CRYAN HONORS FALLEN CHAMPION JULICHER WITH KEN HECKLER TRIBUTE 51 WIN

CRYAN HONORS FALLEN CHAMPION JULICHER WITH KEN HECKLER TRIBUTE 51 WIN

LANCASTER, N.Y. (August 11, 2018) – Andy Cryan’s eighth Advance Auto Parts Street Stock win of the season might have been his most meaningful as he captured the 2nd annual Ken Heckler Tribute 51 on Saturday night at Lancaster National Speedway.

The win by Cryan came just two days after the passing of nine-time Late Model track champion, John Julicher. Julicher had been a mentor to Cryan during the past couple seasons, and his son, Brad Julicher, serves as Cryan’s crew chief. Cryan runs the #09 and sports a paintscheme that is similar to Julicher’s Late Models as a tribute the winningest Late Model driver in track history.

Cryan lined up ninth in the 22-car field for the Ken Heckler Tribute 51 lap race. The event pays tribute to former racer and track official, Ken Heckler, who passed away suddenly in 2017. Garrett Cleversley and Bob Palmer started on the front row. Cleversley grabbed the early lead followed by Tim Welshans, Mike Dalfonso and Tommy Wentland.

Welshans took the lead from Cleverlsey on lap 3 and Dalfonso followed him into second place. Dalfonso took the top spot from Welshans eight laps later just before the yellow flag waved after Ken Camidge’s engine expired in turn four. The race restarted with Dalfonso leading Dave Vona, Welshans, Tommy Wentland, and Nik Welshans.

The trio of Dalfonso, Vona and Wentland pulled away from the field until lap 25 when the yellow flag was displayed again. This caution period was for the mandatory field inversion. A random draw between 2-12 decided how many cars would be inverted. The Heckler family drew the number 12 for the inversion, which meant the leader was dropped to 12th place, and the 12th place car moved to first.

Chris Powers became the leader of the race following the inversion followed by Jarrod Brown, Jerome Hruby, Tim Welshans and Mark Hoch. Powers jumped out to the lead following the restart with Brown and Welshans battling for second. Tim Welshans took the lead from Powers on lap 28 with his brother, Nik, following him into second place. Nik Welshans grabbed the lead from his brother just one lap later.

Cryan restarted eighth following the inversion after making his way up to fifth before the mandatory caution. The invert forced Cryan to start his trek to the front of the field all over again with the same amount of laps he would have for a normal Saturday night feature. Cryan quickly made his way to second place by lap 30. Three laps later he was able to pass Welshans to take the lead.

Tim Welshans night came to an end on lap 39 when he tangled with Rich Sharpe and Tommy Wentland on the front straightaway. Welshans hit in the inside retaining wall to take him out of competition. The final caution period of the race happened on lap 43 when polesitter Cleversley plowed into the Thermal Foam blocks in turn two.

The race restarted with Cryan leading Nik Welshans, Brian Hoffman, Wentland and Mark Hoch. Hoffman was making his second Lancaster start of the season after winning in his season debut on July 14. He quickly dispatched of Welshans after the final restart of the night to move into second place with seven laps to go.

Hoffman tried to hang with Cryan at the front of the field, but he lost sight of the leader in the closing laps. Cryan cruised to his eighth Street Stock win of the season. He was joined in victory lane by the Julicher family and friends.

Hoffman finished second followed by Nik Welshans, Sharpe and Wentland. Sharpe came back through the field late in the race after pitting following the incident on lap 32 with Tim Welshans. Hoch, Vona, Hruby, Powers and Jay Canonico rounded out the top ten.

In additional X-Press Signs Stock Car Series action, George Skora III of Eden, N.Y. won the 35-lap VP Racing Fuels Sportsman feature. Skora passed Jayme Thompson for the lead on lap five of the event. He then held off division points leader Owen Bednasz in the closing lap to score his first win of the season.

The victory serves as a tune up for Skora as he looks to defend his Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110 title next week against the rest of the Race of Champions Modified Series field. Skora scored his first career RoC Series in last year’s Tommy/Tony 110.

Bednasz finished second to maintain his lead in the point standings. Shawn Nye finished third followed by Dave Kozlowski and Leo Becker.

