Updated October 1st, 2022
National Speedway Championships come to Champion Speedway October 7 and 8!
Details and story below.
The Outlaw US National Championships, are set to be held at Champion Speedway in Owego, NY October 7th and 8th and will feature some of best racers American Speedway has to offer, including two-time US National Champion, Charlie Venegas, from San Bernardino, CA, and former US Open Champions, Chris Kerr, of Auburn, and Charles Ermolenko of Cypress, CA.
This year’s Championship series will include two nights of racing. Friday evening, October 7th the gates will open at 6pm and racing will take place at 8. For round two, the Championship Finals, on Saturday, gates will open at 4 with races blasting off at 6pm. Sunday the 9th will be used as a rain date at Noon if needed. Local fans will have a lot to cheer about and the guest stars will have their hands full as the track promotion has a strong program of local riders at the moment. The top local favorites to win the Championship have to be Spencer Portararo of Maine, who won this summer’s Points Championship, and Maine’s Adam Mittl, who is a 5-time track champion. Dave Oakden and his sons Dalton and Jonny, of Rochester, along with Levi Harris of Windsor and Mike Cortese of New Jersey will all be tough customers. Brian Hollenbeck of Owego is expected to make his first start of the season for the meetings. David Meldrum, the top rider from Florida, is expected. Out of State riders are also coming to participate in the Support classes which should be very entertaining and Champion boasts one of the top JR Programs in the Country which has featured some great racing and will no doubt again for this event!
Champion Speedway is at the end of Rt. 434 on Old Narrows Road. You can google 227 Old Narrows Road, Nichols, NY 13812 for driving directions Support Class racing, Juniors and Trikes will be included both nights. Quad racing will also be taking place on the ATV track out back. More info can be found by calling (585)739-9612 or going to www.eastcoastspeedway.com or www.speedwaybikes.com.
Champion will host its final event of the year, the Fall Brawl, Sunday Oct 16th at Noon.
Photo of Chris Kerr in white by Kenny Longren, Charlie Venegas in red by Scott Herb, and Charles Ermolenko in Blue by Kenny Longren