USAC Eastern Storm Lincoln/ Al’s Pizza & Subs 

I have always wanted to make it to Pennsylvania for the USAC Eastern Storm tour. Well this year we finally made it happen. Tammy and I headed to Lincoln Speedway early Wednesday morning for our first night of USAC Sprint car racing. 

This would be the first time that we have been to a USAC Sprint car event, and Tammy’s first trip to Lincoln Speedway. Our trip was going to be just over 4 hours long.  That’s not bad for a once a year opportunity to see a USAC race. Traffic was great so we made good time all the way there. We stopped a couple times to stretch, and get a bite to eat. Tammy will fill you in on our tasty lunch a bit later. 

We pulled into the Speedway a little after 2pm wedsnday afternooon. There were a few campers scattered around the parking lot across the street from the track. 3 or 4 race haulers had parked next to the pit gate waiting for the doors to open at 5pm. Yes we waited 3 hours to get in. That’s not crazy 😜 at all. It’s a sprint car race lol. With our hunger at bay from the great lunch we had, we pulled out our lawn chairs and hung out in the 90 degree heat. 

After sitting for awhile I decided to pull out my DJI drone to capture some cool overhead shots of the track. It was a perfect day for flying. Plus not too many people around to get freaked out about a drone flying around. I recorded some video, and snapped a few Still pics for my event coverage. 

Through out the afternoon spectators and racers made their way into the Speedway. Five clock on the dot the gates opened.  We packed up our stuff and headed into the pit area. 

I still get excited when I walk through the gates at a race tack. It is a great feeling. We ran into our friend, and fellow photographer Steve Koleter as we were heading into the pits. One of the many good things about dirt tracks in PA is the infield access for the fans. With a general admission ticket you can sit in the grand stands or head into the infield with you chairs and coolers to get a bit closer to the action. 

​​Tammy set up camp on the backstretch and I headed over to turn two to get hot laps shots from the outside of the track. The track was heavy, so I was pelted with red clay as the cars flew by. 

At first I found it a bit tough to shoot. I was so close and the cars were so fast it took me a bit to catch up to the cars. The night’s racing got underway in time with time trials, heat races and the feature events.  

Tammy watched in turn three from the infield. I was shooting just on the other side of the fence so we still hung out during the night.

As the night went on the tempetures cooled down a bit from the high 90’s earlier in the day. As far as the racing went it was a great race. T-Mez ran his way to the front passing Jarrett Andretti, Chad Boespflug on his way to the win. 

It was a great night of racing. Lincoln Speedway is a great place to see a sprint car race. Well worth the drive. We are planning on going next year for sure. 

Hello friends! 

 This week john and I went to the iconic dirt tracks in Pennsylvania, williamsgrove, and lincoln motor speedway. This was a trip that took us outside CNY , and we got a little bit of sunshine too! You are not going to believe this, but there was actually minimum construction in PA! Whaaaat???!!! I know, I was pleasantly surprised too. 🙂 

In route to Lincoln motor speedway, we stopped at this AMAZING pizza place. It is a nondescript place just on the side of 15* in Enola PA called Al’s pizza and subs. They have 40 beers on tap, with some specialty local brews. But for me the real story here is the food. Everything was made fresh and from scratch. They have pizza, subs, pastas, and a salad bar. it is a good size menu, and has something for everyone. I was ready to just grab a couple of slices, until I saw the table next to us getting a calzone from the waiter. This is what I do,  I’m a bit of a copier,  I look at the plates around me to see what looks good and copy them, the calzone looked wonderful, and it tasted even better! crunchy crust, fresh Parmesan on it, and just the right amount of ricotta! YUMMMMM . and of course the sauce to dip it in was homemade and fresh and chunky. This meal was simply well done, not too fussy, just delicious. John  got cecilian pizza, and which was crunchy and puffy, and just so good. I’m wanting to make another trip to the racetrack while I’m writting this, just to eat there again. I’m sure john wouldn’t mind another trip to the track. 🙂 I skipped the homemade tiramisu (which I regret. ) because I was so full from eating 1/2 of my calzone. (yay leftovers!) Their portion sizes are very generous! I am attaching a link to their website in case any of our motor heads / roadside foodies are traveling in Pennsylvania. Stop in! Your taste buds will thank you.

we are giving this place 5 out of 5 trophies. 
thank you for joining us on our adventures. See you on the road. 

52nd Annual Antique Auto & Classic Car Show

This Memorial Day weekend marked the 52nd Car Show in Norwich, NY. The Rolling Antiquer’s Old Car Club host this great event each year marking the start of the car show season in upstate NY. 

Cars and Fea Market goers fill the huge Chenango County Fairgrounds for two days on the holiday weekend. Saturday the fairgrounds are host to muscle cars and street rods, and Sunday Amtique car lovers roam the grounds looking at vintage automobiles from back in the day. Both days also have the vast flea market for all things automotive. Along with a nice Car Corral for the person looking for a project. 

Last year my wife and I made the 60 min drive on Sunday for some Antique cars and good food.  This year I thought I would change it up and check out the show on Saturday. On my drive over it was rainy, I was like what am I doing?  The closer I got to Norwich the brighter the sky’s were getting. I parked across the street supporting the local Lions Club. These volunteer workers do a fantastic job getting everybody parked and into the show with ease. 

When I walked through the gates the grounds looked well stocked with cars and show goers. It was good to see that the weather didn’t stop people from coming out to this historic show. 

It felt good to walk around and look at beautiful machines from days gone by, as well as the modern day muscle cars that were well represented in Norwich. My visit was not only for my enjoyment, but I was was also doing coverage for Apex Auto Magazine. While I was walking around the show snapping pictures I ran into a few people I know. Rick Jackson from our car club, was handing out Show flyers for 7 Valley Streetrods 25th annual show in August. I also ran into one of the creators of Apex Auto Magazine Justin Palmer.

As always the quality of cars and trucks at this show was good. Like I said in a earlier post I get to see different stuff at this show. Which makes a car guy smile. 

Like the Kaiser that raced at Fonda Speedway, and the Classic  car hauler that it sets on. Not only was the car and truck cool, but all of the pictures and liteture from the time that this car was making laps on the dirt. 

As I walked around the sky’s were getting darker and rain was in the area. I picked up my pace of walking so I could capture the entire show for you guys that didn’t make it to Norwich. 

Food vendors had lines at there booths all day long.  This is just a good ole show for car lovers of all kinds. People working the show are nice and helpful. Oldies music is playing all over the grounds giving us the full car show feel. 

I your looking for that hard to find part for you project, you might have a good chance of finding it at this flea market. It looked to me like there was a little bit of everything on hand. 

Mark this on your calanders for next Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday streetrods and Muscle Cars. Sunday Antique Cars are on display for you enjoyment. $5 donation for parking, and $5 to get into the show. Well worth it for any car enthusiast.  Here are a few mor shits from the show. 


Take Care,