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OVER $40,000 IN CASH AND AWARDS TO BE HANDED OUT AT “ROC-APALOOZA”

2019 SEASON-ENDING CELEBRATION

Accomplishments to be recognized and honored at Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center-

Mount Morris, NY – (January 16, 2020) – The Race of Champions Series family of participants, officials and fans will gather at the Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center in Mount Morris (NY) for a spectacular evening of awards and accolades.  The conclusion of the successful 2019 season will be highlighted by the distribution of over 50 different awards to drivers and teams in seven different divisions of competition on January 18, 2020.

Honored as series champions will be 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), Jacob Gustafson of Webster, NY (Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series), Andy Jankowiak (Race of Champions TQ Midget Series) and Chad Chevalier of Port Colborne, Ontario, CAN (Race of Champions 602 Dirt Sportsman Modified). Many others will receive special recognition, in addition to recognizing the accomplishments of all, for an entire season of passion and dedication. 

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

Since the 2016 season, the Race of Champions has awarded over $160,000 in point fund awards to racers throughout the region to over 175 drivers and teams.

                Speed51.com will present the Most Popular Driver Awards which will be revealed that evening along with other special Race of Champions recognition awards.

                Noted New York racing announcer Rick Mooney of Rochester, NY will be the Master of Ceremonies.

The celebration will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner and awards at 7 p.m., along with a DJ for dancing and post-dinner entertainment. The Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center is located at 134 North Main Street, Mount Morris, NY 14510.

                Hotel accommodations can be acquired at the Country Inn & Suites, 130 North Main Street, Route 36, Mount Morris, NY 14510. Rooms are available within the Race of Champions room block at a special rate of $100. per night when you mention the “Race of Champions 2019 Season Celebration.”

RACE OF CHAMPIONS “ROC-A-PALAZOO” CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION DETAILS SET FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020

Accomplishments to be recognized and honored at Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center-

Mount Morris, NY – (December 16, 2019) – The Race of Champions Series family of participants, officials and fans will gather at the Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center in Mount Morris (NY) for a spectacular evening of awards and accolades.  The conclusion of the successful 2019 season will be highlighted by the distribution of over $50,000 in cash and contingency awards and certificates to drivers and teams in eleven different divisions of competition on Saturday, January 19, 2020.

Honored as series champions will be Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y. (Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series), Tom Barron of Ontario, N.Y. (Race of Champions Super Stock), Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y. (Race of Champions Sportsman Modified), Terry Weldy of Clarence, N.Y. (Race of Champions Late Models), Brad Rouse of Saint Catharines, Ontario, CAN (Race of Champions 602 Dirt Sportsman Modified) Jacon Gustafson of Webster, N.Y. (Four Cylinder “Dash” Series) and Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y. (T.Q. Midgets).  Rich Sharpe of Depew, N.Y. (Lancaster Street Stock) and David Brunka of Cheektowaga, N.Y. (Lancaster Four Cylinder) as well as Allison Montgomery of Ontario, N.Y. (Spencer Speedway Four Cylinder) and Andy Coucilova of Rochester, N.Y. (Spencer Speedway Super Six) as well as many others will receive special recognition, in addition to recognizing the accomplishments of all, for an entire season of passion and dedication that saw 410 drivers earn points across eleven different divisions of racing.

                Point fund contributions come from Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuel, the US Army, Colton RV, Presque Isle Downs and Casino and TDH Refrigeration.

                Speed51.com will present the Most Popular Driver Awards which will be revealed that evening along with other special Race of Champions recognition awards.

                The celebration will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner and awards at 7 p.m., along with a DJ for dancing and post-dinner entertainment. The Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center is located at 134 North Main Street, Mount Morris, NY 14510.

Hotel accommodations can be acquired at the Country Inn & Suites, 130 North Main Street, Route 36, Mount Morris, NY 14510. Rooms are available within the Race of Champions room block at a special rate of $100.00 per night when you mention the “Race of Champions Season Celebration.”

