Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Lancaster National Speedway adds to stock car schedule

credit: Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway
With car counts up and fans excited about the 2016 season, Lancaster National Speedway has announced the addition of two dates to the stock car schedule.

There will be a stock car practice session for Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m. to allow teams to get some extra laps on the 1/2-mile oval. The session will be open to any area stock car teams looking for some track time. Pit gates will open at 5 p.m., with practice running from 6-8:30 p.m. approximately. Pit admission will be $15 for the practice session, and fans are invited to come watch practice for free from the speedway grandstands; concessions will not be open that evening. 

Track officials also announced the stock car program that was rained out on May 14 will be made up on Saturday, June 25. This date was previously listed as "to be determined" on the schedule. The program will feature Lancaster's three weekly home track divisions, Sunoco Sportsman, Advance Auto Parts Street Stock and Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders, plus the New York Super Stock Series. The only visit to Lancaster this season by the NYSS Super Stocks will be part of a Western New York swing for the series as they have a race the night before at the Spencer Speedway outside of Rochester. Racing is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

June will be busy at Lancaster, beginning with First Responders Night presented by Master Collision and 10-75 Emergency Lighting on June 4. All police, fire and rescue personnel can get it for just $5 that night with valid ID. The RoC Super Stocks join Lancaster's three weekly divisions on the race card that night. Saturday, June 18 is the Joe Reilly Memorial Sportsman Summer Slam 75. The longest race of the year for the Sunoco Sportsman returned to the Lancaster schedule for the 2016 campaign. The month ends with the second annual Ol' Boy Cup 60 Bill Colton Memorial for the Race of Champions Modified Series on Thursday, June 30. This mid-week Modified special also features the Street Stocks, 4-Cylinders and NYPA TQ Midgets and starts at 7 p.m.

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