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70TH ANNUAL RACE OF CHAMPIONS 250 TO CAP OFF PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO RACE OF CHAMPIONS WEEKEND WITH $12,570.70-TO-WIN MODIFIED SERIES FEATURE

 70th Annual Race of Champions 250 Platinum Edition set to Take Center Stage on Sunday, September 27 –

North East, PA – (September 14, 2020) – Race of Champions Modified Series competitors will compete for $12,570.70-to-win when the 70th Annual Race of Champions 250 finally takes center stage on Sunday, September 27. The race is second longest running consecutively, only to the Indianapolis 500 and is “the Granddaddy” of Modified racing tradition and the lone modified race remaining that tests teams for more than 200-laps.

Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa., has won the last five and seven of the last eight Race of Champions. Only Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., disrupted Hirschman’s domination in 2014, however, several contenders have been waiting in the wings and will do their best to take on Hirschman on the Sunday, September 27.

The race will once again have live pitstops and strategy as teams tackle the challenging distance. The race will pay $1,000-to-start with several bonuses and lap monies that will be announced in the coming days.

Tickets may be purchased for the weekend and will be available at the Lake Erie Speedway ticket office or at www.lakeeriespeedway.com. In the event that there is inclement weather, the event will be postponed to 2021, due to the prior commitment to Mahoning Valley Speedway and their Race of Champions Modified Series event on Saturday, October 3, with an agreed upon and announced inclement weather date of Saturday, October 10.

Ticket prices for Friday, September 25; Adult, Senior, Children (Infant – 16) – Grandstands Free. Pit Pass – $30

Ticket prices for Saturday, September 26; Adult General Admission Tickets – $20; Senior General Admission Tickets – $17; Reserved Seat Tickets (Regardless of Age) – $25 – Children (6-16) – General Admission Tickets – $10; Children Under 5 General Admission Tickets – Free; Pit Passes – $45.

Ticket prices for Sunday, September 27; Adult General Admission Tickets – $35; Senior General Admission Tickets – $33; Reserved Seat Tickets (Regardless of Age) – $40 – Children (6-16) – General Admission Tickets – $12; Children Under 5 General Admission Tickets – Free; Pit Passes – $65.

3-Day Pit Pass Combo – $125

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 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.

Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.

When: Friday, September 25; Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27

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 69th Annual “Race of Champions 250”

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

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PATRICK EMERLING GET HIS FIRST LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY MODIFIED WIN IN 31ST ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO TOMMY DRUAR AND TONY JANKOWIAK

JOE MANCUSO – SUPER STOCK; RICH SHARPE – STREET STOCKS & DJ SHAW – FOUR CYLINDER DASH

North East, Pennsylvania – (August 17, 2020) – Patrck Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., turned in an outstanding performance to win at Lake Erie Speedway this past Saturday night in the 31st Annual Tribute to Tommy Druar and Tony Jankowiak. It was the 18th career victory for Emerling, who sits 4th on the all-time win list. He also became the first person to win the race at another track.

“We needed this tonight,” offered Emerling. “We have been fast and the crew has worked super hard, tonight we were finally able to put it all together and get it into victory lane. This is a great race for us to win. I’m very proud of all my guys for their efforts tonight.”

Emerling used a timely pit stop and a daring three-wide move in traffic to position himself for the victory. Mike Leaty of Ontario, N.Y., and Emerling’s L2 Autosport teammate wound up second with Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y., finishing third. Austin Beers of Northampton, Pa., finished fourth after leading several laps. Kyle Ebersole of Mooresville, N.C., wound up fifth after a strong run.

T.J. Potrzebowski of Owego, N.Y., picked up $730 from friend of racing, Howard Markel and a $50 bonus from ARG Auto Sales for leading lap 73. Emerling scored a $370 bonus from Markel and a $50 bonus from ARG Auto Sales for leading lap 37. Alan Bookmiller of Castile, N.Y., and Kevin Timmerman of Ontario, N.Y., picked up $250 certificates from Rocket Performance, the official parts truck of the Race of Champions.

Rich Sharpe of Depew, N.Y., scored the victory in the first-ever Race of Champions Street Stock Series race. Sharpe topped Justin Myers of Franklinville, N.Y., and Nik Welshans of West Seneca, N.Y. Myers was disqualified from the event in post-race inspection for refusing inspection, with the removal of the rear end cover. The purse money will be divided equally and distributed to the rest of the field. In a typical “non-pandemic” season, the money would be placed in the point fund and distributed to competitors who earned championship point standing funds.

