MAY 11 DRAGS TEST & TUNE CANCELLED

LANCASTER, N.Y. (May 11, 2018) – Lancaster National Dragway has been forced to cancel the Franco’s Pizza IHRA Drag Racing Test & Tune session for Friday, May 11.

The cold temperatures made it difficult for Dragway officials to prepare a safe racing surface for competitors. Rubber and track prep materials were not sticking to the concrete, which helps provide traction for racers.

“We’ve put too much into the new concrete, asphalt and bulbs to get off to a bad start.” said Tim Packman, Track President. “Also, the temps at 8 p.m. will be in the 40s and then rain is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. We do not want to get our racers and fans here, only to shut it down and send them home after a few hours.”

Next up for Lancaster National Dragway is the first Advance Auto Parts Tuesday Test & Tune Night of the season on May 15 at 5 p.m.. IHRA points will start for all Franco’s Pizza Drag Racing classes next Friday, May 18. The exciting and earth-shaking Supercharged Bounty Hunters will also be part of the first Friday night show of 2018.

Lancaster’s X-Press Signs Stock Car Series event for Saturday, May 12 is still planned to go on as scheduled, with racing starting at 6:30 p.m.

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LANCASTER MAKES SCHEDULE CHANGES AHEAD OF 2018 SEASON

LANCASTER MAKES SCHEDULE CHANGES AHEAD OF 2018 SEASON

LANCASTER, N.Y. (April 28, 2018) – Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway officials have been forced to push back the start of the 2018 campaign yet another week to ensure the facility is race-ready to start its 60th season of operation.

Rain and cold temperatures delayed pouring of new concrete in two important sections for the drag strip and stock car oval. The repairs were needed past the starting line of the drag strip and towards the shut down area where concrete poured in 2016 meets the asphalt near Turn 4 of the oval. This is being done to provide racers with a smoother and consistent racing surface in those two areas.

The racing events previously scheduled for the weekend of May 4 and 5 have been canceled. Dragway officials will hold preseason tech inspection for all competitors on Friday, May 4 from 4-7 p.m.

If the concrete sets up properly and the track can be properly prepared, the first on-track action will take place Wednesday, May 9 with the first Cruise Night of the year. Fans can once again attend Cruise Nights for free during the 2018 season by entering the grandstand gates. There will continue to be a $5 admission for vehicles wishing to park on the oval and/or grudge race. A ticket for one pass down the drag strip is included with vehicle admission.

Lancaster has added a Stock Car practice session for Thursday, May 10 from 5-8 p.m. Fans can watch from the grandstands for free and there will be limited concessions open.

Franco’s Pizza Friday Night drag racers will get on track Friday, May 11 with a Test & Tune session starting at 5 p.m. Grandstand admission will be free that night with the main concessions and 12 Gates Brewing Beer Stand open for business. VIP Night has been rescheduled for Friday, June 8. All passes VIP passes for May 11 will be honored that night.

The X-Press Signs Stock Car Series opener is slated for Saturday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. with the Queen City Clash 75 for the Race of Champions Modified Series plus RoC Super Stocks, Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks and Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders.

Tuesday Test & Tune for the drag racers start up on Tuesday, May 15. IHRA points begin on Friday, May 18 for all classes. The Supercharged Bounty Hunters will also be part of the first night of drag racing.

Lancaster Speedway management and staff want to thank the stars in the cars and fans in the stands for the continued patience. Mother Nature? Not so much.

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Lancaster National Speedway Partners with VP Racing Fuels

Lancaster National Speedway Partners with VP Racing Fuels

LANCASTER, N.Y. (April 23, 2018) — Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway is proud to announce a new multi-year partnership with VP Racing Fuels for the company to become the official racing fuel supplier of LNS&D.
After talks with track competitors and VP Fuels, LNS&D has agreed to resume a partnership that was in place years ago. VP Fuels is a leading racing fuel for asphalt, dirt and drag racing programs around the country.

Both the Franco’s Pizza Drag Racing and X-Press Signs Stock Car programs will fully switch over to VP Fuels following a two week period to allow teams the opportunity to run off any previous fuel inventory from last season. Lancaster will also utilize VP’s track prep materials for the Dragway, and for needed instances on the Stock Car track. The agreement also calls for the weekly premier Stock Car division to be called the VP Racing Fuels Sportsman and includes signage around the facility.

“In talking with VP Fuels, it quickly became apparent this was going to be a good partnership for all involved,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “The program they offered us will go towards the end-of-season points purses for both the X-Press Signs Stock Car and Franco’s Pizza Friday Night Drags programs.”
“I’m excited to work with everyone at Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway,” said Tim Houge, VP Racing Fuels Regional Manager. “Both the drag strip and the circle track are run at the highest level and we look forward to being a part of the Lancaster family.”

