Category Archives: Lake Erie Speedway

US ARMY RETURNS AS MAJOR PARTNER WITH THE RACE OF CHAMPIONS SERIES

-US Army set to Recruit and Create Awareness during events at Lake Erie Speedway

New Castle, Pa. – (May 8, 2018) – The United States Army will have a major presence within the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series in 2018, along with being present at the June 9 and Race of Champions weekend events September 27, 28 and 29 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pa., during Race of Champion Weekend at the ultra-modern 3/8-mile oval.

In addition to the presence at the two events, the US Army will present the US Army “Top Performer” Award at each and every Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series event during the 2018 season. The “Top Performer” Award will go to the team that posts the fastest lap of the night in the feature event per the electronic AMB scoring system that the Race of Champions uses.

The team posting the fastest lap will receive a $50 bonus from the Army. The award is contingent on the car displaying the US Army decal.

In addition the US Army will be present at the June 9 and September 27, 28 and 29 events at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania. Recruitment officers will be in attendance at both events.

In September the US Army will once again host a commencement ceremony to swear in new recruits; present the nations colors; perform the national anthem; present the Al Gerber Memorial Trophy as well as have a display area to communicate and make aware the opportunities that the largest branch of the United States Military Service has to offer, in addition to vehicles and equipment on display.

The United States Army (USA) is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations. It is one of the five uniformed services of the United States. As the oldest and most senior in order of precedence branch of the U.S. Military, the modern US Army has roots back to the Continental Army.

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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PAVEDTRACKDIGEST.COM TO OFFER BONUS THROUGHOUT RACE OF CHAMPIONS SEASON TO QUALIFYING RACE WINNERS

-Paved Track Digest to Give Modified Qualifying Race Winners $100 at 68th Annual Race of Champions 250-

Brewerton, New York – (March 27, 2018) – Pavedtrackdigest.com will once again be a media and marketing partner for the Race of Champions with an enhanced program for the 2018 season. Besides bonus points in qualifying races, PavedTrackDigest.com has posted $600 in award money to be broken down to the drivers that win the most qualifying races during the 2018 season.

The driver who records the most qualifying race wins will receive an additional $300, the second most $200 and the third most $100. In addition each qualifying race winner for the 68th Annual Race of Champions 250 will receive $100 from PavedTrackDigest.com

“The Race of Champions Series offers quality exciting racing from start to finish and we wanted to add to that in our appreciation of the talent competing within the Series,” stated Mike Mallett, co-owner of PavedTrackDigest.com. “The Race of Champions has become a great partner of ours and we are looking to continue to build on our long standing relationship. This is a great opportunity to reward the racers even more for their efforts.”

Since assembling a group of investors to purchase the rights to operate DirtTrackDigest.com several years ago, Dirt Track Digest Motorsports Media LLC., has established PavedTrackDigest.com to provide media and publicity exposure for tracks, sanctioning bodies, series and racers in all genres of short track racing throughout North America.

To be eligible for any of the prize money competitors will be required to display PavedTrackDigest.com decals on their racing machines.

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 as part of Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

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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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