pair broke out of lapped traffic momentarily with two laps to go. Wight met a final backmarker exiting turn three…

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Sheppard Dominates Canandaigua Motorsports Park

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CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. - May 20, 2015 - There was no catching Matt Sheppard after he took the lead from pole sitter Steve Paine on lap nine of the 64-lap Jan Corcoran Memorial Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series event Wednesday at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Sheppard had sizeable leads trimmed by four cautions, but he was able to maintain control each time, including a final restart on lap 48. Larry Wight, Sheppard's closest pursuer, drew within four car-lengths of Sheppard's FX Caprara No. 9h on the final lap, but had to settle for the runner-up spot. Paine was third, followed by Brett…

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