Category Archives: ROC Race of Champions Series

MATT HIRSCHMAN CONTINUES HIS DOMINANCE OF LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY WITH “BASH BY THE LAKE” WIN

GEORGE SKORA, III SPORTSMAN, TOMMY KRAWCZYK – SUPER STOCK, BOBBY HOLMES – TQ MIDGET, BRYCE BAILEY & DJ SHAW – FOUR CYLINDER DASH SERIES WINNERS AT LAKE ERIE

North East, Pennsylvania – (June 28, 2020) – Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pennsylvania, continued his dominance at Lake Erie Speedway this past Saturday night as he scored the opening night Series victory in the “Bash by the Lake” 75 for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series. Hirschman has won the last six races at the North East, Pa., speed plant, dating back to the surprise victory by Will Thomas of Sharpsville, Pa., in 2016. It was Hirschman’s 48th career Race of Champions series victory.

“It was a big night for us,” stated Hirschman. “Things have obviously been different this year and we are happy to come out and do our things. I love Lake Erie, it has been a great race track for me. I’m very thankful the show worked out. The weather didn’t look so good this week. We had a great car, a good draw and things just went our way. I hope the next race comes sooner rather than later, but whenever it is, we will be ready.”

Hirschman topped Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y., finished second after a late race charge at Hirschman. Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., the defending series champion finished third. Mike Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., finished fourth with Timmy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., rounding out the top-five.

Bobby Holmes of Lockport, N.Y., won the T.Q. Midget Series race over Andy Nye of Lancaster, N.Y., and Kyle Hutchinson of East Aurora, N.Y. Holmes, Nye and Hutchinson staged an epic battle with several lead changes throughout the race.

In Friday’s action, George Skora, III of Eden, N.Y., scored his first Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series victory. Skora was a former Late Model track champion at Lake Erie. Leaty finished second with Jankowiak third. Daryl Lewis, Jr., of Ontario, ,N.Y. finished fourth and Jake Wylie of Derby, N.Y., rounded out the top-five.

Tommy Krawczyk of West Seneca, N.Y., survived several restarts to win the Super Stock Series event. Krawczyk out ran Tommy Barron from Ontario, N.Y., who is the defending series champion. TJ Cochrane of Cheektowaga, N.Y., finished third. Nik Welshans of West Seneca, N.Y., finished fourth with Trevor Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., finishing fifth.

Bryce Bailey, who is just 15-years old from Waverly, N.Y., scored his first feature victory on Friday night in his first start with the Four Cylinder Dash Series. Bailey topped DJ Shaw of Waverly, N.Y., who finished second and Erik Johnson of Elyria, Ohio, who came home third. Jason Anasiewicz of Alden, N.Y., finished fourth and Charles Palmer of Cheektowaga, N.Y., finished fifth.

D.J. Shaw moved up one position on Saturday evening and captured his first Four Cylinder Dash Series victory. Palmer finished second with Bryar Dils of Derby, N.Y., finishing third. Anasiewicz finished fourth with Josh Schosek of Hamburg, N.Y., finishing fifth.

Full and detailed race results and point standings can be obtained at www.rocmodifiedseries.com (http://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, Printed Image of Buffalo, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, TDH Refrigeration, RPM Newsletter and Workshops; Sherwood Racing Wheels, DirtTrackDigest.com, Wilbert’s U-Pull It and Speed51.com. The 70th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2020 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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RACE OF CHAMPIONS MODIFIED SERIES AND LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY SET TO GO GREEN AT LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY, FRIDAY JUNE 26 AND SATURDAY JUNE 27

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Elma, New York (June 5, 2020) – Race of Champions Modified Series and Lake Erie Speedway management have been able to secure a return to racing date with events taking place on Friday, June 26 and the originally scheduled show on Saturday, June 27.

The show that was postponed on Friday, June 6 featuring the Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds and Race of Champions Super Stocks will move to Friday, June 26 with the divisions being adjusted slightly to include the Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series as well as the U.S. (INEX) Legend Cars, and Bandoleros.

On Saturday, June 27, the Race of Champions Modified Series will take center stage in a 75-lap event along with the Race of Champions T.Q. Midgets, Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series and Midwest Compacts. The June 27 event is the originally scheduled date for the event.

Masks or facial coverings will be recommended and social distancing will be practiced due to state and county established restrictions due to COVID-19 as Erie County Pennsylvania moves into the “green” phase of the state’s reopening plan.

Phased reopening in all states varies based on the guidelines set forth by local, regional and state authorities. Until spectators are permitted In New York it is not financially feasible for many speedways and series, including the Race of Champions management plan at Spencer Speedway, to conduct racing events.

All Race of Champions events that are run will follow all guidelines as set forth by any authority including the CDC.

The Race of Champions will be introducing their contactless points of purchase, membership and event registration in the next two weeks.

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, Printed Image of Buffalo, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, TDH Refrigeration, RPM Newsletter and Workshops; Sherwood Racing Wheels, DirtTrackDigest.com, Wilbert’s U-Pull It and Speed51.com. The 70th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2020 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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E-RACE OF CHAMPIONS MODIFIED SERIES PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO “RACE OF CHAMPIONS” FESTIVAL ON I-RACING AT THE BULLRING AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

SET TO KICKOFF THURSDAY ON SPEED51.COM AS PART OF SPEED51 eSPORTS PROGRAMMING– T.Q. Midgets and Four Cylinders Set to Take Center Stage –

Elma, N.Y. – (May 12, 2020) – Race of Champions “Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Festival” is set to “kick-off” this Thursday, May 14 as part of the Speed51.com eSports program. Thursday’s program will feature the Four Cylinder Dash and T.Q. Midget Series.

Drivers from their respective Race of Champions divisions will be guaranteed starters in their respective division events, as well as an open invitation for iRacers to come and compete for Race of Champions “Presque Isle Downs & Casino” Festival glory.

The Race of Champions Dash Series Four Cylinders will utilize the Volkswagen Jetta TDI as the only car permitted for competition in their 33-lap feature. The Race of Champions T.Q. Midget Series will utilize the asphalt Sprint Car, based on no asphalt midget of any type being available for competition and will be running a 39-lap feature as a tribute to the late Harry Macy.

Modeled after “Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions” Weekend, which is held at Lake Erie Speedway each September, competitors from across all divisions will have an opportunity to compete. Four Cylinders, Midgets, Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Late Models and Sportsman (SK) Modifieds will have their turn at virtual glory.

The Four Cylinder Dash Series and “T.Q. Midget Series” events will take place on Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm.

All features will have 28-starters. Crashing in the qualifying race will eliminate a competitor from the completion of that race. There will be no “resets” used for feature race competition.

“We would all like to be at the tracks, doing what we do best,” offered Joe Skotnicki, Race of Champions. “This is an alternative to bring our folks together and highlight each division and let people have some fun. The festival idea was presented to us, so we thought we would give it a try.

New drivers are eligible to enter future events by sending an e-mail to; info@rocmodifiedseries.com. The entry deadline for this event will be Wednesday, May 13 by 7:00pm.

Where: I-Racing, the “Bullring” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from your personal location.

When:  Multiple Day Event; Thursday, May 14 (Four Cylinder Dash and T.Q. Midget); Tuesday

Directions: www.iracing.com / www.speed51.com.

What: Race of Champions e-Sports Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend; Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series 33; Race of Champions TQ Midget Series 39

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, Presque Isle Downs & Casino Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, DirtTrackDigest.com; MyRacePass and Speed51.com. The 70th annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2020 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