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Leaty Comes Home With Spencer SUNOCO Modified Win by Gary Spaid
  ”I’m out of breath,” stated NASCAR Sunoco Modified feature winner Mike Leaty last Friday. “That was a hard fought battle tonight with Kevin (Timmerman). When you come here you know he is the guy to beat. His team prepares a good car, as does my crew.” Timmy Catalano returned to the Auto Value Scorpion victory lane for the fourth week in a row, remaining undefeated in 2015 at Spencer Speedway. Brian Hallett....   Full Story


Spencer Speedway To Host July 4th Douglis Fletcher "Wild Indian" Memorial Drag Races by Lee DeRidder
  Chuck and Lee DeRidder will be hosting the 4th of July Douglis Fletcher “Wild Indian” Memorial Drag Race at Spencer Speedway. This event is also lovingly sponsored, by His wife, Kris Fletcher. Douglis Fletcher was a long time racer at the speedway and passed away last fall from cancer at the age of 59. Douglis bought his car “the Wild Indian” a 1974 Pontiac Firebird back in 2008. He began racing at Spencer’s that year. He met his wife Kris and married in 1977. There were many years that he would go out to Norwalk OH for the Pontiac Nationals races. Douglis was an Eagle Scout and an avid skeet shoot. Using his skeet shooting skills he even competed for the Olympic trials. His day job was a quality control....   Full Story


Catalano Tops Mod Squad And Scorpions by Gary Spaid
  Tom Catalano picked up his first NASCAR Sunoco Modified feature win off the 2015 at Spencer Speedway last Friday, while younger brother Timmy Catalano earned the top spot in the 15-lap Auto Value 4-Cylinder scorpion feature. For Tommy it was his third career win at the fast half mile oval. For his brother Tim, it was his also his third career win at the speedway, having won last year and the opener this year. “I didn’t want to see that..."....   Full Story


Weather Again Cancels Spencer's June 12 RoC Night by Gary Spaid
  ”Last week the weather forecast was 60 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms. This Friday the weatherman is calling for an 80 percent chance of rain,” stated Spencer Speedway track promoter John White. “It seems we just can’t get a break with our RoC program.” The RoC modified will be returning to Spencer on July 24 with a 100-lap Race of Champions qualifier. Next week, June 19th the program at Spencer Speedway will be, as scheduled, the Whelen Engineering Night. On tap that night will be the NYS Super Stocks in a 25 lap feature, Sunoco Modifieds, Super Sixes and the Auto Value Four Cylinder Scorpions. Race time is set for 7:30 p.m. Spencer Speedway is located just fifteen minutes....   Full Story


Spencer Moves RoC Night To June 12th by Gary Spaid
  ”The weather forecast is 60 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms tonight,” stated Spencer Speedway track promoter John White. “I have contacted the RoC officials and negotiated to run their 75 lap main next week, June 12. There is no reason for race teams to travel great distances and the possibility of putting our fans in danger. It’s best to just turn the entire program over to run on June 12th.” Also on the June 12th, race card are double point shows for both the Super Sixes and the Auto Value 4-Cylinder Scorpions. Race time starts a half hour earlier than normal, at 7:00 p.m. Anyone who brings their ticket stub back the following week gets a $3 discount off an adult or senior ticket....   Full Story


Ladies Night At Spencer by Gary Spaid
  The supposed “weaker” sex, dominated the racing action last Friday at NASCAR’s Spencer Speedway. Two of the three features run were won by lady drivers. Former track champion, Amy Catalano picked up her seventh all time Spencer Speedway Sunoco Modified feature win. Her son Timmy Catalano won his second straight Auto Value 4-Cylinder Scorpion feature and Ashley Schoonmaker won her first ever Super Six main event....   Full Story


Mike Leaty Wins Modified Opener, Terry Cheetham Wins N.Y.S. Super Stocks by Gary Spaid
  The 61st annual season of auto racing got started on an evening complete with a real chill in the air off Lake Ontario. But Mike Leaty heated up his Hoosier and drove to a dominating victory in the opening 35-lapper for the NASCAR Sunoco Modifieds. In other action, Terry Cheetham won the opening round of the New York State Super Stocks, Tim Catalano took top honors in the Auto Value 4-Cylinder Scorpions and....   Full Story


