November 5th, 2017
Chemung Speedrome Honors Drivers at 2017 Banquet by Carol Houssock
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It was an evening of awards and celebration. The event was Chemung Speedrome’s 2017 season-ending banquet, held again this year at Tioga Downs Casino in Nichols, NY. Jimmy Zacharias earned his sixth Speedrome championship in the headline NASCAR Sunoco Modified division. Zacharias picked up a division-leading seven feature wins and his performance also earned him NASCAR’s NY State title again this year. He took time to thank those who helped him get started as a young boy and ended with the tremendous support from his family and.... Full Story


September 3rd, 2017
Chemung Finale Falls to Rain; INEX Champions Announced by Carol Houssock
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The anticipated season finale wasn’t to be due to a very rainy forecast for Sunday afternoon. Race fans were denied the opportunity of watching the New York Super Stocks, GRIT Dirt Sportsman, and INEX divisions to cap off the 2017 season. There is no rain date. With the three NASCAR track championships having been settled the prior week (Jimmy Zacharias, Sunoco Modifieds), Nick Robinson (Super Stocks), and Jacob Gustafson (4 Cylinders), the formality of declaring the INEX champions was all that was left for the regular divisions.... Full Story
August 26th, 2017
Connor Sellars, Jimmy Zacharias Split Chemung Twin-20’s, Zacharias Claims 6th Championship by Carol Houssock
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The three NASCAR home track divisions at Chemung Speedrome settled the season-long championship chases on a night paying double points across the board. Normally 67 points are available for a driver who can win a heat (5), lead a lap (1), lead the most laps (1) and then win the feature (60). Things were doubled Saturday night, making a maximum of 134 available. Tabulations were especially needed in the Super Stock division, where things were especially close. Feature winners included Connor Sellars and Jimmy Zacharias (Sunoco Modifieds).... Full Story
August 19th, 2017
Thunderstorms Wash Out Chemung; Championships on the Line This Saturday Night by Carol Houssock
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TA forecast of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening was enough to pull the plug on Chemung Speedrome’s scheduled program Saturday night. While the skies remained partly cloudy for most of the day the sky opened up and it poured at what would have been race time. With so few races remaining on the schedule and so many close point chases, drivers had hoped it would not all boil down to a double points race. Unfortunately for some competing in the three NASCAR divisions, that is how 2017 will shake out. Things are looking pretty good for.... Full Story
August 13th, 2017
Jimmy Zacharias Grabs 6th Sunoco Modified Win at Chemung by Carol Houssock
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The forecast was iffy on Saturday night but track management went forward with their plan to present a five-division program with six feature events. Twelve drops of rain at 7:30 was of no consequence and the show went on. Winners on this night included Jimmy Zacharias (Sunoco Modifieds), Tim Gullo (Super Stocks), Triston Kline (4 Cylinders), Gary Ham (INEX Legends), and Garrett Zacharias (Bowen Racecars Bandoleros). Kevin Youngs’ win in the second INEX Legends feature is unofficial as of press time. Jimmy Zacharias got his wish.... Full Story
August 6th, 2017
Jimmy Zacharias Proves the Fastest Car Does Win Sometimes, With Huge RoC Win at Chemung by Carol Houssock
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In racing it’s sometimes said that the fastest car didn’t win the race. On Saturday night at Chemung Speedrome the fastest car did win in the headline event. Jimmy Zacharias took the 75-lap Rod Spalding Classic for the Race of Champions Modifieds, a win he described as very special to him and his team. Other winners included Mike Alcaro (INEX Legends), Seth Zacharias (Bowen Racecars Bandoleros), and Terry Wilson (Classic Modifieds). Jimmy Zacharias set fast time, nearly won his heat race, and drew number four as his starting position.... Full Story
July 30th, 2017
Jimmy Zacharias Capitalizes on Brother’s Bad Luck at Chemung, Wins 5th Sunoco Mod Feature by Carol Houssock
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It was a night of elation over career-first wins and heartbreak over one, possibly two, disqualifications. Throw is a couple doses of bad racing luck for feature leaders, and some were in search of the voodoo doll that had to be somewhere on the grounds. Winners to close out the month of July included Jimmy Zacharias (Sunoco Modifieds), Mike Nichols.... Full Story
July 15th, 2017
Connor Sellars and Zack Knowlden Outrun the Competition in Chemung’s Sunoco Modified Twin-20’s by Carol Houssock
