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LANCASTER’S “OL’ BOY CUP 60” LIVE BROADCAST AVAILABLE ON SPEED51.COM

LANCASTER, N.Y. (June 18, 2016) – Lancaster National Speedway is proud to announce the second annual “Ol’ Boy Cup 60” Bill Colton Memorial Race of Champions Modified Series event on Thursday, June 30 will be streamed live via pay-per-view on Speed51.com

This will be the first-ever race held at Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway to be available via live online stream for the price of $19.95 through the motorsports website Speed51.com. There will be a 150-mile IP address blackout of the live stream that begins at 7 p.m. ET.

Race fans outside of the blackout will be able to watch all the action on June 30, highlighted by the heats and 60-lap feature for the Race of Champions Modified Series. Plus, they will see the Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks, Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders and NYPA TQ Midgets.  

The feed will feature audio from the voice of Lancaster National Speedway, Dave Buchanan, plus co-announcer Caz Krul and Race of Champions Modified Series announcer Charlie Langlois.

“When we first talked to Speed51.com about this, it intrigued me what a historic step this is for Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “Knowing our track and great racing could be seen by our fans who no longer live in the WNY area via the great job Speed51.com does makes this event even better.

“We are proud of our facility, our competitive racing and racers in all divisions. Modern technology is only getting better and the chance to bring more attention to Lancaster and the great racing the Modifieds and our regular divisions put on each week to people across the country is welcomed.”

The only previous live video broadcast from Lancaster was in August of 1996 when the American Speed Association made its only visit to the facility. The race was broadcast live on The Nashville Network (TNN). Lancaster National Speedway has also appeared on ESPN, Time Warner Cable Sports Network and Empire Sports Network in taped broadcasts.

The “Ol’ Boy Cup 60” will be the seventh event of the season for the Race of Champions Modified Series. Current series points leader, Patrick Emerling, won the Queen City Clash 75 at Lancaster on May 21. He has also won three Sunoco Sportsman features at Lancaster, so far, in 2016.


Defending “Ol’ Boy Cup 60” winner Chuck Hossfeld is currently second in the RoC Modified Series standings. Hossfeld finished second to Emerling in the Queen City Clash back in May.

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 www.lancasternationalspeedway.com . Additional information for racers and fans can be found on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LancasterSpeedway ) and on Twitter (@LancasterSpdwy).

JOE REILLY SPORTSMAN SUMMER SLAM 75 ON TAP FOR JUNE 18 AT LANCASTER

Race bonuses include $3,000 in lap money

LANCASTER, N.Y. (June 9, 2016) – Lancaster National Speedway’s Sunoco Sportsman division will compete in their longest event of the season on Saturday, June 18 in the Joe Reilly Sportsman Summer Slam 75 presented by A-Verdi Storage Containers.

The 75-lap feature will pay $1,750 to the winner, with a minimum of $225 to take the green flag. First place will also receive a $150 bonus to bring the total top prize to $1,900. The runner-up will take home a total of $1,100 with $1,000 in purse money and a $100 bonus. The bonus money is part of a season long program courtesy of the Petrie family.

This year’s edition of the Sportsman Summer Slam has an extra special meaning as the race has been named in honor of championship winning crew chief, Joe Reilly. Reilly passed away suddenly before the 2016 season, and just months after helping Mark Pennell win the 2015 Sportsman track championship. Reilly was an integral member of the Thompson Racing team that fields Sportsman Modifieds for Pennell and Jayme Thompson and a 4-Cylinder for Chris Pennell. Reilly was the son-in-law of team owner Jim Thompson.

The Reilly and Thomspon families have put together a lap sponsorship program for the Sportsman Summer Slam 75 in Joe’s memory. They have collected more than $3,000 to date. All cars in the field will be eligible to earn lap money. Included in the lap money is a $100 bonus for the leader of lap 54 in honor of the car number used by the Thompson team. The last car on the lead lap on that lap will receive $54 as well. In keeping with the theme of the number 54, the fifth and fourth place finishers (5 & 4) will each receive a $100 bonus.

With all the Sportsman laps sold, the Reillys and Thompsons are now collecting lap money for the Advance Auto Part Street Stock feature for that night.

The Sunoco Sportsman division has had an exciting start to the 2016 season with large car counts and stacked fields. Leading the way is Race of Champions Modified Series regular, Patrick Emerling, who has won the last three Sportsman features. Additional front runners include Jake Lyon, Billy Burd, John Barber, Tommy Catalano, Neal Dietz, Jr. and defending track champion Mark Pennell.

Teams competing in the Joe Reilly Sportsman Summer Slam 75 must pre-register on the Lancaster National Speedway website and pay a $30 entry fee. The entry fee increases to $50 starting June 12.

Joining the Sunoco Sportsman on the June 18 program at Lancaster will be the Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks, Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders and the NYPA TQ Midgets. 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 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).

EMERLING, WILSON, WYLIE & BARTEL WIN AT LANCASTER

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 www.lancasternationalspeedway.com. Additional information for racers and fans can be found on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LancasterSpeedway) and on Twitter (@LancasterSpdwy).

RESULTS

SUNOCO SPORTSMAN

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.

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS STREET STOCKS

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

ROAMING BUFFALO 4-CYLINDERS

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

RACE OF CHAMPIONS BIG 10 SUPER STOCKS

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

PHOTOS ATTACHED BY JOE GRABIANOWSKI
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