Buffalo, N.Y. – (August 2, 2017) – Two prominent events that are part of the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco will have added bonuses in place when Race of Champions teams roll in to compete in them.
First up will be the Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak tribute race at Lancaster (N.Y.) National Speedway on Saturday, August 19. Erin McGrath, who is a car owner, took it upon herself to put a lap program into place that directly supports the racers. Laps start at $40 per lap. McGrath has already raised nearly $3,000 toward the event for the lap fund.
“We love modified racing and I enjoy supporting the sport” stated McGrath. Her husband is driver Tom McGrath, who also prepares the car Andy Jankowiak has run in all but one Race of Champions event in 2017. McGrath came out of retirement to wheel the car in that event Holland and will run it again at Lancaster on August 19. “It is fun and it helps support the teams and we know firsthand what it takes. All of the funds I collect go directly to the racers.”
IBetty Sherwood through the Spalding Foundation for Injured Driver’s continues the drive for the lap sponsorship program for the 67th Annual Race of Champions 250, a part of Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 30. Laps begin at $50 per lap.
“Modified Racing has played an integral role in our lives,” stated Sherwood. “The Race of Champions is an important event in the sport and the lap fund that goes with it is a wonderful part of that race. We are excited about the move to Lake Erie and looking forward to a great event.”
Lap Funds: Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak Tribute 67th Annual Race of Champions
When: Saturday, August 19, 2017 Saturday, September 30, 2017
Where: Lancaster National Speedway, Lake Erie Speedway
Lap Sponsorship Contact: Erin McGrath , Betty Sherwood
The Race of Champions is a sanctioning body presenting Modified and Stock Car racing on asphalt and dirt surfaces throughout the Northeast, with events in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The 67th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2017 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.