Story By: RACE OF CHAMPIONS – ELMA, NY – Race fans and competitors will have an exciting 2023 season to look forward to for the Race of Champions “Family of Series” as dates are continued to be announced.
The Race of Champions Modified Series has confirmed two more dates. The 7th Annual Ol’ Boy Cup will take place at Lancaster (N.Y.) Motorplex on Thursday, June 29, 2023 along with the 33rd Annual Tribute to Tommy Druar and Tony Jankowiak on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at Lancaster (N.Y.) Motorplex. Currently a third date for the Race of Champions Modified Series remains in negotiation.
The Race of Champions Modified Series will once again have a marquee schedule and lead the way for the Race of Champions Family of Series beginning with the 72nd Annual Lucas Oil Race of Champions 250 on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania. The 73rd Annual Lucas Oil Race of Champions 250 will take place on Sunday, September 17 at the beautiful speedway just off the shores of Lake Erie. The Series is also scheduled to visit other facilities throughout the Northeast with dates already announced at Holland (N.Y.) Speedway on Saturday, July 9 and Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome on Saturday, August 19 with the always popular running of the Rod Spalding Classic.
Race of Champions Management is in negotiation with several other facilities and will have more information shortly.
The Race of Champions Family of Series; Sportsman Modified, Super Stock, Late Model, “Rocket Performance 602 Sportsman Modified”, FOAR Score Four Cylinder Dash Series and the Race of Champions 602 Dirt Sportsman Modified Series all returning to the schedule for 2023.
Dates for these divisions have already been announced as early as September at Holland Speedway, Saturday, July 9. 2023 and Saturday, August 26 2023 as well on August 19 at Chemung. Each Series will play a role in Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend, Friday, September 15; Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, 2023 at Lake Erie.
The 2022 Race of Champions season will conclude on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at the Genesee River Restaurant and Reception Center in Mount Morris, N.Y., where all the Series Champions and special award winners will be honored at what has now become a traditional “gala” event where over $50,000 in cash and awards will be distributed to racers in recognition of their 2023 accomplishments.
ROC “FAMILY OF SERIES” ’22 CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION SET FOR JANUARY 21st
The Race of Champions Series family of participants, officials and fans will gather at the Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center in Mount Morris (NY) for a spectacular evening of awards and accolades.
The conclusion of the successful 2022 season will be highlighted by the distribution of over $50,000 in cash and contingency awards and certificates to drivers and teams in who competed throughout the 2022 season of competition on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
Honored as series champions will be Mike Leaty, of Williamson, N.Y., (Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series); Tom Barron of Ontario, N.Y. (Race of Champions Super Stock), Shawn Nye of Lancaster, N.Y. (Race of Champions Sportsman Modified); Eldon King, III of Delevan, N.Y. (Race of Champions Late Models); Nick Robinson of Elmira, N.Y. N.Y. (FOAR Score Four Cylinder “Dash” Series); Andrew Lewis, Jr., of Ontario, N.Y. (Rocket Performance 602 Sportsman Modified Series); Adam Leslie of Wainfleet, Ontario-Canada and Tim Welshans of South Wales, N.Y. (Race of Champions Street Stocks). In addition, Andrew Lewis, Jr., of Ontario, N.Y. (Spencer Speedway Wilbert’s U-Pull It Four Cylinder) and Ashley Schoonmaker of Williamson, N.Y. (Spencer Speedway Wilbert’s U-Pull It Super Six) as well as many others will receive special recognition, in addition to recognizing the accomplishments of all, for an entire season of passion and dedication that saw over 300 drivers earn points across the various different divisions of racing.
Point fund contributions come from Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Lucas Oil Products, Presque Isle Downs and Casino and FX Caprara.
Speed Sport will present the Most Popular Driver Awards which will be revealed that evening along with other special Race of Champions recognition awards.
The celebration will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner and awards at 7 p.m., along with a DJ for dancing and post-dinner entertainment. The Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center is located at 134 North Main Street, Mount Morris, NY 14510.
Hotel accommodations can be acquired at the Country Inn & Suites, 130 North Main Street, Route 36, Mount Morris, NY 14510. Rooms are available within the Race of Champions room block at a special rate of $130.00 per night, plus tax when you mention the “Race of Champions Group Rate.”
Tickets for the event will be $52 and the deadline to purchase tickets is January 14, 2022. Ticket purchases for the 2021 Championship Celebration are non-refundable. Questions in regard to tickets may be made by e-mailing email@example.com. The celebration will be open to all ages.
Hotel accommodations can be made at the following location, Country Inn & Suites in Mount Morris, N.Y., by calling 585-658-4080 and reserving a room as part of the Race of Champions “room block” for $95 plus tax per night.
For anyone receiving a point fund award, if you opt not to attend the awards banquet, your point fund award will be presented at the first scheduled event for your division in 2023.