Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway kicks off the month of May with their first full weekend of racing for the 2016 season.
The action starts Friday night, May 6 with the season opener for the Franco's Pizza Friday Night IHRA Drag Racing Series. It will be the first points race to be contested on Lancaster's recently resurfaced concrete 1/8-mile dragstrip. The start of the season had a slight delay as early-April weather caused resurfacing to be pushed back a few weeks.
Warren Johnson, aka “the Professor” is, for many doorslammer fans, the John Force of Pro Stock racing. He is known for speaking his mind often without a filter. He will have an opinion on about any subject in drag racing from the management to track prep to even the track food, and there is never a doubt on where Warren Johnson stands on any subject.
Variety ruled the weekend as the drivers from Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina tested the strip at Orlando Speed World April 23 and 24. 19 different drivers won Ironmen, with the only double going to Junior Beginner driver Logan Westmoreland. David O’Bryon and Matthew Buck took home Top Sportsman honors, while Mark Smullen and Paul Rebis were the weekend’s Top Dragster Ironmen winners.
As a reminder to all Summit SuperSeries competitors, the 2016 program offers two ways to qualify for the Summit SuperSeries World Finals. You can be a Summit SuperSeries track champion or you can qualify by winning the main event of your regional Summit Team Finals.
In an effort to grow the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) sportsman programs and provide an abundance of options for competitors, the IHRA is pleased to continue the entry-level sportsman index class that will run at select events in 2016.