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Racing Discussion / Re: Lake Erie Schedule
« on: August 10, 2020, 11:21:31 PM »
Saturday – 8/15/2020
12:00 pm                              Gates Open for Haulers, Pit Pass Sales and Arm Band Distribution Begins
2:00 pm                                                Pit Gates Open
2:30 pm                                                Inspection and Draw for All Divisions Open
3:00 pm                                Tire Sales Begin (in the following order; Group 2, Group 3, Group 4, Group 1)
4:30 pm                                Race of Champions Virtual Drivers Meeting (Race of Champions Modifieds, Race of Champions: Race of Champions Super Stock Series; Race of Champions Street Stock and Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series) – drivers meetings conducted on Social Media – announcement will be made over P/A when posted. Drivers remain at your trailers.
5:00 pm                                                Grandstands Open Followed by:
5:00 pm Practice by Division
(Race of Champions Modifieds, Race of Champions Super Stocks, Race of Champions Street Stocks; Race of Champions Four Cylinders, and NYPA Midgets) TWO ROUNDS IF TIME PERMITS
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm             “KIDS RoC” activity and “free” t-shirt give-away under grandstand across from main entrance, under Race of Champions EZ UP
6:50 pm                                                Opening Ceremonies (Anthems, Invocation)
7:00 pm                                Green-White-Checker Qualifying for the Race of Champions Modified Series
7:15 pm                                                Qualifying Races by Division:
NYPA TQ Midgets (8-laps)
Race of Champions Street Stock Series (6-laps)
Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series (8 laps)
Race of Champions Super Stock Series (8 laps)
Race of Champions Modified Series (10 laps)
8:15 pm                                B-Main / Non Qualifier Race(s) if necessary;
Features to follow B-Mains                 

Race of Champions Street Stock Series (37 laps)
NYPA TQ Midgets Series (25 laps)
Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series (37 laps)
Race of Champions Super Stock Series (37 laps)
(Victory Lane for Race of Champions Street Stock, Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash, Race of Champions Super Stock and NYPA TQ Midgets will be held at once following the conclusion of the Race of Champions Super Stock event)
Race of Champions Modified Series (110 laps) – Driver Introductions – Due to the Pandemic, will be “In-Car” introduced rear-to-front with each single car driving on to track.
11:00 pm Pit Area Closed (Or 1 hour after the conclusion of the last race).

***Times Listed Subject To Change***

It was printed in 1990. It's an interesting book with photos and various stats at the back.

Racing Discussion / Re: Lancaster results??
« on: July 27, 2020, 10:44:26 PM »
They had this on the Facebook page, but the full finishes weren't with it.

Scott Wylie beats Emerling for Summer Slam Gold!!!

Scott Wylie driving the newly formed Joey Stearns race team #14 utilized a late race caution to get past NASCAR star Patrick Emerling and pick up the Sportsman win in front of NO FANS by order of the state Saturday night in what was considered opening night at the lightning fast half mile oval.

Patrick from Orchard Park took the lead from his 2nd place starting position and had control of the race and looked to be on cruise control until a caution on lap 48 of 50 changed the complexion of the 50 lap race.

That last restart was single file and Wylie used a solid restart to work his way underneath Emerling and led the last 2 laps and pocket the $2000 first place CASH !!

In Street Stock action the #55 of Tommy Wentland led wire to wire to pock up his first career win at Lancaster. The #99 of Brian Hoffman made a charge through the field after the first 23 laps went caution free and was up to second almost a full straight away behind the leader. The first and only caution would erase that deficit and put Brian Hoffman on the back bumper of the #55 of Tommy Wentland for the final 3 laps. After the #99 threw everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink at the rear bumper of Tommy Wentland, the #55 was able to hold on for career win number one.

In 4 Cyl. action it was a battle of bumper cover beat downs. Race winner #10 of Charles Palmer started 4th and would use the inside groove to his advantage to win the main event. Numerous cautions plagued the event but didn't stop the non stop action that the 4 Cylinder class provides.

