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Colton RV and Troyer Race Cars to Add Bonuses for Racers Thursday Night –

ColtonLancaster, N.Y. – (June 27, 2016) – On Thursday, June 30 the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco will take part in the 2nd annual ‘Ol’ Boy Cup ‘60’ at Lancaster National Speedway. The race pays tribute to the late Bill Colton, who along with the late Alex Friesen, put up the first Thermal Foam barriers surrounding the 1/2-mile. It was an effort that became legendary as several other speedways adopted the same or similar blocks to assist in protecting drivers. The ‘Ol’ Boy – Bill Colton – later spearheaded the “Super Fan Plan” and several other programs that helped drive Modified racing and Lancaster National Speedway forward. This race is to remember and honor those efforts as well as continue propelling the sport forward. Colton’s sons, Billy (Troyer Race Cars), Jim and Chris (Colton RV) have stepped forward with bonuses for the second consecutive ‘Ol’ Boy Cup.

“My Dad loved Modified racing and Lancaster National Speedway,” explained Billy Colton, the driving force behind Troyer Race Cars since the early 1990’s. “It’s an honor to have his name preserved in this manner with an event at the track he enjoyed so much. We are very proud of the legacy that he created and happy that we can be a part of it. We know the ‘Ol Boy’ will be smiling down on us Thursday night.”

As a bonus an extra $4,000 in money and prizes will be available to drivers during the 60-lap ‘Ol’ Boy Cup feature including $2,800 in lap awards. There will be seven laps with cash prizes of $200 courtesy of Colton RV and seven additional laps will have giveaways of $200 certificates to Troyer Race Cars. The prizes will be given away using the “Lucky 15” format, which Bill Colton used when organized the lap sponsorship program for Lancaster’s U.S. Open. Drivers running inside the top 15 on each lap will be eligible with the winning position randomly selected prior to the race. In addition to the lap money, the winner of the race will receive $600 in cash from Colton RV and a $600 certificate to Troyer Race Cars.

Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., currently leads Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., by just 13-points in the championship standings. Emerling edged out Hossfeld in May at Lancaster in the Queen City Clash. They will be joined by the likes of Mike Leaty, Tyler Rypkema, Bryan Sherwood, Andy Jankowiak, Matt Hirschman and many of the other Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Teams, along with asphalt Modified racing superstar, Ted Christopher of Plainville, Connecticut. Christopher has been tabbed to drive the Booker Motorsports entry at Lancaster on Thursday.

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

When: Thursday, June 30, 2016. Grandstands open at 5:00 pm, Racing at 7:00 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 Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco, ‘Ol’ Boy Cup II ‘60’

More Information: (Track Phone: 716.759.6818) /


Catalano snaps Emerling’s Sportsman win streak; Steffenhagen & Woch win

LNS0625-1LANCASTER, N.Y. (June 25, 2016) – Lancaster National Speedway paid tribute to a fallen member of the racing community on Saturday night with the Jeff Brown, Sr. Memorial Street Stock 25. Brown was the father of two-time U.S. Open Late Model winner and Sportsman driver, Jeff Brown, Jr. He was very involved in helping his son with his racing endeavors along with helping others that needed it. Brown passed away during the offseason.

One of those that Jeff Brown, Sr. helped along the way was Advance Auto Parts Street Stock driver, Dave Wilson. It was Wilson who came up with the idea to hold the race in Brown’s memory and provided a $250 bonus that was paid out across the top three finishers. As a further tribute, Wilson changed car number for the night from #21 to #3, which is the number that Jeff Brown, Jr. runs on his cars.

A field of 18 Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks took the green flag for the event with rookie Trevor Pettit taking the early lead. Andy Cryan got by Pettit on lap 3 to take the top spot away and started to pull away from the field.

Wilson started 12th and he worked his way to the front of the pack along with Terry Weldy and Mark Hoch. That trio caught Cryan around lap 10, but it took Wilson five more laps to take over the lead.

Wilson slowly pulled away at the end while Weldy and Hoch were left to battle for the runner-up position. Wilson crossed under the checkered flag for his third win of the season. Weldy edged Hoch for second. Tommy Wentland and Jarrod Brown rounded out the top five.

In addition to the cash bonuses for the top three finishers, Towel City Tire awarded a new tire the fourth, fifth and sixth place finishers. The rest of the drivers to finish in the top ten also received a new tire courtesy of Bob Mullen and East Coast Speed.

Tommy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y. picked up his first win of the season in the Sunoco Sportsman to snap the four-race win streak of Patrick Emerling. Catalano led 32 of 35 laps from the fifth starting position to earn the victory.

Catalano passed pole sitter Bobby Lippa, Jr. for the lead on a lap 3 restart to take control of the race. A pair of early race caution slowed things at the beginning, but then the race went caution from lap 4 to the conclusion. This allowed Catalano to open up a sizable advantage over the rest of the pack.

Jake Lyon and Emerling tried to chase down Catalano, but ran out of laps. Lyon settled for second, while Billy Burd finished third. Emerling faded late in the race and saw his win streak end with a fourth place finish. Defending track champion, Mark Pennell, rounded out the top five.

The NY Super Stock Series made its first and only appearance of the season at Lancaster. Jim Steffenhagen of Marion, N.Y. won the 50-lap feature. Steffenhagen passed Jake Wylie for the lead on lap 10 when Wylie suffered engine problems. He then held off Mitchell Wright the rest of the way for the win.

