Lancaster, NY — The Saturday portion of the 31st Annual US Open at New York International Raceway Park, home to Lancaster Speedway will pay homage to two individuals who are part of the strong foundation of the speedway’s heritage.
The Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series will compete in the 4th Annual Joe Reilly Crown Royal Classic 54, with an additional $3,000 in lap money and prizes for competitors. Reilly, a crew chief, built and maintained the Thompson Racing “54” cars that have graced Western New York speedway’s for decades, fielded by car owner Jim Thompson. Reilly’s wife, Tracy, raised the lap money and bonus awards for the competitors.
The 2nd Annual John Julicher Classic will also take place for the Race of Champions Super Stocks. Julicher of Williamsville, N.Y., is one of Lancaster’s greatest drivers of all times. Julicher cut his teeth and had great success in Lancaster’s Super Stock division.
An additional $1,750 will be distributed amongst the top-10. The winner will receive an additional $500 to win, with second receiving an additional $250 and third an additional $200. Fourth through tenth will receive an additional $100. The leader at halfway will receive $50 and there will be a hard luck bonus of $50. John Lyon, a good friend to the Julicher family and leader of the TDH Refrigeration Motorsports program, raised the funds along with TDH Refrigeration. Art Hill Excavatimg, one of Julicher’s long-time partners, Airport Collision, the Julicher family and Stadium Collision.
Qualifying will begin at 4:00 pm on that Saturday Please contact Lancaster National Speedway at 716.759.6818 if you have additional questions.
Where: Lancaster National Speedway, Lancaster, New York.
When: Friday, September 13, 2019. FREE Grandstands open at 5:30pm. Practice at 6:00pm. Saturday, September 14, 2019. Grandstands open at 1:30 pm. Racing at 4:00; Sunday, September 15, 2019 Grandstands open at 11:00am. Racing at 1:00pm.
Directions: The track is located at 57 Gunnville Road in Lancaster, N.Y., just North of Route 33 and minutes from the New York State Thruway.
What: Friday, September 13 – Conclusion of the Race of Champions Modified Series Tribute to Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak 110 at 8:00pm; Saturday, September 14 – Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series – 4th Annual Joe Reilly Crown Royal Classic 54; Race of Champions Super Stock Series – 2nd Annual John Julicher Classic; Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series – Butch Palmer Memorial; Sunday, September 15, 2018 – Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series; Race of Champions Late Model Sereis.
More Information: http://speedway.lancasternationalspeedway.com/ (Track Phone: 716.759.6818) / www.rocmodifiedseries.com
The Race of Champions is a sanctioning body presenting Modified and Stock Car racing on asphalt and dirt surfaces throughout the Northeast, with events in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey with primary marketing partners Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, US Army, Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com, Wilbert’s U-Pull It and Speed51.com. The 69th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2019 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.
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-Race of Champions Press Release
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