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March 12, 2024

Nu-Way Auto Parts returns to Lancaster Motorplex for August Whelen Modified Tour event


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LANCASTER, N.Y. — The 65th season of racing at Lancaster Motorplex in Lancaster, New York, is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in the history of the facility. Highlighting the schedule is the return of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on Saturday, August 3.

Keeping with tradition, Nu-Way Auto Parts recently announced its continued support of the 150-lap event.

The Rochester, New York, based auto parts retailer has served as the primary sponsor of the event since its inception in 2021.

“It’s special to have the same sponsor return year-after-year,” said Mike Myers, owner of Speed Enterprises, special consultant to Lancaster Motorplex. “History and tradition are so important to all of us here at Lancaster and this continued partnership adds to the heritage.”

Nu-Way Auto Parts, with stores locally in Buffalo, Elmira, and Erie, is a member of the Hahn Automotive family.

“We are glad to be a part of it again,” said Mike Maggiore, Director of Operations at the Buffalo location. “With the past experiences of our guests in attendance, we knew we had to be. Our staff and customers enjoy the race even more with each passing year. The more powerful the word of mouth, the more people that want to attend. Our involvement will be better than ever this year.”

Also expected to return is a talent-laden field of NASCAR Modified competitors including previous winners Austin Beers, of Northampton, Pennsylvania (2023) and Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, New York, (2021) as well as perennial front-runners like Ron Silk and Justin Bonsignore. The trio of Catalano Brothers should have a solid presence for the local contingent.

The Nu-Way Auto Parts 150 is sure to be a great night out for family, friends and fans of stock car racing, especially with Myers and Maggiore leading the way.

“Having the support of Nu-Way allows us to do things that are meaningful to racers and fans,” added Myers. “It’s the formula for success.”

Among the most notable is a Whelen Modified Tour payout that will include $2,000 to start.

“The wheels are turning,” added Maggiore. “We’ll certainly be putting our heads together to see what we can do to make this the most-anticipated event of the season for fans and competitors alike.”

A full-racing card on Saturday, August 3 will also include sportsmen, street stocks and four-cylinders. Fireworks will be presented by Skylighters of New York.

Tickets will be on sale in the coming weeks and will be available at SeetheEvents.com. The event website is hosted by Speed Enterprises Entertainment in conjunction with Lancaster Motorplex.

Hahn Automotive has been the premier auto parts supplier for the Eastern US for over 60 years. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Prime Automotive Parts Co., Inc., has locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Showcasing their commitment to growth and customer service in New England, Hahn purchased Carparts Distribution Center, Inc., in 2021 adding a main warehouse in Plaistow, New Hampshire, and twenty (20) jobber/retail stores locations in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine.

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