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LANCASTER, N.Y. (June 4, 2016) – Lancaster National Speedway’s stock car program returned to action on Saturday following a week off for the Memorial Day holiday. Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y. picked up his third-straight win of the season in the Sunoco Sportsman. Dave Wilson of Hamburg, N.Y. earned his second-straight win in the Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks. Jake Wylie of Blasdell, N.Y. scored his second win of the season at Lancaster in the Race of Champions Big 10 Super Stocks. Rich Bartel of Depew, N.Y. was declared the winner of the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinder feature.

Sherri Hogan and Tommy Catalano led the 17-car Sunoco Sportsman field to the initial green flag for the 35-lap feature. A couple of cautions slowed the opening the laps of the race before the leaders settled in for a long green flag run. Catalano took command of the field with Billy Burd and Patrick Emerling eventually moving into second and third place.

The trio of Catalano, Burd and Emerling took off from the pack as the race neared the halfway point. They ran nose-to-tail until the caution flew on lap 25 for a spin by Owen Bednasz. Catalano and Burd lined up on the front row for the restart with Burd stealing the lead from the outside pole. Burd then survived three more late race restarts to cross the finish line first.

In post-race inspection Burd and third place finisher, Neal Dietz, Jr., were disqualified. This handed Emerling his third Sunoco Sportsman win in a row. Kevin Miller, who flew up from Mooresville, N.C. to race, finished second. Amy Catalano, Tommy Catalano and Sherri Hogan rounded out the top five.

The Advance Auto Parts Street Stock feature had a similar theme with three cars pulling away from the field. Pole sitter Dennis Londos led from the drop of the green flag with Dave Wilson and Mark Hoch hooking up with Londos in a three-car breakaway. Wilson passed Londos for the lead on lap 18 and held on for the final seven laps to get his second win in a row.

Jake Wylie picked up his second win in a row at Lancaster in the Race of Champions Big 10 Super Stocks. Wylie started on the pole and led all 30 laps in the feature. He faced challenges from Tommy Krawczyk and Tim Gullo along the way, but Wylie could not be beat. Krawczyk and Gullo had to settle for second and third, followed by Ryan Lagoda and Joe Mancuso.

Rich Bartel was declared the winner of the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinder feature after initial winner Tim Durfy was disqualified in post-race inspection. Third place finisher Kevin Bainbridge was also disqualified for failing tech.

Lancaster’s next stock car event is Saturday, June 18 with the Joe Reilly Memorial Sportsman Summer Slam 75 as the Sunoco Sportsman will do battle in their longest race of the season. The Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks, Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders and NYPA TQ Midgets will join the race program that night.

About Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway: Founded in 1959, Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway is a multi-use facility located on 77 acres just outside of metropolitan Buffalo, N.Y. The facility features a 1/8-mile drag strip, a 1/2-mile oval track and hosts several non-motorsports events such as car shows and concerts. For the latest information on Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway check out our website Additional information for racers and fans can be found on our Facebook page ( and on Twitter (@LancasterSpdwy).



Heat Winners: Patrick Emerling, Tommy Catalano

Feature: PATRICK EMERLING, Kevin Miller, Amy Catalano, Tommy Catalano, Sherri Hogan, Bobby Lippa, Jr., Mike Rogers, Tim Nies, Jayme Thompson, Mark Pennell, Jake Lyon, Owen Bednasz, Jake Vernon, John Barber DQ: Billy Burd, Neal Dietz, Jr. DNS: Mike Fiebelkorn, Jr.


Heat Winners: Andy Cryan, Dave Wilson

Feature: DAVE WILSON, Mark Hoch, Dennis Londos, Keith Flanigan, Alex Morris, Andy Cryan, Terry Weldy, Ken Maltby, Trevor Pettit, Tommy Wentland, Lou Carbone, Don Sitarski, Rick Meyers, Mike Dalfonso, Jr., Ed Culliton, Heather Weber, Mike Dalfonso, Sr., Jerome Hruby


Heat Winners: Rich Bartel, Frank Prell

Feature: RICH BARTEL, Bobby Hanel, Jr., Chris Bugenhagen, Chris Pennell, Frank Prell, Billy Anderson, Jason Anasiewicz, Howard Guthrie, Jim Dauer, Dan Dressel, Billy McNerney, Zach Cleversley, Laurie Krol DQ: Tim Durfy, Kevin Bainbridge


Heat Winner: Jake Wylie, Tim Gullo

Feature: JAKE WYLIE, Tommy Krawczyk, Tim Gullo, Ryan Lagoda, Joe Mancuso, Jay Mudra, Robert Fink, Vern Headdrick, Pete Pieczysnki, Chuck Tripp, Bobby Schosek, Josh Hunter, Jeff Whalen, Ron Richter DNS: Timmy Catalano

LNS0604-1: Sportsman winner Patrick Emerling 
LNS0604-2: Jake Wylie won the Big 10 Super Stock feature
LNS0604-3: Dave Wilson won again in the Street Stocks


LANCASTER, N.Y. (May 7, 2016) – Lancaster National Speedway’s stock car program built upon its strong opening day with a solid turn out for the second race of the regular season. Fans and racers enjoyed one final Saturday afternoon show before the schedule moves back to its traditional Saturday night start time.

