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RACE OF CHAMPIONS MANAGEMENT STATEMENT IN REGARD TO THE DRUAR AND JANKOWIAK FAMILIES AND THE STATUS OF THE 32ND ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO TOMMY DRUAR AND TONY JANKOWIAK

Elma, New York – (January 10, 2021) – “The Race of Champions family is honored to be able to present this event going forward. We are extremely humbled by the decision that the Druar and Jankowiak family has made and we are committed to carrying on the great legacy of this event. It has always been our goal to work with everyone and create a cooperative environment that rewards competitors with an opportunity to compete in a variety of events throughout the region. Our true goal is a strong and healthy short track program that benefits the entire region,” stated Joe Skotnicki, Race of Champions.

Due to the fact that this event has just been presented to Race of Champions management, the final details of the event are being assembled and will be announced shortly. Race of Champions management is open to discussions regarding the scheduling of the event and may be contacted.

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, Airport Collision, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 71st Annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2021 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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CURRENT “TO-DATE” 2021 RACE OF CHAMPIONS FAMILY OF SERIES SCHEDULES

-2021 Tentative Scheduled Dates-

 

Elma, New York (January 9, 2021) – Included within and attached is the current Race of Champions Family of Series ”to-date” schedules.

 

The schedule gives fans an opportunity to visit premier racing facilities throughout the Northeast.

 

These dates and locations will bring together traditional events with some exciting additions to the promotional calendar, giving everyone a variety of exciting events throughout the 2021 season to showcase the Race of Champions brand of racing.

 

Race of Champions management is currently in negotiation with Spencer Speedway ownership in Williamson, N.Y., but two tentative dates that can be “penciled in” and will become firmed up, once an agreement is reached with Spencer Speedway ownership are Friday, July 30 and Friday, September 3 for the Race of Champions Modified Series.

 

The Race of Champions Modified Series will open the season with a return to beautiful Lehigh Valley region and the Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton on Saturday April 24.

 

Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome will host the Series on May 8 and the traditional NASCAR Cup Series Weekend at Watkins Glen on Saturday, August 7.

 

On July 3, the Series will “tune-up” for the 71st annual Race of Champions 250 with an Independence Day celebration event at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pa., which Lake Erie Speedway General Manager, A.J. Moore announced on Facebook on December 14, 2020. (www.facebook.com/LakeErieSpeedway/posts/10158953281439490?__tn__=-R)

 

The series also returns to the “high-banks” of Holland (N.Y.) International Speedway on Saturday, July 10. A date which was released on November 8, 2020 by track owner Ron Bennett in a story to Larry Ott, which was published in the Buffalo News (https://buffalonews.com/sports/motor-sports/holland-international-speedway-announces-plans-for-2021/article_4b4bccbc-21f4-11eb-adb0-b7f9be76ceb1.html)

 

The 71st annual Race of Champions 250 will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2021 as part of Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway (September 24, 25 and 26), which continues to develop as a popular destination and location for the “Granddaddy” of all Modified races. Tickets for the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend are available at www.lakeriespeedway.com.

 

Another Modified Series date on Saturday, August 14 has been added to the schedule with all details to be determined. The August 14 date will include the FOAR Score Hall-of-Fame Induction Ceremony, as the president of FOAR Score, Bob Woch stated, “without the ability to host the club’s traditional banquet, this is the next best alternative for us to continue this great Western New York racing tradition inducting deserving recipients into the Hall-of-Fame.”

 

The Race of Champions Sportsman Modified, Super Stocks and Four Cylinder Dash Series will play on the card on Saturday, June 5 at Lake Erie Speedway (www.facebook.com/LakeErieSpeedway/posts/10158953281439490?__tn__=-R).

 

Holland International Speedway will once again bring back the “George Decker” Memorial for the Sportsman Modified Series along with the Rick Wylie Classic on Saturday, August 28. The George Decker Memorial, which driver George Skora, III, has tabbed as one of the most prestigious Sportsman events in the region, will be 52-laps, along with the Late Model Series race being 48-laps in honor of Holland and Late Model legend Rick Wylie. Combined, this will bring back the traditional “Bud 100” concept at Holland, a popular tradition at the speedway for many years. (https://buffalonews.com/sports/motor-sports/holland-international-speedway-announces-plans-for-2021/article_4b4bccbc-21f4-11eb-adb0-b7f9be76ceb1.html)

 

A new speedway will join the Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series. On Saturday, October 23, the Series will head to Painesville (Ohio) Speedway for the first time in what promoter, Randy Maggio, Jr., has tabbed as an “event purely focused on Compact and Four Cylinder racers.”

 

All division schedules are being worked on and prepared for release and these are not the final schedules. The dates included within are “up-to-date” and may be adjusted along with the now standard “Covid-19 pandemic” disclaimer in regard to the current state, region and community regulations that may dictate a schedule change. The 2021 Race of Champions Dirt 602 Sportsman Modified Series schedule will remain “on-hold” until the status of the United States and Canadian Border is updated and traditional crossing regulations resume.

 

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, Airport Collision, Rocket Performance, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, DirtTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 71st annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2021 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                                                                                       

2021

Race of Champions Modified Series

 

Saturday                  April                         24                            Mahoning Valley Speedway

Saturday                  May                         8                              Chemung Speedrome

Saturday                  July                          3                              Lake Erie Speedway

Saturday                  July                          10                            Holland International Speedway

Saturday                  August                     7                              Chemung Speedrome

Saturday                  August                     14                            TBD

Sunday                    September               26                             Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Race of Champions 250

 

2021

Race of Champions Late Model Series

 

Saturday                  August                     28                            Holland International Speedway (Rick Wylie Classic)

Saturday                  September               25                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend

 

2021

Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series

 

Saturday                  June                        5                               Lake Erie Speedway

Saturday                  August                     28                                     Holland International Speedway – “George Decker Memorial”

Saturday                  September               25                             Lake Erie Speedway – “6th Annual Crown Royal Classic Tribute Joe Reilly 54”

 

2021

Race of Champions Super Stock Series

 

Saturday                  June                        5                               Lake Erie Speedway

Saturday                  August                    7                                          Chemung Speedrome

Saturday                  September             25                            Lake Erie Speedway - 70th Annual Race of Champions Weekend

 

2021

Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series

 

Saturday                  June                        5                              Lake Erie Speedway       

Saturday                  July                          3                              Lake Erie Speedway

Saturday                  July                          10                            Holland International Speedway

Saturday                  August                     7                              Chemung Speedrome

Saturday                  August                     14                            TBD

Saturday                  August                     28                            Holland International Speedway

Friday                      September               24                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions

Saturday                  September               25                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions

Sunday                    September               26                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions

Saturday                  October                   23                            Painesville Speedway

Saturday                  October                 

 

2021

Race of Champions TQ Midget Series

 

Saturday                  September               25                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions

Sunday                    September               26                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions

 

2021

Race of Champions Street Stock Series

                                       

Sunday                    September               26                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions

 

2021

Race of Champions Dirt 602 Modified Series

 

“On Hold” - Pandemic

-2021 Tentative Scheduled Dates-

 

Elma, New York (January 9, 2021) – Included within and attached is the current Race of Champions Family of Series ”to-date” schedules.

