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Mallare Enterprises Expands Marketing Partnership with Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway

LANCASTER, N.Y. (March 10, 2016) – Mallare Enterprises, a Western New York-based trucking company, is returning as a partner to Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway as the title sponsor for the 2016 Top Eliminator class during the Franco’s Pizza Friday Night Drags. This year, they expanded their commitment and will also be a presenting partner for the Big Rig Night/Truck Drags on Friday, August 26.

Lynne, Mike, Jim and Jimmy Mallare of Mallare Enterprises are long-time supporters of local drag racing and are very happy to have this opportunity to be part of Western New York’s premier motorsports facility.

“With all the changes and improvements we’ve witnessed through the past year, we felt we could once again help support the track and broaden our reach business wise,” said Mike Mallare. “This is the sport our family loves and supports. To be part of the rebirth and growth of Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway is something special to us. For us as racers, this is our Ralph Wilson Stadium, First Niagara Center, our Coca Cola Field. As a business, we have seen the growth in spectators at each of the events held at Lancaster and felt it was a great way to help grow our businesses corporate citizenship.”

This partnership was put together with Kozak Motorsports Marketing based off past involvement and the track’s expanded 2016 season schedule.

“Last season, the Mallare family and Mallare Enterprises were a great help during our community clean up days by donating use of their dump trucks to haul debris from the facility,” said Rob Kozak, of Kozak Motorsports Marketing. “They fully supported the Big Rig Drags and also have several race cars that compete at Lancaster. It’s an honor to have them be more involved in 2016.”

“I was not part of the 2015 season, but I kept a close eye on what was going on at my home track and have heard nothing but good things about the Mallare Family and Mallare Enterprises,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “Having local families and companies like Mallare believing in our vision and returning to the LNS&D family says a lot about what we’ve been doing to get ready for 2016. The local business, fan and racer support of our track is impressive and growing.”

About Mallare Enterprises: Founded in 1994 by JoAnne Mallare, a housewife who raised five children, the company started with four dump trucks and four tractors. Through the years, the business was grown via contacts through Dominic J. Mallare, JoAnne’s husband, who was Vice President at Herbert F. Darling Construction, he is now retired.

As of 2016, Mallare Enterprises has 16 tri-axle dump trucks, one single-axle dump truck, seven tractors, six lowboy trailers, one walking floor trailer, one flow boy trailer, one flatbed trailer, one single-drop trailer and one curtain-side trailer. The company is currently run by JoAnne’s daughter, Lynne (President), two sons, Mike and Jim, and grandson Jim, Jr.

As a family run business, Mallare Enterprises takes pride in their work and integrity, and always strives to meet or exceed their customer’s needs. Mallare Enterprises has been WBE certified since 1997.

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).

Tim Packman returns to WNY to oversee day-to-day operations

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LANCASTER, N.Y. (October 19, 2015) –Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway has made an organizational change to its management staff as it begins preparations for the 2016 racing season. Tim Packman, of Akron who has a long association with the track, will return to the area to oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility as Track President. Melissa McGowan will continue to be part of the speedway management team in a reduced role.

“I just fell in love with Lancaster when I was part of the team that promoted the 2014 U.S. Open,” McGowan said. “It was my goal to continue to rebuild and restore the tradition of such a great racing facility. We were able to accomplish some of that in just a few months, and created some great momentum for next year. I feel confident leaving that mission in Tim’s hands.”

Packman returns to the area after 15 years of living in Mooresville, N.C. working in NASCAR. He previously worked at Lancaster as a track announcer and served as the President of Stock Car Operations for the premier WNY racing facility during the 2012 season.

He is a 10-time award-winning writer and author who has worked in Communications and Team Management for the past decade. His time spent at Dale Earnhardt, Inc. and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) enabled him to learn the running of a racing business, while also learning more
about promotions and advertising. His most current position was with RCR as its Director of Corporate Communications.

“Returning to Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway is a dream come true in many ways,” Packman said. “During my entire time in N.C. traveling the NASCAR circuit, I always kept an eye on what was taking place at the track.”

“What the ownership group, Melissa and the entire Dragway and Speedway staff have done this past year was incredible. People in WNY and surrounding areas want to see and be part of short track racing. The proof was in the increased car counts and fans in the stands. It is
our responsibility to give them a safe, clean and fun place to enjoy what we all love – racing.”

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“The biggest goal ahead of us for 2016 is to build upon the achievements of 2015. The track cannot go backwards – ever again. Too many people put too much into it through the years, it is my intention to give racers and fans alike a place to enjoy our sport for many, many years.”

Both the stock car and drag racing programs will not see any major changes in their respective leadership for 2016. John Nelson will return as the Program Director for the stock cars, while Sharon Hughes will remain the IHRA drag racing Program Director.

LNS1019-2The 2016 season will begin at Lancaster the weekend of April 16 & 17 with a special doubleheader. Saturday, April 16 will be the lid lifter for the drag racing season with a Box/No-Box shootout. Stock car racing emerges from its hibernation on Sunday, April 17 with a 75-lap event for the Race of Champions Modified Tour.

Founded in 1959, Lancaster National Speedway 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 5/8-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).

Photo Credit: JOE GRABIANOWSKI