NASCAR Night At Black Rock
Speedway Supports MRO & Milly's Pantry
A Special Night at This Dirt Track Becomes a Watkins Glen Week Tradition
Track PR Report

Black Rock Speedway will host its annual NASCAR night on Friday August 7.  The NASCAR stars are in the area for their big weekend of racing at Watkins Glen and Milly's Pantry will receive a big check from Black Rock Speedway.

One dollar from every ticket sold and 50% of the 50/50 raffle will be shared by two charities.  Milly's Pantry in Penn Yan and Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) have been selected by Dean Hoag, the owner of Black Rock Speedway, as a way of sharing with those in need.

“I have recently learned of the great work that Milly's Pantry in doing and cannot image there is a more worthwhile charity project in Yates County.  Milly's “Back Pack Program” to help ensure that meal assistance kids have food for the weekend during the school year and the “Summer Food Program” which provides lunch during the summer school vacation period are certainly very worthwhile projects.  If we can help them we will.  I am sure that when the NASCAR guys hear of this they will be very supportive,” shared Hoag in a recent interview.

“Bob Dillner (of the Speed Channel) and Matt Dillner (of ESPN) have helped us with our NASCAR Night for the past couple of years.  They work with the NASCAR Sprint and Nationwide race teams all season long.  For our NASCAR Night at Black Rock Speedway they bring many of those folks to Black Rock for a celebrity race in our Enduro cars.  In addition, the NASCAR drivers will have a Meet & Greet Autograph Session. Heck, last year Tony Stewart even brought his own sprint car to race.  Not in the celebrity's race, but to race with guys like Chuck Hebing, Tim Kelly, Bubby Kerrick, and Lance Young in an ASCS Patriots race.  We never know what Tony will do from one year to the next, but he has become a regular here on our NASCAR Night.  We have enduro cars for a celebrity race which is the most fun event of the night.  Not serious racing, but a lot of fun. 

“All of this is a way for us to contribute to Motor Racing Outreach and this year we have added Milly's Pantry as a local charity.  This is annually a great fun night and a fan favorite.  We hope to pack the place so that we can write both Milly's and Motor Racing Outreach big checks.”

Bill Mauldin, President and CEO of Motor Racing Outreach reports from his Charlotte, NC office, “From the moment we got to Black Rock Speedway last year we had a wonderful time.  The racing was exciting and with all of the activities and great food my kids thought that they were at a county fair.  MRO is extremely thankful to Dean Hoag and the entire Black Rock Speedway staff for providing such a fun filled night and the financial benefit to MRO and our children's ministry.”

In addition to the NASCAR celebrities having fun at Black Rock Speedway, the area's #1 dirt track, the real deal for race fans on Friday August 7 will be a BRP CanAm Late Model Series program and an ASCS Patriots sprint car program.  If that isn't enough there will be features only for Black Rock's street stock and four cylinder cars.

Black Rock Speedway is located on Route 14A at the south gate to the Village of Dundee.  The gates will open at 5:00 with racing to start at 6:45.  Information at

For more information about Milly's Pantry contact the Director, George Schaeffer at or visit the Pinwheel Café & Market by Milly's at 19 Main Street in Penn Yan.

To learn more about Motor Racing Outreach visit their website


“Black Rock Speedway is one of my favorite Short Tracks in the country. My brother and I always go to the races there while in town for Watkins Glen weekend. The Hoag family has been so courteous to all of us from the NASCAR garage. Doing it for MRO means a lot to us and makes this event something we mark on our calendar. Hopefully we can pack the stands, give fans a ton of unique 50/50 prizes, sign autographs, and put on a good show while raising money for two great causes.”  - Bob Dillner (SPEED)

“MRO helps so many people throughout the racing scene through their Christian ministries.  They are a rock of support for drivers, teams, media members, fans and just about anyone involved in the sport.  It's not just in the NASCAR big leagues too. MRO makes a difference in the Short Track community as well.  They constantly go out of their way for people in the sport and it is nice to spend a night trying to go out of our way to pay them back for all they do for us.  If you are in the NASCAR scene I encourage you to come out and show your support for MRO, Milly's Pantry and a great family operated Short Track, Black Rock Speedway.”  - Matthew Dillner (ESPN)


David Reutimann (NASCAR Sprint Cup #00)
Marcos Ambrose (NASCAR Sprint Cup #47)
AJ Almendinger (NASCAR Sprint Cup #44)
Brendan Gaughan (NASCAR Nationwide #62)
Michael McDowell (NASCAR Nationwide #81)
Buzzie Reutimann (Modified Racing Legend)


Mike Ford (Crew Chief #11)
Kevin “Bono” Manion (Crew Chief #1)
Bob Dillner (SPEED)
Several Crew members from NASCAR Teams

The enduro cars are set up for Friday night's race at Black Rock.  (51 Photos)
Scenes from Black Rock Speedway.