Rookie of the year

PHOTO COURTESY BOB BRUZEK

PHOTO COURTESY BOB BRUZEK

Brandon Bruzek, 17, was recently named East Coast Speedway’s Rookie of the Year for 2013. He is a Montrose Area High School student. Speedway is contested on a one-eighth mile dirt track, with no brakes and no gears. The bikes have about 70 horsepower and can go zero-to-60 mph in about three seconds. Pictured above is Bruzek after winning his main event at the Fall Brawl, Oct. 13, 2013, at Champion Speedway in Owego, N.Y.