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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Lancaster cancels cruise nights for remainder of May

Press release

credit: Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway
Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway has canceled the two remaining Cruise Nights scheduled for the month of May due to recent events that have taken place.

The facility will now be dark on Wednesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 31. During that time Speedway management will review its policies and the structure of Cruise Night in its current form to determine what changes need to be made for Cruise Nights to possibly continue. An announcement of future plans will be revealed by June 1.

“We have repeatedly asked patrons in the past to respect our property and recognize the fact we have drag racing and stock car teams that race here on a weekly basis,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “While many have heeded our request, a small portion has not and continues to do donuts, burnouts and/or destroy the property while here for Cruise Night.”

“One incident of that nature on Wednesday, May 17 escalated into a confrontation. We have dealt with that on our end and are working with local authorities in assisting in the investigation.”

“A video was shared on social media of the incident before anyone from the track could review it and address the situation. That has resulted in posted threats, messages and aggressive phone calls to the track that were troubling.”

“I personally will not put anyone at risk that steps foot on this property. We have worked too hard to get back to being a place that families, fans and racers look forward to attending events.”

All other previously scheduled events at Lancaster, including Franco’s Pizza Friday Night Drag Racing and the X-Press Signs Stock Car Series, will go on as planned. 

Find out the latest on this story at www.lancasternationalspeedway.com

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