LITTLE VALLEY - Sammy LaMancuso, a Stateline Speedway champion, and Chuck McKiernan, a Smethport Raceway (now McKean County Raceway) champion, will be part of the festivities at Little Valley Speedway on Aug. 29 when the World of Outlaws Late Model Series makes its first-ever visit to the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds track.
Darrell Lanigan, Chub Frank, Tim McCreadie, and the other touring Outlaws will not need to test their $80,000 race cars against LaMancuso's 1973 Dodge Charger or McKiernan's 1952 Hudson Hornet. Race fans understand that technology and mega dollars have changed the sport. However, the beautifully restored Charger and the as-raced Hudson will no doubt attract plenty of attention.
Both LaMancuso and McKiernan will be on hand to meet old friends and make new ones as they share racing stories of their days on the area race tracks. Lamancuso reports that he raced at Little Valley a "very long time ago."
The restoration of LaMancuso's Charger is well-documented in a series of YouTube videos, which are available at YouTube.com. There has been no restoration of McKiernan's Fabulous Hudson Hornet, but it is a beautiful as-raced piece of area racing history
Both cars are race ready and may even see time on the track if the schedule allows.
Gates will open at 1 p.m. with The World of Outlaws Late Models making their first ever laps on the half-mile at 6:30 p.m. Along with hot laps, time trials for the Outlaws will be early on the agenda. The 50-lap, $10,000-to-win World of Outlaws A-Main will conclude the program with championship events for the Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) Dart Challenge and the Little Valley Speedway E-Mods sandwiched in between Outlaw time trials, heats and B-Mains.
For more information, call the speedway at 938-9146 or log onto littlevalleyspeedway.com.