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llo, Sharpe and Anasiewicz score victories
LANCASTER, N.Y. (April 29, 2017) – The home of Modified racing in Western New York delivered another memorable moment on Saturday evening as Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y. won the Fans in the Stands 75 at Lancaster National Speedway in the opening round of the Race of Champions Modified Series. It was his first ever Modified win at Lancaster.
In X-Press Signs Stock Car Series support division action, Tim Gullo of Elmira, N.Y. won the Race of Champions Super Stock event, Rich Sharpe of Lancaster won the Advance Auto Parts Street Stock feature and Jason Anasiewicz of Lancaster picked up his second-straight win in the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders.
Amy Catalano and Tyler Rypkema led the Fans in the Stands 75 field to the opening green flag with Rypkema grabbing the early lead. Most of the first half of the race went caution-free with Rypkema leading Daryl Lewis, Jr., Patrick Emerling, Mike Leaty and Catalano during the opening segment.
A 30-lap stretch of green flag racing was halted on lap 35 for a spin by Kirk Totten in turn 4. When racing resumed Emerling got by Lewis for the runner-up position. A couple more caution periods set up a restart on lap 37 with Rypkema and Emerling on the front row. When the race resumed Emerling would find himself in the lead just as the crossed flags were displayed.
The most serious incident of the day happened after a restart on lap 39. Kevin Miller and Amy Catalano touched tires going down the backstretch, which sent Catalano hard into the wall outside wall. Catalano walked away from the accident, but her day was over.
Emerling developed a flat left front tire during the red flag period to clean-up the accident scene. This sent him to the pits and put his four-race Lancaster Modified win streak in jeopardy.
This also gave the lead back to Rypkema, who was followed by Jankowiak, Chuck Hossfeld and George Skora III. Skora had already had an eventful day by that point as he recorded the fastest overall lap during time trials after being involved in a crash during practice. He then broke a driveshaft in his heat race and started last for the feature. Skora was forced to make a couple pit stops early in the race because his shifter kept popping out of gear and his crew had to secure it in place with a ratchet strap.
Jankowiak took the lead from Rypkema after a restart on lap 46. Hossfeld and Skora eventually moved into second and third respectively to drop Rypkema to fourth. Skora landed in the runner-up spot with 25 laps to go.
During the stretch run to the finish Jankowiak kept his McGrath/Jankowiak Racing #12 just low enough in the corners to prevent Skora from passing him on the inside. A late race move to the outside by Skora also proved to be unsuccessful.
Jankowiak crossed the finish line for his first win in the Race of Champions Modified Series at Lancaster. He is a three-time track champion with numerous wins in the Sportsman, Street Stocks, TQ Midgets and 4-Cylinders, but it took him several years to triumph at his home track in a Modified. The win also came his very first start driving a Modified owned by 2005 Modified track champion Tom McGrath.
Skora settled for second, which was a moral victory of sorts after his long day. Emerling came back to finish third. Hossfeld and Daren Scherer rounded out the top five.
The Race of Champions Super Stocks also opened their season at Lancaster on Saturday. Tim Gullo of Elmira earned his first win at Lancaster after a spirited battle with Joe Mancuso. Gullo led from the drop of the green flag from the outside pole position. Mancuso eventually joined him at the front of the field and the pair pulled away from the pack.
Mancuso took the lead from Gullo on lap 23. Three laps later Gullo worked to the inside of Mancuso in turn 2. The pair made heavy contact down the backstretch as Gullo regained the top spot. Both cars received damage, but continued with Gullo going on to win. Mancuso finished second followed by Josh Hunter, Dana Novoa and Frank Petroski.
In the Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks, 2015 track champion Rich Sharpe made his first start of the season a memorable one as he captured the 25-lap feature. Sharpe drove around the outside of Tommy Wentland for the lead on lap 10 and never looked back.
Mark Hoch bounced back from a rough opening day to finish second. Nik Welshans had a shot to open the season with back-to-back wins, but settled for third. Wentland and Ken Maltby rounded out the top five.
Jason Anasiewicz remained perfect in the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders as he led every lap to win the feature for the second week in a row. Anasiewicz faced stiff competition from Kevin Bainbridge and Bobby Woch this time around, but he held strong in the front of the field. Bainbridge, Woch, Dan Dressel and Dave Brunka completed the top five.
Lancaster National Speedway closes out the Saturday matinee portion of its schedule this Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m. with the first visit of the year from the X-Press Signs Late Models plus the Sunoco Sportsman, Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks and the Roaming Buffalo 4-Cylinders. Saturday night racing begins on May 13.

About Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway: Founded in 1959, Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway is a multi-use facility located on 77 acres just outside of metropolitan Buffalo, N.Y. The facility features a 1/8-mile drag strip, a 1/2-mile oval track and hosts several non-motorsports events such as car shows and concerts. For the latest information on Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway check out our website www.lancasternationalspeedway.com. Additional information for racers and fans can be found on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LancasterSpeedway) and on Twitter (@LancasterSpdwy).

