Category Archives: Lake Erie Speedway

ANDY JANKOWIAK CAPTURES 71ST ANNUAL LUCAS OIL RACE OF CHAMPIONS 250 AT LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY

North East, Pa. – (September 28, 2021) – Andy Jankowiak of North Tonawanda, N.Y., swept the weekend at Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions at Lake Erie Speedway which concluded with the 71st Annual Lucas Oil Products Race of Champions 250 this past Sunday afternoon.

Jankowiak also claimed the “Crown Royal Classic Tribute to Joe Reilly 54”.on Saturday evening for the Race of Champions Sportsman Modified division, which is a traditional part of the weekend.

On Sunday afternoon, Jankowiak took the lead late in the race and went on to win the 250-lap classic. On Saturday evening, Jankowiak made a dramatic last lap pass of Mike Fiebelkorn of Hamburg, N.Y.

“We had the biggest weekend you could have,” stated Jankowiak. “It’s been a dream of mine to win the Race of Champions event and put my name forever with the greatest Modified drivers ever and it really hasn’t sunk in yet.”

Jankowiak topped Mike Christopher, Jr., of Wolcott, Connecticut and Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y.

By virtue of his 6th place finish, Austin Beers of Northampton, Pa., earned the Series points championship.

Jankowiak topped Fiebelkorn and Shawn Nye of Lancaster, N.Y., in the Sportsman Modified Series event on Saturday. Daryl Lewis, Jr., of Ontario, N.Y., captured the Series championship.

14-year old Evan Rygielski of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., won the Race of Champions Super Stock Series event over Eric Brown of Colden, N.Y., and Mike Pollack of Freeland, Pennsylvania. Tommy Barron of Ontario, N.Y., earned his second Series championship.

Andrew Lewis, Jr. of Ontario, N.Y., claimed the Race of Champions “Rocket Performance” 602 Sportsman Modified Series victory and series crown.

Jerick Johnson of Mooresville, N.C., won an incredibly competitive 40-lap Race of Champions Late Model Series race over Dave Heitzhaus of Strykersville, N.Y., and Eldon King, III of Freedom, N.Y.

Bob Palmer of Buffalo, N.Y., and Nick Robinson of Waverly, N.Y., battled for the Fred Rounds Race of Champions FOAR Score Dash Series “Triple Challenge as the division raced all three days. Palmer won the opening battle on Friday, September 24, with Robinson sweeping each of the next two-days and earning the “Fred Rounds Triple Challenge Cup.

Rich Sharpe of Depew, N.Y., continued his dominance in the Race of Champions Street Stock Series, topping Chris Powers of Blasdell, N.Y., and Nik Welshans of West Seneca, N.Y.

Bobby Holmes of Lockport, N.Y., won the Saturday portion of the NYPA TQ Midget program while Dave Wollaber of Lockport, N.Y., won the Harry Macy Classic on Sunday afternoon, earning his victory in the prestigious event.

Full results from Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend and the 71st Annual Race of Champions 250 can be found here; www.rocmodifiedseries.com/schedule/

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, Waddell Communications, Image X Graphic Designs, Sherwood Racing Wheels, DirtTrackDigest.com, FX Caprara and Billy Whittaker Ford. The 72nd annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2022 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    

FLEX SCHEDULE TO BE IN PLAY FOR PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO RACE OF CHAMPIONS WEEKEND AT LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY

  Track and Series Management willing to adjust Schedule in Order to give Fans and Participants Entire Show –

North East, Pa. – (September 22, 2021) – Lake Erie Speedway and Race of Champions management are prepared to offer fans a “flex” schedule in case it is needed to give fans and participants an opportunity to see the entire show on Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26 as part of Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway.

Utilizing a “flex” schedule means management may adjust the schedule in the event of any situation that may occur to ensure that the racing program will take place. This could mean the race starts earlier, later or qualifying programs are adjusted to accommodate an earlier start time for feature racing activity. Several other facilities and series commonly use “flex” scheduling to accommodate their customers.

