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CHEMUNG SPEEDROME UP SATURDAY NIGHT FOR RACE OF CHAMPIONS

ASPHALT MODIFED SERIES FUELED BY SUNOCO

– Rod Spalding Classic “75” on tap for a Big Weekend of Racing in the Southern Tier –

Chemung, N.Y. – (August 31, 2017) – The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco rolls into Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome this Saturday night for the running of the Rod Spalding Classic “75”. After losing the first visit of the year due to inclement weather in May, this will be the only time the Series visits the unique short track in 2017.

Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa., will roll into Chemung on Saturday coming off of seven consecutive victories. Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., currently leads the championship standings in the Series and these two finished 1-2 in the series most recent event at Holland (N.Y.) International Speedway.

“Chemung is a challenging place,” offered Hirschman. “Last year we didn’t fare so well there, but we have had success in the past. We’ll be looking to keep our streak rolling. It should be an exciting night of racing and with the big events going on in the area it will be nice to see some friends and family that we don’t always get to see all of the time. We are looking forward to it.”

The 75-lap race presents drivers with a sprint race, but at Chemung, while things happen quickly, drivers know that they need to use patience to be there at the end.

“Last year we won this race,” stated Patrick Emerling. “But we had some damage when the checkered flew. It’s a place where anything can happen and you have to be on your game. Everything comes into play to be successful at Chemung.”

The gates will open at Chemung Speedrome for fans on Saturday at 5:30 pm with the green-white-checker group qualifying sessions slated to begin at 6:00 pm.

Where: Chemung Speedrome, Chemung, N.Y.

When: Saturday, August 5, 2016. Grandstands open at 5:30 pm, Green-White-Checker Qualifying at 6:00 pm

Directions: The track is located at 605 Wyncoop Creek Road, Chemung, NY 14825, Exit 59 off of Interstate 86 (12 miles East of Elmira, N.Y., 45 miles West of Binghamton, N.Y., and 45 miles South East of Watkins Glen, N.Y.)

What: Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco “Rod Spalding Classic 75”

More Information: www.chemungspeedome.net (Track Phone: 607.529.9998) / 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

Follow us on Twitter; Instagram and Facebook; @RoCModSeries or visit our website: www.rocmodifiedseries.com

TIM GULLO DOMINATES “GARY MARSHALL MEMORIAL 40” AT CHEMUNG SPEEDROME

-Gullo Two-for-Two in Race of Champions Super Stock Action-

 Chemung, N.Y. – (May 20, 2017) – Tim Gullo of Elmira, N.Y., ran to his second consecutive victory in Race of Champions Super Stock competition this past Saturday when he captured the running of the 3rd annual “Gary Marshall Memorial 40” at the Chemung Speedrome.

Gullo, who also won his qualifying race, started second in the feature, cleared pole sitter Bobby Shosek and ran to the victory.

“This race means a lot to our family,” smiled Gullo from victory lane. “Gary was my cousin, so this is a big night for all of us. The car was really good during the race. We work awful hard at this and I can’t thank all of my guys and my family enough. I am very lucky to be able to have the support that I do. Tonight is a great night and we are going to enjoy it.”

Gullo had to hold off the advances of Frank Chapman who finished second with Charlie Sharpsteen finishing third.

Gary Noe and Nick Robinson rounded out the top-five.

Noe won the second qualifying race.

Several special awards were presented as part of the “Gary Marshall Memorial 40”. Nick Robinson earned the hard charger award. Zack Willis received the hard luck award and Joel Gleason was presented the best appearing award.

All drivers that earned points Saturday night are now eligible for the “Cool Performance in the Hottest Races of the Season” Award from TDH Refrigeration, which rewards drivers for competing in three events, beginning with this past Saturday at Chemung and including the U.S. Open at Lancaster National Speedway and the Race of Champions weekend events at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania in September.

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

Follow us on Twitter; Instagram and Facebook; @RoCModSeries or visit our website: www.rocmodifiedseries.com

Feature Finish

Gary Marshall Memorial 40

Chemung Speedrome, Chemung, NY.

Pos           Name

1              Tim Gullo

2              Frank Chapman

3              Charlie Sharpsteen

4              Gary Noe

5              Nick Robinson

6              Bobby Shosek

7              Terry Potrzebowski

8              Jim Lamoreaux

9              Dana Novoa

10            Jason Duke

11            Ed Kelley

12            Rob Misczek

13            Vern Hedderick

14            Joel Gleason

15            JP Harbst

16            Zack Willis

17            John Lane

18            Josh Hunter

Qualifying Race 1

Pos           Name

1              Tim Gullo

2              Charlie Sharpsteen

3              Frank Chapman

4              Nick Robinson

5              Joel Gleason

6              Zack Willis

7              Ed Kelley

8              Rob Misczek

9              John Lowe

 

Qualifying Race 2       

Pos           Name

1              Gary Noe

2              Dana Novoa

3              Bobby Shosek

4              Terry Potrzebowski

5              Jim Lamoreaux

6              Jason Duke

7              Vern Hedderick

8              John Lane

9              Josh Hunter

Gary Marshall Memorial 40 Special Awards;             Hard Charger; Nick Robinson – Hard Luck; Zack Willis – Best Appearing; Joel Gleason

SATURDAY, MAY 6 CHEMUNG SPEEDROME RACE OF CHAMPIONS ASPHALT MODIFIED SERIES EVENT POSTPONED

Chemung, N.Y. – (May 4, 2017) – Chemung Speedrome and Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series management have agreed to postpone “The Drome 75”, which was originally rescheduled for Saturday, May 6. An inclement weather date of Sunday, May 7, was publicized, which due to the unfavorable forecast, will not be used.

Track and Series management are currently working on a reschedule date. Questions may be answered at the Chemung Speedrome Summer number: (607) 529-9998 or through the Race of Champions: www.rocmodifiedseries.com