BUFFALO, NY – Over the course of the Canada Day Holiday weekend, Race of Champions 602 Dirt Sportsman Modified Series presented by Product 9 racers will have the opportunity to compete close to home, in two races, on back-to-back nights at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario and Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario, with back-to-back $1,000-to-win races that kick-off the 6 race 2019 series campaign. The doubleheader weekend will fill racers and fans plates as they celebrate and enjoy a holiday weekend jam packed with exciting racing.
The Series makes its traditional Holiday weekend stop at Humberstone Speedway as part of the Canada Day $1,000-to-Win Showdown on Sunday, June 30, before moving just down the road for the Monday, July 1 Canada Day event at Merrittville Speedway.
Each track presents racers with a unique set of challenges along with solid purses for racers in their two nights of racing.
“This is an exciting series and a lot of fun,” stated Brad Rouse of Saint Catharines, Ontario, who is the defending Series champion. “We have a bunch of great racers to compete that make it very competitive. We are looking forward to getting things going and having an exciting Series. Hopefully, we can put it all together again and repeat as champions.”
Humberstone Speedway swings into action at 6:30 pm on Sunday, June 30, with Merrittville Speedway coming to life on Monday, July 1 at 7:00 pm.
Where: New Humberstone Speedway
When: Sunday, June 30, 2019. Grandstands open at 4:30 pm. Racing at 6:30 pm
Directions: The track is located is just a short drive from Niagara Falls and St. Catherines, Ontario as well as just 20-miles from downtown Buffalo and the Peace Bridge at 1716 HWY 3 in Port Colborne, Ontario.
What: The Race of Champions Dirt 602 Sportsman Modified Series presented by Product 9 Canada Day $1,000-to-Win Showdown
More Information: www.humberstonespeedway.com (905-834-4002) / www.rocmodifiedseries.com
Where: Merrittville Speedway, Thorold, Ontario
When: Monday, July 1, 2019. Pit Gates open at 5:00 pm Grandstands open at 5:30 pm, Racing at 7:00 pm
Directions: The track is located just West of Niagara Falls on HWY 50.
What: Graybar Electrical & Schneider Electric present Canada Day Fireworks
More Information: www.merrittvillespeedway.com (905-892-8266) / www.rocmodifiedseries.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, Wilwood Engineering, 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.