The Series kicks off with the only “Sportsman” division visit of the year at Ohsweken Speedway (www.ohswekenspeedway.ca) in Ohsweken, ON, one of the premiere dirt tracks in North America, on Friday, June 22. The Series next has a Holiday weekend swing with a visit to Stateline Speedway (www.newstatelinespeedway.com) in Busti, NY, on Saturday, June 30 for a $1,250-to-win race before heading to Humberstone Speedway (www.humberstonespeedway.com) in Port Colborne, ON, on Sunday, July 1, to celebrate Canada Day with a $1,000-to-win event.
The five race series concludes with another exciting weekend. On Saturday, August 25, the Series visits Merritville Speedway (www.merrittvillespeedway.com) Thorold, ON as a part of the Harry Sittler Memorial. On Sunday night, August 26, it is the Pete Cosco Race of Champions for the Dirt 602 Sportsman to close out the season and crown a champion at Humberstone Speedway.
The champion is once again guaranteed $1,000-to-win and will receive an additional award from Product 9 in addition to the Champion’s helmet with graphics from Pilat Design (Waterloo, NY). The Rookie-of-the-Year will receive a cash award of $100 and products from Speedway Illustrated and Product 9 along with the top-ten in the championship standings receiving a cash award.
Competitors follow the same rules as the DIRTcar Sportsman utilizing the Hoosier D300 or D400 Sportsman tires and for the 2018 season, VP Racing Fuels is the official fuel of the Race of Champions. Competitors may use VP110 or the common Sportsman D98 brand of fuel.
Product 9 is the creation of Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., the six-time Super DIRTcar Series champion. Sheppard, who is also the 2016 Race of Champions Dirt Modified Champion and Most Popular Drive, has designed and retails a suspension limiter of his own design as well as other items specifically designed and manufactured for dirt modified racing.
For more information on Hoosier Racing Tire visit www.hoosiertire.com.
For more information on VP Racing Fuels visit www.vpracingfuels.com.
For more information on Pilat Graphic Design visit www.pilatdesign.com
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, US Army, Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, Jerico Performance, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 68th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2018 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.
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