T.Q. action had a 4 car shootout that was won by #39 Bobby Holmes. Homes led most of the even but had to use some slick driving in lap traffic to hold off 2nd place driver along with Dave Wollaber and Shawn Nye.

Congratulations winners and everyone who came to keep them safe!! See all of you again on Saturday, August 8th for our next LANCASTER SPEEDWAY STOCK CAR EVENT!!

Racing Discussion / Re: Lancaster results??
« on: July 26, 2020, 01:31:36 PM »
Scott Wylie #14 won in Sportsman, Tommy Wentland #55 won for his first career Street Stock victory and Bobby Holmes #39 won in the T.Q. Midgets. Charles Palmer #10 was the Four Cylinder winner.

“Defending Track Champ Zack Curren Hold Off Tony Hanbury in Chemung’s B Mod Lid Lifter” (NY)
 1 hour ago
Chemung Speedrome’s season opener, Friday, July 24th though two months late, was everything a track would hope for – a great turnout of race teams and fans, competitive racing, and beautiful weather. This kicked off the second year under the promotional team of Ray and Ellen Hodge. Everyone was greeted by signs regarding the use of masks, frequent hand washing and remaining socially distant from each other. Winners parking alone in the Midstate Basement Authorities Victory Lane included Zack Curren (Insinger Sunoco B Modifieds), Nick Robinson (New York Super Stocks), DJ Shaw (4 Cylinders), Mark Taylor (Marion Decker Hobby Stocks), along with Chase Sinsabaugh (Bandit) and Kalysha DeMark (Coaches Pizza INEX Bandoleros). Racing this upcoming week will be on Saturday, August 1st at 5:00 p.m.

Defending track champion, Zack Curren, earned a sweep on opening night by winning both his heat race and the 30-lap Insinger Sunoco B Modified feature. Luck of the draw put Tony Hanbury on the pole, with Curren alongside for the start. Curren’s spot-on start on the high side propelled him to the lead. The first of four cautions came when Travis Spalding spun with nine laps complete. This time the front row was in reverse order, but the outcome remained the same. Curren led over Hanbury, Charlie Sharpsteen, heat winner Gene Sharpsteen and Scott Wylie. When the race resumed Wylie moved forward but then dropped out with a mechanical problem. Andy Lewis’ spin, followed by one by Lee Sharpsteen, slowed the action for a bit and brough Daryl Lewis, Jr. up to fourth with TJ Potrzebowski fifth. The last caution came when Dave Kozlowski spun and that set up the last chance for anyone to top Curren. No one could on this night, and he celebrated his win over Hanbury, C. Sharpsteen, G. Sharpsteen and Potrzebowski. A valve spring problem resulted in a DQ for D. Lewis, who had finished 3rd.

The New York Super Stocks proved eager to race with 35 cars signed in. The 26-car field was determined by five heats, won by jimmy Steffenhagen, Andy Cryan, Tim Gullo, Cameron Nichols and Garrett Zacharias, along with a B-main won by Mike Hyman. Jacob Gustafson led early, leaving some great side-by-side racing behind him. The field ran 21 laps before the first caution came out. The restart had Nick Robinson and Tim Gullo within striking distance. Neither of them, nor a hard-charging Steffenhagen had to strike in this one, as Gustafson spun in front of the field in turn two, collecting Zacharias. During the clean-up the track’s generator, which runs the Musco lighting system around the track, had two malfunctions. Already well over curfew, officials had no choice but to end the race with lap 23 on the scoreboard. The win went to Robinson, with Steffenhagen, Gullo, Cryan and Dylan Bancroft finishing in the top five.

