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2017 RACE OF CHAMPIONS ASPHALT MODIFIED SCHEDULE

ace of Champions management is taking the first step in releasing its 2017 racing schedules with the publication of the current dates which are secured for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series. Currently 14 events are on this portion of the schedule that take fans to premier racing facilities throughout the Northeast. These dates and locations will bring together an interesting blend of familiar venues, along with new and interesting facilities, giving everyone a variety of exciting events throughout the 2017 season to showcase the Race of Champions brand of racing.

 “Scheduling for 2017 continues to be a work in progress for all of our programs,” offered Joe Skotnicki with the Race of Champions.  “Building and maintaining a solid schedule takes an incredible effort. We will continue to focus on a schedule that is exciting, as well as manageable for the teams, the fans and facilities. It’s a challenging task and that we take great pride in. We will continue to push forward and will have more to announce in the near future.”

 The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series will kick off at Lancaster National Speedway where the series will visit the Buffalo-based half-mile on four different occasions; Saturday, April 29; Thursday, June 29; Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, September 24. Chemung Speedrome will host two dates on Saturday, May 6 and Saturday, August 5. Spencer Speedway will see the Series visit on Friday, June 2 and Friday, July 21. The Series returns to Lake Erie Speedway in Northeast, Pa., on Saturday, June 10.  Oswego Speedway will host the series in two giant events on Saturday, May 13 and Saturday, July 8. The series will also return to Holland International Speedway on Saturday, July 22.

 A new addition to the schedule will see the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series make their debut at the beautiful Jennerstown (Pa.) Speedway on Saturday, June 17.

 The Series will also race on the weekend of September 29, 30 and October 1. The details of that event are forthcoming.

 The Race of Champions Late Models and Super Stock schedules are beginning to take shape as well, with 4 dates for the Late Models and 5 dates for the Super Stock division at Lancaster National Speedway. The Late Models will race on Saturday, May 6, Saturday, July 15, Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, September 24. The Super Stocks will race on Saturday, April 29, Thursday, June 29, Saturday, July 8, Saturday, August 26 and Saturday, September 23.

 The 2017 Race of Champions rule book has been posted at www.rocmodifiedseries.com

 Work will continue on the schedules with the event dates being released as they become available.


2017 Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Schedule;

Weekday        Month                        Day                        Track                                                  

 Saturday          April                            29                                Lancaster

Saturday          May                             6                                  Chemung

(Rain date – Sunday, May 7)

Saturday          May                             13                                Oswego Speedway

Friday              June                             2                                  Spencer Speedway

Saturday          June                             10                                Lake Erie Speedway

Saturday          June                             17                                Jennerstown

Thursday         June                             29                                Lancaster National

Saturday          July                              8                                  Oswego Speedway

Friday              July                              21                                Spencer Speedway

Saturday          July                              22                                Holland

Saturday          August                         5                                  Chemung

Saturday          August                         19                                Lancaster

Sunday             September                        24                                Lancaster National Speedway

Friday              September                  29                                TBA

Saturday          September                  30                                TBA

Sunday             October                       1                                  TBA

2017 Race of Champions Asphalt Late Model Schedule;

 Saturday          May                             6                                  Lancaster

Saturday          July                              15                                Lancaster

Saturday          July                              29                                Lancaster

Sunday             September                  24                                Lancaster

Saturday          September                  30                                TBD

2017 Race of Champions Super Stock Schedule;

 Saturday          May                             6                                  Lancaster

Saturday          July                              15                                Lancaster

Saturday          July                              29                                Lancaster

Saturday          September                  23                                Lancaster

Friday              September                  29                                TBD

CHUCK HOSSFELD SCORES SECOND VICTORY OF THE SEASON IN THE FLOWER CITY ‘75’ AT SPENCER SPEEDWAY

-Hossfeld Streaks to 7th Consecutive Fast Time Award-

Williamson, N.Y. – (July 22, 2016) – The Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco made its second and final stop of the 2016 season at Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y., this past Friday night and when the checkered flag waved Ransomville, N.Y.’s, Chuck Hossfeld pulled into victory lane.

