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See the History Pages for previous news - 2013 East Coast News


Legends Night June 28th

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, John Boogeyman Lewis, Moonbeam, Nick Ciardi...likely...Pat Cliff, Matt Otto, Rodney Payne, Kelvin Herrala , hopeful for ... Jumpin John Leale, Chip Lettie, Fiske Jagger, Mike Cortese, Heber Belles, Hitman Hesmer, Fast Frank Watson, Jody Garris and many more! This is the largest gathering of former riders in many years, drag old fans out, bring new ones, help spread the word! Lets pack the place for Howie!

Jason Bonsignore eastcoastspeedway@hotmail.com (June 19, 2014)


#50 Howie "The Hammer" Oakden

The Speedway Community has lost an irreplaceable friend, Howie "The Hammer" Oakden, has passed after a long battle with cancer.

Please see his riders profile page for further information: Howie Oakden


Champion Speedway is pleased to open for it's 40TH Anniversary this Sunday evening with the Patrick Ahlund Spring Classic Championship!

This year marks my 17th as promoter and I am excited to announce a great lineup for Sunday evening, listed below, along with the schedule for this summer!

#1/72 "Tuff" Larry McBride
#2 "The Missile" Adam Mittl
#5 Mikey Buman
#007 "Victor" David Meldrum
#10 "The Reaper" Ron Walker
#14 "Jet" Jesse Diem
#24 "Doctor Dirt" Russ Cornell
#38 "Beufford" Jerry Harman
#60 "The Shark" Dave Clark
#64 "Mean" Gene Bonsignore
#65 "Jammin" Jeff Garlinghouse
#70 Corey Brookes
#82 "Steamboat" Shawn Engel
#97 Casey Donholt
#196 "The Hazard" Alex Heath
#581 Ray Barondick

#9 Brandon Bruzek
#10 Roger Roberts
#32 Brandon Sturzenegger
#38 Spencer Portararo
#56 Don Wheeland
#81 "Battlescar" Mark Bradley
#91 Mike Clark
#92 Andrew Clark
#117 Brian Bailey

#23 Pat Farrell
#33 Jim Sanchez
#36 Cameron Taylor
#58 Bill Wheeland

2014 Champion Speedway Schedule
May 25 - Sunday - Patrick Ahlund Spring Classic Championship 6pm
Jun 7 -Kelly Moran Night S/H
Jun 28 - Hurricane Hank Bassett Cup/Legends Reunion
Jul 19 - New York State Championship *Double Points
Jul 26 - To be Titled soon
Aug 2 -Harley Night
Aug 16 - Larry McBride Memorial S/H
Aug 23 - Omar Lightner Cup
Aug 30 - Round One John F. Stalma US Open Championships
Aug 31 - Sunday - John F. Stalma US Open Championships Final/Stormin Norman Robinson Night 6pm
Sep 1 - Monday - US Open Rain date - 1pm
Oct 12 - Sunday - Fall Brawl Classic 2pm
2015 Ice Racing Schedule
Jan 30th and 31st - New York State Indoor Ice Racing Championships First Arena, Elmira, NY - Tickets available at First Arena.com


There will be practice at Owego Saturday at 3pm if the weather is OK, May 17. (Champion) License paperwork and money MUST BE IN FROM ALL RIDERS this weekend to get the discounted rate.

If you will not be able to attend this weekend, I can email you the forms. I must hear from anyone wishing to race May 25th by Tuesday. Please do not show up without money and expect to practice or race! Oil will be available at the track, if anyone needs parts or tires NOW is the time to tell me, not two days before the race.

Please do not order parts or ask me to bring things down and then not have the money either.

Jason Bonsignore eastcoastspeedway@hotmail.com (May 14, 2014)


Practice Saturday, May 15 at 3pm, weather permitting. $20.00 each at Champion

License paperwork will also be on hand, EVERYONE will have to purchase a 2014 license. Thank you!

Jason Bonsignore eastcoastspeedway@hotmail.com (May 8, 2014)


This was cancelled - Too much water on the track! If the weather is good there will be practice at Champion at 3pm May 4. I hope to have license paperwork available also.

Jason Bonsignore eastcoastspeedway@hotmail.com (April 29, 2014)


I am very pleased and honored to announce the Grand Marshall for Saturday night at the NY State Indoor Ice Championships in Elmira, NY is, one of the Greatest Ice Speedway Riders of all-time, 1988 US National ICE Champion, George "Lazorbeam" Lazor! I am really looking forward to having him there! One of the best riders and people you will ever meet!

Jason Bonsignore eastcoastspeedway@hotmail.com (January 16, 2014)


Jan 17 & 18 ICE RACES!!! - New York State Indoor Ice Racing Championships - First Arena, Elmira, NY! - Tickets available at First Arena.com

Tickets are now on sale for the NY State Indoor Ice Race Championships Jan 17 and 18 at the First Arena in Elmira, NY! We have a great field of indoor ice specialists for this event! More info and tickets can be found at www.firstarena.com or by calling (607) 734-7825


Champion Speedway has posted their 2014 Tentative Schedule.

Jason Bonsignore eastcoastspeedway@hotmail.com (December 9, 2013)

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