WINSTON-SALEM, NC (SEPTEMBER 9, 2014) – Short Track Management (STM) has secured another contingency award for the Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial Modified 125, during the US Open at Lancaster Speedway on Sunday, September 21.


Lias Tire of Indiana, PA has donated six new American Racer tires to be awarded during the Race of Champions Modified Tour 125-lap feature. Five of the tires will be given away to five lucky drivers running in a selected position on a predetermined lap of the race with the sixth awarded to the last car running on the lead lap when the checkered flag waves.


The first lap that a driver can win a tire will be on lap 22, which was chosen in memory of Bill Colton, Jr. Colton was a long-time supporter of Lancaster Speedway and a car owner that ran a #22 car with several drivers, including current RoC Tour points leader Chuck Hossfeld.


Two more tires will be given away on laps 52 and 68 in honor of former track owners, Stan and Alex Friesen. Alex Friesen bought Lancaster Speedway in 1989 and staged the inaugural US Open in his first season at the helm. He was killed in a tragic accident in 1996.


Stan Friesen, Alex’s father, took over operation of the speedway following his son’s sudden passing. The elder Friesen, along with sons Jamie and Joel , operated the speedway until 2000. He also owned and operated the Ransomville Speedway until his death in 2012.


The final two tires will be awarded on laps 100 and 125.


Lias Tire Racing is the exclusive distributor of American Racer Racing Tires in eight northeastern states, including Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Lias also supports both regional and national touring series including the Race of Champions Modified Tour. For more information call (724) 463-0214 or log on to


The 26th annual US Open at Lancaster Speedway begins on Friday, September 19 with a practice session followed by the US Open Kickoff Party in the speedway concourse. Pit gates will open at 4 PM on Friday with practice taking place from 6-10 PM. The Legends, 4-Cylinders, Street Stocks and Sportsman will run heats and features on Saturday with the Late Models running their heat races as well. The night will be capped off by a fantastic fireworks display provided by Gisbon including a special tribute to Tony Jankowiak and Tommy Druar. Racing on Sunday will begin with Modified, Super Stock and TQ Midgets heats followed by the remaining features including the 125-lap main event for the Race of Champions Modified Tour.


For more information log on to or call (336) 793-8465. Like the US Open on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @LancasterUSOpen.


Short Track Management, LLC, located in Winston-Salem, NC, is promoting the US Open at Lancaster Speedway and owns the Stateline Speedway in Busti, NY.


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