A multi-car pileup on the race’s opening lap took out several cars, including heat race winner Bill Frisbie, Jr.and series points leader Tim Gullo.

The win for Steffenhagen completed a NYSS weekend sweep after he won their feature on Friday night Spencer Speedway. Wright finished second followed by Steve Peserak, Brian Wozniak and Chris Vogler.

Bobby Woch won the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinder feature in his first start in the Team 49/King Oil #45. The key to victory for Woch was a lap 7 restart as Joe Brunka and Kevin Bainbridge got together while racing for second. Woch slipped by and then made the eventual race winning pass on Dan Dressel one lap later.

Bainbridge recovered to finish second. Ransomville Speedway Street Stock driver, Austin Hauser, finished third in his first pavement race in Jim Dauer’s #73. Frank Prell and Jamie Woods rounded out the top five.

This Thursday night, June 30, the Race of Champions Modified Series returns to Lancaster for the second annual Ol’ Boy Cup 60 Bill Colton Memorial. The stars of the RoC Series will battle in a 60-lap sprint around Lancaster’s ½-mile. The NYPA TQ Midgets, Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks and Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders will also be in action. Racing starts at 7 p.m.

Fans outside the Western New York area can watch the race live via pay-per-view at Every lap of racing action will be streamed live using a single-camera video broadcast. The web stream will be blacked out for a 150-mile radius around Lancaster.

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).

Thank to Rick Mooney for contributing to this report.



Heat Winners: Patrick Emerling, Billy Burd

Feature: TOMMY CATALANO, Jake Lyon, Billy Burd, Patrick Emerling, Mark Pennell, Bobby Lippa, Jr., Sherri Hogan, Matt Druar, Jayme Thompson, Scott Stolzenburg, Mike Rogers, John Barber, Amy Catalano, Danny Knoll, Jr., Owen Bednasz, Jeff Hammon


Heat Winners: Terry Weldy, Ken Maltby, Mark Hoch

Feature: DAVE WILSON, Terry Weldy, Mark Hoch, Tommy Wentland, Jarrod Brown, Jerome Hruby, Keith Flanigan, Ken Maltby, Lexi Wilson, Ed Culliton, Tim Garlock, Rick Meyers, Trevor Pettit, Garrett Cleversley, Andy Cryan, Dennis Londos, Jim Stein, Don Sitarski


Heat Winners: Kevin Bainridge, Chris Pennell

Feature: BOBBY WOCH, Kevin Bainbridge, Austin Hauser, Frank Prell, Jamie Woods, Zach Cleverlsey, Howard Guthrie, Dan Dressel, Billy McNerney, Laurie Krol, Dave Milbrand, Jr., Joe Brunka, Chris Pennell


Heat Winner: Jake Wylie, Mitchell Wright, Bill Frisbie, Jr.

Feature: JIM STEFFENHAGEN, Micthell Wright, Steve Peserak, Brian Wozniak, Chris Vogler, Jay Mudra, Tom Barron, Billy Coyle, Zack Willis, Josh Hunter, Brianna Dinzler, Todd Blair, Eric Hadley, Mark Ramsey, Jake Wylie, Robert Fink, Bill Frisbie, Jr., Tim Gullo, Rob Miszczak, Bobby Schosek, Jason Dinzler




LANCASTER, N.Y. (June 18, 2016) – Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway has added a special race to the Saturday, June 25 Stock Car racing program, the Jeff Brown, Sr. Memorial Street Stock 25 presented by Wilson Crane Service.

Jeff Brown, Sr. was the father of two-time U.S. Open Late Model winner and current Sunoco Sportsman driver, Jeff Brown, and recently passed away after a battle with cancer. In addition to helping his son’s racing efforts, Brown, Sr. was an influential person in the racing career of Advance Auto Parts Street Stock driver Dave Wilson and his family. Wilson, who is also the owner of Wilson Crane Services, wanted to pay tribute to his friend with this special race. 

Wilson is a two-time winner this season at Lancaster in the Advance Auto Parts Streets Stocks. He has donated his winnings from those two victories ($250) as a bonus for the top three finishers in the Jeff Brown, Sr. Memorial. The feature winner will receive a $125 bonus, second will take home a $75 bonus and third place will receive $50 from Wilson Crane Services. 

In addition to the cash bonus, Towel City Tire has donated a tire for the fourth, fifth and sixth place finishers. Lancaster National Speedway tire distributor, Bob Mullen of Speed Enterprises, has donated a tire for each of the remaining top-10 finishers

“This is an incredible testament to the type of people and racers we have here at Lancaster,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “Dave Wilson came to us with this idea to honor Mr. Brown, offered his own winnings up to his fellow drivers and we were able to add some other items for fourth to 10th place courtesy of our partners.

“Special thanks to Dave, his company, Towel City, Speed Enterprises and the Brown Family for their participation in this tribute race. This division puts on some great racing and we expect it even better now with the incentives they have for this event.”

The Jeff Brown, Sr. Memorial 25 will be part of a full card of racing on Saturday, June 25. The Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks will be joined by the Sunoco Sportsman, Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders and the only appearance of the New York Super Stock Series. Also, there will be an exhibition race at intermission put on by the Buffalo Cycle Club on their motorized bicycles. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. 

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 ⅛ mile drag strip, a ½ mile oval track and hosts non- motorsports events such as car shows and concerts. For the latest information on Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway check out their website . Additional information for racers and fans can be found on their Facebook page ( ) and on Twitter (@LancasterSpdwy).