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Wyoming County International Speedway Announces Shootout at the Bullring SST 100 To Become Jim Pierce Memorial SST 100

Wyoming County International Speedway will honor Jim Pierce, a racer who competed at WCIS, with the naming of the October 14th Shootout at the Bullring SST 100 in his honor.  Pierce passed away suddenly at the age of 47 on August 5th, 2017.

In his #26 SST Modified, Pierce captured multiple feature wins at Wyoming County Speedway as well as a 2007 SST Modified Championship.  He also took home feature wins at Lancaster National Speedway, Holland Speedway, Lake Erie Speedway and competed at other local tracks in Western New York.  In addition, his son – Jim Pierce Jr. – raced his 4 Cylinder at WCIS to multiple wins and a second place points finish in the 2016 season with father serving as the son’s crew chief.

“We are truly honored to be able to show tribute to not only a fellow racer, but a friend by running the Shootout SST 100 as the Jim Pierce Memorial.  Jim was a respected competitor at WCIS who was not only a great racer but one of the ‘good guys’ in racing”, stated track owner Jim Majchrzak.

A “Lucky 15” Lap Money program for the drivers will be taking place for the Jim Pierce Memorial SST 100 and will be run by Lori Overdorf.  Laps are a minimum of $26 each in honor of Pierce’s racing number and are now available for purchase.  Specialty awards such as Hard Charger, Hard Luck, and more are available for sponsorship as well.  100% of the lap money raised will go towards the drivers participating in the memorial race.  To purchase a lap, please contact Lori at LOverdorf@hotmail.com or at 716-207-2824.

In addition to the lap money, a custom trophy is being designed by Dennis Murphy and RNE Precision.  Additional bonuses for participating drivers are also in development.

The Shootout at the Bullring, slated for October 14th and 15th, 2017 will feature some of the best racers from the east coast, all vying for the checkered flag.  Saturday’s events will feature the Jim Pierce Memorial SST 100, NYSS 51 Championship, 6 Cylinders, 4 Cylinders, and Vintage Late Models while Sunday will feature the American Racer 100 for tour-type Modifieds, WCIS Super Stocks, Legends, and C.A.M.S. Mods.  For a full schedule of events visit www.thebullringwcis.com.

Photo Caption: 2007 WCIS SST Track Champion Jim Pierce (photo credit Rob Micoli)

$5,105 TO WIN WALL STADIUM MODIFIED WOODY’S HIGH BANKS 105

THIS SATURDAY (AUG. 19)
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ The biggest payout of the summer season at Wall Stadium Speedway promises to attract a talent laden field of Freehold Ford Modified stock cars as the shore speedway presents the “Woody High Banks 105” this Saturday evening (August 19). Sponsored by Woody’s Roadside Tavern at 105 Academy Street in Farmingdale, the event offers an astounding $5,105 to the winner!
Officials have announced that qualifying will begin at 5:45 p.m. Once qualifying for the Modifieds, O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, Snap On Sportsman cars and Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks has been completed main event action will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The 105-lap format is attracting the attention of several racers in the Modified division. Defending track champion Steven Reed of Jackson and current point leader Jimmy Blewett of Howell are expected to be on hand for the big payday. Modified standout Danny Bohn of Mooresville, N.C. has also shown an interest in the big money race.
Local racers expected to see action include top drivers Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Eric Mauriello of Howell, Brick’s Shawna Ingraham and Derek Hopkinson of Toms River. Also among expected local entries are 10-time track driving champ Chas Okerson of Freehold and Shaun Carrig of Little Falls.
The Modifieds are not the only racers in Saturday night’s spotlight. The Sportsman cars and the Factory Stocks are each set for a 25-lapper and the 4 Cylinder Stocks have two 25-lappers planned.
Saturday’s schedule will see the competitor pit area open at 1:00 p.m. Regular practice will start at 3:00 p.m., while spectator seating will open at 5:00 p.m. Qualifying starts at 5:45 p.m. with main events to follow.
Wall Stadium Speedway is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. More information can be obtained by visiting www.wallspeedwayracing.com.The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

28th ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO TOMMY DRUAR / TONY JANKOWIAK 110 AT LANCASTER NATIONAL SPEEDWAY

THIS COMING SATURDAY, AUGUST 19TH

– Traditional Event Honors Two of Lancaster National Speedway’s Biggest Names –

Lancaster, N.Y. – (August 14, 2017) – On Saturday, August 19th, the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco will headline the 28th Annual Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110 at Lancaster (N.Y.) National Speedway. The event honors two of Lancaster’s biggest stars. Tommy Druar and Tony Jankowiak, brothers-in-law and competitors. Druar was a two-time Lancaster track champion (1987 and 1988) with 18 modified victories at Lancaster. Jankowiak never claimed a track championship at the track, but he visited modified victory lane 13 times while also capturing the World Series of Stock Car Racing Speedweeks championship at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway in 1990.

The legacy that Druar and Jankowiak have left behind has been immeasurable. Both of their sons continue to race. Andy Jankowiak is a household name in asphalt modified racing, while Matt Druar continues to race on a local level. Druar and Jankowiak’s wives, along with crew members, sponsors, family and friends remain involved in the sport today, carrying the passion that both drivers had for the sport.

“Those two defined what racing was during that era at Lancaster,” stated longtime sponsor and friend of both drivers, Gene Emser. “Their passion was Modified racing and this is a night we all circle on our calendar each year. We get to honor two men that loved racing with a special Modified race. We have so many great memories from both of them and we are looking forward to bringing everyone together again to honor our two great friends Saturday. It is a tradition that we look forward to every year and we are all proud to be a part of it.”

Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., currently leads the Series championship standings heading into the Saturday event over Mike Leaty of Ontario, N.Y., and Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y.

Tommy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., is fourth in the championship standings. Tyler Rypkema of Owego, N.Y., who claimed his first series victory at Lancaster in June, sits fifth. All drivers will be on hand with a host of other Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series stars Saturday night to contend for the victory.

Where: Lancaster National Speedway, Lancaster, N.Y.

When: Saturday, August 19, 2017. Racing at 6:30 pm

Directions: The track is located at 57 Gunnville Road in Lancaster, N.Y., just North of Route 33 and minutes from the New York State Thruway.

What: The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco, “28th Annual Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110”

More Information: http://speedway.lancasternationalspeedway.com/ (Track Phone: 716.759.6818) / www.rocmodifiedseries.com

The Race of Champions is a sanctioning body presenting Modified and Stock Car racing on asphalt and dirt surfaces throughout the Northeast, with events in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The 67th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2017 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

For more information, contact;

Race of Champions Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

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