Spencer Speedway Welcomes New Staff Members by Spencer Speedway
  Well the winter was very long and racing will be starting soon. We want to welcome some new people to our staff. Dave Johnston who was the assistant flagger is now the new Race Director. Dave started working at the track in turn 3. Then 2 years ago he moved into the Assistant Flagger position. We think that Dave will do a great job as the Race Director. We also want to welcome Dave Heimes as the new assistant flagger. Dave Heimes is very involved with the Mic Rod club and we are very excited to have him working at the track. We also have hired Tom Keyes as the new Tech Inspector to help Chuck.   Full Story


Spencer Speedway To Host 15 NASCAR Nights Of Racing by Gary Spaid
  Spencer Speedway Officials recently released their 2015 NASCAR Racing season schedule. 2015 will be the 61st year of auto racing at this historic upstate NY speedway. The speedway opens with its traditional “Test & Tune “ session on May 15th. Race teams will be able to obtain their NASCAR licenses at that time. NASCAR Racing starts the following week on Friday, May 22nd. They will run weekly, with the exception of July 3rd, through Labor day Friday, September 4th. There will be three weekly regular divisions in operation; the Sunoco Modifieds, the Auto Value 4 Cylinder Scorpions and the Super 6’s.   Full Story


Smith Secures Historic Mark At Spencer by Jason Cunningham/NASCAR
  Rusty Smith closed out one chapter of his racing career with the equivalent of a walk-off win as he captured a record third-straight track title at Upstate New York’s Spencer Speedway. Smith, from Oxford, New York, became the first driver in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series era at Spencer to win three titles in a row. “I didn’t know that until they announced it at the [Spencer] banquet,” Smith said. “It’s pretty cool when you stop and think about it.” Smith’s first two Spencer titles were earned in a car fielded by Greg Frutchey, but Frutchey switched his focus for 2014 to support his son’s budding racing career.   Full Story


Rusty Smith Is Big Winner At The Spencer Speedway Banquet by Gary Spaid
  The 60th annual Spencer Speedway and Dragway Banquet took place on November 15, at the Palmyra VFW, Route 31 in Palmyra, NY. The activities were mc’ed by oval track announcer Joe Marotta and drag announcer Roger Miller. There were 160 guests on hand. On hand were the top asphalt drivers in the Rochester, NY area to receive their recognition from both NASCAR and the local speedway. NASCAR Points ended up differ from the track points as non sanctioned nights, like the RoC night, were eliminated from the track point totals to determine the NASCAR titlists. In the NASCAR 4 Cylinder Scorpions, Shaun Frarey picked.   Full Story


2014 NY Super Stock Banquet by Laurie Hixson
  Nearly 70 drivers, crew members, sponsors and race fans attended the 1st ever NY Super Stock Series awards banquet held at the Capizzo’s restaurant in Ontario, NY this past Saturday night November 8th. The NY Super Stock series has been in competition for 3 full seasons. With the help of many key people and businesses adding to the purse. They had 126 total driver entries in the class this year. The season consisted of 7 races at Spencer Speedway and Adirondack Speedway, averaging 18 cars per race. Bob Lippa Jr. , promoter of the series was quick to thank Chuck & Lee DeRidder, as well as Larry Steurrys of Spencer.   Full Story


Smith Claims His Third Straight Spencer Title; Not Returning In 2015 by Gary Spaid
  It all started back in 2012. Rusty Smith from Oxford, NY was named the Spencer Speedway Sunoco Modified Champion. He repeated this feat in 2013 and again this year, for third straight year in a row. But in post race interviews last week he revealed he would be racing dirt modifieds on Friday nights next year. “I really like to race at Spencer, but the two hour drive each week is becoming difficult,” Smith related. “Next year I’ll race closer to home.” As for the racing in last week’s season finale, Mike Leaty won the 75-lap Sunoco Modified main event but fell short in claiming the track title.   Full Story

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