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– Modifieds, Sportsman (SK) Modifieds, Late Models, Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Midgets and Four-Cylinders to Race –

Elma, N.Y. – (May 4, 2020) – Race of Champions management is announcing a new i-Racing, one off i-Racing event, “Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Festival” that will begin on Thursday, May 14 and conclude Sunday, May 31l, culminating in a 250-lap Race of Champions Modified Series event, complete with tire changes. The race will take place at the virtual “Bullring” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Drivers from their respective Race of Champions divisions will be guaranteed starters in their respective division events. For the Race of Champions “250” on Sunday, May 31, Race of Champions Modified Series competitors will be guaranteed starters for the 250. NASCAR Modified Tour drivers, who earned points in the 2019 season as well as Modified Racing Series and Tri-Track Racing Series competitors will be invited to the i-Racing event as guaranteed starters in the virtual “Race of Champions 250”. The race will start 40 competitors and will also feature an “open” qualifying format, should all 40  positions not be filled. The maximum number of entries for the event will be 62. Racing will begin at 7:30pm.

Modeled after “Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions” Weekend, which is held at Lake Erie Speedway each September, competitors from across all divisions will have an opportunity to compete. Four Cylinders, Midgets, Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Late Models and Sportsman (SK) Modifieds will have their turn at virtual glory.

The Race of Champions Dash Series Four Cylinders will utilize the Volkswagen Jetta TDI as the only car permitted for competition in their 33-lap feature. The Race of Champions T.Q. Midget Series will utilize the asphalt Sprint Car, based on no asphalt midget of any type being available for competition and will be running a 39-lap feature. The Race of Champion Super Stock Series will utilize the NASCAR Chevrolet Impala SS Xfinity Car circa 2011 for their event for their National Parts Peddler 40-lap feature. The Race of Champions Street Stock Series will make its debut in the virtual world using the i-Racing Street Stock running a 35-lap feature. The Race of Champions Late Models will utilize the Super Late Model division and the Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series will race the SK Modified, while both run 70-lap features in honor of the 70th Annual Race of Champions Weekend slated to take place this coming September at Lake Erie Speedway.

The Four Cylinder Dash Series and “T.Q. Midget Series” events will take place on Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm.

The Super Stock and Street Stocks will take center stage on Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30pm, due to scheduling.

The Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds will run on Thursday, May 28.

All fields will be capped at 40-cars. Crashing in the qualifying race will eliminate a competitor from the completion of that race. There will be no “resets” used for feature race competition and in accordance

The Tour Modifieds will take part in the “Grandaddy” of racing events and run a full 250-laps with starting positions based on time trials and “B”-Mains to set the field for the 250 on Sunday, May 31 at 7:30pm.

“We would all like to be at the tracks, doing what we do best,” offered Joe Skotnicki, Race of Champions. “This is an alternative to bring our folks together and highlight each division and let people have some fun. We’ve continued to adjust things a bit and this idea was presented to us, so we picked up the ball and ran with it. I hope everyone can enjoy it a bit until we have our opportunity to go racing for real.”

The Series will conclude with a “one-off” event taking place at Irwindale Speedway and open to the top-30 in the point standings as of the final event, with select driver’s from this series and others earning an invitation to the “Virtual RoC Invitational Showdown”.

New drivers are eligible to enter future events by sending an e-mail to; info@rocmodifiedseries.com. The entry deadline for will be the Wednesday prior to each scheduled event and Saturday, May 30 prior to the 250-lap Modified Series event.

Where: I-Racing, the “Bullring” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from your personal location.

When:  Multiple Day Event; Thursday, May 14 (Four Cylinder Dash and T.Q. Midget); Tuesday, May 18 (Super Stock and Street Stock); Thursday, May 28 (Sportsman Modified and Late Models); Sunday, May 31 (Race of Champions Modiifed Series 250)

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

What: Race of Champions e-Sports Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend; Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series 33; Race of Champions TQ Midget Series 39; Race of Champions Super Stock Series “National Parts Peddler 40”; Race of Champions Street Stock Series 35; Race of Champions Late Model Series 70; Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series 70; Race of Champions 250.

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, Presque Isle Downs & Casino Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, DirtTrackDigest.com; MyRacePass and Speed51.com. The 70th annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino 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



– Month-of-May and Beyond is on Hold in States of New York & Pennsylvania “PAUSE” Act –

Elma, New York (May 1, 2020) –  The Race of Champions Modified Series and Chemung Speedrome management has postponed the season opening event originally scheduled for Chemung Speedrome on Saturday, May 16. In addition Race of Champions Modified Series management has postponed all other events scheduled for May 2020. Additional May events were scheduled at Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y.

The postponement follows the state of New York and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s issued “PAUSE” act in regard to the restrictions of “mass gatherings” associated with the COVID-19, coronavirus pandemic. The states of New York and Pennsylvania are working toward opening regionally with gathering restrictions remaining in place throughout the phased re-openings.

As additional dates approach, unless the restrictions have been lifted or altered, those events will be postponed as well. Rescheduling or alteration of events, including cancellation will take place once the state Governments determine dates where events may resume during the phased re-opening process.

There are current discussions in place in regard to the return of these events, however the safety, health and well-being of everyone takes precedent in this situation.

Race of Champions management will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.


– New Smyrna Race Added to Slate, this Sunday in Memory of Edward Cahill, presented by JB Fortin–

– Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions i-Racing Event to be Announced this Weekend –

Elma, N.Y. – (April 30, 2020) – Virtual “Thursday Night Thunder” has been adjusted in accordance with the Speed51.com “Short Track Draft” Thursday moving the Lime Rock Park return of Modified racing to the road course to next Thursday, May 7.

The Series will add a race on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at New Smyrna Speedway. The race has been organized by Modified racer and past Race of Champions 250 participant, JB Fortin of Holtsville, N.Y.

Cahill, a former Riverhead Raceway Modified competitor, and a crew member for Fortin, was a victim of the COVID-19 coronavirus, which has also taken its toll on the Cahill family. Fortin sought out a way to honor his friend and came up with the idea.

“The virus has really taken its toll on everything,” stated Fortin. “This took a severe toll on his family and our race team. He was a tremendous help to our race team and we are definitely going to miss him. Honoring him with a race, even on i-Racing, was something that we felt was fitting for his legacy.”

Fortin has all the entry and event information at www.jbfortin.com. The event will feature twin 29-lap features and be shown as part of the Speed51.com Race of Champions Modified Series e-Sports program at 8:00pm this Sunday. The combined finishes of the two 29-lap features, which was Cahill’s number when he raced will decide the overall event winner.

Over the weekend Race of Champions management in conjunction with Speed51.com and Presque Isle Downs & Casino will announce a Series of i-Racing events that will conclude with a 250-lap Race of Champions Modified Series event.

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 intial Race of Champions Series eSports champion.

Where: I-Racing, USA International Speedway  from your personal location.

When:  Sunday, May 3, 2020 – Coverage on Speed51.com will begin at 8:00pm.

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

What: Race of Champions “RoC” Twin 29’s in Honor of Edward Cahill

More Information: www.rocmodifiedseries.com

Next Event: Lime Rock Park, Thursday, April 30, 2020 – Qualifying @ 7:30pm