The Midwest Compact Series made their debut at Lancaster on Saturday on the ½-mile oval. The series based out of Ohio gave many four cylinders racer their first chance to tackle the big track after competing on the inner oval. Brian Sprague of Brookville, PA won the 25 lap feature. Sprague passed Don Rufener, Jr. for the lead on lap three, and then held off Jacob Gustafsson in the closing laps to score the win.

Jake Alrbight of Dover, OH was one of the pre-race favorites following the heats, but he developed engine issues after a lap 10 restart while running second. The restart gave Gustafsson a shot the win as he was running a straightaway behind Sprague and Albright before the caution came out.

Charles Palmer of Cheektowaga won the 25-lap Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinder for his second victory of the season. Palmer passed Andy Danielwicz for the lead on lap three and then drove away to a large lead. He was able to pull away as several drivers competed fiercely for second place on back.

Dave Brunka won out the battle to finish second. Jason Anasiewicz, Chris Pennell and Dan Dressel rounded out the top five.

Next week is one of Lancaster National Speedway’s most prestigious events of the year, the 29th annual Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110 for the Race of Champions Modified Series. The Race of Champions Super Stocks, Street Stocks and 4-Cylinders will also be in action. Racing start at 6:30 p.m.

RESULTS

VP RACING FUELS SPORTSMAN

Heat Winner: Jayme Thompson

Feature: GEORGE SKORA III, Owen Bednasz, Shawn Nye, Dave Kozlowski, Leo Becker, Tony Carbone, John Barber, Jayme Thompson, Eddie Hawkins, Mark Pennell

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS STREET STOCKS

Heat Winners: Mike Dalfonso, Tim Welshans, Andy Cryan

Ken Heckler Tribute 51 Finish: ANDY CRYAN, Brian Hoffman, Nik Welshans, Rich Sharpe, Tommy Wentland, Mark Hoch, Dave Vona, Jerome Hruby, Chris Powers, Jay Canonico, Bob Palmer, Jeff Szafraniec, Mike Rogers, Bob Blaszak, Jr., Scott Soos, Rick Meyers, Garrett Cleversley, Tim Welshans, Ted Welshans, Mike Dalfonso, Jarrod Brown, Tim Garlock, Jerry Kosmowski, Ken Camidge

ROAMING BUFFALO 4-CYLINDERS

Heat Winners: Joe Brunka, Jason Anasiewicz

Feature: CHARLES PALMER, Dave Brunka, Jason Anasiewicz, Chris Pennell, Dan Dressel, Joe Brunka, Andy Danielwicz, Dave Evans, Kevin Bainbridge, Kenny Hejna, Ryan Palmer

MIDWEST COMPACT SERIES

Heat Winners: Jake Albright, Jacob Gustafsson

Feature: BRIAN SPRAGUE, Jacob Gustafsson, Jody London, Craig Orr, Kenny Hejna, Jason Anasiewicz, Charles Palmer, Dan Rufener Jr., Kelly Lillie, Ryan Palmer, Jake Albright, Bob Bogner, Joe Brunka, Dave Brunka, Tim Durfy, Jeff Szafraniec, Josh Schosek, Dave Milbrand, Jr.

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Catalano Brothers Finish 1-2 In VP Racing Fuels Sportsman Feature

Catalano Brothers Finish 1-2 In VP Racing Fuels Sportsman Feature

LANCASTER, N.Y. (July 28, 2018) – The Catalano family of Ontario, N.Y. had a night to remember on Saturday at Lancaster National Speedway. Brothers Tommy and Timmy Catalano finished first and second in the VP Racing Fuels Sportsman feature with their mother, Amy, coming home in fifth place. Tommy also added a third place finish in the Race of Champions Late Model Series event.

In other X-Press Signs Stock Car Series action, Eldon King III of Freedom, N.Y. narrowly won his second-straight Race of Champions Late Model feature. Andy Cryan of Buffalo grabbed his sixth win of the year in the Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks. Chris Pennell of Lancaster scored his first win of the season in the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders.

Tony Carbone and Jayme Thompson led the field to the green flag for the 35-lap main event for the VP Racing Fuels Sportsman. Carbone quickly jumped out to the early lead and pulled away during the opening laps while Thompson was left to defend second place from the likes of Tommy Catalano, Jake Vernon and Mike Fiebelkorn, Jr.

