ABOUT US

Lancaster National Speedway

Contact Information

Track Address:
57 Gunnville Rd.
Lancaster, NY 14086

Mailing Address:
PO Box 322
Lancaster, NY 14086

email: info@lancasterspeedway.com
phone: 716-759-6818

Originally a 1/2 mile dirt oval, the race track at 57 Gunnville Rd. in Lancaster, New York opened its doors on May 30, 1959.  An 1/8 mile drag strip was added in front of the oval in preparation for the 1960 racing season.  Over several years, the dirt oval was paved and increased in size several times until it reached its current 5/8 mile design.

STAFF

TIM PACKMAN: TRACK PRESIDENT

TIM’S RACING CAREER COMES FULL CIRCLE THIS YEAR. HIS FIRST PAYCHECK WAS EARNED AT THIS TRACK IN THE EARLY 80’S COOKING IN THE CONCESSION STANDS. HE WOULD RETURN 12 YEARS LATER AS THE STOCK CAR ANNOUNCER FOR SEVERAL YEARS OFF AND ON. IN 2000, HE WENT TO NASCAR.COM AS A WRITER/REPORTER BEFORE MOVING TO DALE EARNHARDT, INC., MRN RADIO AND RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING THROUGH THE PAST 15 YEARS. ALONG THE WAY, HE WON TWO DAYTONA 500S, THREE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WROTE TWO BOOKS, WON 10 WRITING/MEDIA AWARDS AND LEARNED A LOT ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF RACING. IN 2016, HE RETURNS HOME – TO LANCASTER AND THE BUFFALO AREA – AS THE TRACK PRESIDENT. HE INVITES EVERYONE TO COME MAKE MEMORIES.

SHARON HUGHES: DRAG PROGRAM & RACE DIRECTOR

SHARON HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH LANCASTER NATIONAL SPEEDWAY FOR OVER 25 YEARS, 10 OF WHICH WERE SPENT RACING IN THE SUPER PRO CLASS- SHARON LOVES THIS FACILITY SO MUCH, SHE EVEN MET HER HUSBAND GLENN THERE IN 1987. IT’S HER FAMILY’S “HOME AWAY FROM HOME”. WHEN NOT AT THE TRACK, SHARON IS AN EMT INSTRUCTOR AND BOOKKEEPER, SHE ASO ENJOYS TEACHING BALLROOM DANCING AND SPENDING TIME WITH HER GRANDCHILDREN.

DAVE BUCHANAN: MEDIA RELATIONS MANAGER

DAVE GREW UP AS LANCASTER NATIONAL SPEEDWAY BEING HIS HOME AWAY FROM HOME AND EVEN FELL ASLEEP DURING A MODIFIED FEATURE WHEN HE WAS 2 YEARS OLD! HE FOLLOWED IN HIS PARENTS’ FOOTSTEPS AND STARTED WORKING FOR THE TRACK ALMOST 20 YEARS AGO. OVER THE YEARS, HE HAS ANNOUNCED FOR MANY WNY TRACKS AND RACING SERIES, SUCH AS RACE OF CHAMPIONS AT OSWEGO SPEEDWAY. HE IS A PRODUCER AT WGR SPORTS RADIO AND ENJOYS SPENDING TIME WITH HIS WIFE, SARA, AND THEIR DOG LUKE.

MIKE MYERS: FIRE 8. SAFETY TEAM (FAST) MANAGER

MIKE STARTED WORKING AT THE FACILITY 10 YEARS AGO AND HAS BEEN THERE EVERY WEEKEND SINCE. HE FOLLOWED IN HIS FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS, WHO WORKED AS THE LEAD TOWING & WRECKER OPERATOR FROM 1971-2012. ALTHOUGH MIKE HAS WORKED AT SEVERAL OTHER TRACKS THROUGHOUT NY, NO OTHER TRACK FEELS LIKE HOME LIKE LANCASTER NATIONAL SPEEDWAY DOES. WHEN HE’S NOT AT THE TRACK, MIKE WORKS AS A FIREFIGHTER AND OWNS AND OPERATES A TOWING COMPANY.

STEVE SKROBACZ: GROUNDS MANAGER

STEVE HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH LANCASTER NATIONAL SPEEDWAY FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS. HE HAS HELD VARIOUS POSITIONS AT THE FACILITY, INCLUDING CREW MEMBER, DRAG RACER, AND BEING A PART OF THE OPERATIONAL TEAM. HE LOVES THE FACILITY, DRIVERS AND TEAMS AND IS VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT ITS SUCCESS. IN HIS SPARE TIME, HE ENJOYS SPENDING TIME WITH HIS GRANDCHILDREN AND WATCHING THE RACES!



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