NUGENT, BIGHAM, RICKETSON, SALEMI & RAISER TAKE TRUCK NIGHT WINS AT NYIRP

NUGENT, BIGHAM, RICKETSON, SALEMI & RAISER TAKE TRUCK NIGHT WINS AT NYIRP

LANCASTER, N.Y. (August 17, 2019) – Over 200 vehicles of all shapes and sizes filled the pits on Friday night at Lancaster Dragway @ New York International Raceway Park for Truck Night presented by Mallare Trucking. There were race cars, dump trucks, semi trucks, pickup trucks and even a couple of school buses that made their way down the 1/8-mile drag strip as part of busy night of IHRA Drag Racing.

Ann Marie Nugent of West Seneca, N.Y. scored her first win of the season in Mallare Trucking Top ET. Nugent beat Jim Green to top end to score the victory. In Top 8 Eliminator, Bill Bigham of Niagara Falls earned his second victory of 2019 after he held off a very fast Joe Passero in the finals.

For third time this season Reid Ricketson of Darien Center, N.Y. was victorious in Gianni Mazia’s Mod ET. Ricketson’s latest final round opponent was veteran Joe Skok, who Ricketson held off at the finish line to pick up the win. Ricketson maintained his Mod class points lead with the victory.

This season in Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds has been dominated by Lucas Salemi and Mike Peters. Both drivers had won three times each entering Friday night’s event. Their tie breaker for the season win lead was settled in the final round as Peters broke out to give Salemi his fourth win of the year. Coincidently it was only the second time this season the pair met in the final round.

Donny “DJ” Raiser of Lancaster won in Tread City Tire Street for third time in 2019 as he beat Russell Morris in the finals after Morris red lighted.

In the special classes in honor of Truck Night presented by Mallare Trucking, Joe Boyles of East Concord, N.Y. won the Semi Truck class in his 2000 Peterbilt. Ryan Lloyd of Niagara Falls took top honors in the Dump Truck class in his 1998 Kenworth. Both Boyles and Lloyd took home $750 for their wins.  Katie Oswald of Alma, N.Y. won the Street Pick-Up class sponsored by Halleen’s Automotive and Truck Accessories.

The most memorable moment of the night came when racer Keith Cleveland proposed to his girlfriend Tracey Laskowski right on track. He popped the question with a special message on the window of his race car.

Next Friday, August 23, the Buffalo Street Outlaws return to Lancaster as the fastest street cars in Western New York go head-to-head. They join a full night of IHRA Drag Racing with time trials starting at 5 p.m.

RESULTS (Driver, hometown, vehicle, reaction time, dial-in, elapsed time and top speed)

Mallare Trucking Top ET

Winner: Ann Marie Nugent (W. Seneca, N.Y.) 1985 Chevrolet Camaro .514 5.81 5.875 seconds, 117.43.mph

Runner-up: Jim Green (Elma, N.Y.) 1969 Chevrolet Camaro .557 6.10 6.209 seconds, 112.85 mph

Top 8 Eliminator

Winner: Bill Bigham (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) 1923 Ford T Bucket .514 5.74 5.767 seconds, 119.65 mph

Runner-up: Joe Passero (Stevensville, Ontario) R.E. Dragster .541 4.75 4.789 seconds, 145.14 mph

Gianni Mazia’s Mod ET

Winner: Reid Ricketson (Darien Center, N.Y.) 1974 Plymouth Duster .549 7.18 7.240 seconds, 93.00 mph

Runner-up: Joe Skok (Lancaster, N.Y.) 1964 Pontiac GTO .589 6.90 6.933 seconds, 91.26 mph

Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds

Winner: Lucas Salemi (Clarence Center, N.Y.) Arctic Cat .506 6.51 6.562 seconds, 94.92 mph

Runner-up: Mike Peters (Angola, N.Y.) 1980 Kawsaki .579 5.64 5.627 seconds, 123.05 mph

Tread City Tire Street ET

Winner: DJ Raiser (Lancaster, N.Y.) Chevrolet Truck .561 10.60 10.450 seconds, 65.80 mph

