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Win #123 And Counting As Alan Johnson Extends Career Mark In Canandaigua
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 05:30 am
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 was the third time I even went to a dirt track," recalled Johnson, now 60, after launching his speedway career in 1974 at the same half-mile oval that would become a weekend hangout for the next four decades. "Before that I went to Waterloo in the early 60s to watch my dad race and then to Rolling Wheels after it first opened around 1970. Probably saw more asphalt races at Lancaster where my father ran a lot back in those days."
Wright Newest Big-Block Legend, Poirier Tops Record ESS 360 Field At Fairgrounds
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 06:00 pm
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.'
Rudolph & Ruggles Romp Before Rain Soaks Land Of Legends Raceway
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 05:55 am
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 Car Series twin-bill. Adam DePuy held off weekly rival Marc Minutolo to claim his seventh Big Dog Country Street Stock trophy before rain stopped the Donath Motor Worx Sportsman finale with six laps in the books.
Point Champs Marcuccilli & DePuy, Kid Karklin Clear Winners At Canandaigua
Mon, Jul 16th 2018 06:20 am
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.
Max McLaughlin Leads New Land Of Legends Pepsi Modified Generation
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 07:30 am
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. I
Flag-To-Flag Firsts For Fairgrounds Favorites Danny Johnson & Chuck Hebing
Fri, Jul 6th 2018 05:00 pm
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.
Britten & Phelps Scorch Field In Land Of Legends Big-Block Doubleheader
Mon, Jul 2nd 2018 06:00 am
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.
Evening Rain Showers Postpone Land Of Legends Main Events On Saturday
Mon, Jun 25th 2018 05:00 am
On a night honoring DIRT Motorsports founder and former Land of Legends Raceway promoter Glenn Donnelly, the weather became more conducive to Super DIRT Week ---his premier production--- in autumn as rain forced track officials to secure make-up dates on the 2018 speedway schedule for all three main events.
Western New Yorkers Rudolph & Bennett Score Long-Awaited LOLR Wins
Mon, Jun 18th 2018 06:00 am
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 the Ontario County Fairgrounds, with Rudolph pocketing $2,000 after the 35-lap Pepsi Big-Block Modified feature and Bennett collecting the $300 winner's share in the 20-lap Mike Emhof Motorsports 305 Sprint Car A-Main.
Patriot Sprint Tour from Land of Legends Raceway Soars on Speedway Showcase this Weekend
Thu, Jun 14th 2018 05:00 pm
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.
Reigning Point Kings Sheppard & Marcuccilli Rally For Latest LOLR Wins
Mon, Jun 11th 2018 06:00 pm
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.
Sheppard Surges To 3rd Big-Block Victory At Land Of Legends Raceway
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 06:00 am
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 running low the whole race, and darn good there, that gave me the freedom to move around a little. I could see where I was catching him and where I wasn't so I was able to use that knowledge to get us to the front."
Open-Wheel Veteran Jeff Trombley Scores Holiday CRSA Win At LOLR
Sun, May 27th 2018 11:00 am
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.
CRSA To Invade The Land of Legends Saturday
Thu, May 24th 2018 04:00 pm
After a three-week break, the stars and cars of the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series roars back to action Saturday night at the legendary Land of Legends Raceway. The event will be the first of five events at the half-mile track, all of which are part of the CRSA/Land of Legends Challenge Series.
Alan Johnson Slides To 122nd Career Win At Land Of Legends Raceway
Mon, May 21st 2018 02:00 pm
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 out there and saw him starting to push so I just had to get underneath him," figured Johnson, in a wet winner's circle, describing his late-race pass of Justin Wright en route to the $2,000 triumph. 'A.J. Slideways' shadowed Wright for a dozen laps before ducking underneath exiting turn four to complete lap 25 before a final yellow flag flew and an ensuing downpour forced track officials to call it a night.
Britten Takes Troyer Car To Timely Modified Win At Land Of Legends Raceway
Sun, May 13th 2018 08:00 pm
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 10) at age 79 following a long illness. Himself a trusted Troyer Race Cars parts distributor near his home in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Britten has scored all four of his Pepsi Big-Block Modified wins at LOLR in a Troyer ride since crossing the globe in 2010.
Decisive Victories By Sheppard & Barney Headline 55th Canandaigua Opener
Mon, May 7th 2018 06:20 am
Convincing victories by open-wheel stars Matt Sheppard and Jason Barney brought Land Of Legends Raceway back to life for the 55th season-opening motorsports event as the lead-off Saturday Spectacular presented by A-Verdi Storage Containers launched a new racing era in Ontario County under the direction of track operator Paul Cole.
