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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.


-Chuck Hossfeld Registers Fastest Modified Practice Time-

-News and Notes in Regard to Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend-

North East, Pa. – (September 27, 2018) – Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend got off to a great start with nearly 60 cars taking part in the Thursday practice sessions for all divisions.

Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., current Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series point-leader posted the fast time in Modified practice with a 14.769 seconds around the ultra-modern facility. Practice matters throughout the weekend as the fastest practice time from each practice will earn an additional $251 from Speed51.com.

Eldon King, III of Delevan, N.Y., who is the current leader in the Race of Champions Late Model Series standings set the benchmark at 15.542 seconds.

Jeremy Haudricort of Bliss, N.Y., led the way in asphalt Sportsman Modified Series practice with a fast time of 15.860 seconds.

Vern Hedderick of Erie, Pa., posted the fast time in Race of Champions Super Stock practice, but was the only car with a transponder.

The Race of Champions Four Cylinders “Dash” Series will take part in their Championship event Saturday as well as the Lancaster National Speedway Street Stocks in Saturday action at Lake Erie.

Friday night’s schedule with pit gates opening at 2:00pm, practice for all divisions at 5:45pm with green-white-checker qualifying at 7:15pm for the Sportsman. Tonight’s events will see two champions crowned.

Included with the release is also an event FAQ and a revised Saturday schedule that may be valuable to fans and competitors arriving tonight.

If you are planning to attend the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend and camp at the facility, spots are being sold at the track for the designated camping areas. 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.

Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.

When: Thursday, September 27; Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29.

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

What: Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend; the 68th Annual Race of Champions 250

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

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

Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend

Friday, September 28, 2018 – REVISED SCHEDULE

 Friday – 9/28           9:00 am                                   Gates Open for Campers and Haulers

                                2:00 pm                                   Pit Gates Open

                                2:30 pm                                   Inspection and Draw for All Divisions Open

                                4:30 pm                                   Driver’s Meeting (by Division–Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds, Race of Champions Super

                                                                                Stock Series)

                                5:15 pm                                   (Potential Practice Session)

5:45 pm                                   Grandstand’s Open

6:00 pm                                   Hot Laps by Division (Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds, Race of Champions Super Stock Series)

                                Followed by:

                                7:05 pm                                   Opening Ceremonies (Anthems, Invocation)

7:15 pm                                   Qualifying Races by Division:

                                                                Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series (10 laps)

Race of Champions Super Stock Series (8 laps)

8:15 pm                                   B-Main / Non Qualifier Race(s) if necessary by Division

Sportsman Modifieds (12-laps);

Race of Champions  Super Stocks (10 laps)

                                8:45 pm                                   Race of Champions Super Stock Feature (40 laps)

9:15 pm                                   Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Driver Introductions (Drivers in car, staged on front stretch)

9:30 pm                                   Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series 75 – (75 laps – Cautions do not count)

10:30 pm                                 Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series 75 victory lane

11:00 pm                                 Pit Area Closed