Runner-up: Russell Morris 1966 Plymouth Fury III .443 FOUL

Big Rigs

Winner: Joe Boyles (E. Concord, N.Y.) 2000 Peterbilt 1.040 13.70 13.783 seconds, 54.79 mph

Runner-up: Dave Haseley (Appleton, N.Y.) 2012 Peterbilt .878 14.70 15.081 seconds, 53.48 mph

Dump Trucks

Winner: Ryan Lloyd (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) 1998 Kenworth .983 15.38 15.569 seconds, 47.62 mph

Runner-up: Keith Joseph (Lockport, N.Y.) 2013 Ford .704 12.70 12.646 seconds, 54.53 mph

Halleen’s Automotive Street Trucks

Winner: Katie Oswald (Alma, N.Y.) 2006 Dodge .661 7.70 7.795 seconds, 89.66 mph

Runner-up: Connor Wieserner (Cheektowaga, N.Y.) .806 10.31 10.398 seconds, 68.31 mph

BIG RIGS, DUMP TRUCKS & RoC MODIFIEDS RACING NEXT WEEKEND AT NYIRP

BIG RIGS, DUMP TRUCKS & RoC MODIFIEDS RACING NEXT WEEKEND AT NYIRP

LANCASTER, N.Y. (August 10, 2019) – Lancaster Speedway & Dragway @ New York International Raceway Park (NYIRP) starts the homestretch run of the 2019 season next weekend with a twin-bill of exciting motorsports events.

The action starts Friday night, August 16, as Mallare Trucking presents Truck Night at Lancaster Dragway. Come see trucks of all sizes race down the 1/8-mile drag strip. 

It is your only opportunity to see dump trucks and semi trucks drag race side-by-side in special $750-to-win classes.. Halleen’s Automotive and Truck Accessories is also sponsoring a Street Truck class for anyone to race their pick-up truck. 

There is also a full night of IHRA Drag Racing with Mallare Trucking Top ET, Top 8 Eliminator, Gianni Mazia’s Mod, Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds and Tread City Tire Street. Anyone with a CDL license will receive a special admission discount at the front gate. Time trials start at 5 p.m.

The following night, Saturday, August 17, is the 30th annual Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial Modified 110 for the Race of Champions Modified Series. The groundpounders return to the home of Modified racing in Western New York for one of the most prestigious races of the season.

Defending race winner, Andy Jankowiak, leads Chuck Hossfeld by 52 points in the RoC Modified Series standings with just four races to go in their season. They’ll be joined by fellow Modified stars Eric Beers, Mike Leaty, Patrick Emerling, Daryl Lewis, Jr., George Skora III and more. This event brings out the best of the “Mod Squad” as they battle it out for 110 laps. Teams will also be on their toes as they will have to pull off a lightning fast pit stop when their drivers comes in for a tire change during the race.

The Tommy/Tony 110 pays tribute to two of its fallen heroes, Modified drivers Tommy Druar and Tony Jankowiak, who were taken from us in two separate racing incidents less than a year apart. The 110-lap distance is based on the combination of the car numbers of Druar (No. 37) and Jankowiak (No 73). 

The Race of Champions Super Stocks, Street Stocks and NYPA TQ Midgets will also be in action. Front gates will open at 4 p.m. on Saturday with racing beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

Check out www.lancasternationalspeedway.com or the Lancaster Speedway & Dragway social media channels for more information on both events.

MALVASO SCORES SECOND SUPERCHARGED WIN OF SEASON AT NYIRP

MALVASO SCORES SECOND SUPERCHARGED WIN OF SEASON AT NYIRP

LANCASTER, N.Y. (August 3, 2019) – Frank Malvaso of Rochester, N.Y. picked up his second Supercharged Bounty Hunters win of 2019 on Friday night at Lancaster Dragway @ New York International Raceway Park. The Supercharged Bounty Hunters were part of jam packed night of IHRA drag racing at NYIRP featuring over 165 cars in competition.

