RoC Asphalt Mods Release 2008 Schedule
The Season Starts At Wall on May 11th
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 Anniversay 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.”
2008 RACE OF CHAMPIONS MODIFIED TOUR DATES
Date Site Lap Region
Sun. 5/11 Wall Township Speedway, NJ 100 Central
Sat. 5/24 Oswego Speedway, NY 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 ChemungSpeedrome 75 Central
Sat. 8/30 Oswego Speedway, NY 125 North
Sun. 9/7 Thompson International, CT 75 Combo
Sat. 9/20 Oswego Speedway – 57th R.o.C 200 Combo
9/27-28 Dunn Tire Raceway Park 100 Combo
The RoC Modifieds will return action starting in May.