 

The schedule gives fans an opportunity to visit premier racing facilities throughout the Northeast.

 

These dates and locations will bring together traditional events with some exciting additions to the promotional calendar, giving everyone a variety of exciting events throughout the 2021 season to showcase the Race of Champions brand of racing.

 

Race of Champions management is currently in negotiation with Spencer Speedway ownership in Williamson, N.Y., but two tentative dates that can be “penciled in” and will become firmed up, once an agreement is reached with Spencer Speedway ownership are Friday, July 30 and Friday, September 3 for the Race of Champions Modified Series.

 

The Race of Champions Modified Series will open the season with a return to beautiful Lehigh Valley region and the Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton on Saturday April 24.

 

Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome will host the Series on May 8 and the traditional NASCAR Cup Series Weekend at Watkins Glen on Saturday, August 7.

 

On July 3, the Series will “tune-up” for the 71st annual Race of Champions 250 with an Independence Day celebration event at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pa., which Lake Erie Speedway General Manager, A.J. Moore announced on Facebook on December 14, 2020. (www.facebook.com/LakeErieSpeedway/posts/10158953281439490?__tn__=-R)

 

The series also returns to the “high-banks” of Holland (N.Y.) International Speedway on Saturday, July 10. A date which was released on November 8, 2020 by track owner Ron Bennett in a story to Larry Ott, which was published in the Buffalo News (https://buffalonews.com/sports/motor-sports/holland-international-speedway-announces-plans-for-2021/article_4b4bccbc-21f4-11eb-adb0-b7f9be76ceb1.html)

 

The 71st annual Race of Champions 250 will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2021 as part of Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway (September 24, 25 and 26), which continues to develop as a popular destination and location for the “Granddaddy” of all Modified races. Tickets for the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend are available at www.lakeriespeedway.com.

 

Another Modified Series date on Saturday, August 14 has been added to the schedule with all details to be determined. The August 14 date will include the FOAR Score Hall-of-Fame Induction Ceremony, as the president of FOAR Score, Bob Woch stated, “without the ability to host the club’s traditional banquet, this is the next best alternative for us to continue this great Western New York racing tradition inducting deserving recipients into the Hall-of-Fame.”

 

The Race of Champions Sportsman Modified, Super Stocks and Four Cylinder Dash Series will play on the card on Saturday, June 5 at Lake Erie Speedway (www.facebook.com/LakeErieSpeedway/posts/10158953281439490?__tn__=-R).

 

Holland International Speedway will once again bring back the “George Decker” Memorial for the Sportsman Modified Series along with the Rick Wylie Classic on Saturday, August 28. The George Decker Memorial, which driver George Skora, III, has tabbed as one of the most prestigious Sportsman events in the region, will be 52-laps, along with the Late Model Series race being 48-laps in honor of Holland and Late Model legend Rick Wylie. Combined, this will bring back the traditional “Bud 100” concept at Holland, a popular tradition at the speedway for many years. (https://buffalonews.com/sports/motor-sports/holland-international-speedway-announces-plans-for-2021/article_4b4bccbc-21f4-11eb-adb0-b7f9be76ceb1.html)

 

A new speedway will join the Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series. On Saturday, October 23, the Series will head to Painesville (Ohio) Speedway for the first time in what promoter, Randy Maggio, Jr., has tabbed as an “event purely focused on Compact and Four Cylinder racers.”

 

All division schedules are being worked on and prepared for release and these are not the final schedules. The dates included within are “up-to-date” and may be adjusted along with the now standard “Covid-19 pandemic” disclaimer in regard to the current state, region and community regulations that may dictate a schedule change. The 2021 Race of Champions Dirt 602 Sportsman Modified Series schedule will remain “on-hold” until the status of the United States and Canadian Border is updated and traditional crossing regulations resume.

 

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, Airport Collision, Rocket Performance, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, DirtTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 71st annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2021 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                                                                                       

2021

Race of Champions Modified Series

 

Saturday                  April                         24                            Mahoning Valley Speedway

Saturday                  May                         8                              Chemung Speedrome

Saturday                  July                          3                              Lake Erie Speedway

Saturday                  July                          10                            Holland International Speedway

Saturday                  August                     7                              Chemung Speedrome

Saturday                  August                     14                            TBD

Sunday                    September               26                             Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Race of Champions 250

 

2021

Race of Champions Late Model Series

 

Saturday                  August                     28                            Holland International Speedway (Rick Wylie Classic)

Saturday                  September               25                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend

 

2021

Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series

 

Saturday                  June                        5                               Lake Erie Speedway

Saturday                  August                     28                                     Holland International Speedway – “George Decker Memorial”

Saturday                  September               25                             Lake Erie Speedway – “6th Annual Crown Royal Classic Tribute Joe Reilly 54”

 

2021

Race of Champions Super Stock Series

 

Saturday                  June                        5                               Lake Erie Speedway

Saturday                  August                    7                                          Chemung Speedrome

Saturday                  September             25                            Lake Erie Speedway - 70th Annual Race of Champions Weekend

 

2021

Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series

 

Saturday                  June                        5                              Lake Erie Speedway       

Saturday                  July                          3                              Lake Erie Speedway

Saturday                  July                          10                            Holland International Speedway

Saturday                  August                     7                              Chemung Speedrome

Saturday                  August                     14                            TBD

Saturday                  August                     28                            Holland International Speedway

Friday                      September               24                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions

Saturday                  September               25                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions

Sunday                    September               26                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions

Saturday                  October                   23                            Painesville Speedway

Saturday                  October                 

 

2021

Race of Champions TQ Midget Series

 

Saturday                  September               25                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions

Sunday                    September               26                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions

 

2021

Race of Champions Street Stock Series

                                       

Sunday                    September               26                            Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions

 

2021

Race of Champions Dirt 602 Modified Series

 

“On Hold” - Pandemic

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Merrittville Speedway Releases 70th Anniversary Schedule


THOROLD, ONTARIO (January 7, 2021) … Canada’s oldest dirt track is hitting a milestone in 2021, the 70th season of operation. The historic Merrittville Speedway has a jammed-packed tentative schedule that fans and racers will be excited about it.

