The Twin State Auto Racing Club is open to all racing fans and concentrates on speedways in Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. The club brings together people of a common interest – auto racing – and lets them get more involved with the sport that they love.
Twin State Auto Racing Club was formed in 1972, when a group of fans in the Youngstown, Ohio area started a branch of the Competitive Auto Racing Club (CAR) Fan Club, out of the Cincinnati area. By 1976, our NE Ohio and Western PA group had become strong and large enough to become its own entity. We acquired our own charter, separated from CAR, and became Twin State Auto Racing Club. The club has been going strong ever since, and in 2012 celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Twin State has monthly meetings, and many social activities and events. Chief among these is the Club’s Annual Awards Banquet. Drivers, owners, and racing personnel from over the entire area are honored with our Yearly Awards and Hall of Fame inductions. Yearly Awards include Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Driver, Hard Luck Driver, Bud Crum Memorial Sportsmanship, Russ King Sr. Memorial Owner of the Year, and the Charles and George Findlay Memorial Driver of the Year. In 2010 a long hoped for dream was realized, when the club had its first Hall of Fame ceremonies. The Twin State Auto Racing Club Hall of Fame recognizes drivers, owners, officials, promoters and contributors for lifetime achievement in the local auto racing scene.
Other major events are Promoter’s Night, where tracks give a preview of the upcoming year to fans, and Driver’s Night, where drivers come in and talk about their past and upcoming seasons. Occasionally we have a Retired Drivers and Movie Event – a popular venue for reminiscing and bench racing.
One of the more popular benefits of being a member of Twin State Auto Racing Club are the Club Nights at the various speedways. In working with track owners and promoters, they graciously give us a night of complimentary admission with a current Twin State membership card. This often gets new fans to visit their tracks.