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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.

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Race of Champions Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

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RACE OF CHAMPIONS DRIVERS TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS AT 32ND ANNUAL SYRACUSE MOTORSPORTS EXPO

-Series Champions Mike Leaty, Tommy Catalano and Tim Gullo to be in Signing-

Syracuse, New York (February 27, 2018) – Several Race of Champions Series Champions and competitors along with stars from the Sodus Microd Club will take part in autograph session during the 32nd Annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo on Saturday, March 10 at 3:00pm. The 32nd Annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo takes place at the New York State Fairgrounds on Saturday March 10 and Sunday, March 11.

The Saturday, March 10 autograph session will feature several stars of the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series program including Mike Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., who is the 2017 series champion. Leaty will be joined Tommy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., who was voted the Most Popular Driver in the Modified Series in 2017 as well as earning the Sportsman Modified and Late Model Series championships. Amy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., one of the most popular racers in the region along with 2018 Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Kreig Heroth of Fort Plain, N.Y.,  will join in on the festivities. Tim Gullo of Elmira, N.Y., the reigning Race of Champions Super Stock Series champion and Kevin Timmerman of Walworth, N.Y., will be on hand to take part in the session.

Also joining the autograph session will be young Andrew Lewis of Ontario, N.Y., and some of his fellow Microd racers from the Sodus Microd Club. The Sodus Microd Club provides young racers a place to develop and learn skills that will advance their interest in auto-racing.

The Race of Champions will have Heroth’s new SPAFCO Chassis machine on display as well as Timmerman’s Troyer Chassis Sportsman Modified and Gullo’s Championship winning Super Stock as well Lewis’ Microd. Information from the Race of Champions family of Series will be available as well as representatives and information from the Sodus Microd Club.

The 32nd Annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo will be open on Saturday, March 10 from 10:00am until 8:00pm and again on Sunday, March 11 from 11:00am until 4:00pm. For more information visit www.syracusemotorsportsexpo.com

For more information on the Sodus Microd Club visit www.sodusmicrodclub.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 68th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2018 in North East, Pennsylvania at Lake Erie Speedway 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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Photo Credit: Alex and Helen Bruce Photos

LANCASTER TO AWARD TREICHLER TROYER TROPHY TO RoC MOD DRIVER

LANCASTER, N.Y. (February 13, 2018) – The recent announcement about Lancaster National Speedway hosting five Race of Champions Modified Series events in 2018 inspired track management to create an award honoring the best driver for those races.
The RoC Modified Series driver with the best average finish in the five events at Lancaster will receive the Treichler Troyer Trophy. The trophy pays tribute to three drivers who combined to win 13 Lancaster National Speedway Modified track championships from 1968 to1982 – Roger Treichler, Merv Treichler and Maynard Troyer.

“Lancaster National Speedway has a deep and rich history of Modified racing,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “The way Modified racing is done may have changed through the years, but the names Treichler and Troyer are very prominent throughout our history. Dave Buchanan (track announcer and Dir. of Media Relations) proposed an idea to recognize a driver for the five races. We tweaked it a bit and are now going to recognize a Modified driver from the Race of Champions.

“A call to Joe Skotnicki from the RoC was met with a quick response supporting this initiative giving those drivers an extra incentive to etch their names alongside the many Modified greats who have raced at Lancaster. This makes their five events with us even more interesting and our fans another aspect to follow.”

Roger Treichler won his first, of five, Lancaster championships in 1968 and followed it up with another in ’69. Eight years passed until his third title in 1977, and he added two more in 1981 and 1982 behind the wheel of his iconic “Genesee Beer Wagon”. After his brother won back-to-back championships to close out the 1960s, “The Flying Florist” Merv Treichler began the 1970s with three-straight track titles of his own doing so in 1970, ’71 and ’72. His fourth championship came in 1974, the same season he won a Modified title on the dirt at Ransomville Speedway. Maynard Troyer won his first two Lancaster Modified crowns in 1975 and 1976 before piloting his famous No. 6 to two more titles in 1978 and 1979.
 
The Race of Champions Modified Series kicks off its 2018 campaign at Lancaster on Saturday, May 12 with a 75-lap event. They return on Thursday, June 28 for the fourth annual Ol’ Boy Cup 60 Bill Colton Memorial. The recently added Midweek Modified Mania will take place Thursday, August 2 featuring a 50-lap race. The series wraps up with the two biggest Modified races of the season at Lancaster with the Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110 on Saturday, August 18 and the 30th annual U.S. Open 125 on Sunday, September 23
Last season, three different drivers won the four Modified races at Lancaster. Andy Jankowiak picked up two wins, including the U.S. Open 125 last September. Tyler Rypkema and George Skora III each earned their first-career RoC Series wins as Rypkema won the Ol’ Boy Cup and Skora captured the Tommy/Tony 110.
Marketing partnership opportunities for the Treichler Troyer Trophy program and all five RoC Modified events at Lancaster are available. Contact the Speedway office for more details.

About Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway: Founded in 1959, Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway, WNY’s Premier Motorsports and Event Facility, is a multi-use facility located on 77 acres just outside of metropolitan Buffalo, N.Y. The facility features a 1/8-mile drag strip, a 1/2-mile oval track and hosts several non-motorsports events such as car shows and concerts. For the latest information on Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway check out our website www.lancasternationalspeedway.com. Additional information for racers and fans can be found on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LancasterSpeedway) and on Twitter (@LancasterSpdwy).

PHOTO BY JOE GRABINOWSKI