Catalano and Fiebelkorn eventually got past Thompson to fill out the rest of the top three early on. Thompson got tangled up with Patrick Emerling on lap 9 to bring out the first caution of the race. The yellow flag reappeared one lap later when Emerling and Eddie Hawkins made contact in turn three.

Carbone spun his tires on the ensuing restart which bottled up the inside line. This allowed Catalano to take the lead followed by Vernon, Owen Bednasz and Andy Jankowiak. The tire spin by Carbone may have been part of a mechanical issue as he quickly faded through the field. He eventually stopped on the track on lap 17 to bring out the third caution of the race.

Tommy Catalano and Bednasz were the class of the field by the halfway point of the race. Bednasz looked to have the stronger car during the middle stages, and pressure Catalano for the lead.

Patrick Emerling’s night went from bad to worse on lap 21 when he hit the wall off of turn 4, which also caught up his teammate Matt Druar. The drivers walked away, but both cars suffered significant damage.

Catalano’s brother, Timmy, had landed in third place by this point. The younger of the two Catalano brothers in the race started tenth and he slowly climbed his way to the front. Bednasz was sandwiched between the two Catalanos as he tried to go for second-straight Sportsman win.

A spin by Thompson on lap 30 set up a five lap dash to the finish. Tommy Catalano quickly pulled away from the field while Timmy Catalano was able to take over second from Bednasz. The Catalano brothers crossed the finish line 1-2 for the first time at Lancaster.

Bednasz settled for third place, but maintained his points lead in the Sportsman division. Mike Fiebelkorn, Jr. finished fourth, Amy Catalano came home in fifth to give the Catalano family three top five finishes. Carbone rallied from his issues earlier in the race to finish sixth.

The Race of Champions Late Model feature came down to a three lap dash between Dave Russell and Eldon King III. Russell had led the first 27 laps from the pole position and was able to drive away from the field on restarts. King, however, made it count on the final restart of the night as he managed to stay side-by-side with Russell, and eventually took the lead on the outside.

Russell made a last-ditch effort on the final lap to try and steal the win, but came up .094 seconds short at the finish line to give King his second RoC Late Model win in a row. Tommy Catalano finished third behind King and Russell. Bobby Weber and Dave Heitzhaus rounded out the top five.

Andy Cryan bounced back from having his five-race Advance Auto Parts Street Stock win streak snapped two weeks earlier, to score his sixth win of 2018. Cryan passed Tommy Wentland for the lead on lap 4 and then pulled away from the field during a long green flag run.

A couple of late race cautions gave Ken Maltby a shot at Cryan for the lead, but in the end he was no match for the current division points leader. Cryan cruised to his sixth win in the last seven Street Stock races. Dave Vona was credited with second place. Tim Welshans, Mark Hoch and Rich Sharpe completed the top five.

In the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders, Chris Pennell fended off points leader Dan Dressel for his first win of the season. Pennell overtook Andy Danielwicz for the lead on lap 6. He was able to protect the bottom lane to hold off Dressel throughout the second half of the race. Jason Anasiewicz, Kenny Hejna and Joe Brunka placed in the top five.

About 14 drivers across Lancaster’s three X-Press Signs Stock Car Series home track divisions managed to make it to the track after competing earlier in the day at The Track at Hillside in Holland. Lancaster National Speedway officials appreciate the dedication of its competitors and are grateful to the officials at The Track at Hillside for making it possible for the drivers to make both shows.

Race fans were treated to an on-track autograph session during intermission to give them a chance to meet their favorite drivers and/or make some new favorites.

Lancaster National Speedway is back in action on Thursday, August 2 for the Midweek Modified Mania 50 for the Race of Champions Modified Series. The Street Stocks and 4-Cylinders were also be in action on Thursday. Racing starts at 7 p.m.

