Category Archives: Modified Tour Racing

SUNOCO ROC WEEKEND AT THE CHEMUNG SPEEDROM, FRIDAY- SUNDAY OCTOBER 2ND, 3RD AND 4TH.

logo for web croppedFRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND

10 a.m.                        Camping and Spectator Parking Begins

3 p.m. – 6 p.m.           Race Team Registration

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.           Chicken BBQ/Race Team Reception…

 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3RD

10 a.m.                        Pit Gates Open For Paid Practice

12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.    Paid Practice.  (non Saturday race teams stage outside of turn 4).

3 p.m.                          Pit Area Cleared.

4 p.m.                          Pit Area Re-Opens For Saturday Racing Program.

4:30 p.m.                     Grandstand Opens.

5:15 p.m.                     Practice For Saturday Evening Divisions (1 round each).

6:00 p.m.                     Bandalero Heat Races.

Heat Races For Sunoco Modifieds (Sportsman)

INEX Legend Car Heat Races.

Four Cylinder Open Heat Races (RWD vs. FWD).

Bandalero Feature.

Consolations as needed…

INEX Legend Car Feature.

Four Cylinder Feature.

Sunoco Modifieds (Sportsman) 100

 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH

10 a.m.                        Pit Gates Open.

12 noon                      Spectator Gates Open.

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.           Practice.

2:30 p.m.                     Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200 Qualifying.

FWD Four Cylinder Heat Races.

Super Stock Heat Races.

Consolation Events.

FWD Four Cylinder Feature.

Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200 Driver

Introductions.

Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200.

Super Stock 75.

ROC Points as of September 4th Oswego Speedway Race

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1. 07 Patrick Emerling – 606
2. 60 Matt Hirschman – 597
3. 22 Chuck Hossfeld – 570
4. 73x Andy Jankowiak – 568
5. 21 Tony Hanbury – 549
6. 3 Daren Scherer – 414
7. 25 Mike Leaty – 412
8. 51b TJ Potrzebowski – 389
9. 8 Bobby Holmes – 364
10. 32 Tyler Rypkema – 359
11. 42 Nick Pecko – 355
12. 17 Roger Coss – 320
13. 95 Bryan Sherwood – 319
14. 53 Brian Defebo – 279
15. 69 Tommy Cloce – 275
16. 1 Chris Ridsdale – 254
17. 71 Jimmy Zacharias – 243
18. 65 George Skora III – 242
19. 47 Jim Storace – 233
20. 9 Brandon Oltra – 231
21. 11 Kirk Totten – 223
22. 54 Tommy Catalano – 219
23. 10 Daryl Lewis Jr. – 201
24. 34 Rusty Smith – 200
25. 44 Rick Kluth – 180
26. 59 Karl Hehr – 171
27. 64 Amy Catalano – 147
28. 27 Don Hartzell – 135
29. 48 Sam Fullone – 110
30. 66 Austin Kochenash – 109
31. 73 Paul Hartwig – 106
32. 4 John Wilber – 102
33. 14 Doug Reaume – 99
34. 51r Lee Sharpsteen – 87
35. 71X TJ Zacharias – 72
36. 31 Nick Barzee – 72

37. 2 Dave Wollaber – 71
38. Ken Canestrari – 59
39. 99 Bill Mislin – 44
40. 51b Terry Potrzebowski – 40
41. 94 Zach Curren – 39
42. 90 Bobby Santos III – 26
43. 45 Kevin Timmerman – 23
44. 44 Chris Finocchario – 21
45. 13 Jim Steffenhagen Jr. – 16
46. 24 David Rigan – 15
47. 2 Todd Lorenzo – 15

RACE OF CHAMPIONS MODIFIED TOURS PURCHASED BY JOE SKOTNICKI. ANDREW HARPELL TO REMAIN IN PLACE FOR REMAINDER OF 2015.

Kirkwood, NY – (June 29, 2015) – For the past 22-years Andrew Harpell has fostered the Sunoco Race of Champions Modified Tour and the Race of Champions event at Oswego (NY) Speedway each season. It has been his passion for those years. Harpell, now wants to focus on his life-long family interest, Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, NY which has left a challenging balancing act between the weekly facility and the Race of Champions Modified Tours which includes an asphalt and dirt modified tour.
Harpell decided to seek an interested party with the same passion for carrying on the bright future of the Series, who has knowledge of the region and the programs.
“We have worked extremely hard over the past 20 years to make the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour and 200 a viable option for all of the race teams.  I’m proud of the success we have had and the strong state that the series is currently in,” stated Harpell. “In 2004 I purchased Five Mile Point Speedway a track built by my grandparents in 1951, the following year we started the RoC Dirt Series.”  “With those additions, the amount of energy that we as a group have put forth the last eleven years has been strenuous to say the least.  As someone that grew up in racing and at the tracks weekly, it wasn’t easy to find an individual that shares the passion and understands the rich history of the RoC.  Joe certainly fits that description as someone that respects the history and has strong goals for the continued success and growth of the program.”
Joe Skotnicki, who has been involved in the sport for nearly 25-years in a professional capacity will be the new owner of the Series beginning with the 2016 season. Skotnicki approached Harpell and the two negotiated a program that will keep Harpell involved, but let him move the program forward as he sees fit.
“Andrew Harpell has done a great deal for the sport of modified racing and never truly received the recognition he deserves,” offered Skotnicki. “This is not an easy decision on either part, there is much more involved than anyone truly recognizes, but Andrew and I were able to negotiate through the important items and bring this together. Our intent is that we continue the success that Andrew has established and build upon it for the future.”
Skotnicki and Harpell have worked with each other in difference capacities through their careers and this program provides a natural fit for a change of this magnitude.
“We are both excited to move forward,” stated Harpell. “This will provide me time to do some of the things I’ve always wanted to do and it gives the series new energy that I want it to have.”  “I’m confident in what Joe and I have put together moving forward and will certainly be willing to assist in anyway moving forward.”  “I have always said that the Race of Champions is bigger than myself and I will always believe that, I’m proud just to have had the opportunity to continue the rich tradition.”  “I’m equally proud to have Joe taking over the program.”
For more information contact the Race of Champions offices at 607-775-5555 or log on to www.raceofchampions.net or www.rocdirt.com.