ROC Weekend FAQ

Posted: September 26, 2018 11:12 am

 

2018- Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend

Featuring the 68th Annual Race of Champions 250

FAQs

Q: What is the Race of Champions weekend?

A: 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. The 68th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2018 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania as part of Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

 

Q: When and where will the Race of Champions Weekend take place?

A: Lake Erie Speedway- 10700 Delmas Drive, North East, PA 16428

 

Q: What is the total purse for Race of Champions Weekend?

A: Over $100,000 in purse payout and contingency prizes are up for grabs.

 

TICKETS & SEATING

 

Q: Can I buy my ticket the day of show?

A: Yes, General Admission tickets will be available for purchase at the front ticket office, and pit passes will also be for sale at the pit window.

 

Q: Where do I go for “Will Call” at Lake Erie Speedway?

A: Will Call is located at the front gate ticket window.

 

Q: How much are Race of Champions Weekend tickets and pit passes?

A:       Thursday, September 27th

General Admission Tickets

Adult – FREE

Senior- FREE

Children 6-16- FREE

Children under 5- FREE

Pit Pass- Members $20/Non Member $25

 

Friday, September 28th

Adult General Admission Tickets – $25

Senior General Admission Tickets- $23

Reserved Seat Tickets (Regardless of Age)- $30

Children (6-16) General Admission Tickets- $10

Children under 5 General Admission Tickets- Free

Pit Pass- Members $30/Non Member $40

 

Saturday, September 29th

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 Pass- Members $50/Non Member $60

 

COMBO PASSES- FRIDAY/SATURDAY

2-Day General Admission- $45

2- Day Reserved (Regardless of age)- $55

 

COMBO PIT PASS- THURSDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY

3-Day Pit Pass- Member $90/Non Member $110

 

 

 

 

 

Q: How much is parking at Race of Champions Weekend?

A: There is no charge for general parking.

 

Q: What sections are designated as reserved seating at Lake Erie Speedway?

A: Section E rows J through T are marked for reserved seating.

 

Q: Are there any areas where smoking is allowed?

A: Behind the main grandstand at each end of the main concourse.  There is no smoking in the stands or under the stands.

 

Q: What is the age limit for the pit area at the event?

A: There is no age limit, but all guests must sign a “release form” to enter. If you or anyone in your party is age 16 or younger, a minor release must also be filled out.

 

PARKING & ACCOMODATIONS

 

Q: Where can I find accessible/handicap parking?

A: Accessible handicap parking is located behind the main entrance. The handicap spots are visibly signed, and you must display valid handicap parking credentials.

 

Q: Is there camping available at the Lake Erie Speedway?

A: Campsites are available for $50 each for the duration of the weekend. This is dry camping. You can call the racetrack to reserve them in advance (814)725-3303

 

Q: Where do I check in if I pre-reserved a camping spot?

A: When you arrive at the main parking lot, there will be an attendant that can direct you into the right direction.

 

Q: When does camper staging begin and when can I move my camper onto the property?

A: Campers can start moving in Wednesday night (9/26.) You must see the camping attendant upon pulling into the parking lot and picking out a camping spot.

 

Q: Are there any specific camping rules or regulations for the Race of Champions Weekend that I should know about?

A: The following are rules and regulations that you must adhere to while camping during Race of Champions Weekend.

  • fires are permitted but they must be contained and off the ground.
  • garbage bags will be distributed upon arrival, please leave it at your campsite at the end of the weekend and it will be picked up.
  • All motorized vehicles (golf carts, atvs, side by sides, etc.) must be parked one hour after racing is completed
  • Noise level at campsites after racing must be kept to a minimum. Use common courtesy with generators, music, etc.
  • In the case of an emergency, please call 911.

 

Q: Are there hotels offering a discounted rate for the event?

A: Below is a list of the hotels that have partnered with us for the event.

 

Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center – The Official Host Hotel for Race of Champions Weekend

8040-A Perry Highway

Erie, PA 16509

814-864-4911

https://www.choicehotels.com/pennsylvania/erie/quality-inn-hotels/pa256

Rate: $69 (plus tax) Note:  Rooms are subject to availability.

 

Days Inn

7415 Schultz Road

Erie, PA 16509

814-868-8521

https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn/erie-pennsylvania/days-inn-erie/overview

 

Fairfield Inn Erie Millcreek Mall

2082 Interchange Road

Erie, PA 16565

814-868-0985

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/erifi-fairfield-inn-erie-millcreek-mall/

 

Homewood Suites

2084 Interchange Road

Erie, PA 16565

814-866-8292

http://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pennsylvania/homewood-suites-by-hilton-erie-ERIHWHW/index.html

 

Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center

8040-A Perry Highway

Erie, PA 16509

814-864-4911

https://www.choicehotels.com/pennsylvania/erie/quality-inn-hotels/pa256

 

SpringHill Suites

2087 Interchange Road

Erie, PA 16509

814-864-5000

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/erish-springhill-suites-erie/

 

TownePlace Suites

2090 Interchange Road

Erie, PA 16565

814-866-7100

 

Wingate by Wyndham

8060 Oliver Road

Erie, PA 16509

814-860-3051

                               

                                                                               

 

GENERAL QUESTIONS

 

Q: How can I meet the drivers during the Race of Champions weekend?

A: See the drivers and crews as they prepare up close by purchasing a pit pass, or by visiting the pits after the conclusion of the day’s events.

 

Q: Will the pits be open after the races?

A: The pit area will be open for spectators to come meet their favorite drivers at the completion of each night of racing.

 

Q: Are coolers permitted at the Lake Erie Speedway?

A: They are not.

 

Q: What is the policy on pets?

A: Pets need to have medical paperwork, and they need to be service pets.

 

Q: Do drivers need to register their cars?

A: Yes, all drivers need to enter and register.

 

Q: Are there any ATMs at Lake Erie Speedway?

A: No. They do accept credit at the box office and concession stands

 

Q: What do we do if we have an emergency?

A: Notify a Speedway Employee,

 

Q: What items are prohibited from speedway grounds?

A: outside food and beverages, umbrellas, coolers, pocket knives, weapons, guns (even if licensed to carry), fireworks, inflatable devices (ex. Beach balls)

 

Q: Is there a “Lost and Found” drop-off and pickup location?

A: Any found items can be dropped off at the Box Office, and people can go there if anything is lost.

 

Q: Where are the closest medical facilities?

A: Saint Vincent Hospital/Allegheny Health Network

232 West 25th St

Erie PA 16544

 

UPMC Harmot

201 State St

Erie PA 16550