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LANCASTER, N.Y. (August 3, 2017) – Lancaster National Speedway is set to host two prestigious events during the month of August for the X-Press Signs Stock Car Series. The first is August 12 when the Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks will compete in the Ken Heckler Memorial 51. The 51-lap feature pays tribute to former racer and official, Ken Heckler, who passed away earlier this year.

Ken’s widow and Lancaster National Speedway scorer, Deb Heckler, has been collecting lap money for the event and has raised about $1300 in bonuses for the Street Stock drivers. Heckler is also collecting lap money for the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinder and Sunoco Sportsman features that night.

On August 19, Lancaster welcomes back the Race of Champions Modified Series for the Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110. Erin McGrath, who is a car owner for Andy Jankowiak on the RoC Series, took it upon herself to put a lap program into place that directly supports the racers. Laps start at $40 per lap. McGrath has already raised nearly $3,000 toward the event for the lap fund.

“We love modified racing and I enjoy supporting the sport” stated McGrath. Her husband is driver Tom McGrath, who also prepares the car Andy Jankowiak has run in all but one Race of Champions event in 2017. McGrath came out of retirement to wheel the car in that event Holland and will run it again at Lancaster on August 19. “It is fun and it helps support the teams and we know firsthand what it takes. All of the funds I collect go directly to the racers.”

If anyone would like to sponsor laps for either race, they can see Deb Heckler, Erin McGrath or Lancaster National Speedway Stock Car Program Director Todd Hannon.

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