Utica-Rome Speedway

Williamson and Forward Take Utica Rome Speedway SDW Openers

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Williamson and Forward Take Utica Rome Speedway Story By: Colby Gornewicz/DIRTcar Photos By: Matt Noles/RacersGuide.com DIRTcar Sportsman Glenn Forward led all 25 laps on his way to his first victory of the season at Utica-Rome Speedway Tuesday night. As easy it that sounds, it was far from it for Forward, who was making just his third start of the season at Utica-Rome. Forward actually relinquished the lead to Rocky Warner on the backstretch during lap 17 but a caution for Cedric Gauvreau reverted competition back a lap, giving Forward the lead once again. Warner pounded the back bumper of Forward…

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358-MODIFIED SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES, COLE CUP, AND DIRTCAR SPORTSMAN CLOSE OUT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY SEASON TUESDAY

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THE 358-MODIFIED SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES, COLE CUP FOR 360 SPRINTS, AND DIRTCAR SPORTSMAN CLOSE OUT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY SEASON WITH SPECIAL SUPER DIRT WEEK PREGAME EVENT Story By: John Tiff Jr./Utica-Rome Speedway Photos By: Matt Noles/RacersGuide.com VERNON, NY- Coming up this Tuesday, October 3, is the final on track event of the season for the popular Vernon oval as it kicks off Super DIRT Week with some Tuesday Night Thunder action. A $4,000 to win 100-lap 358-Modified Super DIRTcar Series event, the $3,000 to win Cole Cup for the 360 Sprints, and a $1,000 to win Broedel Energy DIRTcar Sportsman main…

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Warner Pockets $5,000 in Ultimate Sportsman Showdown at Utica-Rome

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Warner Pockets $5,000 in Ultimate Sportsman Showdown at Utica-Rome Story By: John Tiff/Utica-Rome Speedway Photos By: Mike Johnson/RacersGuide.com VERNON, NY – It came down to a race between two of the best in the Sportsman division on Sunday night at the Utica-Rome Speedway in the first ever Ultimate Sportsman Showdown. Rocky Warner and Dave Marcuccilli battled during the 50-lap feature with Warner coming out on top and taking the winner’s share of $5,000. “This is pretty darn good,” said Warner after a roof dance in victory lane. “I got to thank the sponsors that put the money up. I hope…

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ULTIMATE SPORTSMAN SHOWDOWN, PAYING $5,000 TO WIN, COMING THIS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10 AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY

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FIRST EVER ULTIMATE SPORTSMAN SHOWDOWN, PAYING $5,000 TO WIN, COMING THIS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10 AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY Story By: John Tiff/Utica-Rome Speedway Photos By: Jay Fish/RacersGuide.com VERNON, NY- The biggest 602 Crate Sportsman event of the season is set to go this Sunday, September 10, at the Utica-Rome Speedway as Donath Motor Worx, Fastline/FOX Shocks, and Extreme Performance present the Ultimate Sportsman Showdown. Boasting a purse of over $23,000 plus contingencies, the winner of the 50-lap main event will take $5,000 with a minimum of $500 to start the feature event. This will be a stand-alone one division show. Heat…

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LARRY WIGHT MAKES A RARE APPEARANCE AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY, ENDS MATT SHEPPARD’S SIX WIN STREAK

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LARRY WIGHT MAKE A RARE APPEARANCE AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY, ENDS MATT SHEPPARD’S SIX WIN STREAK Story By: John Tiff/Utica-Rome Speedway Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff VERNON, NY- When Larry Wight pulled into Utica-Rome Speedway this past Sunday, August 27, he had no plans on racing. He came in to fill in as crew chief for teammate Pat Ward, but after borrowing a fire suit and Ward’s backup car, Wight found himself in victory lane on Excell Motorsports night. Wight’s win ended Matt Sheppard’s six race win streak at the Vernon oval. 13-year-old Charlie Tibbitts took home his first-ever Broedel Energy…

