Binghampton, NY – All systems are a go for the 65th running of the Sunoco Race of Champions Weekend this Saturday and Sunday at the Chemung Speedrome. The Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200 will take center stage on Sunday with racing set to begin at 2:15 p.m. Several former race champions will be returning for this year’s event.
After an early week forecast that cast some doubt on the race weekend, the forecast has changed dramatically for the better. Both this Saturday and Sunday look very good weather wise with Sunday completely dry with temperatures expected to be in the lower 60’s.
A number of former Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200 race winners are expected to contend for this year’s title. Defending race winner Chuck Hossfeld will return as he is also chasing back to back Modified 200 winner Matt Hirschman in the 2015 Tour Point Championship. This Sunday will decide the championship between the long time rivals.
Other former Modified 200 race winner T.J. Potrzebowski will be looking to garner his second win in this event in front of the home town crowd. Potrzebowski from Elmira was the 2006 race winner at the Oswego Speedway and would like nothing more than to get the job done in front of the home town fans. Zane Zeiner, the 2011 race winner is expected to make his return to the Chemung Speedrome in hopes of becoming a two-time winner.
Four time Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200 race winner George Kent from Horseheads, NY is also working on securing a ride for this Sundays event. He is expected to try and win his fifth and record breaking Modified 200 victory.
On Saturday the racing program will get underway at 6 p.m. featuring the RoC Sportsman in a 125 lap feature event. Jimmy Zacharias from Candor, NY is the 2015 Chemung Speedrome and New York State NASCAR Champion in the class. The INEX Legends cars will compete in their richest paying event in the northeast this season on Saturday presented by Northern PA Notary. A Four Cylinder Open and Bandolero race program will complete the evening of racing.
Sunday racing will get underway at 2:15 p.m. with the Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200 the center of the action. The Super Stocks will do battle in a 75 lap affair with a FWD Four Cylinder event capping the day of racing.
The Race of Champions offices can be contacted at 607-775-5555 or by emailing the office at [email protected]. Tickets can be purchased by phoning the speedway offices and using your major credit card. A full weekend schedule and pricing can be found at www.raceofchampionsweekend.com. Kids 5 and younger will be admitted FREE of charge both days!