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70th Annual Race of Champions 250

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. The 70th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2020 and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

2020 - Race of Champions Weekend FAQs

Q: What is the Race of Champions weekend?
A: 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. The 70th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2020 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania as part of Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend and is the secondlongest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

Q: When and where will the Race of Champions Weekend take place? A: Lake Erie Speedway- 10700 Delmas Drive, North East, PA 16428

Q: What is the total purse for Race of Champions Weekend? A: Over $100,000 in purse payout and contingency prizes are up for grabs.

TICKETS & SEATING

Q: Can I buy my ticket on the day of each show? A: Yes, General Admission tickets will be available for purchase at the front ticket office, and pit passes will also be for sale at the pit window.

Q: Where do I go for “Will Call” at Lake Erie Speedway? A: Will Call is located at the front gate ticket window.

Q: How much are Race of Champions Weekend Grandstand tickets and pit passes?

A: Friday, September 25th Grandstand (G/S)
Adult General Admission
Tickets Adult – FREE
Senior- FREE
Children 6-16- FREE
Children under 5- FREE

Pit Pass- Members $30 – Also available on the PitPay App for contactless point of purchase.

Saturday, September 26th
Grandstand (G/S)
Adult General Admission Tickets – $20
Senior General Admission Tickets- $17
Reserved Seat Tickets (Regardless of Age)- $25
Children (6-16) General Admission Tickets- $10
Children under 5 General Admission Tickets- Free

Pit Pass- $45 – Also available on the PitPay App for contactless point of purchase.

Sunday, September 27th
Grandstand
Adult General Admission Tickets – $35
Senior General Admission Tickets- $33
Reserved Seat Tickets (Regardless of Age)- $40
Children (6-16) General Admission Tickets- $12
Children under 5 General Admission Tickets- Free

Pit Pass- $65

COMBO PIT PASS- THURSDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY
3-Day Pit Pass- $125
Q: How much is parking at Race of Champions Weekend? A: There is no charge for general parking.

Q: What sections are designated as reserved seating at Lake Erie Speedway? A: Section E rows J through T are marked for reserved seating.

Q: Are there any areas where smoking is allowed? A: Behind the main grandstand at each end of the main concourse. There is no smoking or vaping in the stands or under the stands.

Q: What is the age limit for the pit area at the event?
A: There is no age limit, but all guests must sign a “release form” to enter. If you or anyone in your party is age 16 or younger, a minor release must also be filled out.

PARKING & ACCOMMODATIONS

Q: Where can I find accessible/handicap parking?
A: Accessible handicap parking is located behind the main entrance. The handicap spots are visibly signed, and you must display valid handicap parking credentials.

Q: Is there camping available at the Lake Erie Speedway?
A: Campsites are available for $50 each for the duration of the weekend. This is dry camping. You can call the racetrack to reserve them in advance (814)725-3303

Q: Where do I register if I pre-reserved a camping spot? A: When you arrive at the main parking lot, there will be an attendant that can direct you in the right direction.

Q: When does camper staging begin and when can I move my camper onto the property?
A: Campers can start moving in Thursday (9/24.) You must see the camping attendant upon pulling into the parking lot and picking out a camping spot.

Q: Are there any specific camping rules or regulations for the Race of Champions Weekend that I should know about?
A: The following are rules and regulations that you must adhere to while camping during Race of Champions Weekend.
• fires are permitted but they must be contained and off the ground.
• garbage bags will be distributed upon arrival, please leave it at your campsite at the end of the weekend and it will be picked up.
• All motorized vehicles (golf carts, ATVs, side by sides, etc.) must be parked one hour after racing is completed • Noise level at campsites after racing must be kept to a minimum. Use common courtesy with generators, music, etc. • In the case of an emergency, please call 911.

Q: Are there hotels offering a discounted rate for the event? A: Below is a list of the hotels that have partnered with us for the event.

Days Inn
7415 Schultz Road
Erie, PA 16509
814-868-8521
Booking Information: To get special “Race of Champions Weekend Rate” please call the hotel directly to book. (814-868-8521)
Rate: $75 (plus tax)

Home2 Suites by Hilton, Erie
8035 Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509
814-315-4325
Rate: $99 (plus tax) Booking
Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/ht/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=ERIHTHT&groupCode=CHTROC&arri val=20200924&departure=20200927&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

SpringHill Suites
2087 Interchange Road
Erie, PA 16509
814-864-5000
Booking Link: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1599160985513&key=GRP&app=resvlink Rate: $99 (plus tax).

Courtyard Erie Bayfront - Marriott
2 Sassafras Pie
Erie, PA 16507
814-636-1005
Rate: $119
Booking Link: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1599676789109&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Hampton Inn Erie - South
8050 Old Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509
814-866-6800
Rate: $129
Booking
Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=ERIHHHX&tid=0633884&groupCod e=CHHROC&arrival=20200923&departure=20200927&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

GENERAL QUESTIONS

Q: How can I meet the drivers during the Race of Champions weekend? A: See the drivers and crews as they prepare up close by purchasing a pit pass, or by visiting the pits after the conclusion of the day’s events.

Q: Will the pits be open after the races? A: The pit area will be open for one (1) hour after the conclusion of each night of racing.

Q: Are coolers permitted at the Lake Erie Speedway? A: They are not.

Q: What is the policy on pets? A: Pets need to have medical paperwork, and they need to be service pets.

Q: Do drivers need to register their cars? A: Yes, all drivers need to enter and register.

Q: Are there any ATMs at Lake Erie Speedway?
A: No. They do accept credit at the box office and concession stands

Q: What do we do if we have an emergency?
A: Notify a Speedway Employee,

Q: What items are prohibited from speedway grounds?
A: Outside food and beverages, umbrellas, coolers, pocket knives, weapons, guns (even if licensed to carry), fireworks, inflatable devices (ex. Beach balls)

Q: Is there a “Lost and Found” drop-off and pickup location? A: Any found items can be dropped off at the Box Office, and people can go there if anything is lost.

