LANCASTER, N.Y. (June 22, 2019) – The IHRA Drag Racing program at Lancaster Dragway @ New York International Raceway Park ended in a split in all classes on Friday night due to curfew. 

Unexpected afternoon rain showers held up the start of the program as the track crew worked hard to get the drag strip dried out. There was an exceptional car count on hand with 190 cars across the four weekly classes plus the Buffalo Street Outlaws and TNT Super Series. 

The track crew continued to have busy night during racing with a handful of incidents, including a few oil downs, which forced the show to run long. Racing was halted for the final time at midnight out of respect of the facility’s curfew with the town of Lancaster. All drivers remaining in competition at that time split the purse in their respective classes. 

A busy final week of June is ahead at Lancaster Speedway & Dragway @ NYIRP. It starts Tuesday night with Test & Tune and Junior Dragsters followed by Cruise Night on Wednesday. Thursday night is the first stock car event of the season with the 5th annual Ol’ Boy Cup 60 for the Race of Champions Modified Series. The weekly IHRA Drag Racing program is back in action on Friday followed by the Niagara Swap Meet & Car Show on Saturday and Sunday. Full details for all events are available on