BUFFALO, New York — A lucrative lap program has been announced for the Nu-Way Auto Parts 150 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at Lancaster Motorplex.
The event, scheduled for Saturday, August 5, will pay the top-three drivers of all sponsored laps a total of $100.
The lap sponsorship program is not only a source of pride for Mike Myers, owner of Speed Enterprises, the special consultant to Lancaster Motorplex for this event, but it‘s also a means of healing. Supporters will help pay tribute to Myers‘ late son, Zachary Hackett.
In a tragic turn of events, Zach unexpectedly passed away on July 31, 2021 at the age of 9 years old. It was the day of the historic, inaugural Modified Tour event at Lancaster; made possible largely by the tireless efforts of Myers. Zach had been at the track watching his Dad make his dream come true.
Zachary, who had been born with a disability, lived each day of his too-short life bringing joy to all crossed his path.
“He had a light that filled your heart,” said Myers. “His life was short but damn was it something! It was the greatest honor to be Zach‘s Dad.”
With his love of racing, the lap sponsorship felt like the best way to honor Zach‘s memory.
Lap sponsorships are available for $100 with all proceeds going to the drivers. Those interested in sponsorship can submit payment via Venmo using @seetheevents23. Place any requested lap description as a comment in “What‘s This For”. For additional payment options, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or by calling 716.598.8453 or 508.847.0565.
“We are still working hard to make sure that the second visit of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is yet another to remember,” added Myers.
A full-racing card on Saturday, August 5 will also include sportsmen, street stocks and four-cylinders. The event is expected to go off with a bang as Skylighters of New York will be lighting up the sky once again with a fireworks display.
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.