Category Archives: Lake Erie Speedway

AARN TO PRESENT BEST APPEARING CAR AWARD FOR THE 67th ROC

Trenton, N.J. – (August 22, 2017) – Area Auto Racing News of Trenton, N.J., will present the “Best Appearing” Car Award at the 67th Annual Race of Champions 250, a part of Presque Isle Downs and Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pa.

The recipient of the award will receive a specialized plaque and a one-year subscription to Area Auto Racing News. In addition, the Area Auto Racing News publication will be available in the pit area and for fans in the grandstand area throughout the weekend.

 “The Race of Champions is a special event and we have been a part of it for many years,” stated Len Sammons, owner and publisher of Area Auto Racing News. “The Best Appearing Car Award is a great tradition that we are looking forward to carrying on as part of this great weekend of racing. We are proud to be a part of the Race of Champions and look forward to a great weekend.”

 For more information in regard to Area Auto Racing News, visit www.aarn.com or call 609-888-3618.

 

Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.

When: Thursday, September 28Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30

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

What: The Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway featuring the 67th Annual “Race of Champions 250”

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

 

LAP SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMS BOOST RACE OF CHAMPIONS FUELED BY SUNOCO ASPHALT MODIFIED EVENTS

Buffalo, N.Y. – (August 2, 2017) – Two prominent events that are part of the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco will have added bonuses in place when Race of Champions teams roll in to compete in them.

First up will be the Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak tribute race at Lancaster (N.Y.) National Speedway on Saturday, August 19. Erin McGrath, who is a car owner, took it upon herself to put a lap program into place that directly supports the racers. Laps start at $40 per lap. McGrath has already raised nearly $3,000 toward the event for the lap fund.

“We love modified racing and I enjoy supporting the sport” stated McGrath. Her husband is driver Tom McGrath, who also prepares the car Andy Jankowiak has run in all but one Race of Champions event in 2017. McGrath came out of retirement to wheel the car in that event Holland and will run it again at Lancaster on August 19. “It is fun and it helps support the teams and we know firsthand what it takes. All of the funds I collect go directly to the racers.”

IBetty Sherwood through the Spalding Foundation for Injured Driver’s continues the drive for the lap sponsorship program for the 67th Annual Race of Champions 250, a part of Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 30. Laps begin at $50 per lap.

“Modified Racing has played an integral role in our lives,” stated Sherwood. “The Race of Champions is an important event in the sport and the lap fund that goes with it is a wonderful part of that race. We are excited about the move to Lake Erie and looking forward to a great event.”

More information on the Race of Champions Lap Fund can be found at www.spaldingfoundation.org or www.rocmodifiedseries.com

Lap Funds:                             Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak Tribute         67th Annual Race of Champions

When:                                    Saturday, August 19, 2017                                 Saturday, September 30, 2017

Where:   Lancaster National Speedway, Lake Erie Speedway

Lap Sponsorship Contact:  Erin McGrath ,  Betty Sherwood

Phone: 716.481.0135   607.687.2991 / 607.759.7881

EMail:   mcgrath_erin@aol.com ,bjspald@msn.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. The 67th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2017 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.

SCHEDULE SET FOR PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO RACE OF CHAMPIONS WEEKEND

 LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY FEATURING THE 67th ANNUAL “RACE OF CHAMPIONS 250”

– The Tradition Continues with the 67th Annual “Race of Champions 250” fueled by Sunoco to highlight Weekend –

North East, PA – (July 13, 2017) – The schedule for the September 28, 29 and 30 Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania has been set. The schedule includes the running of the 67th Annual “Race of Champions 250” for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco. The event includes three days filled with racing and festivities.

Thursday, September 28:  Practice will take place on Thursday, September 28, with gates opening at 3:00 pm and practice from 4:00 pm until dusk for all divisions. In the evening the Race of Champions and Lake Erie Speedway will host “One Hell of A Racing Party” featuring recording artist Eddie Lee and Closing Time at 8:00 pm.  Any person that is in the track pit area and/or grandstand area for practice, prior to the start of the concert, will be able to attend for free. Beginning at 7:30 pm, a $5.00 admission will be in place at the front gate. Eddie Lee and Closing Time have appeared regionally and with the Race of Champions, as well as having a successful European album release.

Friday, September 29Racing will include the Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series in a 75-lap event that concludes their three-race inaugural season. The Race of Champions Super Stock Series will compete in a 40-lap event that will complete their season and see the Series champion crowned, in addition to the conclusion of the TDH Refrigeration “Cool Performance of the Hottest Races of the Season” championship within a championship.

