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Currently 25 Race Dates: 15 asphalt, 10 dirt for the Race of Champions Modified Series-

Elma, New York (January 9, 2016) – Race of Champions management is proud to announce 25 race dates for Modified racing fans, both dirt and asphalt at premier racing facilities throughout the Northeast. Several familiar racing venues join the asphalt and dirt programs along with several new tracks to Race of Champions competitors giving everyone a variety of exciting events throughout the 2016 season to showcase the Race of Champions brand of racing.

IMG_7667“The 2016 schedule continues to be a work in progress,” stated Joe Skotnicki of the Race of Champions. “We’ve put a lot of emphasis on the importance of the schedule. It was our goal to create an exciting yet manageable schedule that gives our constituents all of the opportunities that they are seeking. It’s a challenging task and we are proud of what we have accomplished up to this point, but we will not going to rest on our laurels and continue to drive forward.”

The Race of Champions asphalt Modified Series will embark on 15 race journey, which includes the marquee “Race of Champions 250” on Saturday, September 17 at Oswego Speedway. Oswego will also play host to the 61-lap “Richie Evans Memorial” on Saturday, May 14. Lancaster National Speedway plays host to four events, with the traditional thrillers of the “US Open” (Sunday, September 25) and “Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak Memorial”(Saturday, August 20) returning to the slate as well as the IMG_7918 (2)Thursday, June 30 “Ole’ Boy Cup” and the “Queen City Clash” on Sunday, April 17. Mahoning Valley Speedway near Allentown, Pennsylvania will bookend the season with the opener on Saturday, April 9 and the season ending “Oktoberfast” event on Saturday, October 22. Lake Erie Speedway returns to the schedule with an event on Saturday, June 11 and Motordrome Speedway near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a new facility for the Series with a race on Friday, June 24. The Series will also visit Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome and Spencer Speedway (Williamson, N.Y.) on two occasions in addition to the yearly stop at Holland (N.Y.) International Speedway in July.

The Race of Champions dirt Modified Series faces 10 challenging dates highlighted by the “New Yorker Race of Champions 200”. A 200-lap event on Saturday, September 10 at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York. The traditional “Icebreaker” at Selinsgrove (Penn.) Speedway will take place on Saturday, March 19 followed by the Southern Tier opener at Five Mile Point Speedway (Kirkwood, N.Y.) on Sunday, April 10. The Series then moves to a new track and event on Saturday, April 16 at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park, before returning to Utica-Rome, followed by new dates at Rolling Wheels Raceway (Elbridge, N.Y.), including an event in conjunction with the Short Track Super Series North Region at Rolling Wheels on Wednesday, July 13. The Series will conclude at Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway, which held the first ever Race of Champions event on dirt on Wednesday, September 14.

Work continues on the Race of Champions Sportsman programs on both asphalt and dirt. The Race of Champions asphalt Sportsman Series will be in action at Oswego Speedway on Friday, September 17 as a highlight, while the Race of Champions dirt Crate Sportsman schedule will be highlighted by dates at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada on Monday, July 25 along with stops at Freedom (Delavan, N.Y.) Motorsports Park on Saturday, July 2 and Friday, September 2. The entire Race of Champions Sportsman schedules will be released in the near future.

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 66th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2016 and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

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2016 Race of Champions asphalt Modified Series Schedule;

Day of the Week Month Day Track Laps
Saturday April 9 Mahoning Valley Speedway 75
Sunday April 17 Lancaster National Speedway 75
Sunday May 1 Chemung Speedrome 100
Saturday May 14 Oswego Speedway 61
Friday June 3 Spencer Speedway 75
Saturday June 11 Lake Erie Speedway 75
Friday June 24 Motordrome Speedway 75
Thursday June 30 Lancaster National Speedway 60
Saturday July 9 Holland International Speedway 100
Friday July 22 Spencer Speedway 75
Saturday August 6 Chemung Speedrome 75
Saturday August 20 Lancaster National Speedway 110
Saturday September 17 Oswego Speedway 250
Sunday September 25 Lancaster National Speedway 125
Saturday October 22 Mahoning Valley Speedway 150

