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Pieniazek wins in Empire Super Sprint series’ return to Glen Ridge

FULTONVILLE — The highly-anticipated return of the Empire Super Sprint series to Glen Ridge Motorsports Park after a 10-year hiatus provided fans with a record-setting performance and late-race drama Sunday night. Matt Tanner set the tone for the night, setting a new lap record of 11.202 ...

Johnson picks up modified win at Fonda

FONDA — Ronnie Johnson’s return to weekly competition at Fonda Speedway is now complete. With a new car, fresh engine and a positive attitude, Johnson parked his modified in victory lane Saturday night at Fonda Speedway for the first time since August 2016, recording his 31st career ...

Bobby Stewart…Upstate New York’s gift to the boxing world

By MIKE HAUSER For The Leader-Herald During the first half of the 20th century, Amsterdam New York was known throughout the Northeastern part of the country as a notable hot bed of great amateur and professional boxers. In the early 1970’s, a local boy by the name of Robert “Bobby” ...

Belmont Stakes-winner Essential Quality eyes G2 Jim Dandy win

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The top contenders in the 3-year-old division usually sojourn to Saratoga Race Course in August for the Travers. But top-caliber sophomores will be competing at the historic racetrack in July, with Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy attracting a talented six-horse ...

Class of 2021 Glen Ridge Hall of Fame inductees announced

FULTONVILLE — The old saying that “good things come to those who wait” took on a whole new meaning in the Motorsports world in 2020. With the COVID-19 restrictions in place at the state and local levels many traditional activities were forced to be cancelled or postponed. One of those ...

First Captain seeks to maintain perfect record in $120K Curlin

SARATOGA SPRINGS — First Captain has stamped himself as a rising star through a perfect 3-for-3 record, and will try to keep winning ways intact when racing outside of Belmont Park for the first time in today’s 12th running of the $120,000 Curlin for sophomores going nine furlongs at ...