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RACE OF CHAMPIONS READY FOR 30TH ANNUAL US OPEN WEEKEND AT LANCASTER NATIONAL SPEEDWAY

-Five Race of Champions Series; Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Late Models, Super Stocks and Four Cylinder Dash Series set to do Battle –

– One-of-a-Kind Corey LaJoie Trophy to be presented to Modified Driver Earning Most points in Five Lancaster National Speedway Events –

 Lancaster, NY – (September 17, 2018) – Lancaster (N.Y.) National Speedway will come alive for the final time during the 2018 stock car season this weekend with the 30th Annual running of the US Open.

The US Open, which debuted under the guidance of promoter Alex Friesen, in 1989 began a Western New York racing tradition that has become a must-see event for racing fans from throughout the region. This season’s edition will see several racing highlights including the Super Stock Series honoring speedway racing legend John Julicher in the inaugural $1,500-to-win “John Julicher Classic” on Saturday.

On Sunday, the Modified Series will compete in 125-lap feature. Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y., is the defending event champion. The driver, who has earned the most points in the five Lancaster Modified races, will be the recipient of unique one-of-a-kind trophy designed by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Driver, Corey LaJoie named the “Troyer / Treichler” Trophy.

“It’s a privilege to build a trophy commemorating those drivers” stated LaJoie. “There are some of the biggest names in Modified racing at one of the most historic Modified tracks in the country and the series is one of the most recognized Series in the sport. It is fun building trophies, but when they have some significance it makes me put a little more effort to make the trophy stand out.”

The US Open begins with practice on Friday, September 21. Gates open at 4:00pm with practice at 6:00pm and a party beginning at 9:30pm. Saturday, September 22, qualifying will begin at 4:30pm. On Sunday, September 23, the final day of competition, qualifying will begin at 2:00pm. For more information contact Lancaster National Speedway at 716.759.6818.

 Where: Lancaster National Speedway, Lancaster, New York.

When: Friday, September 21, 2018. FREE Grandstands open at 5:30pm. Practice at 6:00pm. Party at 9:30pm; Saturday, September 22, 2018. Grandstands open at 2:00 pm.  Racing at 4:30; Sunday, September 23, 2018 Grandstands open at 12:00pm (Noon). Racing at 2:00pm.

Directions: The track is located at 57 Gunnville Road in Lancaster, N.Y., just North of Route 33 and minutes from the New York State Thruway.

What: Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series; Race of Champions Super Stock Series; Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series; Sunday, September 23, 2018 – Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series; Race of Champions Late Model Sereis.

More Information: http://speedway.lancasternationalspeedway.com/ (Track Phone: 716.759.6818) / www.rocmodifiedseries.com

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 with primary marketing partners Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, US Army, Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, Jerico Performance, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 68th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2018 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.

For more information, contact;

Race of Champions Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

Follow us on Twitter; Instagram and Facebook; @RoCModSeries or visit our website: www.rocmodifiedseries.com

PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO RACE OF CHAMPIONS WEEKEND ENTRY BLANKS AND COMPETITION FORMAT PACKAGE RELEASED

Mail in Entries Must be Received by Tuesday, September 25, 2018-

North East, Pa. – (September 11, 2017) – Competitors participating in the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend will have a mail in entry deadline of Tuesday, September 25, 2018. If an entry is not received by the mail in deadline competitors must enter at the event beginning Thursday, September 28.

Entry blanks for the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend and the 68th Annual Race of Champions are available by visiting the website (www.rocmodifiedseries.com) or they were issued within the comprehensive Competition Format for the event.

If you plan on attending Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway tickets and camping spaces are available. Camping spots are being sold at the track for the designated camping areas. For tickets, camping and more information call the Lake Erie Speedway ticket office 814.725.3303.

Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.

When: Thursday, September 27; Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29.

Directions: The track is located just twenty minutes of East Erie, Pa., minutes from Interstate 90 and directly of Interstate 86 at 10700 Delmas Drive, North East, Pa., 16428

What: Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend; the 68th Annual Race of Champions 250

More Information: www.lakeeriespeedway.com (Track Phone: 814.725.3303) / www.rocmodifiedseries.com

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 with primary marketing partners Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, US Army, Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, Jerico Performance, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 68th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2018 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.

For more information, contact;

Race of Champions Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

Follow us on Twitter; Instagram and Facebook; @RoCModSeries or visit our website: www.rocmodifiedseries.com

SCOTT WYLIE RUNS TO ROC ASPHALT SPORTSMAN MODIFIED SERIES VICTORY at EVANS MILLS SPEEDWAY

– Wylie Scores First Ever Race of Champions Win –

 Evans Mills, New York – (September 10, 2018) – Scott Wylie of Blasdell, N.Y., drove to his first ever Race of Champions Series victory this past Sunday evening at Evans Mills (N.Y.) Speedway in the Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series first ever visit to the challenging facility.

Wylie drew the pole, slipped back in the field and regained the lead on lap 30 and held off Connor Sellars of Owego, N.Y., to earn the victory.

“We had a good car and some breaks definitely went our way,” offered Wylie in victory lane. “We did slip back in the field but just kept digging and things worked out in our favor. It was a great night for us. I’m thankful to be driving for Paul Graff and his team. Today was a great day for us.”

Wylie redrew the pole after the qualifying races before Andy Lewis of Ontario, N.Y., took over the top spot. Wylie worked his way back into the top spot on lap 30 with heavy pressure from Sellars until the checkered flag waved.

Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y., recovered from a mid-race penalty to finish third.

Kevin Timmerman of Ontario, N.Y., drove from 12th to finish fourth. Evans Mills Speedway regular Randy Brunelle of Malone, N.Y., rounded out the top-five.

Daryl Lewis, Jr., of Ontario, N.Y., posted the fastest time during green-white-checker qualifying. Daryl Lewis, Andy Lewis and Sellars won the qualifying races.

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 with primary marketing partners Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, US Army, Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, Jerico Performance, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 68th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2018 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.

For more information, contact;

Race of Champions Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

Follow us on Twitter; Instagram and Facebook; @RoCModSeries or visit our website: www.rocmodifiedseries.com

Feature Finish

Number One Speed “50” (50-laps)

Evans Mills Speedway, Evans Mills, N.Y.

Finishing Position, Car Number, Driver, Laps Completed, Reason Out (If Any)

Finish     Start Position          No.                 Name

1                      1                             44             Scott Wylie

2                      5                           00                Connor Sellars

3                      7                           41x            Andy Jankowiak

4                      12                        17                Kevin Timmerman

5                      15                       15                Randy Brunelle

6                      19                      36                 Dave Koslowski

7                      9                         74                   Sherri Hogan

8                      13                      09                   Mike Ramos

9                      3                        65                   Andy Lewis

10                   14                      10                 Jason Christman

11                   18                      41l                Timmy Lewis

12                   20                        6                  Tim Alloco

13                   17                     006              Corey Trombley                                        46

14                   16                      96                Don Pringle

15                   10                    1                    Mike Leaty

16                   4                       8                  Chris Finnochario

17                   2                    11                   Jerry Dineen

18                   11                4                      Vern Lafavre

19                   8                2x                    Kyle Hafemann

20                   6               10                   Daryl Lewis, Jr.

Qualifying Race Winners: Daryl Lewis, Jr.; Andy Lewis; Connor Sellars