RESULTS

VP RACING FUELS SPORTSMAN

Heat Winners: Owen Bednasz, Tony Carbone

Feature: TOMMY CATALANO, Timmy Catalano, Owen Bednasz, Mike Fiebelkorn, Jr., Amy Catalano, Tony Carbone, Jake Vernon, Shawn Nye, Eddie Hawkins, Scott Wylie, Dave Kozlowski, Kevin Lewis, Sherri Hogan, Jayme Thompson, Leo Becker, Andy Jankowiak, Patrick Emerling, Matt Druar, Mark Pennell, John Barber

RACE OF CHAMPIONS LATE MODEL SERIES

Heat Winners: Tommy Catalano, Bobby Weber

Feature: ELDON KING III, Dave Russell, Tommy Catalano, Bobby Weber, Dave Heitzhaus, Bob Minacapelli, Dave Whittaker, Sam Fullone, Ron Richter, Terry Weldy

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS STREET STOCKS

Heat Winners: Andy Cryan, Mark Hoch

Feature: ANDY CRYAN, Dave Vona, Tim Welshans, Mark Hoch, Rich Sharpe, Tommy Wentland, Jim Mallaber, Jay Cananico, Mike Rogers, Jerry Kozmowski, Chris Powers, Rick Meyers, Scott Soos, Mike Dalfonso, Garrett Cleverlsey, Jerome Hruby, Bob Palmer DNS: Jeff Szafraneic, John Carlson DQ: Ken Maltby

ROAMING BUFFALO 4-CYLINDERS

Heat Winners: Chris Pennell

Feature: CHRIS PENNELL, Dan Dressell, Jason Anasiewicz, Kenny Hejna, Joe Brunka, Dave Brunka, Charles Palmer, Andy Danielwicz, Briar Dils, Scott Fritz, Josh Schosek, Dave Evans, John Byrd, Michelle Russo

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Tim Packman Stepping Down as Lancaster Speedway President

Tim Packman Stepping Down as Lancaster Speedway President

LANCASTER, N.Y. (July 25, 2018) – Upon completion of a three-year agreement with the ownership group, Tim Packman will be stepping down as Track President of Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway.

Packman will complete his term and finish out the 2018 season, which concludes at the end of September, before returning to North Carolina seeking to continue his career in motorsports. The future of the award-winning motorsports facility is secure and racing will continue as it has done since 1959.

“This wasn’t an easy decision and a lot of thought and talks with Gordon Reger were held leading up to this point,” Packman said. “Lancaster is where I started my motorsports career and the past three years have been great to watch how the track has grown.

“By announcing this now, it will give the ownership group time to find the next person to lead Lancaster into even better days. It will also allow time for that person to become acclimated and see the day-to-day operations and get ready for next season now and keep it growing forward.

“I owe tons of gratitude to the ownership group for this opportunity, the stars in the cars for wanting to race at Lancaster, the partners who have invested their advertising dollars here and a big thank you goes to the fans in the stands. I especially want to thank the Drag, Stock Car, maintenance, safety and office staffs for their hard work and dedication to Lancaster.”

During the past three seasons, the ownership group has made multiple improvements to the facility and allowed for booking of larger shows like the ISMA Supermodifieds, Street Outlaws from Discovery Channel and Monster Trucks, to name a few. In addition to solidifying the Drag and Stock Car programs, the larger events also brought new fans to Lancaster.

The results have shown with increased car counts for both the Drag and Stock Car programs, attendance, Social Media presence, improvements in the track’s overall image and reputation.

Reger, CEO of Reger Holdings, the parent company of Lancaster, is committed to making sure racing continues at 57 Gunnville Rd.

“I appreciate all that Tim has been able to accomplish in the past three years,” Reger said. “I know there a lot of factors that go into keeping the track running and he did it well. We will now begin solidifying the future of Lancaster and Tim will be very involved managing all inquiries to find his successor.

“It might be a challenge to find someone to match his passion for the track and his will to see it be a successful business. But, I personally want everyone involved with the track to know racing and the traditions of Lancaster will continue.”

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Lancaster partners with local NASCAR iRacing Driver Tyler Marble

Lancaster partners with local NASCAR iRacing Driver Tyler Marble

LANCASTER, N.Y. (July 23, 2018) – Lancaster National Speedway and Team Marble Racing have entered a two-year agreement with local iRacing driver Tyler Marble.

Marble, 15, has been competing in multiple levels of iRacing and is currently in a playoff position in the NASCAR Ignite Youth Series, presented by iRacing.com.

The Ignite Series is officially sanctioned by NASCAR for iRacers in the 13-16 age group. NASCAR and iRacing.com created the series to help young drivers in the racing simulation series. One such driver today who has taken his skills from the iRacing Series and actually turned into an on-track career in NASCAR is William Byron, driver of the No. 24 Monster Energy Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports.

