Author Archives: John Tiff

KING OF DIRT SPORTSMAN AND PRO STOCK SERIES JOIN THE GATES-COLE AUTO INSURANCE MODIFIEDS THIS SUNDAY AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY

VERNON, NY- With the cooperation from Mother Nature, Utica-Rome Speedway looks to get back on track this Sunday, May 14, for a big Mother’s Day event.  Wilber-Duck Chevrolet will present a weekly event for the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds plus the return of the King of Dirt Sportsman Series and King of Dirt Pro Stock Series. Matt Sheppard leads a

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY CANCELS SUNDAY MAY 7 PROGRAM DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

VERNON, NY- Due to heavy rains that have persisted the past several days with more forecasted on raceday. Utica-Rome Speedway has canceled all planned racing activities scheduled for Sunday May 7.  Wilber-Duck Chevrolet was to present a full slate of Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds, Broedel Energy Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Novice Sportsman, and Demolition Derby.  Track officials will consider rescheduling the

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NOVICE SPORTSMAN AND DEMOLITION DERBY JOIN WEEKLY SHOW THIS SUNDAY AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY

VERNON, NY- This Sunday, May 7, race number three of the young 2017 season is scheduled at the Utica-Rome Speedway when Wilber-Duck Chevrolet presents an exciting show of Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds, Broedel Energy DIRTcar Sportsman, DIRTcar Pro Stocks, and Novice Sportsman.  The King’s Crash’em and Smash’em Demolition Derby originally scheduled from April 2 will also take place once all

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MATT SHEPPARD TAKES FIRST UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY WIN OF THE SEASON, ROCKY WARNER AND ROBBIE SPEED TAKE BIG SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES WINS

VERNON, NY- On a bitter cold spring evening this past Sunday April 30, the fans were treated to another exciting night of action on Wilber-Duck Chevrolet night that saw some late race fireworks and late race charges to the win.  Matt Sheppard found himself in familiar territory as he took the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modified win while Rocky Warner made

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SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES FOR SPORTSMAN AND PRO STOCKS JOIN MODIFIEDS THIS SUNDAY NIGHT AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY, START TIME PUSHED BACK TO 6 P.M.

VERNON, NY- After beginning the 2017 season this past Sunday, Utica-Rome Speedway is again ready for another exciting night of short track dirt racing this Sunday, April 30, as the Super DIRTcar Series for both the Sportsman and Pro Stocks makes their long-awaited return to the Vernon oval after a 13-year hiatus.  They will be joined by a complete show

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LUCAS WOLFE USES LAST LAP PASS IN FINAL TWIN 20 LAP A-MAIN TO BECOME GLADIATOR WINNER, LARRY WIGHT TAKES OPENING NIGHT MODIFIED WIN

VERNON, NY – Lucas Wolfe walked out of Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday night as the overall Gladiator Champion after a pair of hard fought 20 lap features.  Wolfe finished third in the first A-Main before an impressive slide job on the final lap to beat Chuck Hebing in the second feature to take the win.  The combined results put him

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY SET TO OPEN THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 23, WITH WEEKLY SHOW IN RETURN TO DIRTCAR PLUS GLADIATOR TWIN 20’S FOR 360 SPRINTS

VERNON, NY- It has been seemingly a long offseason since the final checkered flag ended the 2016 season back on October 4, but that will come to an end this coming Sunday, April 23, when Budweiser presents the 56th Season Opener.  A huge night is planned with the first ever running of the Gladiator Twin 20’s for the 360 Sprints

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BROEDEL ENERGY RETURNS AS THE OFFICIAL FUEL SUPPLIER OF UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY AND TITLE SPONSOR FOR THE DIRTCAR SPORTSMAN

VERNON, NY- Utica-Rome Speedway is proud the return of Broedel Energy as a marketing partner and the Official Fuel Supplier for the second consecutive season.  Broedel Energy will take over as the title sponsor of the popular DIRTcar Sportsman division, which will now be labeled as the Broedel Energy DIRTcar Sportsman for the 2017 season. Since 2001, the Hubbardsville NY

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY’S APRIL 2ND CHILL FACTOR CANCELLED DUE TO LINGERING SNOW AND WET GROUNDS

VERNON, NY- The upcoming 2017 season opener at the Utica-Rome Speedway, scheduled for Sunday April 2, has been cancelled due to a recent winter storm and the accompanying snow melt that has followed the storm.  Winter Storm Stella dumped 40” of snow on the speedway, which has made preparations for the scheduled opener nearly impossible to the wet grounds as

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GATES-COLE AUTO INSURANCE RETURNS AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR THE MODIFIEDS FOR THE 2017 SEASON AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY

VERNON, NY- For the second consecutive year, Gates-Cole Auto Insurance will be the title sponsor the headline Modified division at the Utica-Rome Speedway.  With the continuing support from Gates-Cole Auto Insurance, the Modified division will once again carry the name of the Gates-Cole Insurance Modifieds for the 2017 season. Gates-Cole Auto Insurance has had a presence in the local motorsports scene

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