Author Archives: John Tiff

JASON BARNEY SURVIVIES FRANTIC FOUR CAR BATTLE TO WIN COLE CUP FOR THE 360 SPRINTS, GLENN FORWARDS TAKE BIG SPORTSMAN WIN

VERNON, NY- A jam packed pit area greeted fans this past Tuesday, October 3, at Utica-Rome Speedway as 47 Super DIRTcar Series 358-Modifieds, 30 360 Sprints, and 36 Broedel Energy DIRTcar Sportsman filled the expansive pits. When everything was settled, it was Jason Barney taking the hard fought $3,000 Cole Cup win in the 360 Sprints while Mat Williamson ran

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THE 358-MODIFIED SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES, COLE CUP FOR 360 SPRINTS, AND DIRTCAR SPORTSMAN CLOSE OUT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY SEASON WITH SPECIAL SUPER DIRT WEEK PREGAME EVENT

VERNON, NY- Coming up this Tuesday, October 3, is the final on track event of the season for the popular Vernon oval as it kicks off Super DIRT Week with some Tuesday Night Thunder action.  A $4,000 to win 100-lap 358-Modified Super DIRTcar Series event, the $3,000 to win Cole Cup for the 360 Sprints, and a $1,000 to win

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FIRST EVER ULTIMATE SPORTSMAN SHOWDOWN, PAYING $5,000 TO WIN, COMING THIS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10 AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY

VERNON, NY- The biggest 602 Crate Sportsman event of the season is set to go this Sunday, September 10, at the Utica-Rome Speedway as Donath Motor Worx, Fastline/FOX Shocks, and Extreme Performance present the Ultimate Sportsman Showdown.  Boasting a purse of over $23,000 plus contingencies, the winner of the 50-lap main event will take $5,000 with a minimum of $500

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RAIN CANCELS RACING THIS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3 AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY, TRACK CHAMPIONS DECIDED

VERNON, NY- With the remnants of Hurricane Harvey sweeping through the area overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning, with more forecast throughout the day, Utica-Rome Speedway management was forced to cancel in Sunday September 3.  Scheduled was a huge show that featured the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints plus the final night of points for the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds,

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LUCAS OIL EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS ADD TO EXCITIEMENT ON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY

VERNON, NY- There are few nights during the season that bring as much excitement to an event than the final night of points, a night where a season’s worth of work comes to fruition for a select few drivers.  This Sunday evening, September 3, is the night where the 2017 track champions in the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds, Broedel Energy

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LARRY WIGHT MAKES A RARE APPEARANCE AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY, ENDS MATT SHEPPARD’S SIX WIN STREAK

VERNON, NY- When Larry Wight pulled into Utica-Rome Speedway this past Sunday, August 27, he had no plans on racing. He came in to fill in as crew chief for teammate Pat Ward, but after borrowing a fire suit and Ward’s backup car, Wight found himself in victory lane on Excell Motorsports night. Wight’s win ended Matt Sheppard’s six race

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY SET TO ROCK AND ROLL WITH ANOTHER EXCITING PROGRAM THIS SUNDAY

VERNON, NY- The 2017 season at Utica-Rome Speedway is rapidly coming to a close, with only two-point events left including this Sunday’s August 27 program, and the track championship picture should clear up after this Sunday.  Excell Motorsports is set to present another fantastic program of high speed short track racing featuring the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds, Broedel Energy Sportsman,

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MATT SHEPPARD CONTINUES UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY DOMINANCE BY TAKING TWO WINS ON NIGHT OF LEGENDS THIS PAST SUNDAY

VERNON, NY- Matt Sheppard’s assault on the Utica-Rome Speedway record book continued this past Sunday evening, August 20, as he took his fifth consecutive win in the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds, at the Vernon oval. Sheppard then scored his second win by taking the King of Dirt 358-Modified Series win, which was his 40th career win at Utica-Rome. Rocky Warner

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KING OF DIRT SERIES TRIPLEHEADER PLUS MODIFIEDS HIGHLIGHT ANNUAL NIGHT OF LEGENDS THIS SUNDAY AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY

VERNON, NY- A huge show of racing is planned for this Sunday, August 20, at the Utica-Rome Speedway as the speedway honors its past with the annual Night of Legends.  On tap is the always exciting Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds, but King of Dirt Series tripleheader.  All three of the King of Dirt Series, the 358-Modifieds, Sportsman, and Pro Stocks,

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THE MAGIC CONTINUES FOR MATT SHEPPARD AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY AS HE PASSES MARC JOHNSON IN FINAL TURN FOR THE VICTORY

VERNON, NY- On a beautiful night for racing that saw dozens of kids receive free backpacks and school supplies from the Bobby Page Foundation, fans were treated to another thrilling night of racing on Parks Paving and Wilber-Duck Chevrolet night. Matt Sheppard led the last 30 feet of the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modified main event to collect his 38th career

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