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Woodhull Raceway Car Show 2018 @ Arnot Mall
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm

Come see the toughest cars in racing at the Woodhull Raceway Car Show at the Arnot Mall!

2018 Ransomville Speedway Mall Show
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm

Come and see the new cars for the 2018 season! Saturday evening will be the Annual Miss Ransomville Speedway contest. Come and get autographs of your favorite drivers!

Syracuse Motorama 2018 @ NYS Fairgrounds - Center of Progress Building
Mar 24 – Mar 25 all-day

Customs, Classics, Hotrods, Muscle Cars, Motorcycles, and a few surprises!. Come and join the fun at the Center of Progress building at the New York State fair Grounds located in the city of Syracuse. Be a part of the largest indoor special interest vehicle show in central New York! RATED FUN FOR EVERYONE!

ADMISSION, $10.00 ADULTS, 6 TO 15 $4.00, 5 AND UNDER FREE!

WIN TICKETS on DINOSAUR 95.3 one week before the show

WIN TICKETS one week before on News radio “570” listen to Car Care Clinic Saturday, 9 to 11am

Kids coloring contest both days, all day long! every kid wins a prize!

Old School in the back room with vendors!

MG CLUB with other imports in the front room!

Join the car season opening show! The Syracuse Motorama!!!

Syracuse Stadium Cross 2018 @ NYS Fairgrounds - Coliseum
Mar 24 – Mar 25 all-day

Adrenaline pumping action for the whole family!

The intense, adrenaline pumping, high flying action of indoor motocross racing comes to Syracuse for the first time ever! Watch hundreds of the fastest local riders push it to the limit around a dirt track filled with whoops, berms, and huge jumps inside the Coliseum at the New York State Fairgrounds!

Annual ‘Dustoff’ Automotive Swap Meet 2018 @ Terry's Route 50 Super Lot
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Opening Day!
Unofficial start of the Capital Area NY car season.

Indoor vendor spaces sold out. Plenty of outside spaces.$20
Admission: $4
Parts, tools, memorabilia, food
Show cars welcome. Bragging rights only. NO AWARDS

Buffalo Motorama 2018 @ Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Mar 29 – Mar 31 all-day

The show features a wide variety of vehicles ranging from original, modified, race, and full custom. to Hot rods, classics, pro street, and unrestored. Showcased at the Buffalo Convention Center in the heart of the revitalized Buffalo, New York. Affordable admission as well as contests and events for everyone.

Outlaw Speedway Car Show 2018 @ Arnot Mall
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm

Come out to see the cars of Outlaw Speedway!

Monster Jam @ Carrier Dome
Apr 7 @ 7:00 am – 11:59 pm
Monster Jam 101


Here’s your complete look at Monster Jam®, the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds around the globe. Monster Jam features high octane spontaneous entertainment and intense competition, featuring the most recognizable trucks in the world.



Each Monster Jam truck is approximately 10.5 feet tall, 12.5 feet wide, 17 feet long and weighs 12,000 pounds.  A Monster Jam engine will generate 1,500 horsepower, thanks to a blower that forces air and fuel into the engine. It is powered by methanol fuel, consumed at the rates of three gallons a minute from a specially constructed safety cell. The truck utilizes a four-link racing suspension with four main bars that link the front and rear axles to the frame. It rides on clusters of nitrogen charged shocks that offer 30 inches of travel in the suspension. The BKT tires are 66 inches in diameter and 43 inches wide, inflated to 16-20 psi pressure and (with wheel) weigh 645 pounds each. The driver’s compartment is a steel safety structure, built from tubing and mounted to the truck frame. The truck bodies are custom-built and constructed of fiberglass. Each truck is transported in specially prepared trailers, which can include spare parts and as many as two trucks.


Our Triple Threat competitions will feature special vehicles such as ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) and Speedsters (UTVs). ATVs are off-road machines built for performance. They are race-modified and powered by 450cc four-stroke engines, capable of 55 miles per hour.  Speedsters are another form of off-road sporting vehicle manufactured to maneuver over rough terrain and around obstacles. Powered by a 1000cc engine, they can reach 85 mph in open spaces. They are larger in width and length than an ATV and feature an enclosed cab with two seats. Their lower center of gravity allows for optimum agility.