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY SET TO ROCK AND ROLL WITH ANOTHER EXCITING PROGRAM THIS SUNDAY

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY SET TO ROCK AND ROLL WITH ANOTHER EXCITING PROGRAM THIS SUNDAY Story By: John Tiff/Utica-Rome Speedway Photos By: Otto Graham/RacersGuide.com VERNON, NY- The 2017 season at Utica-Rome Speedway is rapidly coming to a close, with only two-point events left including this Sunday’s August 27 program, and the track championship picture should clear up after this Sunday. Excell Motorsports is set to present another fantastic program of high speed short track racing featuring the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds, Broedel Energy Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and Rookie Sportsman. When the 2017 campaign began back in April, Matt Sheppard was tied for…

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SHEPPARD CONTINUES UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY DOMINANCE

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MATT SHEPPARD CONTINUES UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY DOMINANCE BY TAKING TWO WINS ON NIGHT OF LEGENDS THIS PAST SUNDAY Story By: John Tiff/Utica-Rome Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com VERNON, NY- Matt Sheppard’s assault on the Utica-Rome Speedway record book continued this past Sunday evening, August 20, as he took his fifth consecutive win in the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds, at the Vernon oval. Sheppard then scored his second win by taking the King of Dirt 358-Modified Series win, which was his 40th career win at Utica-Rome. Rocky Warner was winner in King of Dirt/DIRTcar East Sportsman Series while Rob Yetman took the…

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KOD SERIES TRIPLE-HEADER PLUS MODIFIEDS HIGHLIGHT NIGHT OF LEGENDS SUNDAY AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY

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KING OF DIRT SERIES TRIPLEHEADER PLUS MODIFIEDS HIGHLIGHT ANNUAL NIGHT OF LEGENDS THIS SUNDAY AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY Story By: John Tiff/Utica-Rome Speedway Photos By: Otto Graham/RacersGuide.com VERNON, NY- A huge show of racing is planned for this Sunday, August 20, at the Utica-Rome Speedway as the speedway honors its past with the annual Night of Legends. On tap is the always exciting Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds, but King of Dirt Series tripleheader. All three of the King of Dirt Series, the 358-Modifieds, Sportsman, and Pro Stocks, will be on hand plus the rain delayed King of Dirt Pro Stock main event…

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THE MAGIC CONTINUES FOR MATT SHEPPARD AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY

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THE MAGIC CONTINUES FOR MATT SHEPPARD AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY AS HE PASSES MARC JOHNSON IN FINAL TURN FOR THE VICTORY Story By: John Tiff/Utica-Rome Speedway Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff VERNON, NY- On a beautiful night for racing that saw dozens of kids receive free backpacks and school supplies from the Bobby Page Foundation, fans were treated to another thrilling night of racing on Parks Paving and Wilber-Duck Chevrolet night. Matt Sheppard led the last 30 feet of the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modified main event to collect his 38th career win while Dave Moyer was the victor in the Broedel…

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HOT SUMMER NIGHT RACING ACTION CONTINUES THIS SUNDAY AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY

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HOT SUMMER NIGHT RACING ACTION CONTINUES THIS SUNDAY AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY PLUS ANNUAL BACKPACK GIVEAWAY FOR KIDS Story By: John Tiff/Utica-Rome Speedway Photos By: Matt Noles/RacersGuide.com VERNON, NY- Utica-Rome Speedway roars back into action this Sunday, August 13, with another big show of DIRTcar weekly racing featuring the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds, Broedel Energy Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and Rookie Sportsman. Also, as a special treat for the kids getting ready to go back to school, it will be the 2nd Annual Back to School Backpack Giveaway presented the Bobby Page Foundation and the Utica-Rome Speedway Kids Club. At intermission, 55…

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SHEPPARD RACES TO HIS FIFTH UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY WIN OF THE YEAR

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MATT SHEPPARD RACES TO HIS FIFTH UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY WIN OF THE YEAR THIS PAST SUNDAY Story By: John Tiff/Utica-Rome Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com VERNON, NY- This past Sunday, August 6, Matt Sheppard inherited the lead on lap 19 of the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modified main event when leader Danny Varin’s night went up in smoke to collect his 37th Utica-Rome Speedway of his career. A daring last lap pass gave Matt Janczuk his first Broedel Energy Sportsman win of the year while Mike Welch took his fourth Pro Stock checkered flag this season. Jimmy Moyer also found victory lane as…

