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CONNOR SELLARS RUNS TO $2,500 VICTORY AT DELAWARE SPEEDWAY IN ONTARIO

– Sellars holds Point Lead over Scott Wylie heading into final Two Events of 2018 –

 Delaware, Ontario – Canada – (September 15, 2018) – The Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series visited the Delaware (Ontario) Speedway on Saturday afternoon and when the dust settled, Connor Sellars of Owego, N.Y., earned his first Race of Champions Series victory of his career.

Sellars, the Chemung Speedrome, track champion, finished second in the series opener at Evans Mills Speedway and this past Saturday after starting 3rd, he inherited the lead with six laps remaining in the 75-lap feature and went on to score his first series victory.

“This is great,” stated Sellars in victory lane. “We ran very well at Evans Mills and this feels great. We had some clutch problems and my Dad worked his tail off to get this going. It really worked out well for us and I’m very thankful to be here and in victory lane. This is a great win for us and I’m very proud of all my guys.”

Scott Wylie of Blasdell, N.Y., drew the pole and led the early portion of the race until a mid-race restart when Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y., worked his way to the top spot. Jankowiak relinquished the lead to Sellars. After sliding back, Wylie worked his way back to finish second.

Jankowiak finished third.

Justin Demelo of London, Ontario finished fourth.

Dave Koslowski of Clarence, N.Y., rounded out the top-five.

Sellars and Wylie split the qualifying races while Wylie posted the fastest time in green-white-checker qualifying.

 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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RACE OF CHAMPIONS READY FOR 30TH ANNUAL US OPEN WEEKEND AT LANCASTER NATIONAL SPEEDWAY

-Five Race of Champions Series; Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Late Models, Super Stocks and Four Cylinder Dash Series set to do Battle –

– One-of-a-Kind Corey LaJoie Trophy to be presented to Modified Driver Earning Most points in Five Lancaster National Speedway Events –

 Lancaster, NY – (September 17, 2018) – Lancaster (N.Y.) National Speedway will come alive for the final time during the 2018 stock car season this weekend with the 30th Annual running of the US Open.

The US Open, which debuted under the guidance of promoter Alex Friesen, in 1989 began a Western New York racing tradition that has become a must-see event for racing fans from throughout the region. This season’s edition will see several racing highlights including the Super Stock Series honoring speedway racing legend John Julicher in the inaugural $1,500-to-win “John Julicher Classic” on Saturday.

On Sunday, the Modified Series will compete in 125-lap feature. Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y., is the defending event champion. The driver, who has earned the most points in the five Lancaster Modified races, will be the recipient of unique one-of-a-kind trophy designed by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Driver, Corey LaJoie named the “Troyer / Treichler” Trophy.

“It’s a privilege to build a trophy commemorating those drivers” stated LaJoie. “There are some of the biggest names in Modified racing at one of the most historic Modified tracks in the country and the series is one of the most recognized Series in the sport. It is fun building trophies, but when they have some significance it makes me put a little more effort to make the trophy stand out.”

The US Open begins with practice on Friday, September 21. Gates open at 4:00pm with practice at 6:00pm and a party beginning at 9:30pm. Saturday, September 22, qualifying will begin at 4:30pm. On Sunday, September 23, the final day of competition, qualifying will begin at 2:00pm. For more information contact Lancaster National Speedway at 716.759.6818.

 Where: Lancaster National Speedway, Lancaster, New York.

When: Friday, September 21, 2018. FREE Grandstands open at 5:30pm. Practice at 6:00pm. Party at 9:30pm; Saturday, September 22, 2018. Grandstands open at 2:00 pm.  Racing at 4:30; Sunday, September 23, 2018 Grandstands open at 12:00pm (Noon). Racing at 2:00pm.

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: Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series; Race of Champions Super Stock Series; Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series; Sunday, September 23, 2018 – Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series; Race of Champions Late Model Sereis.

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 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

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PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO RACE OF CHAMPIONS WEEKEND ENTRY BLANKS AND COMPETITION FORMAT PACKAGE RELEASED

Mail in Entries Must be Received by Tuesday, September 25, 2018-

North East, Pa. – (September 11, 2017) – Competitors participating in the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend will have a mail in entry deadline of Tuesday, September 25, 2018. If an entry is not received by the mail in deadline competitors must enter at the event beginning Thursday, September 28.

Entry blanks for the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend and the 68th Annual Race of Champions are available by visiting the website (www.rocmodifiedseries.com) or they were issued within the comprehensive Competition Format for the event.

If you plan on attending Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway tickets and camping spaces are available. Camping spots are being sold at the track for the designated camping areas. For tickets, camping and more information call 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

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