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Meet the 2018 honorees for the Dirt Hall of Fame in Weedsport

For her commitment and perseverance in the face of adversity, Canadian track owner Linda Cosco of St. Catharines, Ontario, will be recognized as the recipient of the annual Outstanding Woman in Racing Award during the 2018 Northeast Dirt Modified Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. The Thursday, July 26, event will be held at the Hall of Fame Museum located on the Weedsport Speedway complex. Cosco and several others will be honored before family and friends for the many contributions they have made to the sport of dirt racing.

From the first time they met, at a construction company in 1979, Pete Cosco and Linda Saltarelli were inseparable. Pete enjoyed drag racing, and Linda gladly followed along into the sport of fast times and fierce competition. From the straight-line stuff, Pete made the segue to the local dirt ovals, first as a sponsor, then car owner, and driver of Go-Karts, Sportsman and, finally, Modified race cars, with buddies like Don McGinnis, Bob St. Amand, Harry Sittler and Trevor Wilkins.

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