Friday, May 13, 2016

Race of Champions Asphalt Mods return to Lancaster May 21

Race of Champions Modifieds at Lancaster in 2015
Lancaster National Speedway hosts the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Modified Series for its first of four visits to the half-mile oval this season on Saturday, May 21. With the stacked slate of racing for that evening, including Sportsman, Street Stocks, 4-Cylinders and NYPA TQ Midgets, speedway officials have decided to move the start time to 5:30 p.m., allowing fans to enjoy a full show of racing without running late into the night.

General Admission for this race only will be $25 for adults, $10 for students 12 to 17 and free for children under 12. Gates will open at 3:30p.m., and concessions will open at 4:30 p.m. that day.
The Queen City Clash 75 for the RoC Modifieds, rescheduled from mid-April, will be the only chance this season for area race fans to catch both the Modifieds and Sportsman in feature action on the same night.

“When we rescheduled the original RoC Modified date from April 17 to May 21, we didn’t want to take the Sunoco Sportsman off the schedule as they are our premier division,” said Track President Tim Packman. “With five divisions of racing, the Front Gate price will be $25 for this one race only. When the RoC Modifieds return on June 30 and August 20, we will go back to our regular $20 adult, special-event admission for those nights.”

“To add more value for the $5 extra, we are opening the Front Gates two hours before race time so fans can catch practice or get their favorite seats. We’re expecting a lot of race cars, a lot of people and a lot of action that night.”  

Three different Modified drivers visited victory lane last season at Lancaster. Former track champion Chuck Hossfeld won the inaugural Ol’ Boy Cup Bill Colton Memorial 60 in June, Patrick Emerling earned his first Lancaster Modified checkered flag in August in the prestigious Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110 and Matt Hirschman captured the U.S. Open 125 in September for the fourth time.

Emerling and Hossfeld were at Lancaster this past Saturday, May 7, competing in the Sunoco Sportsman division and getting some valuable track time on the track’s new racing surface. Emerling dominated the second half of the 35-lap feature to get the win, while Hossfeld rebounded from a spin on the second lap to finish fourth. Former U.S. Open winner and RoC Series regular Tony Hanbury was also in the Sportsman field and finished ninth.

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Quotes and information in this piece provided by Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway.

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