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MATT HIRSCHMAN RUNS TO VICTORY IN TRIBUTE TO “POPS” LEATY 75 THIS PAST FRIDAY AT SPENCER SPEEDWAY

Tyler Catalano Scores First Four Cylinder “Dash” Series Victory while Brian Hoffman Wins Street Stock Bonus –

Photo Michael Jaworecki Myracenews

Williamson, New York – (September 3, 2018) – Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa, redrew 12th and drove to his third victory of the 2018 season in Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series competition. Hirschman’s last victory came at Chemung Speedrome on August 4th, which was the 43rd of his Race of Champions career.

Hirschman had to work through a stellar field, taking the lead from Ryan Preece of Berlin, Conn., of competitors to capture the victory.

“We made a late decision to come here, it takes a lot to be prepared and have the crew to help and put it all together, but I’m sure happy we did tonight,” stated Hirschman in victory lane. “I knew I didn’t have time to wait so I was pretty aggressive getting to the front and things just seemed work out with the lanes and how it went. It was a great night and a great tribute to Pops Leaty, I’m glad we were here to put it together and get to victory lane.”

Mike Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., drew the pole and led the field to the green flanked by Eric Beers of Northampton, Pa., with Leaty moving to the top spot first the 24 circuits before being passed by Preece, who was making a rare Race of Champions appearance. Preece took over the top spot for a few laps before Hirschman worked his way by.

Preece mounted several challenges but had to settle for second.

Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., finished third with Leaty claiming fourth.

Daryl Lewis, Jr., of Ontario, N.Y., rounded out the top-five with his sixth top-five finish of the season.

Hirschman earned the Speed51.com “Top of the Board” Award with a fast lap of 18.687 seconds (96.324 mph).

Preece, Leaty and Lewis won the qualifying races.

Tyler Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., won the Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series event. Catalano, who started second, took the early lead and never let it go to earn his first series victory.

Travis Montgomery of Ontario, N.Y., finished second. Austin Montgomery of Ontario, N.Y., finished third.

Jody London of Rochester, N.Y., had an accident with his primary car and drove a car that was loaned to him by another competitor to a fourth place finish. Allison Montgomery of Ontario, N.Y., rounded out the top-five.

Brian Hoffman of South Wales, N.Y., captured the Street Stock race over Rich Sharpe of Depew, N.Y., and Andy Cryan of Buffalo, N.Y., who finished third.

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Feature Finish

Tribute to “Pops” Leaty (75-laps)

Spencer Speedway, Williamson, N.Y.

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

Finish   Starting                    No.    Name

1     12        60                   Matt Hirschman

2     8           6                      Ryan Preece

3    10         07                   Patrick Emerling

4    1          25                   Mike Leaty

5    7          10                   Daryl Lewis, Jr.

6    9            22                   Chuck Hossfeld

7    6          12x                 Andy Jankowiak

8    2           45b                 Eric Beers

9   11         64                   Amy Catalano

10  14          45c                 Timmy Catalano

11   16         17                   Danny Knoll, Jr.

12    4          17c                 Roger Coss

13  16          1t                    Kevin Timmerman

14 18           59                   Karl Hehr

15  17          39                   Sal Accardi, Jr.

16   20         40                   Alan Bookmiller

17     13        3                      Daren Scherer

18     21       40r                 Jake Rought

19     19     1                      Chris Risdale

20     5       54c                 Tommy Catalano

21   3         54e                 Jack Ely

STREET STOCKS HAVE BONUSES ADDED TO FRIDAY NIGHT PROGRAM AT SPENCER SPEEDWAY

-$500 Bonus Added if Any Driver Can Beat Rich Sharpe or Andy Cryan if One or Both are in Attendance-

-Qualifying Race Bonuses Added Qualifying Race Winners from F/A Products

Williamson, N.Y. – (August 28, 2018) – The Street Stock division has had two substantial bonuses added to the Friday night program at Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y., where the Street Stocks will take part in the Tribute to Pops Leaty.

