Story By: RACE OF CHAMPIONS – ELMA, NY – The Race of Champions Modified Series is making changes to the 2022 schedule.
The event at Lorain Raceway Park in Ohio has been removed in agreement with promoter, Randy Maggio, Jr., from the 2022 schedule, with both management parties giving consideration to reviewing the potential of a date on future schedules.
“Randy Maggio is a model young promoter and he is definitely going to make his mark in this sport,” stated Joe Skotnicki, Race of Champions. “With the extended price of travel in addition to all of the other moving elements we felt this was the best solution for 2022 and when we do go to Lorain, we want to be able to give those fans the caliber of show that we feel they deserve.”
In conjunction with the Lorain change, the Modified races that were previously scheduled as “Open Modified” races at Lancaster (N.Y.) Motorplex, have been added to the Race of Champions Modified Series schedule.
Those dates will be Saturday, June 11; Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, September 11.
“Scott Nurmi and I had conversations and we were able to put this together,” offered Skotnicki. “We felt this was best for the future of Modified racing in Western New York.”
The details are yet to be set for the Saturday, June 11 event, while Saturday, August 13 will be the running of the Ol’ Boy Cup. The intent is that in 2023, the Tribute to Tommy Druar and Tony Jankowiak will return to Lancaster on its regularly scheduled date. Sunday, September 11, will be part of the traditional running of the U.S. Open.
The Race of Champions Modified Series (#WhereEveryLapCounts) opens its season in just 10-days at the Chemung Speedrome on Saturday, May 7.