Rumor had it that the 4 Cylinder division would be strong and competitive this year. That’s one rumor which proved to be fact with 19 cars on hand. Monica Green, Ryan Hurlbut and Dante Mancuso won the three heats to set the field for the scheduled 20-lap feature. This was one night, however, when the yellow flag flew so often that the race was eventually put on a 10-minute time limit. When they reached the 10th minute on lap 12 they were given the two-to-go indication and this one ended on lap 16. Rookie Ryan Hurlbut drew the pole and led early with DJ Shaw close behind him. Shaw took the lead on lap five and the pair restarted beside each other each time the caution slowed the field. With spins and cars stopped on the track to bring out cautions, this one was one not to be repeated except for the battle for the win. Shaw held on and got that win over Hurlbut, with Ricky Lane, Nick Galusha and Mancuso rounding out the top five.

The inaugural appearance of the Marion Decker Insurance Hobby Stocks drew three cars and the broom went to Mark Taylor for his sweep of both the heat race and 10-lap feature. Displaying great parity between them, he and Chuck Nichols stayed within two car lengths of each other for the duration. The only caution came when car #17 leaked fluid on the track. Taylor led all 10 laps for his first feature win.

The Coaches Pizza INEX Bandoleros ran a 10-lap feature only, led early by newcomer Kalysha DeMark. The only caution, for contact involving Derrick Vogler and Chase Sinsabaugh, ended Vogler’s night when his front bumper came off and couldn’t be reattached per INEX rules. DeMark resumed in the top spot until Sinsabaugh found momentum on the high side to take the lead. The defending Bandit champion held for the overall win, followed by DeMark with the Outlaw win. Devin Gullo finished 3rd, Vogler 4th.

Chemung moves to Saturday, August 1st for a big money Insinger Sunoco B Modified show in memory of the late Gary Marshall. In addition to that 75-lap feature fans can watch the Insinger Sunoco Super Stocks, 4 Cylinders, Marion Decker Hobby Stocks and Coaches Pizza Bandoleros. Pits open at 2;00 p.m this Saturday, with practice and grandstand gates at 4:00 p.m and racing starting at 5;00 p.m.

Of Note
The 26-car field of Super Stocks paid tribute to our country with American flags attached to their cars on some parade laps. Fans in attendance stood in tribute to the meaningful gesture.

A lucky fan from Elmira, NY won the $1,003 50/50, the largest payout in recent memory. An anonymous donor had put up $500 to guarantee the winner at least that much!

Zack Curren and DJ Shaw won the ‘Winner Winner Chicken Dinner’ of free wings at the Horseheads Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant.

It was justice, of sorts, for 4 Cylinder winner DJ Shaw. Last year the almost certain champion stepped away from racing, with a comfortable lead in the points, to focus on high school football. That earned him the track’s Hard Luck Award in 2019.

Insinger Sunoco B Modifieds (30 Laps): ZACK CURREN, Tony Hanbury, Charlie Sharpsteen, Gene Sharpsteen, TJ Potrzebowski, Lee Sharpsteen, Bryan Sherwood, Andy Lewis, Dave Kozlowski, Travis Spalding, Bill Chandler, Jr., Scott Wylie, Daryl Lewis, Jr. (DQ)
Heats: G. Sharpsteen, Curren

New York Super Stocks (27 Laps): NICK ROBINSON, Jimmy Steffenhagen, Tim Gullo, Andy Cryan, Dylan Bancroft, Cameron Nichols, Evan Rygielski, Robert Fink, Nate Peckham, Frank Chapman, Josh Hunter, Anthony Gullo, Jason Duke, Charlie Sharpsteen, Trevor Catalano, Barrett Schenk, Brian Hallett, Jacob Gustafson, Garrett Zacharias, Mark Spencer, Nik Welshans, Cole Hicks, Derrick Tarbox, Mike Hyman, Bob Palmer, Amber VanOrden
Heats: Steffenhagen, Cryan, T. Gullo, Nichols, Zacharias
B Main: Hyman

4 Cylinders (16 Laps): DJ SHAW, Ryan Hurlbut, Ricky Lane, Nick Galusha, Dante Mancuso, Greg Moldt, John Byrd, Madelyn Virts, Russ Bulger, Megan Schoelles, Russ Bulger, Jr., Jason Peck, Mason Offhaus, Joey Bevacqua, Monica Green, Tyler Harbst, Bryce Bailey, Nick Bevacqua, Dustin Pryne (DNS)
Heats: Green, Hurlbut, Mancuso

