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Matt Sheppard Headlines 2019 Land of Legends Banquet With 9th Points Crown
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 10:00 am
The curtain dropped on the 2019 season for Land Of Legends Raceway as a full house celebrated the 56 th year of motorsports in Canandaigua with the annual awards banquet staged at King's Party House on Saturday, Jan. 18.
Rudolph & Root Take It To The Bank In Land Of Legends 2019 Season Finale
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 06:20 am
With anticipation of the mega-dollar DIRTcar 'Build Your Bank Challenge' presented by Phelps Cement Products and Canandaigua Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram reaching a crescendo during the final weekend of September, in truly fitting fashion encore performances by weekly Saturday night stars Erick Rudolph and Kevin Root brought down the curtain on the 2019 season at Land Of Legends Raceway. It only took an extra day as promoter Paul Cole's second special of the month was extended to Sunday for the second time as rain once again soaked the Ontario County Fairgrounds oval midway through the fast-paced race program.
Poirier Perfect In Extended NY Nationals Weekend Sweep At Land Of Legends
Tue, Sep 10th 2019 08:00 am
In what may amount to his swan song on the Northeastern sprint car circuit, Frenchman Steve Poirier was right on key after sweeping the extended three-day weekend at Land Of Legends Raceway. The rain-delayed New York Nationals short-track extravaganza closed out Sunday afternoon and for first-ever 360 Sprint Car event winner Poirier, he probably wouldn't mind an entire speedweek at the Ontario County Fairgrounds oval where he now owns an even half-dozen feature wins in winged competition.
Poirier & Barney Take Twin 15s In NY Nationals 360 Sprint Qualifying
Sun, Sep 8th 2019 06:00 am
Veteran wingmen Steve Poirier and Jason Barney officially launched promoter Paul Cole's first-ever New York Nationals on Friday night, each banking a cool $1,000 for victories in the 360 Sprint Car 'Twin 15s' Qualifiers at Land Of Legends Raceway. Both past winners at LOLR, Frenchman Poirier and CNY standout Barney, along with race runner-ups Jordan Thomas andJonathan Preston, advanced to tomorrow's special pole dash that will determine the front rows' starting line-up for Saturday's $5,000-to-win main event.
Alan Johnson Legendary Streak Hits 45 Years With 124th Big-Block Triumph
Sun, Sep 1st 2019 09:00 pm
It may have been an "open" event without any points awarded or a track championship on the line, yet for veteran Alan Johnson his first Modified victory of the season meant so much more. Not only did Johnson increase his all-time track Pepsi Big-Block win mark to 124 at Land Of Legends Raceway, the Middlesex wheelman extended his streak to 45 consecutive seasons with at least one victory to his credit. And it was his first-ever checkered flag at the hallowed Canandaigua half-miler on May 3, 1975 that lit the fire and 'A.J. Slideways' has kept stoking the flame ever since.
Land Of Legends Gearing Up For 1st New York Nationals 360 Sprint Showdown
Wed, Aug 28th 2019 08:05 pm
The most lucrative weekend for wingmen in the history of Land Of Legends Raceway is less than a month away as the first-ever New York Nationals 360 Sprint Car Championship goes green Sept. 6-7. Showcasing some of the best sprint car teams in the Northeast, top wheelmen will be sharing over $35,000 in the two-day NY Nationals extravaganza.
Inaugural New York Nationals Weekend Sportsman Format Finalized
Wed, Aug 28th 2019 08:00 pm
In just over a week's time Land Of Legends Raceway will play host to the most lucrative weekend of racing ever presented by track promoter Paul Cole. The first-ever New York Nationals goes green Sept. 6-7.
Sheppard Wins The Battle & The War In Big-Block Mod Season Showdown
Sun, Aug 25th 2019 07:00 am
This time around nothing could upset Matt Sheppard's bid to reclaim the coveted Canandaigua crown as the Waterloo warrior scorched the field to score his eighth Pepsi Big-Block Modified feature win of the season and sew up a ninth points championship at Land Of Legends Raceway. "This is the way you want to cap off a season, high money earned, start behind everybody and get to the front, this is really special," beamed Sheppard, 37, who captured his first track title in 2009 and racked up seven straight from 2011-17.
Heavy Rain Forces Cancellation Of Saturday Show At Land Of Legends
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 05:00 am
The 2019 racing season has been a rainy season as track officials were forced to cancel the 'Saturday Spectacular' at Land Of Legends Raceway after an overnight deluge and multiple morning cloudbursts soaked the Ontario Co. Fairgrounds oval.
