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OVER $40,000 IN CASH AND AWARDS TO BE HANDED OUT AT “ROC-APALOOZA” 2017 SEASON-ENDING CELEBRATION

Accomplishments to be recognized and honored at Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center-

 Mount Morris, NY – (November 17, 2017) – The Race of Champions Series family of participants, officials and fans will gather at the Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center in Mount Morris (NY) for a spectacular evening of awards and accolades.  The conclusion of the successful 2017 season will be highlighted by the distribution of 56 different awards to 50 drivers and teams in five different divisions of competition on January 13, 2018.

Honored as series champions will be Mike Leaty of Ontario, NY (Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series), Tim Gullo of Elmira, NY (Race of Champions Super Stock), Tommy Catalano of Ontario, NY (Race of Champions Sportsman Modified and Race of Champions Late Models), and Chad Chevalier of Port Colborne, Ontario, CAN (Race of Champions 602 Dirt Sportsman Modified).  Many others will receive special recognition, in addition to recognizing the accomplishments of all, for an entire season of passion and dedication.

Scott Wylie of Blasdell, NY, Dylan Davidson of Saint Catharines, Ontario, CAN and Joel Gleason of Webster, NY will be recognized for having earned Race of Champions Rookie-of-the-Year honors for the 2017 season.

                Point fund contributions come from Hoosier Racing Tire, Sunoco Race Fuels, the US Army, Colton RV, Presque Isle Downs and Casino and TDH Refrigeration.

                Speed51.com will present the Most Popular Driver Awards which will be revealed that evening along with other special Race of Champions recognition awards.

                Noted New York racing announcer Mike Mallett of Brewerton, NY, will be the Master of Ceremonies.

The celebration will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner and awards at 7 p.m., along with a DJ for dancing and post-dinner entertainment. The Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center is located at 134 North Main Street, Mount Morris, NY 14510.

                Tickets for the event will be $45 and the deadline to purchase tickets is January 6, 2018. Inquiries in regard to tickets may be made by e-mailing media@rocmodifiedseries.com. The celebration will be open to all ages.

                Hotel accommodations can be acquired at the Country Inn & Suites, 130 North Main Street, Route 36, Mount Morris, NY 14510. Rooms are available within the Race of Champions room block at a special rate of $100. per night when you mention the “Race of Champions 2017 Season Celebration.”

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List of Award Recipients;

 

Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series;                                       Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Series;

1.)      Mike Leaty, Williamson, N.Y.                                                 1.) Tommy Catalano, Ontario, N.Y.

2.)      Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y.                                      2.) Andy Jankowiak, Tonawanda, N.Y.

3.)      Andy Jankowiak, Tonawanda, N.Y.                                         3.) Scott Wylie, Blasdell, N.Y.

4.)      Tommy Catalano, Ontario, N.Y.                                             4.) Chuck Hossfeld, Ransomville, N.Y.

5.)      George Skora, Eden, N.Y.                                                       5.) Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y.

6.)      Matt Hirschman, Northampton, Pa.                                      6.) Shawn Nye, Bowmansville, N.Y.

7.)      Tyler Rypkema, Owego, N.Y.                                                  7.) Amy Catalano, Ontario, N.Y.

8.)      Chuck Hossfeld, Ransomville, N.Y.                                         8.) Neil Dietz, Holland, N.Y.

9.)      Austin Kochenash, Danielsville, Pa.                                        9.) Connor Sellars, Owego, N.Y.

10.)   Daren Scherer, Binghamton, N.Y.                                          10.) Tyler Rypkema, Owego, N.Y.

11.)   Bryan Sherwood, Binghamton, N.Y.

12.)   Amy Catalano, Ontario, N.Y.

13.)   Daryl Lewis, Ontario, N.Y.

14.)   Karl Hehr, Cheektowaga, N.Y.

15.)   Scott Wylie, Blasdell, N.Y.

Race of Champions Dirt Sportsman 602 Modified Series;                    Race of Champions Asphalt Late Model Series;

 

1.)      Chad Chevalier, Port Colborne, Ontario                                  1.) Tommy Catalano, Ontario, N.Y.

