By: Steven Petty

LANCASTER, NY (October 10, 2021) … Western New York’s racing finale will take place on Saturday, October 23rd with the conclusion of the 33rd US Open Weekend, featuring the Tour-Type Modifieds, Late Models, and Street Stocks.

Racing action will feature the 125-lap Tour-Type Modified main event, as well as 35-lap feature events for the Late Models and Street Stocks. There will be a costume contest with prizes for the kids along with Trick or Treating in the pits.

Lap sponsorships for the Tour-Type Modified 125 are on sale by contacting Todd Smith at (585) 749-4714. Payments are being accepted via Venmo (@Todd-Smith-779) and PayPal (@ToddSmith653). Contingency sponsors are also available.

Pit gates will open at 9 am, grandstands will open at noon, and racing will begin at 1:00 pm. Practice will start at 10 am. Admission prices for the grandstand will be $30 for adults, $10 for future racers (kids aged 8-12), and ages 7 and under are FREE. Pit admission will be $40 for members and $45 for non-members. Everyone that purchased a two-day wristband from the original dates (September 11 and 12) is encouraged to keep their two-day wristbands, as they are needed for re-entry on October 23.  

Free camping will be available all weekend. If need be, Sunday, October 24 will be utilized as a rain date.

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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 (@LancasterSpdwy) and on Instagram (@lancasterspeedwaydragway).