Modified standout Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y. grabbed the win in the 35-lap Sunoco Sportsman feature. Emerling was one of three Modified drivers that took take advantage of the week off from the Race of Champions Modified Series schedule to get some valuable track time on Lancaster’s improved racing surface.

Emerling was joined in the field by RoC Modified Series regulars Tony Hanbury and Chuck Hossfeld. A total of 25 Sunoco Sportsman took the green flag for the 35-lap feature.

Billy Burd and opening day feature winner Jake Lyon led the field to the start with Burd taking the early race lead. Mike Fiebelkorn, Jr. quickly moved from his fifth starting position to move into second place behind Burd.

Burd and Fiebelkorn quickly pulled away from the field during the race’s opening laps. Fiebelkorn’s day came to an end on lap 10, however, when electrical problems caused his car to stop on the track.

This moved Lyon and Emerling up to second and third respectively for the ensuing restart. Emerling slid into second after the race resumed and then set his sights on the leader. As the field came to the start/finish line on lap 14, Emerling was able edge Burd to take over the top spot.

Emerling was unstoppable the rest of the way as he drove on to score the victory. It was his second win at Lancaster; his first came last year in the Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110.

LNS0507-3Burd had to settle for second for his second-straight top three finish to open the season. John Barber finished third. Chuck Hossfeld finished fourth after a terrible start to his day. He was involved in a heat race incident that damaged his left front suspension, and then spun out on the second lap of the feature. Neal Dietz, Jr. rounded out the top five.

The X-Press Signs Late Models made their first appearance of the 2016 season. Bobby Weber of Clarence Center, N.Y. dominated the 25-lap feature to make a return to victory lane, a place he visited three times last year.

Weber and Sam Fullone traded the lead back and forth during the race’s first five laps until Fullone spun out after contact with Eldon King III. Weber went virtually unchallenged for the remainder of the race. Dave Whittaker finished second. Fullone, King II and Frank Batista rounded out the top LNS0507-2five.

Mark Hoch of West Seneca, N.Y. won 25-lap the Advance Auto Parts Street Stock feature. Hoch cruised to the win to improve his opening day result by one position.

Many of the drivers expected to challenge Hoch had issues on the race’s opening lap and spent most of the race coming back through the field. LNS0507-4Opening day winner TJ Cochrane spun out in turn three while Dave Wilson spun on the frontstretch and Keith Flanigan got a flat tire. All three drivers finished in the top five on opening day.

Wilson came back to finish second, but couldn’t get close to Hoch. Trevor Pettit finished third after starting on the pole. Tommy Wentland finished fourth. Cochrane rallied to finish in the top five.

Kevin Bainbridge returned to victory lane in the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders. Bainbridge started on the pole and led all 25 laps to back up his opening day win. Bobby Hanel, Jr. finished second followed by Jason Anasiewicz, Dan Dressel and Howard Guthrie.

Stock car racing at Lancaster returns to its traditional Saturday night “under the lights” format on Saturday, May 14. Lancaster National Speedway welcomes the New York Super Stock Series as they join the three weekly home track classes for Spirit Night. Racing begins at 6:30 p.m.



Heat Winners: John Barber, Patrick Emerling, Mark Pennell

Feature: PATRICK EMERLING, Billy Burd, John Barber, Chuck Hossfeld, Neal Dietz, Jr., Amy Catalano, Jake Lyon, Timmy Lewis, Tony Hanbury, Mike Ramos, Kevin Lewis, Mark Pennell, Bobby Lippa, Jr., Alan Bookmiller, Sherri Hogan, Bill Kosachook, Dick Kluth, Jayme Thompson, Tony Carbone, Ed Cain, Tommy Catalano, Matt Druar, Mike Fiebelkorn, Jr., Mike Rogers, Tim Nies


Heat Winners: Tommy Catalano, Sam Fullone

Feature: BOBBY WEBER, Dave Whittaker, Sam Fullone, Eldon King III, Frank Batista, Ron Nurmi, Tommy Catalano, Billy Osborn, Ron Richter, Terry Weldy, Scott Nurmi


Heat Winners: Dave Wilson, TJ Cochrane

Feature: MARK HOCH, Dave Wilson, Trevor Pettit, Tommy Wentland, TJ Cochrane, Lou Carbone, Jerome Hruby, Jarrod Brown, Keith Flanigan, Ken Maltby, Don Sitarski, Heather Weber, Ed Culliton, Garrett Cleversley DNS: Dennis Londos, Mike Dalfonso, Jr.


Heat Winners: Jason Anasiewicz, Bobby Hanel, Jr.

Feature: KEVIN BAINBRIDGE, Bobby Hanel, Jr., Jason Anasiewicz, Dan Dressel, Howard Guthrie, Chris Pennell, Laurie Krol, Billy McNerney, Joe Brunka, Tim Durfy, Chris Bugenhagen, Billy Anderson DNS: Zach Cleversley, Frank Prell