-Pilat Design to Add $750 Value to the Race of Champions 250-

Waterloo, N.Y. – (September 19, 2017) – Pilat Design of Waterloo, N.Y., “the Champions Choice”, the official graphic designer for the Race of Champions Modified Series, will once again deliver bonuses for racers participating in the 67th Annual Race of Champion 250 which is the culmination of the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania. Pilat Design has provided the Race of Champions with all victory lane display checks for the past two seasons as well as designing the new victory lane backdrop and all Race of Champions provided graphics.

The winner of the 67th Annual Race of Champions 250 will receive a $500 certificate for product from Pilat Graphic Design. The 30th place finisher in the 250-lap race will receive an additional certificate for $250.

“The Race of Champions is a special event and we are proud to be a part of it,” stated Dan Pilat, owner of Pilat Graphic Design. “There are so many great racers and a true legacy from the event that partnering with it and the series is a great platform for us to reach racers and expose them to our work. It has been a great partnership and we look forward to building on it and carrying it on for years to come.”

Since 1995, Pilat Graphic Design, Inc., has designed, produced and implemented creative graphic designs for businesses and race teams throughout North America. Pilat Graphic Design is constantly pushing the boundaries to give its customers the most creative image possible. The new 6,000 square foot state of the art facility features a full showroom, new offices alongside ultra-modern equipment for full graphic design as well as full painting capabilities.

For more information in regard to Pilat Graphic Design, visit www.pilatdesign.com or call 315-539-3484.

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 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

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 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.



-Catalano Scores First-Ever Victory in Historic Series Debut on Foreign Soil-

Delaware, Ontario – (September 16, 2017) – Tommy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., scored the first ever Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified victory this past Friday night in at Delaware Speedway in Delaware, Ontario, Canada. Catalano’s win came in the track’s traditional “Great American Race Weekend” which played host to the first-ever Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series fueled by Sunoco.

Catalano set overall fast time during group qualifying, scored a win his in his qualifying race, his brother Troyer Catalano, redrew the pole in the customary redraw and he held of Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., to take home the victory laurels.

“This was a big night for us,” smiled Catalano in victory lane. “It was a new track that I saw for the first time when I walked in earlier. We were able to adapt quickly and make things work. This is a family run team and it is great to come here tonight and be able to put everything together and win. I want to make sure I thank everyone including the track for having us. This was just a great night for all of us.”

Side-by-side racing was at a premium during restarts. Emerling worked his way forward from the 6th position while Scott Wylie of Blasdell, N.Y., challenged Catalano during the early to mid-stages of the race.

On each restart Emerling worked his way closer to Catalano and he was able to get to Catalano’s back bumper. Late in the race the duo entered lapped traffic and Catalano was able to break away and hold off Emerling for the victory.

Andy Jankowiak of North Tonawanda, N.Y., finished third while Wylie came home fourth. Connor Sellars of Owego, N.Y., who made the longest tow to participate in the event rounded out the top-five.

Wylie won the second qualifying race.

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 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.


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

The Great Canadian Race

Delaware Speedway, Delaware, Ontario, Canada

Finishing Position, Car Number, Driver, Laps Completed, Reason Out (If Any)


Pos           No.           Name                       Laps

1              54            Tommy Catalano      75

2              07            Patrick Emerling       75

3              41            Andy Jankowiak        75

4              44            Scott Wylie              75

5              00            Connor Sellars          75

6              64            Amy Catalano           75

7              82            Justin Demelo          75

8              9              Neil Hopkins            75

9              48            Sam Fullone             75

10            84            Neal Dietz                75

11            27            Jake Vernon             74

12            36            Dave Kozlowski        73

13            88            Ryan Dick                 73

14            51            Shawn Nye               43

15            90            Mark Hamacher        39

16            74            Sherri Hogan            30

17            1              Barry Newman         DNS


Time of Race: 45 minutes 13 seconds              Average Speed 49.760 mph

Margin of victory: .407      Fast Qualifying Lap: Tommy Catalano / 19.567 seconds @ 91.922 mph

Lead Changes: None (Tommy Catalano – 1-75)


Qualifying Race 1:


1              44            Scott Wylie

2              51            Shawn Nye

3              84            Neal Dietz

4              27            Jake Vernon

5              48            Sam Fullone

6              64            Amy Catalano

7              36            Dave Kozlowski

8              74            Sherri Hogan


Qualifying Race 2:


1              54            Tommy Catalano

2              07            Patrick Emerling

3              00            Connor Sellars

4              41            Andy Jankowiak

5              82            Justin Demelo

6              9              Neil Hopkins

7              88            Ryan Dick

8              90            Mark Hamacher



Final TTOMS race of the Year Scheduled for Sat. Oct 28

Seekonk, MA (September 18, 2017): It could be said that Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA, puts the fear into the competition when he arrives for a NorthEast Racecars Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) event. Hirschman has yet to be defeated in TTOMS competition this year; winning the opener at Seekonk Speedway in June and sweeping the two Star Speedway races. The drivers of TTOMS will have one final chance to break Hirschman’s spell at the Haunted Hundred at Seekonk on Saturday, October 28.

Hirschman hopes to take the witches broom and sweep not only the Seekonk events but the entire Tri-Track Open Modified Season. Slated to be the final event in the northeast for the 2017 racing season, the roster of drivers looking to play spoiler should be extensive and impressive. The 100-lap Modified race will pay $6,000 to the winner.

Also on the racing card is a 50-lap main event for Late Models and a 30 lapper for the INEX Legends.

Pit gates will open at 8am on Saturday, October 28. Grandstands will open at 11am with racing starting at 1pm. Pit admission is $35. Adult general admission is $25 and children 12 and under are admitted free. The rain date for the Haunted Hundred is Sunday, October 29.

Building on a Seekonk Speedway Halloween tradition, prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Children and adults alike are invited to participate in the costume contest.

Tickets are available online by visiting SeekonkSpeedway.com or by calling the Speedway office at 508.336.9959 Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Seekonk Speedway and the Tri-Track Open Modified Series have collaborated to create a fun and festive shirt to commemorate the Haunted Hundred. The limited edition shirt is available for preorder online untilOctober 7, 2017 for $15.00 for sizes small through extra-large. Larger sizes are priced at $20.00. A small quantity will available for sale at the track. To check out the design or to preorder, visithttp://tritrackmods.com/merchandise/

To learn more about the Tri-Track Modified Series, visit tritrackmods.com.

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