Marion Decker Insurance Hobby Stocks (10 Laps): MARK TAYLOR, Chuck Nichols, #17
Heat: Taylor

Coaches Pizza INEX Bandoleros (10 Laps): CHASE SINSABAUGH (Bandit), Kalysha DeMark (Outlaw), Devin Gullo, Derrick Vogler

Source: Carol Houssock

Zack Curren #94 won in Sunoco Modified over Tony Hanbury. Nick Robinson #15 won the NYSS that ended on lap 27 out of 40 when the lights went out - twice.

Lake Erie Speedway - Information in Regard to Saturday, August 15, 2020 - Race of Champions Events - REVISED
Good Afternoon;

Last Friday, we announced that after lengthy discussions with the families, primarily Mickey Druar, that the 31st Annual Tribute to Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak 110 would take place at Lake Erie Speedway. We understand the move is unorthodox during normal times, however it comes in a year that has no rhyme, nor reason, due to the international pandemic.

From my own perspective, this decision was based solely on the fact, that "it is never the wrong time to do the right thing". A very good friend shared that quote with us nearly a year ago and in many circumstances it is very applicable, this happens to be one.

During our conversations, Mickey noted that both driver's traveled frequently and, "man" did they ever. Tommy Druar dubbed "The Travelin Man" and Tony Jankowiak put their Modifieds through their paces at many, if not all of the popular Modified speed plants throughout the Northeast, New England, Southeast (Florida) and even Indianapolis Raceway Park, where Jankowiak scored a third place finish that has some great lore attached to it. Their expeditions continued to enhance the Western New York region as a hotbed of asphalt Modified racing in addition to opening the eyes of so many to the far reaching racing world beyond Western New York.

The event is one of the most exciting one-day Modified racing events of the season.

The schedule for the event will be released shortly.

The divisions for the event will be as follows;

Race of Champions Modified Series - 110-laps
Race of Champions Super Stock Series - 37-laps
Race of Champions Street Stock Series - 37-laps
Race of Champions Four Cylinder Series - TBD (More information will be made available shortly).

Street Stocks will race on the 2019 tire rule for the remainder of the 2020 season (TCT on 7" wheel). Please Note: The TCT Hoosier casing will be permitted for these events. If you have not purchased tires for the 2020 season, all tires must be purchased through Scott Wylie at Wylie Performance. (E-Mail: / 716.472.4647).

It will be a one-day event, with no practice day prior.

We are giving you advance notice on ticket sales, tickets for the event will go on sale Friday morning, July 17, 2020 (

The event will be run in accordance with CDC and Erie County Pennsylvania Guidelines as we did in June, meaning all tickets and pit passes should be purchased from a contactless point-of-sale. If you intend to use cash for your pit pass purchase, to maintain a fair system, the "processing/convenience" fee will be added to the cash purchase in an attempt to have people purchase through the provided systems.

Erie County Pennsylvania remains open in it's "Green Phase", meaning the grandstands will be open in a limited capacity, so please reserve your tickets now.

If you do not have the PitPay APP, upgrades have taken place. Multiple team member purchasing is now available and the Minor purchasing issue is in process and should be active prior to this event.

Tickets for the 70th Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend (Thursday, September 24, Friday September 25 and Saturday, September 26) will go on sale Monday.

In regard to the Race of Champions Weekend and with maintaining tradition and building a new tradition we have two preview announcements to make in regard to the event.

The Crown Royal Classic tribute to Joe Reilly "54" will headline Friday, September 25. The 54-lap race will highlight the Sportsman Modified event. As we stated on our social media outlets last week, "Some traditions just need to continue..."

