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AUSTIN KOCHENASH SCORES FIRST-EVER RACE OF CHAMPIONS MODIFIED SERIES VICTORY IN  “THE ROD SPALDING CLASSIC NIGHT BEFORE THE GLEN” AT CHEMUNG
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8/25/2022

8/25/2022

Race of Champions


AUSTIN KOCHENASH SCORES FIRST-EVER RACE OF CHAMPIONS MODIFIED SERIES VICTORY IN “THE ROD SPALDING CLASSIC NIGHT BEFORE THE GLEN” AT CHEMUNG

Austin Kochenash of Danielsville, Pa., captured his first ever Race of Champions Modified Series victory this past Saturday night in exciting fashion in the Rod Spalding Classic “Night before the Glen” event at Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome.

Kochenash slipped past early race leader Daryl Lewis, Jr., of Ontario, N.Y., and then held off a challenging trifecta of Matt Hirschman from Northampton, Pa., defending Series Champion Austin Beers from Northampton, Pa. and Patrick Emerling to earn his first Series victory in a home built car.

“This is a great race for us to win,” stated Kochenash in victory lane. “My family works very hard to do this and this is a great reward. It was a clean race and it feels really good to get the monkey off our back here.”

Hirschman was second. Beers third with Emerling fourth. Jack Ely, who recently moved to Northampton, Pa., rounded out the top-five.

Eldon King, III of Freedom, N.Y., held off a charging Dave Heitzhaus of Strykersville, N.Y., to win the Race of Champions Late Model Series race. Nick Ross of White Haven, Pa., finished third.

Nick Robinson of Waverly, N.Y., used his home track experience to dominate the Race of Champions FOAR Score Four Cylinder Dash Series. Andrew Lewis, Jr., of Ontario, N.Y., finished second with Russ Bulger of Buffalo, N.Y., finishing third.

Detailed for the Rod Spalding Classic “Night before the Glen” can be found here; www.rocmodifiedseries.com/schedules/event/408072

On Friday night Mike Leaty of Ontario, N.Y., topped the field in the Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series “Harvest Fest” event at Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y.

Leaty held off Kevin Timmerman of Walworth, N.Y., and John Barber of Bliss, N.Y., to capture the victory. Eddie Hawkins of Marion, N.Y., and Shawn Nye of Lancaster, N.Y., rounded out the top-five.

Matt Druar of Clarence, N.Y., won the Race of Champions Super Stock Series race held over from Friday, July 1. Druar held off Tim Gullo of Elmira, N.Y., and Tommy Barron of Ontario, N.Y.

In the regularly scheduled night cap feature, T.J. Cochrane of Cheektowaga, N.Y., captured the victory. Tommy Barron finished second with Druar coming home third.

Alyssa Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., captured her second ever feature victory in the Race of Champions Rocket Performance 602 Sportsman Modified Series feature. Andrew Cook of Henrietta, N.Y., finished second with Jenna Dietz of Holland, N.Y., finishing third.

Bob Palmer of Buffalo, N.Y., won the Wilbert’s U-Pull It Four Cylinder feature while Ashley Schoonmaker of Williamson, N.Y., continued her perfect season winning the Wilbert’s U-Pull It Six Cylinder feature.

Detailed results for “Harvest Fest” from Spencer Speedway can be found here; www.rocmodifiedseries.com/schedules/event/406257

The next races for the Race of Champions Modified family of Series are Saturday Night, August 27 at Holland International Speedway with the running of the Busch 100 for the Race of Champions Sportsman Modified Series in the George Decker Memorial; the Rick Wylie Classic for the Race of Champions Super Stock Series and the Race of Champions FOAR Score Four Cylinder Dash Series in the Butch Palmer Classic.

The Race of Champions is a sanctioning body presenting Modified and Stock Car racing on asphalt and dirt surfaces throughout the Northeast, with events in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey with primary marketing partners Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV, MAVTV Plus, Airport Collision, Rocket Performance, Waddell Communications, Image X Design, Sherwood Racing Wheels, DirtTrackDigest.com and Speed Sport. The 72ndt annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2022 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

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