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Wyoming County International Speedway Announces Jim Pierce Memorial SST 100 Qualifying Series

Perry, New York – Wyoming County International Speedway has partnered with Lancaster National Speedway and The Track at Hillside Buffalo to create a series of five qualifying events for the Second Annual Jim Pierce Memorial SST 100.  The Sportsman/SST Modified feature winners of specific races at each track will earn a guaranteed starting spot for the memorial 100-lap event, which is scheduled for October 13, 2018 at WCIS.

The qualifying series encompasses the Joe Reilly Sportsman Summer Slam 75 (June 16) and the Sportsman Feature at the US Open (September) at Lancaster; the George Decker Memorial 75 (August 4) at The Track at Hillside; and the WCIS 58th Anniversary 58-Lap SST Modified feature (July 28) and Labor Day SST Modified 100 (September 1) at Wyoming County International Speedway.

“We are thrilled to be able to work in conjunction with all of the tracks that Pierce used to compete at and especially being able to highlight what were some of his favorite events to race,” said Lori Overdorf, race organizer.

The inaugural memorial race last year honored local racer Jim Pierce, who passed away suddenly last August at the age of 47. In his No. 26 SST Modified, Pierce captured multiple feature wins at Wyoming County Speedway, as well as a 2007 SST Modified Championship.  He also took home feature wins at Lancaster National Speedway, The Track at Hillside, Lake Erie Speedway and competed at other local tracks in Western New York.

“We are truly honored to show our continued tribute to not only a fellow racer, but a friend, by running the Jim Pierce Memorial,” said Jim Majchrzak, WCIS owner. “We are very happy to work with other local tracks to make this event one of the marquee shows of the season.”

Lancaster didn’t hesitate to throw their support and involvement behind the tribute and work with their neighboring short tracks.

“Like cousin Jim (Majchrzak) said, Jim Pierce was not only a racer at Lancaster, but a friend to many,” said Tim Packman, Lancaster track president. “If we can gain more interest for the Sportsman divisional races at our respective tracks and pay tribute to a great person and championship driver, then all the better for everyone involved.”

The Track at Hillside management as well as the Decker family were enthusiastic as well about joining in the qualifying series.

“Racing at times, on the track and in the pits, can get ferocious between competitors and crews but this show of support for the Pierce family is an example of the true brotherly nature the community is all about. It is great what Lori Overdorf is doing to make this race happen and it is a privilege to have Hillside Buffalo play a small part in it.” commented Hillside General Manager Nick Johnston.

A “Lucky 15” Lap Money program for the drivers will also take place for the Jim Pierce Memorial SST 100 and will be run by Lori Overdorf.  Laps are a minimum of $26 each, in honor of Pierce’s racing number, and are now available for purchase.  Specialty awards such as Hard Charger, Hard Luck and more are available for sponsorship as well.  All of the lap money raised will go towards the drivers participating in the memorial race.  To purchase a lap, please contact LOverdorf@hotmail.com or at 716-207-2824.

In addition to the lap money, a custom trophy is being designed by Dennis Murphy and RNE Precision.  Additional bonuses for participating drivers are also in development.

The Shootout at the Bullring, slated for October 13 and 14, 2018 will feature some of the best racers from the east coast vying for the checkered flag.  For more information visit www.thebullringwcis.com.

photo credit Rob Micoli

American Racer 100 Postponed Due to Mother Nature

 By: Steven Petty

PERRY, NY (October 15, 2017) Wyoming County International Speedway management has decided to postpone day two of the Shootout at the Bullring Weekend due to pending weather.

“Due to the forecasted weather threat throughout the afternoon, we felt it was best for the drivers, crews, and fans that we postpone the event until next Saturday, October 21st” commented WCIS Owner/Promoter Jim Majchrzak. “Everyone that purchased the two-day passes is encouraged to keep their wristbands” Majchrzak added.

Pit gates will open at 9:00 am with racing scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm sharp. In competition will be the Tour-Type Modifieds for the third running of the American Racer 100, plus the Wyoming County International Speedway Super Stocks, the INEX Legends and the CAMS Modifieds.

The previous two events of the American Racer 100 have seen Bath, Pennsylvania’s Zane Zeiner, and Northampton, PA’s Matt Hirschman leave the Perry Bullring $10,000 richer.

Night one of the Shootout at the Bullring Weekend from Saturday night featured wins by Patrick Emerling (Jim Pierce Memorial SST Modified 100), Scott Adams (Sandra Vogler Memorial New York Super Stock Series 51), Jody London (4 cylinders) and Brian Hallett (6 cylinders).

Look at the track website and all social media pages for upcoming news on the 2017 Awards Banquet and 2018 registration meeting. For more information about WCIS, log online to www.thebullringwcis.com or call (585) 245-2123 or the speedway office at (585) 237-2580. You can also check out The BullRing on Facebook.

Wyoming County International Speedway Announces Shootout at the Bullring SST 100 To Become Jim Pierce Memorial SST 100

Wyoming County International Speedway will honor Jim Pierce, a racer who competed at WCIS, with the naming of the October 14th Shootout at the Bullring SST 100 in his honor.  Pierce passed away suddenly at the age of 47 on August 5th, 2017.

In his #26 SST Modified, Pierce captured multiple feature wins at Wyoming County Speedway as well as a 2007 SST Modified Championship.  He also took home feature wins at Lancaster National Speedway, Holland Speedway, Lake Erie Speedway and competed at other local tracks in Western New York.  In addition, his son – Jim Pierce Jr. – raced his 4 Cylinder at WCIS to multiple wins and a second place points finish in the 2016 season with father serving as the son’s crew chief.

“We are truly honored to be able to show tribute to not only a fellow racer, but a friend by running the Shootout SST 100 as the Jim Pierce Memorial.  Jim was a respected competitor at WCIS who was not only a great racer but one of the ‘good guys’ in racing”, stated track owner Jim Majchrzak.

A “Lucky 15” Lap Money program for the drivers will be taking place for the Jim Pierce Memorial SST 100 and will be run by Lori Overdorf.  Laps are a minimum of $26 each in honor of Pierce’s racing number and are now available for purchase.  Specialty awards such as Hard Charger, Hard Luck, and more are available for sponsorship as well.  100% of the lap money raised will go towards the drivers participating in the memorial race.  To purchase a lap, please contact Lori at LOverdorf@hotmail.com or at 716-207-2824.

In addition to the lap money, a custom trophy is being designed by Dennis Murphy and RNE Precision.  Additional bonuses for participating drivers are also in development.

The Shootout at the Bullring, slated for October 14th and 15th, 2017 will feature some of the best racers from the east coast, all vying for the checkered flag.  Saturday’s events will feature the Jim Pierce Memorial SST 100, NYSS 51 Championship, 6 Cylinders, 4 Cylinders, and Vintage Late Models while Sunday will feature the American Racer 100 for tour-type Modifieds, WCIS Super Stocks, Legends, and C.A.M.S. Mods.  For a full schedule of events visit www.thebullringwcis.com.

Photo Caption: 2007 WCIS SST Track Champion Jim Pierce (photo credit Rob Micoli)