Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Race of Champions Modifieds, Preece visit Lancaster on August 20

NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Ryan Preece makes his first
career visit to Lancaster on August 20
credit: Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway
Lancaster National Speedway welcomes the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Modified Series powered by Sunoco Race Fuels to the 1/2-mile oval on Saturday, August 20 for the 27th annual Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial Modified 110. The Tommy/Tony race is the most prestigious event on the Lancaster National Speedway schedule as it pays tribute to two of its fallen heroes. The 110-lap distance is based on the combination of the car numbers of Druar (No. 37) and Jankowiak (No 73). It is Lancaster's second-longest race of the season, just behind the U.S. Open 125 for the RoC Mods.

Former track official and long-time racing supporter Howie Markel has contributed $1,100 in bonus money for the 2016 edition of the race, with the leader of every 10th lap receiving a $100 bonus in memory of Druar and Jankowiak.

Fans will get to see the Modified teams pitting in the track’s inner oval so they can witness all the stops right in front of them during the race.

Current RoC Series points leader Patrick Emerling is the defending event winner. Emerling has five 2016 wins on the RoC circuit, including the Queen City Clash 75 and the Ol' Boy Cup 60 earlier this season at Lancaster. He also has four Sunoco Sportsman feature wins this year at the track. Three-time Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial winner Chuck Hossfeld finished second to Emerling in both Modified races run at Lancaster this season. Hossfeld won the 2003, 2008 and 2011 editions of the Tommy/Tony race.

NASCAR Xfinity Series driver and former NASCAR Modified champion Ryan Preece will make his first ever start at Lancaster National Speedway in the Tommy/Tony 110. Preece is in his first full season in the Xfinity Series driving for JD Motorsports. In 2013, he became the youngest driver ever to win a NASCAR Modified Tour title, winning the championship at age 22. 

The RoC Modifieds will be joined on August 20 by the Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks, Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders and NYPA TQ Midgets. Adult general admission tickets are just $20 and kids under 12 are free. Racing start time has been moved up to 5:30 p.m. for this long-distance race. Find out more at

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