PMRA: Lancaster Motorsports Park to host event

The PMRA is heading to New York August date confirmed for popular Lancaster Motorsports Park Cayuga, Ontario (February 2, 2005) - It's off to Western New York for the recently-established Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA) as the series...

The PMRA is heading to New York
August date confirmed for popular Lancaster Motorsports Park

Cayuga, Ontario (February 2, 2005) - It's off to Western New York for the recently-established Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA) as the series will run one of its five events at Lancaster Motorsports Park Friday, August 19.

The PMRA is excited to announce this new race at one of New York State's most popular racing facilities. Lancaster Motorsports Park, situated in Clarence, New York, is a one-eighth mile drag strip under International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) sanctioning. Many of the New York-based PMRA competitors consider Lancaster their home track, and have raced there many times.

"This will be a terrific event for our fans," said Lancaster Motorsports Park's Jim Reid. "We are always trying to bring in the best of shows, and believe the PMRA will offer top-notch racing. The PMRA, coupled with the Can-Am Stock/Super Stock Series, will give our fans a chance to see local home track stars Mike Stawicki, Mike Janis, and Jim Oddy, along with others such as F.J. Smith, Pete Fedun, Wally Clark, The Vanni Brothers, and Chuck Nagy. We expect to see fans a Lancaster that we haven't seen there for years."

The Lancaster date is the fourth of five confirmed appearances for the PMRA for 2005. Two races will be held at Toronto Motorsports Park May 20 - 22 and September 2 - 4. Luskville Dragway, just outside of Ottawa in Aylmer, Quebec, will be the scene of the July 1 - 3 PMRA race. Talks are continuing with several tracks to establish the fifth venue for this year.

Joining the PMRA Pro Modified at their events will be the Can-Am Stock/Super Stock Series. This popular grass-roots drag series which features competitors from Ontario and Michigan, was formed in 1996, and continues to grow each season. The participants, known for their awesome wheelies, are fan favorites wherever they appear.

In its first year of operation, the PMRA will provide fans in Ontario, Quebec, and New York the opportunity to see and hear popular Pro Modified racing in the class known as "the world's fastest doorslammers."

The PMRA is a self-governing organization with its own set of technical and safety rules based on the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Pro Modified division. Cars in the PMRA capture the true spirit of hot rodding, and the class offers a widely-diverse group of race cars with different types of 2000-horsepower engines propelling the cars down the quarter-mile in the 6.20-second range at 230 mph.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Mike Janis , Mike Stawicki