|Date: 6/10/2012 12:27:13 AM|
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CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
BATTLE AT LINCOLN ROC MODS & MARCH1 SPRINTS
ECONO LODGE IS HOST HOTEL . . . . . .
ROC MODIFIED MID-WEEK DOUBLE HEADER NEARS, SELINSGROVE SET FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 19, LINCOLN SPEEDWAY ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 20
There is plenty of excitement for the fast approaching mid-week double-header for the Race of Champions Modifieds as they head to the Selinsgrove Speedway on Tuesday night, June 19 followed by a return visit to the Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday night, June 20.
For race teams and spectators looking for hotel accommodations, contact the EconoLodge Inn & Suites of Shamokin Dam, PA, the host hotel of the two day event. Rates are available for $76.50 plus tax and room may be booked by calling EconoLodge at 570-743-1111 and be sure to ask for the Selinsgrove Speedway rate when booking your room.
The top modified drivers in the Northeast are expected to be part of both the Selinsgrove and Lincoln Speedway events. Expected entries include Duane Howard of Oley, PA, the current ROC South point leader over Ryan Godown of Ringoes, NJ, Doug Manmiller of Shoemakersville, PA, Jimmy Horton of Neshanic Station, NJ, Rick Laubach of Quakertown, PA, Larry Wight of Phoenix, NY, Jimmy Phelps of Baldwinsville, NY, Ryan Watt of Boyertown, PA, Stewart Friesen of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada and Kevin Hirthler of Boyertown, PA. Also expect Billy Pauch, Danny Johnson, Jeff Strunk and Matt Sheppard to be in the field. The School’s Out Shootout will showcase a 40 lap ROC Modified feature event paying $4,000 to the winner.
The ROC Modifieds will then travel to the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA for the 2nd Annual Battle at Lincoln on Wednesday night, June 20. The ROC Modifieds and the MACH1 Chassis 358/360 Sprints will make-up this blockbuster event on Wednesday night, June 20. Presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings and NAPA Auto Parts, drivers and race fans alike where dazzled by the Lincoln Speedway facility that provided excellent track conditions and one of the most fan friendly and enjoyable venues to watch a race.
The first battle at Lincoln is history with Ryan Godown winning the modified feature as Aaron Ott won the Mach1 Chassis 25 lap sprint feature. The 2011 return of the modifieds to Lincoln Speedway was their first visit to the Pigeon Hills of Pennsylvania in 25 years.
Both the modifieds and sprints will compete in a series of qualifying events (no time trials) leading up to the Pioneer Pole Building 60 lap ROC feature paying $5,000 to win and the 25 lap MACH1 Chassis 25 lap sprint feature paying $2,500 to win. Gates will open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.
The Battle at Lincoln will again proudly waive the flags of Pioneer Pole Buildings, NAPA Auto Parts, MACH1 Chassis and recently added, Lee Myles Transmissions. PPB President Bob Greene and Jeff Riling of NAPA Auto Parts have again signed on for this very popular mid-week modified and sprint car doubleheader.
"MACH 1 Chassis is very excited about our Mid-Atlantic Race Series this year. This series has created a lot of buzz and we have had interest from many of the 360 touring series including URC, ESS and the PST," commented Brian Scandle President of MACH 1 Chassis. "We had a great showing at last year's race at Lincoln and are hopeful that this year will bring more teams to the area. We are also excited to have many sponsors supporting the series including Creasy's Signs, Custom Metal Coating, Dave Franek Automotive, Fastener Specialties, Hoosier Tire, Lias Tire, Middlesworth, Moose Blocks, Pancho's Racing Products, Penske Shocks, Rider Racing Engines and Wings Unlimited.
Lincoln Speedway is neutral ground for the modifieds, but you can count on the fact that the drivers learned a lot about the tricky three-eighth mile red clay oval in the initial 60 lap run last year. Ryan Godown would like nothing more then to repeat his win of 2011.
In the MACH 1 Chassis Mid-Atlantic Sprint Car Championship Series event pre-entries includes Mark Smith, Shane Stewart, Nathan Berwager, Nick Schlauch, Ryan Bohlke, Aaron Ott, Cris Eash, Chad Trout, Jeff Rohrbaugh, Keith Prutzman, Niki Young, Kevin Nouse, Ryan Wilson, Tim Wagaman, Tim Stallings, and Gerard McIntyre . The MACH 1 sprint feature will go a distance of 25 laps, paying $2,500 to win, $1,000 for fifth, $600 for tenth and $250 just to take the green flag.
Gates will open at 5 PM on race night with qualifying taking place at 7:30 PM.
The 2nd Annual Battle at Lincoln event is co-promoted by Bob Miller and Ray Herold. For additional information, please contact Bob Miller at 443 513 4456.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY EVENT FACTS:
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19 Gates Open 5 PM Race Time 7:30 PM
WHERE: Selinsgrove Speedway 49 Sand Hill Road Selinsgrove, PA 17878
WHAT: Race of Champions 40 Lap Big Block Modifieds School’s Out Shootout
TRACK PHONE: 570-374-2999
TRACK WEBSITE: www.selinsgrovespeedway.com
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Free Camping
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY EVENT FACTS:
WHEN: Wednesday night, June 20 Gates Open 5 PM Race Time 7:30 PM
WHERE: Lincoln Speedway 800 Racetrack Road Abbottstown, PA 17301
WHAT: 2nd Annual Battle at Lincoln ROC Big Block Modifieds & MACH 1 Chassis 358/360 Sprints
TRACK PHONE: 717-624-2755
TRACK WEBSITE: www.lincolnspeedway.com
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 443 513 4456 Bob Miller
EVENT SPONSOR: MACH 1 CHASSIS, PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS, NAPA AUTO PARTS, LEE MYLES TRANSMISSIONS
Battle of Lincoln Past Winners
2011 Ryan Godown (ROC Modifieds), Aaron Ott (Sprints)
Facility Amenities: Lincoln Speedway is a very popular and "fan friendly" track in the tri-state area, offering great unobstructed viewing from every seat in the grandstands. The infield is open for watching the races by entering through the fourth turn tunnel. The pits are asphalt with a slight elevation and great lighting so fans can watch all the pit action as well. The three-eighth mile Lincoln Speedway offers it all, the high speeds that you would see a the "big tracks" with the flair and excitement of the short track "bull rings". Located in the "Pigeon Hills" of Pennsylvania, Lincoln Speedway has it all.
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