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PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO RACE OF CHAMPIONS WEEKEND KICKS OFF WITH SUCCESSFUL PRACTICE DAY AT LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY

-Chuck Hossfeld Registers Fastest Modified Practice Time-

-News and Notes in Regard to Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend-

North East, Pa. – (September 27, 2018) – Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend got off to a great start with nearly 60 cars taking part in the Thursday practice sessions for all divisions.

Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., current Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series point-leader posted the fast time in Modified practice with a 14.769 seconds around the ultra-modern facility. Practice matters throughout the weekend as the fastest practice time from each practice will earn an additional $251 from Speed51.com.

Eldon King, III of Delevan, N.Y., who is the current leader in the Race of Champions Late Model Series standings set the benchmark at 15.542 seconds.

Jeremy Haudricort of Bliss, N.Y., led the way in asphalt Sportsman Modified Series practice with a fast time of 15.860 seconds.

Vern Hedderick of Erie, Pa., posted the fast time in Race of Champions Super Stock practice, but was the only car with a transponder.

The Race of Champions Four Cylinders “Dash” Series will take part in their Championship event Saturday as well as the Lancaster National Speedway Street Stocks in Saturday action at Lake Erie.

Friday night’s schedule with pit gates opening at 2:00pm, practice for all divisions at 5:45pm with green-white-checker qualifying at 7:15pm for the Sportsman. Tonight’s events will see two champions crowned.

Included with the release is also an event FAQ and a revised Saturday schedule that may be valuable to fans and competitors arriving tonight.

If you are planning to attend the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend and camp at the facility, spots are 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 27; Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29.

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 68th Annual Race of Champions 250

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

For more information, contact;

Race of Champions Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

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Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend

Friday, September 28, 2018 – REVISED SCHEDULE

 Friday – 9/28           9:00 am                                   Gates Open for Campers and Haulers

                                2:00 pm                                   Pit Gates Open

                                2:30 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)

                                5:15 pm                                   (Potential Practice Session)

5:45 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  Super Stocks (10 laps)

                                8:45 pm                                   Race of Champions 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

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 26, 2018) – 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 Series will provide additional support for the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania featuring the 68th Annual Race of Champions 250.

Waddell Communications will provide all Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series and Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified 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 27; Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29.

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

     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

SPEED51.COM TO POST AWARDS AS PART OF PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO RACE OF CHAMPIONS WEEKEND

Speed51.com to Post Awards and Bring Media Coverage to the Race of Champions Weekend-

North East, Pa. – (September 25, 2018) –  Speed51.com, the nation’s premier short track racing news website, will present a variety of bonuses to competitors during this weekend’s Race of Champions 250 at Lake Erie Speedway. In all, the Concord, North Carolina based operation will hand out over $600 across three Race of Champions divisions.

“Bob Dillner and the entire Speed51.com staff have a huge passion for Modified and short track racing.  We appreciate their support of our series and our racers during our biggest event of the year,” said Joe Skotnicki with the Race of Champions. “These unique bonuses will put some extra cash in the pockets of our racers this weekend.”

As announced earlier this year for every Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series and Race of Champions Super Stock Series event, Speed51.com will once again present the “Top of the Board” award to the fastest qualifier in both divisions.  The Modified fast qualifier will receive a $151 cash bonus, while the Super Stock fast qualifier will receive a $51 cash bonus.

Unique to the Race of Champions 250, Speed51.com will also be presenting a $251 bonus to the fastest Modified driver in practice. The $251 cash bonus will be delivered to the driver who posts the fastest overall lap between all of the weekend’s practice sessions.

“We’re talking about practice? Yes, we are,” said Speed51.com Editor Brandon Paul.  “People always say, ‘You can’t win practice.’ Guess what? You can at the Race of Champions.  We believe this award goes along with the ‘every lap matters’ motto embraced by Joe Skotnicki and the Race of Champions.”

In addition to their support of the Super Stocks and Modifieds, Speed51.com will also help boost the purse for the RoC Late Models feature on Saturday afternoon.  The winner of the 40-lap feature will receive an extra $251, making the race a minimum of $1,251-to-win.

Speed51.com will be on location at Lake Erie Speedway throughout the weekend providing the latest news and information about the 68th Annual Race of Champions 250.

Race fans unable to make it to Lake Erie will be able to watch a live broadcast of Saturday’s race via a pay-per-view broadcast on Speed51.com.

Speed51.com also presents the Race of Champions Most Popular Driver Award. Voting takes place at; https://speed51.com/most-popular-driver-roc-race-of-champions-2018/

For more information in regard to Speed51.com, visit www.speed51.com

Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.

When: Thursday, September 27; Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29.

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 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

Follow us on Twitter; Instagram and Facebook; @RoCModSeries or visit our website: www.rocmodifiedseries.com