Track Talk – Race of Champions Modified Series Releases 2021 Schedules

Elma, N.Y. – Included within and attached is the current Race of Champions Family of Series ”to-date” schedules.

The schedule gives fans an opportunity to visit premier racing facilities throughout the Northeast.

These dates and locations will bring together traditional events with some exciting additions to the promotional calendar, giving everyone a variety of exciting events throughout the 2021 season to showcase the Race of Champions brand of racing.

Race of Champions management is currently in negotiation with Spencer Speedway ownership in Williamson, N.Y., but two tentative dates that can be “penciled in” and will become firmed up, once an agreement is reached with Spencer Speedway ownership are Friday, July 30 and Friday, September 3 for the Race of Champions Modified Series.

The Race of Champions Modified Series will open the season with a return to beautiful Lehigh Valley region and the Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton on Saturday April 24.

Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome will host the Series on May 8 and the traditional NASCAR Cup Series Weekend at Watkins Glen on Saturday, August 7.

On July 3, the Series will “tune-up” for the 71st annual Race of Champions 250 with an Independence Day celebration event at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pa., which Lake Erie Speedway General Manager, A.J. Moore announced on Facebook on December 14, 2020. (

The series also returns to the “high-banks” of Holland (N.Y.) International Speedway on Saturday, July 10. A date which was released on November 8, 2020 by track owner Ron Bennett in a story to Larry Ott, which was published in the Buffalo News (

The 71st annual Race of Champions 250 will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2021 as part of Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway (September 24, 25 and 26), which continues to develop as a popular destination and location for the “Granddaddy” of all Modified races. Tickets for the Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend are available at

Another Modified Series date on Saturday, August 14 has been added to the schedule with all details to be determined. The August 14 date will include the FOAR Score Hall-of-Fame Induction Ceremony, as the president of FOAR Score, Bob Woch stated, “without the ability to host the club’s traditional banquet, this is the next best alternative for us to continue this great Western New York racing tradition inducting deserving recipients into the Hall-of-Fame.”

The Race of Champions Sportsman Modified, Super Stocks and Four Cylinder Dash Series will play on the card on Saturday, June 5 at Lake Erie Speedway (

Holland International Speedway will once again bring back the “George Decker” Memorial for the Sportsman Modified Series along with the Rick Wylie Classic on Saturday, August 28. The George Decker Memorial, which driver George Skora, III, has tabbed as one of the most prestigious Sportsman events in the region, will be 52-laps, along with the Late Model Series race being 48-laps in honor of Holland and Late Model legend Rick Wylie. Combined, this will bring back the traditional “Bud 100” concept at Holland, a popular tradition at the speedway for many years. (

A new speedway will join the Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series. On Saturday, October 23, the Series will head to Painesville (Ohio) Speedway for the first time in what promoter, Randy Maggio, Jr., has tabbed as an “event purely focused on Compact and Four Cylinder racers.”

All division schedules are being worked on and prepared for release and these are not the final schedules. The dates included within are “up-to-date” and may be adjusted along with the now standard “Covid-19 pandemic” disclaimer in regard to the current state, region and community regulations that may dictate a schedule change. The 2021 Race of Champions Dirt 602 Sportsman Modified Series schedule will remain “on-hold” until the status of the United States and Canadian Border is updated and traditional crossing regulations resume.

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, Airport Collision, Rocket Performance, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, and The 71st annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2021 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.

Source: RoCModSeries/Speed51

2021 Race of Champions Modified Series

Saturday                  April                         24                            Mahoning Valley Speedway

Saturday                  May                         8                              Chemung Speedrome

Saturday                  July                          3                              Lake Erie Speedway

Saturday                  July                          10                            Holland International Speedway

Saturday                  August                     7                              Chemung Speedrome

Saturday                  August                     14                            TBD

Sunday                    September               26                             Lake Erie Speedway – 71st Annual Race of Champions 250

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