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LANCASTER, N.Y. (January 24, 2018) – Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway is preparing for its 59th consecutive season of operation, and with a new season comes new opportunities. LNS&D has affordable and unique opportunities for marketing partners during the 2018 campaign. We don’t just take your money and put up a sign, we actually activate and make you feel part of the action.

These opportunities include, but are not limited to, race night and event naming rights, billboards facing the NYS Thruway, grandstand facing billboards, signage along the perimeter fence of the dragway pit area, Victory Lane signage and suite rentals. In other words, you tell us what you’d like and we’ll make it happen

The last three years at Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway have seen renewed enthusiasm within both racing programs. A commitment by management to revive the facility through a series of capital improvements has inspired the stock car and drag racing communities to support LNS&D. As a result, car counts have increased for both programs, fans have returned on the grandstand side and local and national companies have come on board.

There are several attractive options for potential marketing partners with different sponsorship packages designed to fit a variety of budgets. Race night and event sponsors can enjoy their evening in one of our VIP suites with private seating, bathrooms, refrigerator and hostess service. That also includes having their company’s name attached to all print, TV and radio marketing for the year or individual event, on-site billboards with additional exposure and other perks are available.

One of the most attractive features of advertising at Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway is its proximity to the New York State Thruway. More than 3.4 million cars pass by the facility on an annual basis allowing partners to reach a variety of potential customers. LNS&D also has a variety of additional signage options that reach the 150,000 race fans that come through our gates during the season.

In other words, if your company wants to be part of the continued growth of Lancaster and be seen on the scene of WNY’s No. 1 Motorsports Facility, then we are here to help you achieve that goal. No involvement is too small, but the commitment to our partners is big.

For more information contact Tim Packman, Track President, at soon as opportunities and signage are currently being negotiated for the 2018 season.


Touring 4-Cylinder Series to make LNS debut in August

LANCASTER, N.Y. (December 27, 2017) – Lancaster National Speedway has added the Midwest Compact Touring Series (MCTS), a traveling 4-Cylinder series, to its 2018 schedule as part of the X-Press Signs Stock Car Series event on Saturday, August 11.

The Midwest Compact Touring Series is mostly comprised of teams from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan that compete in races across nine different states. The MCTS schedule is broken into three geographical regions with Lancaster’s race falling into the East region, however, the August 11 event at LNS will be the only MCTS race scheduled that day to allow teams from across the entire series to compete.

Adding even more anticipation to the event is the fact that the race will be run on LNS’s “Big Track” (½-mile oval) instead of the usual “Inner Oval” normally utilized by the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinder Division. Lancaster’s own 4-Cylinder division teams will be allowed to participate, as long as they conform to the MCTS’s car and safety rules.

Several Lancaster National Speedway 4-Cylinder drivers competed in the MCTS event at Lake Erie Speedway last season with Dave Brunka and Dave Milbrand, Jr. both finishing inside the top ten. LNS Pit Steward Jamie Woods finished seventh in that race as well.

Fans attending the August 11 show will now be treated to the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders, Sunoco Sportsman, Midwest Compact Touring Series plus a 50-lap Advance Auto Parts Street Stock feature.

“We have been in touch with the MCTS for awhile now and we were finally able to put together an agreement for them to join us,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “Our own Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders have been asking to run the big track for years and here is their chance to do so, as long as they conform to the MCTS rules and safety requirements.

“From a track standpoint, we have an opportunity to bring in something new for our fans and give the 4-Cylinders a chance to run two races in one night – on two different tracks. We will have the Sunoco Sportsman and still feature our exciting Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks as the marquee event with their long-distance race that night.”

During the off-season, LNS officials talked with various other series wanting to take part in the 2018 season. Dates lined up with the MCTS and then the safety requirements and rules were discussed.

