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Friday, April 8, 2016

Lancaster postpones season openers

credit: Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway
Since Mother Nature hasn’t been cooperating, Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway has not been able to make needed capital improvements to their facility, and will have to postpone its opening weekend schedule.

The Race of Champions Modified Series race scheduled for Sunday, April 17 is now scheduled for Saturday, May 21. All divisions previously scheduled for that night – Sunoco Sportsman, Street Stocks, NYPA TQ Midgets and 4 Cylinders – will remain on the race card. The Ladies Night promotion featuring admission of $5 will be rescheduled for later in the year.

“With the way the weather has been the past two weeks, we have not had the break needed to get into the track and make the capital improvements properly,” said track president Tim Packman. “For the safety of the teams and fans, we have been forced to postpone our opening weekend activities. The weather looks to be turning towards our favor later this week to hopefully get started on the improvements, so that’s a good thing.”

“We are not going to have a Test and Tune for the Drag teams or a race for the Stock Car teams just to have one,” he continued. “We need to get the track improvements done properly and not rush through them. I hate this more than anyone because there has been a lot of anticipation for racing activities at our track this year. We have to play the cards that Mother Nature deals us, but that just means we’ll be better prepared for when we do open.”

With the extra time, track management is looking to have a Tech Inspection for the Drag Teams and Safety Check for the Stock Car teams at the facility. Stay tuned for a future announcement for when that will take place.

The 2016 season at Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway is now scheduled to open the weekend of April 23-24. The stock cars will kick off their season on Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. with the Sunoco Sportsman, Late Models, Street Stocks and 4-Cylinders. The Dragway opener is scheduled for Sunday, April 24 with a Test & Tune session and a Box/No-Box Shootout.

Keep up with the action at www.lancasternationalspeedway.com.

Quotes and information in this piece provided by Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway.

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