Category Archives: ROC Race of Champions Series

MAYNARD TROYER CLASSIC 60-LAPS $6,000-TO-WIN ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2019

Williamson, N.Y. – (August 12, 2019) – On Friday, August 30, 2019 the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series will take part in the Maynard Troyer Classic at Spencer Speedway presented by Wilbert’s U-Pull It. The race will be a lucrative one for racers paying $6,000-to-win for the 60-lap distance, in honor of the legendary car racer and car builder who visited victory lane on many occasions at the half-mile speedplant.

Troyer built an unrivaled racing career, becoming one of the top Modified racers in the history of the sport, competing in Late Models, Super Modifieds, even a NASCAR Winston Cup Car, before creating the brand that carried his name and has defined Modified racing for decades.

“Maynard Troyer created an unmatched legacy in Modified racing history,” stated Troyer employee Kevin Miller, who has become a full-time Series competitor in 2019. “I am very proud to work at Troyer and play a small role in carrying on such a great legacy. We’ve gone through some changes recently, but the name on the door is still Troyer and we are all extremely proud of that. This is going to be an incredible night and we are all looking forward to it.”

The Race of Champions Late Model Series will bring Late Model racing back to action at Spencer as well as the Wilbert’s U-Pull It Super Six division to round out an exciting night of racing.

The “Food Truck Frenzy” featuring local food trucks and tastes from the area will also make its return and give fans the final opportunity of the 2019 season to take part in this unique race track food experience.

The gates open at 5:00 pm at Spencer Speedway for fans, with qualifying to follow at 7:15 pm on Friday, August 30.

Where: Spencer Speedway, Williamson, N.Y.

When: Friday, August 30, 2019. Grandstands open at 5:00 pm, Qualifying at 7:15 pm; all racing to follow.

Tickets: $23 General Admission; $19 for Seniors/Military (65 years and older and Military with proper identification); Children 5-to 15 years of age will be $10; Children 4-and-under will be Free for this event.

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 Maynard Troyer Classic.

More Information: 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, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 69th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2019 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 Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

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WILBERT’S U-PULL IT “NIGHT OF STARS” THIS FIRDAY AT SPENCER SPEEDWAY

Alex and Helen Bruce photo

 Three Racing Families to be Honored for Their Generations of Dedication to Spencer Speedway –

Williamson, N.Y. – (August 5, 2019) – On Friday, June 9, 2019 Spencer Speedway, presented by Wilbert’s U-Pull It in Williamson, N.Y., will return to racing action with the “Night of Stars” featuring the Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series, the Race of Champions Super Stock Series, the Wilbert’s U-Pull It Four Cylinder and Wilbert’s U-Pull It Super Six Series.

Three dedicated Spencer Speedway racing families will be honored for their years of dedication and top performances at the Speedway. The Catalano’s, the Lewis and Leaty families will be honored throughout the night and presented with a memorable board from Pilat Design, the official graphic design outlet of the Race of Champions, that recognizes their years of dedication to the speedway as well as an identical board that will be displayed and remain at the speedway for fans to see.

“This will be a great night for all of our families,” stated Tommy Catalano. “We are very happy that Spencer is opening and happening. It’s going to be a great night and I hope everyone takes the time to come out and join us and celebrate the sport. It should be a lot of fun.”

The “Food Truck Frenzy” featuring local food trucks and tastes from the area will also make its return.

The gates open at 5:00 pm at Spencer Speedway for fans, with qualifying to follow at 7:15 pm.

Where: Spencer Speedway, Williamson, N.Y.

When: Friday, August 9, 2019. Grandstands open at 5:00 pm, Qualifying at 7:15 pm; all racing to follow.

Tickets: $12 General Admission; $10 for Seniors/Military (65 years and older and Military with proper identification); Children 11-to 15 years of age will be $8; Family Four Pack $40; Children 10-and-under will be Free for this event.

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 “Night of Stars”.

More Information: 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                                    

PATRICK EMERLING SCORES ROD SPALDING CLASSIC VICTORY IN RACE OF CHAMPIONS ASPHALT MODIFIED SERIES WIN AT CHEMUNG SPEEDROME THIS PAST SATURDAY NIGHT

Zachary Skotnicki photo

– Lee Sharpsteen Scores Tribute to Ed McGuire 51 and Andy Jankowiak Wins Inaugural Race of Champions TQ Midget Series Event –

Chemung, New York – (August 5, 2019) – Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., earned his 16th career Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series victory this past Saturday in the Rod Spalding Classic at Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome.

Emerling’s win ties him with his crew chief, Jan Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., for 4th on the all-time win list.

Emerling started 10th and methodically worked his way through the field, ultimately wrestling the lead away from TJ Potrzebowski of Elmira, N.Y., on lap 45 and heading to victory lane.

“We’ve been challenged here, looking for speed,” stated Emerling from victory lane. “But we found it tonight. The car was good throughout the race and I just used some patience to get into a position to win. It can get wild here. I’m proud of my team, we’ve had a long weekend and this is a good way to end it.”

Owen Bednasz of Lakeview, N.Y., led the field to the green and led the first circuit before Potrzebowski claimed the top spot.

Tyler Rypkema of Owego, N.Y., took his turn out front after passing Potrzebowski, while the action was fast and furious behind him. Potrzebowski then slipped back into the lead just before halfway and led until Emerling went in to the top spot for good.

Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa., finished second, while Austin Kochenash of Danielsville, Pa., finished third. Brian Defebo of Scranton, Pa., came home fourth while Scott Wylie of Blasdell, N.Y., finished fifth.

Hirschman posted the fastest time during group qreen-white-checker qualifying with a time of 14.903 (90.586 mph).

Rypkema, Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., Mike Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., and Jack Ely of Wall Township, N.J., won the qualifying races.

Lee Sharpsteen of Waverly, N.Y., won the Tribute to Ed McGuire 51 for the Race of Champion Super Stock Series over Mike Nichols of Elmira, N.Y., who finished second. Joe Mancuso of Buffalo, N.Y., finished third.

Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y., won a thrilling first-ever Race of Champions TQ Midget feature event. Jankowiak topped Kyle Hutchinson of East Aurora, N.Y., who finished second. Joey Bailey of Monroe, N.J., finished third.

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Feature Finish

Rod Spalding Classic  (75-laps)

Chemung Speedrome, Chemung, N.Y.

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

 1Start Pos 10No. 07Name Patrick EmerlingLaps 75 
2560Matt Hirschman  
3666Austin Kochensash  
41853Brian Defebo  
51988Scot Wyle  
61712Andy Jankowiak  
7272TJ Potrzebowski  
8322Chuck Hossfeld  
91225Mike Leaty  
101310lDaryl Lewis, Jr.  
11432Tyler Rypkema  
121145Eric Beers  
131595Bryan Sherwood  
14143Daren Scherer  
15222Kevin Miller 
16219Brandon Oltra 
172019Austin Beers 
18148Owen Bednasz74 
191640rJake Rought  
2084Zack Knowlden73 Accident 
21246Scott Hossfeld67 
22954eJack Ely50 Mechanical 
2375Kyle Ebersole36 Mechanical 
242394Zack Curren26 Mechanical 

Time of Race: 46 minutes 56 seconds                       Average Speed: 36.225 mph               Margin of Victory: .347 seconds

Lead Changes: 4 among 4 drivers. [48, Owen Bednasz) 0-1, [72, TJ Potrezbowski] 1-4, (32, Tyler Rypkema) 5-34, (72, Potrezbowski) 35-44, (07, Patrick Emerling) 45-75