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-Second Harvest Food Bank Food Drive Also to Take Place with Ticket Discounts For Fans-

North East, PA – (June 4, 2018) – The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series swings back into action, while the Race of Champions Late Model Series takes to the track for the first time this season on Saturday, June 9, at the beautiful Lake Erie Speedway in North East, PA, with the running of the “Lake Erie 75” presented by Jim Moss Builders for the Modifieds and the “CPS 40” for Late Models.

“This will be an exciting card of racing for the fans and will be a prelude to the 68th Annual Race of Champions Weekend that takes place at Lake Erie in late September, including the 68th Annual Race of Champions 250,” stated RoC Promoter Joe Skotnicki.

Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, NY, kicked off the Modified Series season with win at Lancaster Speedway (NY) on May 12.

“Lake Erie is an exciting track,” offered Emerling. “It has multiple grooves which makes exciting racing for the fans. We’re looking forward to it.”

On the Late Model side, veteran Late Model pilot Bob Weber of Clarence, N.Y., is looking forward to racing.

“We’ve had a long winter off and our opener saw inclement weather, so this is our start,” stated Weber. “It couldn’t come at a better track. We are really excited about kicking things off and getting going at Erie this weekend.”

Lake Erie Speedway management is offering fans a free ticket promotion if they bring a non-perishable food item(s) for the Second Harvest Food Bank on Saturday. This is a great opportunity to make a contribution to the community and offer assistance to those in need. Fans that purchase an Adult General Admission ticket to the June 9, 2018, event who bring a non-perishable donation(s) will receive a second adult General Admission and a child’s General Admission ticket for free.

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania is the largest nonprofit food distribution organization in northwest Pennsylvania and the only food bank in the region. Second Harvest distributes millions of pounds of grocery products each year to hundreds of nonprofit agencies that directly serve people facing hard times in 11 counties. Recipients, who receive food free of charge, include unemployed and underemployed workers, the homeless, senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, families in crisis situations and children. A total of 167,700 unduplicated individuals receive food from Second Harvest each year. This number represents one in four people in northwest Pennsylvania. For more information, visit; www.nwpafoodbank.org

The event will also have the US Legend Cars National Qualifier, NYPA T.Q. Midgets and Midwest Compacts on the card. Pre-sale event tickets are now available through the Lake Erie Speedway website (www.lakeeriespeedway.com) for just $15 ($20 the day of the show).

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.

Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.

When: Saturday, June 9, 2018. Grandstands open at 5:00 pm, Qualifying Races begin at 6:00 pm

Directions: The track is located just 20 minutes of West Erie, Pa., minutes from Interstate 90 and directly of Interstate 86 at 10700 Delmas Drive, North East, PA 16428

What: The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series, Lake Erie 75; Race of Champions Asphalt Late Model Series CPS 40

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

                             For more information, contact;

Race of Champions Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

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