Author Archives: Mike Mallett

Stewart Friesen Nips Paul Kinney to win ESS Speedweek Finale at Utica-Rome; Steve Poirier crowned Champion by Seven Points over Chuck Hebing

By MIKE MALLETT VERNON, NY – Stewart Friesen had a win stolen from him with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints on Friday night on the last lap. On Sunday night he returned the favor as he made a late race pass of his own to claim his first series win of the season in the SUNY Canton Central New

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RAIN CANCELS MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY ON MAY 10

VERNON, NY- With precipitation starting to fall in the early afternoon and an unfavorable forecast forced Utica-Rome Speedway management to cancel the racing program for Sunday May 10.  On tap for the special Mother Days program was Twin 20’s for the Stampede Steakhouse Modifieds plus regular events for the 602 Sportsman, Open Sportsman, and Pro Street Stocks. Action will resume

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY RETURNS TO ACTION THIS SUNDAY WHEN GATES-COLE INSURANCE PRESENTS A REGULAR SHOW

VERNON, NY- After an exciting opening night, Utica-Rome Speedway will return to action this Sunday night, April 26, with another round of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing. Gates-Cole Insurance will present a regular show of Stampede Steakhouse Modifieds, 602 Sportsman, Open Sportsman, and Pro Street Stocks. Race time is set for 6 p.m. with gates opening at 3:30 p.m. Kids

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MATT SHEPPARD AND STEWART FRIESEN KICK OFF NEW ERA BY CONTINUING THEIR RIVALRY THIS PAST SUNDAY AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY WITH EACH COLLECTING WINS

VERNON, NY- This past Sunday, April 19, a new era kicked off at the Utica-Rome Speedway under the new ownership of Bill and Kim Shea and the crowd in attendance were treated to some great racing with the majority of the main events in doubt until the checkered flag dropped. Matt Sheppard was victorious in the first Stampede Steakhouse Modified

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A NEW ERA WILL BE USHERED IN THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 19, AT THE UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY AS BILL AND KIM SHEA START FIRST SEASON AS OWNERS OF THE POPULAR TRACK

VERNON, NY- Last fall, it was announced that after guiding the Utica-Rome Speedway successfully for over a decade that Gene and Gloria Cole agreed to sell the legendary oval to Bill and Kim Shea. This Sunday, April 19, the Shea era will begin with an exciting show of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing that feature Twin 20 lap features for

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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

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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

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SUNOCO RACE FUELS AND INSINGER PERFORMANCE TO PROVIDE POWER FOR WEEKLY RACING AT THE UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY

VERNON, NY- For the next three seasons, Sunoco Race Fuels will be the official fuel for weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing at the Utica-Rome Speedway. Insinger Performance, based out of Dushore PA, will be the official supplier of Sunoco racing fuel at the famed oval. Backed by nearly five decades of proven and winning performance, Sunoco has become the

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