Many of our Monster Jam events start with a pre-show Pit Party, which gives fans the best opportunity to meet the drivers and get autographs or pictures. These Pit Parties require a separate admission ticket, along with a ticket for the Monster Jam show.

Please check your event details for the times of the Pit Party, which may be held outdoors or on the actual competition floor. Due to large crowds, some autograph lines may close early. Plan to spend as much time as you can in a Pit Party. There are plenty of additional activities for all ages to help you get ready for your Monster Jam show.

New at stadium events in 2018, the pit Party Early Access Pass is available to fans who purchase a ticket to the event. The pass provides early entry into the Pit Party (one hour before the scheduled start). It also serves as the regular Pit Party pass for the remainder of the Pit Party. The Pit Party Early Access Pass must be accompanied by an event ticket and quantities are limited. Outdoor events are rain or shine.


After opening ceremonies, the competition begins with many featured elements (including the following)

Racing (Timed) – An obstacle course competition where the fastest to complete the course is the winner. It showcases the driver’s ability and the truck’s agility.

Two-Wheel Skills Challenge – Monster Jam drivers will have multiple opportunities to perform the best stunt, bringing at least two wheels into the air. This is a judged competition.

Donuts – Trucks perform in designated flat areas with the objective to rotate the truck as many times and as quickly as possible. This is a judged competition

Racing  (Head -to-Head) –  Competitors report to a starting line. On a green signal, the trucks head along a prescribed course to a finish line with first to legally complete the course advancing in competition. Winners will advance until two trucks remain with the finals determining the racing champion. Racing may be preceded by qualifying to establish brackets.

Freestyle – Competitors perform tricks and stunts throughout the floor area in a designated time. This is a judged competition.

Judges -Monster Jam fans have the unique opportunity to provide the scores for several competitions. Fans are encouraged to use their mobile device and log into Using a three-digit code provided at the show, fans are able to watch the competitions and score by moving the “tire” higher or lower. You have just 20 seconds to submit your score, so act quickly. There are no professional judges

At Monster Jam, YOU are the judge! Throughout the competition, you’ll be asked to be a part of our judging panel to determine the winner. It’s fun and simple!

  1. Take your smartphone or tablet and enter into your browser. Make sure your privacy setting is off.
  2. Next, enter the three-digit code for the show you are watching. Your hosts will provide that code to get you started.
  3. Once you’ve entered the code, you’ll see a screen that allows you to move the BKT tire up or down to register a score. You’ll see the score change as you move the tire up or down. Now, you’re ready.

When the Monster Jam truck has completed its run, whether it’s Two-Wheel Skills, Donuts or Freestyle, listen for the cue to enter your score. You’ll only have 20 seconds to make your decision, so don’t wait to the last second. Simply select your score and hit the “Submit” button. Your score goes to the scoring central location and the average score will be displayed before the next competition. The Monster Jam truck with the highest average score wins the competition.

There’s no other sport that puts the scoring into the hands of the fans like Monster Jam.

Points – Tours will award points for individual competitions. These points are tallied throughout the performance to determine an event champion.


Monster Jam drivers come from all walks of life, but they are united by the desire to raise the bar on their performances. A Monster Jam driver does more than just drive, he or she is directly connected to the fans, signing autographs and posing for pictures during the Pit Party.

There are many paths to becoming a Monster Jam driver. Talent scouts are always on the lookout for those who can do the job and new drivers make the roster every year.

A recent innovation is the development of driver training programs. Working in conjunction with specialists and experienced Monster Jam drivers, trainees are taught everything from basic operation, safety, improving driver skills and public relations. Much of the training is done at “Monster Jam University” facility in Illinois, which offers realistic tracks and obstacles in order to prepare the future Monster Jam driver for what lies ahead.


The unsung heroes of a Monster Jam effort can be the technicians who are charged with keeping the Monster Jam truck in tip-top condition. Like the Monster Jam drivers, the technicians can come from many areas, but a key consideration is experience and education. Many have graduated from automotive-related programs at technical schools. Specialties such as welding and fabrication and engine maintenance are helpful. Much of the work is done in the field at the show, leaving technicians little time to enjoy the fruits of their work. They serve an integral part in the success of any Monster Jam truck’s performance.


