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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.

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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

RACE OF CHAMPIONS ASPHALT MODIFIED SERIES FUELED BY SUNOCO HEADS TO LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY

Saturday, June 10 is First of Two Visits to Lake Erie Speedway for Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series this Season-

North East, Pa. – (June 6, 2017) – The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco will roll into Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania this coming Saturday for their first of two visits during the 2017 season. The Lake Erie 75 presented by Jim Moss Builders will give competitors the opportunity to shine on the ultra-modern facility. It will also give competitors an opportunity to tune up for late September and the running of the 67th Annual Race of Champions 250.

“We are definitely looking forward to a great night for our fans,” stated Lake Erie Speedway Operations Manager, A.J. Moore. “We have had great deal of support and we are looking forward to providing a solid benchmark for September. Saturday night is going to offer short track fans a great value and one of the most exciting divisions in competition with the Race of Champions. We are all looking forward to it.”

George Skora of Eden, N.Y., has had his eye on the prize since the Series returned the speedway last season.

“I always get excited to race at Lake Erie. We circled this event on our calendar as soon as the schedule came out,” stated Skora, who has won Late Model features at the facility. “It is an awesome facility and a great track. There is plenty of room to race and I hope we can put on a great show for everyone that comes out.”

Lake Erie Speedway is a 3/8-mile banked asphalt oval, which opened in 2002. Will Thomas of Sharpsville, Pa., captured his first-ever Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series victory last year in dramatic fashion during one of the most competitive races of the season.

The event will also have the Lancaster Street Stocks, US Legend Cars National Qualifer, NYPA T.Q. Midgets and Midwest Compacts on the card. Pre-sale event tickets are now available through the Lake Erie Speedway website (www.lakeeriespeedway.com) for just $15 ($20 the day of the show).

Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.

When: Saturday, June 10, 2017. Grandstands open at 5:00 pm, Qualifying Races begin at 6:00 pm

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

What: The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco, Lake Erie 75 presented by Jim Moss Builders

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