Stock Car Awards/Registration Party Kicks Off Season at NYIRP

Stock Car Awards/Registration Party Kicks Off Season at NYIRP

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 www.lancastermotorsportspark.com. Additional information for racers and fans can be found on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LancasterMotorsportspark), Twitter (@NYIRPLancaster), and on Instagram (@lancasterspeedwaydragway). 

 

Transponders Required at NYIRP in ‘22

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

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.

 

 

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 www.lancastermotorsportspark.com. Additional information for racers and fans can be found on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LancasterMotorsportspark), Twitter (@NYIRPLancaster), and on Instagram (@lancasterspeedwaydragway).

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2022 Stock Car Schedule Released at NYIRP at Lancaster

2022 Stock Car Schedule Released at NYIRP at Lancaster

By: Steven Petty

LANCASTER, NY (November 19, 2021) … Eleven race dates highlight the 2022 stock car schedule for New York International Raceway Park at Lancaster Speedway and Dragway. From the middle of May through the middle of September, stock cars will roar around the historic Lancaster ½ mile oval, and the schedule is filled with something for everyone.

 

“We would like to welcome the area’s best drivers back to NYIRP,” comments track owner Sylvia Antonicelli. “We have worked hard on the schedule, and we cannot wait to get the 2022 stock car season underway,” Antonicelli continued. “2022 will see the New York Super Stock Series (NYSS) and the Small Block Super Modified Championship Series in action plus four Tour-Modified races. The schedule is jammed-packed, and we cannot wait to see our great fans back in the stands,” Antonicelli said.

 

The stock car season will begin on Saturday, May 21 with the first visit by the NYSS, plus Sportsman, Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders, and TQ Midgets. Saturday, June 4 will be the makeup 33rd US Open 125 for Tour-Type Modifieds, plus Late Models and Street Stocks. Saturday, June 18 will see the Sportsman, Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders, and TQ Midgets in action. The month of June will end on Thursday, June 30 with the running of the Ol’ Boy Cup 60 for Tour-Type Modifieds. The Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders, and TQ Midgets will round out the racing card that evening.

 

Entering the month of July, the NYSS will return on July 9 plus Sportsman, 4 Cylinders, and TQ Midgets. Saturday, July 30 will be the Sportsman Summer Bash 50, with Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders, and TQ Midgets. Saturday, August 13th will be the annual Legends of Lancaster Night, featuring the “Hurricane” Heckler Memorial for the Street Stocks plus the Tour-Type Modifieds, 4 Cylinders, and TQ Midgets. Thursday, August 18 will see the Sportsman, Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders, and TQ Midgets in competition. The fan-favorite Autograph Night will take place on Saturday, August 27, with the Sportsman, Late Models, Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders, and TQ Midgets all in action.

 

September 10th and 11th will be the 34th US Open Weekend. September 10th will see the Sportsman, Super Stocks, 4 Cylinders, and TQ Midgets in competition. Then on Sunday, September 11, the Tour-Type Modifieds will race for 125 laps around the historic Lancaster oval. The Late Models and Street Stocks will also be part of the Sunday show as well as the inaugural visit to Lancaster by the Small Block Super Modified Championship Series.

 

“We’re thrilled to be working with the team at Lancaster and join the historic US Open Weekend,” said Small Block Super Championship Series Promoter, Dan Kapuscinski. The Small Block Super Modified Championship Series features the cars and stars of the Small Block Super Modifieds, which has been a mainstay at Oswego Speedway since 1992.

 

The schedule is subject to change at any moment. Gate opening times and scheduled race times will be released in the coming weeks. For more information, check out www.lancastermotorsportspark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and now on Instagram.  

 

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 www.lancastermotorsportspark.com. Additional information for racers and fans can be found on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LancasterMotorsportspark), Twitter (@LancasterSpdwy), and on Instagram (@lancasterspeedwaydragway).

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Day 2 of US Open Weekend Postponed Until Spring 2022

By: Steven Petty

LANCASTER, NY (July 22, 2021) …Tonawanda, NY’s Andy Jankowiak won the $2,000 to win Sportsman Summer Days 50 on Thursday night at New York International Raceway Park at Lancaster Speedway & Dragway (NYIRP at Lancaster). The win for Jankowiak is his third of the season at Lancaster, and second in the Sportsman division. Mark Hoch from West Seneca, NY won the 25-lap feature for the Street Stocks. Andy Nye from Lancaster, NY won the Jerry Gradl Motors NYPA TQ Midget feature. Dave Brunka from Cheektowaga, NY won the 4 Cylinder feature for the second consecutive race.

 

Mike Fiebelkorn Jr and John Barber brought the 29-car Sportsman field to the green flag for the Summer Days 50 and it was Fiebelkorn showing the way. Jimmy Zacharias would battle with Barber for second, as Fiebelkorn started to stretch his lead. Andy Jankowiak started tenth on the grid and was challenging Zacharias for third by lap five. Zacharias would take second away on lap seven, as Jankowiak was challenging Barber for third place. As the leaders hit lap traffic, Zacharias would close the gap on Fiebelkorn. Neal Dietz Jr slowed on the backstretch to bring out the caution on lap 20. On the ensuing restart, a multi-car pileup took place in turn two. All drivers were okay, and all cars were able to continue except Mark Pennell. Andy Jankowiak would move into second on the restart after passing Zacharias on the inside of turns one and two. After a caution on lap 22 for a stopped Bob Reis, in turn, one, Fiebelkorn and Jankowiak would bring the field back to the green flag. The red flag would wave on lap 24 as Kyle Hutchinson and Scott Wylie spun into the turn three foam. Fiebelkorn, Jankowiak, Zacharias, Trevor Catalano, and John Barber were in the top five at the races’ halfway mark. After the halfway mark, Jankowiak would take the lead away from Fiebelkorn. The red flag will fly for the third time on lap 30 for a multi-car wreck on the back straightaway. Jankowiak, Fiebelkorn, Zacharias, Catalano, and Barber would pull away from the field once the field went back under the green flag. Tyler Catalano would move through the field and would close in on John Barber for fifth place. Jankowiak would pull away from the field in the closing laps to remain perfect, winning his second Sportsman feature of the season. Fiebelkorn would hold off Zacharias to complete the podium, with Trevor Catalano and John Barber completing the top five.

