RACE OF CHAMPIONS READY FOR 31st ANNUAL US OPEN WEEKEND AT NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY PARK

-Six Race of Champions Series; Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Late Models, Super Stocks, TQ Midgets and Four Cylinder Dash Series set to do Battle –

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Lancaster, NY – (September 10, 2019) – New York International Raceway Park, home to Lancaster Seedway will come alive for the final time during the 2019 stock car season this weekend with the31st Annual running of the US Open.

The US Open, which debuted under the guidance of promoter Alex Friesen, in 1989 began a Western New York racing tradition that has become a must-see event for racing fans from throughout the region. This season’s edition will see several racing highlights including the 4th Annual Joe Reilly Crown Royal Classic 54 for the Sportsman Modifieds, the 2nd Annual John Julicher Classic for the Super Stocks and the Butch Palmer Memorial in the Four Cylinder division as part of the jam packed racing schedule on Saturday, September 14.

On Sunday, the Modified Series will compete in 125-lap feature. Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., who recently announced his retirement, has defined his career at Lancaster with 8 US Open victories and he’s looking to cap off his impressive career with another victory this weekend.

“We have a few opportunities to win races this weekend” stated Hossfeld. “I am really looking forward to them all. The Sportsman, the Modified, it’s all going to be exciting with great racing. Hopefully, we can come away with a couple victories as we head into the end of the season. I’m really looking forward to it.”

The US Open begins with practice on Friday, September 13. Gates open at 4:00pm with practice at 6:00pm and the conclusion of the 30th Annual Tribute to Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak 110 at 8:00 pm, with live entertainment following. Saturday, September 14, qualifying will begin at 4:00pm. On Sunday, September 15, the final day of competition, qualifying will begin at 1:00pm. For more information contact Lancaster National Speedway at 716.759.6818.

Where: Lancaster National Speedway, Lancaster, New York.

When: Friday, September 13, 2019. FREE Grandstands open at 5:30pm. Practice at 6:00pm. Saturday, September 14, 2019. Grandstands open at 1:30 pm.  Racing at 4:00; Sunday, September 15, 2019 Grandstands open at 11:00am. Racing at 1:00pm.

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: Friday, September 13 – Conclusion of the Race of Champions Modified Series Tribute to Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak 110 at 8:00pm; Saturday, September 14 – Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series – 4th Annual Joe Reilly Crown Royal Classic 54; Race of Champions Super Stock Series – 2nd Annual John Julicher Classic; Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series – Butch Palmer Memorial; Sunday, September 15, 2018 – Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series; Race of Champions Late Model Sereis.

More Information: http://speedway.lancasternationalspeedway.com/ (Track Phone: 716.759.6818) / www.rocmodifiedseries.com

The Race of Champions is a sanctioning body presenting Modified and Stock Car racing on asphalt and dirt surfaces throughout the Northeast, with events in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey with primary marketing partners Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, US Army, Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com, Wilbert’s U-Pull It and Speed51.com. The 69th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2019 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

For more information, contact;

Race of Champions Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

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