Hossfeld, who redrew 9th, hustled his way quickly to the front of the field, taking the lead from Daryl Lewis, Jr., on lap 23. From that point Hossfeld held point-leader, Patrick Emerling at bay.

‘We needed tonight,” grinned Hossfeld in victory lane. “We’ve been fast everywhere, but really haven’t caught a break. I’ve had some strange things happen, but not tonight. It went our way. We had our work cut out for us, but once we got to the front this just drove great. My guys, this entire team have just been incredible throughout the year. We are working at it and hopefully we can get some momentum behind us and keep this thing moving forward. It definitely feels great to win here.”

Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., held on for second after a three-wide battle with Hossfeld in traffic

“We were racing hard through the field,” stated Emerling. “It was pretty crazy coming through the field and we were three wide at point and I got caught outside. We slid up the track pretty far and recovered. Chuck (Hossfeld) has been fast everywhere so we’ll take second and work harder to see if we can go faster.”

Tommy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., redrew the pole and led the first 9 laps before Daryl Lewis, Jr., took over. Lewis led the next 12 laps before Hossfeld took command on a restart. Emerling finished second, with Mike Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., who was involved in a skirmish, rebounded for third. Lewis finished fourth and T.J. Potrezbowski of Elmira, N.Y., finished fifth.

Hossfeld, Jeff Hamman of Rochester, N.Y., and Emerling won the qualifying races.

Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., scored his seventh fast time in the green-white-checker hot lap session with a time of 18.986 seconds (94.807 mph).

The next event for the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco is the “Flower City 75” at Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y., just east of Rochester.

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of portable generators, pressure washers and turf care products, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro®, Ferris®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visitwww.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.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. The 66th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2016 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

Feature Finish Flower City ‘75’

Spencer Speedway, Williamson, NY.

Finishing Position, Car Number, Driver, Laps Completed, Reason Out (If Any)

Pos           No.           Name       Laps

1              22            Chuck Hossfeld         75

2              7              Patrick Emerling       75

3              25            Mike Leaty               75

4              10            Daryl Lewis              75

5              51            TJ Potrzebowski       75

6              9              Jeff Hamman            75

7              32            Tyler Rypkema         75

8              54            Tommy Catalano      75

9              65            Andy Lewis               75

10            64            Amy Catalano           75

11            3              Daren Scherer          74

12            59            Karl Hehr                 74

13            27            Donny Hartzell         64

14            40            Tommy Rought         62

15            1              Chris Ridsdale          Out

16            45            Kevin Timmerman    Out axle

17            39            Calvin Carroll           Out accident

18            95            Bryan Sherwood       Out accident

Time of Race: 56 minutes 59 seconds              Average Speed 45.657 mph

Margin of victory: 0.592 seconds       Fast Qualifying Lap: Chuck Hossfeld / 18.986 seconds @ 94.807 mph

Lead Changes: 3 among 3 drivers (Tommy Catalano 1-9, Daryl Lewis Jr 10-22, Chuck Hossfeld 23-75)

Qualifying Race Results:

Qualifying Race 1

Pos           No.           Name

1              22            Chuck Hossfeld

2              10            Daryl Lewis

3              51            TJ Potrzebowski

4              27            Donny Hartzell

5              45            Kevin Timmerman

6              40            Tommy Rought

 

Qualifying Race 2

Pos           No.           Name

1              9              Jeff Hamman

2              95            Bryan Sherwood

3              3              Daren Scherer

4              32            Tyler Rypkema

5              39            Calvin Carroll

6              1              Chris Ridsdale

 

Qualifying Race 3

Pos           No.           Name

1              07            Patrick Emerling

2              25            Mike Leaty

3              54            Tommy Catalano

4              65            Andy Lewis

5              64            Amy Catalano

6              59            Karl Hehr

Point Standings following Spencer Speedway (Including Fastest Qualifying Time and Qualifying Race Bonus) 07/22/2016:

