Sunday, March 26, 2017

Lancaster’s first RoC race of the season: “Fans in the Stands 75”

credit: Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway
Lancaster National Speedway and the Race of Champions have announced the name of the first RoC Modified event for 2017: the “Fans in the Stands 75” is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29.

“Joe Skotnicki of the Race of Champions and myself were talking about what their season opener could be called,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “Our opener the week before is the “Queen City Clash” and we were kicking around a Buffalo or WNY theme. But, we wanted to make it more personal to the track and series.”

“Who better to pay tribute to than the people who have stuck by the track through the good and bad times. The fans of Lancaster have been an inspiration and reason to keep making improvements to the facility and why we have grown crowd and car counts in recent years. Having this race in their honor is our honor.”

Skotnicki took over the Race of Champions in 2016 and has been involved at Lancaster in various capacities during his racing career. He knows what Modified racing means to Lancaster, and what the fans of the track mean to the open-wheel Ground Pounders.

“Modified racing has a strong history at Lancaster and the fans are a big reason we have four events there every year,” said Skotnicki. “Like the track, last year was a good one for the Race of Champions Modified Asphalt Series in growth and racing action.”

“Having a race to honor fans of Lancaster and Modified racing is just our way of saying thank you for their support through the years. Both us and the track are heading in a good direction and none of it would matter without those people who spend their hard-earned money and time to watch.”

In addition to the Race of Champions Modifieds racing that day, the Race of Champions Super Stocks, Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks and Roaming Buffalo 4 Cylinders will also be in competition. Keep up with the action at

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

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