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 next week and let the speedway dry out some more. The last thing we want to do is chase track conditions for the first few weeks of the season because we got on it to early.”
The 2015 season at the “Action Track of the East” kicks off on Sunday April 19 with an exciting night of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing presented by Tri Valley Beverage. The Stampede Steakhouse Modifieds will compete in Twin 20 lap features, each paying $2,000 to win while the 602 Sportsman, Open Sportsman, and Pro Street Stocks will round out the action with regular events. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m. For more information, log on towww.uticaromespeedway.com or call the speedway office at (315) 829-4557.