US OPEN SET TO RESUME THIS SATURDAY
Running High For Conclusion Of WNY's Racings Finale
Track Management (STM) is set to wrap up the 26th running of the US
Open at Lancaster Speedway this Saturday, October 18. Two attempts
have been made to run the final day of the program but weather has
pushed it back both times.
STM CEO Bill Catania hopes the weather will cooperate so the final
races can be run. "These delays have just increased everyone's
excitement for the US Open," said Catania "we just can't wait to put
on the great show that race fans have been waiting for."
Headlining Saturday's program will be the Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak
Memorial 125 for the Race of Champions Modified Tour. The Tommy/Tony
race will be the season finale for the RoC Tour with Ransomville's
Chuck Hossfeld looking to wrap up another series title. Hossfeld has
five career US Open victories to his credit. Teams from New York,
Pennsylvania and New England will be look to stop "The Hotshoe" from
winning his sixth.
The Big 10 Super Stock Series will also crown their series champion
following their 35-lap feature. The championship comes down to
former US Open winner, Joe Mancuso of Buffalo, and rookie Jake Lyon
of Elma, NY. They are separated by just 66 points going into the
The Late Models will make their return to Lancaster after a two-year
absence. They will run heat races and a feature on Saturday as the
heats that were completed on September 20 have been wiped from the
record. This was done to encourage more teams to show up for the
raindate. The tire rules have been opened up as well to accommodate
The IMCA-style Modifieds will make their debut at Lancaster on
October 18. These open-wheeled cars compete on both dirt and asphalt
and will draw a diverse group of competitors. There will also be two
classes of TQ Midgets with the NYPA TQ Midget Series and “Open” TQ
Midgets featuring a hybrid rule book that levels the competition
between the different series of TQ in the Northeast.
Pit gates will open at 8 AM with practice for all divisions
beginning at 9:30 AM. Drivers meetings will take place at 11 AM.
Race fans that arrive early will get a front row seat for the Race
of Champions Modified Tour drivers meeting, which will take place in
the main concourse. Opening ceremonies will take place at 12 noon
with heat racing beginning immediately after.
The US Open Kids Zone will feature activities for children off all
ages, including a bounce house, face painting, miniature golf and
pumpkin painting. Kids will also have their chance to get on the
track with a special big wheel race before the opening ceremonies on
Saturday afternoon. Any child wishing to run the big wheel race is
encouraged to bring their own big wheel from home but Lancaster does
have a limited amount of bikes to loan out. The Food Truck Village
will be open once again featuring food vendors from across WNY. This
was a big hit with race fans during the first two days of the event.
The 26th annual US Open at Lancaster Speedway is being promoted by
Short Track Management (STM) LLC of Winston-Salem, NC. For more
information call (336) 793-8465 or log on to
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Source: Dave Buchanan / Lancaster US Open