Joe Mancuso of Buffalo, N.Y., topped Tommy Krawczyk of West Seneca, N.Y., in an exciting Super Stock Series event. Mancuso joined Emerling winning the Tribute to Tommy Druar and Tony Jankowiak at two different tracks. Andy Cryan of Hamburg, N.Y., finished third. Tommy Barron of Ontario, N.Y., finished fourth and Trevor Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., rounded out the top-five. D.J. Shaw of Waverly, N.Y., scored his second straight Four Cylinder Dash Series victory at Lake Erie. Shaw scored $337.73 in honor Tommy Druar and Tony Jankowiak, which was posted by DCH Consultants of Williamsville, N.Y., who specialize in short track consulting. Bob Palmer of Cheektowaga, N.Y., finished second and Briar DIls of Derby, N.Y., finished third. Jason Anasiewicz of Alden, N.Y., finished fourth and Rob Laskowski of Williamsville, N.Y., finished fifth. Laskowski earned a $50 hard charger bonus posted by Bob Woch and Old Man Engineering. Mike Piccirilli of Hamburg, N.Y., Hard Luck; Charles Palmer of Cheektowaga, N.Y., halfway leader and Nick Galusha of Hamburg, N.Y., Hard Luck; Charles Palmer of Cheektowaga, N.Y., halfway leader. Nick Galusha of Williamson, N.Y., and Dave Brunka of Cheektowaga, N.Y., 10th place finish (scoring error) each received $50 from Bob Woch and Old Man Engineering. Bradeon Suffoleotta won the random draw of $73 from Rob Laskowski, which was posted for a B-Main, however, no B-Main was run and all cars were started.

Bobby Holmes of Lockport, N.Y., won the NYPA TQ Midget race as part of the five division racing bill.

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.

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

RACE OF CHAMPIONS READY FOR BIG NIGHT AT LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

AS PART OF 31ST ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO TOMMY DRUAR AND TONY JANKOWIAK

– 110 Laps of Modified Series Racing, Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Four Cylinders and the Debut of the “KIDS ROC” Race of Champions Kids Club –

North East, Pennsylvania – (August 3, 2020) –  The Race of Champions Modified Series is set to roll this Saturday night at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pa., with the 31st Annual Tribute to Tommy Druar and Tony Jankowiak.

The event features 110-laps of Modified racing for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series. Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa., is the defending champion of the event.

Along with the Modifieds, the Race of Champions Super Stock Series, Street Stock Series, Four Cylinder Dash Series and NYPA TQ Midgets will join the card.

The free “KIDS ROC” Race of Champions Kids Club will also make its debut as part of the event. The first 50 children to register (https://www.myracepass.com/series/1810/registrations/2585) that are attending the event will receive custom designed free t-shirt. In addition the first 40 children to join the “ROC KIDS” activity at 5:30pm on the Midway will receive a free mask which they can apply their own design to. Craft materials will be supplied. There will also be a coloring contest hosted by WGR550 auto-racing personality and voice of the Race of Champions Series, Dave Buchanan and Ms. VP Racing Fuels, Mariah Reilly.

Fans are welcome and masks are required in situations where social distancing may not be practiced. Advance tickets and camping spaces are on sale and moving for the 31st Annual Tribute to Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak 110 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pa., on Saturday, August 15, 2020

Masks or facial coverings will be required (when you are within 6 feet of anyone) and social distancing will be practiced due to state and county established restrictions due to COVID-19 as Erie County Pennsylvania remains in 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. Current regulations and restrictions (no live audiences/fans) are permitted in New York State and it is not financially feasible for many speedways and series, including the Race of Champions to conduct racing events at various speedways.

All Race of Champions events that are run will follow all guidelines as set forth by any authority (local, regional, state or federal) including the CDC.

The Race of Champions will continue to utilize their contactless points of purchase, membership and event registration which was introduced at the June 26 and 27 events at Lake Erie Speedway.

Group and Suite Pass Programs are available.  Please contact (814) 725-3303 for details.

Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.

When: Saturday, August 15, 2020, Gates Open for Fans @ 5:00pm; “ROC KIDS” Race of Champions Kids Club 5:30pm – Qualifying 6:50pm.

Directions: The track is located at 10700 Delmas Drive, North East, Pa., just Northeast of Exit 3 on Interstate 86 and just south of Interstate 90 off exit 41 at County Route 89.

What: The 31st Annual Tribute to Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak 110; Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series 110-laps; Race of Champions Super Stock Series 37-laps; Race of Champions Street Stocks 37-laps; Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series.

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

For more information, contact;

Race of Champions Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

Follow us on Twitter; Instagram and Facebook; @RoCModSeries