While the Buffalo-Niagara area is hardly on par with auto racing hot beds like Charlotte or Indianapolis, there is a substantial presence in the area when it comes to stock car racing, drag racing and dirt track racing. If Saturday night local racing isn’t enough for you, there are some NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA and World of Outlaws tracks within just a few hours of the area.
|Sportsman mods - Lancaster - 2013|
|Summernationals - Ransomville - 2013|
Ransomville Speedway – Friday night dirt track racing in Niagara County features 358 modifieds, sportsman, street stocks, 4-cylinders and more. The biggest race of the year is the Alex Friesen Sumernationals, taking place Tuesday, August 5th and featuring the SuperDIRT Series BigBlock Modifieds for the race’s 30th anniversary running.
|Race of Champions Mods - Holland - 2013|
Holland Speedway – the NASCAR-sanctioned asphalt oval track's schedule included the recent Race of Champions Asphalt Modifieds on Saturday, July 5th.
What’s nearby? – among others:
Super DIRT Week in Syracuse – the biggest dirt track racing party in New York! Taking place at Rolling Wheels, Weedsport and the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse on Columbus Day weekend in October.
|World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars - Rolling Wheels - 2013|
Raceway 5 – Batavia
Rolling Wheels Raceway Park – Elbridge
Weedsport Speedway – Weedsport
Fulton Speedway – Baldwinsville
Ohsweken Speedway – dirt track in Ontario – hosts the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.
Merrittville Speedway – dirt track in Ontario – hosts the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds.
Humberstone Speedway – dirt track in Ontario.
|Supermodifieds - Oswego - 2013|
Oswego Speedway – Oswego – home of the Classic Weekend and the Race of Champions Weekend.
Honda Indy Toronto – Exhibition Place in Toronto – home of the IndyCar Series and other open-wheel racing.
Summit Motorsports Park – Norwalk, Ohio – home of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the annual Night Under Fire.
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Watkins Glen - 2010|
Watkins Glen International – Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes – home of NASCAR and the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship.
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