The 70th season of racing at Merrittville Speedway will officially begin on Saturday, April 17th with the 2021 edition of the Spring Sizzler. 360 Sprint Cars and 358 Modifieds will headline the show with the Sportsman and Hoosier Stocks also taking part in their first race of the season. Saturday, April 24 will be the first Bobcat of Hamilton Weekly Racing Series program of the season. The Bobcat of Hamilton Weekly Racing Series features the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Hoosier Stocks, Mod Lites, 4 Cylinders, and V6.

Entering the month of May, the Hoosier Stocks will take center stage on May 1 with their first Duel on the Dirt home race. May 8 will be the Brian Stevens Memorial for the 358 Modifieds featuring the $444 pole dash challenge. The 4 Cylinders will also be hosting their first Duel on the Dirt home race that evening. The first Enduro qualifier takes to the track on May 15 and Merrittville will host School Bus races as part of the Bobcat of Hamilton Weekly Racing Series program on May 22. Victoria Day Monday will see a Sprint Car doubleheader with the 360s and Action Sprint Tour be on hand. The Sportsman and Hoosier Stocks will also take part in the Victoria Day activity on May 24. Family Autograph Night will take place on May 29.

The first race of June will see the popular Best Appearing Dog contest plus the second 4 Cylinder Duel on the Dirt home race. The following week (June 12) will be a retro racing T-shirt night plus the second Hoosier Stock Duel on the Dirt event. June 19 will be the Gary Cunningham Memorial for the 360 Sprint Cars plus 358 Modifieds, Hoosier Stocks, 4 Cylinders, and the second Enduro Qualifier. June 19 will also be $1.50 Hot Dog Night. The month of June will end with a full Bobcat of Hamilton Weekly Racing Series show on June 26.

Merrittville’s Canada Day Celebration will take place on July 3rd plus the annual Truck Show n’ Shine. You can call and reserve a spot to show off your transport, dump truck, or tow truck by calling (905) 892-8266. Fireworks will light up the sky at the end of the night on the 3rd. The Action Sprint Tour returns for their traditional July date on the 10th. Joining the AST will be the Sportsman, Hoosier Stocks, Mod Lites, 4 Cylinders, and V6. The Modifieds will have that evening off. July 17th will be Nostalgia Night. The Modifieds return and take center stage in the 50-lap Jerry Winger Memorial. The Vintage Cars will be on hand as well as the Sportsman, 4 Cylinders, and V6. Nostalgia Night will also feature the 2021 Merrittville Speedway Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony at 7 pm, prior to the night’s first green flag. A regular show will take place on July 24. The third Enduro qualifier will take place on July 31. The July 31 program features the Modifieds, Sportsman, Hoosier Stocks, Mod Lites, and 4 Cylinders.

Civic Holiday Monday (August 2) will feature the Sportsman in a $1,000 to win special. The 358 Modifieds, Hoosier Stocks, and 4 Cylinders will all be on hand. The 4 Cylinders will be racing in their Duel on the Dirt combined race that night. The popular pre-race Pasta Dinner will be returning that night as well. Saturday, August 7 will feature the Bill Willard Sr Stirling Silver Cup for the Sportsman plus Kids Box Car Races. The Action Sprint Tour returns on August 14. The second scheduled Autograph Night takes place on August 21. The month will end with a regular show on the 28th.

The first race of September will be the final points night of the season on September 4. September 11th will see the 360 Sprints, the Sportsman in a 50-lap, $1000 to win special, Mod Lites, 4 Cylinders, and V6. The Hoosier Stocks will also be on the card that night in their Duel on the Dirt combined race. The following day, Sunday, September 12 will feature the 100 lap Enduro plus School Bus Race, Side by Side race, Figure 8, and more. The highlight of the day will be the annual Giant FM/Country 89 Bus Race for charity.

Wreckfest 2021 is also on the schedule. Event organizers along with speedway management are working on dates for the popular event.

October 23rd will be the annual Merrittville Market Craft and Vendor show. Information about the show will be available and you can call the speedway office to reserve your spot.

The entire 2021 schedule is available online at www.merrittvillespeedway.com as well as on the track’s social media pages.

Fans are encouraged to keep up to date with all the schedules and if any changes are needed by following Merrittville on social media including Facebook (facebook.com/MerrittvilleSpeedway), Twitter (@Merrittville), and now on Instagram (@merrittvillespeedway). For results, point standings, and more, check out www.merrittvillespeedway.com

 

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Steven Petty
Co-Advisor: WGCC 90.7 FM Genesee Community College
Public Address Announcer: The College at Brockport (SUNY) Golden Eagles
Director of Public & Media Relations/Announcer: Humberstone Speedway
Director of Public & Media Relations/Announcer: Merrittville Speedway

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STATEMENT IN REGARD TO THE STATUS AND SCHEDULING OF THE 32ND ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO TOMMY DRUAR / TONY JANKOWIAK MEMORIAL RACE

The Druar and Jankowiak family have made a decision as a family that is in regard to our family’s race (the 32nd Annual Tribute to Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak Memorial Race). The event is a special event for racers in our region and we would like to protect our family’s legacy that has been established over the last 32-years.



The race has developed and evolved over the past 31-seasons into a celebration of short track racing and a benefit to local track racing in Western New York and should be presented as such. Prior to what may be perceived as the scheduling of the event for 2021, there was one stipulation that a member of our family requested and it was simply not met.



Therefore, we have decided, after conversations amongst our family that the Race of Champions will present the race, wherever the event is scheduled.



Details in regard to scheduling of the race and event, will be announced shortly. If you are seeking more information in regard to this race, at this point, we ask that you respect the family’s decision and contact Race of Champions management.



