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CHUCK HOSSFELD EARNS THRILLING OL BOY CUP IV VICTORY AT LANCASTER NATIONAL SPEEDWAY

-Joe Mancuso Holds Off Chuck Anderson to Top Spot in Race of Champions Super Stock Feature-

 Lancaster, New York – (June 30, 2018) – Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., earned his 28th career victory in an emotional fashion this past Thursday at Lancaster (N.Y.) National Speedway when he won the race honoring the man who gave him his start in Modified racing, Bill Colton, the Ol’ Boy Cup IV. It was the series 250th race and the 50th time the series ran at Lancaster.

Hossfeld took the lead on a lap 20 restart from Daryl Lewis, Jr., of Ontario, N.Y., and had to hold off a hard Mike Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., to claim the win.

“We have worked hard to get back here,” stated Hossfeld in victory lane. “This means a lot to me, to us, this was a great race. Mike (Leaty) ran us clean and I knew he was coming. I really wanted to win this race because of Bill (Colton), he is a great man and I’m proud of all that he did to help me and this track. He loved this place and this is a great way to honor him.”

Leaty, who started 11th, came through the field in rapid fashion to pressure Hossfeld. On the last lap Leaty went to the outside of Hossfeld in turn three and the duo dragged race to the start/finish line to finish second to Hossfeld by .019 seconds the closest margin of victory recorded electronically in the history of the series.

Lewis held on for third, while Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., finished fourth with Daren Scherer of Binghamton, N.Y., rounding out the top-five.

Chuck Hossfeld won the overall fast time for the third time earning the Speed51.com “Top of the Board” Award.

Leaty, Cam Barber of Bliss, N.Y., and Hossfeld earned the PavedTrackDigest.com qualifying race victories.

Joe Mancuso of Buffalo, N.Y., scored his first Race of Champions Super Stock Series victory of the season in an exciting 30-lap feature. Mancuso started third and worked his way to the lead but was chased throughout by Tommy Barron of Ontario, N.Y., who finished second. Tim Gullo of Elmira, N.Y., recovered from a late race spin to finish third.

“This is a great victory for our team,” stated Mancuso from victory lane. “We almost had the opener here until we spun in oil. This is a bit of redemption for us. I couldn’t be happier for our entire team.”

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.

Tommy Krawczyk of Buffalo, N.Y., finished fourth and Chuck Anderson of Alden, N.Y., finished fifth.

Krawczyk and Gullo won the qualifying races.

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.

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Feature Finish

Ol’ Boy Cup IV (60-laps)

Lancaster National Speedway, Lancaster, N.Y.

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

Finish       Starting Position      No.           Name                                       Laps

1              2                              22            Chuck Hossfeld                         60

2              11                            25            Mike Leaty

3              1                              10            Daryl Lewis, Jr.

4              5                              07            Patrick Emerling

5              10                            3              Daren Scherer

6              7                              12x          Andy Jankowiak

7              13                            65            George Skora, III

8              23                            59            Karl Heh

9              21                            64            Amy Catalano

10            3                              45            Eric Beers

11            18                            88            Scott Wylie

12            19                            4              Zack Knowlden

13            20                            45            Timmy Catalano

14            14                            14            Kreig Heroth

15            12                            32            Tyler Rypkema

16            15                            40            Alan Bookmiller

17            8                              54e          Jack Ely

18            17                            71            Danny Knoll, Jr.

19            4                              2              Kevin Miller

20            16                            54            Tommy Catalano                      Electrical

21            6                              01j           John Barber

22            9                              01c          Cam Barber

23            22                            1              Chris Risdale                            Overheating

Time of Race: 30 minutes .09 seconds     Average Speed: 59.764 mph

Fast Qualifying Lap: Chuck Hossfeld

Lead Changes: 1 among 2 drivers (Daryl Lewi, Jr., 1-20; Chuck Hossfeld 21-60)

Speed51.com “Top of the Board” Award; Chuck Hossfeld (16.932 second @ 106.308 mph)

Paved Track Qualifying Race Winners; Chuck Hossfeld (3); Cam Barber (1); Mike Leaty (2)

Jerico Performance “Jammin’ Gears Awards”; Karl Hehr (Advanced 15 positions in feature)

US Army Top Performer Award; Mike Leaty (17.248 seconds @ 104.179 mph lap 37)

Jan “Pops” Leaty Award – Leader Lap 25 – Chuck Hossfeld

$100 Bicknell Racing Products Certificate Award (Third Place) – Daryl Lewis, Jr.

MyRacePass “Free Pass” Award – (No Eligible Driver, No “Free Pass” Given during race”)

Feature Finish

Ol’ Boy Cup IV “30”

Lancaster National Speedway, Lancaster, N.Y.

