Author Archives: John Tiff

Sheppard Adds NASCAR Title To Résumé, Dirt Mod Standout Takes Home Utica-Rome Championship

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR January 4, 2016 – 2:00pm… DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Not much is left to accomplish for a winner of 18 track championships, but Matt Sheppard was able to add a new line to his dirt modified résumé this year with the Utica-Rome Speedway title. The latest of those 18 marked Sheppard’s first career NASCAR track championship.

Read more

OPEN SPORTSMAN TO RETURN TO WEEKLY COMPETITION AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY IN 2016 WITH SOME MINOR RULE CHANGES

VERNON, NY- As the 2015 Utica-Rome Speedway season came to a close, many competitors in the Open Sportsman started to think ahead to the 2016 season and wondered if they would be part of the speedway’s weekly program.  After a rules forum with drivers on November 1, speedway has given the division a vote of confidence for the 2016 season

Read more

UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY TO HAVE A PRESENCE AT THE NATIONAL PARTS PEDDLER TRADE SHOW THIS WEEKEND

VERNON, NY-Every fall to begin the off season after a busy race season, race teams, fans, and various race track officials converge at the Center of Progress building at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse NY for the National Parts Peddler Auction and Trade Show.  This year, on November 20-22, it will be the 36th edition of the Parts

Read more

THE FORMER TOMBSTONE SALOON, RENAMED THE SPEEDWAY CLUB, IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR RENT FOR YOUR NEXT SOCIAL EVENT

VERNON, NY- When Bill and Kim Shea purchased the Utica-Rome Speedway from Gene Cole last winter, the former Tombstone Saloon that located adjacent to the speedway entrance came along with the purchase.  While the Shea’s had no intentions of reopening it as a bar again, they did come up with an alternative. After several months of renovations throughout the race

Read more

DANNY VARIN WINS FIRST EVER MODIFIED FEATURE AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY, STEWART FRIESEN SCORES ANOTHER SPRINT CAR WIN

VERNON, NY-This past Tuesday, October 6, the Utica-Rome Speedway closed out it 2015 racing season with a special Tuesday Night Thunder that saw the Stampede Steakhouse Modifieds, 360 Sprints, and the Mod Lites tackle an ultra-fast surface.  When everything was settled, it was Stewart Friesen claiming another win in the 360 Sprints while Danny Varin held off a last lap

Read more
1 10 11 12 13 14 18