Elma, N.Y. – As the current situation continues to evolve and as announced by the United States Federal Government which has extended the “Stay at Home” act until April 30, 2020, Race of Champions management has moved to put together an entertaining package for participants and fans bringing more “Esports” forward during a challenging time for everyone throughout the world.
The first race for the Race of Champions Invitational Series will take place Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Concord Speedway with a 125-lap feature on the iRacing (www.iracing.com) platform. The full format will be announced Thursday morning. The response has been positive with over 20 entries from racers of all types, including defending Race of Champions Modified Series champion Patrick Emerling, in the initial social media outreach. Racers are still eligible and able to enter.
“This is not unique during this challenging time, we know that, but my son (Zachary) who is an iRacer himself and I discussed it. We both agreed that this would be positive for fans and racers throughout our region,” offered Joe Skotnicki, Race of Champions. “It’s a time to remain positive and let everyone know that we will get through together, offer a form of entertainment, some levity and give everyone a bit of time away from the obvious. We are all racers, we all want to be out doing what we do best and this is a good alternative for now to help with the restrictions that are in place.”
Defending Modified Series champion, Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., is looking forward to having some fun on Thursday night.
“This is a good way to have some fun,” stated Emerling. “We are looking forward to it. Other Series and events have taken place and this one is great because it gives many of us who are equipped for this to race. I’m looking forward to it and a fun night of competition.”
Drivers are still eligible to enter and to do so must e-mail [email protected].
The Race of Champions partnered with Sim Racers for Mental Health for a series of events during the late Fall 2019, into the Winter ending in January 2020. Tommy Kreymborg, a young racer from North Sea, N.Y., was crowned the Series champion. He is an early entry for Thursday night’s race.
Where: iRacing, Concord Speedway from your personal location.
When: Thursday, April 2, 2020 – Qualifying @ 7:30pm, feature to follow qualifying
What: Race of Champions “RoC” Invitational 125-lap feature race.
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, Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, DirtTrackDigest.com; MyRacePass 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.
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Pre Entry List for Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 (entries as of 3/30/2020 @ 6:00pm)
Race of Champions “RoC Invitatioinal” 125;
1.) 05 – Matt Lees
2.) 06 – William Kruszka
3.) 07 – Patrick Emerling
4.) 09 – Charles Buchanan
5.) 8 – Tommy Kreymborg
6.) 10 – Samantha Osborn
7.) 15 – Michael Timmerman
8.) 17 – Derek Hopkinson
9.) 18 – Anthony Chrobak
10.) 39 – Riley O’Keefe
11.) 40 – Tommy Rought
12.) 45 – Austin Beers
13.) 54 – Jack Ely
14.) 63 – Andy Cryan
15.) 69 – Tyler Truex
16.) 71 – Garrett Zacharias
17.) 72 – AJ Potrzebowski
18.) 73 – Andy Jankowiak (Andy Ticco)
19.) 78 – Briggs Danner
20.) 79 – Tyler Bowman
21.) 82 – Mike Christopher, Jr.
22.) 88 – Tucker Wingo
23.) 98 – Mark A. Annis, Jr.
-Race of Champions Press Release