In other Friday night action, Dave Balser of Akron, N.Y. took the win in Mallare Trucking Top ET. Mike Nowak of Lancaster was victorious in Top 8 Eliminator. Mason Fix scored his second-straight win in Gianni Mazia’s Mod ET. In Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds, Don Becker of Alden, N.Y. earned his first win of the season. Pete Maduri of N. Tonawanda, N.Y. won Tread City Tire Street. Deanna Nugent of Niagara Falls (Pro) and Fern Adams of W. Seneca, N.Y. (Amateur) won the special Ladies Night classes sponsored by Cash & Go Pawn.

Frank Malvaso continued his domination of the Supercharged Bounty Hunters at Lancaster as he beat Chuck McMahon in the “A” final for his second-straight win. Ron D’Alessandero won the Supercharged “B” final.

Mike Nowak nearly did the double in the Top classes on Friday night. Nowak first knocked off NYIRP co-owner Mike Swinarski in the Top 8 final after beating Swinarski to top end. He then moved to the Mallare Trucking Top ET ladder where he advanced to the finals to face Dave Balser. Nowak left the starting line too soon to trip the red light, and hand Balser his second win overall in 2019 at Lancaster.

Mason Fix picked up the win in Gianni Mazia’s Mod ET for the second week in a row. Fix faced Ryan Ricketson in the finals, and it was a breakout by Ricketson that allowed Fix to score the win. Don Becker picked up the win in Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds just one week after losing in the final round to Lucas Salemi. This time Becker faced veteran rider Gerry Vaughan in the finals where he was able to score his first win of 2019.

Former national event winner Pete Maduri ended the win streak of DJ Raiser in Tread City Tire Street. Raiser made to the Street final for the third week in a row, but lost to Maduri after he broke out. Maduri got the win in his 2012 Ford Flex for his second win of the season after getting a win in Top 8 back in June.

Lancaster held its annual Ladies Night race on Friday as well. Cash & Go Pawn once again sponsored the event by providing a diamond ring to the winner of both the Amateur and Pro Ladies classes. Deanna Nugent beat Sherry Van Baalen in the Pro class final for experienced drivers. Nugent lost in the Ladies Pro final last year, but got revenge when Van Baalen red lighted the race away. Fern Adams beat Jennifer Karosik in the Amateur class final in a double breakout.

This Friday, August 9, is a $1000-to-win special for Gianni Mazia’s Mod ET. Racer and attorney Paul Cambria has put up $500 towards to Mod ET purse plus Carey Hodge has added $100 to the runner-up prize. The full card of IHRA Drag Racing starts with time trials at 5 p.m.

RESULTS (Driver, hometown, vehicle, reaction time, dial-in, elapsed time and top speed)

Supercharged Bounty Hunters

Winner: Frank Malvaso (Rochester, N.Y.) 1933 WIllys .414 4.473 seconds, 162.51 mph

Runner-up: Chuck McMahon (Rochester, N.Y.) 1991 Pontiac .431 6.737 seconds, 66.66 mph

Mallare Trucking Top ET

Winner: Dave Balser (Akron, N.Y.) 1990 Dodge Daytona .504 5.64 5.677 seconds, 116.56 mph

Runner-up: Mike Nowak (Lancaster, N.Y.) 1967 Chevrolet Camaro .489 FOUL

Top 8 Eliminator

Winner: Mike Nowak (Lancaster, N.Y.) 1967 Chevrolet Camaro .520 4.96 4.969 seconds, 135.53 mph

Runner-up: Mike Swinarski (Orchard Park, N.Y.) 2002 Chevrolet Camaro .535 5.22 5.221 seconds, 131.99 mph

Gianni Mazia’s Mod ET

Winner: Mason Fix (Amherst, N.Y.) 1969 Dodge Dart .528 7.22 7.237 seconds, 90.14 mph

Runner-up: Ryan Ricketson (Delevan, N.Y.) 1974 Dodge Dart .548 7.99 7.981 seconds, 86.03 mph

Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds

Winner: Don Becker (Alden, N.Y.) 1998 Ski Doo 800 .549 6.41 6.420 seconds, 92.56 mph