2016 Race of Champions dirt Modified Series Schedule;

Day of the Week Monh Day Track Laps
Saturday March 19 Selinsgrove Speedway 40
Sunday April 10 Five Mile Point Speedway 66
Saturday April 16 Canandaigua Motorsports Park 53
Sunday May 29 Utica-Rome Speedway 55
Monday July 4 Rolling Wheels Raceway 50
Wednesday July 13 Rolling Wheels Raceway 50
Sunday August 21 Utica-Rome Speedway 60
Wednesday August 24 Rolling Wheels Raceway 50
Saturday September 10 Utica-Rome Speedway 200
Wednesday September 14 Fonda Speedway 60



Schedule expanded to 17 events; Early season 2 p.m. starts planned

LANCASTER, N.Y. (December 24, 2015) – Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway officials are pleased to announce the 2016 season schedule for its Saturday night Stock Car program. It is the most jam-packed schedule in several seasons with 17 events planned, which is an increase from the 13 events scheduled in 2015.

Lancaster National Speedway’s three weekly home track divisions will continue to be the Sportsman, Street Stocks and 4-Cylinders in 2016. The Sportsman division saw a tremendous turnout in the second half of last season with strong fields exceeding 20 cars. Lancaster is the only short track in Erie County running this open-wheel division on a weekly basis this season. The Street Stocks and 4-Cylinders fields are looking to increase fields, as well, based off interest and turnout during their recent preseason meetings.

“A lot of input and guidance went into creating this schedule,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “We look forward to our very-talented Lancaster racers and all the visiting teams coming out to race at our track. The preseason divisional meetings went very well across the board and there is a lot of anticipation for 2016.”

The 58th season of stock car racing at Lancaster will begin on Sunday, April 17 with the reintroduction of a speedway tradition. The lid lifter will once again be called the “Queen City Clash” and will feature a 75-lap event for the Race of Champions Modified Series. The Street Stocks, 4-Cylinders and NYPA TQ Midgets will fill out the program with racing beginning at 2 p.m.

Lancaster will keep the pedal to the metal once the green flag waves on the new season. The three Saturdays following the Queen City Clash will feature racing programs starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23 will be headlined by the seasonal debuts for the Sportsman and Late Models. Saturday, April 30 is “Pack the Track” day with $5.00 grandstand admission and the Big 10 Super Stocks joining Lancaster’s weekly divisions. The Late Models return for the final Saturday afternoon show on May 7 for “Walk the Track” day.

“We asked the drivers and teams if they wanted to start racing in April if we open the middle of that month,” Packman said. “They all said they did, so we came up with a schedule to go along with what we discussed. They have race cars and we have a race track, so let’s race.”

The traditional “Saturday night under the lights” stock car racing shows begin on Saturday, May 14 when the start time reverts to 6:30 p.m. for the remainder of the season.

The ground-pounding Race of Champions (RoC) Modified Series returns for an unprecedented four dates in 2016, including the Queen City Clash. Lancaster will once again hold a special mid-week show for the “Mighty Modifieds” on Thursday, June 30 for the second annual “Ol’ Boy Cup 60” Bill Colton Memorial. Saturday, August 20 will be the 27th annual Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial Modified 110 for the RoC Modified Series. The Modifieds will also headline the 28th annual U.S. Open weekend on Sunday, September 25 with the U.S. Open 125.

The Late Models will run four times during Lancaster’s regular season as part of a seven-race series with Holland Motorsports Complex. In addition to their two early season dates, the full-fendered warriors will do battle on Lancaster’s 1/2-mile oval on July 16 and August 6.

Additional special events include the return of the Sportsman Summer Slam 75 on Saturday, June 18. Super Stock action continues on May 14 with the New York Super Stock Series and August 27 with a second appearance by the Big 10 Super Stocks. TQ Midget racing will return to Lancaster with five dates for the NYPA TQ Midget Association plus the winged Can-Am TQ Midgets Series make a return on August 13.

“The Late Models, NYPA TQ Midgets, Can-Am TQ Midgets, NY Super Stocks and Big 10 Super Stocks are great additions to this strong schedule,” Packman said. “This gives our fans a nice variety of racing throughout the season to go along with our weekly divisions.”

The 2016 season wraps up with the 28th edition of Western New York’s racing finale, the U.S. Open, on September 23-25 with eight divisions in action throughout the weekend.

