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RACE OF CHAMPIONS MODIFIED SERIES TO RUN I-RACING EVENTS

BEGINNING THIS THURSDAY

WITH 125-LAP EVENT AT CONCORD MOTORSPORTS PARK

– “RoC Invitational Series to Kick Off Thursday, April 2 @ 7:30pm at Concord Motorsport Park –

– Racing to be Aired by Longtime Race of Champions Media Partner Speed51.com –

Elma, N.Y. – (March 30, 2020) – As the current situation continues to evolve and as announced by the United States Federal Government which has extended the “Stay at Home” act until April 30, 2020, Race of Champions management has moved to put together an entertaining package for participants and fans bringing more “Esports” forward during a challenging time for everyone throughout the world.

The first race for the Race of Champions Invitational Series will take place Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Concord Motorsport Park with a 125-lap feature on the I-Racing (www.iracing.com) platform. The full format will be announced Thursday morning. The response has been positive with over 20 entries from racers of all types, including defending Race of Champions Modified Series champion Patrick Emerling, in the initial social media outreach. Racers are still eligible and able to enter.

“This is not unique during this challenging time, we know that, but my son (Zachary) who is an I-Racer himself and I discussed it. We both agreed that this would be positive for fans and racers throughout our region,” offered Joe Skotnicki, Race of Champions. “It’s a time to remain positive and let everyone know that we will get through together, offer a form of entertainment, some levity and give everyone a bit of time away from the obvious. We are all racers, we all want to be out doing what we do best and this is a good alternative for now to help with the restrictions that are in place.”

Defending Modified Series champion, Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., is looking forward to having some fun on Thursday night.

“This is a good way to have some fun,” stated Emerling. “We are looking forward to it. Other Series and events have taken place and this one is great because it gives many of us who are equipped for this to race. I’m looking forward to it and a fun night of competition.”

Drivers are still eligible to enter and to do so must e-mail info@rocmodifiedseries.com.

The Race of Champions partnered with Sim Racers for Mental Health for a series of events during the late Fall 2019, into the Winter ending in January 2020. Tommy Kreymborg, a young racer from North Sea, N.Y., was crowned the Series champion. He is an early entry for Thursday night’s race.

Where: I-Racing, Concord Motorsport Park from your personal location.

When:  Thursday, April 2, 2020 – Qualifying @ 7:30pm, feature to follow qualifying

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

What: Race of Champions “RoC” Invitational 125-lap feature race.

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,  Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, DirtTrackDigest.com; MyRacePass 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.

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              

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Pre Entry List for Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 (entries as of 3/30/2020 @ 6:00pm)

Concord Motorsport Park

Race of Champions “RoC Invitatioinal” 125;

1.)    05 – Matt Lees

2.)    06 – William Kruszka

3.)    07 – Patrick Emerling

4.)    09 – Charles Buchanan

5.)    8 – Tommy Kreymborg

6.)    10 – Samantha Osborn

7.)    15 – Michael Timmerman

8.)    17 – Derek Hopkinson

9.)    18 – Anthony Chrobak

10.)  39 – Riley O’Keefe

11.)  40 – Tommy Rought

12.)  45 – Austin Beers

13.)  54 – Jack Ely

14.)  63 – Andy Cryan

15.)  69 – Tyler Truex

16.)  71 – Garrett Zacharias

17.)  72 – AJ Potrzebowski

18.)  73 – Andy Jankowiak (Andy Ticco)

19.)  78 – Briggs Danner

20.)  79 – Tyler Bowman

21.)  82 – Mike Christopher, Jr.

22.)  88 – Tucker Wingo

23.)  98 – Mark A. Annis, Jr.

Thompson Speedway ANNOUNCES NEW DATE FOR ICEBREAKER, SET FOR MAY 15-16

BY: Kyle Souza

PHOTO: My Race News

THOMPSON, Conn. — After conversations with all stakeholders, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park announced on Tuesday the new date for the 46th annual Liquid Death Icebreaker weekend. The prestigious event is now tentatively set to take place May 15-16, including the headlining NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Death To Plastic 150.  

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the date is tentative, as the situation is fluid and changes are occurring across the motorsports industry daily. A full schedule for the event will be released once available. 

The original date for the Liquid Death Icebreaker, April 3rd-5th, was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but Thompson Speedway officials were committed to finding the right date and releasing it to the public as quickly as possible. 

“After working with all of the different parties involved, we feel this is the best weekend to run the Icebreaker and kick-off the Thompson racing season,” Terry Eames, the General Manager of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, said. “Just like the entire racing community, we are disappointed that we can’t start the race season as originally scheduled. However, we will continue to abide by our Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Orders and CDC suggestions during this time. We fully expect to begin the season with the Icebreaker, May 15-16, and look forward to seeing everyone back at the track soon.” 

The health of our valued race teams, fans, staff and customers is paramount during the COVID-19 outbreak. We have cleaned the property thoroughly to do our part to stop the spread of the virus and will continue to do so in the future.  

For more information on Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, visit thompsonspeedway.com and follow the track on social media.  

Tyler Thompson Returns to Big Block Modified Action for Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals

Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions – OSWEGO, NY (February 7, 2020) – Tyler Thompson will return to the seat of his Jason Simmons Racing, Bicknell Racing Chassis DIRTcar Big Block Modified next week, as he is set to take part in the 49th annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park from February 11-15.

Thompson’s week of action in Florida will be his first in a DIRTcar Big Block Modified since his breakout performance at Charlotte’s World Finals in November.

Last year, Thompson also took part in the DIRTcar Nationals, qualifying for two of the four main events during the week, his first ever Super DIRTcar Series starts.

“We’re looking forward to getting back to Volusia,” said Thompson.  “It is always nice going someplace for a second time.  We have some experience now and our equipment is certainly in a better place than last February.  I think with our momentum from the World Finals and the Chili Bowl Nationals; we should be in good shape for next week.”

Thompson has been busy this winter, having qualified for a preliminary A-Main in his first ever Chili Bowl Midget Nationals attempt, while also following the entire Indoor Auto Racing Championship TQ Midget schedule, with two top ten finishes.

The defending champion of Oswego Speedway’s Budweiser International Classic, Thompson is poised for a little ‘fun in the sun’ for five consecutive nights at Volusia Speedway Park.

Super DIRTcar Series action will run next week from Tuesday through Saturday, culminating with a $5,000 to win program to cap the week.

For more information on the DIRTcar Nationals, visit online at www.dirtcarnationals.com

Visit www.facebook.com/JasonSimmonsRacing to follow Tyler Thompson and Jason Simmons Racing on social media.

If interested in team information, or to contact Tyler, please consult team owner Jason Simmons at (315) 591-4303 or dnslandscaping@yahoo.com.

Jason Simmons Racing Partners: Ashley Lynn Winery, Cam’s Pizzeria, CH Sealants, CNY Power Equipment, D&S Landscaping, Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions, Hammond Auto, Kelly’s Zen Den, Lakeside Property Services, Lindsey Aggregates, Mid-Country Machinery, Morrison Performance, Nice Price Auto Sales, Oswego Auto & Tire, Performance Manufacturing, Reina Motor Car, Slack Karts, Top Quality Construction