One of the most prestigious events in North America for speedway motorcycle racing, The John F. Stalma US Open National Championships, is set to come to Champion Speedway in Owego, NY on Aug 30 and 31 and one of the greatest riders of all-time, former WORLD CHAMPION, Sam Ermolenko, is set to compete. Ermolenko, from […]

Mittl wins his 4th NY State Championship

East Coast Speedway Series Mittl wins his 4th NY State Championship! Story by Jason Bonsignore Photos by John Zachary (Adam Mittl in orange) (Dave Clark in red/blue) Champion Speedway, Owego, NY July 19, 2014 The NY State Speedway Championship took place July 19th at Champion Speedway. Unfortunately the gloomy weather was out and rain was […]

Hank Bassett Cup/Legends Night and Celebration of the life of Howie Oakden

The list of legends is growing for June 28th, 7pm Hank Bassett Cup/Legends night and Celebration of the life of Howie Oakden, confirmed so far…Stormin Norm Robinson Robinson, Hurricane Hank Bassett, George Lazorbeam Lazor, Warren Diem, Mike Robinson, Bob Robinson, Mike Robinson (Bob’s son), Mike Lauterborn, Bruce Sill, Rick Close, Pistol Pete Atwater, Joey Sephton, […]

RIP #50 Howie Oakden

The Speedway Community has lost an irreplaceable friend…#50 Howie “The Hammer” Oakden has passed after a long battle with cancer. Howie was a good division one rider in the 70’s and 80’s back here, an important part of the group from Rochester and Robinson Cycle Sales that brought speedway back to the East Coast in […]

Donholt wins Patrick Ahlund Spring Classic

Photos by Steve Koletar Champion Speedway, Owego, NY May, 25, 2014 Champion Speedway in Owego opened up its 40th anniversary season on May 25th with a well organized, timely run program that was witnessed by a healthy crowd and with a good turnout of competitors! The show featured some excellent announcing by Finger Lakes radio […]