Speedway Announces 2013 Special Events
by John Flock
Spencer Speedway renewed
their NASCAR sanction for 2013. Owner John White has
released his schedule, available on the SpencerSpeedway.org
In the judges’ stand, announcer Bill VanDeWeghe has a new side kick.
Well-known and popular NYS announcer Joe Marotta will join
the announcing team at Spencer Speedway on Friday nights.Joe
has held the microphone at many speedways. He now makes a
return engagement at Spencer.
Special events planned for this season include the opening event on May
17th. The Big 10 Super Stock Tour will headline the show
with a 50 lap event for the full sized racers. The Sunoco
Modifieds, Super Stocks, Super Sixes, Auto Value 4
Cylinders, INEX Legends, and Bandolero divisions are also on
the schedule. The Race of Champions Modified Tour event will
visit on June 7th with a 75 lap feature event. Andy
Harpell’s traveling road show is always a popular show with
the fans. The very next week, June 14, a Super Stock tour
race will be featured with a 51 lap, $1,500 to win feature.
This race will pay at least $100 to start. Very popular last
season, another special for the Super Stock division will be
held in September.
Other specials include a Drag race exhibition, Kids’ bike races, TQ
Midgets (NYPA Midget racing series sanctioned), INEX Legends
and Bandolero National Qualifying event, Atlantic Coast Old
Timers Racing Club, and the 50 lap Super Stock Dave London
Memorial event paying $1,500 to win.
Super Stocks now allow both Comanche and Hoosier F75 tires. These are
available at the track and through Mr. Auto Parts (Jan
Leaty) in Ontario, NY. INEX Legends and Bandoleros have been
added to the weekly schedule in 2013.
Spencer runs NASCAR events on Friday nights on their smooth 1/2 mile
oval. Saturday action on the drag strip is sanctioned by
NHRA. Sister Speedway Chemung Speedrome is also NASCAR
sanctioned and offers NASCAR oval track action also on
Friday evenings. Both venues are owned and promoted by John
For further updates, watch the track’s web site,