Thank you for understanding of our position; Mickey Druar and Debbie Jankowiak.

contact: druarjankowiak3773@gmail.com

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Humberstone Speedway Introduces Engine Sealing Program


PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO (January 5, 2021) New for 2021, Humberstone Speedway will be introducing an engine sealing program. The sealing program will enable teams to repair 602, 604 & W16 engines and support local part suppliers and engine builders.

 

“The rebuilding of these engine platforms will be Teched and Sealed by Humberstone to maintain the legality. It is important to maintain the integrity of the sport and for the future of our local racing”, comments track owner/promoter, Terry Vince. “The intent of this is to have the ability to repair your current 602, 604 crate, and W16 engines”, Vince continued.

 

602, 604, and W16 engines must be on an engine stand and have an oil pan, and one head removed, and timing cover installed. One intake valve and one exhaust valve must be removed to be weighed and to check the bowl area. Both exhaust and intake runners will be checked at this time as well as the compression ratio. Camshaft specs and cam timing will also be inspected.

 

All GM Parts must be used on 602 and 604 Crate engines excluding piston rings, rods, and main bearings.

 Racers with W16 engines will be required to select engine components to be purchased through Wegner Automotive with inscription block, cylinder heads, and camshafts.

 

Humberstone Speedway will follow DIRTcar rules for Sportsman in 2021 but will NOT be DIRTcar Sanctioned.   

 

Engine Sealing Fee is $300 includes 4 serial-numbered cable seals and documentation. There will be an $80.00 per hour charge for anything over an hour’s drive but will only charge travel one way to your shop. If two or more owners want an engine sealed, the cost to travel can be split between them. Engines can also be transported to CSR Engines for inspection.

 

Engines that do not conform to these parameters will not be sealed and be subject to a service charge for time lost. Documentation will be completed and serial numbers will be recorded.

 

About Humberstone Speedway: Humberstone Speedway is located just two miles East of Port Colborne on Highway 3, just 17 miles west of the US/Canadian Border at the Peace Bridge (Buffalo/Fort Erie). For more information, call (905) 329-8028, visit us on Twitter @HumberstoneRace, and like us on Facebook. Don’t forget to bring your portable FM radios and listen to all the action on 89.9FM.

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ERIE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA HOTEL PROPERTIES STEP UP WITH AFFORDABLE OPTIONS FOR RACE OF CHAMPIONS WEEKEND AT LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY SEPTEMBER 24 – 26, 2021

 

Erie, Pennsylvania – (January 6, 2021) – In a cooperative effort among hotel properties throughout Erie County, Pennsylvania, the Erie Sports Commissions and Race of Champions management have agreed to provide participants and fans with several affordable lodging opportunities at the hotel of their choice throughout the duration of the Race of Champions 250 event weekend at Lake Erie Speedway (PA) September 24, 25 and 26, 2021.

 

Three hotels have immediately stepped forward. The brand new property Holiday Inn Erie, the Hampton Inn Erie – South and the Courtyard by Marriott – Bayfront all premium Erie, Pa., properties. Attendees need to reference the “Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend” when booking to receive the dedicated room rate at any of the properties. Room rates range from $109  to $119 per night for the event.  A list of participating hotel properties follows:

 

Holiday Inn Erie
2260 Downs Drive
Erie, PA 16509
Toll Free: 800-465-4329                    Local: 814-205-0271

Rate: $109 (Cutoff date; September 3, 2021)
Booking Information: To get special “Race of Champions Weekend Rate” please call the hotel’s toll free number or local line. A link will be provided when available.

 

Hampton Inn Erie - South
8050 Old Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509
Local; 814-866-6800

Rate: $119 (Cutoff date; August 30, 2021

Booking Link:  To get special “Race of Champions Weekend Rate” please call the hotel’s local line. A link will be provided when available.

 

Courtyard by Mariott - Bayfront
2 Sassafras Pier

Erie, PA 16507

Local; 814-636-1005

Rate: $119 – (Cutoff date; August 24, 2021)

Booking Link: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1606762775526&key=GRP&app=resvlink

 

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, Airport Collision, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 71st Annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2021 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

 

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Press Releases and Results / Modifieds Return to Humberstone in 2021
« on: January 02, 2021, 09:15:37 AM »
Modifieds Return to Humberstone in 2021

 

PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO (January 2, 2021) The “mighty” Modifieds will be returning to Humberstone Speedway in 2021 running throughout the season. With the Modifieds return to Humberstone, the division will not be sanctioned by DIRTcar Northeast. However, the Modified division at Humberstone Speedway will be following the DIRTcar rules but with several parameters.

 

These parameters include:

-          All Modifieds utilizing DIRT Car legal 358 Modified engine on gas 650 cfm with Brodix spec engine with spec heads & intake, spec exhaust must maintain a minimum weight of 2400 lbs.

-          All Modifieds utilizing DIRT Car legal 358 Modified engine on Methanol 750 cfm carb with Brodix Spec engine with spec heads & intake spec exhaust must maintain minimum weight of 2450 lbs.

-          All Modifieds utilizing DIRT Car legal 358 Modified W16 engine on Gas 650 cfm carb must maintain a minimum weight of 2325

-          All Modifieds utilizing DIRT Car legal 358 Modified W16 engine on methanol 750 cfm carb must maintain a minimum weight of 2375

-          All Modifieds utilizing DIRT Car legal Big Block engine must maintain a minimum weight of 2500 gas only

-          All Modifieds utilizing an open small-block engine must maintain a minimum weight of 2500 - gas only - 23 degree heads only – 650 cfm carb

-          Onboard fire suppression systems are recommended but not mandatory

 

“Track Scales are final. No 2% variance like in years past”, commented track owner/promoter, Terry Vince.

 

The Modifieds will be on the schedule throughout the 2021 season, including taking part in the annual Pete Cosco Memorial and the All-Canadian Championships, an event going back to 1959.

 

About Humberstone Speedway: Humberstone Speedway is located just two miles East of Port Colborne on Highway 3, just 17 miles west of the US/Canadian Border at the Peace Bridge (Buffalo/Fort Erie). For more information, call (905) 329-8028, visit us on social media on Twitter @HumberstoneRace, and like us on Facebook. Don’t forget to bring your portable FM radios and listen to all the action on 89.9FM.