Q: Where are the closest medical facilities?
A: Saint Vincent Hospital/Allegheny Health Network
232 West 25th St Erie PA 16544

UPMC Hamot
201 State St
Erie PA 16550

COVID-19 PANDEMIC REGULATIONS AND RACE OF CHAMPIONS PROCEDURES

COVID – 19 Operational Procedures and Regulations:

1670 Sports & Entertainment, through its operating business outlets, the Race of Champions Modified Series and the Racing Promotion Monthly (RPM) Newsletter and Workshops will operate under any and all Federal, State, County, and Local community guidelines concerning the current regulations and restrictions as it relates to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

It is our intent to focus on the correct health measures while limiti

Race of Champions 250 Winners

Event Number - Year - Track - Winner

1 1951 Langhorne (1 mile dirt) Hully Bunn
2 1952 Langhorne (1 mile dirt) Jim Delaney
3 1953 Langhorne (1 mile dirt) Ted Swaim
4 1954 Langhorne (1 mile dirt) Frankie Schneider
5 1955 Langhorne (1 mile dirt) Pete Corey
6 1956 Langhorne (1 mile dirt) Dutch Hoag
7 1957 Langhorne (1 mile dirt) Glenn Guthrie
8 1958 Langhorne (1 mile dirt) Jim Delaney
9 1959 Langhorne (1 mile dirt) Jim Delaney
10 1960 Langhorne (1 mile dirt) Dutch Hoag
11 1961 Langhorne (1 mile dirt) Bob Malzahn
12 1962 Langhorne (1 mile dirt) Frankie Schneider
13 1963 Langhorne (1 mile dirt) Dutch Hoag
14 1964 Langhorne (1 mile dirt) Freddy Adam
15 1965 Langhorne (1 mile paved) Bill Slater
16 1966 Langhorne (1 mile paved) Will Cagle
17 1967 Langhorne (1 mile paved) Dutch Hoag
18 1968 Langhorne (1 mile paved) Dutch Hoag
19 1969 Langhorne (1 mile paved) Ray Hendrick
20 1970 Langhorne (1 mile paved) Merv Treichler
21 1971 Langhorne (1 mile paved) Roger Treichler
22 1972 Trenton (1.5 mile paved) Geoff Bodine
23 1973 Trenton (1.5 mile paved) Richie Evans
24 1974 Trenton (1.5 mile paved) Fred DeSarro
25 1975 Trenton (1.5 mile paved) Ray Hendrick
26 1976 Trenton (1.5 mile paved) Maynard Troyer
27 1977 Pocono (2.5 mile paved) Maynard Troyer
28 1978 Pocono (2.5 mile paved) Geoff Bodine
29 1979 Pocono (2.5 mile paved) Richie Evans
30 1980 Pocono (.75 mile paved) Richie Evans
31 1981 Pocono (.75 mile paved) George Kent
32 1982 Pocono (.75 mile paved) Greg Sacks
33 1983 Pocono (.75 mile paved) Jimmy Spencer
34 1984 Pocono (.75 mile paved) Brian Ross
35 1985 Pocono (.75 mile paved) Brett Bodine
36 1986 Pocono (.75 mile paved) George Kent
37 1987 Pocono (.75 mile paved) George Brunnhoelzl
38 1988 Pocono (.75 mile paved) Reggie Ruggiero
39 1989 Pocono (.75 mile paved) Tony Hirschman
40 1990 Pocono (.75 mile paved) Mike Stefanik
41 1991 Pocono (.75 mile paved) Donald “Satch” Worley
42 1992 Flemington (.625 mile paved) Lenny Boyd
43 1993 Flemington (.625 mile paved) Billy Pauch
44 1994 Flemington (.625 mile paved) Tony Siscone
45 1995 Flemington (.625 mile paved) John Blewett III
46 1996 Oswego (.626 mile paved) Jan Leaty
47 1997 Oswego (.626 mile paved) Tony Hirschman
48 1998 Oswego (.626 mile paved) Sege Fidanza
49 1999 Oswego (.626 mile paved) Chuck Hossfeld
50 2000 Oswego (.626 mile paved) George Kent
51 2001 Oswego (.626 mile paved) George Kent
52 2002 Oswego (.626 mile paved) Tim Mangus
53 2003 Oswego (.626 mile paved) Sege Fidanza
54 2004 Oswego (.626 mile paved) Eric Beers
55 2005 Oswego (.626 mile paved) Chuck Hossfeld
56 2006 Oswego (.626 mile paved) T.J. Potrzebowski
57 2007 Oswego (.626 mile paved) Jan Leaty
58 2008 Oswego (.626 mile paved) Tony Hirschman
59 2009 Oswego (.626 mile paved) Billy Putney
60 2010 Oswego (.626 mile paved) Tony Hirschman
61 2011 Oswego (.626 mile paved) Zane Zeiner
62 2012 Oswego (.626 mile paved) Matt Hirschman
63 2013 Oswego (.626 mile paved) Matt Hirschman
64 2014 Oswego (.626 mile paved) Chuck Hossfeld
65 2015 Chemung (.333 mile paved) Matt Hirschman
66 2016 Oswego (.626 mile paved) Matt Hirschman
67 2017 Lake Erie Speedway (.375-mile paved) Matt Hirschman
68 2018 Lake Erie Speedway (.375-mile paved) Matt Hirschman
69 2019 Lake Erie Speedway (.375-mile paved) Matt Hirschman
70 2020 Lake Erie Speedway (.375-mile paved) TBD