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The next generation of drivers has arrived. Just a few short years ago, teenagers Connor Sellars (Owego, NY) and Zack Knowlden (Horseheads, NY) were making noise on microd tracks in NY State. Saturday night each pulled into victory lane after making louder noise and winning the two 20-lap Sunoco Modified features. Other winners Saturday night included John Lane.... Full Story
July 15th, 2017
Jimmy Zacharias Wins Chemung’s 51-Lap Sunoco Modified Race Honoring Ed McGuire by Carol Houssock
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It was a night of ‘thanks for the memories’ in honor of Ed McGuire, a racing fixture as a racer and car owner for many years in the twin tiers of PA and NY. Nearly 40 businesses and individuals donated money to boost the purse for the top six finishers in a special 51-lap Sunoco Modified race. When it was over it was Jimmy Zacharias who shook Ed’s hand in victory lane.... Full Story
July 8th, 2017
A Tribute to Ed McGuire Night at Chemung Speedrome by Ray Hodge
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Saturday Night July 15, 2017. Capped off with a $1500.00 to win 51 lap Sunoco Modified feature. A lot of sponsors have stepped up to make this night super special for Ed and his family. All of the sponsor money will be paid out in the Modified purse. A list of all of the sponsors will be posted this weekend and the big race will be Saturday July 15. Admission prices and start.... Full Story
July 1st, 2017
Rain Forces Chemung To Cancel by Carol Houssock
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Persistent showers forced Chemung Speedrome management to pull the plug on the Saturday program early in the day, saving travelers from unnecessary travel to the track. Race teams and fans are reminded that there will be no racing at the track this Saturday, July 8th. But, we will roar back into action the next Saturday (July 15th) with a night of special tributes to Ed McGuire. A longtime racer and car owner, Ed has been a fixture in the twin tiers of northern PA and southern NY. The 'Tribute to Ed McGuire' will include a 51-lap feature.... Full Story
June 24th, 2017
TJ Potrzebowski Powers to 2nd Sunoco Modified Win at Chemung by Carol Houssock
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Some people left Chemung Speedrome Saturday night wishing it had rained a little more and forced a cancellation. The start was delayed an hour for a shower and subsequent track drying. Those who are glad the show went on included feature winners TJ Potrzebowski (Sunoco Modifieds).... Full Story
June 17th, 2017
Jimmy Zacharias Dominant in 3rd Consecutive Chemung Sunoco Modified Win by Carol Houssock
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Saturday night’s program at Chemung Speedrome rolled off rather quickly thanks to very few caution flags in qualifying and feature events for the five regular divisions. Winners on a hot and buggy night included Jimmy Zacharias (Sunoco Modifieds), Mike Nichols (Super Stocks), Monica Green (4 Cylinders), Pat Judson (INEX Legends), and Garrett Zacharias (Bowen Racecars Bandoleros). All of them thanked their own fathers and wished a Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers in attendance. A week ago Jimmy Zacharias said his #71 Sunoco Modified.... Full Story
June 10th, 2017
Jimmy Zacharias – Take 2 in Chemung's Sunoco Modifieds by Carol Houssock
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Anyone who shook hands or chatted with Jimmy Zacharias (Sunoco Modifieds), Nick Robinson (Super Stocks), Zack Bennett (4 Cylinders), Kevin Youngs (INEX Legends), or Garrett Zacharias (Bowen Racecars Bandoleros) did so with the eventual winners during the annual Meet & Greet at Chemung Speedrome. Saturday proved to be a perfect night for racing, and a full moon didn’t play a role throughout the program. “We found a lot of issues this week, it’s been hectic,” Jimmy Zacharias said after winning his second Sunoco Modified feature in a row.... Full Story
June 3rd, 2017
Tony Hanbury, Jimmy Zacharias Split Sunoco Modified Twin Bill by Carol Houssock
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Call it a case of fraternal twins – a pair of 20-lap features with two different winners. Such was the case in Chemung Speedrome’s Sunoco Modified division Saturday night. Those feature wins went to longtime rivals Tony Hanbury and Jimmy Zacharias. Other winners included Mike Nichols (Super Stocks), Jacob Gustafson (4 Cylinders), Kevin Youngs (INEX Legends) and Evan Rygielski (Bowen Racecars Bandoleros). “The car gets better every week, but we’ve got a long year ahead,” Owego, NY’s Tony Hanbury said in victory lane after leading.... Full Story
May 27th, 2017
Connor Sellars Parks Buzzie Reutimann Lookalike in Chemung’s Victory Lane by Carol Houssock