Four Thursdays practice/rain dates have been added to the schedule, as well. Racing could take place if any Saturday programs are rained out, if not they will be used as practice sessions. These will take place on May 26, June 9, August 4 and September 1. More details will be available in the near future.

The 2016 preseason registration party for both the stock cars and drag racers will take place on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Variety Banquet Hall at 6114 Broadway in Lancaster. Racers will be able to register their cars, purchase memberships and reserve pit pads.

About Lancaster: Founded in 1959, Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway is a multi-use facility located on 77 acres just outside of metropolitan Buffalo, N.Y. The facility features a 1/8-mile drag strip, a 1/2-mile oval track and hosts several non-motorsports events such as car shows and concerts. For the latest information on Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway check out our website Additional information for racers and fans can be found on our Facebook page ( and on Twitter (@LancasterSpdwy).

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2016 Stock Car Schedule

Oswego Speedway’s 2016 Schedule Unveiled; Historic Traditions, New Twists Included


OSWEGO, NY (December 17, 2015) – Oswego Speedway officials have announced their 66th annual, 14-race weekend schedule featuring the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS ‘Road to the Championship’, as well as the return of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Race of Champions Modified 250, and the second annual Port City ‘Super Spectacle.’

When taking note of the 2016 schedule, several key components will celebrate landmark anniversary celebrations this season.

First introduced in 1992, the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supermodified division will embark on its 25th consecutive season of competition at the ‘Steel Palace’ this year and as a result will also see the 25th running of both the Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS championship as well as the Small Block Supermodified Classic.

The 25th SBS Classic will of course take place during the 60th anniversary celebration of Budweiser Classic Weekend featuring the 60th running of the International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds and highlighted by the return of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

The month of July will see the return of the $10,000 Mr. Novelis Supermodified, celebrating its 30th title event, which will return to a 50-lap format in 2016.

The Speedway will officially open its gates for racing on Saturday, May 14 with a three division show featuring kick-off events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS as well as the 61-lap Richie Evans Memorial for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modifieds.

In a bit of a throwback, the Speedway will return to action the very next weekend with ‘Road to the Championship’ events for the Supermodifieds and SBS on May 21, before welcoming the first visit of the season for the ISMA Supermodifieds on Memorial Day Weekend.

Saturday, May 28 will feature the Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ for the second consecutive year, capping a three week stretch of action in the month of May.

The Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial 75, the ISMA Supermodified Jack Murphy Memorial 50, and the Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial 35 will once again provide the only time all season that open-wheel fans can see all three divisions on the same night, at the same Speedway.

A rain date of Sunday, May 29 will be implemented for the weekend.

Saturday, June 4 will serve as an off-weekend for the Speedway as well as a rain date for events in May.

Racing in the month of June is scheduled to begin on June 11 with the Spring Championship, followed on June 18 by the Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s and driver autograph night.

For the first time in several years, the June 11 racing program will see coolers allowed into the rear grandstand only.  More details and specifics on cooler regulations for this evening will be released in the coming weeks.

After taking a weekend off for high school graduation, the fast paced month of July gets underway on Saturday, July 2.

The Independence Weekend Grand Prix will open the month of July with 75-lap and 35-lap long distance events for the Supermodifieds and SBS, along with the Speedway’s popular Fourth of July Fireworks display.

The ISMA Supermodifieds return for the second time in 2016 on Saturday, July 9 for King of Wings VIII, once again joined by the Pathfinder Bank SBS.


The Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS will once again provide a one-two punch during the Summer Championship on Saturday, July 16 before returning together to celebrate the 30th running of the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified and the 25th running of the $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS on Saturday, July 23.

This late July date, prior to the running of the Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals, was the long-time home of the Mr. title events, which will make its return in ’16 along with a 50-lap Mr. Super main to join the 35-lap Mr. SBS event.

A three week stretch in the month of August will be the ultimate swing in deciding the 2016 track champions at Oswego Speedway.

The stretch will begin with Retro Night at the Speedway on Saturday, August 6 which will once again see the return of Semi-Finals and a 45-lap feature for the Novelis Supermodifieds.

The Pathfinder Bank SBS will then take center stage on Saturday, August 13 with Twin 20 feature events.

For the first time since 2012, the regular season championship will conclude with Speedway champions being declared during Track Championship Night on Saturday, August 20, prior to Classic Weekend.

