Author Archives: Brett Deyo

Dave Lape, Fred & Louise Burrows to be Honored Tuesday at Utica-Rome Speedway Finale

VERNON, NY – Since the most recent event at Utica-Rome Speedway on Labor Day weekend, three prominent members of the historic facility’s racing community were lost. Dave Lape of Canajoharie, N.Y., a multi-time winner on both the dirt and pavement surfaces and a two-time Modified track champion at the Home of Heroes, passed away on Sept. 7. Three days later

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It’s Back: 360 Sprint Car Cole Cup Returns for First Time Since 2019 Oct. 4 at Utica

Written by Chris Moore VERNON, NY – When Utica-Rome Speedway runs its final race of the 2022 season, the ‘Cole Cup’ will return for the first time since 2019 on Tuesday, October 4. The race – in recognition of longtime speedway owner and promoter Gene Cole – rewards the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) 360 Sprint Car winner

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Twin $5,000s: 360 Sprint Car Cole Cup, ‘Modern Day Outlaw’ Modifieds Race for 5K Oct. 4

VERNON, NY – Twin $5,000s. For one final time in 2022, Utica-Rome Speedway roars to life on Tuesday, Oct. 4 with a fan-pleasing program headlined by a pair of $5,000-to-win events at the Home of Heroes. The lightning-fast 360 Sprint Cars of the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) invade for the annual Cole Cup, a 30-lap event offering

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Matt Sheppard Wins 11th Feature & Championship Friday at Utica-Rome

Written by Chris Moore VERNON, NY – Matt Sheppard called Victory Lane all his own on Championship Night at Utica-Rome Speedway, picking up his 11th win of the season and his second consecutive Sunoco Modified championship. “I’m really proud of this team. What a great season… never would’ve dreamed we would’ve got rolling the way we did,” proclaimed Sheppard on

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CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT RESULTS SUMMARY – UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2022

Sunoco Modified Feature Finish (30 laps): MATT SHEPPARD, Alex Yankowski, Billy Decker, Stewart Friesen, Alan Barker, Ronnie Johnson, Darren Smith, Willy Decker, Rocky Warner, Shaun Walker, Will Shields, Justin Wright, Eric Leet, Ronnie Holmes, Rusty Smith, Brad Godshalk, Jim Walsh, Ed Harris, Ted Starr, Pat Ward, JaMike Sowle, Aaron Jacobs, David Schilling, Brad Poppleton. Did Not Start: Alan Johnson 2022

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Double the Pressure: North Region & Elite Points on the Line Sunday at Utica-Rome New Yorker 50

Written by Chris Moore VERNON, NY – Double the pressure. The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco is set for a pivotal race at Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 4. F.X. Caprara Car Companies presents the 29th running of the historic ‘New Yorker’ and the 18th running on dirt after the first 11 were contested

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Championship Night Friday, New Yorker Sunday This Weekend at Utica-Rome

Written by Chris Moore VERNON, NY – Race week times two. Utica-Rome Speedway is set for a huge weekend of racing at the Route 5 oval. First up, Friday (Sept. 2) is ‘Championship Night’ at the ‘Home of Heroes.’ Champions will be crowned for the 2022 season with the Sunoco Modifieds, Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman, Next Generation Graphix Pro Stocks, Fastline

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Friesen Returns to Utica-Rome, Walks Off With 62nd Career Modified Victory

News from Utica-Rome Speedway – The Home of Heroes Media Contact: Brett Deyo – uticaromespdwy@gmail.com For Immediate Release/August 27, 2022 Friesen Returns to Utica-Rome, Walks Off With 62nd Career Modified Victory Written by Chris Moore VERNON, NY – 62 for the 44. For the 62nd time in his Utica-Rome Speedway career, Sprakers, N.Y.’s Stewart Friesen was victorious with the Sunoco Modifieds on Wilcox Sealing

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