Category Archives: ROC Race of Champions Series

MATT HIRSCHMAN ADDS NUMBER 7 AS THE MOST PROLIFIC WINNER IN THE HISTORY OF THE RACE OF CHAMPIONS

Photo Credit: Alex and Helen Bruce Photos.

-Andy Jankowiak (Sportsman); Andy Cryan (Super Stocks); Briar Dils (Four Cylinders); Rich Sharpe (Street Stocks); Jerick Johnson (Late Models); Shawn Nye (TQ Midget)

all Race of Champions Weekend Winners-

North East, Pennsylvania – (October 1, 2019) – Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pennsylvania, earned his 7th career and 5h consecutive in the 69th edition of the event at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Penn., to close out Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions weekend.  Hirschman’s victories came on three distinctly different type tracks in Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome, Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway and Lake Erie, which is a 3/8-mile progressively banked oval.

“This is the biggest race of our season and when it rained, I thought, this just isn’t my year,” stated Hirschman following the race. “Then when I knew we would finish I was pumped up to get going again. Things worked out our way. This track is great. There are multiple grooves and it really is exciting racing. It takes everything to win this race and to do it is extremely humbling to win. This race means a great deal to my family. My Dad (Tony Hirschman) has won it four times. It is an incredible feeling and this truly means a great deal to all of us.”

Hirschman took home $12,500 for the win.

Hirschman captured the pole during group qualifying. After a rain delay when George Skora, III of Eden, N.Y., was leading, Hirschman worked his way back to the front and ultimately held off his neighbor, Eric Beers of Northampton, Pa., to score the victory. Skora worked his way back to finish third. Scott Wylie of Blasdell, N.Y., and young Austin Beers of Northampton, Pa., rounded out the top-five.

During post-race inspection several items were specifically inspected including; compression, the ignition system, MSD Box, transmission and carburetors. All cars passed inspection.

Briar Dils of Derby, N.Y., won the Race of Champions Four Cylinder “Dash” Series event while Jacob Gustafson of Webster, N.Y., earned the Race of Champions Four Cylinder “Dash” Series championship.

Shawn Nye of Lancaster, N.Y., won the “Harry Macy Classic 29” in exciting fashion, passing eventually TQ Midget Series champion Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y., late in the race to earn the victory.

Jerick Johnson of Mooresville, N.C., captured the Race of Champions Late Model Series 40-lap feature. Johnson had to hold off defending race winner Sam Fullone of North Collins, N.Y., to take home the top-prize. Terry Weldy of Corfu, N.Y., scored his first Race of Champions Late Model Series championship.

On Friday night Jankowiak scored an exciting and emotional Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series victory over Nye and Hirschman. Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., earned the Series title after earning the Modified Series crown in 2018.

Andy Cryan of Hamburg, N.Y., raced to his first ever Race of Champions Super Stock Series victory. Tom Barron of Ontario, N.Y., raced to his first-ever Race of Champions Series Championship.

Rich Sharpe of Buffalo, N.Y., claimed the Street Stock race over Ken Maltby of West Seneca, N.Y., who came home second. Brian Hoffman of South Wales, N.Y., finished third.

Full and detailed race results and point standings can be obtained at www.rocmodifiedseries.com

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CHAMPIONSHIPS AND PURSE AND PRIZE MONEY ON THE LINE AT LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY THIS WEEKEND

THE 69TH ANNUAL PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO RACE OF CHAMPIONS WEEKEND

 Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Championship Chase Comes Down to Final Race

Saturday Afternoon in the Race of Champions 250 –

North East, Pa. – (September 23, 2019) – After an exciting season, the 2019 Race of Champions family of Series will crown six champions as part of the 69th Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway.

Four of the six championships have different contenders that can take home the championship.

In the Race of Champions Modified Series, Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y., holds the top spot by 2 markers over Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., heading into Saturday’s 250-lap event that will pay the winner $12,500.

“We are looking forward to a busy weekend,” stated Emerling. “We’ve got a long going on but it would really good to win our second Race of Champions series title. Andy (Jankowiak) has led it for most of the season but we’ve been able to get closer. We are looking forward to giving it our all at Lake Erie on Saturday.”

The Asphalt Sportsman (Chuck Hossfeld and Daryl Lewis, Jr.); Late Model (Terry Weldy and Eldon King, III); TQ Midgets (Jankowiak and Kyle Hutchinson) and the Four Cylinder Dash Series (Jacob Gustafson and Bob Bogner) all have to settle their individual championship chases.

Tom Barron of Ontario, N.Y., currently leads the Super Stock Series by 72 over Joe Mancuso of Buffalo, N.Y., the defending series champion. It would be Barron’s first series championship.

If you are planning to attend the 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: Thursday, September 26; Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28.

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 69th Annual Race of Champions 250

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

QUALIFYING RACE WINNERS TO RECEIVE BONUS FROM WADDELL COMMUNICATIONS AT PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO RACE OF CHAMPIONS WEEKEND

-Waddell Communications, the Official Communications Provider of the Race of Champions to Reward Racers-

North East, Pennsylvania – (September 23, 2019) – Waddell Communications of Plainville, Connecticut, who is an authorized Racing Electronics dealer and retailer and the official two-way communication provider of the Race of Champions Series will provide additional support for the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania featuring the 69th Annual Race of Champions 250.

Waddell Communications will provide all Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series and Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified qualifying race winners with a radio specific carbon equipment case. In addition the fastest qualifier in group time trials for the Modifieds will receive a case.

“The Race of Champions is a great event that concludes an exciting Series season. We are proud to support it,” stated Shawn Waddell, owner and proprietor of Waddell Communications. “Short track racing and primarily Modified racing is our passion and making sure those teams have professional service and solid working communication tools is our focus. We look forward to contributing to this outstanding event.”

For more information in regard to Waddell Communications visit www.waddellcommunications.com; e-mail: shawnwaddell@sbcglobal.net or phone: 860.573.8821.

Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.

When: Thursday, September 26; Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28.

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 69th Annual Race of Champions 250

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, US Army, Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, Jerico Performance, 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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