JET FUNNY CARS & RoC MODIFIEDS PART OF BIG WEEKEND AT LANCASTER
LANCASTER, N.Y. (August 17, 2017) – This weekend at Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway will feature the fire and power of Jet Funny Cars and the thunder of 600-horsepower Race of Champions Modifieds with two can’t miss events.
The action starts Friday night with the rescheduled Jet Funny Car Night featuring Hanna Motorsports’s First Strike and Top Secret Eastern Raider Jet Funny Cars. These fire-breathing monsters will battle side-by-side down Lancaster’s 1/8-mile dragstrip at speeds surpassing 200 mph.
A full card of Franco’s Pizza Friday Night IHRA Drag Racing will be part of the show, including Mallare Enterprises Top, McGard Mod, Hebeler’s Sales Bikes & Sleds and Tread City Tire Street. The future stars of Lancaster National Dragway will also be in action with a special 7.90-index Junior Dragster class.
Time trials start at 5 p.m. The Jet Funny Cars are tentatively scheduled to run at 7:30 and 9 p.m. Adult All Access passes are just $15 with kids 11 and under free.
The X-Press Signs Stock Car Series takes center stage on Saturday night with the 28th running of the Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110 for the Race of Champions Modified Series.
Race of Champions series points leader, Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., enters the event as the two-time and defending race winner. Emerling is coming off his first career victory NASCAR Modified Tour on Wednesday night at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. He’ll look to extend his points lead in the RoC Series with his third win in a row.
Emerling will have plenty of challengers on Saturday, including L2 Autosport teammate Mike Leaty. Leaty helped Emerling get to victory lane on Wednesday night at Bristol as part of his crew, but they will be rivals once they hit the track at Lancaster.
Three-time Tommy/Tony 110 winner Chuck Hossfeld is also a favorite even though he is still searching for his first RoC Modified Series victory of the season. The “Hotshoe” has been chasing Emerling for the past two years at Lancaster, and he is looking to finally come out on top this Saturday.
A solid field of Modifieds is expected with the RoC Modified Series having its two best car counts of the season in its last two events. George Skora III, Tommy Catalano, Tyler Rypkema and Andy Jankowiak will be some of the additional Series regulars in action. Former Lancaster RoC Modified winner and former Sportsman track champion, Bobby Holmes, will return to Modified competition behind the wheel of the Hoddick Racing #7NY as well.
RoC Series car owner Erin McGrath has raised over $4,000 in lap money for the Tommy/Tony 110 to give drivers an extra incentive.
The Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks, Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders and NYPA TQ Midgets will fill out the racing program. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m.