Drivers

Bobby Schnars

Bobby Schnars grew up on a farm in the small western New York of Busti and while that meant lots of hard work, it also offered a real bonus for the youngster and his friends. That benefit came in...


Ron Baker

Ron Baker has been a part of the western New York stock car racing scene for nearly six decades, tracing his start back to the mid 1950's and Hunt Speedway in Short Tract, N.Y. After attendi...


Ron Blackmer

From 1960 through 1978, Ron Blackmer spent his weekends competing at Stateline Speedway in Busti, N.Y. and Eriez Speedway in Erie, PA. For most of the time he competed in both the Late Model and ...


Buck Catalano

It seems that every track has that one driver. You know the one that the fans either hate or love. There are a number of factors that contribute to this designation. Probably, the biggest factor ...


Mike Woodring

Mike Woodring started racing in 1975 drag racing snowmobiles at the tender age of five. He followed in the footsteps of his father, Bob, who had campaigned on snowmobiles years earlier. After a f...


Kerry Bhe

In 1971, Kerry Bhe of Eldred, PA was asked to do a favor for a friend. That favor turned out to be the start of a brief but successful racing career.

"A friend of mine, Gene Seals, had...


Art Clark

If any one driver is synonymous with winning at Perry, it is Art Clark. In his fifty plus years of racing, Art stands at the top of all competitors. Art’s racing resume includes 19 track champion...


Ray Jordan

Ray Jordan is a lot like many guys of his age group. He grew in a small town in western New York with small town values, with a commitment to his family, his country and then to himself.

Ray...


Pete Tingue

It was the summer of 1957, when a teenager, by the name of Pete Tingue, first climbed into a stock car, fastened the seatbelts and embarked on a long and successful racing career. Over a span of ab...


Harold "Stroker McGurk" McGrath

Even before he was legally able to race, Stroker McGurk knew it was something he wanted to do. As a boy, the North Collins, N.Y. native would attend racing at Buffalo's Civic Stadium and fil...


Harold "Stub" Weigartz

Harold "Stub" Weigartz raced stock cars from 1954 to 1964 on many tracks, including: Bradford, McKean County Fairgrounds-Smethport, Roulette, Highland, Stateline, Sportsman's-Mills, Olean, and othe...


Stanley "Squirt" Johns

In 1949, Stanley “Squirt” Johns was working in a garage owned by his father. While working there, the father and son team built a stock car for Wayne Bullers, a local trucking company owner. The ca...


Gerald "Jerry" Cook

When people talk about asphalt Modified racing in the northeastern United States, two names immediately come to mind. The first is probably NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richie Evans and the other is ...


Herb Layfield

As a teenager in the late 1930’s, Herb Layfield spent time at area ovals working on the jalopies of his brothers Dean, Gerald and Conrad. In 1948, when he was old enough to drive, he moved from his...


Donald "Dutch" Hoag

In the 1950’s and 1960’s Donald "Dutch" Hoag was one of the premier drivers in the Sportsman and Modified classes at tracks all over western New York and Pennsylvania. He was a driver who was equa...


Ronald "Skip" Furlow

Fans at Stateline and Eriez Speedway are no stranger to the legendary driver Ronald Furlow, better known to the area by his nickname, Skip. Furlow started his racing career in 1956 driving in a hea...


Todd Andrews

As a youngster, Todd Andrews spent a lot of nights attending stock car races with this grandfather at Bradford Raceway. So it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that as an adult the Eldred, Pa. nativ...


Tom Taber

As a teenager in the late 1960s, Tom Taber was like most men his age. “We were all gear heads,” Taber explained. So it should come as no surprise that the Belfast, N.Y. native would find himself bu...


Joe Tomes

To area stock car racing fans, Joe Tomes was affectionately known as the "little man from Olean." At approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, the Olean native was built more like a jockey than a raceca...


Bill Layfield

For more than 50 years, Bill Layfield spent his summer nights competing on local short tracks in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Alabama, Virginia and Canada. For the native of Allentown, N.Y. it w...


Bill Rexford

The National Association of Stock Car Automobile Racing (NASCAR) has deep roots in the southern United States. But a lot of people don’t realize that a driver from the Empire State played a role in...


Art Clark

Art Clark spent over 50 years competing on local short tracks and he won nearly 20 track championships and over 300 feature races. He was a regular at Holland, Perry and North Collins Speedways dur...


Dean Layfield

It was 1939 when Dean Layfield and his brothers Gerald and Conrad began racing and the sport has not been the same since. Dean, the second of 10 children, started by running jalopies (cars with n...


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