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Written By The Mountain Eagle on 7/3/24 | 7/3/24

By Tom Coughlin

Tonight at Dodge City Speedway in Howes Cave is a regular Go-Kart program, plus Senior Wing Champs racing for $200. 

 Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon will have all weekly divisions, plus the slingshots.

 Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta will host a DiCarlo Auto Body 358 modified Shootout along with all weekly divisions. 

 Tomorrow and Sunday is the Pioneer Gas Engine Association 57th annual Gas-Up where they will be displaying historical engines powered by Gasoline, steam, and oil, at their grounds off of Route 443 in Gallupville. The gps address is 130 Murphy Road, Schoharie, N.Y. 12157 

The free show is open 10:00 am. until 5:00 pm. both days. 

 Fonda Speedway will host the F.X. Caprara Car Companies Thunder on the Thruway Series, presented by Parks Companies on Saturday. The modifieds, Crate 602 sportsman, and pro stock divisions will race for increased pures. All other weekly divisions will also be on the program.

 Sunday at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park will be Father's Day Blast all weekly divisions will be racing. 

 Sunday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vermont they will host the Slate Valley 50, $10,000 to win for modifieds as the Short Track Super Series visits for the only time in 2024.The sportsman modifieds will race topless in a 40-lap feature for $2,000.

 Melissa Shoemaker-Pigliavento assures me that she will have the tribute shirts of her father Kenny "The Shoe" Shoemaker  available at Fonda Speedway on Wednesday, July 3 for the Short Track Super Series Firecracker 50 for modifieds. This is the second tribute shirt that has been designed for Shoemaker and represents The Shoe's win 49 years ago to the day July 3, 1975. The new shirt represents the Joe Leto number 50. Shirts can be pre-ordered by contacting Melissa at 518-816-5472, or messenger through facebook, or by email at No deposit is required and if you can not get to the track shirts can be shipped for $6 per shirt. Shirts larger than 2x and kids sizes will need to be pre-ordered. Shoemaker will also have the first shirt design which was the Alan Kugler Barrelhead Rootbeer car available for $25 and if you buy one shirt at regular price you can get a small or medium sized shirt for only $5. 

 Results- Unfortunately, Friday was burdened with scattered showers predicted throughout New York. Forcing most tracks to cancel. Luckily for Bobby Varin the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. was able to get in their program. Varin earned his second modified win in a row at the Finger Lake region 4/10 mile track.

 Saturday night was a busy one at Fonda as they ran a couple of make-up features. The Amsterdam Truck Center modified division ran two 22-lap features. Feature number one was won by a long-time friend of the Lape family as Brian Pessolano earned his first win of 2024, with Jessica Friesen finishing second and Roger Henion Jr. was third.

Demetrios Drellos won his first race of the season at Fonda in taking the second 22-lap modified feature, with Rocky Warner second and Ronnie Johnson completing the top three. The Swagger Factory Apparel crate 602 sportsman division 25-lap feature was won by Mike Kallbrenner as he

the victory ahead of Dylan Madsen and Stephen Gray. In the make-up Swagger Factory Apparel feature from May 25 Clayton DuMond scored the win over Payton Talbot and Dylan Madsen. In the Leatherstocking Credit Union pro stock division 20-lap feature Ivan Joslin claimed the win over Devon Camenga and Nick Stone.

Third generation driver Rococo Constantino earned his first win in the Montgomery County Office for Aging limited sportsman division 15-lap feature,with Timothy Wilmot and A,J, Greco filling the podium. In the make-up limited sportsman feature from April 27,  A.J. Greco earned the victory over Josh Coonradt and Ryan Sweet. 

The Fonda Fair 4 cylinder division saw Jay Ingersoll win the dual cam division and Kenny Hollenbeck won the single cam division. 

Glen Ridge Motorsports Park lost their Sunday program to the rain. 

Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown held their Nostalgia Night on Sunday and it was Peter Britten taking the 30-lap modified feature win. Alex Yankowski finished .4 seconds behind, with Anthony Perrego, Marc Johnson, and Billy VanInwgen completing the top five. Other area drivers were David Schilling in 7th., Neil Stratton 15th., and Robert

Bublak 18th.

Tuesday at Weedsport Speedway the Super DIRTcar Series big block modifieds ran in the Ferris Commercial Mowers 50. 

Mat Williamson claimed the win over Jimmy Phelps, Matt Sheppard, Jack Lehner, and Peter Britten. In the DIRTcar sportsman division Central Region opener Cody McPherson won the feature over Cedric Gauvreau and Zach Sobotka. Zach Buff finished 18th. and Daryl Nutting.

 Coming up on Tuesday, June 25 the Super DIRTcar Series will visit the Great Race Place at Albany-Saratoga Speedway for the Don Davies New York Modifieds 76. DIRTcar sportsman and DIRTcar pro-stock will also have features.

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