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CURRENT “TO-DATE” 2021RACE OF CHAMPIONS FAMILY OF SERIES SCHEDULES -2021 Tentative Scheduled Dates

Elma, New York (January 9, 2021) – Included within and attached is the current Race of Champions Family of Series ”to-date” schedules.

The schedule gives fans an opportunity to visit premier racing facilities throughout the Northeast.

These dates and locations will bring together traditional events with some exciting additions to the promotional calendar, giving everyone a variety of exciting events throughout the 2021 season to showcase the Race of Champions brand of racing.

Race of Champions management is currently in negotiation with Spencer Speedway ownership in Williamson, N.Y., but two tentative dates that can be “penciled in” and will become firmed up, once an agreement is reached with Spencer Speedway ownership are Friday, July 30 and Friday, September 3 for the Race of Champions Modified Series.

The Race of Champions Modified Series will open the season with a return to beautiful Lehigh Valley region and the Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton on Saturday April 24.

Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome will host the Series on May 8 and the traditional NASCAR Cup Series Weekend at Watkins Glen on Saturday, August 7.

On July 3, the Series will “tune-up” for the 71st annual Race of Champions 250 with an Independence Day celebration event at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pa., which Lake Erie Speedway General Manager, A.J. Moore announced on Facebook on December 14, 2020. (www.facebook.com/LakeErieSpeedway/posts/10158953281439490?__tn__=-R)

The series also returns to the “high-banks” of Holland (N.Y.) International Speedway on Saturday, July 10. A date which was released on November 8, 2020 by track owner Ron Bennett in a story to Larry Ott, which was published in the Buffalo News (https://buffalonews.com/sports/motor-sports/holland-international-speedway-announces-plans-for-2021/article_4b4bccbc-21f4-11eb-adb0-b7f9be76ceb1.html)

The 71st annual Race of Champions 250 will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2021 as part of Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway (September 24, 25 and 26), which continues to develop as a popular destination and location for the “Granddaddy” of all Modified races. Tickets for the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend are available at www.lakeriespeedway.com.

Another Modified Series date on Saturday, August 14 has been added to the schedule with all details to be determined. The August 14 date will include the FOAR Score Hall-of-Fame Induction Ceremony, as the president of FOAR Score, Bob Woch stated, “without the ability to host the club’s traditional banquet, this is the next best alternative for us to continue this great Western New York racing tradition inducting deserving recipients into the Hall-of-Fame.”

The Race of Champions Sportsman Modified, Super Stocks and Four Cylinder Dash Series will play on the card on Saturday, June 5 at Lake Erie Speedway (www.facebook.com/LakeErieSpeedway/posts/10158953281439490?__tn__=-R).

Holland International Speedway will once again bring back the “George Decker” Memorial for the Sportsman Modified Series along with the Rick Wylie Classic on Saturday, August 28. The George Decker Memorial, which driver George Skora, III, has tabbed as one of the most prestigious Sportsman events in the region, will be 52-laps, along with the Late Model Series race being 48-laps in honor of Holland and Late Model legend Rick Wylie. Combined, this will bring back the traditional “Bud 100” concept at Holland, a popular tradition at the speedway for many years. (https://buffalonews.com/sports/motor-sports/holland-international-speedway-announces-plans-for-2021/article_4b4bccbc-21f4-11eb-adb0-b7f9be76ceb1.html)

A new speedway will join the Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series. On Saturday, October 23, the Series will head to Painesville (Ohio) Speedway for the first time in what promoter, Randy Maggio, Jr., has tabbed as an “event purely focused on Compact and Four Cylinder racers.”

All division schedules are being worked on and prepared for release and these are not the final schedules. The dates included within are “up-to-date” and may be adjusted along with the now standard “Covid-19 pandemic” disclaimer in regard to the current state, region and community regulations that may dictate a schedule change. The 2021 Race of Champions Dirt 602 Sportsman Modified Series schedule will remain “on-hold” until the status of the United States and Canadian Border is updated and traditional crossing regulations resume.

