Stock Car Show at Olean Center Mall

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Event Date(s): Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:00am - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 5:00pm
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Gentlemen, start your engines.  The 2017 racing season is here!

The event started back in 1982 as the Bradford Speedway Car Show. The inaugural show, was the brainchild of Rod Biehler, promoter and announcer at Bradford Speedway in the early ‘80’s. Indeed, Biehler has been the man responsible for every show at the mall thereafter.

This year’s show will feature over 60 machines of a diverse variety, including Super Late Models, Crate Late Models, Mini and Pure Stocks, Modifieds, Super Sportsman, and Go-Karts.

There will also be a bit of racing nostalgia, with Smethport’s Chuck McKiernan displaying his 1952 Hudson Hornet, in complete race trim, and Jamestown’s Sammy Lamancuso showing off his 1973 Dodge Charger.

Seven different speedways will be part of the show, including Old Bradford Speedway, McKean County Raceway, Freedom Motorsports Park, Stateline Speedway, Wyoming County International Raceway, and Allegany Memorial Speedway.

A different attraction this year will be a drivers-only meatball sub eating contest, taking place on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

The annual awards ceremony will follow, and will include this year’s Legends of Racing Hall of Fame inductions. Honorees include Joel Smith, Bob Close, and Ed Carley, being honored for their years of fabrication and chassis-building, as well as offering parts, fuel, and tires for sale at the local tracks.  This will be on Saturday at 3pm.


Drivers interested in taking part in the event should call Rod Biehler at 814-225-4050.

This event will be held at:

Olean Center Mall
400 North Union Street
Olean, NY 14760
United States
Phone: 814-225-4050
42° 4' 57.1512" N, 78° 25' 36.3756" W
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