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MIKE LEATY LOOKS FOR A LITTLE “HOME COOKING” IN APPLE COUNTRY 75

Photo Credit: Alex and Helen Bruce.

Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco Head to Spencer Speedway –

Williamson, N.Y. – (May 31, 2016) – Mike Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., has been a staple on the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series for the past several years and this Friday, the series heads to the track where Leaty cut his teeth, Spencer Speedway just East of Rochester, N.Y.

Leaty has been a track champion at Spencer and continues to race weekly at the track in the Sunoco Modified division on Friday Nights.

“Spencer Speedway is home for us and it has played a huge role in my family’s racing history,” stated Leaty. “Every time the Series heads to Spencer it is a big night for our family, we really look forward to it and enjoy it. Hopefully we can enjoy it with a victory. That would truly make it special.”

While the Leaty name is synonymous with Spencer so are several others that participate with the Race of Champions Series. The Catalano and Lewis families also race Spencer on a weekly basis as well as participate in the Series.

“The track has given a lot of racers a great start and a place to race on Friday nights,” Leaty added. “The track has been a staple in the New York racing community for so many years. All of the great drivers in Modified history have run here at one time or another. Friday night will be another page in the history book. We’re looking forward to writing our own page.”

Where: Spencer Speedway, Williamson, N.Y.

When: Friday, June 3, 2016. Grandstands open at 5:00 pm, Racing at 7:00 pm

Directions: The track is located just fifteen minutes east of Rochester, N.Y. at 3020 Route 104, Williamson, N.Y. 14589

What: The Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco, Apple Country “75”

More Information: www.spencerspeedway.org (Track Phone: 315.589.3018) / www.rocmodifiedseries.com

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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 66th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2016 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

 

TONY HANBURY LOOKING FOR SUCCESS AT CHEMUNG SPEEDROME ON SATURDAY

Photo  Alex and Helen Bruce

-Hanbury Ready to Take on Competition in The Drome “75”-

Chemung, N.Y. – (May 23, 2016) – Tony Hanbury of Buffalo, N.Y., heads to the Chemung Speedrome this Saturday afternoon looking to take things to another level when the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco takes to the challenge track for The Drome “75”. Hanbury has been a staple on the Series for several years and he’s looking for success at one of the tracks he has the most experience at.

“We’ll be ready to go at Chemung,” offered Hanbury, who drives a Troyer chassis with a Morgantini engine, with sponsorship coming from longtime partner Manzari’s Bar and Grill, along with Pine City Tool and Kountry Krullers Bakery. “Chemung has been very good to me over the years and we’ve won races there and that is what we will be looking to do on Saturday.  My team and I have dug in and we’ve been working hard. Everyone on the Series has really stepped up and the competition has been tough so far this year.

Hanbury has developed from “young gun” into one of the veterans of the Series and he sees the Series from many different aspects.

“There is a really good mix of racers that run the Series,” Hanbury explained, who drives for an Elmira, N.Y., based team led by Tom Gush. “There are some talented young racers along with guys that have been running the Series for a long time. It makes it challenging every time you get to the track because anyone can be competitive and having a good day. Chemung will be no different, but the track does present some unique challenges. Hopefully when the checkered flag falls it’s our day. We’re really looking forward to it.”

Where: Chemung Speedrome, Chemung, N.Y.

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016. Grandstands open at 1:00 pm, Racing at 3:00 pm

Directions: The track is located at 605 Wyncoop Creek Road, Chemung, NY 14825, Exit 59 off of Interstate 86 (12 miles East of Elmira, N.Y., 45 miles West of Binghamton, N.Y., and 45 miles South East of Watkins Glen, N.Y.)

What: The Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco, The Drome “75”

More Information: www.chemungspeedome.net (Track Phone: 607.529.9998) / www.rocmodifiedseries.com

Patrick Emerling goes Back-to-Back in Ferris Mowers Race of Champions fueled by Sunoco Competition

A big win in the Queen City Clash “75” at Lancaster National Speedway

Lancaster, New York – (May 23, 2016) – The Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco made stop one of four at the Lancaster National Speedway this past Saturday night and when the dust settled Orchard Park, N.Y.’s, Patrick Emerling, held off a hard charging Chuck Hossfeld to visit victory Top 3 Victory Lane Lancaster 5232016lane for the second consecutive race.

“My team gave me a great car to drive tonight,” explained Emerling. “Chuck (Hossfeld) is so good here, he’s tough to beat and has so many laps here. To be beating guys like him is an awesome feeling. The car handled well all night and the track was really good. It’s a dream come true to be winning like this. We’re going to enjoy this tonight and get ready for next week.”

Emerling also took over the early season point lead. He currently leads Jimmy Zacharias by 25 points.

“It’s never too early to be thinking about the points,” smiled Emerling. “But, if you run well, the points will take care of themselves.”

Hossfeld, who started 12th after the redraw, charged to the front of the field and finished a strong second.