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, Airport Collision, Rocket Performance, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, DirtTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. 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

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2021

Race of Champions Modified Series

Saturday                  April                         24                            Mahoning Valley Speedway

Saturday                  May                         8                              Chemung Speedrome

Saturday                  July                          3                              Lake Erie Speedway

Saturday                  July                          10                            Holland International Speedway

Saturday                  August                     7                              Chemung Speedrome

Saturday                  August                     14                            TBD

Sunday                    September               26                             Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Race of Champions 250

2021

Race of Champions Late Model Series

Saturday                  August                     28                            Holland International Speedway (Rick Wylie Classic)

Saturday                  September               25                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend

2021

Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series

Saturday                  June                        5                               Lake Erie Speedway 

Saturday                  August                     28                                     Holland International Speedway – “George Decker Memorial”

Saturday                  September               25                             Lake Erie Speedway –“6th Annual Crown Royal Classic Tribute Joe Reilly 54”

2021

Race of Champions Super Stock Series

Saturday                  June                        5                               Lake Erie Speedway 

Saturday                  August                    7                                          Chemung Speedrome

Saturday                  September             25                            Lake Erie Speedway – 70th Annual Race of Champions Weekend

2021

Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series

Saturday                  June                        5                              Lake Erie Speedway        

Saturday                  July                          3                              Lake Erie Speedway

Saturday                  July                          10                            Holland International Speedway

Saturday                  August                     7                              Chemung Speedrome

Saturday                  August                     14                            TBD

Saturday                  August                     28                            Holland International Speedway

Friday                      September               24                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions

Saturday                  September               25                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions

Sunday                    September               26                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions

Saturday                  October                   23                            Painesville Speedway

Saturday                  October                  

2021

Race of Champions TQ Midget Series

Saturday                  September               25                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions

Sunday                    September               26                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions

2021

Race of Champions Street Stock Series

Sunday                    September               26                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions

2021

Race of Champions Dirt 602 Modified Series

“On Hold” – Pandemic

STATEMENT IN REGARD TO THE STATUS AND SCHEDULING OF THE 32ND ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO TOMMY DRUAR / TONY JANKOWIAK MEMORIAL RACE

The Druar and Jankowiak family have made a decision as a family that is in regard to our family’s race (the 32nd Annual Tribute to Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak Memorial Race). The event is a special event for racers in our region and we would like to protect our family’s legacy that has been established over the last 32-years.

The race has developed and evolved over the past 31-seasons into a celebration of short track racing and a benefit to local track racing in Western New York and should be presented as such. Prior to what may be perceived as the scheduling of the event for 2021, there was one stipulation that a member of our family requested and it was simply not met.

Therefore, we have decided, after conversations amongst our family that the Race of Champions will present the race, wherever the event is scheduled.

Details in regard to scheduling of the race and event, will be announced shortly. If you are seeking more information in regard to this race, at this point, we ask that you respect the family’s decision and contact Race of Champions management.

Thank you for understanding of our position; Mickey Druar and Debbie Jankowiak.

TICKETS MAKE A GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT FOR THE 2021 PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO RACE OF CHAMPIONS

  Tickets Discounted $5.20 per Ticket until December 31st, 2020 –

– Friday, September 24; Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26, 2021 –

North East, Pa. – (December 18, 2020) – Tickets for the 2021 Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania can make a perfect Holiday gift for the race fan in your household. Surprise your favorite “race fan” with the gift of a ticket for Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend and the 71st Annual Race of Champions 250.

The Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series, will once again race for three consecutive nights for the 2nd Annual Fred Rounds Cup. The Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series will highlight the program with the running of the 6th Annual “Crown Royal Classic Tribute to Joe Reilly” on Saturday, September 25. The 71st Annual Race of Champions 250 will close out the weekend in spectacular fashion on Sunday, September 26.

If you are looking for a “last minute” gift idea, tickets to Race of Champions weekend are a perfect fit.

In honor of the events of the 2020 season, the tickets will be discounted $5.20 until December 31, 2020. Tickets may be purchased for the weekend at the Lake Erie Speedway ticket office (814.725.3303) or at www.lakeeriespeedway.com

Ticket prices for Friday, September 25; Adult, Senior, Children (Infant – 16) – Grandstands are Free.

Ticket prices for Saturday, September 26; Adult General Admission Tickets – $20 ($14.80 until December 31, 2020); Senior General Admission Tickets – $17 (11.80 until December 31, 2020); Reserved Seat Tickets (Regardless of Age) – $25 ($19.80 until December 21, 2020) – Children (6-16) – General Admission Tickets – $10; Children Under 5 General Admission Tickets – Free.

Ticket prices for Sunday, September 27; Adult General Admission Tickets – $35 ($29.80 until December 31, 2020); Senior General Admission Tickets – $33 ($27.80 until December 31, 2020); Reserved Seat Tickets (Regardless of Age) – $40 ($34.80 until December 31, 2020) – Children (6-16) – General Admission Tickets – $12; Children Under 5 General Admission Tickets – Free.

If you plan to attend the weekend and camp at the facility, spots will be sold at the track for the designated camping areas for $50 ($44.80 until December 31, 2020) for the entire weekend. 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 or at www.lakeeriespeedway.com.

Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.

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

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

What: The Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway featuring the 71st Annual “Race of Champions 250”

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