North East, PA – (August 31, 2020) – Race of Champions Late Model Series competitors will finally return to the track on Saturday, September 26 when the “Rick Wylie Classic” runs as part of Presque Isle Downs and Casino, Race of Champions Weekend in North East, Pa., at Lake Erie Speedway. The race, a 48-lap event, will feature several special bonuses, in addition to the $1,250-to-win payoff.
The race will pay a guaranteed $2,000-to-win, with bonus money, being added. Fullone Trucking, Rick Wylie’s long time sponsor, will be adding $1,000 in bonus to be passed out post-race. Scott Wylie, Rick’s son, has collected $3,600 in lap money as well as arranged for the following bonuses to be distributed, GTR Promotions will award $250 to the team making the longest tow, a “Hard Charger” Award, posted by Joe Manko, Rich Littlefield and Gilbert Leroy Rosie, III of $320. Pete Sisti has posted a $100 bonus to the leader at halfway in the race. Ryan Hecht will be posting a $75 bonus to the fastest overall qualifier during the green-white-checkered qualifying session.
“This is going to be a event for our family,” offered Scott Wylie of Blasdell, N.Y., Rick Wylie’s oldest son, who currently competes in the Race of Champions Modified and Sportsman Series and was the 2018 Sportsman Series champion. “We are looking forward to a great day at Lake Erie, my Dad was a champion and we know we had to move the race from Holland this season due to the pandemic, so to have it as part of the Race of Champions weekend is really fitting. We are all looking forward to it.
Tickets may be purchased for the weekend and will be available at the Lake Erie Speedway ticket office or at www.lakeeriespeedway.com. In the event that there is inclement weather, the event will be postponed to 2021, due to the prior commitment to Mahoning Valley Speedway and their Race of Champions Modified Series event on Saturday, October 3, with an agreed upon and announced inclement weather date of Saturday, October 10.
Ticket prices for Friday, September 25; Adult, Senior, Children (Infant – 16) – Grandstands Free. Pit Pass – $30
Ticket prices for Saturday, September 26; Adult General Admission Tickets – $20; Senior General Admission Tickets – $17; Reserved Seat Tickets (Regardless of Age) – $25 – Children (6-16) – General Admission Tickets – $10; Children Under 5 General Admission Tickets – Free; Pit Passes – $45.
Ticket prices for Sunday, September 27; Adult General Admission Tickets – $35; Senior General Admission Tickets – $33; Reserved Seat Tickets (Regardless of Age) – $40 – Children (6-16) – General Admission Tickets – $12; Children Under 5 General Admission Tickets – Free; Pit Passes – $65.
3-Day Pit Pass Combo – $125
If you plan to attend the weekend and camp at the facility, spots will be sold at the track for the designated camping areas for $40 for the entire weekend. Camping will go up to $50 after September 1st. 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: Friday, September 25; Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27
Directions: The track is located just twenty minutes West of Erie, Pa., minutes from Interstate 90 and directly of Interstate 86 at 10700 Delmas Drive, North East, PA 16428
What: The Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway featuring the 69th Annual “Race of Champions 250”
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, Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 70th annual 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
-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo