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Lancaster Speedway

Transponders Required at NYIRP in ‘22

By: Steven Petty

LANCASTER, NY (January 11, 2022) … All stock car divisions will be required to have a working transponder to race at New York International Raceway Park at Lancaster Speedway & Dragway for the 2022 season.

For 2022, the speedway will be having a new My Laps transponder system to enhance the timing and scoring for the stock car program. Drivers will have the opportunity to purchase a transponder or use their own My Laps transponder.

“Every division will be utilizing transponders in 2022”, comments Race Director Jim Ling. “Race teams can reach out if they need to, or would like to purchase their own transponder”, Ling said. The addition of the transponder system will not only speed up any lengthy delays in the program but will make the overall racing program more efficient. 

“We will have a handful of transponders that we will rent every race night”, comments Brian from the stock car management team. The transponder system is just some of the new improvements coming to the stock car program at NYIRP.

The speedway has also launched its new Twitter account. For up-to-date information, you can now follow NYIRP on Twitter @NYIRPLancaster to go along with the other social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.

Eleven race dates will headline the 2022 stock car schedule at NYIRP, including the 33rd and 34th edition of the US Open for tour-type Modifieds, the New York Super Stock Series (NYSS), and the Small Block Super Modified Championship Series. The complete schedule is available on the NYIRP Facebook page. The 2022 season will get underway with the Awards/Registration Party in the spring. More details will be released in the coming weeks.

Improvements Coming to Stock Car Program at NYIRP

By: Steven Petty

LANCASTER, NY (December 30, 2021) … Improvements are coming to the stock car program at New York International Raceway Park at Lancaster Speedway and Dragway in time for the 2022 racing season. The upgrades will benefit not only the drivers but the fans and crews as well. “All the improvements being made to the facility will be beneficial for everyone who comes through the gates,”, comments Brian, a spokesman from the stock car management team.

Fans will see a brand-new lap counter for the 2022 season. The lap counter will be visible for all to see and will be integrated into the timing and scoring system that will be in place.

For 2022, the speedway will be having a new My Laps transponder system to enhance the timing and scoring for the stock car program. Drivers will have the opportunity to purchase a transponder or use their own My Laps transponder. The track will have a very limited number of transponders available to rent on race day.

The speedway will be having a brand-new website, built by MyRacePass. The new website will be integrated with the latest technology, including giving fans and drivers the chance to download the MyRacePass App and liking the speedway page. The app will have everything from lineups, to results, news, and have push notifications in an event of a cancelation or delay in the program. The MyRacePass App is available on both the App Store and Google Play. MyRacePass was formulated as a company in late 2014 and is now considered “The Ultimate Racing Resource.” MyRacePass brings all racing-related content together and distributes it back through their network via tagged drivers, tracks, racing series/associations, and motorsports-related businesses.

The speedway has also launched its new Twitter account. For up-to-date information, you can now follow NYIRP on Twitter @NYIRPLancaster to go along with the other social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.

Eleven race dates will headline the 2022 stock car schedule at NYIRP, including the 33rd and 34th edition of the US Open for tour-type Modifieds, the New York Super Stock Series (NYSS), and the Small Block Super Modified Championship Series. The complete schedule is available on the NYIRP Facebook page. The 2022 season will get underway with the Awards/Registration Party in the spring. More details will be released after the holidays.

Revamped Small Block Super Championship Series Added to Lancaster Speedway’s U.S. Open Weekend

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Small Block Super Championship Series – OSWEGO, NY (November 19, 2021) – Lancaster Speedway has announced the addition of the Small Block Super Championship Series to its 34th annual U.S. Open Weekend lineup on Sunday, September 11.

The Small Block Super Championship Series, formerly known as the Oswego Speedway SBS Traveling Series, features the cars and drivers of the Small Block Super division, which has been a mainstay at Oswego Speedway since 1992.

The September haul to Lancaster Speedway will be the first trip to the western New York speed plant for the Small Block Supers and will pay a minimum of $1,000 to the winner.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the team at Lancaster Speedway and join the historic U.S. Open Weekend,” said Small Block Super Championship Series Promoter, Dan Kapuscinski.  “With FREE camping, racing the entire weekend and the Small Block Supers on the same card as the mighty Modifieds on that Sunday, we hope the Oswego faithful make the trip to support our drivers and a marquee event in New York State.”

U.S. Open Weekend annually features the area’s best Tour-Type Modified drivers in a 125-lap championship, won previously by the likes of Jan Leaty, Sege Fidanza, Charlie Rudolph, Tony Hirschman, Reggie Ruggerio, Rick Fuller, George Kent, Chuck Hossfeld, Matt Hirschman and Andy Jankowiak.

Now, the Small Block Supers will have the unique opportunity to compete alongside the top Modified shoes in the region.

“Being part of this race is a special way to announce the restructured Small Block Super Championship Series and is just the start of a new schedule we hope to fully announce soon,” said Kapuscinski.  “Having the chance to display our cars, drivers and racing in western New York, on this stage, is an important step for our division moving forward.”

Lancaster Speedway is part of New York International Raceway Park, which includes the Lancaster Dragway.  Located at 57 Gunnville Rd. in Lancaster, NYIRP is western New York’s premier motorsports and event facility.  To learn more visit online at www.lancastermotorsportspark.com

The full Small Block Super Championship Series schedule is nearing completion, with an announcement scheduled in the coming weeks.

To learn more contact series promoter Dan Kapuscinski at (315) 708-7544 or email dkapuscinski00@gmail.com.