Midweek Modified Mania Running Wild Next Thursday

LANCASTER, N.Y. (July 24, 2018) – The open-wheeled warriors of the Race of Champions Modified Series roll into Lancaster National Speedway next Thursday, August 2, for the inaugural running of the Midweek Modified Mania 50. This new event expanded Lancaster’s commitment to the RoC Modified Series to five races in 2018, and marks the midway point of the RoC Series schedule.

The Thursday night throw-down for the groundpounders will be short on laps, but filled with action, as drivers will have little time to waste to get to the front of the field. The short distance takes any kind of tire-saving strategy out of the equation, and places an emphasis on track position.

The first two RoC Modified events at LNS this season have been split by a pair of drivers have dominated the headlines at Lancaster in 2018. Patrick Emerling opened the season with a win in the Queen City Clash 75. Since then, Emerling has won three VP Racing Fuels Sportsman features at LNS to give him four overall wins. Chuck Hossfeld captured the RoC Modified Series Ol’ Boy Cup 60 on June 28 just 11 days after winning the Joe Reilly Sportsman Summer Slam. Hossfeld enters Midweek Modified Mania 50 as the current RoC Modified Series points leader.

Hossfeld also leads the standings for the Treichler-Troyer Trophy. This special award goes to the driver that earns the most points in the five RoC Series races at Lancaster in 2018 based on the track’s own point system. Hossfeld leads Emerling by six points through the first two events. Daryl Lewis, Jr. is third in the standings. Lewis finished third in both the Queen City Clash and Ol’ Boy Cup races. Daren Scherer and Mike Leaty round out the top five in the chase for the Treichler-Troyer Trophy. Only 19 points separate the five drivers going into next Thursday.

Grandstands gates will open at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 2 for Midweek Modified Mania with racing starting at 7 p.m. The Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks and Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders will also be in X-Press Signs Stock Car Series action on that night. Adult general admission tickets are $18, kids 12-17 are $10 and children 11 and under are free.

About Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway: Founded in 1959, Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway, WNY’s Premier Motorsports and Event Facility, is a multi-use facility located on 77 acres just outside of metropolitan Buffalo, N.Y. The facility features a 1/8-mile drag strip, a 1/2-mile oval track and hosts several non-motorsports events such as car shows and concerts. For the latest information on Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway check out our website www.lancasternationalspeedway.com. Additional information for racers and fans can be found on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LancasterSpeedway) and on Twitter (@LancasterSpdwy).

TREICHLER-TROYER TROPHY STANDINGS (through 2 races)
1 Chuck Hossfeld 123
2 Patrick Emerling 117
3 Daryl Lewis, Jr. 115
4 Daren Scherer 109
5 Mike Leaty 104
6 George Skora III 95
7 Andy Jankowiak 92
8 Eric Beers 84
9 Scott Wylie 76
10 Karl Hehr 70
11 Danny Knoll, Jr. 67
12 Amy Catalano 65
13 Tommy Catalano 60
14 Tyler Rypkema 58
15 Zack Knowlden 58
16 Kevin Miller 57
17 Jack Ely 55
18 Kreig Heroth 53
19 Alan Bookmiller 49
20 John Barber 32

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