MORNING SHOWERS END RACING PROGRAM FOR SUNDAY JULY 31, COLE CUP MOVED TO SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11
VERNON, NY- Although the forecast had improved, rain had moved into the area during the morning and put the track surface past the point of no return forcing the management of the Utica-Rome Speedway has postponed the 3rd Annual Cole Cup. The richest 360 Sprint event in the northeast, which pays $10,000 to win, was scheduled to be the third stop for the Mid-Atlantic Championship with the first two coming at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday. Also on the schedule was a weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event for the Gates-Cole Insurance Modifieds and SUNY Canton 602 Sportsman.
The early cancellation was also made in consideration for the large amount of Sprint teams that would have been travelling from long distances, as the large purse was attracting top 360 and 410 drivers from all over the northeast. The Cole Cup portion of the program has been moved to Sunday, September 11, and will still pay $10,000 to the winner plus lap money. Lap money was over $1,300 and may increase some more by the new date. More details on what classes and format will be released in the near future.
The Utica-Rome Speedway is back in action on Sunday August 7 when LaLonde Electrical and Parry’s Maintenance/Oneida Lake Marina present a full show of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing featuring the Gates-Cole Insurance Modifieds, SUNY Canton 602 Sportsman, Broedel Energy Open Sportsman, and G&I Homes of Vernon Pro Stocks. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. and racing will begin at 6 p.m.
For more information, please log on to www.uticaromespeedway.com or call the speedway office at (315) 829-4557.