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  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


Season Ending Celebration Awards Championships to Patrick Emerling, Chuck Hossfeld, Brad Rouse, Terry Weldy, Joe Mancuso, Tom Barron and Jacob Gustafson  at Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center-

Mount Morris, NY – (January 18, 2020) – The Race of Champions Series family of participants, officials and fans gathered at  the Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center in Mount Morris (NY) for an evening of awards, accolades and celebration to conclude the 2019 championship season, where over 50 different point fund and special awards were presented.

Honored as series champions were Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, NY (Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series); Tom Barron of Ontario, NY (Race of Champions Super Stock); Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, NY (Race of Champions Sportsman Modified); Terry Weldy of Clarence, NY (Race of Champions Late Models); Brad Rouse of St. Catharines, Ont., CAN (Race of Champions 602 Dirt Sportsman Modified); Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, NY (Race of Champions TQ Midget Series) and Jacob Gustafson of Webster, NY (Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series). Andy Cocilova (Spencer Speedway Wilbert’s U-Pull It Super Six Series); Allison Montgomery (Spencer Speedway Wilbert’s U-Pull It Four Cylinder Series); Rich Sharpe (Lancaster Street Stock) and David Brunka (Lancaster Four Cylinder) were recognized for their efforts.

“Our team had a great season,” stated Emerling, accepting his fourth Race of Champions Modified Series championship. “I have a great team. Jan (Leaty) provides awesome leadership and everyone just comes together and performs. This is a great Series. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished and we are going to enjoy it.”

Several others received special recognition, in addition to recognizing the accomplishments of all, for an entire season of passion and dedication. 

Kevin Miller of Rochester, NY, and Austin Beers of Northampton, Pa, were honored for their performances and officially named the Speedway Illustrated Race of Champions Rookies-of-the-Year in the Modified division. Travis Montgomery of Ontario, NY, earned rookie honors in the Super Stock division

                Point fund contributions come from Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, the US Army, Colton RV, Presque Isle Downs and Casino, Wilbert’s U-Pull It and TDH Refrigeration.

                Speed51.com representatives Duane and Evan Canfield of Binghamton, NY presented the Most Popular Driver Awards. Andy Jankowiak (Modifieds); Mancuso (Super Stocks); Sam Fullone of North Collins, NY (Late Models); Dave Koslowski of Williamsville, NY (Asphalt Sportsman); James Michael Friesen (Dirt 602 Sportsman); Bobby Holmes (TQ Midget Series) and Allison Montgomery of Ontario, NY (Four Cylinder Dash Series) were all named most popular in their respective division.

                For anyone receiving a point fund award, if you opted not to attend the awards banquet, your point fund award will be presented at the first scheduled event for your division in 2020.

                Western New York racing announcer Rick Mooney of Rochester, NY, performed as the Master of Ceremonies.


Five Race of Champions Series set to do battle on the High Banks at Hillside; Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Late Models, Super Stocks and Four Cylinders on 2019 Schedule

Holland, New York – (November 19, 2018) – The Track @ Hillside, part of the Hillside Buffalo Entertainment Complex will be hosting seven Race of Champions events during the 2019 racing season.

The premiere of the Race of Champions will take place on Saturday, July 6 with an exciting 100-lap Asphalt Modified Series race. The Modifieds will be joined on this date by the Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series for the Butch Palmer Tribute 32-lap tribute race.

The Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series will visit Hillside Buffalo for the first time on Saturday, August 10, for the running of the George Decker Memorial, commonly referred to as “The Decker”.

The Race of Champions Late Models will also return this season. On Saturday, July 20 and the running of the traditional “Bud 100” will take place on Saturday, September 7.

The Race of Champions Super Stock Series will have two opportunities to compete on the high-banks this season. As part of the season opening event on Saturday, May 25 and alongside the Sportsman Modified Series on Saturday, August 10.

For more information in regard to the The Track at Hillside, as well as the entire Hillside Buffalo Entertainment Complex, e-mail: info@hillsidebuffalo.com. Additional information in regard to these events will be released in the upcoming days.