Category Archives: ROC Race of Champions Series


-Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series to Kick Off Inaugural Season with Butch Palmer Memorial-

Holland, New York – (July 16, 2018) – The Track @ Hillside Buffalo (formerly Holland International Speedway) is getting ready to host the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified and Four Cylinder Dash Series this coming Saturday night with the running of the Thunder in the Hills 100 and 32-lap Butch Palmer Memorial.

Daryl Lewis, Jr., of Ontario, N.Y., has been one of the most consistent racers this year within the Modified Series. Lewis has recorded three third place finishes in the series first four races. His other finish was an 8th place at Lake Erie Speedway in June.

“We are gearing up for another good run,” stated Lewis. “The season has been going well for us and I really enjoy the track. We have been a good streak of luck. Hopefully we can keep our streak going and improve a couple of positions and get the win that we’ve been going for. We’ve been fortunate to finish all of our races this season with good performances.”

The Four Cylinder Dash Series also opens its season with the prestigious Butch Palmer Memorial 32-lap race. The four races on the 2018 will pay $333.33 each to win with several bonuses being offered for the Palmer Memorial at The Track @ Hillside Buffalo. The Palmer family is posting several bonuses for the race.

For more information in regard to the The Track at Hillside Buffalo, as well as the entire Hillside Buffalo Entertainment Complex visit General admission tickets for the race will be just $20 with grandstand gates opening at 3:00pm.

 Where: The Track @ Hillside Buffalo, Holland, N.Y.

When: Saturday, July 21, 2018. Grandstands open at 3:00 pm, Qualifying at 4:00 pm

Directions: The track is located on Holland / Glenwood Road off of Route 16 just minutes from downtown Buffalo and the Southtowns of Western New York.

What: The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series – Thunder in the Hills “100”; Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series – Butch Palmer Memorial “30”

More Information: (Track Phone: 716.418.7223) /

Photo: Michael Jaworecki Myracenews



-Canada’s Crown Jewel Shines for Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series-

-Eldon King III Grabs Lancaster National Speedway Late Model Laurels-


Mike Leaty #25 leads over Patrick Emerling #07 July 14th 2018 Jukasa Speedway Michael Jaworecki MyracenewsROC Raceof Champions

Nelles Corners, Ontario – (July 15, 2018) – For 91 laps Mike Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., led “The Great Canadian 100” at the beautiful and spacious Jukasa Motor Speedway in Nelles Corners, Ontario. Leaty, who is the defending Series champion spun the tires on a lap 91 restart and Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., who had been pressuring Leaty for many laps was able to slip by and into the lead.

Emerling held off a charging Andy Jankowiak from Buffalo, N.Y. to win for the 14th time in Series history, which has him 5th on the all-time win list.

“This is pretty cool,” smiled Emerling in victory lane. “This track is just phenomenal. Very smooth and fast plus it was very competitive. We had a little bit of miss in the engine exiting the corners and that was challenging. I thought Mike (Leaty) and I would finish one, two, but then that restart happened and I made my move. I felt for him, but the hole was opened. Andy (Jankowiak) was right there. It was an exciting race and I’m proud of my team and being able to win here for the first time.”

Leaty led the field to the green with Amy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., to his outside. Leaty jumped to the lead early on and survived several restarts and challengers throughout the early and mid-stages of the race.

The turning point of the race was a lap 91 restart when Leaty spun his tires and left the bottom open for Emerling to get by bringing others with him. Jankowiak pressured Emerling but couldn’t get by and finished second.

Daryl Lewis, Jr., finished third after starting 7th.

Leaty held on for fourth and Tommy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., finished fifth.

Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., continued his qualifying dominance posting a fast time of 17.451 seconds (@128.932 mph) around the spacious speedplant.

Hossfeld, Leaty and Emerling won the qualifying races.

At Lancaster (N.Y.) National Speedway, the Race of Champions Late Models ran their second race of the season. Eldon King, III of Delevan, N.Y., captured the win over Jerick Johnson of Mooresville, N.C., and Sam Fullone of North Collins, N.Y.

Bob Weber of Clarence, N.Y., and Dave Whittaker of Alden, N.Y., rounded out the top-five.

Terry Weldy of Clarence, N.Y., and King won the qualifying races.

Photos: Michael Jaworecki Myracenews


-Chuck Hossfeld Leads Patrick Emerling in Point Chase Heading to Fourth Race of the Season-

Nelles Corners, Ontario (July 9, 2018) – The stage is set at one of the finest short track venues in North America for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series to visit this coming Saturday, July 14 as Jukasa Motor Speedway in Central Ontario for a 100-lap race being billed as “The Great Canadian 100”.

The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series and the International Super Modified Association (ISMA) take center stage at the multi-million dollar facility for the first time as only a two-division show together.

“Our fans spoke up and wanted to see open-wheel modified racing at our track,” stated Alex Nagy, General Manager Jukasa Motor Speedway. “We are really looking forward to this event. The feeling is incredible, we are really excited about it and look forward to another great event. This is the type of show our fans really wanted to see with open wheels and lots of speed. We’re really looking forward to it.”

Modifieds, including the Race of Champions Modified Series have visited Cayuga over the years. The speedway, which Bob Slack opened in 1966, played a major role in short track racing in North America throughout it’s time. The last time the Series visited the legendary George Kent won in July of 2002. In recent years the facility has been renamed and remodeled into what is now Jukasa Motor Speedway.

As part of the festivities to go along with the race weekend, Jukasa Motor Speedway in a partnership with popular southern Ontario radio station 97.7 HTZFM, will present a concert on Friday, July 13 with the popular Canadian performing artist The Sheepdogs along with Texas King to give fans an entire weekend to enjoy the facility.

Set on over 300 acres the newly named Jukasa Motor Speedway offers the motorsport fan a full range of amenities. There are over 1,100 camp sites with many serviced with hydro and water, refreshment and souvenir booths and free parking to ensure comfort and enjoyment for all who attend the events. An added bonus at some events is the entertainment under the covered band shell pavilion – a popular gathering spot in the evenings. Quality will be the name of the game at Jukasa Motor Speedway, and for the fans, competitors, media and sponsors alike, Jukasa will strive to offer one of the most professional run motorsport facilities in North America. For more information visit;


Where: Jukasa Motor Speedway, Nelles Corners, Ontario

When: Saturday, July 14, 2018; Grandstand Gates Open at 4:00pm. Qualifying at 6:30pm.

Directions: The track is located just North off of Highway 3 near Cayuga. It is just a short drive West from downtown Buffalo; South of Toronto and East of London, Ontario.

What: The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series “Great Canadian 100”

More Information: (Track Phone: 289.975.4999) /