Story By: RACE OF CHAMPIONS – NORTH EAST, PA – Lake Erie Speedway and Race of Champions management are prepared to offer fans a “flex” schedule in case it is needed to give fans and participants an opportunity to see the entire show on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27 as part of Presque Isle Downs & Casino Race of Champions Weekend at Lake Erie Speedway.
Utilizing a “flex” schedule means management may adjust the schedule in the event of any situation that may occur to ensure that the racing program will take place. This could mean the race starts earlier, later or qualifying programs are adjusted to accommodate an earlier start time for feature racing activity. Several other facilities and series commonly use “flex” scheduling to accommodate their customers.
The “flex” schedule option will be used, only if necessary and any adjustments to the schedule will be posted one-hour prior to events changing on all forms of track and series social media, along with Public Address announcements at the track. “Flex” scheduling may adjust the start time and order of events, in order to give everyone an opportunity to accommodate everyone.
At this point, everything remains on schedule as planned and announced, however, management of the Track and the Series wanted to let fans know there is an alternative plan, should adjustments become necessary to complete either day of racing.
TOM CASAGRANDE INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME; ONE OTHER INDUCTEE TO BE REVEALED
Tom Casagrande of Drums, Pa., will be inducted into the Race of Champions Hall of Fame on Sunday, September 27, 2020 as part of the pre-race ceremonies for 70th Annual Race of Champions 250.
Casagrande, who won the 2008 and 2011 Factory Stock races was a fan favorite. His home track, Evergreen Raceway in St. Johns, Pa., held an extremely successful Memorial event earlier this season in Casagrande’s honor. Casagrande passed on May 20 of this year after battling an illness. His passion was short track stock car racing and he is missed by his family, friends and the entire racing community. He will now be a member of the Race of Champions Hall of Fame and legacy of events forever.
The second Race of Champions Hall of Fame inductee will be revealed on Sunday, September 27 as part of the pre-race ceremonies for the platinum edition running of the prestigious event. The recipient has been a staple in the Modified ranks for several decades, a cheerleader for the sport and involved to this day. The individuals dedication to the sport has been unrivaled.