“When we first started talking to our own teams, they were quick to say they would like to come up to the Buffalo area and run at Lancaster Speedway,” said Andy Jach, MCTS Promoter. “Once we found a date that would work for all us, the safety aspect of our cars was the first thing we discussed with us racing on the big track.

“We had a good showing of Lancaster and WNY 4-Cylinders when we ran at Lake Erie last year. We’re hoping for that same response when we come to Lancaster for the first time in August.”

Adult admission for the August 11 event will be $15. This is a slight $2 increase from a regular Saturday program with the added value of the MCTS race and the extended Street Stock feature.

Any 4-Cylinder teams interested in running the MCTS event on August 11 should review the safety rules located on their website (

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 Additional information for racers and fans can be found on our Facebook page ( and on Twitter (@LancasterSpdwy).

Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway Announces 2018 Schedules

LANCASTER, N.Y. (December 15, 2017) – While race teams, fans and partners are looking for the perfect gift to give their loved ones this holiday season, Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway is giving their own gift to its racing family.

The 2018 Franco’s Pizza Friday Night IHRA Drag Racing and X-Press Signs Stock Car Series track schedules have finally come together and are ready for release.

Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway will begin its 59th consecutive season of operation on Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. featuring the annual Queen City Clash for the Stock Cars. The Dragway season opener is Friday, April 27 with tech inspection and time trials.

In 2017, the ISMA Supermodifieds, Niagara Swap Meet and Car Show and Monster Trucks were the big additions to the schedule. For the upcoming season, fans and race teams can count on all of them taking place again plus traditional shows, such as, four Race of Champions Modified races, the Nitro Night of Fire, Street Outlaws and the 30th Anniversary for the U.S. Open. There are still some minor additions looking to be added once the final plans and negotiations are completed.

“Putting out the schedule now gives race teams the information they need to obtain partners for 2018,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “It also allows our fans in the stands to make their plans for the upcoming season. We have been building upon what was started in 2015 and plan on moving forward and upward next year, as well.

“In putting on the larger shows last year, we learned a lot of things we can improve on for this year. We’re going to try some different things with our advertising to get even more people to come to our track to enjoy the fun.”

In addition to the regular Stock Car divisions of Sportsman, Street Stocks and 4 Cylinders; Lancaster will have four visits each from the Race of Champions Modifieds, Late Models and Super Stocks. The NYPA TQ Midgets are racing at Lancaster five times in 2018.

The 2018 season at Lancaster National Speedway will culminate the weekend of September 21-23 with the 30th running of its signature stock car event, the U.S. Open. Since it was started in 1989, the U.S. Open has become a prestigious event for racers in the region and the biggest party of the year for race fans.

The Dragway will have the Top, Mod, Street and Bikes/Sleds Classes competing on a regular basis. Lancaster’s weekly drag racers will once again earn IHRA points and be eligible to qualify for the Summit Team Finals in September. Drivers that earn a spot for the Summit Team Finals can also compete for the $200,000 IHRA World Championship during the IHRA World Finals at Memphis, Tennessee in October.

There will be five visits by the Buffalo Street Outlaws with some TNT Hot Rods, Supercharged Bounty Hunters, Jet Funny Cars, Top Fuel and Alcohol Burning Funny car events, as well.

Test n Tune will be back on Tuesday nights, including Jr. Dragsters, starting May 15. The popular Wednesday Cruise Nights will take place starting May 2 through mid September. Cruise Night will have the same rules and policies in effect as 2017.

“The main thing we want to do is provide a quality show for the fans’ entertainment dollar,” Packman said. “We are not going to raise the regular back and front gate prices. We are going to have a $2 increase for an adult ticket to the three regular season RoC Modified shows.

“One policy change for the fans is, after numerous complaints the past two years, there will be NO SMOKING of any kind in the main grandstands. Cigarettes, cigars and vaping will be allowed behind the main grandstands in two designated areas and also in the Midway near the Beer Stand.

The unofficial start to the season will take place with Racer Registration in March, date to be announced soon.