Coca-Cola of Buffalo Signs Three-Year Deal with Lancaster National Speedway

LANCASTER, N.Y. (March 21, 2016) – Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway is proud to announce Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo is returning as the official beverage supplier for the 2016 racing season, and beyond.

The family-owned and locally-operated Coca-Cola bottler is not only back with Western New York’s premier motorsports facility, but has partnered with LNS&D through the 2018 season.

“We saw what took place at the track and the resurgence of Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway during the 2015 season,” said Rick Horn, Jr., Vice President & General Manager of Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo. “Since the commitment by their fans and race teams was obvious, we wanted to be part of their continued growth. We are both in it to win and the three-year partnership was a great way to show our commitment.

“We’d like to invite race fans and teams to “Share a Coke” with us this summer at Lancaster.”

With more improvements and an expanded schedule in 2016, the track is pleased to have the support and involvement of Coca-Cola.

“This says a lot about the type of people involved with Coca-Cola in the WNY area,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “They came back to us last year and their support was key to starting the rebuilding of our program.

“After just one year, they are now on our shelves and in our fans and race teams’ hands for the next three years. I enjoyed working with their iconic brand during my 15-year NASCAR career, and now at my home track. We are grateful for Coca-Cola Bottling of Buffalo and look forward to working with them into the future.”

Lancaster will exclusively serve Coca-Cola products at all concession stands, including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dasani bottled water and Fuze iced tea.

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).

Oswego Speedway Camping Regulations in Place for 2016

OSWEGO, NY (March 21, 2016) – Oswego Speedway will again provide ample camping space for race fans at all regular season events in 2016, located at the bottom of the Albany Street/Nolan Swift Memorial Drive hill in the flats camping lot.

Weekend camping at all regular season events will be open from Friday to Sunday, for a $20 fee.  Weekend only campers must clear the lot by end of day on Sunday.

Those who plan to camp for the entire Speedway season, including Budweiser International Classic Weekend, can opt for a season camping pass for $200.  By purchasing this pass, campers will receive their Classic Weekend camping sticker right away, and be able to leave their camper in the flats lot through Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

Those with season camping passes that wish to camp in the rear camping lot for Classic will have first choice of spaces in the rear campground on Saturday, August 27.

Those opting for the season camping pass may be required to re-position their camper in the flats lot prior to Classic Week in order to meet the Classic Weekend parking guidelines.

“Camping has been a part of the Oswego Speedway race experience for several years and we are excited to again provide the flats lot for this during regular season events in 2016,” said Oswego Speedway PR Director, Dan Kapuscinski.  “With the rising costs associated with cleanup, and in order to continue to provide a safe and secure environment for our fans, the weekly camping fee is being implemented in 2016.  The season camping pass, which includes Classic Weekend, is a tremendous value and offers the perk of being able to claim your choice of Classic camping in the flats lot as early as May, as well as first choice in the rear lot prior to Classic.”

At the conclusion of a regular season race weekend, campers remaining in the flats lot without a purchased Classic Weekend season camping sticker will be removed at the owner’s expense.

Season camping pass stickers will soon be available for purchase in the Speedway office.  For more information, call (315) 342-0646.

Race fans looking to camp solely for Budweiser Classic Week will be able to purchase a camping pass on August 28 for the same $50 charge.

Those looking for information on electric camping spaces at the corner of Jim Shampine Drive and Nolan Swift Memorial Drive can phone the Speedway office for particulars.

Oswego Speedway will begin its 66th consecutive season of racing on Saturday, May 14 with the lid lifters for the Novelis Supermodifieds and the Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the 61-lap Richie Evans Memorial for the RoC Modifieds.

The flats camping lot will open for use on Friday, May 13.

The full 2016 Oswego Speedway event schedule is now available on the Speedway’s website.

Full ticket information and questions can be directed to the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

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‘Hard Clay Open’ Set For Third Running At Orange County Fair Speedway Saturday, April 2

Huge $30,000 Purse Structure, Bonus Awards Set For Short Track Super Series Halmar International North Region Opener

MIDDLETOWN, NY – The ‘Hard Clay Open’ isn’t just an early season tradition on the hallowed grounds of the Orange County Fair Speedway. It is also among the richest springtime events for big-block/small-block Modified competitors.

On Saturday, April 2 (rain date: April 9) the ‘Hard Clay Open’ presented by United Pump & Tank is headlined by the big-block/small-block Modifieds of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP in the third edition of the BD Motorsports Media LLC co-promotion.

Modified competitors at the ‘Hard Clay Open’ battle for a total purse structure of more than $30,000, including $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $500 to take the green flag. The event serves as Race No. 1 of the STSS Halmar International North Region boasting a point fund of more than $38,000.

Crate 602 Sportsman complete the two-division open-wheel doubleheader in a 25-lap feature paying $1,000 to win and $100 to start under weekly Orange County rules.

Bonus and special awards have been adding up for STSS Modified competitors at the ‘Hard Clay Open’ event.

The most recent addition is East Coast Speed/ECS Auto Store of Middletown, N.Y., with a unique sponsorship. The highest-finishing driver in the STSS Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman division running Bilstein Shocks will receive $200 cash bonuses. Additionally, ECS will reward the 11th-place finishers in both events $100 cash. Learn more about East Coast Speed/ECS Auto Store online at www.ecsautostores.com.

The leader at halfway – lap 25 – of the 50-lap Modified main will receive $400 cash courtesy of Rock Fantasy Hard Rock, Metal, and Classic Rock Concert & Smoke Shop. Rock Fantasy, owned by race fan Stephen Keeler, is located on West Main Street in Middletown and is on the web at www.rockfantasy.com.