The “flex” schedule option will be used, only if necessary and any adjustments to the schedule will be posted one-hour prior to events changing on all forms of track and series social media, along with Public Address announcements at the track. “Flex” scheduling may adjust the start time and order of events, in order to give everyone an opportunity to accommodate everyone. If you are on the Lake Erie Speedway property, tune into 107.3 FM for any announcements that may need to be made.

At this point, everything remains on schedule as planned and announced, however, management of the Track and the Series wanted to let fans know there is an alternative plan, should adjustments become necessary to complete either day of racing.

Tickets may be purchased for the weekend and will be available at the Lake Erie Speedway ticket office or at www.lakeeriespeedway.com. In the event that there is inclement weather, the event will be postponed to 2022. Pit Passes are available on the PitPay App. 

If you are planning to attend the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend and camp at the facility, spots are being sold at the track for the designated camping areas. Tickets and camping spots for the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend are available at the Lake Erie Speedway ticket office 814.725.3303. 

Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.

When: Friday, September 24; Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26, 2021.

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 250f

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, Waddell Communications, Image X Graphic Designs, Sherwood Racing Wheels, DirtTrackDigest.com, FX Caprara and Billy Whittaker Ford. The 71st annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2021 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    

FOAR SCORE TO GIVE RACE OF CHAMPIONS FOAR SCORE FOUR CYLINDER DASH SERIES BONUSES AS

PART OF PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO RACE OF CHAMPIONS WEEKEND AT LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY

North East, Pa. – (September 21, 2021) – In addition to three days of racing that make up the Race of Champions FOAR Score Four Cylinder Dash Series “Triple Challenge” at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pa., the FOAR Score Fan Club will award driver’s several bonuses.

Dash Series drvier’s will participate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as part of Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions weekend and as part of the final race on Sunday, the FOAR Score Fan Club will pay the following bonuses; 4th place on lap 4 will receive $44; 4th place on lap 14 will receive $44 and the cars finishing the last four (4) positions after taking the green flag for the feature will each receive $44.

The Friends of Auto-Racing Seeking Cooperation of Racing Enthusiasts (FOAR SCORE) is a non-profit organization that is the oldest auto-racing fan club in the United States. The club was formed in 1948 by race fans for the betterment of local auto-racing. The club attempts to help the sport of auto-racing in any way possible and their purpose is for the betterment of automobile racing for fans, drivers, car owners and promoters. The club has served to help in many fashions during its existence including donations to those in need, point-fund contributions and increasing the popularity and notoriety of the sport of auto-racing.

Teams for all division may register and find parking at the following link; http://www.myracepass.com/series/1810/registrations/?fbclid=IwAR07x9UQ_T3UX6skiKyisvbMfJ6KOQM9FypKYyhJAyK133MP49Z74Jwiki8. Pit passes for Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend are available on the PitPay App, available on most mobile devices.

In addition to the purses and bonus awards, one competitor will receive “the Best Appearing Car” award from long-time FOAR Score Four Cylinder Dash Series supporter, D.C. and H. Consulting in Williamsville, New York. The “Best Appearing Award” will be presented on Sunday and voted on by a selected group of participants in the division.

Tickets may be purchased for the weekend and will be available at the Lake Erie Speedway ticket office or at www.lakeeriespeedway.com. In the event that there is inclement weather, the event will be postponed to 2022.

If you are planning to attend the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend and camp at the facility, spots are being sold at the track for the designated camping areas. Tickets and camping spots for the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend are available at the Lake Erie Speedway ticket office 814.725.3303. 

Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.

When: Friday, September 24; Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26, 2021.

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 250f

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, Waddell Communications, Image X Graphic Designs, Sherwood Racing Wheels, DirtTrackDigest.com, FX Caprara and Billy Whittaker Ford. The 71st annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2021 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