RoC Dirt Sportsman Series and BEI Lightning Series to Co-Sanction Event at Freedom on August 25

BUFFALO, NY – Due to the inclement weather this past Friday, Race of Champions and BEI Lightning Series management have announced that the event scheduled for Friday, August 25 at Freedom Motorsports Park in Delevan, N.Y., will be co-sanctioned, offering points for both series. The BEI Lightning Series Dash and special awards will remain in place for this event.

The Friday, August 25 event will be the first of its kind in the region.

“We think this will be a great option for racers,” stated Joe Skotnicki, Race of Champions steward. “The weather has presented us with more than enough challenges and we are running out of workable dates to reschedule this race yet again. We discussed with the management team of the BEI Lightning Series and we are happy that we were all willing to work together to make this happen.”

The Sportsman race will be presented by Upstate Auto Group and Bellinger Electric, Inc.

Upstate Auto Group provides the Race of Champions Series fueled by Sunoco with a Chevrolet Pace Vehicle as well as all of its transportation requirements. Upstate Auto Group has five dedicated locations to serve you. Visit one of the five locations; Upstate Chevrolet, Upstate Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram or the Upstate Classic Car Center in Attica; Toyota of Batavia (Toyota or Scion) or the Upstate Resale Center located in Holland for all of your car purchasing needs or visit their website;

Bellinger Electric, Inc., is an electrical contracting firm based in Holland, N.Y. featuring residential and industrial electrical installation and repairs.

This will be the Series first visit to Freedom in 2017. Last season Brad Rouse of St. Catharines, Ontario and Chad Chevalier of Port Colborne, Ontario, captured victories at Freedom.

Information in regard to the BEI Lightning Series can be found on their Facebook page at BEILightningSeries. The Race of Champions Dirt 602 Sportsman Modified Series and the BEI Lightning Series compete under the same rules package for 602 Dirt Sportsman racers in the Western New York and Niagara Regions.

Freedom Motorsports Park begins racing at 7:30 pm on Friday, August 25, 2017.

Where: Freedom Motorsports Park
When: Friday, August 25, 2017. Grandstands open at 6:00 pm. Racing at 7:30 pm
Directions: The track is located is just South of Arcade and East of Route 16 at 11099 Marble Springs Rd, Delevan, NY
What: The Race of Champions Dirt 602 Sportsman Modified Series fueled by Sunoco, BEI Lightning Series 40 presented by Upstate Auto Group.
More Information: (716-725-5464) /

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. The 67th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2017 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania as part of Presque Isle Downs and Casino Race of Champions Weekend and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

For more information, contact;
Race of Champions Media at
Follow us on Twitter; Instagram and Facebook; @RoCModSeries or visit our website: