LANCASTER, N.Y. – The roar of the mighty Modifieds returns to Lancaster Speedway @ New York International Raceway Park on Thursday, June 27 with the fifth annual Ol’ Boy Cup 60 for the Race of Champions Modified Series. This event will mark the start of the 60th consecutive year of stock car racing at Lancaster Speedway.
The New York International Raceway Park ownership group has partnered with the staff and management of the Race of Champions to put on six race series of stock car events in 2019. Three of those events will be headlined by the Race of Champions Modifieds, including Thursday’s season opener.
The Ol’ Boy Cup pays tribute to longtime Lancaster Speedway supporter, Bill Colton. Colton was the creative force behind the concept of using polystyrene foam blocks to protect drivers during a crash. Colton and then track owner Alex Friesen worked together on the project, which led to the installation of foam blocks around Lancaster’s 1/2-mile oval in the early 1990s. The foam blocks are produced by Thermal Foams in Kenmore, N.Y. This soft wall technology is still in use today at Lancaster, and it has spread to motorsports facilities across the country.
Joining the RoC Modifieds on the card will be the Street Stocks, 4-Cylinders and NYPA TQ Midgets. Pit gates will open at 3 p.m. for Modified competitors and 3:30 for support divisions. Front gates will open at 4:30 when practice starts. The racing program will begin just after 7 p.m. Adult general admission tickets are $23, students 12-17 are $10 and kids 11 and under are free.
-Lancaster Speedway at New York International Raceway Park Press Release
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