SCHEDULE SET FOR PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO RACE OF CHAMPIONS WEEKEND AT LAKE ERIE SPEEDWAY FEATURING THE 68th ANNUAL “RACE OF CHAMPIONS 250”

Posted: September 7, 2018 3:53 pm

 

The schedule for the September 27, 28 and 29 Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania has been set. The schedule includes the running of the 68th Annual “Race of Champions 250” for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series. The event includes three days filled with racing and festivities.

Thursday, September 27: Practice will take place on Thursday, September 27, with gates opening at 3:00 pm and practice from 4:00 pm until dusk for all divisions. Information regarding a special event this night is forthcoming.

Friday, September 28; Racing will include the Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series in a 75-lap event that concludes the second four-race season of this dynamic series. The Race of Champions Super Stock Series will compete in a 40-lap event that will complete their season and see the Series champion crowned, in addition to the conclusion of the TDH Refrigeration “Cool Performance of the Hottest Races of the Season” championship within a championship.

Saturday, September 29; The featured event will be the running of the 68th Annual “Race of Champions 250”. The event features 250 exciting laps of action for racing enthusiasts and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event to take place each year in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500. The Race of Champions Asphalt Late Model Series will conclude its season along with support from the highly competitive Lancaster National Speedway Street Stock division. The Race of Champions Four Cylinder “Dash” Series will conclude its inaugural season as well.

If you plan to attend the weekend and camp at the facility, spots are already being sold at the track for the designated camping areas. 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: Thursday, September 27; Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29

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 68th Annual “Race of Champions 250”

More Information: www.lakeeriespeedway.com (Track Phone: 814.725.3303) / 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, US Army, Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, Jerico Performance, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 68th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2018 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.

For more information, contact

Race of Champions Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

Follow us on Twitter; Instagram and Facebook; @RoCModSeries or visit our website: www.rocmodifiedseries.com

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Race of Champions 250

Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pennsylvania

*All times and events subject to change

DATE TIME EVENT

Wednesday – 9/26 5:00pm – 10:00pm Early Arrival Camping

Thursday – 9/27 9:00 am Gates open for Campers and Haulers

3:00 pm Pit Gates Open for Practice – ALL DIVISIOINS

4:00 pm to dusk Practice by Division

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Announcement Forthcoming

Friday – 9/28 9:00 am Gates Open for Campers and Haulers

2:00 pm Pit Gates Open

2:30 pm Inspection and Draw for All Divisions Open

4:30 pm Driver’s Meeting (by Division–Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds, Race of Champions Super

Stock Series)

5:15 pm (Potential Practice Session)

6:00 pm Grandstand’s Open

6:00 pm Hot Laps by Division (Race of Champions Sportsman Modifieds, Race of Champions Super Stock Series)

Followed by:

7:05 pm Opening Ceremonies (Anthems, Invocation)

7:15 pm Qualifying Races by Division:

Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series (10 laps)

Race of Champions Super Stock Series (8 laps)

8:15 pm B-Main / Non Qualifier Race(s) if necessary by Division

Sportsman Modifieds (12-laps);

Race of Champions Super Stocks (10 laps)

8:45 pm Race of Champions Super Stock Feature (40 laps)

9:15 pm Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Driver Introductions (Drivers in car, staged on front stretch)

9:30 pm Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series 75 – (75 laps – Cautions do not count)

10:30 pm Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series 75 victory lane

11:00 pm Pit Area Closed

Race of Champions 250

Lake Erie Speedway, North East, Pennsylvania

*All times and events subject to change

DATE TIME EVENT

Saturday – 9/29 8:00 am Pit Gates Open (Haulers Enter)

9:00 am Inspection and Draw for Group Begins

11:00 am Hot Laps for 4-Cylinders

11:30 am Grandstands Open

11:45 am Qualifying Races for 4-Cylinders (6 laps)

12:30 am Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Driver’s Meeting in Pit Entrance Building

1:00 pm Hot Laps by Division (2 rounds):

Lancaster Street Stocks

Race of Champions Late Models

Race of Champions Asphalt Modifieds

2:00 pm 4-Cylinder Feature (20-laps)

2:30 pm G-W-C Group Time Trials for the Race of Champions Modifieds;

2:45 pm Soft Opening, Welcome

3:00 pm Qualifying Races by Division:

Lancaster Street Stocks (8 laps)

Race of Champions Late Models (8 laps)

Race of Champions Modifieds (10 laps)

4:00 pm B-Main / Non-Qualifiers (if necessary)

Race of Champions Modifieds (12laps)

4:30 pm (Approx.) Lancaster Street Stock Feature (30 laps)

Followed by: Victory Lane

5:00 pm Race of Champions Late Model Series (40 laps)

Followed by: Victory Lane

5:30 pm Classic Asphalt Modified Series Feature (15 laps)

Followed by: Victory Lane

5:45 pm Trophy Enters Facility from Grandstands for Pre-Race (Escorted and Carried by US Army)

5:50 pm Pre-Race, cars begin to stage

5:55 pm Race of Champions Introductions beginning with special awards:

– Hall of Fame Induction

– Grand Marshall Introduction

– Honorary Starter

(All held in place to create receiving line)

6:00 pm Driver Introductions (through line, sent to car and strap in)

6:20 pm Command to Start Engines

6:30 pm Roll off (8 total pace laps – 4th pace lap will be 4-wide salute)

6:38 pm approx. Green Flag, 68th Annual Race of Champions 250

8:30 pm approx. Race of Champions 250 Victory Lane

10:00 pm Pit Area Closed