“This series has gone from a hobby with drivers from all over the country to a sanctioned, sponsored and respected method for racing,” said Tim Packman, Track President for Lancaster. “NASCAR drivers such as Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Tony Stewart still compete in iRacing, even though they are no longer full-time active drivers in NASCAR.

“Tyler has been doing this for a few years and the results are starting to show in his rankings. When Team Marble approached the track and showed us his skill level, we were interested because of that and his local connection.

“It also helps they designed their cars to carry the Lancaster colors and logos on their cars. Two local racing entities on a national stage like iRacing is great for everyone.”

What is iRacing? Iracing.com is a computer-based racing simulation. It allows participants to race drivers from all across the world. iRacing offers many types of competition on the NASCAR, Dirt, Road and Rally Cross Series.

Tyler Marble is currently in playoff contention for the Ignite Series championship that begins on August 25 at New Smyrna Speedway. You can follow Tyler’s progress at Team Marble iRacing on Facebook.

For anyone interested in becoming an iRacing driver, they offer a 40% discount for new members and also have a $99 Ignite Series promotion that expires July 30. The promo includes a one-year subscription and 10 extra tracks.

Visit the Team Marble iRacing facebook page for further assistance on how to join

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BEDNASZ GETS FIRST CAREER SPORTSMAN WIN

BEDNASZ GETS FIRST CAREER SPORTSMAN WIN

LANCASTER, N.Y. (July 15, 2018) – Owen Bednasz of Lakeview, N.Y. recorded his first career VP Racing Fuels Sportsman victory on Saturday night at Lancaster National Speedway. The 22-year-old Bednasz passed defending track champion Shawn Nye for the lead with 14 laps to go, and then drove on to score the win.

In additional X-Press Signs Stock Car Series action, Eldon King III from Freedom, N.Y. won the Race of Champions Late Model Series 30-lap event. Brian Hoffman of South Wales, N.Y. captured his first win of the season in the Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks. Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinder points leader, Dan Dressel of Clarence, N.Y. picked up his third win of 2018.

The start of the program was delayed approximately an hour and fifteen minutes due to late day showers. The track crew worked quickly to get the track in race-ready condition following the rain.

Tony Carbone started on the pole for the 35-lap VP Racing Fuels Sportsman feature, but gave up the lead to Shawn Nye on the opening lap. Bednasz overtook Carbone one lap later to move into second. The duo of Nye and Bednasz then pulled away from the field.

Bednasz stalked Nye throughout the first half of the race, looking for an opportunity to steal the lead. That chance came on lap 21 when Nye bobbled off of turn 2. Bednasz drove past Nye to take the lead in what was the race winning pass.

The 35-lap race went caution-free and Bednasz drove away to large margin to grab his first Sportsman win. Eddie Hawkins was credited with second to give back-to-back runner-up finishes. Mark Pennell, Tony Carbone and Jayme Thompson rounded out the top five.

The Race of Champions Late Model Series made its first visit of the season to Lancaster for its second race of the season. Sam Fullone and Bobby Weber led the field to green for the start of the 30-lap feature. That pair battled for the lead during the opening stages of the race. Weber took first from Fullone on a lap 12 restart.

Caution period around the middle portion of the race allowed Eldon King III to get involved in the race for the win. King passed Fullone on lap 13 for second, and then restart on lap 17 gave him the opportunity to take the lead from Weber. Weber unfortunately got tangled up with Frank Batista a couple of laps later to take away his chance to race King for the win.

King cruised to the checkered flag for his first win of 2018. Jerick Johnson of Mooresville, N.C. finished second in the POW-MIA Freedom #76. Fullone, Weber and Dave Whittaker finished in the top five.

Brian Hoffman snapped the five-race win streak of Andy Cryan in the Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks. Hoffman made his first start of the season on Saturday night and had to come through the field to catch and pass Tommy Wentland for the lead with nine laps to go.

Cryan’s chance to extend his win streak to six races came to an end on lap 18 when a wheel came off his car on the back straightaway to bring out the only caution of the 25-lap feature.

Wentland’s night came to an end as well during the caution period when his car lost power. This handed the runner-up spot to Max Northem, but he would also be bitten by mechanical gremlins and dropped out of the race with less than five laps to go.

