LANCASTER TO CLOSE OUT SEASON WITH STELLAR SEPTEMBER

LANCASTER TO CLOSE OUT SEASON WITH STELLAR SEPTEMBER

LANCASTER, N.Y. (August 30, 2017) – The 2017 racing season at Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway is headed into its final month and the on-track action is heating up. Points battles for the Franco’s Pizza Friday Night IHRA Drag Racing Series and X-Press Signs Stock Car Series track championships will be decided during these crucial final weeks of the year.

September kicks off this Friday night, September 1, with a full card of Franco’s Pizza IHRA Drag Racing, including the Buffalo Street Outlaws. The championships in all four weekly classes are all up for grabs with just four races left.

The following Friday, September 8, is a bonus night for the Tread City Tire Street class plus an appearance by the TNT Hot Rod Series.

Saturday, September 9 is Season Championship Night for the X-Press Signs Stock Car Series. The 2017 track champions for the Sunoco Sportsman, Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks and Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders will all be crowned. The NYPA TQ Midgets will also be in action. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, September 12, Lancaster will run the rescheduled $5,000-to-win Pro Modified Shootout. This special mid-week drag racing event will attract some of the top Pro Mod teams from the region in this “Chicago Style” Shootout. Two-time defending event winner Bruce Boland of Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada will be on hand looking to go for the “three-peat”. There will also be $1,000-to-win Box and No-Box Shootouts for Lancaster’s weekly bracket racers.

The power of car-crushing Monster Trucks returns to Lancaster National Speedway for the first time in several years on Saturday, September 16 with the stars of the Monster Truck Racing League. Six Monster Trucks will go head-to-head in a show that will be popular with fans of all ages. There will be more smashing and crashing with a Demolition Derby, which also makes a long overdue return to Lancaster.

Kids 11 and under are free for this family-friendly event. There will be a special pit party from 4-5:30 p.m. where fans can get up close and personal with their favorite Monster Trucks. The show starts at 6 p.m.

The following week (September 21-24) is Lancaster’s biggest party of the year with the 29th annual U.S. Open. The fun starts Thursday night with a full card of Franco’s Pizza IHRA Drag Racing in the next-to-last points race of the year.

The on-track excitement for the stock cars starts Friday, September 22 with practice plus the annual U.S. Open Kickoff Party featuring live music from Disco Duck. Saturday’s racing program is headlined by the 75-lap Sunoco Sportsman feature. The U.S. Open 125 for the Race of Champions Modified Series takes the green flag on Sunday afternoon.

Lancaster National Dragway closes out the month on Friday, September 29 with the points finale for the Franco’s Pizza Drag Racing program. The class champions in Mallare Enterprises Top, McGard Mod, Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds and Tread City Tire Street will be crowned during this final event of the season.

Wednesday Cruise Nights also wrap up during September with the final one scheduled for September 13.

The starts times and ticket pricing for all these events can be found on the Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway website.

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HEAVY RAIN WASHES OUT KIDS NIGHT

HEAVY RAIN WASHES OUT KIDS NIGHT

LANCASTER, N.Y. (August 13, 2017) – Lancaster National Speedway could only get two heat races in before thunderstorms rolled in and rained out the remainder of the X-Press Signs Stock Series program on Saturday night.

The Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders ran their two heat races before the rain arrived. Bobby Woch and Dan Dressel picked up the victories in their respective heats.

An attempt was made to get the track dry, but the amount of moisture combined with high humidity and the threat of more rain forced track officials to postpone the show.

The Ken Heckler Tribute 51 Street Stock race as well as the Kids Night festivities will now take place on Saturday, August 26 as part of Big Rig Night.

Rain checks from the event will be honored on August 26 or on September 9 for Season Championship Night. They will not be good for this Saturday’s Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110 Race of Champions Modified Series event.

Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway is hoping for better weather this coming weekend with two special shows on tap. Friday night is the rescheduled Jet Funny Car night for the Franco’s Pizza IHRA Drag Racing program. Al Hanna’s Jet Funny Car return to Lancaster to light up the night plus a full card of drag racing, including the Buffalo Street Outlaws.

Saturday night is the 28th annual Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110 for the Race of Champions Modified Series. The ground-pounding, mighty Modifieds will battle for 110 laps in this prestigious event. Defending race winner, Patrick Emerling, will defend his title with hopes of extending his RoC Series points lead while Chuck Hossfeld, Mike Leaty, George Skora III and the rest of the RoC stars will look to find their way to victory lane. The Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks, Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders and NYPA TQ Midgets will also be in action.

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Weather forces Lancaster to cancel Rockin’ the Raceway

Weather forces Lancaster to cancel Rockin’ the Raceway

LANCASTER, NY (June 13, 2017) – Weather forecasts calling for heavy rains with thunderstorms and lightning have forced Lancaster National Speedway to cancel the Rockin’ the Raceway concert scheduled for Thursday night.

“We can’t consciously have the bands take the stage and our customers outside under those conditions,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “There was a lot of interest to see KISS Army, Metal Militia and 1980 Something perform on Thursday, too.

“KISS Army was traveling a great distance and we’d hate to have them show up just to cancel. We will talk things over with the promoter to see if a date can be rescheduled for everyone that will match all of our schedules.”

Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway’s motorsports events are still on as scheduled for this weekend.

Friday night, June 16, is Ladies Night for the Franco’s Pizza IHRA Drag Racing program with $5 general admission for all women. There will be a special match race between Melanie Salemi’s Pro Modified and the Top Dragster of Kathy Fisher, plus special ladies only classes of racing with a diamond ring courtesy of Cash & Go Pawn going to each winner.

On Saturday, it’s the Joe Reilly Sportsman Summer Slam 75 for the X-Press Signs Stock Car Series. The top Sunoco Sportsman teams from the area will do battle for 75 laps in this prestigious event. The Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks, Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders and NYPA TQ Midgets. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are currently on sale at the track office for the upcoming Street Outlaws 405 vs. 716 Round 2 featuring stars of the popular Discovery Channel reality show taking on the Buffalo Street Outlaws. That event is set for Friday, June 30.

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LANCASTER CANCELS CRUISE NIGHTS FOR THE REST OF MAY

LANCASTER CANCELS CRUISE NIGHTS FOR THE REST OF MAY

LANCASTER, N.Y. (May 21, 2017) – Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway has canceled the two remaining Cruise Nights scheduled for the month of May due to recent events that have taken place.

The facility will now be dark on Wednesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 31. During that time Speedway management will review its policies and the structure of Cruise Night in its current form to determine what changes need to be made for Cruise Nights to possibly continue. An announcement of future plans will be revealed by June 1.

“We have repeatedly asked patrons in the past to respect our property and recognize the fact we have drag racing and stock car teams that race here on a weekly basis,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “While many have heeded our request, a small portion has not and continues to do donuts, burnouts and/or destroy the property while here for Cruise Night.

“One incident of that nature on Wednesday, May 17 escalated into a confrontation. We have dealt with that on our end and are working with local authorities in assisting in the investigation.

“A video was shared on social media of the incident before anyone from the track could review it and address the situation. That has resulted in posted threats, messages and aggressive phone calls to the track that were troubling.

“I personally will not put anyone at risk that steps foot on this property. We have worked too hard to get back to being a place that families, fans and racers look forward to attending events.”

All other previously scheduled events at Lancaster, including Franco’s Pizza Friday Night Drag Racing and the X-Press Signs Stock Car Series, will go on as planned.

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Lancaster to hold “Rockin’ the Raceway” on Thursday, June 15

LANCASTER, N.Y. (May 12, 2017) – Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway (LNS&D), in conjunction with Backstage Productions, is proud to announce the “Rockin’ the Raceway” show on Thursday, June 15.  

Rockin’ the Raceway” will feature KISS Army, in support of their 25th anniversary tour plus two epic tribute bands. KISS Army, the “coolest band in the world”, is America’s best KISS tribute band

They have toured across the United States for 25 years and will bring their authentic stage performance to WNY’s Premier Motorsports and Event facility, Lancaster National Speedway, for their only Western New York appearance. 

Joining KISS Army will be Metal Militia, a renowned Metallica tribute band, and local favorite party band, 1980 Something. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. on June 15 with the show slated to begin at 6:30. 

“We saw the response to the major concert we had last year and we were pleased with the results,” said Tim Packman, Track President. 

“There were a lot of people who came to Lancaster that had never been to our facility before. This year, we decided to go with a more intimate type of show that would attract several genres of music lovers.

“Backstage Productions was able to procure KISS Army, who is known around the country, and adding Metal Militia and 1980 Something will make for a great night for everyone.”

Tickets are just $15 and are available at the Lancaster National Speedway office during normal business hours or during any event. This is a general admission show being performed in the Hot Pits area of the facility near the facility’s main concourse. Concession stands will be open during the concert, serving food and alcoholic beverages. 

LNS&D is hoping to schedule additional shows that are similar in size and nature for later in the 2017 season. 

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WET WEATHER FORCES LANCASTER TO POSTPONE WEEKEND EVENTS

WET WEATHER FORCES LANCASTER TO POSTPONE WEEKEND EVENTS

LANCASTER, N.Y. (May 4, 2017) – Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway has postponed all motorsports events for this upcoming weekend due to the heavy rains that have fallen at the facility earlier in the week combined with the additional rain and cold temperatures that are being forecasted for this weekend.

The wet weather that blanketed the Western New York area earlier this week left the facility water-logged with the parking lot and pit areas especially saturated. Any additional precipitation would make it even more difficult to get competitors in and out of the pits without getting their trailers and/or cars stuck.

Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway will resume activities on Wednesday, May 10 with the first Cruise Night of the season. Gates open at 6 p.m. Admission is free for all Wednesday Cruise Nights in 2017.

The Franco’s Pizza Friday Night IHRA Drag Racing season will start on Friday, May 12. The show will feature all weekly classes, including Mallare Enterprises Top ET, McGard Mod ET, Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds and Tread City Tire Street.

X-Press Signs Stock Car Series action will continue on Saturday, May 13 with the first Saturday night show of the season. The New York Super Stock Series will join Lancaster’s three weekly home track divisions for the Mike Julicher Tribute Race. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. May 13 is also 97 Rock Night at the races. Fans can get a general admission ticket for just $9.70, but they must pay with exact change.

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