Lancaster, N.Y. – Lancaster National Speedway, home of New York International Raceway Park will roar to life for the 2019 season with six big nights of stock car racing at the historic Western New York speed plant. Recently purchased by local drag racers and Buffalo area businessmen, Vito Antonicelli and Mike Swinarski, the track will once again entertain racing enthusiasts throughout the region in a multitude of racing genres, including modified stock car racing.
Opening night will be Thursday, June 27, with the running of the 5th Annual Ol’ Boy Cup in honor of Bill Colton and his efforts to develop the Thermal Foam soft wall blocks which are now used at many tracks. The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series will highlight the night with a 60-lap feature. The Lancaster Street Stocks, Four Cylinders and NYPA Midgets will round out the racing card.
The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series will also race on Saturday, August 17 with the running of the 30th Annual Tribute to Tommy Druar and Tony Jankowiak as well as part of the 30th Annual US Open on Sunday, September 15.
The Joe Reilly Summer Slam will take place on Thursday, July 11 for the Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series, with Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series events also being held on Saturday, July 20 and Saturday, August 24 along with highlighting the Saturday, September 14 portion of the US Open.
The Lancaster Street Stocks, under their 2018 Lancaster National Speedway rules package will join the card on all six occasions highlighted by the Ken Heckler ‘51’ when the division will take center stage on Saturday, August 24.
The Four Cylinders will bring their thrilling brand of racing to the inner-oval on six different occasions, including as a part of
the Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series as part of the US Open. The Four Cylinders will utilize their 2018 rules for the division.
The NYPA TQ Midgets will also play a role in the season, performing on five different nights at the track. Thursday, July 27;
Thursday, June 11; Saturday, July 20; Saturday, August 17 and Saturday, August 24.
Purse and race information will be released for the Race of Champions divisions, the Lancaster Street Stocks and Four Cylinders in the near future. Pit Pads will go on sale on June, 1 and will be $40 for the season and the purchased pit pad will be available on the night your respective division races, including the US Open. Any questions in regard to the Stock Car program at Lancaster National Speedway, home of New York International Raceway Park, should be run through the Race of Champions (http://www.rocmodifiedseries.com/contact/).
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.
For more information, contact; Race of Champions Media at [email protected] Follow us on Twitter; Instagram and Facebook; @RoCModSeries.
2019 Lancaster National Speedway / New York International Raceway Park Schedule
Saturday, June 8 - Practice – All Divisions
Thursday, June 27 – 5th Annual Ol’ Boy Cup 60 – Race of Champions Modified Series; Lancaster Street Stocks; Four Cylnders; NYPA TQ Mdgets
Thursday, July 11 – 4th Annual Joe Reilly Summer Slam ‘54’ – Race of Champions Sportsman Modifed Series; Lancaster Street Stocks; Four Cylinders; NYPA TQ Midgets
Saturday, July 20 – “Autograph Night” – Race of Champions Late Model Series; Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series, Lancaster Street Stocks; Four Cylinders; NYPA TQ Midgets
Saturday, August 17 – 30th Annual Tribute to Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak ‘110’ – Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series; Race of Champions Super Stock; Lancaster Street Stocks, NYPA TQ Midgets
Saturday, August 24 – 3rd Annual Ken Heckler ‘51’ – Lancaster Street Stocks; Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds; Four Cylinders; NYPA TQ Midgets
Friday, September 13 – 31st Annual US Open – Practice – All Divisions
Saturday, September 14 – Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series; Race of Champions Super Stock Series; Race of Champions Four Cylinders Dash Series; Race of Champiions TQ Midgets
Sunday, September 15 – Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series; Race of Champions Late Model Series; Lancaster Street Stocks