“The redraw set us back,” began Hossfeld. “But, I’ve got to give it to Patrick and his team, those guys are performing well right now and they’ve done a heck of a job. My team did an excellent job as well, we finished second but we put on a show that I think the fans enjoyed because it was just great racing.”

Race of Champions Lancaster National Speedway 4 wide 5 21 2016 2         John Wilber led the field to the green flag from the pole position before Brian Defebo slipped by on lap 16. Defebo led until Emerling flexed his muscle taking the lead from Defebo and holding it until the conclusion of the 75-lap race.

Jimmy Zacharias finished third, with Tyler Rypkema fourth and Mike Leaty rounded out the top-five.

Chuck Hossfeld set a new track record in the Timed Hot Lap session to establish the heat race line up with a time of 16.651 (108.10 mph).

The next event for the Race of Champions is Saturday, May 28 at Chemung Speedrome in Chemung, N.Y.

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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 66th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2016 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

Feature Finish

Queen City Clash 75

Lancaster National Speedway, Lancaster, N.Y.

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

 

Pos           No.           Name                                       Laps

1              07            Patrick Emerling                       75

2              22            Chuck Hossfeld                         75

3              71            Jimmy Zacharias                       75

4              32            Tyler Rypkema                         75

5              25            Mike Leaty                               75

6              65            George Skora                           75

7              54            Tommy Catalano                      75

8              53            Brian Defebo                            75

9              3              Daren Scherer                          75

10            45            Kevin Timmerman                    75

11            51            TJ Potrzebowski                       75

12            10            Daryl Lewis, Jr.                         75

13            21            Tony Hanbury                           74

14            67            Levi Arthur                               73

15            1              Chris Ridsdale                          73

16            42            Nick Pecko                               Engine

17            01            Cam Barber                              Engine

18            4              John Wilber                             Out

19            64            Amy Catalano                           Out

20            9              Will Thomas                             Out

21            40            Alan Bookmiller                       Out

22            66            Austin Kochenash                     Engine

23            95            Bryan Sherwood                       Engine

24            59            Karl Hehr                                 Clutch

Time of Race: 43 minutes 26 seconds              Average Speed 51.807 mph

Margin of victory: .763 seconds       Fast Qualifying Lap: Chuck Hossfeld / 16.651 seconds @ 108.10 mph

Lead Changes: 2 among 3 drivers (John Wilber 1-15, Brian Defebo 16-26, Patrick Emerling 27-75)

Qualifying Race Results:

Qualifying Race 1

Pos           No.           Name

1              32            Tyler Rypkema

2              45            Kevin Timmerman

3              21            Tony Hanbury

4              07            Patrick Emerling

5              01            Cam Barber

6              59            Karl Hehr

7              1              Chris Risdale

8              51            TJ Potrzebowski

Qualifying Race 2

Pos           No.           Name

1              22            Chuck Hossfeld

2              53            Brian Defebo

3              71            Jimmy Zacharias

4              54            Tommy Catalano

5              3              Daren Scherer

6              64            Amy Catalano

7              9              Will Thomas

8              40            Alan Bookmiller

Qualifying Race 3

Pos           No.           Name

1              25            Mike Leaty

2              65            George Skora

3              10            Daryl Lewis, Jr.

4              4              John Wilber

5              66            Austin Kochenash

6              42            Nick Pecko

7              67            Levi Arthur

Point Standings following Lancaster (N.Y.) National Speedway (Including Fastest Qualifying Time and Qualifying Race Bonus) – 5/21/2016:

1              07            Patrick Emerling       266

2              71            Jimmy Zacharias       241

3              22            Chuck Hossfeld         235

4              32            Tyler Rypkema         208

5              60            Matt Hirschman       185

6              95            Bryan Sherwood       181

7              66            Austin Kochenash     174

8              21            Tony Hanbury           166

9              42            Nick Pecko                               165

10            51            TJ Potrzebowski       162

11            3              Daren Scherer          157

12            53            Brian Defebo            145

13            65            George Skora           143

14            1              Chris Ridsdale          142

15            25            Mike Leaty               137

16            54            Tommy Catalano      132

17            10            Daryl Lewis              128

18            45            Eric Beers                 115

19            64            Amy Catalano           99

20            4              John Wilber             96

21            22            Don Wagner             95

22            67            Levi Arthur               92

23            1              Kristopher Graver    90

24            39            Calvin Carroll           88

25            59            Karl Hehr                 88

26            8              Earl Paules               87

27            45            Kevin Timmerman    65

28            1J             Bobby Jones             58

29            17            Roger Coss               57

30            20            Jody Buckey             56

31            41x          Nick Baer                 51

32            01            Cam Barber              47

33            65            Andy Lewis               46

34            92            Terry Markovic         44

35            9              Will Thomas             44

36            54            Jack Ely                    43

37            40            Alan Bookmiller       43

38            44            Kyle Strohl               42

39            41b          Todd Baer                40

40            8s             Lee Sharpsteen        40

41            8L            Lou Strohl                40

42            28            Gene Bowers           40

43            95m         John Markovic          40

44            2              Glen Slocum            40