After being forced to cancel the first two weeks of the season, Lancaster is scheduled to begin operations with a Test and Tune for the Drag program on Friday, May 4. The next day, the Stock Cars will take to the track for the “Queen City Clash” and Late Model Mania on Saturday, May 5 with a 2 p.m. start.

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Lancaster Global Rallycross Event Canceled

Lancaster Global Rallycross Event Canceled

LANCASTER, N.Y. (April 17, 2018) – Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway management was informed early Tuesday morning that the Red Bull Global Rallycross organization has ceased operations for the 2018 season and the event scheduled for Lancaster on June 9-10 has been canceled.

Global Rallycross will be issuing refunds to anyone that already purchased tickets for the event.

An announcement regarding the events at Lancaster for the week of June 4-10 will be announced in the near future. The Stock Car program will remain off that weekend for the Race of Champions Modified Series event at Lake Erie Speedway on June 9.

Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway kicks off its 60th season of operation the weekend of May 4-5 with Test, Tune & Inspection for the Franco’s Pizza IHRA Drag Racing Program on Friday, May 4 and the Queen City Clash X-Press Signs Stock Car Series season opener on Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m.

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LANCASTER ADJUSTS OPENING DATES FOR 2018 SEASON

LANCASTER ADJUSTS OPENING DATES FOR 2018 SEASON

LANCASTER, N.Y. (April 9, 2018) – Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway has been forced to make adjustments to the previously scheduled opening days for its 60th season of operation.

Track ownership and management mutually agreed upon the difficult decision following several weeks of “extended winter” in Western New York instead of the arrival of spring.

The Queen City Clash opening day event for the X-Press Signs Stock Car Series will now be Saturday, May 5 with a 2 p.m. start featuring the Late Model Mania race card that was previously scheduled for that day. Lancaster’s weekly home track divisions, Sportsman, Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks and Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders, will make their season debuts plus the Race of Champions Late Models will be in action. The remainder of the 2018 Stock Car schedule remains unchanged starting with the first Saturday night show of the season on May 12 at 6:30 p.m., with the first of five appearances by the Race of Champions Modified Series.

Weather will dictate when the track will schedule a preseason practice session for Stock Car teams.

The Franco’s Pizza Friday Night drag racers will begin their IHRA points season on Friday, May 11 for VIP Night with a 5 p.m. start. The following week is the first appearance of the Supercharged Bounty Hunters on May 18 with a 5 p.m. start.

Test & Tune and Tech Inspection will now take place on Friday, May 4 at 5 p.m.

“Going off the past two years, scheduling the April races with 2 p.m. starts seemed feasible,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “As the cold temps and snow continued through much of March and into April this year, it became obvious we needed to alter our plans.

“The track and ground must be ready for racers and fans. If the ground under the asphalt remains soft and doesn’t have time to drain off and dry, we will crumble the asphalt and end up having bigger problems.

“I hate this more than anyone, trust me. But, we’re all in this together and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation. We can look forward to the new opening days and nicer weather together, as well.”

With the new opening days, the track is extending the Max Pass ticket offer for both the Drag and Stock Car seasons until April 25. Fans can take advantage of the savings and avoid the lines with the new Max Pass/VIP entry ticket window being utilized this season. For more information go to https://www.lancasternationalspeedway.com/2018-season-max-passes-now-available-holiday-shopping-season/.

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LANCASTER HOLDS SUCCESSFUL REGISTRATION PARTY

LANCASTER HOLDS SUCCESSFUL REGISTRATION PARTY

LANCASTER, N.Y. (March 18, 2018) – There may still be snow on the grounds of Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway, but track officials and racers were thinking spring and warmer temperatures on Saturday afternoon at the annual Driver Registration Party held at Magruder’s Pub & Restaurant in Depew, N.Y.

A total of 168 teams from the Franco’s Pizza Friday Night IHRA Drag Racing and X-Press Signs Stock Car Series signed up for the 2018 season to be eligible for points in their respective classes and divisions. The numbers of registered teams continues a three-year trend of increased support from the Western New York racing community.

The breakdown of driver entries included 80 teams signing up for Friday night drags and 86 stock car teams registering to compete on Saturdays. The stock car entries were split across the three weekly home track divisions with 26 Sportsman, 40 Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks and 22 Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders. The stock car turnout has been so great that all pit pads have been sold out for the 2018 season.

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