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

1              3              Joe Mancuso

2              5              Tommy Barron

3              6              Tim Gullo

4              7              Tommy Reese

5              4              Chuck Anderson

6              2              Tommy Krawczyk

7              1              Zach Willis

8              11            Dana Novoa

9              13            Josh Hunter

10            15            Josh Schoonmaker

11            8              Aaron Higgins

12            12            Vern Hedderick

13            9              Joel Gleason

14            10            Robert Fink

15            14            Jeff Whalen

16            16            Ron Richter

Qualifying Race Winners; Tommy Krawczyk, Tim Gullo

Photo Credit: Alex and Helen Bruce Photo

RACE OF CHAMPIONS ASPHALT MODIFIED SERIES TO REACH MILESTONE EVENT AT LANCASTER NATIONAL SPEEDWAY ON THURSDAY, JUNE 28

– 250th Race in Series History, 50th Race in Series at Lancaster Getting Set to Go –

Lancaster, N.Y. – (June 25, 2018) – Each time the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series takes to the track it writes another chapter in modified racing history but this Thursday night, the Race of Champions will wave the green flag on the Ol’ Boy Cup 60 IV presented by Thermal Foams at Lancaster (N.Y.) National Speedway which will mark the 250th race in Series history and the 50th race that the Series competes in at Lancaster. The race is also in honor of one of Lancaster’s biggest supporters, Bill Colton.

Colton of North Tonawanda, N.Y., in a cooperative effort with former Lancaster an originating partner of the Race of Champion Series, Alex Friesen from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario installed the original foam blocks (the original soft wall barriers) at Lancaster which were produced in Kenmore, N.Y., at Thermal Foams.

48 different drivers have won races since the opening season of the series in 1994. Currently, Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., has the most series victories with nine (9) at Lancaster and he’s looking to register another victory Thursday.

“We’ve worked really hard to get our Modified program back to where it needs to be,” stated Hossfeld, who established the fast time in the first two series races of 2018. “This race means a lot to me because Bill Colton gave me my start in modified racing and became a very close friend. I miss him a lot and am looking forward to racing in his honor Thursday night.”

Tyler Rypkema of Owego, N.Y., is the defending race champion of the Ol’ Boy Cup, where he held off Hossfeld to earn his first and only series victory to date.

The Race of Champions Super Stock Series also joins the card for a 30-lap event. Tim Gullo of Elmira, N.Y., currently leads the championship standings and is the defending Series champion. Gullo topped Chris Finnochario of Ontario, N.Y., and Chuck Anderson of Alden, N.Y., in the season opener at Lancaster.

Pit gates open at 3:00pm at Lancaster National Speedway on Thursday with racing beginning at 7:00pm. Visit www.lancasternationalspeedway.com or www.rocmodifiedseries.com for more information on the “Ol’ Boy Cup IV”.

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

When: Thursday, June 28, 2018. Racing at 7:00 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: Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series & Race of Champions Super Stock Series “Ol’ Boy Cup IV”

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

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SPEED51.COM & RACE OF CHAMPIONS PARTNER ON POLE AWARD

-Speed51.com Presents the Speed51 “Top of the Board” Pole Contingency Award at Race of Champions Events-

 Concord, NC – (June 18, 2018) – Speed51.com has partnered with the Race of Champions to present a Pole award for all remaining Race of Champions Asphalt Modified, Race of Champions Super Stock and Race of Champions Dirt Sportsman events.

The pole winner (overall fastest time during group, green-white-checker qualifying) for the remaining Race of Champions Asphalt Modified, Race of Champions Super Stock and Race of Champions Dirt 602 Sportsman Series events will receive a $51 bonus from Speed51.com.

“We are thrilled to be able to create this award for the three Race of Champions series’ we are working with.  Speed is synonymous with the first part of our name, so the Speed51 ‘Top of the Board’ Award fits nicely,” said Bob Dillner, veteran Motorsports TV commentator and owner of Speed51.com.  “We feel it is important to be part of the Race of Champions brand that Joe and Amy (Skotnicki) are advancing so nicely with.  The Race of Champions has a longstanding tradition in Modified racing; Speed51 wants to be part of that, but we also enjoy the growing Super Stock and Dirt Sportsman divisions as well.  We hope this award helps the racers who drive their guts out each and every race.”

Speed51.com has also committed to increasing the Pole award bonus for the 68th Annual Race of Champions weekend at Lake Erie Speedway September 27th, 28th and 29th.

As well as the Pole award Speed51.com will once again contribute to the Race of Champions Year-End Awards program as they have for the past two seasons, including the Most Popular Driver Awards for all Race of Champions Series.

Speed51.com has been the home for behind-the-scenes stories and short track news since 2001 and is 100% short track racing content with nearly three million people visiting the site during 2017.

In 2015, Speed51.com created the Speed51 Network, an on-demand video network which now features thousands of short track racing videos from throughout North America. In 2017 more than 50 races were also broadcast live for members of the Speed51 network and is expected to grow and include several Race of Champions events during the 2018 season.

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