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Red Bull Global Rallycross to Open 2018 Season in Buffalo June 9-10

Season Opener moved to Lancaster National Speedway

Los Angeles, CA (February 15, 2017) — The Red Bull Global Rallycross Buffalo double-header event will take place Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, as Lancaster National Speedway holds the season opener of the 2018 Red Bull GRC season.  The series will add its own flavor to nearly six decades of motorsports history at the speedway, bringing rally style racing to the venue for the first time.

“Lancaster National Speedway will be an exciting addition to this year’s schedule as we kick off our first event of the season with both a doubleheader, and a new venue,” said Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne. “The location is perfectly suited for all our rallycross fans in the northeast.”

The series will assemble a purpose-built course featuring multiple racing surfaces and a 70-foot dirt jump, utilizing segments of the two-existing oval tracks.  Additionally, the Polaris GRC class will stage its debut event at Lancaster, as the new Polaris RZR® RS1 takes on the challenges of a rallycross course for the first time.

“Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway is very pleased to welcome Red Bull Global Rallycross to our award-winning motorsports facility,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “This will be the first event of its kind for us and we look forward to welcoming all the teams and fans to this great event.  We are honored to be the facility kicking off the 2018 season for this internationally-followed series. Welcome to Lancaster National Speedway, we look forward to having you all.”

Tickets for Red Bull Global Rallycross Buffalo, taking place this June 9-10 at Lancaster National Speedway, are on sale now at http://www.redbullglobalrallycross.com/tickets. For more information, visit http://www.redbullglobalrallycross.com or follow the series on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @GRCseries.

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About Red Bull Global Rallycross

Created to produce the most exciting action in all of motorsport, Red Bull Global Rallycross combines the best elements of stage rally, off-road and circuit racing in a fan-friendly environment. International superstars battle wheel-to-wheel over dirt, gravel, and the series’ signature 70-foot jump. For more information visit http://www.redbullglobalrallycross.com.

 

LANCASTER TO AWARD TREICHLER TROYER TROPHY TO RoC MOD DRIVER

LANCASTER, N.Y. (February 13, 2018) – The recent announcement about Lancaster National Speedway hosting five Race of Champions Modified Series events in 2018 inspired track management to create an award honoring the best driver for those races.
The RoC Modified Series driver with the best average finish in the five events at Lancaster will receive the Treichler Troyer Trophy. The trophy pays tribute to three drivers who combined to win 13 Lancaster National Speedway Modified track championships from 1968 to1982 – Roger Treichler, Merv Treichler and Maynard Troyer.

“Lancaster National Speedway has a deep and rich history of Modified racing,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “The way Modified racing is done may have changed through the years, but the names Treichler and Troyer are very prominent throughout our history. Dave Buchanan (track announcer and Dir. of Media Relations) proposed an idea to recognize a driver for the five races. We tweaked it a bit and are now going to recognize a Modified driver from the Race of Champions.

“A call to Joe Skotnicki from the RoC was met with a quick response supporting this initiative giving those drivers an extra incentive to etch their names alongside the many Modified greats who have raced at Lancaster. This makes their five events with us even more interesting and our fans another aspect to follow.”

Roger Treichler won his first, of five, Lancaster championships in 1968 and followed it up with another in ’69. Eight years passed until his third title in 1977, and he added two more in 1981 and 1982 behind the wheel of his iconic “Genesee Beer Wagon”. After his brother won back-to-back championships to close out the 1960s, “The Flying Florist” Merv Treichler began the 1970s with three-straight track titles of his own doing so in 1970, ’71 and ’72. His fourth championship came in 1974, the same season he won a Modified title on the dirt at Ransomville Speedway. Maynard Troyer won his first two Lancaster Modified crowns in 1975 and 1976 before piloting his famous No. 6 to two more titles in 1978 and 1979.
 
The Race of Champions Modified Series kicks off its 2018 campaign at Lancaster on Saturday, May 12 with a 75-lap event. They return on Thursday, June 28 for the fourth annual Ol’ Boy Cup 60 Bill Colton Memorial. The recently added Midweek Modified Mania will take place Thursday, August 2 featuring a 50-lap race. The series wraps up with the two biggest Modified races of the season at Lancaster with the Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110 on Saturday, August 18 and the 30th annual U.S. Open 125 on Sunday, September 23
Last season, three different drivers won the four Modified races at Lancaster. Andy Jankowiak picked up two wins, including the U.S. Open 125 last September. Tyler Rypkema and George Skora III each earned their first-career RoC Series wins as Rypkema won the Ol’ Boy Cup and Skora captured the Tommy/Tony 110.
Marketing partnership opportunities for the Treichler Troyer Trophy program and all five RoC Modified events at Lancaster are available. Contact the Speedway office for more details.

About Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway: Founded in 1959, Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway, WNY’s Premier Motorsports and Event Facility, 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 www.lancasternationalspeedway.com. Additional information for racers and fans can be found on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LancasterSpeedway) and on Twitter (@LancasterSpdwy).

PHOTO BY JOE GRABINOWSKI

Lancaster Speedway and Race of Champions Add Fifth Modified Race

Midweek Modified Mania to take place on Thursday, August 2

LANCASTER, N.Y (February 5, 2018) – Lancaster National Speedway and the Race of Champions are adding a Modified race to the 2018 schedule now giving the devout fans of the series five opportunities to see the Ground Pounders at LNS.

Being dubbed “Midweek Modified Mania” for the added race, it will be a 50-lap chase to the checkered flag on Thursday, Aug. 2 and include the Advance Auto Street Stocks and Roaming Buffalo 4 Cylinders. Race time will be 7 p.m. and General Admission tickets will be $18, instead of $22.

“Fans keep asking for more Race of Champions Modified races at Lancaster and the opportunity came about to add one this year,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “Joe (Skotnicki, RoC Director) and I took a look at our schedule and that Thursday in August works because the Stock Car Series is off that Saturday for the Sunday Nostalgia weekend on the Dragway.

“By having three divisions racing that night, that means fans and teams can look forward to fast-paced races and get home at a decent hour. We have a long history with Modifieds on our 5/8-mile oval and this shows our continued commitment to the Race of Champions and providing added racing excitement for our fans.”

“Lancaster is an outstanding partner of the Race of Champions and as our schedule evolved this opportunity presented itself,” stated Joe Skotnicki, Race of Champions. “Tim (Packman) helped put this together and it gives everyone another opportunity to see the Modifieds at Lancaster and we’re excited about this. We’ve looked at a shorter race and this event is perfect for that format.”

Lancaster is holding its Racer Registration on Saturday, March 17 at Magruder’s Restaurant & Pub on Broadway in Depew as they prepare for the Queen City Clash opening day on Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m.

The Race of Champions Modified Series opens its season on Saturday, May 12 at Lancaster.

For more information, contact Race of Champions Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

Follow us on Twitter; Instagram and Facebook; @RoCModSeries or visit our website: www.rocmodifiedseries.com.

 PHOTO BY JOE GRABIANOWSKI