LIAS TIRE & AMERICAN RACER STEP UP WITH BONUS FOR
TOMMY DRUAR/TONY JANKOWIAK MEMORIAL 125
Track Management (STM) has secured another contingency award for the
Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial Modified 125, during the US Open
at Lancaster Speedway on Sunday, September 21.
Lias Tire of Indiana, PA has donated six new American Racer tires to
be awarded during the Race of Champions Modified Tour 125-lap
feature. Five of the tires will be given away to five lucky drivers
running in a selected position on a predetermined lap of the race
with the sixth awarded to the last car running on the lead lap when
the checkered flag waves.
The first lap that a driver can win a tire will be on lap 22, which
was chosen in memory of Bill Colton, Jr. Colton was a long-time
supporter of Lancaster Speedway and a car owner that ran a #22 car
with several drivers, including current RoC Tour points leader Chuck
Two more tires will be given away on laps 52 and 68 in honor of
former track owners, Stan and Alex Friesen. Alex Friesen bought
Lancaster Speedway in 1989 and staged the inaugural US Open in his
first season at the helm. He was killed in a tragic accident in
Stan Friesen, Alexís father, took over operation of the speedway
following his sonís sudden passing. The elder Friesen, along with
sons Jamie and Joel , operated the speedway until 2000. He also
owned and operated the Ransomville Speedway until his death in 2012.
The final two tires will be awarded on laps 100 and 125.
Lias Tire Racing is the exclusive distributor of American Racer
Racing Tires in eight northeastern states, including Delaware,
Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and
West Virginia. Lias also supports both regional and national touring
series including the Race of Champions Modified Tour. For more
information call (724) 463-0214 or log on to
The 26th annual US Open at Lancaster Speedway begins on Friday,
September 19 with a practice session followed by the US Open Kickoff
Party in the speedway concourse. Pit gates will open at 4 PM on
Friday with practice taking place from 6-10 PM. The Legends,
4-Cylinders, Street Stocks and Sportsman will run heats and features
on Saturday with the Late Models running their heat races as well.
The night will be capped off by a fantastic fireworks display
provided by Gisbon including a special tribute to Tony Jankowiak and
Tommy Druar. Racing on Sunday will begin with Modified, Super Stock
and TQ Midgets heats followed by the remaining features including
the 125-lap main event for the Race of Champions Modified Tour.
For more information log on to
www.lancasterusopen.com or call (336) 793-8465. Like the US
Open on Facebook at facebook.com/theusopen and follow us on Twitter
Short Track Management, LLC, located in Winston-Salem, NC, is
promoting the US Open at Lancaster Speedway and owns the Stateline
Speedway in Busti, NY.
Source: Dave Buchanan / Lancaster US Open