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Written By The Mountain Eagle on 2/29/24 | 2/29/24

By Tom Coughlin

The month of March has a busy off track schedule. Saturday, March 2nd. is the 3rd. annual Ivan Joslin Racing #49 pro-stock team, Hummingbird Hills Winery/ Bartlett’s chicken barbecue fundraiser.

Hours are 1:00 pm. until 4:00 pm. Raffles will be drawn starting at 3:30pm. Five free wine tastings are part of the fundraiser along with plenty of basket raffles and more.

 Elmo’s Speed and Supply will hold their annual chassis seminar on Saturday, March 9 at the Polish Community Center at 225 Washington Avenue Extension in Albany, N.Y. 12305. 9:00 am.-5:00 pm. Admission is $100. and ticket sales are only available online at There will be a light breakfast and a lunch, along with door prizes. Presentations will be provided by Bicknell Racing Products, Fox Shocks, Dellos Motorsports, Henry's Exhaust, Hico Fabrication, and more.

 Saturday, March 9th. There will be an all you can eat spaghetti dinner benefit for Darcy Gray in the village of Schoharie at the Schoharie United Presbyterian Church at 314 Main Street. Dinner hours are 4:00 pm. until 7:30 pm. There will be raffles, a bake sale, and shirt sale all to help Darcy with her fight against cancer. Dinners are $15 for ages 10 years old and up. While under 10 are free. 

Pre-sale tickets are available at the New Your Way Cafe at 434 North Main Street, Schoharie.

 Staying with the Schoharie area., veteran driver Bob Vedder is very serious about looking to get together with a car owner to put a competitive team together for the DIRTcar 358 modified division to race at the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. If anyone is interested in forming a team. Bob has a number of sponsors/ supporters that would like to hear from you and he can be reached at 518-231-0253. 

 The Lebanon Valley Speedway inaugural race car show at the Colonie Center Mall in Albany is Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10. 

With all of the effort put into the show, there is sure to be something for everyone.

 Saturday, March 9 & Sunday, March 10 are the dates for the Syracuse Motorsports Expo at the New York State Fairgrounds. Saturday hours are 10:00 am. until 8:00 pm. & Sunday 10:00 am. until 4:00 pm. Many speedways, sanctioning bodies will be on hand , along with plenty of race cars to view. Cost is $13 for adults, children 6-12 are $5 and under 6 are free. There is also a  $20 two day ticket available.

 The annual Fonda Speedway race car show will take place Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24 at the Via/ Port Mall in Rotterdam. 

Results from two weeks ago Friday night show Stewart Friesen in the NASCAR  Truck Series at the Daytona International Speedway. For the Fresh From Florida 250 Started 17th. On lap 6 of the 100 lap feature Stewart would be caught up in another driver’s miscue. Stewart would rebound quite nicely, even running in the top five for a while, even with significant damage to the left front fender of his Toyota.

Friesen miraculously avoided numerous accidents for the remainder of the race, Until the final lap when he would again be collected into another driver's blunder. Stewart was able to salvage a 14th. Place finish, with everything considered, it was not a bad night.

 Over at Volusia Speedway Park with weather a deciding factor. The SDS chose to make both Friday and Saturday’s features 40-laps in distance. 

$6,250 Matt Sheppard, Erick Rudolph, Mat Williamson Demetrios Drellos 6th. Marc Johnson 9th., Alex Yankowski 12th., Billy Decker 16th., C.G. Morey 18th., Peter Britten 19th., anf Jack Lehner 26th. Leader Larry Wight would bring on the red on lap 33 as he made heavy contact with the slower car of Brett Hearn. Wight would flip his number 99, fortunately no one was injured in the mishap.

 Persistent rain overnight and an unfavorable forecast for the rest of Saturday, caused DIRTcar to cancel the finale. Mat Williamson was crowned the SDS Florida champion Saturday, February 24 would find the NASCAR truck series at the Atlanta Motor Speedway for an afternoon event. Friesen would start in 16th. and finish 23rd.

 Mimi Lazzaro is now accepting lap sponsorship for theMay 4th.- Lou Lazzaro Memorial Race. Sponsorship starts at $20 and you can contact Mimi through facebook.

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