Lancaster Speedway & Dragway Ready To Honor 2018 Champions At Banquets

Story By: DAVE BUCHANAN / LANCASTER SPEEDWAY – LANCASTER, NY – It’s that time of year when Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway racers put away the fire suits and helmets and get out the suits and ties or dresses for the annual Season Awards Banquets.

The Lancaster National Dragway banquet will be held Friday, November 9 at the Variety Club Banquet Hall at 6114 Broadway in Lancaster. Pre-dinner cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner, awards and dancing. The 2018 Franco’s Pizza IHRA Drag champions and top point finishers will be recognized, plus the 2018 class for the Lancaster National Drag Wall of Fame will be inducted. The 2018 Wall of Fame class includes John Torrelli, Mike Swinarski, Dick Collins and Mac Myers.

Tickets are $50 for adults and $20 for kids under 18. Junior Dragster points members will receive free entry. Tickets can be purchased by downloading the order form from the LNS&D website ( All ticket orders should be sent to Sharon Hughes by November 2.

The Lancaster National Speedway awards banquet will be held the following night, Saturday, November 10, at the Buffalo Pizza & Ale House & Banquet Room at 603 Dingens St. in Buffalo. Cocktails start at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. A live DJ will provide music for dancing following the awards. Tickets are $38 for adults and $20 for kids 17 and under. Banquet tickets include admission to the live music playing at the bar next to the banquet room. Attendees can also receive 50% off rooms at the adjoining Best Western hotel. Rooms can be booked by calling the hotel at 716-240-9161.

Stock Car banquet ticket order forms can also be found on the website. Orders must be sent to Todd Hannon by November 3.