Hoffman made the most of his first race of 2018 as he cruised to the victory. Dave Vona took advantage of Northem’s misfortune to finish second. Kyle Sharpe placed third. Ken Maltby and Jerome Hruby completed the top five.

Dan Dressel picked up his third win of the year in Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders to keep him up on top of the division point standings. Dressel came from the sixth starting position to pass Dave Brunka for the lead with 10 laps to go.

Joe Brunka got by his brother Dave late in the race to finish second. Chris Pennell overcame on early race incident to come home in third. Charles Palmer and Dave Brunka rounded out the top five.

Lancaster National Speedway is back in action on Saturday, July 28 for Autograph and FOAR Score Night. Fans can up close and personal with their favorite drivers during an on-track autograph session during intermission. All three X-Press Signs Stock Car Series divisions will be in action, plus the Race of Champions Late Model will be back as well. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m.

RESULTS

VP RACING FUELS SPORTSMAN

Heat Winner: Shawn Nye

Feature: OWEN BEDNASZ, Eddie Hawkins, Mark Pennell, Tony Carbone, Jayme Thompson, Dave Kozlowski, Leo Becker DQ: Shawn Nye

RACE OF CHAMPIONS LATE MODELS

Heat Winners: Terry Weldy, Eldon King III

Feature: ELDON KING III, Jerick Johnson, Sam Fullone, Bobby Weber, Dave Whittaker, Bob Minacappelli, Frank Batista, Jr., Terry Weldy, Ron Richter, Andy Cryan

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS STREET STOCKS

Heat Winners: Max Northem, Dave Vona, Kyle Sharpe

Feature: BRIAN HOFFMAN, Dave Vona, Kyle Sharpe, Ken Maltby, Jerome Hruby, John Carlson, Jay Cannonico, Jarrod Brown, Mike Dalfonso, Jr., Jerry Kosmowski, Jeff Szafraneic, Robert Palmer, Scott Soos, Jon Richael, Max Northem, Tommy Wentland. Andy Cryan, Garrett Cleversley DNS: Mike Rogers

ROAMING BUFFALO 4-CYLINDERS

Heat Winners: Joe Brunka, Chris Pennell

Feature: DAN DRESSEL, Joe Brunka, Chris Pennell, Charles Palmer, Dave Brunka, Josh Schosek, Bob Palmer, Briar Dils, Dave Evams, John Valencourt, Andy Danielwicz

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HOSSFELD SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS SPORTSMAN SUMMER SLAM TITLE

HOSSFELD SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS SPORTSMAN SUMMER SLAM TITLE

LANCASTER, N.Y. (June 17, 2018) – Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y. captured the Joe Reilly Sportsman Summer Slam 75 on Saturday night at Lancaster National Speedway. It was Hossfeld’s second-straight win in the event that honors the memory of championship winning crew chief, Joe Reilly.

In additional X-Press Signs Stock Car Series action, Andy Cryan of Buffalo won his third-straight Advance Auto Parts Street Stock feature. Dan Dressel of Clarence, N.Y. scored his second win of the season in the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders. Kyle Hutchinson of E. Aurora, N.Y. won the NYPA TQ Midget feature.

Twenty-three VP Racing Fuels Sportsman Modifieds were on hand for the third edition of the Joe Reilly Sportsman Summer Slam. Tommy Catalano turned a heat race win into the pole position for the 75-lap feature. He shared the front row with his mother, Amy, with his brother, Timmy, starting in the fourth position. Patrick Emerling was the outsider in the family reunion at the front of the starting grid as he lined up third after also winning his heat race.

Hossfeld also won his qualifier, but luck was not on his side in the draw. The defending race winner drew 12th, and also faced an electrical issue before the start of the feature.

The green flag waved with Tommy Catalano taking the early lead, but a spin by Joe Evans brought out the yellow flag on lap two. Emerling passed Amy Catalano for second place after the restart with Timmy Catalano and Jake Vernon filling out the top five early on.

Hossfeld didn’t waste any time moving his way through the field. He entered the top five by lap six, and took over third on lap 10. Hossfeld then passed Tommy Catalano on lap 14 to move into the runner-up position.

The caution flag was displayed for a second time on lap 23 for a spin by Dave Kozlowski. The race briefly restarted, but a spin by Mike Ramos off of turn four halted things again. Amy Catalano took damage in the aftermath, but was able to return.

