Williamson, N.Y. – (August 26, 2018) – The first 500 fans that enter the gate on Friday night, August 31 for the Tribute to “Pops” Leaty 75 will receive a commemorative hero card that will be used in lieu of an event program. A unique design in honor of the event and Ryan Preece in competition will be handed out to the lucky recipients as they enter the facility. The card will also carry the potential entry rosters for each division on the back. The design is a collaboration with art work coming from “Juice.Box” Motorsports Designs, based in Elma, N.Y., and printed by the Official Printer of the Race of Champions, Printed Image of Buffalo, New York.
The Race of Champions Tribute to “Pops” Leaty 75 for the Asphalt Modified Series in their only visit of 2018 to the historic Williamson, N.Y., oval. Last season, Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., won in both Series appearances at Spencer.
“We’re definitely looking forward to Friday night,” stated Emerling. “It’s going to be a good show. I like Spencer, it’s a challenging race track and it definitely makes you get the elbows up and drive your racecar. The competition in this series is tough and it won’t be any different on Friday night, we hope to see everyone there.”
In addition to Preece and the stars of the Series, multi-time Series champion and five-time and defending Race of Champions 250 winner Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa., has now cast his intentions of running at Spenceron Friday.
The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series will be joined by the Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series and Lancaster National Speedway Type Street Stocks to fill out the action packed night of racing. Qualifying race winners will be receiving a $50 gift certificate courtesy of F/A Products (www.faproducts.com) in the Street Stock and Modified division.
Due to a contractual term between the track owner and speedway concession provider the food trucks, as originally stated will not be able to take part in the event.
Cavallaro-Neubauer Chevrolet Buick will present victory lane for the Modified race and have vehicles on display with information available in the midway or you can visit; www.cavneub-williamson.com.
Conway Beam Leasing will be presenting the victory lane for the Four Cylinder Dash Series event. Visit www.conwaybeamleasing.com for more information.
The Sodus Microd club will have a display as well a brief demonstration prior to the feature racing action.
The event night is being presented by Rochester Steel Treating Works, Inc. (www.rstwinc.com) and Cavallaro-Neubauer Chevrolet and Buick.
The gates open at 5 pm at Spencer Speedway for fans with racing to follow at 7 pm. General Admission tickets for the event are just $22, with a Senior and Military ticket being $19 (adult $2 coupons are available for the event throughout the region); Children 6-11 years of age are $8 and children 5 and under are free.
Where: Spencer Speedway, Williamson, N.Y.
When: Friday, August 31, 2018. Grandstands open at 5 pm, racing at 7 pm
Directions: The track is located just fifteen minutes east of Rochester, N.Y. at 3020 Route 104, Williamson, N.Y. 14589
What: The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series “Tribute to Pops 75”, Lancaster Speedway Type Street Stocks, Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series.
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.
-RoC Press Release
-Photo credit: Mike Leaty