2010 Race of Champions Dart Asphalt Schedule


For Immediate Release
Re:  Race of Champions Dart Asphalt Schedule

Ten Race Series In Place For 2010 Race of Champions Dart Asphalt Modified Tour.  New Facilities Will Highlight the 2010 RoC Tour Schedule.

BINGHAMTON, NY?The 2010 Race of Champions Dart Asphalt Modified Tour Schedule is ready to go with plenty of excitement for both race teams and spectators that follow the RoC Tour.  All of the 2010 excitement will get underway on Sunday, April 18th with a first time visit to the Albany Saratoga Speedway for a 100 lap showdown with the Modified Racing Series.  Ten dates have been confirmed for the upcoming race season with possible additions pending.

The first event on the schedule will take place at the historic Albany Saratoga Speedway in Malta, NY.  The popular speedway ran as a pavement facility for years with a rich Modified history.  In recent times the speedway was operated as a dirt track.  Speedway owner Bruce Richards announced this fall that the track would return to its asphalt roots.  Since that time new pavement has been laid down and the speedway will open its new era with the Race of Champions Dart Asphalt Modified Tour and the Modified Racing Series going head to head in a 100 lap special on Sunday, April 18th.  An open practice will be held for the teams on Saturday, April 17th.  The two tours will work together to make the show a success for the asphalt Modified division and for the Albany Saratoga Speedway.  RoC Tour drivers in attendance will all receive 100 show up points at that day with no other point distribution.  This was put in place so that no team would be adversely affected if they did not qualify.  The last asphalt Modified Track Champion at the speedway was Richie Evans.

The RoC tour will swing to the newly built Shangri-La2 Speedway in Tioga Center, NY on Sunday May 16th for the first of two events at the fantastic facility.  The other event will be a 100 lap special held on Sunday, August 1st, currently the first of four Championship events on the tour schedule.  RoC Tour Administrator Andrew Harpell commented, ?They built a first class facility at Shangri-La2 and we are excited to the have the opportunity to compete there.?  ?The effort that was put behind the construction of the facility is simply amazing,? he added.

Oswego Speedway, the home of the Race of Champions Weekend will host two dates with the annual Richie Evans Memorial event slated for Saturday, May 29th and the Race of Champions Weekend scheduled for Sept. 24th and 25th.  This years RoC 200 will be the 60th running of the event with a few exciting announcements coming in the near future.

The staff at Spencer Speedway has certainly added even more excitement to their 2010 RoC tour dates with the fall repaving of the facility.  The popular Rochester area oval is always a favorite stop for the RoC tour and the 2010 dates are sure to be circled on all the team?s calendars.  Spencer Speedway will host the tour on Friday, June 18th and Friday, September 3rd.

The Dunn Tire Raceway Park in the outskirts of Buffalo, NY will again host two RoC events in 2010.  There first will take place as part of the western, New York swing the day after Spencer Speedway on Saturday, Jun 19th.  The annual ?U.S. Open? is tentatively scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 18th and Sunday, September 19th.

One of the most popular venues on the RoC tour is always the ?Bull Ring? at Wyoming County International Speedway.  The traditional 75 lap event is always filled with excitement and usually comes down to the very final lap of the event to determine the outcome.  Once again the speedway will host a 75 lapper on Friday, July 9th.

The RoC Championship Trail will ultimately decide the outcome of the 2010 tour title.  Those four races will take place on Sunday, August 1st at the Shangri La 2 Speedway, Friday, September 3rd at the Spencer Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 19th at the Dunn Tire Raceway Park with the finale taking place on Saturday, September 25th with the 60th running of the Race of Champions 200 at Oswego.

Three time RoC Tour Champion and two-time defending Champion Matt Hirschman is excited about the 2010 tour.  ?It is always nice to travel to new facilities and this year?s schedule has accomplished that,? stated Hirschman.  He added, ?The RoC tour is so competitive and this year will be even more difficult with the new and upgraded facilities that I have yet to race on ? we look forward to the challenge.?

The 2010 Race of Champions Dart Asphalt Modified Tour schedule will certainly provide Modified teams and fans some of the best racing and venues in the northeast.  With new facilities and upgraded facilities combined with familiar historic sites the tour will offer a complete menu of racing in 2010.

Additional dates are pending in the weeks to come.  For additional information please contact the Race of Champions offices at 607-775-5555 or email rocpavement@aol.com.  The official website can be found at www.raceofchampions.net


Date                      Site                                                            Lap                  Region                       

Sun.    4/18          Albany Saratoga Speedway, NY 100                  RoC/MRS combo

Sun.    5/16          Shangri-La 2 Speedway                          75                    Regular Season

Sat.      5/29          Oswego Speedway, NY                            75                    Regular Season         

Fri.      6/18          Spencer Speedway                                  75                    Regular Season

Sat.      6/19          Dunn Tire Raceway Park                        75                    Regular Season

Fri.      7/9            Wyoming County Int.                              75                    Regular Season

Sun.    8/1            Shangri-La 2 Speedway                          100                  Championship

Fri.      9/3            Spencer Speedway                                  100                  Championship

Sun.    9/19          Dunn Tire Raceway Park                        100                  Championship

Sat.      9/25          Oswego Speedway ? 60th R.o.C              200                  Championship


* Chemung Speedrome (date(s) pending)

** schedule dates/laps subject to change ? additions may be added at a later date?     
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:) I think this is a very attractive schedule. New tracks and Well spread out through the season. Just the right amount to go do some serious racing, and still have a life !

Gonna be fun... Join Us !!


Cool schedule. Hope the drive to Albany Saratoga is ok with the regulars. A combo event should be a great show at a neutral site. Would have been cool to have a Saturday night R.o.C. event at Shangri-La 2 the night before Watkins Glen. Good opportunity for some TV & internet exposure with Speed & Speed51.com in the area that weekend. Anyone know if May 16th is SL2 season opening date?