April 21st, 2013
Race of Champions Tour Opens at Chemung Speedrome
 
By: John Flock

  The 2013 Race of Champions Modified tour invades John Whiteís Chemung Speedrome on Sunday afternoon, May 5th. This traditional Chemung Speedrome event has been moved to the spring opener on Sunday, May 5th. Many teams are expected to take advantage of a 1:00 p.m. practice session on Saturday, May 4th.

  The 75 lap Race of Champions event on the tight 3/8 mile oval demands that the talented Modified pilots to use their skill and patience to capture victory. Last yearís Chemung event showcased tour regulars Matt Hirschman, Kyle Ebersole, Chuck Hossfeld, Erick Rudolph and Brian DeFebo battling hard to earn top five finishes. Kyle Ebersole fought his way from mid-pack to second place, earning the hard charger award. Chemung area drivers showed well, with JR Kent, Daren Scherer, and TJ Potrzebowski earning top ten finishes. Matt Hirschman added winner points from Chemung to lead his charge to his fifth RoC Championship in 2012.

  The list of past champions certainly is fitting to the name of the Race of Champions Modified Tour. George Kentís six titles are followed by Hirschmanís five. Both J.R. Kent and Chuck Hossfeld have two tour championships each accounting fifteen of the nineteen years of the series. Fan favorites Charlie Rudolph, Tony Hanbury, Earl Paules and Pete Brittain have also earned the title.

  Chemung Speedrome was originally opened by the Bodine family in 1951 as a ľ mile dirt oval. In the late 1990ís, the speedway received a facelift as a modern 3/8 mile asphalt oval. The first race on this new configuration was in year 2000. Now featuring aluminum seating for 3,000 and powerful Musco lighting, guests will find clean and modern amenities for their comfort and enjoyment. Check out our web site and see all of the special events added to the 2013 Chemung Speedrome schedule.

  Sunday, May 5th is the date to remember. Admission gates will open at 12:00 noon. Practice will begin at 1:00 p.m., and racing will start promptly at 2:15 p.m. Support divisions will include the Super Stocks, 4-Cylinder Stocks, and INEX Legends. Weekly NASCAR sanctioned racing will start on Friday, May 10th and continue on Friday evenings throughout the 2013 season.

  Chemungís sister speedway, Spencer Speedway in Williamson, NY, will hold their RoC tour show on Friday, June 7th.

  Admission gates will open at 12:00 noon. Practice will begin at 1:00 p.m., and racing will start promptly at 2:15 p.m. Support divisions will include the Super Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks, and INEX Legends. Weekly NASCAR sanctioned racing will start on Friday, May 10th and continue on Friday evenings throughout the 2013 season.

 

                               

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