The driver advancing the most positions from their scheduled starting position to the finish of the Mod main will be designated as the race’s Grand Rental Station Tool & Party Rental Center Hard Charger and will receive $500 cash. The Grand Rental Station is located on East Main Street, one block opposite turns one and two of the speedway, and is online at www.grandrentalmiddletown.com.

All STSS Modified heat-race winners will take home $100 cash thanks to Smokers Choice. Known as New York and Pennsylvania’s “favorite tobacco stores” Smokers Choice information can be found on the official website: www.smokerschoiceusa.com.

A long list of product/contingency certificates will be distributed from companies including Allstar Performance, American Racer/Lias Tire, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Fast Axle, QA1, Racing Optics, Vahlco Wheels & VP Racing Fuels.

Lap sponsorships at $20 per lap are available and have been selling briskly. All lap money will be distributed to the top-seven drivers in the running order during the main and can be reserved by e-mailing bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com.

The ‘Hard Clay Open’ is unique in its welcoming rules format. Small-block engines (maximum 363 cubic inches) weigh 2,400 lbs. (OCFS/Lebanon Valley/DIRTcar legal 2,350 lbs.) and are permitted to utilize sail panels. Big-block engines (more than 363 cubic inches) weigh 2,500 lbs. and must run traditional window bodywork. This format was popular a year ago as an equalizer for competitors and a visible distinguishing factor among engine combinations for race fans.

A liberal tire rule is also competitor-friendly. American Racer is the official tire of the STSS. Accepted compounds for the ‘Hard Clay Open’ are as follows: 44 or harder left-rear; 48 or harder right-rear; 44 or harder right-front; and any left-front.

To accommodate local competitors wishing to take part in the ‘Hard Clay Open’ race teams will be permitted to qualify on Hoosier tires (D400 or harder, all corners). The Hoosier options will be legal for heat races and consolations; feature-event starters, however, must be outfitted with at least three American Racers (left-front optional).

A link to detailed event rules and procedures has been posted on the STSS website: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/hard-clay-open-rules-prices-general-information/

Crate 602 Sportsman, racing for $1,000 to win and $100 to start, will run under weekly Orange County Fair Speedway rules.

For the ‘Hard Clay Open’ pit gates will open at 11 a.m. Drive-in and grandstand gates are unlocked at noon. Hot laps begin at 3 p.m. and racing begins at 4 p.m.

Adult grandstand/drive-in admission is $22. Seniors pay $20 and Kids 12 and under are $2. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

Limited reserved seating, the top-eight rows of the newly refurbished covered grandstand, is available for $25. Contact the speedway office at 845.342.2573 to reserve a seat.

Friday night features an open practice session from 4-8 p.m. Trailers may be left in the pit area overnight.  Pit admission for practice is $25 and spectators may watch from the grandstand for FREE.

Registration is now open for both the STSS Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman divisions at the following links:

STSS Modified – http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/HCOModifiedEntryForm.pdf

Crate 602 Sportsman – http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/HCOCrateSportsmanEntryForm.pdf

Previous ‘Hard Clay Open’ winners include Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., last April driving the Jeff Daley No. 44 and Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., in a big-block during the 2014 inaugural version.

The Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP and BD Motorsports Media LLC can be found on the web at www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com. Brett Deyo can be reached by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail: bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com. The series is also on Twitter @ShortTrackSS and Facebook under “Short Track Super Series.”

Located at 239 Wisner Avenue Middletown, N.Y., 10940 on the Orange County Fairgrounds, Orange County Fair Speedway is the oldest continuously operating dirt track in the United States. The first auto race was held at the speedway in 1919. The five-eighths-mile oval offers fully-covered and half-covered grandstands in addition to open bleacher seating on the frontstretch and turn one areas, with drive-in viewing on the backstretch. To learn more, contact the Orange County Fair Speedway office at 845.342.2573 or visit www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

The 2016 Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco Wheels & Velocita

2016 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Halmar International North Region Schedule

Saturday, April 2 (Rain Date: April 9) – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, NY – Hard Clay Open

Tuesday, May 10 (Rain Date: May 17) – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA – Anthracite Assault (Combo)

Sunday, May 29 (Rain Date: May 30) – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY – Lightning on the Mountain

Tuesday, June 7 (Rain Date: June 8) – Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Ultimate Outlaw 50

Tuesday, July 5 (Rain Date: July 6) – Accord Speedway/Accord, NY – Battle of the Bullring 4

Wednesday, July 13 (Rain Date: TBA) – Rolling Wheels Raceway Park/Elbridge, NY – STSS vs. RoC Challenge (all drivers in attendance receive 60 points)

Wednesday, July 27 (Rain Date: July 28) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY – Crazy 8s Special

Tuesday, August 16 (Rain Date: August 17) – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, NY – Hustlin’ the High Banks 52

Sunday, September 18 (Rain Date: September 25) – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY – Wade Decker Memorial

FridaySaturday October 7-8 (Rain Date: October 9) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY – Short Track SuperNationals 9Championship Points

Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Halmar International North Region Point Fund (*based on 10 events): 1. $12,000; 2. $7,000; 3. $4,000; 4. $3,000; 5. $2,500; 6. $1,850; 7. $1,750; 8. $1,650; 9. $1,550; 10. $1,450; 11. $1,000; 12. $1,000  

*Drivers outside the top-12 with perfect attendance receive $250

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