North East, Pa. – Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend got off to a great start with nearly 60 cars taking part in the Thursday practice sessions for all divisions.
Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., current Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series point-leader posted the fast time in Modified practice with a 14.769 seconds around the ultra-modern facility. Practice matters throughout the weekend as the fastest overall practice time will earn an additional $251 from Speed51.com.
Eldon King, III of Delevan, N.Y., who is the current leader in the Race of Champions Late Model Series standings set the benchmark at 15.542 seconds.
Jeremy Haudricort of Bliss, N.Y., led the way in asphalt Sportsman Modified Series practice with a fast time of 15.860 seconds.
Vern Hedderick of Erie, Pa., posted the fast time in Race of Champions Super Stock practice, but was the only car with a transponder.
The Race of Champions Four Cylinders “Dash” Series will take part in their championship event Saturday as well as the Lancaster National Speedway Street Stocks in Saturday action at Lake Erie.
Pit gates open at 2:00pm Friday, with practice for all divisions at 5:45pm with green-white-checker qualifying at 7:15pm for the Sportsman. Friday’s events will see two champions crowned.
If you are planning to attend the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend and camp at the facility, spots are being sold at the track for the designated camping areas. 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.
Where: Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pa.
When: Thursday, September 27; Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29.
Directions: The track is located just twenty minutes of East Erie, Pa., minutes from Interstate 90 and directly of Interstate 86 at 10700 Delmas Drive, North East, Pa., 16428
What: Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend; the 68th 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, US Army, Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, Jerico Performance, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 68th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2018 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 [email protected]
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Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend
Friday, September 28, 2018 – REVISED SCHEDULE
Friday – 9/28 9:00 am Gates Open for Campers and Haulers
2:00 pm Pit Gates Open
2:30 pm Inspection and Draw for All Divisions Open
4:30 pm Driver’s Meeting (by Division–Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds, Race of Champions Super
5:15 pm (Potential Practice Session)
5:45 pm Grandstand’s Open
6:00 pm Hot Laps by Division (Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds, Race of Champions Super Stock Series)
7:05 pm Opening Ceremonies (Anthems, Invocation)
7:15 pm Qualifying Races by Division:
Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series (10 laps)
Race of Champions Super Stock Series (8 laps)
8:15 pm B-Main / Non Qualifier Race(s) if necessary by Division
Sportsman Modifieds (12-laps);
Race of Champions Super Stocks (10 laps)
8:45 pm Race of Champions Super Stock Feature (40 laps)
9:15 pm Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Driver Introductions (Drivers in car, staged on front stretch)
9:30 pm Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series 75 – (75 laps – Cautions do not count)
10:30 pm Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series 75 victory lane
11:00 pm Pit Area Closed
-Race of Champions Press Release
-Photo credit: Speed51.com / MoJo Photos