Race of Champions Sportsman Series to Kick Off Season Friday, June 22

OHSWEKEN, ONT – The Race of Champions Dirt 602 Sportsman Modified Series heads to the ultra-modern Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario-Canada for Club 54 Night this Friday, June 22. This will be the opening event for the five race series that reaches throughout the Southern Ontario and Western New York region, giving competitors the opportunity to compete for nearly $30,000 in racing purses and point fund opportunities.

The Ohsweken event begins the chase for Crate Sportsman racers, who saw Chad Chevalier of Port Colborne, Ontario walk off with $1,000 in his pocket after last season’s chase, topping Brad Rouse of St. Catharines, Ontario, who won the championship in 2016.

“This is a fun series for us and this race at Ohsweken (Speedway) is a great opportunity for our fans to come out and support our type of racing,” offered Chevalier, who is the defending Series champion. “We had a great year with the Series last year and it was a lot of fun. That is what racing the Sportsman car is supposed to be about. I think it’s going to be a fun year for us again and offer a nice program for our division. We are definitely proud to be a part of it.”

2017 Rookie-of-the-Year Dylan Davidson of St. Catharines, Ontario is looking forward to another opportunity to race at Ohsweken.

“It’s a great place with a lot of room,” smiled Davidson, who claimed the Rookie of the Year award in 2017. “We are definitely looking forward to this and having a great with year with the Series.”

Chevalier has visited victory lane during the Race of Champions two previous visits to Ohsweken in 2016 and 2017.

The Race of Champions Series joins the weekly action at Ohsweken this Friday, which features all of their exciting weekly divisions and Canada’s home for Sprint Car Racing with the popular 360 Sprint Car division.

Where: Ohsweken Speedway, Ohsweken, Ontario-Canada (Six Nations Reserve)
When: Friday, June 22, 2018. Pit Gates open at 5:30 pm Grandstands open at 6:00 pm, Racing at 7:30 pm
Directions: The track is located is at 1987 Chiefswood Road, Ohskweken, Ontario – just minutes South of the 403 (London/Toronto) and approximately 60-miles Northwest of Buffalo, N.Y. and Fort Erie, Ontario.
What: The Race of Champions Dirt 602 Sportsman Modified Series Club 54 30
More Information: www.ohswekenspeedway.ca (519-717-0023) / 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, Jerico Performance, 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.

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