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New Year, New Vision for Humberstone Speedway in 2021

 

PORT COLBORNE, ONTARIO (January 1, 2021) As the calendar year switches to 2021, the Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario will resume operations in the new year with local business owner and engine builder Terry Vince behind the wheel as Vince is the new owner and track promoter of the historic facility.

 

Vince is the owner of Competition Speed Supply and CSR Engines (Competition Speed Racing Engines). He brings over 30 years of performance engine building experience within the motorsports industry. "I have a long history at Humberstone attending races in the mid-'70s with my father and from 1996 -2002,  Competition Speed Supply had a parts and fuel truck in pits to service racers in addition to the engine business, It's basically in my backyard".

 

Vince is currently restructuring the staff/management team throughout the winter months. “Expect to see some new faces and new doesn’t mean inexperienced”, Vince said. “I am fortunate to have the right people that share the vision I have for the speedway. Previous owner Al Wagner, Jack Winger from GR Environmental, Terry Huffman, Dave Walters, and Darren Peters from Peters Excavating have been a major asset to me since the takeover of speedway”, Vince continued.

 

Challenges to the upcoming season are still expected with Covid-19. “We are currently working on a Covid schedule featuring 12 races. If restrictions free up, we will add races as we continue throughout the season.

 

With an emphasis on getting fans back in the stands when it is safe to do so is very important. “I am committed to finishing the show by a reasonable time, family-fun entertainment, quality food in the concessions, and upgrades throughout the property”, Vince said. Upgraded washrooms and fixtures along with the renovation of the licensed second-floor bar and the newly constructed 350sq/ft patio will provide race fans with a new dynamic to the Humberstone Speedway experience. Several new marketing partners have already been established for 2021.

 

Long-standing events such as the All Canadian Championships est. 1959, the Pete Cosco Memorial, and the Eve of Destruction will continue. The All Canadian will feature a two-day race in 2021 featuring the 358 Modifieds, 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprints, and Vintage Cars plus the Humberstone weekly divisions. The Pete Cosco Memorial will feature the 358 Modifieds with increased laps and purses for all divisions. The Eve of Destruction will be bigger and better than ever with increased payoffs. The Dawn of Destruction will no longer take place

 

A partnership has been formed with Impact Motorsports that will bring four events planned for 2021 and will include a designated area in the infield to compete.

 

Racing on the historic Humberstone oval will be the Sportsman, Late Models, Thunderstocks, and the Mini Stocks/Trucks. The framework of the rules for the weekly classes are based off DIRTcar Northeast (Sportsman), RUSH (Late Models), and the Ontario Dirt Competition Committee (ODCC) for the Thunderstocks and Mini Stocks. The Late Model division will be getting some restructuring to increase car count. In addition to the 604 engines already in competition, open engines will be allowed to track cars from the west and from the States (once border restrictions are lifted). “Parity in the engine platforms for the Late Model division is important and will be adjusted to promote fair competition if necessary”, Vince stated. In efforts to use up equipment, the 4-cylinder Trucks will be competing with the Mini Stocks for the last season in ’21.  In addition, previous divisions 358 Modifieds will be on the card plus a host of 360 and Crate Sprint events. The Sprint divisions will utilize the ¼ mile push track to start and put heat in the engines to restore action and efficiency on race nights.

 

New for 2021, Humberstone Speedway will introduce its own Engine sealing program. This will enable teams to rebuild or repair 602, 604, and W16 engines. The integrity of the sport is important for the future of our local racing. Engines will be professionally teched prior to sealing with Humberstone seals for a fee to maintain legality. More information on the engine sealing program will be announced in an upcoming release. 

 

“Being directly involved with motorsports, I understand the financial commitment to field a car and some purse increases and restructuring is being reviewed as well as the distribution of point funds”, Vince said.

Racemed will once again be the safety team at Humberstone. Racemed will provide Humberstone Speedway with a fully equipped safety truck and fast response team for each event.

 

To rebrand the speedway along with a massive cleanup to the grounds, several updates, and construction are being done around the facility to give the speedway a completely fresh new look. Several new illuminated Billboards facing Hwy 3 are in process for new marketing partners as well as Renovated VIP suites in the tower.

 

Updates have also been done to the racetrack and in the pit area as well. Those upgrades and updates include a track reconfiguration and enhanced racing surface, new LED lights and some poles for the racing surface, infield landscaping with seed and drainage system, installation of infield compound for Derby cars

Installation of infield guard rail system. The pit area will also see a new pit road entrance and exit. Other pit amenities are being addressed with washrooms and concessions. A parts store will be on-site with VP Racing Fuel and methanol for purchase.

 

With the emphasis on the race fan experience and commitment to the racer, Humberstone Speedway looks forward to the 2021 season.

 

 

About Humberstone Speedway: Humberstone Speedway is located just two miles East of Port Colborne on Highway 3, just 17 miles west of the US/Canadian Border at the Peace Bridge (Buffalo/Fort Erie). For more information, call (905) 329-8028, visit us on social media on Twitter @HumberstoneRace and like us on Facebook. Don’t forget to bring your portable FM radios and listen to all the action on 89.9FM.

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RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY SETS BUSY SCHEDULE FOR 2021 SEASON


23 event schedule highlighted by visits from Super DIRTcar Series, World of Outlaws & Monster Truck Racing League



RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. (January 1, 2021) - Ransomville Speedway is ready to roar back to life in 2021, and speedway management is proud to unveil a jam-packed schedule for the upcoming season featuring 23 events.

Ransomville’s 63rd year of operation is tentatively scheduled to begin on Friday, April 30 with Test, Tune & Time presented by VP Racing Fuels. All five weekly divisions will be able to get some preseason track time and attempt to lock themselves into a front row starting spot for their opening night feature during time trials. The following Friday, May 7, is Opening Night presented VP Small Engine Fuels with the first night of points for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Investor’s Service Sportsman, KIPO Chevrolet Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman.

Each division will have its share of special races throughout the 2021 season starting with the 36-lap Mackenzie Kulesza Memorial for the Mini Stocks on May 14. Lap sponsorships for this event are available for this event and can be obtained by calling the track office at (716) 791-3602.

Triple T Auto Parts will present a pair of demolition derbies in 2021 with the first of these taking place on June 18 as part of a full card of racing. Demolition derby rules are posted on the Ransomville Speedway website. Any competitors looking to rent a demo car can contact Triple T at (716) 745-3973.