Pos           No.           Name                       Total

1              07            Patrick Emerling       858

2              22            Chuck Hossfeld         795

3              25            Mike Leaty               656

4              71            Jimmy Zacharias       643

5              32            Tyler Rypkema         623

6              10            Daryl Lewis              593

7              95            Bryan Sherwood       560

8              3              Daren Scherer          554

9              54            Tommy Catalano      449

10            51            TJ Potrzebowski       440

11            60            Matt Hirschman       429

12            64            Amy Catalano           429

13            65            George Skora           410

14            45            Kevin Timmerman    393

15            59            Karl Hehr                 379

16            39            Calvin Carroll           374

17            1              Chris Ridsdale          366

18            53            Brian Defebo            261

19            4              John Wilber             252

20            66            Austin Kochenash     232

21            21            Tony Hanbury           213

22            9              Jeff Hamman            213

23            20            Jody Buckley            207

24            9              Will Thomas             199

25            27            Andy Jankowiak        183

26            42            Nick Pecko               165

27            8s             Lee Sharpsteen        155

28            67            Levi Arthur               140

29            40            Alan Bookmiller       128

30            17            Roger Coss               123

31            01            Cam Barber              119

32            45            Eric Beers                 115

33            48            Sam Fullone             111

34            27            Donny Hartzell         104

35            7              T.J.  Zacharias           96

36            40            Tommy Rought         96

37            22            Don Wagner             95

38            1              Kristopher Graver    90

39            8              Earl Paules               87

40            24            Dave Rigan               83

41            34            Rusty Smith              68

42            13            Ted Christopher       60

43            1J             Bobby Jones             58

44            42            Dave Pecko              58

45            41x          Nick Baer                 51

46            11            Kirk Totten               47

47            65            Andy Lewis               46

48            92            Terry Markovic         44

49            54            Jack Ely                    43

50            44            Kyle Strohl               42

51            41b          Todd Baer                40

52            8L            Lou Strohl                40

53            28            Gene Bowers           40

54            95m         John Markovic          40

55            2              Glen Slocum            40

Mike Leaty Drives to Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco Win in Apple Country ’75’ at Spencer Speedway

Photo : Ken Dippel

Williamson, New York – (June 4, 2016) – Friday night’s Ferris Mowers Race of Champions fueled by Sunoco Apple Country ‘75’ at Spencer Speedway gave race fans plenty to talk about. Mike Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., capitalized on his home track experience and a strong racecar to win for the first time in the season.

Leaty took the lead on a lap 25 restart from Daren Scherer of Binghamton, N.Y., after starting fourth. He then held off a charging Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa., and a brush with the outside wall to hold on and visit victory lane.

“We had a good car all night and we found the outside before anyone else,” Leaty explained in victory lane. “We were running a hard pace and I wasn’t backing down and got into the wall but we were able to hold on. I hope it was an exciting race for the fans. I have to thank all of my guys, we’ve been working hard and had a few setbacks earlier this season, but we’ve recovered and things are heading in the right direction. Tonight is a special win for us and we are certainly going to enjoy it.”

Hirschman finished second for the third time this season, right on Leaty’s bumper, with a chance to win the race after Leaty made contact in the closing laps.

Chuck Hossfeld recovered from a pit stop to finish third and took the point lead over by 12 on Patrick Emerling.

Darin Scherer, who started on the pole, finished fourth and Daryl Lewis, Jr., finished rounded out the top-five.

Hossfeld posted his third consecutive fast time in the Timed Hot Lap session to establish the heat race line ups with a time of 18.856 seconds (95.460 mph).

The next event for the Race of Champions is Saturday, June 11 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvnia.

