Author Archives: John Tiff

UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY CLOSES THE DOOR ON 2016 SEASON WITH AWARDS BANQUET, PREPARES FOR THE 2017 SEASON

VERNON, NY- On Saturday, March 11, the Utica-Rome Speedway held its annual Awards Banquet and honored its top drivers for the 2016 season in front of a crowd of nearly 200 patrons at the Vernon Downs Hotel in Vernon, NY.  Matt Sheppard received top accolades in the Gates-Cole Insurance Modifieds as he captured his second consecutive title and third overall

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UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY MODIFIED REGULARS MAKE PRESENCE FELT WITH STRONG EFFORTS IN TIME TRIALS AT SUPER DIRT WEEK

VERNON, NY- When the final event of the 2016 season was completed this past Tuesday, the focus for drivers, crews, and fans alike shifted to the 45th running of Super DIRT Week.  For the first time since the inception of the event, Super DIRT Week is being held at a different venue than the New York State Fairgrounds and with

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MATT SHEPPARD SUPER IN UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY SEASON FINALE, TAKES $5,500 WIN WHILE LUCAS WOLFE SCORES $3,000 360 SPRINT CHECKERED FLAG

VERNON, NY- The Utica-Rome Speedway concluded it 2016 season this past Tuesday, October 4, with a special event presented by Broedel Energy to coincide with the beginning of Super DIRT Week in Oswego NY.  The event saw Matt Sheppard take the twice delayed Race of Champions Dirt Modified Series (originally scheduled for May 22) Victoria 200 55 lap victory, worth

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$3,000 TO WIN 360 SPRINTS OPEN, RACE OF CHAMPIONS DIRT MODIFIED SERIES AND MOD LITES AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY TO KICK OFF HUGE WEEK OF RACING IN CENTRAL NEW YORK

VERNON, NY- This coming Tuesday, October 4, will be the final on track event of the 2016 season at the Utica-Rome Speedway will a thrilling three division show featuring the completion of the Victoria event for the Race of Champions Dirt Modifieds, from May 22, plus a $3,000 to win 360 Sprint Car open event plus the Pro Race Car

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Mark Smith Beats Danny Varin and Chuck Hebing for $10,000 Cole Cup Win at Utica-Rome Speedway, Matt Sheppard and Rocky Warner also take wins

By MIKE MALLETT/JOHN TIFF VERNON, NY-It was a battle right down to the end, but Mark Smith made the Pennsylvania Posse proud by capturing Sunday night’s Gates-Cole Insurance/A-Verdi Storage Containers Cole Cup at the Utica-Rome Speedway.  It was Smith’s first ever win at the half-mile facility and one of the biggest of his career as he took home a $10,000

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ROCKY WARNER, NICK STONE, AND MIKE KISER ALL WIN ON NIGHT ONE OF COLE CUP/NEW YORKER WEEKEND

VERNON, NY-The Utica-Rome Speedway started to put the finishing touches on it 2016 summer season with a special Saturday, September 19, show as part of its two day Cole Cup/New Yorker Weekend.  Wilber-Duck Chevrolet and Gates-Cole Insurance presented the return of the King of Dirt Pro Stock and 602 Sportsman Series and CRSA Sprints.  When everything was done, it was

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A BUSY WEEKEND OF RACING PLANNED FOR UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY COMING UP HIGHLIGHTED BY $10,000 TO WIN COLE CUP FOR 360 SPRINTS; RACE OF CHAMPIONS MODIFIEDS ALSO SEE ACTION IN $3,000 TO WIN EVENT

VERNON, NY- Utica-Rome Speedway plans to end the summer racing season with an exciting two-day show that will feature 360 Sprints, 305 Sprints, Dirt Modifieds, Crate Sportsman, and Pro Stocks.  On Saturday, September 10, the King of Dirt Sportsman and Pro Stock Series will return to the Vernon oval along with the CRSA 305 Sprints.  A practice session for the

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