1961 Records

Track Champion:  Rene Charland (NASCAR Sportsman)
 

NASCAR Sportsman Results

Date

Laps

Winner

2nd

3rd

4th

10-Sep

30

Bill Rafter

Rene Charland

Lou Lazzaro

 

17-Sep

30

Bill Wimble

Jeep Herbert

Jack Sleicher

 

24-Sep

50

Ed Ortiz

Ernie Gahan

Pete Corey

Jeep Herbert

 

Total NASCAR Sportsman Wins

Driver

Wins

Bill Rafter

1

Bill Wimble

1

Ed Ortiz

1

3 Drivers

3 Events

 

Final NASCAR Sportsman Points

Pos.

Driver

Points

1

Rene Charland

134

2

Jack Sleicher

132

3

Lou Lazzaro

124

4

Bill Wimble

112

5

Chuck Mahoney

98

Utica-Rome was a 1/4-mile asphalt oval when it opened.  Racing was held in the afternoons, 2pm race time.  The track went to night racing the following year.  Opening day admission prices were $1.50 for Adults and $0.75 for children.

Records graciously provided by Brian Spaid with the help of Andy Fusco and Doug Zupan.