Rt 5 Vernon, NY
STEWART FRIESEN STAY HOT, RUNS TO THIRD CONSECUTIVE WIN
AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY
VERNON, NY- Utica-Rome Speedway gets right back in action this Sunday, July 15, after a rare Thursday night event with another exciting regular show. Rasmussen Rents and H&R Refuse will present the full show of Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and Pure Stocks plus Autograph Night. Gates will open at 3:30 with racing set to start at 6 p.m.
Stewart Friesen leads a stout field of Modifieds in the chase for the $10,000 Utica-Rome Speedway Modified championship. Currently Mike Mahaney, Pat Ward, Alan Johnson, and Larry Wight hold down the top positions with Ryan Phelps, Ronnie Johnson, Jimmy Davis, Willy Decker, and Todd Burley rounding out the top ten.
Matt Janczuk and Jeremy Vunk have been battling tooth and nail so far this year for the point lead in the Sportsman ranks, with Janczuk narrowly holding a three point edge going into this past Thursday’s event. AJ Filbeck, Claude Hutchings, Jr., and Steve Way are the current top five in the standings.
Tom Denton has the point lead in the Pro Stocks over Glenn Forward, Shawn Frost, Pete Stefanski, and Chris Carr. Denton celebrated his 50th career Pro Stock win at the speedway this past Sunday when he collected his third win of the season.
The Pure Stock division title is still in doubt as several drivers have seen time atop the standings with Ricky Breed the leader going Thursday’s action with Chris Cunningham, Bill Mason, Ron Hawker, and Rob Thieme trailing.
Weather permitting, the cars and stars of the Utica-Rome Speedway will come out on to the speedway surface during intermission. The fans will be allowed out on to the track with them as they will be able to collect signatures of their favorite drivers. This night is always a hit for the younger fans as they get to see their favorite drivers and their cars up close and personal.
MIRABITO FUEL GROUP/FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT RACE SUMMARY
MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH (30 LAPS)-STEWART FRIESEN, Larry Wight, Ryan Phelps, Matt Sheppard, Pat Ward, Ronnie Johnson, Alan Johnson, Dale Planck, Mike Mahaney, Jason Rood, Kevin Bates, Chris Busta, Adam Roberts, Casey Williams, Dave Rauscher, Tye-Scott Rood, Dave Moyer, Steve Cummings, Aaron Jacobs, Jimmy Davis, Shannon Whaley, Willy Decker, Steve Hulsizer.
SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH (20 LAPS)-STEVE WAY, Matt Janczuk, Claude Hutchings, Jr., AJ Filbeck, Chris Mackey, Heath Carney, Jack Miller, Jim Nagle, Craig Pope, Stephen Denton, Chris McCoy, Brian Thomas, CJ Castelletti, Chris Hulsizer, Toby Klish, Jeremy Vunk, Bobby Heintz, and Mike Stiles.
PRO STOCK FEATURE FINISH (20 LAPS)-TOM DENTON, Glenn Forward, Jeff Pastorella, Pete Stefanski, Jim Normoyle, Bill Knapp, Shawn Frost, Jim Money, Bret Belden, AJ Digsby, Ed Ostrander, Dana Camenga, Dan Lashure, Corie Locke, Andy Lashure, Mark Effner, Chris Carr, Ivan Joslin.
PURE STOCK FEATURE FINISH (15 LAPS)-TIM JANCZUK, Ron Hawker, Chris Cunningham, Ricky Breed, Bill Mason, Chuck Cushman Jr., Jim Thomas, Stan Clark, Chris Watkins, Bryan Owens, Cale Hoffman, Frank Hyatt, Rob Thieme, Mike Kazlauskas, Keith Stevenson. DNS-Andy Szewczyk.