Erie, Pa – Lake Erie Speedway experienced a successful year in 2015 after several business decisions lead to a “Special Event” schedule format. Lake Erie Speedway officials have decided to return to that same type of format with some additional events in 2016.
The 2016 Season will kick off with Crash-A-Rama featuring School Bus Figure 8 Racing on Saturday, May 28th. A couple of weeks after Crash-A-Rama leaves town the heavily anticipated return of the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series will invade Lake Erie Speedway for the “Lake Erie 75” on Saturday, June 11th. This event will also include a US Legend Cars National Qualifier, NYPA Midgets, and Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets.
Lake Erie Speedway will be hosting the All Star Monster Trucks on Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th featuring Bigfoot and Avenger plus four other Monster Trucks. This event will continue to be a fan favorite with dirt being included for the first time ever for Monster Truck car jumps and Freestyle Motocross.
The rest of the 2016 Schedule includes the Mid Summer Wine Festival on Saturday, July 9th, Saturday, August 6th Crash-A-Rama featuring School Bus Figure 8 Racing, a Boat/Camper Trailer Race, Flagpole Race, and More! Lake Erie Speedway management is aggressively pursuing additional events, which will be announced as scheduled.
AJ Moore, Lake Erie Speedway’s Operations Manager, stated, “We are very excited about all of our events scheduled for 2016 especially the ROC Modifieds race, which we feel is an excellent event for the entire racing community. We are confident that this Special Event schedule format is a great way to continue running Lake Erie Speedway as an important community asset.”
2016 Season Schedule*
Saturday, May 28th- Crash-A-Rama featuring School Bus Figure 8 Racing**
Saturday, June 11th- Lake Erie 75 featuring ROC Modifieds plus US Legend Cars National Qualifier, NYPA Midgets, and Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets
Friday, June 24th- All Star Monster Trucks featuring Bigfoot**
Saturday, June 25th- All Star Monster Trucks featuring Bigfoot**
Saturday, July 9th- Mid Summer Wine Festival
Saturday, August 6th- Crash-A-Rama featuring School Bus Figure 8 Racing**
* Dates/Events listed are subject to change
** Crash-A-Rama and All Star Monster Trucks are “Rain or Shine” events
-Lake Erie Speedway Press Release. Photo credit: NASCAR Home Tracks