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ANOTHER EXCITING WEEKLY SHOW PLUS AUTOGRAPH NIGHT PLANNED THIS SUNDAY AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY

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ANOTHER EXCITING WEEKLY SHOW PLUS AUTOGRAPH NIGHT PLANNED THIS SUNDAY AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY Story By: John Tiff/Utica-Rome Speedway Photos By: Jay Fish/RacersGuide.com VERNON, NY- The final full month of weekly racing starts this Sunday, August 6, when Federated Auto Parts and Gates-Cole Auto Insurance present another exciting show. On tap is the powerful Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds plus the Broedel Energy Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and Novice Sportsman. Also, the fan favorite on track Autograph Night is also planned. Matt Sheppard has continued his mastery of the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modified field this season as he is again leading the point…

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SHEPPARD PASSES VARIN TO TAKE ANOTHER UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY WIN

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MATT SHEPPARD PASSES BOBBY VARIN TO TAKE ANOTHER UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY WIN, ROCKY WARNER, SHANE HENDERSON, AND TOM JUNO ALSO SCORE VICTORIES Story By: John Tiff/Utica-Rome Speedway Photos By: Jay Fish & Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com VERNON, NY- A picture perfect day greeted fans this past Sunday July 30, and they were treated to some great racing action on Gates-Cole Auto Insurance and the Gene Kotary Memorial night. Matt Sheppard took his fourth win of the season the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds, while Rocky Warner also collected his fourth Broedel Energy Sportsman win of 2017. Shane Henderson nipped Mike Welch for his first…

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MODIFIEDS RETURN TO ACTION THIS SUNDAY AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY,

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MODIFIEDS RETURN TO ACTION THIS SUNDAY AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY, GENE KOTARY MEMORIAL RAISE THE ANTE FOR PRO STOCKS Story By: John Tiff/Utica-Rome Speedway Photos By: Otto Graham/RacersGuide.com VERNON, NY- After a scheduled week off, the night DIRTcar Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds are back this Sunday July 30 at Utica-Rome Speedway for an exciting weekly show along with the Broedel Energy Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Novice Sportsman. The action-packed night, presented by Gates-Cole Auto Insurance and the Gene Kotary Memorial, will begin at 7 p.m. with gates opening at 4:30 p.m. In memory of Gene Kotary, the Gene Kotary Memorial is…

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DOUBLE MODIFIED FEATURES PLUS $1,000 TO WIN MIKE MARTIN MEMORIAL FOR SPORTSMAN HIGHLIGHT @ UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY SUNDAY

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DOUBLE MODIFIED FEATURES PLUS $1,000 TO WIN MIKE MARTIN MEMORIAL FOR SPORTSMAN HIGHLIGHT ACTION AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY THIS SUNDAY Story By: John Tiff/Utica-Rome Speedway Photos By: Otto Graham/RacersGuide.com VERNON, NY- This Sunday, July 16, Lalonde Electric and VP Racing Fuels will present a huge show of DIRTcar racing that will feature two 30-lap Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modified features plus the Mike Martin Memorial $1,000 to win event for the Broedel Energy Sportsman. The Pro Stocks and Novice Sportsman will also be in competition on this exciting night of racing. The best part for the fans is that they will get…

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Super Sunday At Utica Rome Speedway Up Next

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SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES FOR MODIFIEDS, EMPIRE SUPER SPRINT SPEEDWEEK FINALE, SPORTSMAN, AND FIREWORKS ALL PART OF HUGE SHOW THIS SUNDAY AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY Press Release By: John Tiff / Utica Rome Speedway Media Photos By: Jeff Clemons / Racersguide.com VERNON, NY- June 29, 2017- This Sunday, July 2, a huge holiday triple header is scheduled at Utica-Rome Speedway when two of the premier series in the northeast visits the Vernon oval when the Super DIRTcar Series for the Big Block Modifieds and the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints join a weekly program of Broedel Energy Sportsman.  The ESS event is…

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Mahaney and Ward Hope to Use Home Track Advantage at Utica-Rome

