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SCHEDULE SET FOR 66th SEASON OF RACING AT SPENCER SPEEDWAY

 The 2021 Spencer Speedway Season to be presented by Wilbert’s U-Pull-It –

Williamson, New York (May 29, 2021) – After months of speculation and a worldwide pandemic where businesses faced multiple gathering restrictions, the 66th season of stock car racing action at Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y., will finally take place in 2021.

The 2020 season, which was set to host six races, never took place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The holding pattern created additional work at the facility, which will see four races once things come together for 2021.

The Race of Champions Modified Series will pay two visits to the popular 1/2/-mile located just east of the city of Rochester. On Friday, July 30, the series will take part in a 50-lap $5,000-to-win sprint race. On Friday, September 3, the Series will play a role in the Maynard Troyer Classic II. The Troyer Classic will be 60-laps, initially paying $6,000-to-win along with the champion of the event receiving a ring contributed Maynard Troyer fan and racing enthusiast, Scott Hossfeld of Depew, N.Y. The ring will be coming from the “Official Jeweler of the Race of Champions and the Racing Promotion Monthly Newsletter and Workshops” Graeber Jewelers located in West Seneca, N.Y.

The Maynard Troyer Classic will also become the region’s Modified Mania with Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds and the Race of Champions 602 Sportsman Modifieds competing on the same night.

The Sportsman Modifed Series will highlight the schedule as the headline division on Friday, July 16, the 66th official opening of Spencer Speedway. The Sportsman will also highlight the night on Friday, August 20.

The Race of Champions Super Stock Series will pay three visits to the track on Friday, July 16; Friday, July 30 and Friday, August 20.

The action at Spencer Speedway will be presented by Wilbert’s U-Pull It this season. Wilbert’s U-Pull It will also be the title sponsor for the Four Cylinder and Super Six divisions. The Wilbert’s U-Pull It Four Cylinder division will appear in all four races at the speedway.

Wilbert’s, a familiar name in Western and Central New York, was founded by Arthur Wilbert in 1952. Arthur became the patriarch for one of the largest and most modern automotive recycling facilities in New York. From humble beginnings as a one-man collision shop, Wilbert’s has grown from a single facility offering only Buick parts to four facilities offering a full range of recycled domestic and import auto and light truck parts built where Cars and Car Service developed into a family passion, as well as a Christmas Tree Farm which has been passed down through generations. Today Art Wilbert’s sons maintain the business and the family customer service tradition built around the Wilbert name, while their facilities dot the landscape on Route 104, East of Rochester, along with a Wilbert’s U-Pull It location in Bath, N.Y., and their most recent acquisition in Elma, N.Y., offering customers a variety of automotive services, superior customer service and quality tested recycled parts at reasonable prices, including the unique option of U-Pull It, where customers have the ability to save and get the specific parts they need.

The Spencer Speedway presented by Wilbert’s U-Pull It schedule for the 2021 season is;

Friday, July 16 – Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series; Race of Champions Super Stock Series; Wilbert’s U-Pull It Four Cylinders; Wilbert’s U-Pull it Super Six Series

Friday, July 30  – $5,000-to-win Race of Champions Modified Series; Race of Champions Super Stocks; Wilbert’s U-Pull It Four Cylinders; Wilbert’s U-Pull It Super Six Series

Friday, August 20 – Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds; Race of Champions Super Stocks; Wilbert’s U-Pull It Four Cylinders / Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series; Wilbert’s U-Pull It Super Six Series

Friday, September 3 – Maynard Troye Classic II Race of Champion Modified Series; Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series; Wilbert’s U-Pull It Four Cylinders; Wilbert’s U-Pull It Super Six Series.

Ticketing information for all events will be released in the near future for all Spencer Speedway events.

PATRICK EMERLING WINS EMPIRE STATE OPENER IN ROC ASPHALT MODIFIED SERIES COMPETITON AT CHEMUNG SPEEDROME

Photo Credit: Duane and Evan Canfield.

– Hirschman and Beers stay close in Series Championship Point Chase –

Chemung, New York – (May 10, 2021) – Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., earned another Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series victory this past Saturday at Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome after asphalt modified racing has been absent from the New York tracks for over 600-days.

Emerling started on the pole and was able to hold off a charging Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa., in the final laps of the race to earn the victory.

“We had a good car and I knew he was coming, but we had enough to hold him off,” stated Emerling from victory lane. “It was a good race and there were challenges, but we were able to get the job done. This is a competitive series and we were able to beat some of the best this afternoon. I have to thank my team and everyone involved with our group. This is a great way for us to get back going in New York.”

Emerling fended off advances from Tommy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., Austin Beers of Northampton, Pa., and Hirschman to earn the victory.

Hirschman finished second after a spirited battle in the late stages of the race chasing Emerling. Beers finished third after swapping the position back and forth with Zane Zeiner of Bath, Pa.

Zeiner finished fourth and Catalano fifth.

Beers posted the fastest time during group qreen-white-checker qualifying.

Beers, Bryan Sherwood of Apalachin, N.Y., and Hirschman won the three qualifying races.

Full results are posted on www.rocmodifiedseries.com under the schedule/results tab.

FX CAPRARA TO PROVIDE OFFICIAL “PACE TRUCK” FOR RACE OF CHAMPIONS FAMILY OF SERIES

  • FX Caprara tabbed as Official Vehicle Retailer of the Race of Champions –

Watertown, N.Y. – (May 7, 2021) – FX Caprara Ford of Ogdensburg will provid the official “Pace Truck” for the Race of Champions Series over the course of the next three seasons. FX Caprara will also become the official vehicle retailer through its multiple brands of dealerships and multitude of vehicle options, new purchase, leased and pre-owned.

“This is a great fit for us,” stated Charlie Caprara, owner of the FX Caprara car companies. “The Race of Champions is an excellent partner and we are looking forward to a long-term relationship in addition to some very exciting racing.”

FX Caprara is one of the most recognized names in dealerships in New York and has an incredible line of options any type of vehicle purchase to meet your needs. Cars, Trucks, motorcycles, recreational type and off-road vehicles as well trailers to tow them anywhere. Visit any one of the FX Caprara family of stores to purchase exactly what you are looking for.

FX Caprara Honda of Watertown; www.fxhonda.com

FX Caprara Kia of Watertown; www.fxkia.com

FX Caprara Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram of Alexandria Bay; www.fxcapraradjcrofalexandriabay.com

FX Caprara Ford of Ogdensburg; www.fxford.com

FX Caprara Harley-Davidson in Adams Center; fxcapraraharley-davidson.com

Caprara Brothers Honda in Adams Center; www.caprarabrothershonda.com

FX Caprara Trailer Sales in Adams Center; fxtrailers.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, FX Caprara, Waddell Communications, Image X Graphic Design, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com, Presque Isle Downs & Casino and the Erie Sports Commission. 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.a

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