Runner-up: Gerry Vaughan (Cheektowaga, N.Y.) 1981 Yamaha .580 9.49 9.598 seconds, 73.90 mph

Tread City Tire Street ET

Winner: Pete Maduri (N. Tonawanda, N.Y.) 2012 Ford Flex .583 10.71 10.726 seconds, 67.78 mph

Runner-up: DJ Raiser (Lancaster, N.Y.) Dodge Hellcat .556 8.25 8.245 seconds, 80.93 mph

Ladies Class Pro

Winner: Deanna Nugent (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) 1979 Buick Regal .540 6.87 6.866 seconds, 98.45 mph

Runner-up: Sherry Van Baalen (Wellandport, Ontario) 1989 Pontiac Firebird .450 FOUL

Ladies Class Amateur

Winner: Fern Adams (W. Seneca, N.Y.) 2014 Dodge Challenger .589 8.85 8.807 seconds, 80.10 mph

Runner-up: Jennifer Karosik (Depew, N.Y.) 2019 Ford F-150 .671 10.00 9.863 seconds, 72.81 mph

ALFAQIH, JEWELL & WILLIAMS TAKE BSO WINS AT NYIRP

ALFAQIH, JEWELL & WILLIAMS TAKE BSO WINS AT NYIRP

LANCASTER, N.Y. (July 27, 2019) – Moe Alfaqih of Cheektowaga, N.Y. scored his second Buffalo Street Outlaws (BSO) win of the season on Friday at Lancaster Dragway @ New York International Raceway Park. Over 160+ cars jammed the pits for a full night of IHRA Drag Racing.

Randy Jewell of Rochester won BSO Street Limited 5.50 while Josh Williams of E. Aurora, N.Y. scored the win in BSO Street Limited 6.60. In Mallare Trucking Top ET, Bill Balser, Jr. of W. Seneca, N.Y. picked up the class win. Tony Madonia of N. Tonawanda, N.Y. was victorious on Top 8 Eliminator. Former track champion Mason Fix of Amherst, N.Y. won Gianni Mazia’s Mod ET. In Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds, Lucas Salemi of Clarence Center, N.Y. earned his third win of the season. DJ Raiser of Lancaster picked up his second win in a row in Tread City Tire Street.

A total of 25 Buffalo Street Outlaws for hand for their third visit of the season to NYIRP. Moe Alfaqih defeated Don Turner in the BSO final in a heads up race to top end.

It was an emotional night for BSO Street Limited winner Randy Jewell. Jewell paid tribute to the memory of Nick Kalpin as he scored the win aboard Kalpin’s Ford Mustang. Kalpin passed away in a snowmobile accident this past February. His widow, children and parents were in attendance on Friday night to be a part of the moment. Jewell beat TJ Augustin in the final round after overcoming Augustin’s reaction time advantage.

Josh Williams got the win over Andy Bates in the BSO Street Limited 6.50 final after Bates ran under the 6.50 index.

In Mallare Trucking Top ET, Bill Balser, Jr. picked up his second win of the season overall at NYIRP as he defeated Zell Gaymon in the finals. Tony Madonia and Scott Feist made up an almost heads-up final in Top 8 with nearly identical dial-ins. Feist broke out at top end to give Madonia the win.

Mason Fix got his first win of 2019 in Gianna Mazia’s Mod ET. Fix got the win over Keith Banas after Banas ran faster than his dial-in. Lucas Salemi picked up win #3 of 2019 in Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds as he beat Don Becker in an all-sled final. Salemi held off Becker at the finish to score the win. In Tread City Tire Street, DJ Raiser made it two in a row in his Dodge Hellcat as he got the win after Daniel Knab lefT the starting line too soon in the final round.

Next Friday, August 2, the Supercharged Bounty Hunters return to NYIRP for Ladies Night. There will be special Ladies Pro and Amateur classes with the winner of each winning a diamond ring from Cash & Go Pawn plus a full slate of IHRA Drag Racing. Time trials start at 5 p.m.