The 60th anniversary celebration of Budweiser International Classic Weekend will again be a week-long line of festivities running from August 27 – September 4.

Reserved Classic test sessions will take place daily on track along with the annual Racing Rolling Classic Bowling at Lighthouse Lanes on Wednesday, August 31 and the 10th annual Oswego Kartway Classic on Thursday, September 1.

Competition will open for Classic Weekend on Friday, September 2 with open practice for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS as well as ‘Fast Friday’ time trial sessions for Supermodifieds and SBS.  On track action will conclude Friday evening with SBS heat races.

In another traditional return, by 7:30 p.m. on Friday the Speedway’s infield gates will open for the ‘Party in the Pits’ featuring live music, driver autograph sessions, the Supermodified simulators, as well as a pit stop competition for fans.

Classic Weekend’s ‘Super Saturday’ on September 3 will be a can’t-miss two division blockbuster seeing the return of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, in a 150-lap contest, as well as the ISMA Supermodified Super Nationals 60 championship.

‘Classic Sunday’ on September 4 will not only feature the historic 60th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds, it will also be paired with the 25th running of the Bud Light SBS Classic 75 – filling out a full day of competition beginning at 11:30 a.m., culminating with the International Classic green flag coming no later than 4:30 p.m.

Just two weeks following Classic Weekend, Race of Champions Weekend will return to the Speedway after a one year absence.

The historic three day event will return September 15-17 with an open practice slated for Thursday, September 15.

Currently as announced by the Race of Champions, the RoC Sportsman 100 will be the highlight of the Friday, September 16 program with the RoC Modified 250 being featured on Saturday, September 17.

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Other special events on the 2016 Oswego Speedway calendar include the annual spring spruce up day on Saturday, April 30 as well as the Speedway’s season opening practice to be held Saturday, May 7.

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2016 66th OSWEGO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Subject to Change)

Saturday, May 7 – Open Practice Session

Saturday, May 14 – 66th Season Opener: RoC Richie Evans Memorial Modified (61), Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS Kick-Off (30)

Saturday, May 21 – ‘Road to the Championship’: Novelis Supermodified (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30)

Friday, May 27 – Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ Open Practice Session

Saturday, May 28 – Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’: Jim Shampine Memorial Novelis Supermodified (75), Jack Murphy Memorial ISMA Super (50), Tony White Memorial Pathfinder Bank SBS (35)

Sunday, May 29 – Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’: Rain Date

Saturday, June 4 – Off Week/ Rain Date for May Events

Saturday, June 11 – Spring Championship: Novelis Supermodified (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30) – Coolers Allowed in Rear Grandstand

Saturday, June 18 – Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s: Novelis Supermodified Twins (35), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30) – AUTOGRAPHS

Saturday, July 2 – ‘Independence Weekend Grand Prix’: Novelis Supermodified Grand Prix (75), Pathfinder Bank SBS Grand Prix (35)

Saturday, July 9 – King of Wings VIII: ISMA Super (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30)

Saturday, July 16 – Summer Championship: Novelis Supermodified (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30)

Saturday, July 23 – $10,000 Mr. Novelis Supermodified (50), $1,500 Mr. Pathfinder SBS (35)

Saturday, August 6 – Retro Night – Super Semi-Finals: Novelis Supermodified (45), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30)

Saturday, August 13 – Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin 20’s: Pathfinder Bank SBS Twins (20), Novelis Supermodified (50)

Saturday, August 20 – Track Championship Night: Novelis Supermodified (50), Pathfinder Bank SBS (30)


Thursday, September 1 – 10th annual Oswego Kartway Classic

Friday, September 2 – ‘FAST FRIDAY’: Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS Time Trials, Pathfinder Bank SBS Heat Races, ‘PARTY in the PITS’

Saturday, September 3 – ‘SUPER SATURDAY’: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 150, ISMA Supermodified Super Nationals 60

Sunday, September 4 – ‘CLASSIC SUNDAY’: Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds, Bud Light Classic 75 for Pathfinder Bank SBS
Monday, September 5 – Weekend Rain Date


Thursday, September 15 – Open Practice
Friday, September 16 – RoC Sportsman
Saturday, September 17 – Race of Champions Modified 250