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Utica Rome Speedway Ready To Start A New Chapter

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Utica-Rome Speedway Ready for Ambitious 2017 Schedule Story By: JOHN TIFF / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: OTTO GRAHAM / RACERSGUIDE.COM VERNON, NY –February 16, 2017- After a 2016 season that saw Mother Nature take her toll on the Utica-Rome Speedway, owners Bill and Kim Shea are ready for a fresh start in 2017. The schedule for the speedway is jam packed with some new events as well as old as the track looks to diversify its offerings to reach a wider variety of race fans. New for 2017 is the Chill Factor 40 for the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance DIRTcar…

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY TO HAVE A PRESENCE AT THE NATIONAL PARTS PEDDLER TRADE SHOW THIS WEEKEND

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY TO HAVE A PRESENCE AT THE NATIONAL PARTS PEDDLER TRADE SHOW THIS WEEKEND VERNON, NY-Every fall to begin the off season after a busy race season, race teams, fans, and various race track officials converge at the Center of Progress building at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse NY for the National Parts Peddler Auction and Trade Show. This year, on November 20-22, it will be the 36th edition of the Parts Peddler event as race teams put a stamp on the previous season and start to prepare for the upcoming season. Joining the building…

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY “NEW YORKER” TO BECOME “NEW YORKER RACE OF CHAMPIONS 200”

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY “NEW YORKER” TO BECOME “NEW YORKER RACE OF CHAMPIONS 200” VERNON, NY – In a joint statement Race of Champions steward Joe Skotnicki and Utica-Rome Speedway owners Bill and Kim Shea today announced they have partnered to present the speedway’s annual fall event to be known as the “New Yorker Race of Champions 200” to be held on September 9 -10, 2016. “One of the first goals with acquiring the Race of Champions was to create a marquee signature event within the dirt modified program that recognized, rewarded and was built to become a long standing…

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Decker Closes Late at Utica-Rome Speedway for His Second Super DIRTcar Series Victory of the Season

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Defending series champ charged from 11th, Phelps and Wight complete podium VERNON, N.Y. - June 24, 2015 - Billy Decker scored his second Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series win of the season by tracking down long-time leader Stewart Friesen in the SUNY-Canton 60 at Utica-Rome Speedway Wednesday. Friesen started on the outside pole and led for 50 laps before yielding to Decker, who had been pressuring him since the halfway mark. Friesen quickly came under attack by eventual runner-up Jimmy Phelps and Larry Wight and crossed the line in fourth, but failed to make weight in post-race inspection and was…

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Sheppard leads Super DIRTcar Series to Utica-Rome

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WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – June 22, 2015 – Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series point leader Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, NY will go after his second straight series win Wednesday, June 24 at Utica-Rome Speedway in the “SUNY Canton presents SDS” 100. The event marks the return of the Super DIRTcar Series to Utica-Rome for the first time since 2003. Sheppard is coming off a hard-fought win at Grandview Speedway – his second 2015 series win. Sheppard will be right at home at Utica-Rome where he unofficially took over the regular season point lead from Pat Ward with a third-place finish on…

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MATT SHEPPARD PASSES MATT HULSIZER TO WIN STAMPEDE STEAKHOUSE MODIFIED MAIN AT UTICA-ROME ON GATES-COLE INSURANCE NIGHT

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MATT SHEPPARD PASSES MATT HULSIZER TO WIN STAMPEDE STEAKHOUSE MODIFIED MAIN AT UTICA-ROME ON GATES-COLE INSURANCE NIGHT VERNON, NY- The stars aligned for Matt Sheppard on Gates-Cole Insurance night at the Utica-Rome Speedway. The veteran driver from Waterloo, N.Y., captured the 30-lap Stampede Steakhouse Modified main-event with a late race pass of Matt Hulsizer. It was Sheppard’s second NASCAR Whelen All-American Series win of the 2015 season. Other winners included Claude Hutchings Jr., in the Open Sportsman, AJ Filbeck in the 602 Sportsman and Mike Welch in the Pro Street Stocks. Tim Mayne and Dave Rauscher were the duo brought…