RESULTS (Driver, hometown, vehicle, reaction time, dial-in, elapsed time and top speed)

Mallare Trucking Top ET

Winner: Bill Balser, Jr. (W. Seneca, N.Y.) 1972 Plymouth Duster .521 6.01 6.0881 seconds, 98.93 mph

Runner-up: Zell Gaymon (Buffalo, N.Y.) 1994 Chevrolet Lumina .528 5.47 12.874 seconds, 27.63 mph

Top 8 Eliminator

Winner: Tony Madonia (N. Tonawanda, N.Y.) 1993 G-Force RED .528 4.84 4.844 seconds, 141.00 mph

Runner-up: Scott Feist (E. Aurora, N.Y.) 1967 Chevrolet Camaro .528 4.80 4.794 seconds, 147.10 mph

Gianni Mazia’s Mod ET

Winner: Mason Fix (Amherst, N.Y.) 1969 Dodge Dart .516 7.285 seconds, 89.48

Runner-up: Keith Banas (Buffalo, N.Y.) 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle .527 6.77 6.766 seconds, 99.76 mph

Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds

Winner: Lucas Salemi (Clarence Center, N.Y.) Arctic Cat .530 6.53 6.608 seconds, 91.10 mph

Runner-up: Don Becker (Alden, N.Y.) 1998 Ski-Doo 800 .550 6.28 6.402 seconds, 102.29 mph

Tread City Tire Street ET

Winner: DJ Raiser (Lancaster, N.Y.) Dodge Hellcat .669 8.14 8.177 seconds, 89.11 mph

Runner-up: Dan Knab (Elma, N.Y.) 2004 Saturn .482 FOUL

Buffalo Street Outlaws (“Clocks Off”)

Winner: Moe Alfaqih (Cheektowaga, N.Y.) 1988 Ford Mustang

Runner-up: Don Turner (Greenville, PA) 1982 Chevrolet Camaro

Buffalo Street Outlaws Limited 5.50 Index

Winner: Randy Jewell (Rochester, N.Y.) 1990 Ford Mustang .532 5.559 seconds, 121.69 mph

Runner-up: TJ Augustin (Darien, N.Y.) 1986 Chevrolet Camaro .459 5.655 seconds, 126.43

Buffalo Street Outlaws Limited 6.50 Index

Winner: Josh Williams (E. Aurora, N.Y.) 1989 C1500 .565 6.530 seconds, 99.15 mph

Runner-up: Andy Bates (Lancaster, N.Y.) 1985 Ford Mustang .565 6.490 seconds, 103.91 mph

MIDDAY MONSOON WASHES OUT DRAG RACING FOR JULY 19

MIDDAY MONSOON WASHES OUT DRAG RACING FOR JULY 19

LANCASTER, N.Y. (July 19, 2019) – Heavy mid afternoon thunderstorms soaked Lancaster Dragway @ New York International Raceway Park, which forced officials to cancel IHRA Drag Racing for Friday, July 19. 


Racing action continues tomorrow night at NYIRP with the second stock car event of the season. The Race of Champions will present Autograph Night at Lancaster Speedway on Saturday night starting at 6:30 p.m. The RoC Sportsman Modifieds and Late Model Series will co-headline the program, and be joined by the NYPA TQ Midgets, Street Stocks and 4-Cylinders. 


Next Friday, July 26, the popular Buffalo Street Outlaws join the IHRA Drag Racing program. Time trials start at 5 p.m.

MALVASO CONQUERS THE SUPERCHARGED BOUNTY HUNTERS ONCE AGAIN

MALVASO CONQUERS THE SUPERCHARGED BOUNTY HUNTERS ONCE AGAIN

LANCASTER, N.Y. (July 13, 2019) – Frank Malvaso of Rochester and his “Rush” 1933 Willys scored another win at Lancaster Dragway @ New York International Raceway Park on Friday night as topped the field of Supercharged Bounty Hunters in the 716 vs. 585 Shootout.