 

Kyle Schosek and Tim Garlock were on the front row for the Street Stocks feature with Schosek showing the way. Max Northem would take the lead away on lap two and Mark Hoch would take over second and would challenge Northem for the lead. Tommy Wentland would take over third on lap six and would go after the leaders. Rich Sharpe would slow to bring out the caution on lap eight. On the restart, Northem and Hoch would pull away from the field as Wentland, Dave Krawczyk, and Nik Welshans raced inside the top five. Hoch would take the lead away from Northem on lap 12. Hoch’s lead over the field was evaporated after a caution on lap 18. Hoch and Northem would battle off the restart and Hoch would clear Northem on lap 20. Nik Welshans would take second place away from Northem on lap 22, as Hoch would stretch the lead. Hoch would go on to score the win over Welshans, Northem, Wentland, and Tim Welshans.

 

Moose Rutherford and Tony Petrea brought the Jerry Gradl Motors NYPA TQ Midgets to the green for their feature event and it was third place starter Andy Nye taking over the lead. Mark Schulz and Dave Wollaber moved into the top three. Wollaber would take over second following a lap 10 caution and would quickly go after Nye. Nye and Wollaber would battle for the lead for the final ten circuits. Nye would hold off Wollaber to score the win. 

 

Casey Pew and Dan Dressel brought the 4 Cylinders to the green flag and it was Pew showing the way. Dressel would take the lead away at the end of lap one, as Dave Brunka entered the top three. Brunka took the lead on lap six and would quickly pull away. Dressel, Pew, and Charles Palmer battled for second throughout the event. Brunka would pull away from the field and would go on to score the win.

 

Next up for the stock car program will be on Saturday, July 31 with the inaugural Nu-Way Auto Parts 150 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Joining the cars and stars of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be the Sportsman, Street Stocks, and 4 Cylinders. Front gates will open at 1 pm, practice gets underway at 2 pm and racing will begin at 5 pm. Tickets for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s inaugural visit to Lancaster are available online at www.seetheevents.com Tickets will also be available the day of the race. For those who are unable to attend, the racing program will be streamed live on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold and will be shown on NBCSN via tape-delay on Wednesday, August 11th at 2 pm ET.

 

For more information, check out www.lancastermotorsportspark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and now on Instagram.  

 

 

RACE RESULTS – SUMMER DAYS 50 NIGHT SUMMARY

Sportsman: ANDY JANKOWIAK, Mike Fiebelkorn Jr, Jimmy Zacharias, Trevor Catalano, John Barber, Tyler Catalano, Joe Evans, Timmy Lewis, Owen Bednasz, Bob Reis, Tony Carbone, Shawn Nye, Jeff Szafraniec, Bobby Hanel, Chris Ridsdale, Cameron Ruggiero, Bob Weber, Bill Mislin, Rusty Smith, Kirk Totten, Neal Dietz Jr, Leo Becker, Dave Kozlowski, Kyle Hutchinson, Scott Wylie, Tom MacLeod, Mark Pennell Jake Vernon, Todd Lorenzo

Qualifying Heats: Mike Fiebelkorn Jr, Neal Dietz Jr, Trevor Catalano

 

Street Stocks: MARK HOCH, Nik Welshans, Max Northem, Tommy Wentland, Tim Welshans, Dave Krawczyk, Jerry Kosmowski, Chris Powers, Jim Dauer, John Carlson, Dylan Carbone, Kyle Schosek, Jason Anasiewicz, Al Piasecki, Ken Maltby, Tim Garlock, Scott Soos, Mitch Friend, Garrett Cleversley, Dave Evans, Rich Sharpe, Lou Carbone, Ed Culliton, Frank Prell, Mike Dalfonso, Mike Rodgers, Wesley LaBar, Bob Palmer

Qualifying Heats: Mark Hoch, Max Northem, Frank Prell

 

Jerry Gradl Motors NYPA TQ Midgets: ANDY NYE, Dave Wollaber, Mark Schulz, Andy Jankowiak, Ronnie Flaim, AJ Hessler, Arik McGruder, Vinnie Christiano III, Moose Rutherford, Kevin Wilson, Brian Schulz, Chet Haywood, Adam Brown, Tony Petrea, Vinnie Christiano Jr

Qualifying Heats: Mark Schulz, AJ Hessler

 

4 Cylinders: DAVE BRUNKA, Dan Dressel, Charles Palmer, Casey Pew, Andy Danielwicz, Russ Bulger Sr, John Byrd, Mason Offhaus, Kyle Casper, Russ Bulger Jr, Nathan Bryant

Qualifying Heats: Charles Palmer, Dave Brunka

 

 

 

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 www.lancastermotorsportspark.com. Additional information for racers and fans can be found on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LancasterMotorsportspark), Twitter (@LancasterSpdwy), and Instagram (@lancasterspeedwaydragway).

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