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New Yorker 100 Set for July 2 at Vernon, NY Half-Mile Story By: Clayton Johns / Super DIRTcar Series Media Photos By: Dave Dalesandro / Racersguide.com CONCORD, N.C. - June 23, 2017 - When the Super DIRTcar Series rolls into Utica-Rome Speedway, a number of home track drivers will attempt to use their knowledge from weekly competition as an advantage in the New Yorker 100. Chief among that list are full-time Series regulars Mike Mahaney and Pat Ward. Mahaney, a King Ferry, NY native, is looking forward to racing at the big Vernon, NY half-mile. It's a change of pace…

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY $1,000 TO WIN MIKE MARTIN MEMORIAL FOR SPORTSMAN ON TAP

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DOUBLE FEATURES FOR GATES-COLE AUTO INSURANCE MODIFIEDS HIGHLIGHT HUGE SHOW THIS SUNDAY AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY Press Release By: John Tiff / Utica Rome Speedway Media Photos By: Jeff & Matt Clemons / Racersguide.com VERNON, NY- June 23, 2017- Fans attending Utica-Rome Speedway this Sunday, June 25, were already going to be treated to some great DIRTcar sanctioned action that included the second annual Mike Martin Memorial for the Broedel Energy Sportsman, which will pay $1,000 to the winner, but also the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds, Pro Stocks, and Novice Sportsman.  And thanks to Mother Nature this past Sunday, fans will…

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Rocky Rules KOD Sportsman At Utica Rome

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ROCKY WARNER DOMINATES TO SCORE BIG KING OF DIRT WIN WHILE JEFF TROMBLEY TAKES CRSA SPRINT WIN Story By: JOHN TIFF / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: RANDY MALLETT / HAMMERDOWN PHOTO VERNON, NY-June 19, 2017- Mother Nature forced Utica-Rome Speedway officials run a fast-paced show to attempt to get the full show in on Community Car Wash and Bill Herrig Auto Parts night.  The CSRA Sprint event saw Jeff Trombley score the win while Rocky Warner dominated the King of Dirt Sportsman Series event. The Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds and the King of Dirt Pro Stock Series event…

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BIG FATHERS DAY SHOW PLANNED FOR UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY

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THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 18, WITH KING OF DIRT SPORTSMAN AND PRO STOCK SERIES, CRSA SPRINTS, AND GATES-COLE AUTO INSURANCE MODIFIEDS ALL IN ACTION Press Release By: JOHN TIFF / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM VERNON, NY- June 15, 2017- After a two-week hiatus due to a rainout and the speedway’s first ever motocross event, action is set to return to the spacious half-mile oval at the Utica-Rome Speedway this Sunday, June 18, in a big way.  Community Car Wash and Bill Herrig Auto Parts will present the King of Dirt Series for both the Sportsman…

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Utica Rome Speedway Set For Go Nuclear Late Models

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A-VERDI STORAGE CONTAINERS AND WILBER-DUCK CHEVROLET PRESENTS A FULL WEEKLY SHOW PLUS GO NUCLEAR LATE MODELS AND NOVICE SPORTSMAN Press Release By: JOHN TIFF / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: OTTO GRAHAM / RACERSGUIDE.COM VERNON, NY- June 1, 2017- The month of June at the Utica-Rome Speedway kicks off with another action-packed show of DIRTcar action on Sunday, June 4, when A-Verdi Storage Containers and Wilber-Duck Chevrolet presents the return of the GO Nuclear Late Model Series plus the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds, Broedel Energy Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and Novice Sportsman. The GO Nuclear Late Model Series will return…

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SHEPPARD SCORES CAREER WIN #34 PASSING RICHIE EVANS ON ALL-TIME LIST AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY

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MATT SHEPPARD SCORES CAREER WIN #34 PASSING RICHIE EVANS ON ALL-TIME LIST ON THE WILD ANIMAL PARK/BROEDEL ENERGY NIGHT AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY Story By: John Tiff/Utica-Rome Speedway Photos By: RacersGuide.com Photo Staff VERNON, NY – Matt Sheppard continues to make history at the Utica-Rome Speedway. The Waterloo, N.Y., made more of it on The Wild Animal Park/Broedel Energy Night. The defending Gates-Cole Auto Insurance DIRTcar Modified champion earned career win #34 on Sunday. The win put him in front of Utica-Rome Speedway legend Riche Evans on the all-time win list. Mike Welch captured the win in the DIRTcar Pro Stock…