As a note, Joe Reilly, defined the Sportsman division. He wasn't a guy you would see in trade paper headlines, but he worked his ***** off to make sure the tradition of Thompson Racing continued whenever there was a race for the team to attend. What's missed in this is that there is a little of Joe Reilly in all of us, from the will to help each other out, to not being afraid to get our hands dirty right down to a little unique ingenuity when we might not be able to go out and purchase the latest technology. We can never lose sight of that and as much as the race may be named in his honor, it is also to recognize the efforts of every crew chief and crew member that puts in an effort to "make it happen" at short tracks across North America each and every weekend.

On Saturday, September 26, we will begin the Rick Wylie 48 tradition with a 48-lap event for the Race of Champions Late Model Series. After Rick's untimely passing his son Scott spoke in regard to hosting a Late Model race in tribute to his late Father. Scott and his Mother, Karen, have worked diligently to put forth a great event to honor Rick. When the time comes, the race will return to its rightful home at Holland International Speedway, where Wylie achieved so many great accomplishments.

All divisions will follow the schedule as it is currently posted on the website for the Race of Champions weekend.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation as we continue down the path that has now become 2020.

Joe Skotnicki and the Race of Champions Family

To Our Competitors, Participants and Team Members;
Overnight Camping: Overnight Camping will be available for purchase. You must possess a pass to stay overnight. If you do not possess a pass, you will be asked to leave, if you do not leave, your vehicle(s) will be towed away from the facility. There are 30 available positions for camping;
We will be switching to contactless transactions, if you have an issue with this, please e-mail and we will make alternate arrangements, please know that alternate arrangements must be justified.
If you participated at the Erie event and have not been paid, please take a second and fill out the W-9 and get it back to us. The pay from the June 26 and June 27 was mailed out to those who turned in all of the proper paperwork. We understand that it's a challenge, however this is a must for anyone to be paid by the Series.

W-9; the is loaded on the website; it must be filled out, completely, if it is scanned and returned, it must be legible. If this is not completed, you will not be paid. Unfortunately, we can't chase you down for this information based on the conditions which we must operate under. We would prefer that it is scanned and e-mailed to

Series Membership / Event Registration: The Membership / Event Registration information will be released in a future e-mail.

Tickets: Advance Discount Tickets are available Friday, July 17, 2020

Pit Pay: Pit passes are available now and should be purchased through the Pit Pay App. Please download the App, following the instructions and find the Lake Erie Speedway events. Photo identification is required to complete the process.

There will be hand sanitizing locations at various points throughout the pit area, including the Race of Champions Series Trailer, Tire Sale Area and additional areas near the restrooms.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you.

Press release today states that it will be Monday, 7/20

Time indeed flies

Racing Discussion / Re: ROC Results
« on: September 29, 2019, 01:10:26 PM »

Look for the results that you're interested in finding there. They usually post results quickly for all events.

Racing Discussion / Re: Doug Depew passed away today
« on: December 16, 2015, 12:08:12 AM »
Calling hours are 5-7 p.m. on Friday with service at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Racing Discussion / Re: NWMT at Oswego
« on: December 10, 2015, 02:38:14 AM »
The series held events there in 1988 and 1989.

Racing Discussion / Re: Doug Depew Benefit
« on: December 09, 2015, 05:44:32 AM »
For those who haven't heard anything about Doug or been following the latest updates on him, here is what his daughter posted on Facebook last night:

Because so many of you have been praying for my dad I feel I should let everyone know that my dad is not doing well. His status today has been changed to DNR and they will begin comfort care for him for his last days here on earth...please pray for his comfort and no pain and for our family as we say good bye to our dad, brother, Uncle, friend, cousin and husband...the decision to do this was not an easy one....But lets not forget that God is in control and I'm still praying for a miracle and will up to the moment he takes his last breath I will not lose faith or hope...Thank you all so very much for praying, may God bless each and everyone of you.

Racing Discussion / Re: UNOH Battle at the Beach
« on: November 23, 2015, 11:12:19 AM »
It's the same Bud Ellis who raced the Tioga #4 Late Model and is Duane's son.

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