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Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend

Erie Sports Commission

The 70th Annual Race of Champions Weekend will be held at Lake Erie Speedway September 25 through September 27!

Logo Stacked GT4The three-day event is the final event of the Race of Champions’ 2020 asphalt racing calendar. The event is the second-longest consecutive-running auto racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500. This marks the return of the event to Erie for the fourth consecutive year.

Event festivities will get underway on Friday, September 25 with practice beginning for approximately 100 top racing teams from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Events continue Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27 with the Sportsman Modifieds, Super Stocks, Late Models and the finale, the 70th Annual Race of Champions 250.

Learn more about the event series here

TICKETS    SCHEDULE     HOST HOTELS

 

Schedule:

Friday, Sept. 25: 

1 p.m.: pit gates open for practices
4 p.m. - dusk: practice by division
5:15 p.m - Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series
6:15 pm -  Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series Qualifying Races (6-laps)
TBD - Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series B-Main (8-laps)
Final Session of Night - Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series Feature (20-laps)

Saturday, Sept. 26: 

Racing will include the Race of Champions Asphalt Sportsman Modified Series in the 54-lap “Crown Royal” Classic tribute to Joe Reilly event. The Race of Champions Super Stock Series will compete in a 40-lap event that will complete their season. The Saturday event schedule is still being assembled in completion due to the change, however the gates will open at 10:00 am, with practice beginning at 12:00 pm (Noon) and qualifying beginning at 2:30 pm. 

10 a.m.: pit gates open
12 p.m.: practice by division/ grandstands open
2:30 p.m.: qualifying begins
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm “KIDS RoC” Race of Champions Kid’s Club Ice Cream Social
Immediately following the conclusion of qualifying:
- Invocation and anthem
- Late model feature "Rick Wylie" 48
- Four cylinder dash series feature 2 (25 laps)
- Super stock series national parts peddler 40
- TQ midget feature (20 laps)
- Sportsman modified series tribute to Joe Reilly Crown Royal Classic "54"

Sunday, Sept. 27:

The featured event will be the running of the 70th Annual “Race of Champions 250”. The  event schedule is still being assembled in completion due to the change, however the gates will open at 9:00 am, with practice beginning at 11:30 am and qualifying beginning at 1:15 pm. 

11:30 a.m.: practice by division
1:15 p.m.: qualifying begins
4:00 p.m. (approximate): 70th Annual Race of Champions 250

Host Hotels: 

Home2 Suites by Hilton
8035 Oliver Rd.
Erie, PA 16509
814-315-4325
Rate: $99/night plus tax
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SpringHill Suites
2087 Interchange Rd.
Erie, PA 16509
814-864-5000
Rate: $99/night plus tax
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Courtyard Erie Bayfront Hotel
2 Sassafras Pier
Erie, PA 16507
814-636-1005
Rate: $119/night plus tax
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Hampton Inn Erie - South
8050 Old Oliver Rd.
Erie, PA 16509
814-866-6800
Rate: $129/night plus tax
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