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Empire Super Sprints Start A New Memorial Weekend Tradition

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Will Spend Memorial Weekend at Canandaigua and Utica-Rome! Press Release By: DEAN REYNOLDS / ESS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF   SYRACUSE, NY – May 26, 2017- It will now be a new Memorial Weekend tradition, the stars and cars from the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will visit the Canandaigua Motorsports Park and since 2003, the Utica-Rome Speedway. At Canandaigua on Saturday night, a special increased purse will see the sprints go 25 laps for $2,500 to win, $1,500 for second and $1,000 for third. The event will be the first…

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Blockbuster Night Of Action Set For Utica Rome Speedway

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THE WILD ANIMAL PARK AND BROEDEL ENERGY PRESENTS HUGE SHOW OF SHOW LUCAS OIL EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS, GATES-COLE AUTO INSURANCE MODIFIEDS, BROEDEL ENERGY SPORTSMAN, AND PRO STOCKS Press Release By: JOHN TIFF / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM VERNON, NY- May 26, 2017-Race fans know what Memorial Day Weekend means at the Utica-Rome Speedway, and that is the invasion of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints, who will join a full show of Gates-Cole Auto Insurance DIRTcar Modifieds, Broedel Energy DIRTcar Sportsman, and DIRTcar Pro Stocks.  This Sunday’s May 28 program will be presented by…

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Demolition Derby Caps Off Night Of Action At Utica Rome Speedway

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NOVICE SPORTSMAN AND DEMOLITION DERBY JOIN WEEKLY SHOW THIS SUNDAY AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY Press Release By: JOHN TIFF / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: MATT NOLES/ RACERSGUIDE.COM VERNON, NY- May 5, 2017- This Sunday, May 7, race number three of the young 2017 season is scheduled at the Utica-Rome Speedway when Wilber-Duck Chevrolet presents an exciting show of Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds, Broedel Energy DIRTcar Sportsman, DIRTcar Pro Stocks, and Novice Sportsman.  The King’s Crash’em and Smash’em Demolition Derby originally scheduled from April 2 will also take place once all the racing action is completed. Matt Sheppard, the defending…

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MATT SHEPPARD TAKES FIRST UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY WIN OF THE SEASON

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ROCKY WARNER AND ROBBIE SPEED TAKE BIG SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES WINS Story By: JOHN TIFF / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF VERNON, NY- May 1, 2017- On a bitter cold spring evening this past Sunday April 30, the fans were treated to another exciting night of action on Wilber-Duck Chevrolet night that saw some late race fireworks and late race charges to the win.  Matt Sheppard found himself in familiar territory as he took the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modified win while Rocky Warner made a late race pass of leader Dave Marcuccilli to win the DIRTcar Sportsman…

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KING OF DIRT RACING HEADED TO UTICA

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KOD/DIRTcar East Region Opens May 14th Story By: ROB HAZER / KING OF DIRT SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MATT CLEMONS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Fonda, NY.- May 1, 2017– In just two weeks time the record setting King Of Dirt Racing Series will open their season at Utica Rome Speedway in Vernon, NY kicking off a historical partnership with DIRTcar racing, as the KOD/DIRTcar East Sportsman will be joined by the KOD Pro Stocks to begin an ambitious 2017 season. It has quickly become tradition that track owners/promoters Bill and Kim Shea host King Of Dirt Racing for the season opener and…

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Super DIRTcar Sportsman and Pro Stock Join The Action At Utica Rome

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SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES FOR SPORTSMAN AND PRO STOCKS JOIN MODIFIEDS THIS SUNDAY NIGHT AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY, START TIME PUSHED BACK TO 6 P.M. Press Release By: JOHN TIFF / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: JEFF & MATT CLEMONS / RACERSGUIDE.COM VERNON, NY- April 28, 2017- After beginning the 2017 season this past Sunday, Utica-Rome Speedway is again ready for another exciting night of short track dirt racing this Sunday, April 30, as the Super DIRTcar Series for both the Sportsman and Pro Stocks makes their long-awaited return to the Vernon oval after a 13-year hiatus.  They will be joined by…

