Category Archives: Lake Erie Speedway

68th ANNUAL “RACE OF CHAMPIONS WEEKEND” TO REMAIN AT LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY

RACE OF CHAMPIONS, LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY AND ERIE SPORTS COMMISSION AGREE TO 3-YEAR PROGRAM

North East, Pennsylvania (October 27, 2017) – Race of Champions, Lake Erie Speedway and the Erie Sports Commission management are proud to announce that the 2018 Race of Champions Weekend will take place in North East, Pennsylvania as the organizations reached a three-year agreement to keep the event in the Erie Region. The announcement comes following a successful 2017 Race of Champions Weekend, which was held at Lake Erie Speedway for the first time in September.

The 2018 event will take place Thursday, September 27 through Saturday, September 29. The culmination of the traditional weekend will see the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series compete for 250 laps in the 68th Annual Race of Champions.

Management are working toward an agreement that keeps the event at Lake Erie Speedway in the long term, beginning with a three-year initial agreement.

“This is a very positive step for this event and ensures where it will remain, including the landmark 70th edition of the event,” stated Joe Skotnicki, Race of Champions steward. “This has been a process and it has proven very affective through the event. It was an extremely competitive weekend at a tremendous facility with great partners and we look forward to moving that forward with the help of the Track Management and the Erie Sports Commission. The involvement from the surrounding community and the opportunity has been outstanding and we are very happy to carry on the great tradition that is the Race of Champions.”

Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa., became a five-time event champion this season by winning the 2017 edition of the Race of Champions at Lake Erie.

The schedule will remain similar for the event in 2018

ThursdaySeptember 27, will allot teams an open practice day, while Friday, September 28, will see championship events for the Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series along with the Race of Champions Super Stocks. Saturday, September 29 will see the running of the 68th Annual Race of Champions 250. More information will be forthcoming and details will be made available in the coming months on the Race of Champions website.

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 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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Race of Champions Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

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QUALIFYING RACE WINNERS TO RECEIVE BONUS FROM WADDELL COMMUNICATIONS

AT PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO RACE OF CHAMPIONS WEEKEND

-Waddell Communications, the Official Communications Provider of the Race of Champions to Reward Racers-

North East, Pennsylvania – (September 27, 2017) – Waddell Communications of Plainville, Connecticut, who is an authorized Racing Electronics dealer and retailer and the official two-way communication provider of the Race of Champions fueled by Sunoco will provide additional support for the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania featuring the 67th Annual Race of Champions 250.

Waddell Communications will provide all Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco qualifying race winners with a radio specific carbon equipment case. In addition the fastest qualifier in group time trials for the Modifieds will receive a case.

“The Race of Champions is a great event and we are proud to support it,” stated Shawn Waddell, owner and proprietor of Waddell Communications. “Short track racing and primarily Modified racing is our passion and making sure those teams have professional service and solid working communication tools is our paramount focus. We look forward to contributing to this outstanding event.”

For more information in regard to Waddell Communications visit www.waddellcommunications.com; e-mail: shawnwaddell@sbcglobal.net or phone: 860.573.8821.

Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.

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

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

What: Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend; the 67th Annual Race of Champions 250

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

SHERWOOD RACING WHEELS TO PRESENT “TC HARD CHARGER” AWARD

PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO RACE OF CHAMPIONS WEEKEND

-Modified, Late Model, Sportsman and Super Stock Hard Chargers to Receive a Wheel-

Binghamton, N.Y. – (September 23, 2017) – Sherwood Racing Wheels, a long standing partner of the Race of Champions has designated a special award for Hard Chargers during the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend. Sherwood Racing Wheels has designated their award as the “TC Hard Charger Award” and the driver who passes the most cars from their original qualified position wheel receive a wheel as their award. Drivers in the 67thAnnual Race of Champions 250, the Race of Champions Late Model, Race of Champions Sportsman and Race of Champions Super Stock Series will all be participating and each series will receive an award.

“The Race of Champions has been part of our family for many years,” stated Sherwood Racing Wheels owner, Allen Sherwood. “This race is one of the greatest events in our division and it’s truly a part of the heritage of the Modified division. We are extremely proud to be a part of it and offer race teams an additional award for their hard work in the event.”

Sherwood Racing Wheels is one of the leading manufacturer’s in the racing wheel industry, specializing in the manufacturing and repair of steel wheels for many types of racing and off-road applications. Formed in 1990 Sherwood Racing Wheels has grown continuing to develop and fabricate new, custom built race wheels.

For more information in regard to Sherwood Racing Wheels visit; www.sherwoodracingwheels.com or call 607-687-2991.

Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.

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

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

What: Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend; the 67th Annual Race of Champions 250

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