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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