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Monday, June 5, 2017

Lancaster announces return of Cruise Nights, new policies

credit: Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway
Press release

Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway has announced that its popular Cruise Nights will resume, with new procedures and security in place, on Wednesday, June 7.

All cars, trucks and motorcycles desiring to enter the infield areas of the facility will now be charged an Oval Access Fee of $5 per vehicle every time they enter the area. Once paid the vehicle will receive a ticket which is good for one free pass down the dragstrip to Grudge Race. Any vehicle that leaves the infield area must pay the Oval Access Fee again to re-enter.

The track has also hired the nationally-acclaimed firm US Security Associates, Inc. to patrol and monitor activities during Cruise Nights as well as all events being held at LNS&D for the remainder of the 2017 season. There will be a minimum of 10 security guards on hand during Cruise Nights.

“We feel very confident going forward that Cruise Night will now be a much better experience for everyone involved,” said Track President Tim Packman. “In the past few weeks, we have heard from many families who said they quit coming here on Wednesday nights because they didn’t like the atmosphere. That pained me greatly because the number one thing we want is for families and patrons of all ages to have a good time while at Lancaster National Speedway. You have been heard and we welcome you back.”

“The guards of US Security are either military and/or law enforcement trained and have Homeland Security clearance. We appreciate them becoming part of our team and have full confidence in them.”

Wednesday Cruise Nights will continue to have free general admission for anyone that wishes to enter the facility through the main entrance.  Patrons can park in the main lot off of Gunnville Rd., come in to enjoy the facility, concessions and watch Grudge Racing. They will still be able to access the oval and infield areas from the front gate.

Vehicles wishing to enter the infield area of the facility will be stopped at the top of the fencing along the Pit Road Entrance, where they will pay the Oval Access Fee and receive their ticket. Other cars will be directed to the main parking lot. Vehicles with rusted out fenders, muddy bodies and/or in otherwise poor condition will now be pointed to the parking lot.

“We have received multiple messages and phone calls the past few weeks from people wanting us to continue Cruise Night,” said Packman. “We enjoy having everyone come out to our facility. However, we are no longer going to stand for a few select individuals through recent years who have chosen to come here and damage our property or cause problems. We have repeatedly asked for that not to happen, and now we are taking measures to make our customers feel safe and protect our property.

“On Friday and Saturday nights, we have drag and stock car teams that have invested thousands of dollars in their race cars. We need to have a safe and well-kept pit area and racing surfaces for them to compete. In the long run, we strongly feel these new measures will be well received and looked forward to the people who really want to be part of our events for what they are intended to be – fun.”

See a complete schedule of 2017 events at www.lancasternationalspeedway.com

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