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Erie Ready to Host Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend

26 Sep, 2019


: The Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend is set to start today at Lake Erie Speedway. The event is the second-longest consecutive running auto racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

Six champions will be crowned during the three day-event, including a point battle in the modified race, where current leaders Andy Jankowiak and Patrick Emerling are separated by only two points. 

The event schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Sept. 26– Practice by division, beginning at 4 p.m. (Gates open at 3 p.m.)

Friday, Sept. 27
6 p.m. – Grandstands Open, Hot Laps by Division
7:05 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies, Qualifying Races by Division
                                Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series (10 laps)
                                Race of Champions Super Stock Series (8 laps)
8:15 p.m. – Sportsman Modifieds (12 laps)
                       Race of Champions Super Stocks (10 laps)
8:45 p.m. – Race of Champions Super Stock Feature (40 laps)
9:30 p.m. – Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series (75 laps)

Saturday, Sept. 28
1:00 p.m. – Grandstands Open, Hot Laps by Division (2 rounds)
2 p.m. – Qualifying Races for Race of Champions Four-Cylinder Dash Series (6 laps)
2:30 p.m. – Group Time Trials for Race of Champions Modifieds
                     Qualifying Races by Division (TQ Midgets, Late Models, Modifieds)
4:30 p.m. – Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series Feature (20 laps)
5:15 p.m. – Race of Champions Late Model Series (40 laps)
6 p.m. – Driver Introductions, Race of Champions Introductions
6:20 p.m. – Command to Start Engines
6:30 p.m. – Roll off (8 total pace laps), Green Flag for 69th Annual Race of Champions 250

Times are approximate and subject to change. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.lakeeriespeedway.com/current-season/purchase-tickets/.

The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.

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