The beginning of July will be busy at the “Big R”, starting July 2 with UBreakIFix and Hytech Concrete presenting a full card of racing plus a gigantic Independence Day fireworks display.

Just four days later the “Beasts of the Northeast”, the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds, rumble back to Ransomville on Tuesday, July 6 for the annual Summer Nationals presented by Wendt’s Propane and Stirling Lubricants. Your favorite Super DIRTcar stars will be on hand to challenge Ransomville’s hometown Modified heroes, including 2019 358 Modified track champion Erick Rudolph and 2019 Super DIRTcar Series champion Mat Williamson. The DIRTcar Sportsman Series will join the Big Blocks that night with a Western Region event.

The fast start to July continues the following Friday, July 9, with the RUSH Racing Series Crate Late Models and the Dick Wilkinson Memorial Mini Stock race. Back in 2019, the Crate Late Models put on a thrilling show at Ransomville featuring an epic battle between race winner Jeremy Wonderling and Paul Grigsby. This event will be for RUSH weekly series points and will feature a Power Wheels race for kids during intermission. Sportsman will be off for this show.

The Sid and Carol Jeffery Memorial races for the 358 Modifieds and Sportsman have quickly established themselves as two of the most prestigious races on the Ransomville schedule. The fourth edition of the Jeffery Memorial event will take place on July 23. The Modified portion will be 56 laps and pay $2,000 to win while the Sportsman will run 40 laps and have $1,000 on the line for the winner.

One week later on July 30, “The Greatest Show on Dirt” returns to Ransomville as the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Cars will do battle in the Big R Outlaw Shootout. Anyone that purchased tickets for the 2020 World of Outlaws event at Ransomville will have their tickets roll over for 2021. Additional tickets will be available for purchase through the World of Outlaws website. The Investor’s Service Sportsman will also be in action with the Outlaws.

The special shows continue into August with the second edition of the $2,000-to-win “Super Fan” Joseph Scholtisek Special for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds and the inaugural $500-to-win Rick Scholtisek Memorial for the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks on August 6. The Sportsman and Street Stocks share the spotlight on August 13 with the Sean Letts Memorial for the DIRTcar Sportsman Series and the John Susice Memorial Street Stock race. This will be the second of two Western Region events for the DIRTcar Sportsman at the “Big R” in 2021.

On Saturday, August 14 the Monster Truck Racing League will take over Ransomville for a thrilling, family-friendly event. More details about this event will be released in the near future.

The Crate Late Models make a second appearance at the “Big R” on August 20 with the Northeast Late Model Alliance (NELMA). The NELMA event will feature Late Model teams from across New York and Ontario going head-to-head in their first visit to Ransomville. The Modifieds, Sportsman, Mini Stocks, and Novice Sportsman will also be in action with the Street Stocks having the night off.

Ransomville kicks off Labor Day weekend on September 3 with a Demolition Derby sponsored by Tripe T Auto Parts plus the final points night for the Modifieds, Sportsman, Novice Sportsman, and Street Stocks presented by HyTech Concrete.

The Outlawed 358 Modified Tour headlines the penultimate event of the season on September 10. This Modified series based in Pennsylvania will be joined by a Sportsman/Novice Sportsman Shootout, $500-to-win Street Stock special, and a points race for the Mini Stocks. A Ransomville tradition closes out the season on September 17 with the King of the Hill 75 for the Street Stocks. A Modified non-winners race, Sportsman/Novice Sportsman Shootout, and the final points race for the Mini Stocks will also help to put an exclamation point on 2021.

The full schedule of events is now available on the Ransomville Speedway website. Suites and sponsorship opportunities for all 2021 events at Ransomville are now available. Contact Jenn Martin at the track office for more information. The 2021 "Little R" Go-Kart schedule featuring 20 events is also posted online.

About Ransomville Speedway: Opened in 1958, Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Road in the hamlet of Ransomville, just 20 minutes from Niagara Falls and Lockport. “The Big R” is a 3/8-mile DIRTcar sanctioned facility that is the home of the Summer Nationals. Ransomville also features a 1/16-mile Go-Kart track for action on the “Little R” on Thursday nights. For more information, please visit our updated website at www.ransomvillespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @Ransomville and like us on Facebook. You can also contact the speedway by phone by calling (716) 791-3602.   

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TICKETS MAKE A GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT FOR THE 2021 PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO RACE OF CHAMPIONS WEEKEND AT LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY FEATURING THE 71ST ANNUAL RACE OF CHAMPIONS 250

-  Tickets Discounted $5.20 per Ticket until December 31st, 2020 –

- Friday, September 24; Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26, 2021 -

 

North East, Pa. – (December 18, 2020) – Tickets for the 2021 Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania can make a perfect Holiday gift for the race fan in your household. Surprise your favorite “race fan” with the gift of a ticket for Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend and the 71st Annual Race of Champions 250.

 

The Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series, will once again race for three consecutive nights for the 2nd Annual Fred Rounds Cup. The Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series will highlight the program with the running of the 6th Annual “Crown Royal Classic Tribute to Joe Reilly” on Saturday, September 25. The 71st Annual Race of Champions 250 will close out the weekend in spectacular fashion on Sunday, September 26.

 

If you are looking for a “last minute” gift idea, tickets to Race of Champions weekend are a perfect fit.

 

In honor of the events of the 2020 season, the tickets will be discounted $5.20 until December 31, 2020. Tickets may be purchased for the weekend at the Lake Erie Speedway ticket office (814.725.3303) or at www.lakeeriespeedway.com

 

Ticket prices for Friday, September 25; Adult, Senior, Children (Infant – 16) – Grandstands are Free.

 

Ticket prices for Saturday, September 26; Adult General Admission Tickets - $20 ($14.80 until December 31, 2020); Senior General Admission Tickets - $17 (11.80 until December 31, 2020); Reserved Seat Tickets (Regardless of Age) - $25 ($19.80 until December 21, 2020) – Children (6-16) – General Admission Tickets - $10; Children Under 5 General Admission Tickets – Free.

