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RACE OF CHAMPIONS AND PARTNERS TO PROMOTE SIX EVENTS AT SPENCER SPEEDWAY AND CHEMUNG, AUGUST 3RD EVENT

AND CHEMUNG, AUGUST 3RD EVENT

-Marquee Events for Many Divisions with Several High Paced Exciting Nights at Spencer and Chemung-

Syracuse, New York (March 4, 2019) – The Race of Champions Modified Series will take part in the promotion of six events at Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y., and once again at Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome on Saturday, August 3rd.

Spencer will host six racing events and two practice nights during the 2019 racing season, with the promotional partner Jeff Deminck once again in steering the project. The six dates include Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series appearances on Friday, May 31; Friday, July 26 and Friday, August 30.

The May 31 event will be a tribute to the late Don Pratt featuring a 62-lap feature.

The Friday, August 30 event, which ran for the first time last season, will become the Maynard Troyer Classic with a tribute to “Pops” Leaty. The event will feature a 60-lap feature for the Modified division, with more special and particular details in regard to the event to be announced as more news becomes available.

The 1/2–mile speedplant in Williamson has a long standing tradition with Modified racing dating back to competitors like Richie Evans, Jerry Cook, Jimmy Spencer, Tony Hirschman, Troyer, Pratt and the Leaty family, led by Father Jan and his son Mike, the 2018 Race of Champions Modified Series Champion. In 2019 that tradition will once again continue.

The Sportsman and Super Stocks will highlight programs on Friday, June 28; Friday, August 9 and Friday, August 23 along with supporting the Modified based shows as well as the Four Cylinders and Late Models. Full details on the schedule will be in an upcoming release specific to all of the Spencer programs.

The Saturday, August 3rd event at Chemung, which has become a Series tradition will feature the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series in the 75 lap Rod Spalding Classic. The Race of Champions Super Stock Series will join the program and compete in the Tribute to Ed McGuire ‘51’, honoring former Series car owner and his full-fender racing exploits. The TQ Midgets will be the third division for this show. The race will also once again play host to the Spalding Foundation for Injured Driver’s Auction.

Ticketing information for all events will be released in the near future for both events.

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, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 69th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2019 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.

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RACE OF CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCES THREE RACE TQ MIDGET PROGRAM FOR THE 2019 SEASON

-TQ Midgets Set to Return to Lake Erie Speedway and Chemung Speedrome–

Buffalo, New York (March 2, 2019) – In 2019 TQ Midget competitors from around the Northeast will have an opportunity to compete in three unique events at two of the Northeast’s top-facilities. Each race will pay a minimum of $500-to-win while giving the competitors an opportunity to earn a Race of Champions championship. When the 2019 Champions are crowned in January they will receive a Champions Helmet, Hoosier Championship Jacket and Sign Board from Pilat Design (Waterloo, NY) honoring their accomplishments.

The three race events will take place on Saturday, June 15 at Lake Erie Speedway; Saturday, August 3 at Chemung Speedrome and as a part of Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions weekend at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pa., on Saturday, September 28.

The rules give all TQ Midget competitors throughout the Northeast an option to compete in the three race series. VP Racing Fuels C12 and Hoosier Racing Tires MG5 (13-inch cars) and the LC5 (10-inch cars) will be the required consumables in regard to participation in the Series.

2019 Race of Champions TQ Midget Series Schedule

Saturday                              June 15                                 Lake Erie Speedway                                       

Saturday                              August 3                              Chemung Speedrome

Saturday                              September 28                   Lake Erie Speedway       

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, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 69th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2019 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.

PATRICK EMERLING GRABS LEAD ON RESTART TO EARN RACE OF CHAMPIONS ASPHALT MODIFIED SERIES VICTORY

SERIES FIRST EVER VISIT TO JUKASA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

-Canada’s Crown Jewel Shines for Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series-

-Eldon King III Grabs Lancaster National Speedway Late Model Laurels-

 

Mike Leaty #25 leads over Patrick Emerling #07 July 14th 2018 Jukasa Speedway Michael Jaworecki MyracenewsROC Raceof Champions

Nelles Corners, Ontario – (July 15, 2018) – For 91 laps Mike Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., led “The Great Canadian 100” at the beautiful and spacious Jukasa Motor Speedway in Nelles Corners, Ontario. Leaty, who is the defending Series champion spun the tires on a lap 91 restart and Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., who had been pressuring Leaty for many laps was able to slip by and into the lead.

Emerling held off a charging Andy Jankowiak from Buffalo, N.Y. to win for the 14th time in Series history, which has him 5th on the all-time win list.

“This is pretty cool,” smiled Emerling in victory lane. “This track is just phenomenal. Very smooth and fast plus it was very competitive. We had a little bit of miss in the engine exiting the corners and that was challenging. I thought Mike (Leaty) and I would finish one, two, but then that restart happened and I made my move. I felt for him, but the hole was opened. Andy (Jankowiak) was right there. It was an exciting race and I’m proud of my team and being able to win here for the first time.”

Leaty led the field to the green with Amy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., to his outside. Leaty jumped to the lead early on and survived several restarts and challengers throughout the early and mid-stages of the race.

The turning point of the race was a lap 91 restart when Leaty spun his tires and left the bottom open for Emerling to get by bringing others with him. Jankowiak pressured Emerling but couldn’t get by and finished second.

Daryl Lewis, Jr., finished third after starting 7th.

Leaty held on for fourth and Tommy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., finished fifth.

Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., continued his qualifying dominance posting a fast time of 17.451 seconds (@128.932 mph) around the spacious speedplant.

Hossfeld, Leaty and Emerling won the qualifying races.

At Lancaster (N.Y.) National Speedway, the Race of Champions Late Models ran their second race of the season. Eldon King, III of Delevan, N.Y., captured the win over Jerick Johnson of Mooresville, N.C., and Sam Fullone of North Collins, N.Y.

Bob Weber of Clarence, N.Y., and Dave Whittaker of Alden, N.Y., rounded out the top-five.

Terry Weldy of Clarence, N.Y., and King won the qualifying races.

Photos: Michael Jaworecki Myracenews