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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.

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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

RACE OF CHAMPIONS ASPHALT SPORTSMAN READY TO KICK OFF SPECIAL END OF SEASON SERIES WITH BATTLE OF THE BORDER “50” PRESENTED BY NUMBER ONE SPEED

-Four Race Series Set for Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series Set to Begin-

Evans Mills, New York (September 4, 2018) – The Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series is set to begin its four race mini-series, beginning at Evans Mills (N.Y.) Speedway with a $2,000-to-win special presented by Number One Speedway, this Sunday, September 9.

Last season, the series inaugural season, Tommy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., turned in a champion performance over the course of the three race “post-season” challenge. This season Evans Mills was added to the list of tracks and racers are up to the challenge. Names like Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y.; Mike Leaty of Williamson, N.Y.; Daryl Lewis, Jr., of Ontario, N.Y.; and Scott Wylie of Blasdell, N.Y.; along with Sportsman racers Sherri Hogan of Oakville, Ontario; Andy Lewis of Ontario, N.Y.; Mike Ramos of Lyons Falls, N.Y., and Dave Koszlowski of Clarence, N.Y., are expected in attendance along with several others and they will be looking to take on the Evans Mills regulars and the challenging speedway configuration.

“It’s going to be an exciting race for us,” stated Sportsman regular and proponent of the event, Mike Ramos. “We were looking for something special and the Race of Champions Sportsman Series fits great with Evans Mills. I think it is going to be a great day on Sunday and we are really looking forward to it.”

The Hoosier 1070 tire will be the exclusive tire for the division.

The Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series plays a part in a great day of racing at Evans Mills along with the INEX Legends and Bandoleros, 4 Cylinder Trucks, Thunder Stocks and Sport Compacts. Racing begins at 3:00 pm.

Where: Evans Mills Speedway, Evans Mills, N.Y.

When: Sunday, September 9, 2018

Directions: The track is located just North East of Watertown, N.Y., off Interstate 81 & Interstate 781 on NY Route 11

What: The Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series ”Battle of the Border 50”

More Information: www.evansmillsspeedway.com (Track Phone: 315.221.9180 / 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

Proud Shows Speed at Evans Mills, Team Sets Sights on Oswego Practice May 19

OSWEGO, NY (May 13, 2018) – After showing speed all afternoon long, things did not pan out how Proud Motorsports and temporary driver Tim Proud would have liked this past Saturday at Evans Mills Speedway.

Following an impressive showing in last September’s ‘Fall Brawl,’ Proud, the team owner, was back in the seat of the Step One Creative No. 54 for the 30-lap Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series ‘May Meltdown’ event at the Jefferson County speed plant.

Proud started out his day second and third fastest in each of the track’s hot lap sessions for the sixteen Small Block Supermodfiieds in attendance, beginning to bring promising thoughts ahead of preliminary action.


After drawing a 27 for his heat race starting spot, Proud lined up on the inside of row two for the first of three 10-lap heat races and stayed in third all race long behind Russ Brown and David LaTulip, unfortunately missing out on the top two redraw for the 30-lap main.

With the front six spots in the feature reserved for redraw cars, Tim was forced to line up seventh for the ‘May Meltdown,’ but not before a few changes took place prior to the nightcap, which Proud Motorsports had very high hopes for leading up to the weekend.

“The car actually felt best in the first hot lap session which was with our older tires that had last year’s Classic and the Fall Brawl on them,” Proud mentioned. “We put new ones on for the second session and it didn’t feel as good, then we were extremely loose in the heat race. I had a hard time getting on the throttle, so we decided to switch back to the older rubber for the feature and made a few other adjustments to see what that gave us.”

With a stout top six of Brown, LaTulip, track owner Vern LaFave, defending ‘Fall Brawl’ champ Dave Cliff, Brad Haynes, and Anthony Losurdo all ahead of Proud and many more pressuring from behind, Tim had his hands full in the early stages of the 30-lapper.

Settling in the 7th spot for the first ten circuits, a restart on lap 11 allowed Proud the chance to slip by Cliff, who had fallen out of the top five. Tim was up to sixth, but unfortunately would not stay there for very long.

On lap 16, Haynes pushed wide in turns one and two, opening the door for Proud to make a run at the fifth spot, but the rear end broke loose on the No. 54, sending Tim into a 360 degree spin off turn two. The car sustained no damage.

Although Proud did return to the field for five more laps following the ensuing restart, the chief wrench on his son’s regular Oswego ride decided it was best to pull the Step One Creative backed machine into the pits despite picking off a handful of spots to get back up to 11th before retiring from the action on lap 21.

“I wanted to stay out after we spun because I thought we could at least get back up to the top five or so, but nothing was going in our favor tonight,” Proud said. “We took a gamble on the old tires and it didn’t pay off. The car was extremely loose on acceleration and as soon as I tried to fill the gap on the 86 it just came around me. I felt I was sort of just hanging on and not going anywhere, so I  decided to pull in and keep the car in one piece for Camden at Oswego.”

Although the result does not reflect the potential shown on the race track throughout the evening, Proud was credited with a lackluster 12th place finish in only his second feature event since 2004. The team now shifts focus to Open Practice at Oswego on Saturday, May 19 with Camden back behind the wheel, while Tim is anticipating a return to the seat at the next Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series event which will be held at the Spencer Speedway June 29.

“With this Evans Mills show out of the way, all of our focus is moving over to Oswego, but we would like to run Spencer in June if possible,” Proud stated. “I think if the car was running as well as it did last September, we could have won tonight, but it is what it is. Tires were the key and we were just not where we should have been. The car has been quick every time we’ve brought it up north, so we will come back and try again in the Fall Brawl this September.”

With Open Practice at Oswego this coming weekend, the 2018 points season will get underway for Proud Motorsports on Saturday, May 26 which will bring the 68th annual Opening Day at the ‘Steel Palace’ featuring the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

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