                Tickets for the event will be $48 and the deadline to purchase tickets is January 12, 2020. Inquiries in regard to tickets may be made by e-mailing info@rocmodifiedseries.com. The celebration will be open to all ages.

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

                More information in regard to the event including a list of award recipients and hotel details will be released in the coming weeks.

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, US Army, Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, Jerico 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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Please RSVP by: January 12, 2020

Race of Champions 2019 Year End Celebration Saturday, January 18, 2020 Reply Form:

Please return to: Race of Champions 174 Main Street Box 161 East Aurora NY 14052

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Payment must accompany all ticket orders and be made prior to the banquet.

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MATT HIRSCHMAN ADDS NUMBER 7 AS THE MOST PROLIFIC WINNER IN THE HISTORY OF THE RACE OF CHAMPIONS

Photo Credit: Alex and Helen Bruce Photos.

-Andy Jankowiak (Sportsman); Andy Cryan (Super Stocks); Briar Dils (Four Cylinders); Rich Sharpe (Street Stocks); Jerick Johnson (Late Models); Shawn Nye (TQ Midget)

all Race of Champions Weekend Winners-

North East, Pennsylvania – (October 1, 2019) – Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pennsylvania, earned his 7th career and 5h consecutive in the 69th edition of the event at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Penn., to close out Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions weekend.  Hirschman’s victories came on three distinctly different type tracks in Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome, Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway and Lake Erie, which is a 3/8-mile progressively banked oval.

“This is the biggest race of our season and when it rained, I thought, this just isn’t my year,” stated Hirschman following the race. “Then when I knew we would finish I was pumped up to get going again. Things worked out our way. This track is great. There are multiple grooves and it really is exciting racing. It takes everything to win this race and to do it is extremely humbling to win. This race means a great deal to my family. My Dad (Tony Hirschman) has won it four times. It is an incredible feeling and this truly means a great deal to all of us.”

Hirschman took home $12,500 for the win.

Hirschman captured the pole during group qualifying. After a rain delay when George Skora, III of Eden, N.Y., was leading, Hirschman worked his way back to the front and ultimately held off his neighbor, Eric Beers of Northampton, Pa., to score the victory. Skora worked his way back to finish third. Scott Wylie of Blasdell, N.Y., and young Austin Beers of Northampton, Pa., rounded out the top-five.

During post-race inspection several items were specifically inspected including; compression, the ignition system, MSD Box, transmission and carburetors. All cars passed inspection.

Briar Dils of Derby, N.Y., won the Race of Champions Four Cylinder “Dash” Series event while Jacob Gustafson of Webster, N.Y., earned the Race of Champions Four Cylinder “Dash” Series championship.

Shawn Nye of Lancaster, N.Y., won the “Harry Macy Classic 29” in exciting fashion, passing eventually TQ Midget Series champion Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y., late in the race to earn the victory.

Jerick Johnson of Mooresville, N.C., captured the Race of Champions Late Model Series 40-lap feature. Johnson had to hold off defending race winner Sam Fullone of North Collins, N.Y., to take home the top-prize. Terry Weldy of Corfu, N.Y., scored his first Race of Champions Late Model Series championship.

On Friday night Jankowiak scored an exciting and emotional Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series victory over Nye and Hirschman. Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., earned the Series title after earning the Modified Series crown in 2018.

Andy Cryan of Hamburg, N.Y., raced to his first ever Race of Champions Super Stock Series victory. Tom Barron of Ontario, N.Y., raced to his first-ever Race of Champions Series Championship.

Rich Sharpe of Buffalo, N.Y., claimed the Street Stock race over Ken Maltby of West Seneca, N.Y., who came home second. Brian Hoffman of South Wales, N.Y., finished third.

Full and detailed race results and point standings can be obtained at www.rocmodifiedseries.com

For more information, contact;

Race of Champions Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

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