Race of Champions (modified racing)
The Race of Champions is a yearly stock car race using modified race cars. The Race of Champions is the successor to the Langhorne National Open, and uses the 1951-1971 opens as the first 21 RoC events. Champions from weekly racetracks throughout the Northeast and Southeast are awarded guaranteed starting positions. Large fields of cars from many states attempt to qualify for each Race of Champions.
The 1972-76 RoC events were held at Trenton Speedway. Five different drivers won the five RoC events at Trenton. From 1977 to 1991, Pocono Raceway hosted the Race of Champions. From 1977 to 1979, the race was held on the 2.5 mile triangular superspeedway; from 1980 to 1991, the three-quarter-mile infield oval was used. Richie Evans and George Kent were the leading winners, each winning two of the fifteen RoC events at Pocono. In 1992, the Race of Champions was moved to Flemington Raceway, where it stayed through 1995. In 1996, the race moved to its current home at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, New York.
- Past Modified Winners page of Race of Champions website , retrieved 9 May 2007.