Aug 15, 2014 — Hundreds of friends and family-members turned out in Turin in Lewis County yesterday for the funeral of Kevin Ward Jr. They packed the auditorium at the high school where Ward graduated just two years ago.
Ward died last Saturday on the sprint-car track in Canandaigua in an accident involving top NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. Go to full article
Saratoga Race Course. Dustin, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Glens Falls, NY, Jun 18, 2013 — Akron Ohio is the Mecca of soap box derby racers and references to "going to Akron" was heard often on the Murray Street hill in Glens Falls this past Saturday. Since being revived 11 years ago after an absence of several decades, the Glens Falls All-American Soap Box Derby has an enthusiastic following. Volunteers were setting up the course by 7 in the morning and by 9:00 about 24 competitors took to the Murray Street hill course. By 3:00 in the afternoon two winners were set to "go to Akron".
Apr 11, 2007 — A state panel began two days of public hearings to determine who should get the state's lucrative horse racing franchise when the New York Racing Association's contract expires at the end of the year. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Sep 14, 2005 — A federal indictment against the New York Racing Association has been dismissed, after a court appointed federal monitor reported that NYRA has reformed many of its past practices. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Feb 04, 2004 — State officials are looking into whether Lewis County properly transferred $500,000 of highway funds to an auto racetrack near Lowville. The speedway's owner was a large contributor to Governor Pataki's re-election campaign in 2002. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Sep 18, 2003 — State Comptroller Alan Hevesi has issued a scathing report and audit detailing what he says are ten years of management and accounting abuses by the New York Racing Association, a quasi- governmental agency that runs New York's horse racing tracks. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article