Safety is the #1 priority of Monster Jam. It is always at the forefront of new developments.


The Monster Jam trucks are designed to protect the driver at all times. A specially-constructed roll cage is built to house the driver, who is often sitting directly in the middle. Specially constructed seats that mold to the driver’s shape allow the work to be done with minimal distraction. A five-point harness is mounted securely to the truck to help hold the driver in position. The truck includes a receiver for a Remote Ignition Interrupter (RII). A signal can be transmitted to the truck by way of a special radio, which will shut off the engine. Each truck has a secondary on-off switch located at the rear on the frame. Other safety features are designed, built and mandated to keep the truck safe and operational.


Each driver is equipped with specified safety gear, starting with the custom fitted fire resistant driving suit. The suits offer a minimum of three layers of protection. The helmet meets Snell Foundation regulations for fire-resistance while serving as part of the head-and-neck restraint system, which includes a tested and approval harness system. The drivers’ hands are protected by flame-resistant gloves which have a tacky grip side for steering wheel control. The drivers’ feet are protected by special fire resistant shoes that also include a thin sole for optimal throttle and brake control.


The safety of the Monster Jam fans ensures a pleasant experience. Track designers include a “safety hold”, consisting of several rows of seats nearest the venue’s show floor. This area must remain clear of spectators at all times during a performance. Monster Jam works with each venue for evacuation plans and other safety matters that may be unique to that location.


Monster Jam drivers are constantly challenged with creating amazing spectacles that will hold audiences in awe. With each successful trick, the challenge is raised to go faster, higher or farther than the time before or impress the judges with the ability and agility.

The Little Speed Shop’s 7th Annual Fun Run to Watkins Glen @ The Little Speed Shop
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for The Little Speed Shop’s 7th Annual Fun Run to Opening Day at Watkins Glen International on Saturday April 14th, 2018.

The event will start at TLSS at 8:00am for a big meet, coffee, vendors, food truck, raffles and give-a-ways before we head out to the track. The group will then caravan out to the Glen via an exciting route. Directions will be provided upon check in at the shop on the day of and will be emailed and posted online before the event. For $25 each car is provided with 3 paced laps. Bring cash, $25 per car to pay for the laps when we arrive at WGI. Our TLSS on track session is set for 1:30pm.

Whether you are an experienced track professional or driving the family minivan with your kids, this event is guaranteed fun for all. We look forward to our clients, family and friends coming together for this exciting day.

After a huge 300+ car turnout last year we have many exciting new things planned this year, so don’t miss out on the fun. If you are not able to join the cruise feel free to stop by the The Little Speed Shop before we head out and join in the pre-party and see the caravan off. As usual we will be riding rain, snow, or shine. Bring your car fueled up and ready to go. Everyone is welcome. This is a great opportunity to get a bunch of your car buddies, car club members, or teams together to ride.

Please RSVP to this event by filling out the form on the website.

This year we will be raising money for a charity that is near and dear to our hearts, The Cancer Couch Foundation. The Cancer Couch Foundation is a volunteer run, privately funded, non-profit organization where an unprecedented 100% of donations and event proceeds are matched and go directly to fund Metastatic Breast Cancer research. Please support The Cancer Couch Foundation in its mission to accelerate treatment, and someday find a cure, for Metastatic Breast Cancer.

Watkins Glen Opening Weekend 2018 @ Watkins Glen International
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm

Help us kick off the 2018 season for a good cause! Drive your own car 3 laps around The Glen for $25. Proceeds benefit the RACE Foundation, a Donor Advised Fund of the NASCAR Foundation. This year’s proceeds will fund the purchase of a new wheelchair for one of our biggest fans, Ryan Berwick! More info here:

WGI merchandise and RACE Foundation souvenirs will be available for purchase. Bring the whole family and experience the thrill of driving where the pros drive!

The ARC Grand Prix Run will take place Saturday morning. It’s your chance to run the legendary circuit and compete against hundreds of others, all to benefit the ARC of Schuyler. Register today:

*No advance ticket sales for laps around the track. Purchase upon arrival with cash or card.