Hossfeld saw this as his opportunity as he was able to get by Emerling to take the lead shortly after the restart on lap 24. Hossfeld and Emerling pulled away from the pack during a 20-lap green flag run. They pulled away by almost a straightaway over Tommy Catalano. A spin by Tony Carbone on lap 44 bunched the field back up again.

The second half of the race continued with Emerling chasing Hossfeld. Defending track champion Shawn Nye waged a fierce battle with Timmy Catalano for fourth place throughout the middle portion of the race. Nye eventually passed both Timmy and Tommy Catalano to move up to third place by lap 62.

Emerling kept Hossfeld within reach during the final laps, but could not get past the back bumper of the leader. Hossfeld held on for his first win of 2018 over Emerling. Owen Bednasz finished third after Nye dropped out of the race mechanical issues with five laps to go. Tommy and Timmy Catalano rounded out the top five.

Andy Cryan kept his hot streak going in the Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks with his third win in a row. Cryan started seventh for the 25-lap feature and methodically worked his way to the front of the field. He passed Ken Maltby for third on lap eight and slid by Mark Hoch for second on lap 10.

On lap 12, Cryan challenged Dave Vona for the lead. Vona went up high to try and block Cryan, but he went low and was able to pass Vona for the lead. Cryan then held off a hard-charging Max Northem in the closing laps to pick up his third win a row.

Dan Dressel passed Joe Brunka on lap five of the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinder to pick up his second win of the season. Dressel held on for the final 20 laps to score the win. Jason Anasiewicz survived a rough and tumble feature to finish second. Tim Durfy, Dave Brunka and Joe Brunka rounded out the five.

Kyle Hutchinson led all 20 laps of the NYPA TQ Midget feature for his second win of the weekend. The appearance by the NYPA TQs was their first of 2018 at Lancaster. Dave Wollaber, AJ Hessler, Vinny Christiano, Jr. and Andy Nye filled out the top five.

The X-Press Signs Stock Car Series is off next weekend for the Niagara Swap Meet and Car Show. The next event is Thursday, June 28 for the fourth annual Ol’ Boy Cup 60 for the Race of Champions Modified Series. The RoC Super Stocks, Street Stocks and 4-Cylinders are also on the race card.

RESULTS

VP RACING FUELS SPORTSMAN

Heat Winners: Tommy Catalano, Chuck Hossfeld, Patrick Emerling

Feature: CHUCK HOSSFELD, Patrick Emerling, Owen Bednasz, Tommy Catalano, Timmy Catalano, Amy Catalano, Zack Knowlden, Andy Jankowiak, Tony Carbone, Joe Evans, Jake Vernon, Leo Becker, Mike Ramos, Shawn Nye, Matt Druar, Neal Dietz, Jr., Mark Pennell, Alan Bookmiller, Jayme Thompson, Dave Kozlowski, Mike Rogers DNS: Sam Fullone, Tyler Rypkema

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS STREET STOCKS

Heat Winners: Tommy Wentland, Mark Hoch

Feature: ANDY CRYAN, Max Northem, Dave Vona, Ken Maltby, Tommy Wentland, Jerome Hruby, Mike Dalfonso, Jr., Mark Hoch, Jerry Kozmowski, Garrett Cleversley, Rick Meyers, Robert Palmer, Jeff Szafraniec, Scott Soos

ROAMING BUFFALO 4-CYLINDERS

Heat Winners: Dave Brunka, Joe Brunka

Feature: DAN DRESSEL, Jason Anasiewicz, Tim Durfy, Dave Brunka, Joe Brunka, Scott Fritz, Andy Danielwicz, Chris Pennell, Briar Dils, Casey Pew, Dave Evans, Charles Palmer, Russ Hartke, Kevin Bainbridge, Josh Schosek

NYPA TQ MIDGETS

Heat Winners: Vinny Christiano, Jr., Kyle Hutchinson

Feature: KYLE HUTCHINSON, Dave Wollaber, AJ Hessler, Vinny Christiano, Jr., Andy Nye, Erik Musto, Tommy Catalano, Mark Schulz, Ted Jones, Jr., Chad Haywood, Kevin Wilson, Tim Neis, Cameron Ruggerio, Tony Patrea, Pat Smith, Jamie Pew, Chet Haywood DNS: Jim Musto

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