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MATT HIRSCHMAN RUNS TO THIRD CONSECUTIVE VICTORY AT LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY

-Roy Hayes Runs to Race of Champions Late Model Series Victory in CPS 40-

 North East, Pennsylvania – (June 10, 2018) – Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa., drove to his 41st career Race of Champions Series victory this past Saturday night at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pa., in the Lake Erie 75 presented by Jim Moss Builders.

Hirschman took the lead from Tommy Catalano early in the event and never looked back in his first win of 2018.

ROC Four Wide Lake Erie Speedway 6 9 2018 Alex and Helen Bruce Photos.

“I always love coming to Lake Erie, this is one of my favorite tracks,” stated Hirschman from victory lane. “Tommy (Catalano) was strong early but we were able to get where we needed to be and use good track position. It played out in our favor tonight. I have to thank everyone involved with our team, it was a really good night for us.”

Hirschman held off a charging Patrick Emerling from Orchard Park, N.Y., and Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y., who started 16th and finished 3rd.

Scott Wylie of Blasdell, N.Y., who started second, his second consecutive front row starting position in this race, earned fourth while Randall Richards who towed from Titusville, Pa., drove from 15th to finish 5th.

Chuck Hossfeld won the overall fast time for the second consecutive race in green, white, checker qualifying.

Hossfeld, Kevin Miller, Tommy Catalano and Hirschman all won qualifying races.

Roy Hayes of Concord, N.C., came to Lake Erie and took home the victory in the season opening Race of Champions Late Model Series event presented by CPS (Center for Plastic Surgery). Hayes held of Jeric Johnson of Mooresville, N.C., to earn the victory.

“This is a big night for us,” explained Hayes, who is originally from the Erie, Pa., area. “It’s great to come back here and put our car in victory lane along with having everyone here. The car was spot on from the start of the race and we were fortunate to have everything go our way.”

Johnson ended up second with Dave Russell of Clarence, N.Y., third. Sam Fullone of North Collins, N.Y., finished fourth with Eldon King of Delevan, N.Y., rounding out the top-five.

Russell and Fullone won the qualifying races.

The results are unofficial until Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

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Feature Finish

Lake Erie 75 presented by Jim Moss Builders

Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pennsylvania

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

Finish  Start              .       No.           Name                                         Laps

1              3                              60            Matt Hirschman                       75

2              4                              07            Patrick Emerling

3              16                            12x          Andy Jankowiak

4              2                              88            Scott Wylie

5              15                            0              Randall Richards

6              9                              22            Chuck Hossfeld

7              23                            17            Danny Knoll, Jr.

8              13                            10            Daryl Lewis, Jr.

9              11                            3              Daren Scherer

10            12                            45            Eric Beers

11            8                              66            Austin Kochenash

12            10                            25            Mike Leaty

13            17                            32            Tyler Rypkema

14            14                            65            George Skora, III

15            22                            59            Karl Hehr

16            21                            64            Amy Catalano

17            7                              5              Kyle Ebersole

18            24                            28            Kreig Heroth

19            6                              54            Jack Ely

20            25                            1              Chris Risdale

21            1                              54            Tommy Catalano                      Engine

22            5                              2              Kevin Miller                             Accident

23            20                            45            Timmy Catalano

24            19                            40            Alan Bookmiller

25            –                               4              Zack Knowlden                         Oil Leak

Time of Race: 39 minutes 53.493 seconds

Fast Qualifying Lap: Chuck Hossfeld

Lead Changes: 1 among 2 drivers (Tommy Catalano / Matt Hirschman)

Paved Track Qualifying Race Winners; Chuck Hossfeld (2); Kevin Miller (1); Tommy Catalano (1); Matt Hirschman (1)

Jerico Performance “Jammin’ Gears Awards”; Danny Knoll, Jr. (Advanced 16 positions in feature)

US Army Top Performer Award; Matt Hirschmam

Jan “Pops” Leaty Award – Leader Lap 25 – Matt Hirschman

$100 Bicknell Racing Products Certificate Award (Third Place) – Andy Jankowiak

MyRacePass “Free Pass” Award – Alan Bookmiller (Only Eligible Driver)

Feature Finish

CPS ‘40’

Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.

Finishing Position, Starting Posiiton, Driver, Laps Completed, Reason Out (If Any)

1              1              Roy Hayes                                40

2              2              Jeric Johnson

3              4              Dave Russell

4              3              Sam Fullone

5              8              Eldon King

6              5              Tommy Catalano

7              7              Bob Weber

8              13            Mike Parks

9              14            Bob Minacapelli

10            6              David Heitzhaus

11            11            Dave Whittaker

12            15            Ron Richter

13            10            Nick Crassi

14            9              Terry Weldy

15            12            Timmy Catalano

Qualifying Race Winners; Dave Russell, Sam Fullone

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.

For more information, contact;

Race of Champions Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

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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.

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