Lancaster National Speedway and the Race of Champions are adding a Modified race to the 2018 schedule now giving the devout fans of the series five opportunities to see the Ground Pounders at LNS.


Being dubbed “Midweek Modified Mania” for the added race, it will be a 50-lap chase to the checkered flag on Thursday, Aug. 2 and include the Advance Auto Street Stocks and Roaming Buffalo 4 Cylinders. Race time will be 7 p.m. and General Admission tickets will be $18, instead of $22.


“Fans keep asking for more Race of Champions Modified races at Lancaster and the opportunity came about to add one this year,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “Joe (Skotnicki, RoC Director) and I took a look at our schedule and that Thursday in August works because the Stock Car Series is off that Saturday for the Sunday Nostalgia weekend on the Dragway.


“By having three divisions racing that night, that means fans and teams can look forward to fast-paced races and get home at a decent hour. We have a long history with Modifieds on our 5/8-mile oval and this shows our continued commitment to the Race of Champions and providing added racing excitement for our fans.”


“Lancaster is an outstanding partner of the Race of Champions and as our schedule evolved this opportunity presented itself,” stated Joe Skotnicki, Race of Champions. “Tim (Packman) helped put this together and it gives everyone another opportunity to see the Modifieds at Lancaster and we’re excited about this. We’ve looked at a shorter race and this event is perfect for that format.”


Lancaster is holding its Racer Registration on Saturday, March 17 at Magruder’s Restaurant & Pub on Broadway in Depew as they prepare for the Queen City Clash opening day on Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m.


The Race of Champions Modified Series opens its season on Saturday, May 12 at Lancaster.


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 Additional information for racers and fans can be found on our Facebook page ( and on Twitter (@LancasterSpdwy).


About Race of Champions: 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. The 68th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2018 and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

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Lancaster Adds Fifth Race of Champions Modified Race