Category Archives: ROC Race of Champions Series

Race of Champion Fan and Team information from Andy Harpell

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Time to settle the 2015 RoC Modified Tour Title – what you need to know!

The focus has certainly ramped up for the 65th running of the Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200 on Sunday. We have been receiving a huge amount of phone calls from Buffalo to Riverhead, parts of New Jersey and beyond. It will be a big crowd and we have a great forecast for Sunday! Racing begins at 2:15 p.m. Pit gates open at 10 a.m. and grandstand gates open at 12 noon.

To accommodate the large crowd we will be running a school bus from the across the street camping/parking area to and from the pit area and grandstand area throughout the day. The bus will also transport people from the turn 4 overflow parking area to the grandstand area. Thank you to Ed McGuire for providing the bus for our fans!

Race fans should remember if you want to save $5 and take advantage of the great hillside view be sure to bring a portable lawn chair. The hillside has been manicured and can fit literally thousands of chairs and blankets…With the rain on Saturday if you want to bring a blanket for the hill consider putting plastic down first.

The race teams should plan on entering the pit area in the normal turn 4 entrance. Please do not stop in front of the ticket booth area as we will be selling all pit passes at the bottom of the hill in our RoC trailer by the pit gate entrance in turn 4. We want to keep our traffic patterns moving.

RoC Modified Tires will be exclusively at the pole barn off turn 4. We have a large amount in a tractor trailer and did not want to cut off spectator visibility by parking it in the infield.

We have rented a street sweeper for the race track surface itself to clean up after haulers cross the race track to unload cars. We do ask that teams unload their cars in a timely fashion so we can sweep the speedway properly prior to practice.

Our Race of Champions Tee Shirts and Hoodies will be available directly in front of the ticket booth during the early part of the day. They will sell out so be sure to get yours. We will be running a special on a new inventory of RoC embroidered hats as well 1 for $10 or 2 for $15.

We have extra portable rest rooms on top of the hillside in addition to the normal bath room area. This will alleviate any lines for the rest rooms and allow fans on the hillside not to have to walk too far if they choose not to.

The speedway does sell beer and fans area permitted to bring in a six pack sized cooler – please no glass bottles.

All race day questions can be directed to us by phoning 607-775-5555.

All plans are in place for Sunday – we hope you be a part of the excitement.

The Saturday Portion of the ROC at Chemung has Been Postponed, Sunday is Still On.

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Unfortunately the Saturday portion of the Race of Champions at the Chemung Speedrome  has been cancelled. The full Sunday program will go on as scheduled. The forecast for Sunday looks very good with temps. in the low 60’s.

They  wanted to give the Saturday program every opportunity to run but with cold temperatures and rain continuing to fall the process of drying the track would be near impossible.

Sunday IS ON with a very good forecast. The only change for Sunday will see the Four Cylinder event serving as an open which will allow Rear wheel drive cars to compete with the same original posted bonuses.

There will be an announce of a rain date for the Saturday program on Sunday.  They wanted to get this out as early as we could with consideration to our traveling fans.

Racing for Sunday is On! See you there for the 65th running of the Race of Champions.

ALL SYSTEMS A GO FOR 65TH SUNOCO RACE OF CHAMPIONS WEEKEND AT THE CHEMUNG SPEEDROME.

logo for web croppedBINGHAMTON, NY…All systems are a go for the 65th running of the Sunoco Race of Champions Weekend this Saturday and Sunday at the Chemung Speedrome.  The Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200 will take center stage on Sunday with racing set to begin at 2:15 p.m.  Several former race champions will be returning for this year’s event.
After an early week forecast that cast some doubt on the race weekend, the forecast has changed dramatically for the better.  Both this Saturday and Sunday look very good weather wise with Sunday completely dry with temperatures expected to be in the lower 60’s.
A number of former Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200 race winners are expected to contend for this year’s title.  Defending race winner Chuck Hossfeld will return as he is also chasing back to back Modified 200 winner Matt Hirschman in the 2015 Tour Point Championship.  This Sunday will decide the championship between the long time rivals.
Other former Modified 200 race winner T.J. Potrzebowski will be looking to garner his second win in this event in front of the home town crowd.  Potrzebowski from Elmira was the 2006 race winner at the Oswego Speedway and would like nothing more than to get the job done in front of the home town fans.  Zane Zeiner, the 2011 race winner is expected to make his return to the Chemung Speedrome in hopes of becoming a two-time winner.
Four time Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200 race winner George Kent from Horseheads, NY is also working on securing a ride for this Sundays event.  He is expected to try and win his fifth and record breaking Modified 200 victory.
On Saturday the racing program will get underway at 6 p.m. featuring the RoC Sportsman in a 125 lap feature event.  Jimmy Zacharias from Candor, NY is the 2015 Chemung Speedrome and New York State NASCAR Champion in the class. The INEX Legends cars will compete in their richest paying event in the northeast this season on Saturday presented by Northern PA Notary.  A Four Cylinder Open and Bandolero race program will complete the evening of racing.
Sunday racing will get underway at 2:15 p.m. with the Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200 the center of the action.  The Super Stocks will do battle in a 75 lap affair with a FWD Four Cylinder event capping the day of racing.
The Race of Champions offices can be contacted at 607-775-5555 or by emailing the office at rocpavement@aol.com.  Tickets can be purchased by phoning the speedway offices and using your major credit card.  A full weekend schedule and pricing can be found at www.raceofchampionsweekend.com.  Kids 5 and younger will be admitted FREE of charge both days!