Lancaster, NY – Lancaster (N.Y.) National Speedway will come alive for the final time during the 2018 stock car season this weekend with the 30thAnnual running of the US Open.
The US Open, which debuted under the guidance of promoter Alex Friesen, in 1989 began a Western New York racing tradition that has become a must-see event for racing fans from throughout the region. This season’s edition will see several racing highlights including the Super Stock Series honoring speedway racing legend John Julicher in the inaugural $1,500-to-win “John Julicher Classic” on Saturday.
On Sunday, the Modified Series will compete in 125-lap feature. Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y., is the defending event champion. The driver, who has earned the most points in the five Lancaster Modified races, will be the recipient of unique one-of-a-kind trophy designed by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Driver, Corey LaJoie named the “Troyer / Treichler” Trophy.
“It’s a privilege to build a trophy commemorating those drivers” stated LaJoie. “There are some of the biggest names in Modified racing at one of the most historic Modified tracks in the country and the series is one of the most recognized Series in the sport. It is fun building trophies, but when they have some significance it makes me put a little more effort to make the trophy stand out.”
The US Open begins with practice on Friday, September 21. Gates open at 4:00pm with practice at 6:00pm and a party beginning at 9:30pm. Saturday, September 22, qualifying will begin at 4:30pm. On Sunday, September 23, the final day of competition, qualifying will begin at 2:00pm. For more information contact Lancaster National Speedway at 716.759.6818.
Where: Lancaster National Speedway, Lancaster, New York.
When: Friday, September 21, 2018. FREE Grandstands open at 5:30pm. Practice at 6:00pm. Party at 9:30pm; Saturday, September 22, 2018. Grandstands open at 2:00 pm. Racing at 4:30; Sunday, September 23, 2018 Grandstands open at12:00pm (Noon). Racing at 2:00pm.
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: Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series; Race of Champions Super Stock Series; Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series; Sunday, September 23, 2018 – Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series; Race of Champions Late Model Sereis.
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, Jerico Performance, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 68thannual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2018 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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