BIG WEEKEND OF
RACING ON TAP FOR
THE RACE OF CHAMPIONS DART ASPHALT MODIFIED TOUR
After a very successful opening race to start the 2009 Race of Champions
Dart Asphalt Modified Tour back on Memorial Day Weekend. This weekend the
stars of the Race of Champions Dart Asphalt Modified Tour will have two
chances to race with back to back shows taking place in beautiful Western
On Friday June 19th the Spencer Speedway in Williamson, NY will
host the RoC Tour and the next evening, June 20th the Dunn Tire Raceway Park
in Clarence, NY will do the same.
This is the first time in several years that two races in one
weekend have been scheduled. RoC management is trying to limit traveling
expenses and also encourage more teams than ever to follow the Tour this
year. Early indications are proving that the idea is a hit as a banner field
of asphalt Modifieds are expected for both shows.
Of course the Spencer Speedway is the home track for veteran Jan
Leaty. Jan has won the last two RoC races held at Spencer and is the
favorite coming into Friday night. Janís son Mike Leaty is following right
in his fathersí footsteps as he knows Spencer like the back of his hand.
Over at the Dunn Tire Raceway Park there are several drivers who
race here exclusively that will be tough to beat. Veterans Sege Fidanza and
Tom McGrath are two of the tough home track drivers that are always in
contention for the win.
These four drivers will be joined by a host of RoC Modified Tour
regulars like defending champion Matt Hirschman, Daren Scherer, Rusty Smith,
Pete Brittain, TJ Potrzebowski, John Markovic, Billy Putney, Wilbur Hebing,
Rick Kluth, Earl Paules, Kyle Ebersole, Jim Storace, Mark Tychoniewicz, and
At Spencer a couple of the weekly NASCAR Modified drivers like Tony
Hanbury and Jeff Haman will be joining the field on this night. Finally you
can add in a few drivers like Eric Beers, Chuck Hossfeld, Erick Rudolph, and
others that will race anytime if there is an open date on their schedule. If
all of the impressive driving talent does indeed show up it will be one
great weekend of racing in Western New York.
Gate times at Spencer on Friday June 19th sees pit gates opening at
four in the afternoon, one hour later sees grandstand gates opening along
with hot laps starting at that time and the first heat being green flagged
at 7:30 p. m. sharp.
Gate times at Dunn Tire will see the pits open at 2:30 in the
afternoon with hot laps starting one hour later. Grandstand gates open at
4:30 in the afternoon with the first heat starting at 6:30 Saturday evening.
The Race of Champions Dart Asphalt Modified Tour is sponsored by;
Dart Machinery, Gater Racing News, Sunoco Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tire,
T. J. Toyota, Waite Toyota, PBM Performance Products, Dura Ė Bond, Total
Seal Piston Rings, Competition Engineering by Moroso, Dynatech, Xceldyne
Technologies, Erson Cams, Melling Performance, Afco, CV Products, and LA
For more information on the weekend of racing please call RoC at
607-775-5555, Spencer Speedway at 315-589-3018, Dunn Tire Raceway Park at
716-759-6818. Information can also be found on the World Wide Web at;
Source: JR's Motorsports
Media / RoC Dart Asphalt Modified Tour