The Chrome Horn News



    The 2008 Race of Champions Dart Asphalt Modified Tour schedule is in place and the schedule is highlighted by several 100 lap events. A total of fourteen events are slated for the upcoming season with a great balance of five events in both the north and central regions. Four combination events will determine the overall 2008 title. Pete Brittain is the defending RoC Tour Champion.
   The RoC Dart Asphalt Modified Tour will begin the season with a 100 lap special at the Wall Township Speedway on Sunday, May 11th. This will be the first of two central region races at the popular New Jersey oval. The other event is slated for Saturday, June 21st. The Oswego Speedway will once again play a huge factor in the outcome of the overall title. The famed “steel palace” will host the annual Richie Evans Memorial 100 on Saturday, May 24th along a 100 lapper on July 19th and the Classic Weekend 125 on Saturday, August 30th. The 58th Annual Sunoco Race of Champions will once again be held at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, September 20th.
   Mahoning Valley Speedway and Dunn Tire Raceway Park (formerly Lancaster Raceway Park) will each host two events on this years trail. MVS will entertain two 75 lap races on Saturday, June 7th and Saturday, July 26th. Dunn Tire Raceway Park will host a special 50th Anniversary 100 lapper on Saturday, June 28th and the overall tour championship on the weekend of September 27th and 28th.    Other combination races will occur at the popular Spencer Speedway for a 100 lapper on Friday, August 1st and the Thompson International Speedway on Modified Mania Weekend which is set for September 6th and 7th. Short track 75 lap specials will be held at the Wyoming County International Speedway on Sunday, June 15th and at the Chemung Speedrome on Sunday, August 17th.
   The special short track events at Mahoning, Wyoming County and Chemung will once again allow the “body of tomorrow” for teams in competition. These events will allow for teams to run unique body styles that will lend creativity to the Modified cars. Last season only a few teams took advantage of the opportunity that was received with mixed reviews. The “body of tomorrow” lets the teams have a little fun with their body package in those races.
   Roc Tour Director Andrew Harpell commented on the upcoming schedule, “We have worked very hard to put together one of the best schedules that we have ever had.” “The additional 100 lap races will create additional excitement for our fans while providing the teams with a better payday.” He added, “We are really excited to get the season underway for 2008.”
   In other news Defending Sunoco Race of Champions 200 Modified winner Jan Leaty will have his Modified on display in the Oswego Speedway booth at the upcoming Motorsports Expo on March 7th, 8th and 9th at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York. The prestigious Al Gerber Memorial Race of Champions will also be on display with the Leaty Modified. Eric Beers, the 2004 Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200 winner will have his Modified on display at the same show in the Race of Champions Dart area of the show.
   For additional information please contact the Race of Champions offices at 607-775-5555 or email The official website can be found at Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tire and Dart Machinery are participating sponsors of the Race of Champions Dart Asphalt Modified Tour.


Sun. 5/11 / Wall Township Speedway / 100 - Central
Sat.  5/24 / Oswego Speedway / 100 - North
Sat.   6/7 / Mahoning Valley Speedway / 75 - Central
Sat.  6/14 / Wyoming County International / 75 - North
Sat.  6/21 / Wall Township Speedway / 100 - Central
Sat.  6/28 / Dunn Tire Raceway Park / 100 - North
Sat.  7/19 / Oswego Speedway / 100 - North
Sat.  7/26 / Mahoning Valley Speedway / 75 - Central
Fri.    8/1 / Spencer Speedway / 100 - Combo
Sun. 8/17 / Chemung Speedrome / 75 - Central
Sat.  8/30 / Oswego Speedway / 125 - North
Sun.  9/7 / Thompson International / 75 - Combo
Sat.  9/20 / Oswego Speedway, 57th RoC / 200 - Combo
Sat.  9/27-28 / Dunn Tire Raceway Park / 100 - Combo


Source: JR Kennerup / RoC Modifieds PR
Posted:  February 24, 2008

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