Category Archives: Spencer Speedway

65TH ANNIVERSARY NIGHT ‘SPENCER SPEEDWAY 100’ IN PLACE AS FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2019

30th ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO TOMMY DRUAR AND TONY JANKOWIAK RETURNS TO LANCASTER

– 65th Anniversary Celebration on with a 100-lap feature at Spencer-

Williamson, New York (May 10, 2019) – The 30th Annual Tribute to Tommy Druar and Tony Jankowiak will now be run at Lancaster National Speedway, home of New York International Raceway Park. The race, previously scheduled at Spencer Speedway will now become the 65th Anniversary Night at Spencer featuring a 100-lap Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series race.

The schedule has been adjusted based on the initial agreements which were detailed in a press release that was distributed on April 5, 2019.

“This is a great day for racers and fans,” stated Joe Skotnicki, Race of Champions. “It has always been our intent to maintain the Druar and Jankowiak family traditions and legacies, their desires were paramount in this and can’t be put aside. With that said, we now have the ability to have another great night at a track with an extremely passionate fan and competitor base and salute 65 years of great competition with what Spencer Speedway was built on, Modified racing. We are really looking forward to 2019.”

The feature event for the Modifieds on Friday, July 26 will be 100-laps in distance with teams having the opportunity to change a single tire during the race.

The Spencer Speedway season opens on Friday, May 31, with the running of the Tribute to Don Pratt 62 for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series. Open practice will be held at Spencer on Friday, May 24 for all divisions.

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 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.

SCHEDULE SET FOR 65th SEASON OF RACING AT SPENCER SPEEDWAY – The 2019 Spencer Speedway Season to be presented by Wilbert’s U-Pull-It –

Williamson, New York (April 11, 2019) – The 65th season of stock car racing action at Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y., is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in the track’s rich history. Six events and two practice nights will give teams from throughout the region an opportunity to compete in several premier events at the half-mile speed plant entertaining fans throughout the area.

The action at Spencer Speedway will be presented by Wilbert’s U-Pull It this season. Wilbert’s U-Pull It will also be the title sponsor for the Four Cylinder and Super Six divisions. The Wilbert’s U-Pull It Four Cylinder division will appear five times, while the Wilbert’s U-Pull It Super Six division will make four appearances at the track this season.

Wilbert’s, a familiar name in Western and Central New York, was founded by Arthur Wilbert in 1952. Arthur became the patriarch for one of the largest and most modern automotive recycling facilities in New York. From humble beginnings as a one man collision shop, Wilbert’s has grown from a single facility offering only Buick parts to three facilities offering a full range of recycled domestic and import auto and light truck parts built where Cars and Car Service developed into a family passion, as well as a Christmas Tree Farm which has been passed down through generations. Today Art Wilbert’s sons maintain the business and the family customer service tradition built around the Wilbert name, while their facilities dot the landscape on Route 104, East of Rochester, along with a Wilbert’s U-Pull It location in Bath, N.Y., offering customers a variety of automotive services, superior customer service and quality tested recycled parts at reasonable prices, including the unique option of U-Pull It, where customers have the ability to save and get the specific parts they need.

The Spencer Speedway presented by Wilbert’s U-Pull It schedule for the 2019 season is;

Friday, May 24 –       Practice – All Divisions.

Friday, May 31 – Tribute to Don Pratt 62 – Race of Champions Modified Series; Race of Champions Super Stock Series; Wilbert’s U-Pull It Four Cylinders

Friday, June 21 – Practice – All Divisions.

Friday, June 28 – Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds; Race of Champions Super Stocks; Wilbert’s U-Pull It Four Cylinders; Wilbert’s U-Pull It Super Six Series

Friday, July 26 – Tribute to Tommy Druar and Tony Jankowiak – Race of Champions Modified Series; Race of Champions Super Stock Series; Wilbert’s U-Pull It Four Cylinders

Friday, August 9 – Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds; Race of Champions Super Stocks; Wilbert’s U-Pull It Four Cylinders; Wilbert’s U-Pull It Super Six Series

Friday, August 23 – Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds; Race of Champions Super Stocks; Wilbert’s U-Pull It Four Cylinders; Wilbert’s U-Pull It Super Six Series

Friday, August 30 – Tribute to Maynard Troyer Race of Champion Modified Series; Race of Champions Late Model Series; Wilbert’s U-Pull It Super Six Series

While purse and race information will be released for the Race of Champions divisions separately, Wilbert’s U-Pull It Four Cylinder competitors will race for a minimum of $175-to-win and $50-to-start, along with the Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series race which will pay $333.33 to the winner. The Wilbert’s Super Six Series races will pay $150-to-win and $50-to-start, with potential division bonuses to be announced.

Ticketing information for all events will be released in the near future for all Spencer Speedway events.

30th ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO TOMMY DRUAR AND TONY JANKOWIAK TO TAKE PLACE AT SPENCER SPEEDWAY ON FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2019

– 30th Annual race to Feature 110-laps and Pitstops at Spencer-

Williamson, New York (April 5, 2019) – The 30th Annual Tribute to Tommy Druar and Tony Jankowiak for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series will now take place at Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y., on Friday, July 26, 2019.

It is the first time the race will not be held at Lancaster (N.Y.) National Speedway, however, with the current status of Lancaster the Druar and Jankowiak families and Race of Champions management did not want to lose a great event in honor of the two iconic Modified racers.

“We spoke with the Race of Champions,” stated Andy Jankowiak, who was the 2018 winner of the event at Lancaster in honor or his father and uncle. “We didn’t want to lose the opportunity to have the race, but we also had to recognize that to do this, we may have to make a move, so everyone knows the event would take place. We are excited to keep this tradition alive and continue to honor two people that meant so much to so many — that is truly important.”

There are provisions in place and agreement between the families and Race of Champions Series management that should anything change that the schedule could be adjusted within reason in order to accommodate everyone, including the fans and Series competitors.

The race on Friday, July 26 will feature the same format as recent previous editions of the exciting event for the Modifieds. The race will remain 110-laps in distance with teams having the opportunity to change a single tire during the race.

Druar visited victory lane three times at Spencer between 1984 and 1985, while Jankowiak scored two victories between 1985 and 1986.

Ticketing information for all events will be released in the near future for all Spencer Speedway events.