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PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE TO BE PRESENT AT THE PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO RACE OF CHAMPIONS AT LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY

-Four Cylinder Race to be the Pennsylvania State Police Four Cylinder Championship

North East, Pa. – (August 31, 2017) – The Pennsylvania State Police will be presented at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pa., during Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champion Weekend at the multi-million dollar 3/8-mile oval. The Pennsylvania State Police will be present in the midway to create and attract awareness to their Trooper programs in addition to potential recruitment. In addition to their presence in the midway the Pennsylvania State Police will sponsor the Four Cylinder race that will take place early Saturday and provide a squad car that will participate as a pace car for the Four Cylinder race and the 67th Annual Race of Champions 250.

“We are happy to welcome the Pennsylvania State Police to this event and welcome them as a partner with our Four Cylinder race at Lake Erie,” stated Joe Skotnicki, with the Race of Champions. “It is just an additional reflection into the recognition that this event is receiving, locally and throughout the region. We hope the Pennsylvania State Police are able to communicate their message to those who attend the event and create the awareness they are seeking.”

Since the inception of the Pennsylvania State Police in 1905, the Pennsylvania State Police have remained dedicated to serving the public. Their desire is to improve their ability to reach citizens by using technology to increase the speed, accuracy and availability of police and safety related information. The Department’s enlisted and civilian personnel are committed to providing world class service to our police partners and the citizens of the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania State Police will accomplish this while remaining focused on their Core Purpose: To seek justice, preserve peace, and improve the quality of life for all. For more information visit; http://www.psp.pa.gov

The Four Cylinder division has been added to the weekend of events and will be the first to race on Saturday morning.

If you plan to attend the weekend and camp at the facility, spots are already 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 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

AARN TO PRESENT BEST APPEARING CAR AWARD FOR THE 67th ROC

Trenton, N.J. – (August 22, 2017) – Area Auto Racing News of Trenton, N.J., will present the “Best Appearing” Car Award at the 67th Annual Race of Champions 250, a part of Presque Isle Downs and Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pa.

The recipient of the award will receive a specialized plaque and a one-year subscription to Area Auto Racing News. In addition, the Area Auto Racing News publication will be available in the pit area and for fans in the grandstand area throughout the weekend.

 “The Race of Champions is a special event and we have been a part of it for many years,” stated Len Sammons, owner and publisher of Area Auto Racing News. “The Best Appearing Car Award is a great tradition that we are looking forward to carrying on as part of this great weekend of racing. We are proud to be a part of the Race of Champions and look forward to a great weekend.”

 For more information in regard to Area Auto Racing News, visit www.aarn.com or call 609-888-3618.

 

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 West of Erie, Pa., minutes from Interstate 90 and directly of Interstate 86 at 10700 Delmas Drive, North East, PA  16428

What: The Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway featuring the 67th Annual “Race of Champions 250”

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

 

28th ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO TOMMY DRUAR / TONY JANKOWIAK 110 AT LANCASTER NATIONAL SPEEDWAY

THIS COMING SATURDAY, AUGUST 19TH

– Traditional Event Honors Two of Lancaster National Speedway’s Biggest Names –

Lancaster, N.Y. – (August 14, 2017) – On Saturday, August 19th, the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco will headline the 28th Annual Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110 at Lancaster (N.Y.) National Speedway. The event honors two of Lancaster’s biggest stars. Tommy Druar and Tony Jankowiak, brothers-in-law and competitors. Druar was a two-time Lancaster track champion (1987 and 1988) with 18 modified victories at Lancaster. Jankowiak never claimed a track championship at the track, but he visited modified victory lane 13 times while also capturing the World Series of Stock Car Racing Speedweeks championship at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway in 1990.

The legacy that Druar and Jankowiak have left behind has been immeasurable. Both of their sons continue to race. Andy Jankowiak is a household name in asphalt modified racing, while Matt Druar continues to race on a local level. Druar and Jankowiak’s wives, along with crew members, sponsors, family and friends remain involved in the sport today, carrying the passion that both drivers had for the sport.

“Those two defined what racing was during that era at Lancaster,” stated longtime sponsor and friend of both drivers, Gene Emser. “Their passion was Modified racing and this is a night we all circle on our calendar each year. We get to honor two men that loved racing with a special Modified race. We have so many great memories from both of them and we are looking forward to bringing everyone together again to honor our two great friends Saturday. It is a tradition that we look forward to every year and we are all proud to be a part of it.”

Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., currently leads the Series championship standings heading into the Saturday event over Mike Leaty of Ontario, N.Y., and Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y.

Tommy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., is fourth in the championship standings. Tyler Rypkema of Owego, N.Y., who claimed his first series victory at Lancaster in June, sits fifth. All drivers will be on hand with a host of other Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series stars Saturday night to contend for the victory.

Where: Lancaster National Speedway, Lancaster, N.Y.

When: Saturday, August 19, 2017. Racing at 6:30 pm

Directions: The track is located at 57 Gunnville Road in Lancaster, N.Y., just North of Route 33 and minutes from the New York State Thruway.

What: The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco, “28th Annual Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110”

More Information: http://speedway.lancasternationalspeedway.com/ (Track Phone: 716.759.6818) / 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 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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