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of portable generators, pressure washers and turf care products, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro®, Ferris®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visitwww.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.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. The 66th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2016 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

Feature Finish

The Apple Country 75

Spencer Speedway, Williamson, N.Y.

Finishing Position, Car Number, Driver, Laps Completed, Reason Out (If Any)

 

Pos           No.           Name                       Laps

1              25            Mike Leaty               75

2              60            Matt Hirschman       75

3              22            Chuck Hossfeld         75

4              3              Daren Scherer          75

5              10            Daryl Lewis              75

6              7              Patrick Emerling       75

7              32            Tyler Rypkema         75

8              54            Tommy Catalano      75

9              59            Karl Hehr                 75

10            64            Amy Catalano           75

11            71            Jimmy Zacharias       75

12            95            Byran Sherwood       75

13            4              John Wilber             75

14            51            TJ Potrzebowski       75

15            39            Calvin Carroll           74

16            67            Levi Arthur               73

17            1              Chris Risdale            Out

18            45            Kevin Timmerman    Driveshaft

Time of Race: 33 minutes 14 seconds              Average Speed 67.680 mph

Margin of victory: 0.13 seconds       Fast Qualifying Lap: Chuck Hossfeld / 18.856 seconds @ 95.460 mph

Lead Changes: 1 among 2 drivers (Daren Scherer 1-25, Mike Leaty 26-75)

Qualifying Race Results:

Qualifying Race 1

Pos           No.           Name

1              22            Chuck Hossfeld

2              71            Jimmy Zacharias

3              60            Matt Hirschman

4              45            Kevin Timmerman

5              59            Karl Hehr

6              67            Levi Arthur

 

Qualifying Race 2

Pos           No.           Name

1              51            TJ Potrzebowski

2              10            Daryl Lewis

3              3              Daren Scherer

4              54            Tommy Catalano

5              39            Calvin Carroll

6              1              Chris Ridsdale

 

Qualifying Race 3

Pos           No.           Name

1              07            Patrick Emerling

2              25            Mike Leaty

3              32            Tyler Rypkema

4              64            Amy Catalano

5              95            Bryan Sherwood

6              4              John Wilber

 

Point Standings following Spencer Speedway (Including Fastest Qualifying Time and Qualifying Race Bonus) 06/03/2016:

Pos           No.           Name                       Total

1              22            Chuck Hossfeld         460

2              07            Patrick Emerling       448

3              71            Jimmy Zacharias       381

4              32            Tyler Rypkema         352

5              60            Matt Hirschman       334

6              25            Mike Leaty               327

7              51            TJ Potrzebowski       309

8              95            Bryan Sherwood       293

9              10            Daryl Lewis              286

10            3              Daren Scherer          280

11            54            Tommy Catalano      250

12            66            Austin Kochenash     232

13            21            Tony Hanbury           213

14            64            Amy Catalano           209

15            53            Brian Defebo            208

16            59            Karl Hehr                 199

17            4              John Wilber             198

18            1              Chris Ridsdale          189

19            65            George Skora           187

20            39            Calvin Carroll           184

21            45            Kevin Timmerman    167

22            42            Nick Pecko               165

23            67            Levi Arthur               140

24            17            Roger Coss               123

25            20            Jody Buckley            116

26            45            Eric Beers                 115

27            22            Don Wagner             95

28            1              Kristopher Graver    90

29            8              Earl Paules               87

30            1J             Bobby Jones             58

31            42            Dave Pecko              58

32            41x          Nick Baer                 51

33            01            Cam Barber              47

34            65            Andy Lewis               46

35            92            Terry Markovic         44

36            9              Will Thomas             44

37            54            Jack Ely                    43

38            40            Alan Bookmiller       43

39            44            Kyle Strohl               42

40            41b          Todd Baer                40

41            8s             Lee Sharpsteen        40

42            8L            Lou Strohl                40

43            28            Gene Bowers           40

44            95m         John Markovic          40

45            2              Glen Slocum            40

46            7              T.J.  Zacharias           40