LANCASTER, N.Y. (September 13, 2016) – Lancaster National Speedway is once again pleased to announce that Abbott Rd. Pizza is returning to support the 28th Annual US Open by sponsoring the X-Press Signs Late Model event on Sunday, September 25.

Abbott Rd. Pizza of South Buffalo, located at 1177 Abbott Rd in South Buffalo, is the presenting sponsor of the race which will pay $1,500 to the winner of the 30-lap event. In addition, each position from second on back will receive an extra $350 to $150, depending on where they finish, more than a regular race during the season. The race will pay a minimum of $350 to start for a 20-car field.

The owners of Abbott Rd Pizza have been supporters of the Late Model division at Lancaster National Speedway for the past two seasons.

The division has run three races this year at Lancaster with decent car counts for each event. Five-time U.S. Open Late Model winner, Bobby Weber, won the first two events of 2016 with Dave Whittaker winning the most recent Late Model race held on August 6. Lancaster has adopted the Race of Champions Late Model rule book in an attempt to draw a diverse field cars.

Weber has been fielding a four-car operation this season with a talented stable of drivers, including Late Model veteran and former Pro Cup Series driver Sam Fullone, defending U.S. Open Street Stock winner Terry Weldy and open-wheeled young gun Tommy Catalano.

Dave Russell of Clarence, N.Y. is the defending U.S. Open winner. He passed 2014 winner Jeff Brown for the lead on lap 17 and never looked back to score his biggest win ever at Lancaster.

The 28th annual U.S. Open at Lancaster National Speedway will take place September 23-25. The Late Models will run their heats and feature on Sunday. The full schedule of events is posted on the event’s official website Pre-event preregistration is available there, as well.

Abbott Rd Pizza, opened last year under new ownership with a new menu, new items, and more choices, serves South Buffalo, Lackawanna, West Seneca and the surrounding neighborhoods. Hot, fresh meals available for dine-in, delivery or pick-up. With ample parking, Wi-Fi and catering, they have your every dining need covered. For more information about Abbott Rd Pizza or to see their menu and specials please visit

X-Press Signs Late Model U.S. Open feature presented by Abbott Rd Pizza Purse

Feature length: 30 laps

1st: $1,500

2nd: $1,000

3rd: $850

4th: $800

5th: $750

6th $700

7th $650

8th: $625

9th: $600

10th: $575

11th: $500

12th: $450

13th: $425

14th: $400

15th-24th: $350

U.S Open Late Model feature winners

1989 – Karl Hehr #59

1990 – Jim Reid  #76

1991 – Bob Skora #56

1992 – John Murrett #49

1993 – Ron Nurmi #2

1994 – John Julicher #09

1995 – Bob Weber #11

1996 – Joe Carbone #31

1997 – Brett Scherrer #44

1998 – Bob Weber (2) #11

1999 – John Julicher (2)  #09

2000 – Tim Windnagle #61

2001 – Vern Bliss #03

2002 – Bob Weber (3) #11

2003 – Vern Bliss (2) #03

2004 – Vern Bliss (3) #03

2005 – Mark Bliss #0

2006 – Will Thomas #9

2007 – Todd Hoddick #49

2008 – Jeff Brown #3

2009 – Bob Weber (4) #11

2010 – Bob Weber (5) #11

2011 – Scott Skora #56

2012 – George Skora III  #65

2013 – NO RACE

2014 – Jeff Brown (2) #3

2015 – Dave Russell #93

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