 

Ticket prices for Sunday, September 27; Adult General Admission Tickets - $35 ($29.80 until December 31, 2020); Senior General Admission Tickets - $33 ($27.80 until December 31, 2020); Reserved Seat Tickets (Regardless of Age) - $40 ($34.80 until December 31, 2020) – Children (6-16) – General Admission Tickets - $12; Children Under 5 General Admission Tickets – Free.

 

If you plan to attend the weekend and camp at the facility, spots will be sold at the track for the designated camping areas for $50 ($44.80 until December 31, 2020) for the entire weekend. Tickets and camping spots for the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend are available at the Lake Erie Speedway ticket office 814.725.3303 or at www.lakeeriespeedway.com.

 

Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.

When: Friday, September 24; Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26

Directions: The track is located just twenty minutes West of Erie, Pa., minutes from Interstate 90 and directly of Interstate 86 at 10700 Delmas Drive, North East, PA  16428

What: The Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway featuring the 71st Annual “Race of Champions 250”

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 with primary marketing partners Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design,  TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, DirtTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 71st Annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2021 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

 

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KEVIN'S CARPET CLEANING TO SPONSOR NOVICE SPORTSMAN DIVISION AT RANSOMVILLE



Ransomville, N.Y. (December 4, 2020) - Ransomville Speedway is proud to welcome Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Service of Niagara Falls as the sponsor for the Novice Sportsman division for the 2021 season. This marks their first time as a marketing partner with Ransomville.


“We’re really thrilled to have owner Kevin Guyette and his business come on board as the new sponsor for the Novice Sportsman,” said Jenn Martin, general manager. “The Novice Sportsman division is a great way to introduce new drivers to the “Big R”, and now we’ll have a brand new marketing partner supporting the class.”


Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning & Flood Services offers both commercial and residential cleaning. They specialize in carpet, upholstery, tile and grout cleaning as well as water extraction, pet odor removal, and fabric and carpet protection. Owner Kevin Guyette has been a life long fan of racing at Ransomville, and he has passed that love on to his son, Brandon, who drives a go-kart in the Junior 1 division at the “Little R” on Thursday nights.


“I’ve been going to the track since I was a young boy,” said Guyette, “I decided to ask Jenn (Martin) about becoming an advertiser at Ransomville when she told me the Novice Sportsman needed a sponsor, and I figured it’s a good way to get my business’s name out there.”


You can find Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning on Facebook or give them a call at (716) 990-4281 to book them for your cleaning needs.


The Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman are a part of the regular weekly racing program on Friday nights at Ransomville Speedway along with the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Investor’s Service Sportsman, KIPO Chevrolet Street Stocks, and the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks.


Additional marketing opportunities for the 2021 racing season are available. Contact the speedway office at (716) 514-6297 for more information. A schedule of events for the upcoming season will be released in the coming weeks.


About Ransomville Speedway: Opened in 1958, Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Road in the hamlet of Ransomville, just 20 minutes from Niagara Falls and Lockport. “The Big R” is a 3/8-mile DIRTcar sanctioned facility that is the home of the Summer Nationals. Ransomville also features a 1/16-mile Go-Kart track for action on the “Little R” on Thursday nights. For more information, please visit our updated website at www.ransomvillespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @Ransomville and like us on Facebook. You can also contact the speedway by phone by calling (716) 791-3602.

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RACE OF CHAMPIONS AND ROCKET PERFORMANCE COME TOGETHER TO CREATE “602” MODIFIED BEGINNER DIVISION

-Division to “Debut” in 2021-

 

Ontario, NY – (December 1, 2020) – Race of Champions Series and Rocket Performance management is are proud to announce the formation of the “602” Modified Beginner division.

After being approached by Race of Champions Modified Series veterans, who have a vested interest in the continuation of Modified stock car racing in the region, Series management along with the enthusiastic approach of Series racer, Tommy Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., were able to bring together a new division; the “602” Modified Beginner Division, which is intended to cultivate, educate and promote the future of Modified racing.

The Series will be based around a Stock “602” Chevrolet Performance Crate Engine, which Rocket Performance will supply new Chevrolet “602” engines with the proper oil pan installed, sealed for installation into the car  and competition. The intention for the division is not to admit “other” seals and/or engines from other Series and/or sanctions and to maintain an entirely stock application for the division.

The intention of a crate “602” engine class is for each competitor to have the same engine, while many other divisions have different “crate” engine rules, the original intent of the “crate” engine was not for it to be rebuilt or altered, therefore we are mandating a stock “602” in its manufactured format.

In addition to the “602” engine, there will be several other rules in place to maintain the division as an entry-level Modified racing starting point. The rules will include specified shock rules, a spring rate range, sway bar range as well as other rules intended to maintain this division as entry-level. Only one-way radios will be permitted.

Eligibility for the division will be based on an individual basis for the 2021 season. Any competitor with Modified racing experience or that is currently competing in the Sportsman Modified or Modified division will not permitted to participate in the division.

                “This division is being put in place to help further Modified racing,” stated Tommy Catalano from Rocket Performance. “We wanted to do something good for the sport. I, personally, started racing Microds at Sodus a number of years ago and with my families involvement in the sport, I was able to keep going. That’s challenging for others, so we wanted to provide them an opportunity to move up, have a base point to start and focus on the division.”

                More information may be found here;

https://www.rocmodifiedseries.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=611623

https://www.rocmodifiedseries.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=611624

                The division is intended to only race at Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y., and in a special event as part of Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway in September. When details become available on Spencer Speedway for the 2021 season, the schedule will then be released.


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, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, Jerico TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 71st annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2021 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

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Watkins Glen International Announces 2021 Schedule

Season includes loaded NASCAR weekend, 25th Anniversary of Finger Lakes Website

 

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (Dec. 1, 2020) – Watkins Glen International is excited to announce the schedule for the upcoming 2021 season which includes the recently announced ARCA Menards Series race on Friday, August 6, which highlights an already historic weekend. In addition to the ARCA Menards Series race, for first time ever all three NASCAR national series races will be run on the same weekend, August 6-8.

 

That historic schedule will consist of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen. For just the second time and the first since 2001, the ARCA Menards Series will race at The Glen. John Finger won the only ARCA race on July 7, 2001.

 

The 2021 calendar will begin with Opening Weekend, providing fans with the opportunity to drive their own street-legal vehicle on the track to benefit Watkins Glen International’s Racing and Community Enrichment (R.A.C.E.) Foundation as well as a host of racing events including Ferrari Challenge North America, SCCA Majors Super Tour and GT World Challenge America.