Saturday, September 30The featured event will be the running of the 67th Annual “Race of Champions 250” fueled by Sunoco. The event features 250 exciting laps of action for racing enthusiasts and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event to take place each year in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500. The Race of Champions Asphalt Late Model Series will conclude its season along with support from the highly competitive Lancaster National Speedway Street Stock division.  A new addition to the Saturday festivities which will be a 4-Cylinder event.

If you plan to attend the weekend and camp at the facility, spots are already being sold at the track for the designated camping areas. Tickets and camping spots for the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend are available at the Lake Erie Speedway ticket office 814.725.3303.

Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.

When: Thursday, September 28Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30

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

What: The Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway featuring the 67th 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. The 67th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2017 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

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Race of Champions 250

Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pennsylvania

*All times and events subject to change

DATE                       TIME                                       EVENT

Wednesday – 9/27  5:00pm – 10:00pm                 Early Arrival Camping

Thursday – 9/28      9:00 am                                   Gates open for Campers and Haulers

3:00 pm                                   Pit Gates Open for Practice – ALL DIVISIOINS

4:00 pm to dusk                      Practice by Division

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm               Eddie Lee and Closing Time “One Hell of a Racing Party” $5.00 cover charge begins @ 7:30 pm

 Friday – 9/29           9:00 am                                   Gates Open for Campers and Haulers

3:00 pm                                   Pit Gates Open

3:30 pm                                   Inspection and Draw for All Divisions Open

4:30 pm                                   Driver’s Meeting (by Division–Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds, Race of Champions Super

Stock Series)

6:00 pm                                   Grandstand’s Open

6:00 pm                                   Hot Laps by Division (Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds, Race of Champions Super Stock Series)

Followed by:

7:05 pm                                   Opening Ceremonies (Anthems, Invocation)

7:15 pm                                   Qualifying Races by Division:

Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series (10 laps)

Race of Champions Super Stock Series (8 laps)

8:15 pm                                   B-Main / Non Qualifier Race(s) if necessary by Division

Sportsman Modifieds (12-laps);

Race of Champions Big 10 Super Stocks (10 laps)

8:45 pm                                   Race of Champions Big 10 Super Stock Feature (40 laps)

9:15 pm                                   Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Driver Introductions (Drivers in car, staged on front stretch)

9:30 pm                                   Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series 75 – (75 laps – Cautions do not count)

10:30 pm                                 Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series 75 victory lane

11:00 pm                                 Pit Area Closed

 Race of Champions 250

Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pennsylvania

*All times and events subject to change

DATE                       TIME                                       EVENT

 Saturday – 9/30      8:00 am                                   Pit Gates Open (Haulers Enter)

                                9:00 am                                   Inspection and Draw for Group Begins

11:00 am                                 Hot Laps for 4-Cylinders

11:30 am                                 Grandstands Open

11:45 am                                 Qualifying Races for 4-Cylinders (6 laps)

12:30 am                                 Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Driver’s Meeting in Pit Entrance Building

1:00 pm                                   Hot Laps by Division (2 rounds):

Lancaster Street Stocks

Race of Champions Late Models

Race of Champions Asphalt Modifieds

2:00 pm                                   4-Cylinder Feature (20-laps)

2:30 pm                                   G-W-C Group Time Trials for the Race of Champions Modifieds;

2:45 pm                                   Soft Opening, Welcome

3:00 pm                                   Qualifying Races by Division:

Lancaster Street Stocks (8 laps)

Race of Champions Late Models (8 laps)

Race of Champions Modifieds (10 laps)

4:00 pm                                   B-Main / Non-Qualifiers (if necessary)

Race of Champions Modifieds (12laps)

4:30 pm (Approx.)                   Lancaster Street Stock Feature (30 laps)

Followed by:                           Victory Lane

5:00 pm                                   Race of Champions Late Model Series (40 laps)

Followed by:                           Victory Lane

5:30 pm                                   Classic Asphalt Modified Series Feature (15 laps)

Followed by:                           Victory Lane

5:45 pm                                   Trophy Enters Facility from Grandstands for Pre-Race (Escorted and Carried by US Army)

5:50 pm                                   Pre-Race, cars begin to stage

5:55 pm                                   Race of Champions Introductions beginning with special awards:

– Hall of Fame Induction

– Grand Marshall Introduction

– Honorary Starter

(All held in place to create receiving line)

6:00 pm                                   Driver Introductions (through line, sent to car and strap in)

6:20 pm                                   Command to Start Engines

6:30 pm                                   Roll off (8 total pace laps – 4th pace lap will be 4-wide salute)

6:38 pm approx.                      Green Flag, Race of Champions 250

8:30 pm approx.                      Race of Champions 250 Victory Lane

10:00 pm                                 Pit Area Closed