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KOD/DIRTcar East Region Supported By Mike Romano / Andy’s Speed Shop

Press Release By: ROB HAZER / KING OF DIRT SERIES MEDIA

Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF

Fonda, NY – May 8, 2017– As King Of Dirt Racing approaches the season opener May 14th at Utica Rome Speedway things are happening in a flurry beginning with news today that Mike Romano and Andy’s Speed Shop will support the KOD/DIRTcar East Region Sportsman series making all events a minimum of $1,250 to win.

Romano is one of those famous racing family names that drivers, fans, officials, and promoters just know. While it needs no introduction, the name carries with it a series of accomplishments such as hall of fame, feature winner, champion driver, championship car owner, promoter, successful businessman, and major supporter of dirt track racing.

As one of the most prominent places to get your race gear on, Andy’s Speed Shop nestled in Johnstown New York has become a large part of racing in the Capital District. While it took a little patience, Mike Romano stepped right up when the time came to join the King Of Dirt Racing family of marketing partners.

“As I was catching up on things it was important to me to find a spot for Mike that would give him a good spotlight opportunity for Andy’s Speed Shop. We had discussed a few ideas and maybe something unique, but at the end of the day it was about making sure his support was noticed. When I mentioned the opportunity available to be one of the presenting sponsors on the Sportsman side of things, he didn’t hesitate,” said Rob Hazer, King Of Dirt Racing Promoter.

Andy’s Speed Shop will support each event with a $250 bonus. This makes each race during the KOD/DIRTcar East Region tour worth a minimum of $1,250 to win. The Northeast Crate Nationals at Albany-Saratoga, one of the Speed Shop’s home tracks, will include this support also and traditionally has one of the largest purses of the season for Sportsman competitors.

Another race Andy’s Speed Shop support will offer a higher payday for drivers is during the Green Mountain State Clash at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on May 28th. Mike Bruno and company had already offered a $1,200 payday and with Romano’s support that event will be worth $1,450.
“Mike came on board last season and gives product away at the banquet. He’s also where drivers can go to turn in Hoosier Tire Certificates. I wanted to make sure working with both speed shops that there were no conflicts from a marketing standpoint. He was real patient and in the end I think everyone is happy and what he’s doing for the drivers is conducive to what we do at KOD in general. I along with everyone else appreciate that,” concluded Rob Hazer.

Andy’s Speed Shop is located at 553 South Comrie Ave in Johnstown, NY. They can be found on the web at www.andys-speedshop.com, as well as on Facebook.

Sportsman will compete for $1,250 to win and $100 to start, while the Pro Stock division will compete for $850 to win and $50 to start. King Of Dirt Racing rules will apply for both divisions, which Sportsman are based off DIRTcar rules and Pro Stocks are Crate Motors Only. $20 entry fee for all drivers competing in KOD events.

Admission prices for the evening are $16 for adults, $13 for senior, military, or students, and kids under 16 are free. Pit admission is $27 with a license and $30 without. For more information visit www.uticaromespeedway.com.

With the schedule now set and the rules up on the website, it’s only a matter of time before a very busy season of racing gets underway for King Of Dirt Racing.


2017 KING OF DIRT RACING SMALL BLOCK MODIFIED SCHEDULE

06/13/17 Devil’s Bowl Speedway West Haven, VT 40 Laps

07/09/17 Utica Rome Speedway Vernon, NY 40 Laps

07/30/17 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon, NY 35 Laps

08/20/17 Utica Rome Speedway Vernon, NY 40 Laps

09/08/17 Albany Saratoga Speedway Malta, NY 40 Laps

09/09/17 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon, NY 35 Laps

09/15/17 Albany Saratoga Speedway Malta, NY 40 Laps

09/23/17 Fonda Speedway Fonda, NY 40 Laps
2017 KING OF DIRT RACING SPORTSMAN SCHEDULE (DIRTcar East Region)

05/14/17 Utica Rome Speedway Vernon, NY 30 Laps

05/28/17 Devil’s Bowl Speedway West Haven, VT 35 Laps

07/15/17 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon, NY 30 Laps

08/15/17 Albany Saratoga Speedway Malta, NY 30 Laps

08/20/17 Utica Rome Speedway Vernon, NY 30 Laps

08/31/17 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon, NY 30 Laps

09/08/17 Albany Saratoga Speedway Malta, NY 100 Laps

09/22/17 Fonda Speedway Fonda, NY 30 Laps
2017 KING OF DIRT RACING PRO STOCK SCHEDULE

05/14/17 Utica Rome Speedway Vernon, NY 30 Laps

06/02/17 Albany Saratoga Speedway Malta, NY 30 Laps

07/07/17 Albany Saratoga Speedway Malta, NY 30 Laps

08/20/17 Utica Rome Speedway Vernon, NY 30 Laps

08/26/17 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon, NY 30 Laps

09/17/17 Devil’s Bowl Speedway West Haven, VT 29 Laps

 

For more information on the King Of Dirt Racing Series visit on the web at www.kingofdirtracing.com.

You can also find King Of Dirt via Twitter @kodracingseries or @kodracing.

Look for KOD also on Instagram @kingofdirtracing or on Facebook www.facebook.com/kingofdirtracing.

Follow King Of Dirt Racing Series happenings via Instagram @kingofdirtracing.

For more information on DIRTcar Racing visit www.dirtcar.com.
KING OF DIRT RACING is brought to you in part by sponsors and partners that include: Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Fonda Speedway, Lebanon Valley Speedway, Utica Rome Speedway, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, A-1 Installers, Andy’s Speed Shop, Beyea Custom Headers & Exhaust, Bicknell Racing Products, Bill McGaffin Photography, Bruno’s Towing & Recovery, Buff’s Auto Service, Burt’s Tree Service, Central NY Motorsports, Dean’s Electrical Service, DE Signs & Designs, Dirt Track Digest, DKM Fabrication, DMC Racing Products, Dodson Construction, Electric City Taxi, Elmo’s Auto Body, Elmo’s Speed Supply, Extreme Speed & Performance, Fast Axle, Fastline Performance, Flach Performance Products, Fox Racing Shocks, HICO Fabrication, Herrington Farms Inc., Hoosier Racing Tire, J-Tees Screen Printing, Lazzaro’s Auto Body, Macedon Parts Plus, Mayhem Motorsports, Moore 2 Music Entertainment, Mueller & Sons Towing/Recovery, NAPA Auto Parts Of Gloversville/Johnstown, Next Generation Roofing, PFC Brakes, R3 Graphics, Race Pro Weekly, Racers Guide, Redline Graphics, Saratoga Masonry, Simplicity Designs, Speed’s Garage, Stone Motorsports.

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