 

One of the most prestigious sportscar races in North America, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns in late June with the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. The second leg of the Michelin Endurance Challenge features world-class drivers and a diverse range of premier Prototype and GT manufacturers. The weekend of nearly 24 hours of on-track activity also includes the Michelin Pilot Challenge Tioga Downs 240, Porsche GT3 Cup, and Lamborghini Super Trofeo.

 

History and prestige return to the home to the birthplace of North American road racing with the Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix, one of the largest vintage racing events in the country. Paired with Friday’s Grand Prix Festival in downtown Watkins Glen, the Grand Prix weekend is a true celebration of the motorsport’s past, along with the cars and people who have made it what it is today.

 

The Glen will also host a pair of festivals in 2021, including the Finger Lakes Wine Festival, celebrating its 25th anniversary, as well as the Finger Lakes Beer Festival in October. The Wine Festival voted “Best Wine Festival” by readers of USA Today continues to be a fan favorite, featuring more than 90 New York State wineries. The nostalgic sights and sounds of historic Formula One cars will return to the birthplace of North American Road Racing, as the Masters Historic Formula One USA championship will be featured at the Finger Lakes Wine Festival.

 

Watkins Glen International 2021 Schedule:

Opening Weekend benefiting the R.A.C.E. Foundation – April 10-11

Ferrari Challenge North America – May 21-23

SCCA Super Majors Tour – June 18-20

IMSA Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen – June 24-27

Finger Lakes Wine Festival – July 9-11

NASCAR Go Bowling at The Glen Weekend – August 6-8

SVRA Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix – September 9-12

GT World Challenge America – September 16-19

Finger Lakes Beer Festival – October 29-30

 

Tickets for all events will be on sale to the general public starting on December 17. Additionally, for more information on the events at Watkins Glen International, please visit TheGlen.com or call 866-461-RACE.

 

About Watkins Glen International

Located within five (5) hours (~300 miles) of 25% of the US population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America, four-times voted “Best NASCAR Track” by readers of USA Today. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For tickets, camping, and additional information, call 1-866-461-RACE or visit www.TheGlen.com.

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WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CARS RETURN TO RANSOMVILLE ON JULY 30, 2021



RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. (November 25, 2020) - Ransomville Speedway is proud to announce the “Greatest Show on Dirt” will return to the “Big R” in 2021. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars (WoO) will rumble back to Western New York for the first time in three years on Friday, July 30 for the Big R Outlaw Shootout.


This event will mark the first on-track appearance at Ransomville by the World of Outlaws since 2018 when David Gravel of Watertown, CT beat 2020 WoO champion Brad Sweet and 10-time Outlaws champ Donny Schatz.


The Outlaws were originally on the 2020 Ransomville Speedway schedule, but the event was postponed due to regulations surrounding the pandemic. Any fans that purchased tickets for the 2020 event will have their tickets rolled over for 2021. Additional tickets will be available for purchase through the World of Outlaws website (www.worldofoutlaws.com).


The Investor’s Service Sportsman division will also be in action on July 30 in support of the Outlaws. A full event schedule with start times will be announced in the near future.


Marketing and sponsorship opportunities for the Big R Outlaw Shootout are now available. Contact Jenn Martin at (716) 791-3602 or raceransomville@gmail.com for more information. Ransomville Speedway management is busy assembling the rest of the 2021 season schedule which will be announced in the coming weeks.


About Ransomville Speedway: Opened in 1958, Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Road in the hamlet of Ransomville, just 20 minutes from Niagara Falls and Lockport. “The Big R” is a 3/8-mile DIRTcar sanctioned facility that is the home of the Summer Nationals. Ransomville also features a 1/16-mile Go-Kart track for action on the “Little R” on Thursday nights. For more information, please visit our updated website at www.ransomvillespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @Ransomville and like us on Facebook. You can also contact the speedway by phone by calling (716) 791-3602 or (716) 791-3611.       
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Dave Buchanan
P.R. Director
Ransomville Speedway
Track Office (716) 791-3602
Cell (716) 207-1165

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to race at Watkins Glen International, August 7

Series to compete at New York’s Home for NASCAR for first time since 2000

 

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (Nov. 19, 2020) – For the first time in more than 20 years, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will race at Watkins Glen International. The sanctioning body announced the 2021 Truck Series schedule today, and it will include New York’s Home for NASCAR on Saturday, August 7.

 

The race will be part of a doubleheader with the previously announced NASCAR Xfinity Series event. The weekend will be capped off by the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen race, Sunday, August 8. This is the first time that all three NASCAR national series will compete on a single weekend at The Glen.

 

“We are thrilled to have the Camping World Truck Series return to WGI,” Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup said. “Some of the most exciting and iconic finishes in the Truck Series have been on the road courses. To have all the stars of NASCAR race at our historic road course will be an amazing treat for our fans and a great way to showcase the diverse racing of the sport.”

 

The Glen will also welcome two local drivers of the Camping World Truck Series to the circuit for their home race. Christian Eckes, 2019 ARCA Menards Series champion is from Middletown, N.Y. and Stewart Friesen hails from Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario.  As a rookie in the Truck Series in 2020, Eckes earned a spot in the 10-driver Playoff field.

 

From 1996–2000, Watkins Glen International hosted the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series each year. The inaugural race in 1996 was won by four-time series champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer, Ron Hornaday Jr. Canadian-native Ron Fellows’ two Truck Series wins both came at The Glen (1997, 1999). He is the only driver to win more than one Truck Series race in the five events at WGI. The last winner of a Truck Series race at The Glen was Greg Biffle, June 24, 2000.

 

The schedule for the ARCA Menards Series 2021 season will be announced in the near future. In addition, start times and television network information for all NASCAR sanctioned series races will also be announced at a later date.

 

The full 2021 NASCAR Cup, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series schedules can be found at NASCAR.com. Additionally, for more information on Go Bowling at The Glen event weekend, please visit TheGlen.com.

 

About Watkins Glen International

Located within five (5) hours (~300 miles) of 25% of the US population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America, four-times voted “Best NASCAR Track” by readers of USA Today. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For tickets, camping, and additional information, call 1-866-461-RACE or visit www.TheGlen.com.

 


 

Michael Gardner, Public Relations Manager

mgardner@theglen.com; (607) 535-3307

 

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