Point Leaders Pounce With Strong Performances At Fairgrounds
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 am
Open-wheel ace Matt Sheppard and full-fender veteran Adam DePuy extended their respective point leads in the 'Saturday Spectacular' at Land Of Legends Raceway, dominating the feature race action like they have done throughout much of the 2019 campaign in Canandaigua. The Geneva Club Beverage and Cargill sponsored five-star show was no different from day one with Sheppard registering his seventh Pepsi Big-Block Modified win and DePuy capturing a track-best eighth triumph in the Smith Bros. Drywall Street Stock finale. Since sharing victory lane in the May 4 opener, the dynamic dirt duo has taken top dollar the same night on five occasions this season
Rudolph & Root Triumph With Last Lap Land Of Legends Heroics
Mon, Aug 5th 2019 05:00 am
Racing resumed with the first 'Saturday Spectacular' of the month at Land Of Legends Raceway and it was reigning points king Erick Rudolph overtaking current leader Matt Sheppard on the white flag lap to post his fourth feature win in the headline Pepsi Big-Block Modified division. Open-wheel all-star Kevin Root waited even longer than Rudolph, ducking under A.J. Lloyd entering turn one on the final circuit to register his third win of 2019 in Canandaigua Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram Sportsman Modified competition.
Bristol Bests 40-Car Fair Field In Ontario County Sportsman Championship
Sun, Jul 28th 2019 09:00 am
Canandaigua Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram Sportsman Modified contenders took center stage Wednesday night with top title chaser Kane Bristol exhibiting home track supremacy to win the 'Cabin Fever 40,' worth $2,000 and bragging rights as champion of the 176th Annual Ontario County Fair at Land Of Legends Raceway.
Sheppard Pads Points Lead With 6th Big-Block Triumph At Land Of Legends
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 08:00 am
After rain dumped back-to-back shows at Land Of Legends Raceway, the first 'Saturday Spectacular' of the month finally made its way into the track record book in heated fashion. It was 'Autograph Night' presented by ADMAR Construction Equipment and Young Agency with 'Super' Matt Sheppard able to pad his points lead with another signature win, providing fans with plenty of thrills both during and after the annual intermission interaction. Sheppard mingled with many from the grandstand crowd that packed the homestretch during the customary program break, then posed again for photos in victory lane following his track-best sixth Pepsi Big-Block Modified win of the season.
Fireworks Fly As Sheppard Savors Stunning Series Victory In Canandaigua
Fri, Jul 5th 2019 04:30 pm
All the fireworks in the annual Independence Day holiday special at Land Of Legends Raceway were saved for the track as Matt Sheppard scored a shocking victory in the Super DIRTcar Series for Pepsi Big-Block Modifieds with Paulie Colagiovanni scorching the banner 360 Sprint Classic Series field for his second straight Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints triumph.
Rudolph & Root Romp In Land Of Legends Mid-Season Championship Runs
Mon, Jul 1st 2019 07:00 am
Mid-Season Championship runs on Honeoye Auto Parts/American Equipment Night offered a preview of what may come in two more months as Pepsi Big-Block Modified point leaders Erick Rudolph and Matt Sheppard finished 1-2 in their 50-lap main event while Canandaigua Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram Sportsman Modified front-runners Kevin Root and Kane Bristol successfully defended home soil, securing the top-two spots in the 40-lap DIRTcar Northeast Series Central Region showdown. Both Erik Karlsen (Mike Emhof Motorsports 305 Sprint Car) and Mike Welch (Smith Bros. Drywall Street Stock) reached victory lane for the first time this season, completing the Saturday Spectacular in record time as only a handful of caution periods slowed the four-feature fairgrounds frenzy.
Point Leaders Sheppard & Rudolph Split DIRTcar Double At Land Of Legends
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 05:00 am
Pepsi Big-Block Modified point leaders Matt Sheppard and Erick Rudolph returned to winning form Saturday as the seasoned second-generation chauffeurs shared victory lane at Land Of Legends Raceway while New Jersey invader Davie Franek extended his own points advantage on the heels of his third Patriot Sprint Tour triumph of 2019 at the hallowed half-miler.
Rudolph Ends Sheppard Streak, DePuy Motors On To 5th Straight At LOLR
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 06:20 am
The six-feature fanfest at Land Of Legends Raceway was certainly a 'Saturday Spectacular' with as many twists and turns as the speedway itself. Third-generation standout Erick Rudolph stopped 'Super' Matt Sheppard's Pepsi Big-Block Modified feature win streak at three while Adam DePuy remained unbeaten with his fifth straight Smith Bros. Drywall Street Stock triumph.
Rain Delays Racing For Another Week At Land Of Legends Speedplant
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 05:10 pm
For the second straight week, track officials were forced to call an early cancellation of the program after a sudden cloudburst soaked Land Of Legends Raceway and sent fans and race teams rushing for cover on Hoselton Chevrolet/Sherwin-Williams Paint Stores Night.