2.)      Brad Rouse, St. Catharines, Ontario                                      2.) Sammy Fullone, North Collins, N.Y.

3.)      Adam Leslie, Port Colborne, Ontario                                      3.) Terry Weldy, Clarence, N.Y.

4.)      Luke Carleton, Port Colborne, Ontario                                    4.) Bobby Weber, Clarence, N.Y.

5.)      Cody McPherson, St. Catharines, Ontario                              5.) Frank Batista, Jr., Alden, N.Y.

6.)      Dylan Davidson, St. Catharines, Ontario

7.)      Jay Mallory, St. Catharines, Ontario                                       Race of Champions “Rookie-of-the-Year” Awards;

8.)      Tyler Puchalski, Port Colborne, Ontario

9.)      Justin Sharp, St. Catharines, Ontario                                     Scott Wylie, Blasdell, N.Y. – Modifieds

10.)   Jordan Cosco, St. Catharines, Ontario                                    Dylan Davidson, St. Catharines, Ontario – 602 Sportsman

Joel Gleason, Webster, N.Y. – Super Stocks

Race of Champions Super Stock Series;                                                (Note: First year of Asphalt Sportsman, Late Model

                                                                                                                Series, therefore no eligible rookies)

1.)      Tim Gullo, Elmira, N.Y.

2.)      Josh Hunter, Angola, N.Y.                                                       TDH Refrigeration “Coolest Move” Super Stock (3 race)

3.)      Joe Mancuso, Buffalo, N.Y.

4.)      Joel Gleason, Webster, N.Y.                                                   1.) Tim Gullo, Elmira, N.Y.

5.)      Rob Misczak, Springville, N.Y.                                                2.) Rob Misczak, Springville, N.Y.

6.)      Bobby Schosek, Strykersville, N.Y.                                          3.) Zach Willis, Williamson, N.Y.

7.)      Dana Novoa, Springville, N.Y.

8.)      Zach Willis, Williamson, N.Y.

9.)      Vern Hedderick, Erie, Pa.

10.)   Tommy Reese, West Seneca, N.Y.

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 SEASON CELEBRATION SET, WITH “ROC-APALOOZA” TO END 2017

AND KICK OFF THE 2018 RACE OF CHAMPIONS SEASON

Accomplishments to be recognized and honored at Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center-

-Hotel Room Special Rates at Country Inn & Suites Must be Booked by January 6, 2018

 Mount Morris, New York – (October 17, 2017) – Last season the Race of Champions family of Series will gathered at the Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center in Mount Morris, New York for a spectacular evening of awards and representing the 2016 season. This year on Saturday, January 13, the Race of Champions will once again gather in Mount Morris, this time, to celebrate the 2017 season and kick of the 2018 season. Mike Leaty of Ontario, N.Y., Tim Gullo of Elmira, N.Y., Tommy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., in two divisions (Sportsman Modified and Late Model) and Chad Chevalier of Port Colborne, Ontario will be honored as division champions, while several others will receive special recognition in addition to recognizing the accomplishments of all for an entire season of passion and dedication as well as looking ahead to 2018.

                “This will be a great night for everyone involved in the Race of Champions programs throughout the year,” stated Joe Skotnicki with the Race of Champions. “This is an event we are looking forward to. This is a great opportunity to honor and recognize our champions, as well as recognize everyone for the hard work and passion they share toward our great sport. It will be a special evening and a great way to kick off a new year filled with anticipation and excitement.”

                The reception will begin at 6:00 pm, with dinner and awards at 7:00 pm, along with a DJ for dancing and post-dinner entertainment. The Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center is located at 134 North Main Street, Mount Morris, NY 14510.

                Tickets for the event will be $45 and the deadline to purchase tickets is January 6, 2018. Inquiries in regard to tickets may be made by e-mailing media@rocmodifiedseries.com. The celebration will be open to all ages.

                Hotel accommodations can be acquired at the Country Inn & Suites, 130 North Main Street, Route 36, Mount Morris, NY 14510. Rooms are available within the Race of Champions room block at a special rate of $100.00 per night when you mention the “Race of Champions 2016 Season Celebration.”