BINGHAMTON, NY- December 29, 2014- The Sunoco Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour Schedule has been released and it certainly looks impressive with a minimum of 14 race dates slated for the 2015 campaign.
The opening day race is scheduled for Sunday, April 19th at the Lancaster National Speedway. This will be the first of four dates at the popular western, New York oval. The tour title will be decided on Sunday, October 4th with the annual “Fall Brawl” at the Shangri La II Motor Speedway.
Defending Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour Champion Chuck Hossfeld certainly won’t be disappointed with four races at the speedway where he started his career. The Lancaster National Speedway has a new management team in place for the 2015 racing season with many familiar faces from the past stepping up to help move the historic speedway forward next season. Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour Director Andrew Harpell commented, “We are all about our historical past with our RoC events, the history at Lancaster with Modified racing is hard to replicate and the events we run there are traditionally some of the most exciting on the series.”
The Chemung Speedrome will host two RoC events again next season. The first will take place on Sunday, May 3rd and will serve as the second event of the season on the tour. The second event will be Saturday, August 8th the same weekend that the NASCAR cup series is down the road at the Watkins Glen International Speedway.
Oswego Speedway will once again be the site of three RoC Tour events in 2015 including the 65th running of the Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200 on Saturday, September 19th. Oswego Speedway will play host to the Richie Evans Memorial on Saturday, May 9th and the tour will return on Friday, September 4th as part of the historic “Classic Weekend”.
The Lancaster National Speedway dates will include the April 19th opener, a return to an old traditional event on Thursday, June 25th – Saturday, August 25th with the Tommy/Tony Memorial event and the “U.S Open” on Sunday, September 27th.
The “Concrete Castle” Shangri La II Motor Speedway will host two events including the tour finale as part of the “Fall Brawl” Weekend on Sunday, October 4th. A new date this year will see the tour running on Sunday, May 24th part of a big Memorial Day Weekend event that the speedway is planning. The RoC events at the Shangri La II Motor Speedway have been outstanding in years past.
Spencer Speedway, just outside of Rochester, New York is another facility with an outstanding Modified history. This year the popular facility will host two events. Friday, June 6th and Friday, July 24th will be the dates of the wide open RoC Modifieds. The Spencer races are always exciting with the teams pitting in the infield area and fans being able to see all of the pit action as well as the high speed on track excitement.
Once again the RoC Tour will return to the Holland Speedway for the “Holland 100”. Last year Andy Jankowiak thrilled his local fans with the upset victory. The layout of the Holland Speedway always makes for outstanding racing with the RoC Modifieds. This year the tour will make their stop on Saturday, July 11th.
Multi-time RoC Tour Champion Matt Hirschman commented on the 2015 schedule. “The schedule looks very strong and is spaced out well throughout the summer. We are certainly excited about it.” Harpell added, “We wanted to get out our dates with our traditional track partners and there is a very good possibility we may add another date outside of our current schedule. Any additions would happen within the next two weeks.”
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2015 Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour Dates:
Sunday, April 19th (Lancaster National Speedway),
Sunday, May 3rd (Chemung Speedrome),
Saturday, May 9th (Oswego Speedway),
Sunday, May 24th (Shangri La II Motor Speedway),
Friday, June 6th (Spencer Speedway),
Thursday, June 25th (Lancaster National Speedway),
Saturday, July 11th (Holland Speedway),
Friday, July 24th (Spencer Speedway),
Saturday, August 8th (Chemung Speedrome),
Saturday, August 15th (Lancaster National Speedway),
Friday, September 4th (Oswego Speedway),
Saturday, September 19th (Oswego Speedway),
Sunday, September 27th (Lancaster National Speedway),
Sunday, October 4th (Shangri La II Motor Speedway).