THE ENERGY LEADER
The Home of Heroes Book
To Order by mail:
Contact - Connie Plows Telephone 315-822-6347 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will accept checks or money orders made payable to: Utica Rome Speedway LLC
Mailing Address: PO Box 489
West Winfield, NY 13491
Book Price = $55.00
Shipping & Handling Charge United States = $10.00
Shipping & Handling Charge Canada = $20.00
Get a Home or Auto Online Quote
Race Director John Tiff
Tech. Inspector: Bernie Lukas
Director of Operations: Barb Clark
For Information including rules
check out the Cole Cup Page
Click here for
Photos from August 24th now posted. Click Here
Points as of August 24th now posted Click Here
Join us on
Get a Home or Auto Online Quote
NASCAR National and State Points
ENTRIES CONTINUE TO ARRIVE FOR UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY’S COLE CUP, HEAT RACE BONUS ALSO ADDED TO LUCRATIVE EVENT
VERNON, NY- The pre entry deadline continues to close in for the 2014 edition of the Gates-Cole Insurance and SUNY Canton Cole Cup at the Utica-Rome Speedway and entries have been trickling in for the $10,000 extravaganza that will be held on Saturday, September 6. The rain date for the huge one day 360 Sprint event is scheduled for Sunday September 7. Read More....
Kevin Ward Jr. Shootout and Fireworks Added to Cole Cup Weekend at Utica-Rome
VERON, N.Y. - The Utica-Rome Speedway has turned the Cole Cup into a two day event with the addition of the Kevin Ward Jr. Shootout on Friday evening, September 5. The Ward family has given their blessing to the speedway to run the race in honor of Ward who competed at Utica-Rome Speedway on multiple occasions during his career.
The race will be 13-laps in distance while offering the winner a guaranteed starting position for the 30-lap, $10,000 to win, Cole Cup the following day. Friday night’s A-Main for the 13 car field will pay $1,300 to the winner with $130 at minimum going to any driver that qualifies for the event. Throughout the evening teams that do not qualify for the feature will be given additional hot laps as they prepare for the Cole Cup on Saturday night should weather and time permit.
The format for qualifying will feature timed warm-ups with heat races being lined up based on time. From there a redraw will be utilized as well to set the feature line-up. Three or four heat races will be used depending on car count for the event.
SUPER MATT SHEPPARD FLIES TO WIN IN FIRST MODIFIED FEATURE WHILE DANNY JOHNSON MAKES A HOUSE CALL TO WIN SECOND FEATURE
VERNON, NY- On a picture perfect day of weather this past Sunday, fans came to the Utica-Rome Speedway knowing that the Modified Twin 20’s could play a huge role in the championship picture. When everything was settled on Mirabito Fuel Group and Rasmussen Rents/Broedel Energy night, it was Matt Sheppard and Danny Johnson taking the pair of $2,000 to win NASCAR Modified wins while Mike Walton took the emotional Sportsman feature win. Chris Carr survived a marathon Pro Stock feature to take the victory while Bill Mason took the photo finish win in the Pure Stocks. Read More....
Those drivers already entered for the second annual Cole Cup include 2013 winner Stewart Friesen. Steve Poirier, the current Empire Super Sprint point leader, as well as United Racing Company point leader Davie Franek and Patriot Sprint Tour point leader Jared Zimbardi have all entered the event. They will be joined by a host of other 360 drivers as they vie for the Cole Cup trophy and the large payday. Last season over 50 cars entered the event.
Stewart Friesen leads Matt Sheppard by a mere 10 points going into the final night of points with a $10,000 track championship check hanging in the balance, plus $3,000 from NASCAR as part of the Whelen All-American Series, bring the champion’s take to a whopping $13,000. Mike Mahaney currently holds the third spot over Larry Wight, and Pat Ward while Ryan Phelps, Willy Decker, Danny Varin, Jason Rood, and Tim Mayne round out the top 10 in the standings.
While a track title is up for grabs, there are some serious NASCAR point implications on both the national and state level this Sunday as well. Friesen was moved into the 10th spot nationally in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series standings and is also now up to second in the New York State rankings, with first place obtainable with a good run Sunday. Sheppard also has a lot to gain this weekend as well, as he moved up to 24th nationally and third in the state points with an opportunity to improve in both.
Just a month ago, Jeremy Vunk’s chances at grabbing the Sportsman title were fading with a run of bad luck but he has since recovered and goes into championship night with a 19 point advantage over Claude Hutchings Jr. The rest of the top five are also within striking distance too as Steve Way just four markers out of second, with Jack Miller six points behind him and Mike Walton in the fifth spot just six points out of fourth.
Tom Denton is sitting in prime position to collect another Pro Stock title as he has a 30 point edge over Glenn Forward with one event remaining. Mark Effner is in the third spot over Chris Carr and AJ Digsby.
