LAKE ERIE BECOMES HOME TO THE RACE OF CHAMPIONS SEASON ENDING TRADITION
Posted: February 7, 2017 4:03 pm
Erie, Pa (February 7, 2017) – Lake Erie Speedway is proud to announce that it will become the new site of the Race of Champions season ending asphalt racing extravaganza, highlighted by the 67th Annual Race of Champions 250 for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series.
The program will feature festivities beginning on Thursday, September 28th with practice at the track as part of the premier asphalt racing event in the region. Friday, September 29th and Saturday, September 30th will see the top teams from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and more will see the speedway thunder to life with Sportsman Modifieds, Super Stocks, Late Models and the finale, the Grand Daddy Asphalt Modified race, the 67th Annual Race of Champions 250.
“This is a great addition the 2017 Season fueled by Kwik Fill,” stated Operations Manager, A.J., Moore. “We hosted the Race of Champions for a series race one year ago and it instantly became a classic as a local racer, Will Thomas, visited victory lane for the first time back to Lake Erie Speedway since switching gears to run on dirt.”
“We approached the topic of hosting this landmark event in a formal discussion with Race of Champions management on a few occasions,” explained Moore. “It became a reality once we put together a meeting with the Erie Sports Commission and we instantly reached some common ground and were able to forge a deal, that we hope will be very long-term, healthy for the sport and the speedway and most importantly have a positive financial impact on Erie and the surrounding communities.”
Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pa., is a multi-million dollar outdoor racing and entertainment facility. The facility opened in 2002 and now hosts special events throughout the season to utilize the multi-purposed outdoor venue for a variety of entertainment driven events, follow us on Twitter (@SpeedwayLES); like us on Facebook and visit our website (www.lakeeriespeedway.com) for Ticketing information. Tickets for this event will go on sale March 1, 2017.