Land Of Legends Raceway 360 Sprint Series Debut Boasts $4,000 Point Fund
Wed, Apr 25th 2018 06:00 am
A prolific supporter of both the CRSA 305 Sprint Series and Patriot Sprint Tour in past seasons, new Land of Legends Raceway promoter Paul Cole has provided yet another monetary boost for winged warriors invading Ontario County in 2018. Creation of the inaugural Land of Legends Raceway 360 Sprint Classic Series is set to encompass four race dates with Empire Super Sprint and Patriot Sprint Tour travelers in line to share a lucrative $4,000 point fund posted by Cole's own SuperGen Products business, a major supplier of Champion Power Equipment.
55th Season Of Auto Racing Finally Underway At Land Of Legends Raceway
Sun, Apr 22nd 2018 07:00 am
A comfortable combination of cool temperatures and sunny skies were prevalent Saturday afternoon as promising promoter Paul Cole and his revamped Land of Legends Raceway welcomed back dozens of dedicated teams and devoted fans to officially launch the 55thfull season of motorsports at the historic half-mile clay oval.
Non-Qualifiers To Dip In Land Of Legends Raceway Season-Ending Prize Pool
Tue, Apr 17th 2018 07:00 pm
The increase in weekly race purses and season-ending point fund awards for all classes competing at Land of Legends Raceway in 2018 has triggered great interest among race teams both old and new. With a total purse in excess of $22,000 reserved for each 'Saturday Spectacular' showcasing Pepsi Big-Block Modified, Donath Motor Worx Sportsman, Big Dog Country Street Stock and Mike Emhof Motorsports 305 Sprint Car classes, along with 100% of every driver's pit entry fee contributed to their respective class point fund, teams have good reason to call Canandaigua home every weekend during the upcoming race season.
Land Of Legends Raceway Set To Lead Off With Double Dose Of Dirt Action
Sun, Apr 15th 2018 08:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY - April 15, 2018 - Tom Skibinski, Land of Legends Raceway PR As wet and windy spring weather conditions continue to keep speedway officials busy in their efforts to offer opening-day programs, the Land of Legends Raceway promotional team of Paul Cole, General Manager Greg Emerson and Race Director Greg Hixson remains one of the most active.
Wind, More Wet Weather Delay 2018 Land Of Legends Raceway Opener To April 21
Tue, Apr 10th 2018 05:00 am
For the second time in two tries, poor weather conditions have forced promoter Paul Cole to drop a scheduled practice day at Land of Legends Raceway. The special warm-up session slated for Thr., April 12 has been moved to Saturday afternoon (April 14th), pushing back the long-awaited season-opening 'Saturday Spectacular' to Apr. 21.
Cold & Wet Weather Cancel April 7 Practice At Land Of Legends Raceway
Wed, Apr 4th 2018 05:00 am
The first of two practice sessions scheduled for Sat., April 7 at the Land of Legends Raceway has been cancelled. A second round of pre-season warm-ups is slated for Thr., April 12 beginning at 5 p.m.
Land Of Legends Raceway Gearing Up For 55th season-opener on April 14
Thu, Mar 29th 2018 03:00 pm
Pair of practice days slated for April 7 & April 12 at historic Ontario County Fairgrounds oval
Land of Legends Raceway Announces Driver's Race License Program for 2018
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:00 am
CANANDAIGUA, NY - February 7, 2018 - Land of Legends Raceway has announced the process for racers to prepare for the season. Being that both the Big Blocks and Sportsman classes run under the DIRT sanctioning, all competitors in both classes must possess a 2018 DIRT license. In order to make that process simple for all of our competitors, we have listed on our website the forms necessary to obtain that license.
Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY Announces 305 Sprint Car Plans for 2018
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 04:25 pm
CANANDAIGUA, NY — January 10, 2018 — Land of Legends Raceway has announced the rules for the Mike Emhof Motorsports 305 Sprint Car Class for 2018.
Land of Legends Raceway Announces 2018 Point Fund
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 12:00 pm
We are pleased to announce in advance our own way of thanking the drivers that will be entering races next season.
Land of Legends Raceway Inks Deal for 2018 & 2019 Seasons
Wed, Sep 6th 2017 11:00 am
The Ontario County Fair Board and Paul Cole have signed a deal for 2018 and 2019 for the operation of the speedway in Canandaigua, NY.