Many Honored At Spencer Banquet by Gary Spaid
  The 61st season of auto racing at Spencer Speedway and Dragway came to an end last Saturday, November 21, with the annual awards banquet, held this year at the Palmyra V.F.W. in Palmyra, NY. The event was emceed by track announcers Dan Turner and Roger Miller. On the NASCAR side the oval champions were crowned. Mike Leaty, the former 2007 Modified champion, picked up his first Sunoco Modified championship. Kevin Timmerman came home second in points followed by Tommy Catalano. In the Super Six division Josh Schoonmaker picked up his first championship. Barrett Schenk came home second in points followed by last year’s champion Tim Faro, in third. The Auto Value 4 Cylinder....   Full Story

Hallett Doubles Up, Leaty, Schoonmaker And Tim Catalano Crowned 2015 Champions by Gary Spaid
  The final night of NASCAR racing at Spencer Speedway in 2015 is now in the record books. Brian Hallett won both Super Six features run. He was slowed by just yellow flag in the first 20-lapper and cruised home in a green-to-checkers finish in the second 20-lapper. “This car is just on rails,” stated Hallett following the first feature. After the second feature he added,” We didn’t do a thing to this car. It was still like on a rail.”....   Full Story

Catalano Holds Off Leaty To Win In The SUNOCO Modifieds by Gary Spaid
  It was a full night of racing under a full moon. In the NASCAR Sunoco Modifieds Tommy Catalano picked up his third feature win of the 2015 season at Spencer. “It’s been a rough couple of weeks here at Spencer,” stated Catalano. “I was using everything I had to take this win.” In the Auto Value Four Cylinder Scorpions, Mike Hyman won the first 15-lap feature and Timmy Catalano took top honors in the second 15-lapper. The Super Six....   Full Story

Leaty And Timmerman Take Down Twin Mod Races, Hutchinson Wins NYPA Midget Race by Gary Spaid
  Twin 35-lap NASCAR Sunoco Modified features topped the racing bill last Friday at Spencer Speedway. Kevin Timmerman picked up the first 35-lapper edging out points leader Mike Leaty. “My little girl is here tonight for just the second time this year. It’s a real joy to have her here in victory lane with me,” commented a proud Timmerman. The second 35-lap main was won by Mike Leaty, who overcame a poor restart with five to go....   Full Story

Bill Frisbee Jr. Tops Dave London Memorial, Leaty Wins SUNOCO Mod Main by Gary Spaid
  Its one of the most important Super Stock races of the year, the Dave London 50-lap Memorial. Thanks to Jody London numerous special prizes and awards, totaling almost $6,000, were put together for this race. Bill Frisbee Jr., from West Danby, NY was able to take the win, picking up first place money and nearly $2,500 in contingency prizes. “That was a good time out there tonight,” Frisbee told the fans in victory lane. Before the Super Stocks....   Full Story

Daryl Lewis Wins 61st Anniversary Event by Gary Spaid
  Daryl Lewis Jr. earned his eleventh Spencer Speedway career victory last Friday in a big way, winning the 61-lap anniversary Richie Evans Memorial. Lewis, who had not won since June 27, 2014, was ecstatic in victory lane. “This is awesome.” He said as he paced and waved the checkered flag in the air. “We have been struggling all year. Even tonight we struggled in our heat race. This is awesome.” In the Super Six division, Barrett....   Full Story

Schoonmaker Slides To Win, Night Shortened By Rain by Gary Spaid
  Some might say it was the “blue” full moon. Other might say it was just the way it was. It was a night full of action and odd events. Unfortunately the night was not able to be completely finished as rain moved in and washed out the NASCAR Sunoco Modified feature. Currently plans are to run this make up feature in two weeks. The NYS Super Stocks were on hand and completed their 25-lapper. Tim Gullo, from Chemung, led all 25 laps....   Full Story

Timmy Catalano Stays Perfect, Darren Scherer Wins RoC Race by Gary Spaid
  It was a full night of racing last Friday at Spencer Speedway as the traveling Race of Champions modifieds were on hand for a 75-lap RoC Qualifier. Darren Scherer, who finished second in the third heat, redrew the pole and led all 75 laps to take the RoC victory. Chuck Hossfeld finished a close second followed by Bobby Holmes, Austin Kochinash and Patrick Emerling to round out the top five. “We really like Spencer..."....   Full Story

Spencer Hit By Third Rainout Of The Year by Gary Spaid
  Unfortunately rains have been falling again! Again on Spencer Speedway! Heavy afternoon rains force NASCAR track officials to pull the plug on racing on Friday, July 17. This is the third time this year racing has been rained out at the speedway. Specials for the evening were to have included the third appearance of the New York Super Stocks and Kids Bicycle Races. Both of these events are expected to be rescheduled at a future date. The Race of Champions Modifieds will make their return to the fast half mile oval on Friday, July 24. They will be running a 75 lap feature event. Also racing will be the Super Sixes and Auto Value Scorpions. Race time starts at 7:30 p.m. Anyone who brings their ticket....   Full Story

Dead Heat! by Gary Spaid
  The first NASCAR Sunoco Modified 20-lapper saw Andy Lewis take his first win of the season. “It’s been a while,” stated Lewis in victory lane. But it would be the second feature that created all of the excitement. Kevin Timmerman was holding the outside line exiting the fourth turn and Tommy Catalano was on his left, in the low line. As they came to the finish line in the second NASCAR Sunoco Modified feature of the night it was....   Full Story

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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