A $500 Bonus has been posted for any driver that can beat Rich Sharpe or Andy Cryan if one or both are in attendance at Spencer on Friday. Both Sharp and Cryan have indicated that they have intentions of being at the race. The bonus comes from the dominance of their respective divisions throughout the past two-seasons. The criteria is to out-race one or both of these top racers and beat them cleanly to claim the $500 bonus and potentially make the win worth $1,000.

Qualifying race winners will also be receiving a $50 gift certificate courtesy of F/A Products (www.faproducts.com) in the Street Stock division.

The Sodus Microd club will have a display as well a brief demonstration prior to the feature racing action.

The event night is being presented by Rochester Steel Treating Works, Inc. (www.rstwinc.com) and Cavallaro-Neubauer Chevrolet and Buick.

The gates open at 5 pm at Spencer Speedway for fans with racing to follow at 7 pm. General Admission tickets for the event are just $22, with a Senior and Military ticket being $19 (adult $2 coupons are available for the event throughout the region); Children 6-11 years of age are $8 and children 5 and under are free.

Where: Spencer Speedway, Williamson, N.Y.

When: Friday, August 31, 2018. Grandstands open at 5 pm, racing at 7 pm

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

What: The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series “Tribute to Pops 75”, Lancaster Speedway Type Street Stocks, Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series.

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RACE OF CHAMPIONS ASPHALT MODIFIED SERIES BONUSES PAST $6,800 FOR TRIBUTE TO “POPS” LEATY 75 AT SPENCER SPEEDWAY ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 31

-Troyer Race Cars to Offer $500 in Certificates for Troyer Race Cars –

Williamson, N.Y. – (August 29, 2018) – Through the efforts of defending Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series champion, Mike Leaty and his championship winning crew chief, Jeff DeMinck and the Catalano family have put together an extensive lap program and list of bonuses including $500 in certificates from Troyer Race Cars in Rochester, N.Y.

The $100 certificates from Troyer Race Cars will be awarded to the 1st, 6th, 12th and 18th place finishers in addition to the car running in the last position on lap 25.

Qualifying race winners will be receiving a $50 gift certificate courtesy of F/A Products (www.faproducts.com) in the Modified division.

Several other special awards will be presented including; B&A Racing – Hard Charger and Hard Luck $100 per Award. Bobby Shine will present the first car out of the race $100. “Life’s a Journey Always Travel Far & Often” Longest Tow Award from Don & Paula Abel $100. The highest finishing Father Award from Carl Rice $100. “The Tin Man” Award from Cornerstone Realty and Cino Farms $200. Worst finishing car on the track in Memory of Wes Hawkins #9505 from Ken Hawkins $50. Best Appearing Car determined the Fisher Family $100 and the “Pops is Tops” in Fast Time group qualifying $100.

In addition several “extra” money laps are available in the race. The Leaty family is paying out $500 ($100 to several specified positions) on lap 25. Lap 61 will be worth $250 in Memory of Richie Evans from John VanDusen. The Catalano family has posted $154 for lap 54, while there are several other bonus laps at $100.

The event night is being presented by Rochester Steel Treating Works, Inc. (www.rstwinc.com) and Cavallaro-Neubauer Chevrolet and Buick.

The gates open at 5 pm at Spencer Speedway for fans with racing to follow at 7 pm. General Admission tickets for the event are just $22, with a Senior and Military ticket being $19 (adult $2 coupons are available for the event throughout the region); Children 6-11 years of age are $8 and children 5 and under are free.

Where: Spencer Speedway, Williamson, N.Y.

When: Friday, August 31, 2018. Grandstands open at 5 pm, racing at 7 pm

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

What: The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series “Tribute to Pops 75”, Lancaster Speedway Type Street Stocks, Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series.

More Information: www.spencerspeedway.org / www.rocmodifiedseries.com

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