In Friday night IHRA Drag Racing action, Mike Sobczysnki of Alden took top honors in Mallare Trucking Top ET. Bill Bigham of Niagara Falls picked up the win in Top 8 Eliminator. In Gianni Mazia’s Mod ET, Reid Ricketson of Darien Center, N.Y. picked up his second win of the season. Mike Peters of Angola, N.Y. was victorious for the third-straight week in Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds. Veteran DJ Raiser of Lancaster scored the win on Tread City Tire Street ET.

The 716 vs. 585 Shootout for the Supercharged Bounty Hunters featured an eclectic mix of eight vehicles. The final pairing featured multi-time winner Malvaso going head-to-head with Ron D’Alessandro. Malvaso scored the win after D’Alessandro left the starting line too soon. Ron Szewczyk had the quick time of the meet with an elapsed time of 4.56 seconds.

Mike Sobczynski bested Pete Maduri in the final of Mallare Trucking Top ET. Both drivers nearly cut a perfect light on the starting tree, with Sobczysnki making up the difference in dial-ins to beat Maduri at top end. In Top 8, Bill Bigham had just over a one second advantage on Rich Yacos in the final round. Bigham was able to hold that advantage, and beat Yacos for the Top 8 win.

The Giannia Mazia’s Mod final was a battle of Plymouth Dusters between Reid Ricketson and Mike Hickey. Hickey brokeout after he ran under his dial-in to give Ricketson his second win of the season. Mike Peters remained hot in the Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds as he won for third week in a row. His latest opponent to conquer was Matt Luke as he brokeout to keep Peters’s streak alive.

Lancaster Dragway Wall of Fame member DJ Raiser picked up his first win of 2019 in Tread City Tire Street. John Wachowicz tripped the red light in the final to give Raiser a win in the class he also sponsors.

Coming up this Friday, July 19, at Lancaster Dragway is a full card of IHRA Drag Racing. Time trials start at 5 p.m. The first Saturday night stock car show of the season takes place this coming Saturday, July 20, as the Race of Champions presents Autograph Night. The RoC Sportsman Modifieds and Late Models will co-headline the program that features an on-track autograph session during intermission. The Street Stocks, 4-Cylinders and NYPA TQ Midgets will also be in action as racing starts at 6:30 p.m.

RESULTS (Driver, hometown, vehicle, reaction time, dial-in, elapsed time and top speed)

Supercharged Bounty Hunters

Winner: Frank Malvaso (Rochester, N.Y.) 1933 Willys .450 5.178 seconds, 106.58 mph

Runner-up: Ron D’Alessandero (W. Seneca, N.Y.) 1963 Chevrolet Nova .109 FOUL

Mallare Trucking Top ET

Winner: Mike Sobczysnki (Alden, N.Y.) 1969 Chevrolet Camaro .504 6.14 6.149 seconds, 109.74 mph

Runner-up: Pete Maduri (N. Tonawanda, N.Y.) 1980 Chevrolet Monza .508 6.40 6.408 seconds, 120.70 mph

Top 8 Eliminator

Winner: Bill Bigham (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) 1923 Ford T-Bucket .540 5.77 5.777 seconds, 119.09 mph

Runner-up: Rich Yacos (Cambria, N.Y.) Rear Engine Dragster .547 4.70 4.705 seconds, 149.56 mph

Gianni Mazia’s Mod ET

Winner: Reid Ricketson (Darien Center, N.Y.) 1974 Plymouth Duster .528 7.18 7.218 seconds, 92.78 mph

Runner-up: Mike Hickey (Batavia, N.Y.) 1972 Plymouth Duster .546 6.82 6.809 seconds, 98.25 mph

Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds

Winner: Mike Peters (Angola, N.Y.) 1980 Kawasaki .525 5.52 5.548 seconds, 117.80 mph

Runner-up: Matt Luke (Cicero, N.Y.) 2006 Suzuki .535 5.75 5.715 seconds, 115.07 mph

Tread City Tire Street ET

Winner: DJ Raiser (Lancaster, N.Y.) Dodge Hellcat .685 8.09 8.109 seconds, 89.80 mph

Runner-up: John Wachowicz (Sanborn, N.Y.) II Mark VI .472 FOUL

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