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY MAKES SLIGHT RULE CHANGES TO MODIFIED AND OPEN SPORTSMAN DIVISION

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY MAKES SLIGHT RULE CHANGES TO MODIFIED AND OPEN SPORTSMAN DIVISION VERNON, NY- With the start of the 2015 season rapidly closing in, Utica-Rome Speedway officials have made slight rule modifications to the Stampede Steakhouse Modified and Open Sportsman divisions which will be effective immediately. For 2015, in the Stampede Steakhouse Modifieds all small block powered Modifieds must weigh 2,450 pounds while Big Block Modifieds must weigh 2,500 lbs. All measurements are post-race and the track scales are official. In the Open Sportsman, the open motors will now be allowed to use four barreled carburetors in weekly competition. The…

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY CANCELS PRACTICE SESSION, PREPARES FOR APRIL 19 OPENER

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY CANCELS PRACTICE SESSION, PREPARES FOR APRIL 19 OPENER VERNON, NY- With the wet weather that moved into the region today and the forecast calling for more rain the next couple of days, officials decided to cancel the practice session that was scheduled for this Saturday April 11.  After some consideration, it was decided to not reschedule it to another day. “The recent warm weather has worked wonders with the grounds,” stated new track owner Bill Shea.  “But with our season opener just over a week away, we decided to take full advantage of the good forecast to start…

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SCHEDULING CONFLICT FORCES CANCELLATION OF HIGFAB CHASSIS SEMINAR, SATURDAY’S OPEN PRACTICE STILL ON AS SCHEDULED

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SCHEDULING CONFLICT FORCES CANCELLATION OF HIGFAB CHASSIS SEMINAR, SATURDAY'S OPEN PRACTICE STILL ON AS SCHEDULED VERNON, NY- With the rescheduling of Brett Deyo’s Hard Clay Open at the Orange County Fair Speedway, the HigFab Chassis Seminar that was planned for this Saturday, April 11, has been cancelled. Jerry Higbie and Vinny Salerno were set to host the informational session but both are committed to compete in the early season special and are regretfully unable to participate in the seminar. Anyone who purchased tickets for the seminar can call Kim Shea at (315)794-7805. The Test and Tune session that was scheduled…

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Open House Set to Kick Off Season This Thursday March 26 at Utica-Rome Speedway

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VERNON, NY- This Thursday March 26, an Open House will be held at the Utica-Rome Speedway that will allow competitors and crew members to purchase their NASCAR license for the upcoming season with Hoosier tires also available for purchase.  The event will start at 6 p.m. and go on until 9 p.m.   With the influx of new drivers competing at the speedway this season, the open house will allow anyone to avoid lines on opening day to purchase their NASCAR license beforehand.  A NASCAR license is required for all competitors in any of the weekly events.  Track officials will…

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY PLANS IMPROVED KIDS CLUB AND CHILDREN PRICING FOR THE 2015 SEASON

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY PLANS IMPROVED KIDS CLUB AND CHILDREN PRICING FOR THE 2015 SEASON VERNON, NY- The 2015 season at the Utica-Rome Speedway already looks to exciting, but for kids it will prove to be even more entertaining. The popular Kids Club will be headed up by Dave Kingwater this season, and monthly activities are planned to keep the young race fans involved all season long. In April, a visit from the Oneida County K-9 Unit is planned while May will bring an autograph night featuring MMA fighters. In the month of June, a visit by the Space Walk of Mohawk…

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Modifieds and 602 Sportsman Will be on Hoosier Tires in 2015 at Utica-Rome Speedway

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VERNON, NY- Since 2005, American Racer has been the official tire for the Modifieds at the Utica-Rome Speedway but in 2015 that will change. Hoosier Tire will be the tire brand for the Modifieds and 602 Sportsman for the upcoming season. Since the announcement in mid November of their intention to purchase the Utica-Rome Speedway, Bill and Kim Shea have been hard at work to continue the tradition that outgoing owner Gene Cole set forth and make the Vernon oval a destination for drivers and fan alike. Going back to the traditional body style in the Modifieds was their first…

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