Time Trials Fast Time – George Skora III – 16.912 seconds
Heat Winners: Patrick Emerling, Andy Jankowiak, Tommy Catalano
Fans in the Stands 75 Finish: ANDY JANKOWIAK, George Skora III, Patrick Emerling, Chuck Hossfeld, Daren Scherer, Tyler Rypkema, Camden Barber, TJ Potrzebowski, Bryan Sherwood, Kevin Miller, Mike Leaty, Kirk Totten, Alan Bookmiller, Amy Catalano, Karl Hehr, Daryl Lewis, Jr., Tommy Catalano
Heat Winners: Nik Welshans, Rich Sharpe, Tim Welshans
Feature: RICH SHARPE, Mark Hoch, Nik Welshans, Tommy Wentland, Ken Maltby, Tim Welshans, Dave Wilson, Trevor Pettit, John Carlson, Jarrod Brown, Rob Pocobello, Max Northem, Keith Flanigan, Garrett Cleversley, Lou Carbone, Mike Rogers, Frank Prell, Tom Northem, Jimmy Pierce, Gino Pinto DNSL Michal Dalfonso, Jr., Dennis Londos
Heat Winners: Bobby Schosek, Tim Gullo, Josh Hunter
Feature: TIM GULLO, Joe Mancuso, Josh Hunter, Dana Novoa, Frank Petroski, Bobby Schosek, Rob Misczak, Josh Schoonamaker, Joel Gleason, Robert Fink, Pete Pieczysnki, Jeff Whalen, Kyle Sharpe, Ryan Lagoda, Zach Willis, Ron Richter DNS: Vern Hedderick, Tom Barron
Heat Winners: Dan Dressel, Bobby Woch
Feature: JASON ANASIEWICZ, Kevin Bainbridge, Bobby Woch, Dan Dressel, Dave Brunka, Mark Scarpace, Dave Milbrand, Jr., Alex Morris, Chris Pennell, Russ Hartke, Josh Schosek, Charles Palmer, Bob Palmer, Casey Pew, Paul Flye, Chris Bugenhagen, Zach Cleversley DNS: Joe Brunka



North East, Pennsylvania – (March 1, 2017) – Tickets are now available for the 67th Annual Race of Champions 250 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pa., Thursday, September 28, 29 and 30. Tickets can be purchased through the Lake Erie Speedway website at www.lakeeriespeedway.com or by calling 814-725-3303.

The ticketing schedule follows;


Thursday Open Practice    

Friday RoC Sportsman / Super Stocks            

Saturday RoC 250

Adult GA                Free                                        $25                                                                         $35

Kids 5 & Under     Free                                        Free                                                                        Free

Kids 6 to 16           Free                                        $10                                                                         $12

Reserved               Free                                        $30                                                                         $40

Senior / Military  Free                                        $23                                                                         $33

 Friday / Saturday – (2-Day General Admission Ticket)                                                 $45

Friday / Saturday – (2-Day Reserved Ticket)                                                                  $55

Pit Pass      $20 Member / $25 Non-Member    $30 Member / $40 Non-Member    $50 Member / $60 Non-Member

3 Day Pit Pass                                                                                                                                       $90 Member / $110 Non-Member

 Camping Pass                                                                                                                                        $50 for entire weekend

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

Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.

When: Thursday, September 28; Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30

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 67th Annual Race of Champions Weekend. The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco 67th Annual Race of Champions 250, the Race of Champions Sportsman ‘75’, Race of Champions Super Stock ‘40’, Race of Champions Late Models.

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. The 67th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2017 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


– Lake Erie Speedway Stock Car Event Continues to Grow –

North East, Pennsylvania (May 19, 2016) – The Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Big 10 Super Stock Series fueled by Sunoco has been added to Saturday, June 11th event at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania. It is a familiar track for many of the competitors within the Super Stock Series and a track that many have a desire to visit and are looking forward to their return.

The Series will participate in a 30-lap feature alongside the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series fueled by Sunoco in the event. It will become one of the Super Stock Series biggest events on the 2016 calendar.

“We are looking forward to this race,” explained Joe Mancuso, who founded the Big 10 Super Stock Series. “Lake Erie is a special track in our history and this is a big step for our program. This is going to be a great night, not just for the Super Stock Series, but for everyone that’s involved. Lake Erie is a great track and we are very proud to be racing there.”

Lake Erie Speedway is a 3/8-mile banked asphalt oval, which opened in 2002.

“We are excited to play host to the Race of Champions Big 10 Super Stock Series,” stated A.J. Moore, Operations Manager at Lake Erie Speedway. “These stock cars always thrill the fans at our facility and they are a great addition to our event. We are looking forward to a great night on June 11th.”

The event will also include US Legend Cars, NYPA TQ Midgets and the Can-Am Midgets.

Tickets for the Race of Champions events on June 11 are available. Contact Lake Erie Speedway at 814-725-3303 for tickets, camping and venue information.

The Race of Champions Big 10 Super Stocks provides competitors a fun platform with exciting racing at local tracks throughout New York State. The Race of Champions Big 10 Super Stocks corporate partners include: Sunoco Race Fuels, Sherwood Racing Wheels, Rod End Supply, QA1 and AR Bodies.

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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