Elma, N.Y. – Race of Champions “Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Festival” is set to “kick-off” this Thursday, May 14 as part of the Speed51.com eSports program. Thursday’s program will feature the Four Cylinder Dash and T.Q. Midget Series.
Drivers from their respective Race of Champions divisions will be guaranteed starters in their respective division events, as well as an open invitation for iRacers to come and compete for Race of Champions “Presque Isle Downs & Casino” Festival glory.
The Race of Champions Dash Series Four Cylinders will utilize the Volkswagen Jetta TDI as the only car permitted for competition in their 33-lap feature. The Race of Champions T.Q. Midget Series will utilize the asphalt Sprint Car, based on no asphalt midget of any type being available for competition and will be running a 39-lap feature as a tribute to the late Harry Macy.
Modeled after “Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions” Weekend, which is held at Lake Erie Speedway each September, competitors from across all divisions will have an opportunity to compete. Four Cylinders, Midgets, Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Late Models and Sportsman (SK) Modifieds will have their turn at virtual glory.
The Four Cylinder Dash Series and “T.Q. Midget Series” events will take place on Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm.
All features will have 28-starters. Crashing in the qualifying race will eliminate a competitor from the completion of that race. There will be no “resets” used for feature race competition.
“We would all like to be at the tracks, doing what we do best,” offered Joe Skotnicki, Race of Champions. “This is an alternative to bring our folks together and highlight each division and let people have some fun. The festival idea was presented to us, so we thought we would give it a try.
New drivers are eligible to enter future events by sending an e-mail to; [email protected]. The entry deadline for this event will be Wednesday, May 13 by 7:00pm.
Where: I-Racing, the “Bullring” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from your personal location.
When: Multiple Day Event; Thursday, May 14 (Four Cylinder Dash and T.Q. Midget); Tuesday
What: Race of Champions e-Sports Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend; Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series 33; Race of Champions TQ Midget Series 39
More Information: 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, Presque Isle Downs & Casino Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, DirtTrackDigest.com; MyRacePass and Speed51.com. The 70th annual Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2020 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.
-Race of Champions Press Release