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MAY PROVIDES BUSY SLATE FOR THE RACE OF CHAMPIONS ON BOTH DIRT AND ASPHALT

Five Races Highlight May Schedule for the Race of Champions

Elma, New York – (May 9, 2016) – The month of May is always a highlighted month in racing circles and synonymous with the Indianapolis 500. For the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions fueled by Sunoco it presents a busy stretch for the series on both asphalt and dirt.

Matt Sheppard Alex and Helen BruceThe Dirt Modifieds jump into action at Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday, May 22 in the highly anticipated Victoria 200 event (the race is a 55-lap sprint event) which will signify the opening event of the season for the Race of Champions Dirt Modified Series with $5,500 going to the winner.

Matt Sheppard has opened strong at Utica-Rome posting two early season victories.

“Things will get stepped up on Sunday, May 22,” offered Sheppard. “It’s an event we all want to win and it’s a sprint, so it’s not a pace race. You have to go as hard as you can from the drop of the green. It’s going to be an exciting night.”

The Asphalt Modifieds have three events scheduled with the Richie Evans Memorial at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, May 14, the Queen City Clash at Lancaster National Speedway on Saturday, May 21 and then the rescheduled Chemung Speedrome event on Friday, May 27.

“This stretch will define a lot of the season,” offered Ransomville’s Chuck Hossfeld. “Because the weather hasn’t been very cooperative, the schedule has been compressed and our teams are going to have to work hard to maintain the pace. It’s going to be challenging and interesting.”

The month of May will provide Race of Champions teams the platform that vaults them toward the Summer’s stretch of races, ultimately determining who will be the 2016 Series champions.

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CHEMUNG SPEEDROME SUNDAY, MAY 1 DATE POSTPONED

Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco set to return Friday, May 27

Chemung, N.Y. – (April 30, 2016) – Chemung Speedrome and Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Fueled by Sunoco management have postponed The Drome “75” scheduled for Sunday, May 1 due to inclement weather. The 75-lap race has been rescheduled for Friday, May 27 to kick off the Memorial Day Weekend.

The gates open at Chemung for fans on Friday, May 27 at 4:00 pm with practice to follow at 5:30 pm, followed by the qualifying races starting at 7:00 pm. Questions may be answered at the Chemung Speedrome Summer number: (607) 529-9998

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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. The 66th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2016 and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

 

FERRIS MOWERS RACE OF CHAMPIONS ASPHALT MODIFIED SERIES PREPARED TO TAKE ON CHEMUNG SPEEDROME

Traditional Sunday, May 1 Race Date at Chemung brings out the best in Series

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Elma, N.Y. – (April 22, 2016) – When competitors in the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Fueled by Sunoco head to the Chemung Speedrome they  have to tackle the challenge of uniquely shaped track that presents great racing opportunities. The event also signifies the first asphalt event in the Southern Tier of New York curing racers and race fans of “Cabin Fever”.

“Everyone is ready to go and now the way the Spring has played out to this point we haven’t had many opportunities to get out and race,” stated Orchard Park’s Patrick Emerling. “It will be great to get to Chemung and give it our all. The track presents us with some setup and driving challenges, but I think we can be competitive when it counts.”

The Series last visited Chemung for the Race of Champions last October in an event where Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pennsylvania prevailed, which also vaulted him to the 2015 Series Championship. Hirschman has a knack for always being in the hunt at Chemung.

“It’s a challenging track which presents opportunities for passing and you have to hit your marks,” offered Hirschman. “I think the fans will see the usual great racing that the Series always brings to Chemung. It will definitely be exciting.”

Bryan Sherwood of Binghamton, N.Y., is ready to compete at Chemung in the 75-lap event on Sunday.

“We had a decent day at Mahoning and we’re definitely looking forward to Chemung on Sunday,” stated Sherwood, who has followed the Series for several years. “Right now, that would be our home track and we’re looking forward to building off our race at Mahoning. Our friends and family come out to watch us race when we are close to home and we’re looking forward to rewarding them with a good run.”

The gates open at Chemung for fans on Sunday, May 1 at 12:00 pm (noon) with practice to follow at 1:00 pm, followed by the qualifying races starting 2:15 pm. Questions may be answered at the Chemung Speedrome Summer number: (607) 529-9998

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