After cancelling Cruise Nights for the past two weeks, Lancaster Speedway is bringing back the event, albeit with some changes. Cruise Nights will resume on June 7th.
The biggest change will be a new security company on the grounds. Three guards from the previous company are facing charges following two separate fights with customers this season. Both fights happened during Wednesday Cruise Nights.
U.S. Security will provide guards for events at the speedway for the remainder of the season. 10 guards will be on hand for each of the remaining Cruise Nights.
Visitors who participate in Cruise Night will now be asked to pay a $5 entry fee to get their vehicle onto the infield area. That fee allows for one free run down the dragstrip. Track President Tim Packman said the fee is to deter people who were coming out and riding around the infield area causing problems.
"We want everyone to be able to race at our track in a controlled situation on our strip instead of public places, like Ohio Street," he explained.
Cars with rusted fenders or mud covered sides won't be permitted onto the infield.
“We feel very confident going forward that Cruise Night will now be a much better experience for everyone involved,” Packman said. “In the past few weeks, we have heard from many families who said they quit coming here on Wednesday nights because they didn’t like the atmosphere. That pained me greatly because the number one thing we want is for families and patrons of all ages to have a good time while at Lancaster National Speedway. You have been heard and we welcome you back."