The Pure Stock standings show Russ Marsden as the point leader, but a surging Bill Mason has cut into Marsden’s point lead in recent weeks with a couple of wins and now is just eight points separating the duo. Ricky Breed is third in the rankings, just eight points out of second, followed by Ron Hawker and Chuck Cushman.
The always exciting Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will also be in action as the methanol winged warriors will be using the event as a “Cole Cup tune up” as they prepare for the $10,000 to win September 6 spectacular. Steve Poirier, Jason Barney, Jeff Cook, Matt Tanner, Paul Kinney, Chuck Hebing, Etienne Girard, Cory Sparks, Tommy Wickham, and many more plus some outsiders are expected to be in competition. Friesen is expected to be pulling double duty again with both the Modified and Sprint.
Fireworks by Majestic will close out the evening’s action, weather permitting, with another fantastic fireworks display. Gates open for the huge night of racing at 3 p.m. with racing at 5:30 p.m.
On Monday, September 1, the New Yorker Weekend will conclude when Carbone Auto Group and Sowle Enterprises present the $10,000 to win New Yorker 200. The 100 lap Race of Champions Modified Series event will see many of the top drivers in the northeast converge on the Vernon oval to compete for a purse of over $35,000. The Dig Safely GRIT 602 Series is also on the card as they will compete in a 30 lap, $1,000 to win, and $100 to start event.
This event will also be part of the speedway’s annual Night of Legends program with this year’s attention going to the Outlaw Circuit. The Outlaw Circuit played an important part of Utica-Rome Speedway’s dirt era, spanning the early to mid 90’s. Many of the era’s stars will be on hand to take part of the reunion and celebration. Special thanks goes to Carbone Auto Group for making this event possible with their support.
The racing for this big Labor Day event starts at 6 p.m. with gates opening at 3 p.m.
Complete information of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints can be found at www.empiresupersprints.com with the Race of Champions Series info can be accessed at www.rocdirt.com
Friday night’s action will also include a 25-lap Pro Stock feature that will pay $700 to the winner and a 20-lap Pure Stock main-event paying $500 to the feature winner. Home track rules will apply for the Pro Stocks and Pure Stocks, including tires which can be either American Racer or Hoosier. Fireworks, by Majestic, have also been added to the Friday night portion.
The gates for the Friday night open at 5 p.m. with racing starting at 7 p.m.
For more information including Cole Cup rules, entry form, and more is available while the speedway office can be contacted by calling (315)829-4557.
HUGE WEEKEND OF RACING THIS WEEKEND AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY WITH TRACK TITLES TO BE DECIDED AND $10,000 TO WIN NEW YORKER UP FOR GRABS
VERNON, NY-With summer drawing to a close, so is the point chase at the Utica-Rome Speedway with track titles in the weekly divisions being decided this Sunday, August 31, on GatesCole.com night. Sunday evening is the first of two consecutive nights of racing as part of the New Yorker 200 Weekend that will also include the third and final visit by the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints plus fireworks by Majestic, weather permitting.
MOTHER NATURE TAKES FINAL SUNDAY NIGHT WIN AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY; STEWART FREISEN, JEREMY VUNK, TOM DENTON, AND RUSS MARSDEN NAMED TACK CHAMPIONS
VERNON, NY- Mother Nature has claimed the final point event at the Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday, August 31, as persistent rain showers have continued at the track through the afternoon.
With the rainout, Stewart Friesen has claimed the 2014 Utica-Rome Speedway Modified track championship, which was his fifth consecutive and seventh overall at the Vernon oval. Friesen edged Matt Sheppard by a mere ten points for his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series title at the facility. He became the first NASCAR champion at the track in nearly two decades. Mike Mahaney finished third in the point standings followed by Fulton Speedway champion Larry Wight fourth and former multi-time champion Pat Ward in fifth.
In Sportsman action it was Jeremy Vunk claiming his first ever track title at the half-mile facility. Vunk earned the championship on the back of six feature wins in 2014. He edged out Claude Hutchings Jr., by 19 points to earn the championship. Steve Way finished in third spot with Jack Miller and first year Sportsman driver Mike Walton completing the top five.
Tommy Denton’s dominance of the Pro Stock division continued in 2014. Glenn Forward made a late season charge but he was no match for Denton’s six feature wins on the season. For Denton it is his eighth track title and his third consecutive. Forward finished second with four wins to his credit. Following those two in the final standings were Mark Effner, Chris Carr and AJ Digsby.
Russ Marsden stopped Ron Hawker’s dominance in the Pure Stock division as he returned to weekly competition in 2014. Marsden got off to a hot start and never looked back as he earned five wins giving him just enough to hold off Bill Mason for the title. Mason made a late season charge winning multiple features in the final few weeks but it wasn’t enough as he came up eight points short. Ricky Breed finished third just ahead of Hawker and Chuck Cushman.
Racing resumes tomorrow afternoon at 6pm with the Race of Champions New Yorker 200 for the Modifieds as they race 100-laps for the $10,000 top prize. GRIT Series Sportsman are also on the card and they will race 30-laps for $1,000 to win.