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DIRTcar Sportsman Series Opens This Weekend

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DIRTcar Sportsman Series Opens This Weekend Fulton and Utica-Rome Kickoff New Regional Format Story By: Clayton Johns/DIRTcar  Photos By: Matt Noles/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, N.C. - April 26, 2017 - The DIRTcar Sportsman Series will see the green flag for the first time in 2017 with a pair of regional tour races in Central New York this weekend. The upcoming campaign marks the first year for the series' new regional format, which features four distinct geographic regions. Drivers from all four regions will combine for a culminating six-race stretch in September and October to declare an overall series champion. The DIRTcar Sportsman…

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Wolfe And Wight Take Utica Rome Speedway Opener Laurals

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LUCAS WOLFE USES LAST LAP PASS IN FINAL TWIN 20 LAP A-MAIN TO BECOME GLADIATOR WINNER, LARRY WIGHT TAKES OPENING NIGHT MODIFIED WIN Story By: JOHN TIFF / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM VERNON, NY - April 24, 2017- Lucas Wolfe walked out of Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday night as the overall Gladiator Champion after a pair of hard fought 20 lap features.  Wolfe finished third in the first A-Main before an impressive slide job on the final lap to beat Chuck Hebing in the second feature to take the win.  The combined results put…

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Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Kicks off 2017 Season

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The 35th Season for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Kicks off this Weekend at Outlaw and Utica-Rome Speedways! Story By: DEAN REYNOLDS / ESS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF   SYRACUSE, NY – April 19, 2017- It’s been since October 22nd that he winged warriors from the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) has graced the dirt surface.  That date they were at the Outlaw Speedway and this Friday they return to the Dundee, NY oval to see the first green flag waved on the 35th season.  Then on Sunday it’s the first ever Gladiator Twin 20’s…

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Utica Rome Speedway Set To Kick Off 2017 Season

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY SET TO OPEN THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 23, WITH WEEKLY SHOW IN RETURN TO DIRTCAR PLUS GLADIATOR TWIN 20’S FOR 360 SPRINTS Story By: JOHN TIFF / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF VERNON, NY- April 17, 2017- It has been seemingly a long offseason since the final checkered flag ended the 2016 season back on October 4, but that will come to an end this coming Sunday, April 23, when Budweiser presents the 56th Season Opener.  A huge night is planned with the first ever running of the Gladiator Twin 20’s for the 360 Sprints…

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Utica Rome Speedway Sportsman Division Name Title Sponsor

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BROEDEL ENERGY RETURNS AS THE OFFICIAL FUEL SUPPLIER OF UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY AND TITLE SPONSOR FOR THE DIRTCAR SPORTSMAN Story By: JOHN TIFF / UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: JAY FISH / RACERSGUIDE.COM VERNON, NY- April 7, 2017- Utica-Rome Speedway is proud the return of Broedel Energy as a marketing partner and the Official Fuel Supplier for the second consecutive season.  Broedel Energy will take over as the title sponsor of the popular DIRTcar Sportsman division, which will now be labeled as the Broedel Energy DIRTcar Sportsman for the 2017 season. Since 2001, the Hubbardsville NY based Broedel Energy has…

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KING OF DIRT 358 MODIFIEDS LAND FAMILIAR TITLE SPONSOR

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Elmo’s Speed Supply Boosts Small Block Point Battle Press Release By: ROB HAZER / KOD SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM Fonda, NY- March 14, 2017 – Anticipation for the first ever King Of Dirt Small Block Modified tour is through the roof. Drivers from all over the Northeast are making plans to throw down for the crown. Thanks to Elmo’s Speed Supply in Ballston Lake, NY they’ll have a plentiful bounty for their eight-race effort. Father-son duo of Elmo and Chris Reckner have long supported dirt track racing throughout the Capital District. Their support includes the Northeast Crate…

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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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