By: Steven Petty

LANCASTER, NY (April 5, 2022) … New York International Raceway Park at Lancaster Speedway & Dragway hosted the 2021 awards ceremony as well as a registration party at The Stage in Williamsville, NY Sunday afternoon. 


Those in attendance were able to register their race cars as well as reserve their pit pad for the 2022 campaign. Those who are still wanting to register their cars and reserve pit pads can contact the speedway via social media or call the speedway office.


Speedway officials were on hand to answer any questions about the upcoming season. It was announced that drivers needing transponders are asked to contact Speed 77. Conveniently located on Allegany Road (Route 77) in Corfu, NY, Speed 77 is a dealer for Troyer Race Cars, LFR, Howe, DRP Racing Products, Five Star Bodies, and more. Speed 77 is offering a racer’s rate of $160 for the transponder and a one-year subscription. Speed 77 can be found on Facebook and can be reached by phone at 1-888-286-8065.


The 2021 awards were also distributed. The track champions Shawn Nye (Sportsman), Rich Sharpe (Street Stocks), and David Brunka (4 Cylinders) each received their championship banner and jacket. Second and third in points each received trophies as well as point fund monies.


NYIRP 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. 2022 Opening Day is Saturday, May 21!


About NYIRP at Lancaster Speedway & Dragway: Founded in 1959, New York International Raceway Park at Lancaster Speedway and Dragway (NYIRP at Lancaster) is a multi-use facility located on 77 acres just outside of metro Buffalo, N.Y. The facility features a 1/8-mile IHRA 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 NYIRP at Lancaster, check out our website Additional information for racers and fans can be found on our Facebook page (, Twitter (@NYIRPLancaster), and on Instagram (@lancasterspeedwaydragway).