Annual Race Of Champions 250 At Lake Erie Speedway To Pay $15,072.72-To-Win In ’23

Story By: RACE OF CHAMPIONS – NORTH EAST, PA – “The Greatest Tradition in Modified Racing”, The Race of Champions Modified Series is getting ready to go and close out Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend with a closing act that is second-to-none, the Greatest Tradition in Modified Racing – the 72nd Annual Lucas Oil Race of Champions 250. $15,072.72 and a year with the Al Gerber Memorial Trophy awaits the winner.

The race will now play a pivotal role early on in the chase for the coveted Race of Champions Modified Series championship.

The last winner of the event is Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y. Jankowiak drove his way to the lead late in the race and in to Modified racing history, adding his name to the side of the Al Gerber Memorial Trophy, taking his place in the history of the sport. Jankowiak had a great time with the trophy, even doing a photo shoot during an ARCA Series race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, the former home of the Race of Champions.

“Winning this race changed a lot of things for me,” stated Jankowiak. “It’s incredible that it happens just an hour from home with all of the pageantry and history. We are part of a special sport and this really is the greatest tradition in our sport. I hope we have an opportunity to defend our accomplishments last season. It’s been great that we’ve been able to hang on to the trophy a little bit longer.”

The hottest driver of season to this point, Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa., will be in the field searching for his 9th victory in the race.

Competitors will be racing for their biggest purse of the season as part of Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend in the 72nd Annual Lucas Oil Race of Champions 250 with well over $60,000 in posted awards and lap money up for grabs on Saturday, April 22, 2023. The race will count toward the 2023 season championship.

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