Saturday Speedway Stars Grant & Burnell Collect Mid-Week County Fair Cash
Aug. 5 'Sprint Spectacular' features LOLR finale for CRSA Series & kids power wheel races
Canandaigua, NY – July 26, 2023 – Tom Skibinski, Land of Legends Raceway PR
Stock car racing during the 180th Annual Ontario County Fair turned into another Saturday success story for Land Of Legends Raceway regulars Jimmy Grant and Tyler Burnell.
Only the latest chapters were written Wednesday with the most recent wins for both past track point champions coming in the twin 50-lap “Summer Smash” Enduro events presented by Eldredge & Sons Scrap Recycling that rewarded the newest masters of the midway with $1,000 first-place prizes.
Recognized weekly at the speedway sporting the familiar purple no. 57jr. Hobby Stock designed by his father Frank Jr., Burnell captured the opening 25-mile non-stop main steering the renumbered 32jr. 6-Cylinder entry while Street Stock star Grant traded in his black #36 Chevy Camaro for a silver no. 63 4-Cylinder compact ride in the nightcap.
With 26 cars registered, 24 took the initial green flag to kick off the 6-Cylinder race that provided the #14 of Tim Matuszak an advantage in the early stages. Kyler Lloyd, son of current Canandaigua Hobby competitor Brian Lloyd, moved out front until the front end broke on his car to move Burnell to the point on lap 35. From there the 2020 LOLR Hobby points king from Waterloo pulled away with runner-up #22 Jamie Omvig collecting $300 and 3rd-place finisher #12 Mason Phillips, traveling the longest distance from his Fort Covington, NY home, pocketing $200.
Bolstered by the inclusion of three lady racers, Brin DePuy, Heather Auble-Gray and Amber Lang, 36 of the 40 cars signed up ventured trackside for the 4-Cylinder finale. Jamie Eldredge Jr led early until he ran square into the back of a stopped car, opening the door for Brandon Palmisano to drive through on lap 11.
Making up a lap and a half that was lost early on, 2021 LOLR Street Stock season champion and current points leader Grant rallied to steal away the lead from Palmisano with seven to go and cruise home under the checkers as the only car completing the entire distance. No. 3 Palmisano held on for second to earn $300 while #15 Shawn Tidd secured the show position good enough for a $200 payday.
Darien NY invaders Chris Skobjak and girlfriend Amber Lang were among the most creative from the final roster of over 60 drivers entered, with their themed team cars decorated to look like Bowser and Princess Peach from Mario Karts.
With no oval track racing scheduled at Land Of Legends Raceway on July 29, the final day of the Ontario Co. Fair, the next 'Saturday Spectacular' arrives Aug. 5. Headlined by the third and final trip from the CRSA 305 Tour, the lead-off show in August presented by Regional Truck & Trailer and DisBatch Brewing Company features a five-star show including Pepsi Big-Block Modified, Stirling Lubricants Sportsman, Eldredge & Sons Scrap Recycling Street Stock and Lloyd's Contracting Hobby Stock competition plus Kids Power Wheel Races.
Practice sessions kick off on-track activity at 5:30pm. Heat race qualifiers for all five divisions go green at 6:30pm with pit gates opening at 3:30pm and spectators gaining admittance into the main grandstands at 5 o'clock.
Led by award-winning executive producer Art Rorick, and Chris Marquart in his absence, the LOLR TV broadcast team embodied by production assistant Makenna Hansen, graphics coordinator C.J. Miller, chief camera operators Mike Yawney, Jim & Michelle Mullen, and veteran voices Steve Ovens (PA announcer) and Doug Elkins (pit reporter) are once again on-site to provide LIVE video coverage of every event through Land of Legends TV, with LIVE streaming continuing to be offered FREE in 2023. On-line registration at https://landoflegendstv.com/orders/customer_info for a free account is the only step to take.
Also available for download is the LOLR mobile app found at Google Play
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/land-of-legends/id1508128970?uo=4 to secure your raceday pass today.
In addition to LOLR's weekly racing being simulcast on Land of Legends Raceway TV, each show will also be broadcast live on DIRTVision and highlighted by the mighty DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds. To watch, sign up for an annual Platinum FAST PASS with DIRTVision and experience every event either online or through the DIRTVision App.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TICKET BUNDLES & PIT PASS PACKAGES IN 2023
General Admission Ticket and Pit Pass bundles continue to be offered to LOLR fans and race teams while providing a great opportunity to save money in the process. G.A. packs of 20 ($200) or 50 ($450) and Pit bundles of 20 ($700) or 50 ($1700) must be pre-ordered to be used during the upcoming season.
Regular weekly ticket prices remain set at $15 Adults, $13 Seniors, Kids 16 yrs. and under FREE. Pit passes are $40. For those youngsters needing pit access, Child Season Pit Passes are $50 for 2 yrs. & under and $150 for kids 3-13. Camping is FREE at all race events.
To purchase ticket and pit pass bundles or discuss marketing opportunities available at the track in 2023, please contact LOLR Director of Marketing & Operations Tana Robinson via e-mail email@example.com or cell 716-799-5669.
Check out www.landoflegendsraceway.com often as the latest news and season schedule information will be posted right up to raceday.
Land of Legends Raceway is located on County Road 10 at the Ontario County Fairgrounds, just 1-1/2-miles north of Routes 5&20, and is easily accessible from the NYS Thruway (I-90), taking Exit 43 (Manchester, Route 21 South) traveling from the east or Exit 44 (Farmington, Route 332 South) coming from the west.
Saturday Spectacular, Aug. 5 @ 6:30pm; Regional Truck & Trailer and DisBatch Brewing Company present Big-Block Modified/Sportsman/CRSA 305 Sprint Tour/Street Stock/Hobby Stock plus Kids Power Wheels Races with Rise Up Therapeutic Horsemanship Benefit.
*No Racing Sat., July 29.
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