Downpour Dumps On Land Of Legends, Make-Up Street Stock Main Set For June 1
Sun, May 26th 2019 09:00 pm
The black clouds that hovered around Land Of Legends Raceway throughout Saturday afternoon and early evening finally unloaded, with a torrential downpour forcing track officials to postpone the remainder of the motorsports program on Smith Bros. Drywall Night. Yet the final rainy result didn't come before second-year speedway promoter Paul Cole took every chance attempting to complete the show for those avid fans and racers that arrived for the annual holiday happening.
Hat Trick For Sheppard With Latest Land Of Legends Big-Block Modified Win
Mon, May 20th 2019 07:00 am
Can anyone top Matt Sheppard? Not this Saturday, nor last Saturday, and not the season-opening Saturday Spectacular at Land Of Legends Raceway on May 4 after 'Super Matt' made it three straight in the headline Pepsi Big-Block Modified division on the Ontario County Fairgrounds.
Sheppard Streak Continues At LOLR In 2nd Straight Saturday Showstopper
Mon, May 13th 2019 05:00 am
'Super' Matt Sheppard was just that on Saturday night as the Northeast's hottest driver streaked to his second straight Pepsi Big-Block Modified victory at Land Of Legends Raceway in front of a chilled crowd that filled the Ontario Co. Fairgrounds.
Hebing & Sheppard Silence Mother Nature In 56th Land Of Legends Lid-Lifter
Mon, May 6th 2019 07:00 am
After intermittent drizzle throughout the day threatened yet another season-opening effort by track promoter Paul Cole, open-wheel veterans Chuck Hebing and Matt Sheppard kept Mother Nature in their rear view mirror all night long en route to dominating performances in the lead-off Saturday Spectacular at Land Of Legends Raceway.
Land Of Legends Raceway Breaks Ground On Start To 2019 Race Season
Sun, Apr 14th 2019 06:00 am
Sun-filled skies and temperatures in the high-60s greeted racers and fans Saturday afternoon as Land of Legends Raceway unlocked its gates for a 56th season of motorsports activity at the historic half-mile clay oval. Second-year track promoter Paul Cole and his staff welcomed back nearly 40 teams and a couple hundred eager fans, with the Ontario County Fairgrounds speedway gearing up for its 42nd year of DIRTcar racing in 2019.
Fri, Apr 5th 2019 11:55 am
On the brink of kicking off the 56 th season of auto racing at Land of Legends Raceway, promoter Paul Cole has already laid the ground work for a lucrative season-finale at the historic Ontario County Fairgrounds clay oval.
56th Season-Opener On Horizon For Land Of Legends Raceway In 2019
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 07:30 am
Anticipation continues to grow for fans and racers in Ontario County as Land of Legends Raceway readies for its 56th season of motorsports activity on the fairgrounds. Popular promoter Paul Cole is back at the helm, in 2019 offering a four-star show of Pepsi/Geneva Club Beverage Big-Block Modified, Sportsman, Mike Emhof Motorsports 305 Sprint Car and Big Dog Country 103.5FM Radio Street Stock action in every Saturday Spectacular staged through Labor Day weekend.
Marcuccilli, Ruggles & DePuy share honors at Land Of Legends Raceway '18 Awards Banquet
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 05:00 pm
Third-generation chauffeur Erick Rudolph from Ransomville, N.Y. capped off a stellar season Saturday evening, Jan. 12, as nearly 300 drivers, owners, crew members, track officials, corporate partners, family and friends of racing filled the spacious dining room of the King's Party House in Canandaigua, New York to officially bring to a close the 55th season of auto racing during the 2018 Land Of Legends Raceway Awards Banquet.
Marcuccilli, Ruggles & DePuy Capture Coveted 2018 Canandaigua Crowns
Mon, Sep 3rd 2018 08:00 am
'Season Championship Night' presented by Filer's Powersports and American Equipment closed out the 2018 Canandaigua campaign and it was Dave Marcuccilli, Darryl Ruggles and Adam DePuy capturing division point crowns under first-year Land Of Legends Raceway promoter Paul Cole.
Dunn Takes Checkers, 2018 LOLR Big-Block Title To Rudolph By Single Point
Mon, Aug 27th 2018 06:15 am
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 track titlist Matt Sheppard by a mere one point in the season-long chase for Canandaigua's coveted Pepsi Big-Block Modified crown.
Sheppard Pads Points Lead, Big-Block Mod Champion Crowned Next Week
Mon, Aug 20th 2018 05:00 am
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.
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.