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It was one of those nights at Chemung Speedrome – yellow fever, outcome-changing late race cautions, and some first-time winners. Victory lane celebrations were had by Connor Sellars (Sunoco Modifieds), Jacob Gustafson (4 Cylinders), Kevin Youngs (INEX Legends), and Seth Zacharias (Bowen Racecars Bandoleros). The finish in the Super Stock feature is unofficial, but Jim Lamoreaux parked in victory lane. Racing action resumes this Saturday night starting at 6. The best medicine for a disappointing opening night result is to come back.... Full Story
May 20th, 2017
TJ Potrzebowski Back in Chemung’s Victory Lane; Gullo Takes Marshall SS Memorial by Carol Houssock
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On a night dedicated to the memory of the late Gary Marshall, many new memories were made as Chemung Speedrome finally held its 2017 season opener. Heavy rains had wiped out the first two shows, but this one offered up great weather, a nice crowd, and some great racing. TJ Potrzebowski (Sunoco Modifieds), Tim Gullo (RoC Super Stocks), Zack Bennett (4 Cylinders), Pat Judson (INEX Legends), and Garrett Zacharias and Shea Bailey (Bowen Racecars Bandoleros, Outlaws and Bandits) picked up the feature wins, and 22 children picked up.... Full Story
May 14th, 2017
Chemung Opener, Take 3 - Now Set for Saturday, May 20th by Carol Houssock
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Chemung Speedrome is now 0-2 on the season and hopeful that reversing those numbers will work for the much-awaited season opener on May 20. The 3rd Annual Gary Marshall Memorial for the Super Stocks will be contested. This 40-lap event is part of the RoC Super Stock Series and will have lots of extra money and awards for the competitors. The race card also includes the Sunoco Modifieds, 4 Cylinders, INEX Legends and Bowen Racecars Bandoleros. The Gary Marshall Memorial pays the winner $1,000, courtesy of Buckley’s Discount Tire & Brake.... Full Story
May 7th, 2017
Chemung to Try Again: Opener Now May 13th by Carol Houssock
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Despite having a rain date for the scheduled season opener, it wasn’t to be at Chemung Speedrome. The persistent, and sometimes heavy, rain made the decision to bail an easy one for track management. What isn’t easy is rescheduling the touring Race of Champions modifieds and the NYSS series, and they have not been rescheduled as of press time. Momentum now builds for the delayed opener, which will now showcase the track’s five regular divisions with a twin bill for the headline NASCAR Sunoco Modifieds. They will run a pair of 20-lap features while.... Full Story
April 24th, 2017
Chemung Speedrome Welcomes RoC Mods and NYSS for Season Opener by Carol Houssock
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All systems are go for the 2017 season opener at Chemung Speedrome. The track hosts two touring series events along with two of its regular divisions for the Saturday, May 6th lid-lifter. Sunday, May 7th is the track’s rain date. Next weekend kicks off with 5/5 at 5 - Chemung is holding a test and tune session on the 5th day of the 5th month at 5 PM. Race fans are encouraged to stop over and enjoy free admission to the grandstand on Friday, May 5th. The Speedrome’s 5/5 at 5 sets the stage for the opener the next day, and it’s a dandy.... Full Story
April 21st, 2017
Chemung to allow NYSS rules on a trial basis by Ray Hodge
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After some careful consideration and lengthy discussions between Track Officials and competitors, Chemung Speedrome has decided to continue to allow New York Super Stock series rules on a trial basis to begin the 2017 season. Track owner John White stressed that this will be done a trial basis in an attempt to increase weekly car counts. We do not want to chase cars away said White, we are looking for ways to make this class bigger and better. The feedback from competitors was the driving force behind the change back to allowing NYSS rules.... Full Story
April 18th, 2017
Changes Announced for Chemung Speedrome INEX Bandolero Class by Ray Hodge
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The INEX Bandolero class at Chemung has put on some of the most exciting racing at the ‘Drome for the past few years and with efforts to continue to improve this beginners class, Chemung Speedrome has made some changes. Chemung Speedrome would like to welcome US Legend Cars / INEX authorized parts dealer Bowen Racecars on board as the title sponsor of the Bandolero Class for the 2017 season. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to give back to the racer and help support the Bandolero division at Chemung Speedrome.“.... Full Story
January 22nd, 2017
Chemung Speedrome Honors Drivers, Thanks Many by Carol Houssock
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Race teams, fan, and track employees gathered for an evening of awards and celebration at Chemung Speedrome’s 2016 season-ending banquet, this year held at Tioga Downs Casino in Nichols, NY. TJ Zacharias earned his 2nd Speedrome championship in the headline NASCAR.... Full Story


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