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Utica Rome Speedway Welcomes NASCAR in 2014-------------2013 Track Champions - Modifieds - Stewart Friesen   Sportsman -  Matt Janczuk    Pro Stock - Tom Denton    Pure Stock - Ron Hawker......
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315-269-4685 
Tech. Inspector: Bernie Lukas
315-271-3068 
Director of Operations: Barb Clark
315-725-5709
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2014 Rule changes are posted on the rules page


American Racer Cup Sportsman program for the 2014 racing season. It is simply amazing what American Racer, Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuels and all the participating sponsors have put in this season! This breakdown is also being mailed out. The new State Championships will only add to the bonuses that teams received last year. Over $5,600 in new cash awards!
2014 AMERICAN RACER CUP PRESENTED BY SUNOCO RACE FUELS
MINIMUM OVERALL TITLE POINT FUND - SPORTSMAN MODIFIEDS
1ST - $1,500.00  6th - $400.00
2nd - $1,000.00  7th - $300.00
3rd - $750.00      8th - $250.00
4th - $600.00      9th - $200.00
5th - $500.00     10th - $100.00
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COUNTDOWN TO SEASON OPENER
Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00pm Wood Road Vernon, NY (click here for map)
VERNON, NY-After a great showing at the Gater Racing News Motorsports Expo a couple weeks ago, the staff of the Utica-Rome Speedway is now preparing for the upcoming 2014 season.  With this being the first season under the NASCAR and Whelen All-American Series banner during the Gene Cole era, the staff has set a date for an “open house” for Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m.

Speedway staff will be on hand to answer questions concerning the upcoming 2014 season, including questions on the NASCAR sanction and what it means to the drivers.  This also will be a perfect opportunity for drivers and crew members to purchase their NASCAR licenses to avoid any issues on opening day.  Remember, all competitors will be required to have a NASCAR license when competing in a weekly event. This will exclude any Race of Champions Series event or Super DIRTcar Series event.

Tires will also be on sale so competitors can pick them as well while they are at the office.  The initial order will be going in at the beginning of April, so if you need anything specific, be sure to contact Barb Clark immediately.

At the Motorsports Expo, nearly two dozen NASCAR licenses were sold and a huge thank you has to go out to track employee Jolee Hodge for her help during the show.  Jolee worked the entire show, selling memberships and keeping the paperwork in order.

If you plan on attending the open house event, please RSVP with Barb Clark at (315)725-5709 so we can plan accordingly based on the number of attendees.  The location of the event will be at the speedway office at 4580 Wood Road, Vernon NY 13476 which is located off the backstretch of the speedway.

The season is set to get underway on April 27 with a regular show of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing featuring Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and Pure Stocks.  Gates open at 3:30 p.m. with racing set to begin at 6 p.m.

UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY PREPARES FOR 2014 SEASON AND REUNION WITH NASCAR WEEKLY SERIES, OPEN HOUSE SET FOR APRIL 16

VERNON, NY- With opening day of the 2014 season at the Utica-Rome Speedway coming in a few short weeks, track officials are busy preparing for another era in the speedway’s long and storied history.  During the offseason, it was announced the NASCAR banner would fly above the speedway once again.

Throughout the track’s fifty plus years of existence, NASCAR has had a huge presence in its history books with such heroes as NASCAR Hall of Famer Richie Evans and multi-time Hall of Fame nominee Jerry Cook in the 1960’s and 70’s.  More recently in the mid 1990’s, Dale Planck became a household name while winning regional titles as a regular at the then NASCAR sanctioned Utica-Rome Speedway.  After a nearly two decade absence, NASCAR and its weekly Whelen All-American Series is making a return to the Vernon oval along with the opportunity to win even more money than before.

This season, with the reunion with NASCAR and its Whelen All-American Series, the stakes are higher for all four weekly divisions this season at the Utica-Rome Speedway.  With all of them sanctioned by NASCAR, the top ten in each division will see an increase in point money at the season’s end, along with significantly higher insurance coverage while they race for that money.

The stakes are even higher for the headline Modified division, which already had one of the best point funds in the region.  Last year, Stewart Friesen collected a $10,000 check as the Modified track champion, but this year’s total is even higher as the 2014 champion will now earn $13,000.  As previously stated, all positions will have an increase from the 2013 money totals.  Also, race teams will be in contention for the NASCAR New York State title in which the champion nets another $12,000 making it possible for the 2014 Utica-Rome Championship worth a whopping $25,000.  This total does not include potential NASCAR National Championship money if a driver was able to place in a good finishing position in the final standings.

In addition to the potential NASCAR rewards, the Utica-Rome Speedway is also a participant in several other programs where, if a driver was to have stellar year, could even add more to the earnings of a Sunday regular.  Two Modified series go through the Vernon oval this season: the Super DIRTcar Series and the Race of Champions Modified Series.  Should a driver become the champion of both series, become the UR Speedway champion, plus the weekly American Racer Cup championship and accompanying bonus, a driver could potentially reach a point money total of over $90,000.  This total does not reflect purse money won or American Racer tire giveaways.

The three support divisions will also have the opportunity to race for a NASCAR State title, adding to their earning potential as well.

Last season’s point title chase was well documented as both Stewart Friesen and Matt Sheppard battled for the Modified title right down to the wire as the duo entered the last night of competition tied for the point lead.  Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts and weather hindered Sheppard’s chances and Friesen took his fourth consecutive title.  This season, they both look forward to starting where they left off, but will someone else rise to occasion and thwart their efforts?  Can previous champions Pat Ward or Willy Decker regain their past form and challenge for what could be a very lucrative year? Or will Mike Mahaney step up to the plate and be a challenger every week, or possibly someone else?  These are all story lines that will be played during the upcoming season which will start in less than a month.  On Sunday April 27, the doors will swing open for the first time to begin the 2014 campaign with gates opening at 3:30 p.m. and racing beginning at 6 p.m.

But before the on track activity begins, there will be an open house at the speedway office on Wednesday April 16 at 7 p.m.  This will give competitors and crews an opportunity to buy their licenses, as well pick up tires in advance of opening day.  Questions will also be answered concerning NASCAR and the upcoming season.  All competitors must have a NASCAR license to compete, and buying it during this event will help ease any issues on opening day.  Anyone who plans on attending must RSVP with Barb Clark at (315)725-5709.  The speedway office is located at 4580 Wood Rd, Vernon NY.

For more information, please log on to www.uticaromespeedway.com or call the speedway office at (315)829-4557.  Any information on NASCAR Whelen All American Series and its Home Tracks programs can be found at http://hometracks.nascar.com.