Author Archives: Brett Deyo

Stewart Friesen Opens New Utica-Rome Era with $4,000 Sunoco Modified Victory

Written by Chris Moore VERNON, NY- Dominant. In the return to racing at Utica-Rome Speedway, Sprakers, N.Y.’s Stewart Friesen dominated the field, lapping everybody but the second-place car in a non-stop, 35-lap Sunoco Modified feature. Friesen captured his second consecutive Fuccillo Autoplex of Nelliston Thunder on the Thruway Series win, and another $4,000 to go with it. The win also

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Fuccillo Autoplex of Nelliston Thunder on the Thruway Series Sunoco Modified Event No. 2 Feature Finish (35 laps): STEWART FRIESEN, Matt Sheppard, Andy Bachetti, Jessica Friesen, Rocky Warner, Josh Hohenforst, Brian Gleason, JaMike Sowle, David Schilling, Claude Hutchings Jr., Marshall Hurd, Sean Beardsley, Randy Shantel, Rich Christman, Willy Decker, Tim Mayne, Alan Johnson, Pep Corradi, Aaron Jacobs Did Not Start:

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Finally: Utica-Rome Opens with Sunday Practice, Set for Thunder on the Thruway May 14

Written by Chris Moore VERNON, NY – Finally. After four rainouts, including three practices and the Grand Reopening, racecars finally returned to the Utica-Rome Speedway on Sunday. An impromptu practice was scheduled for Mother’s Day (Sunday), after racing was rained out last Friday. The shakedown gave an opportunity for both the new management team and competitors to get up to

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Grand Reopening of Utica-Rome Speedway This Friday, May 7; Thunder on the Thruway May 14

Written by Chris Moore VERNON, NY – The ‘Grand Reopening’ of Utica-Rome Speedway is just days away. Anticipation has been building since facility owner Gene Cole and BD Motorsports Media LLC announced the agreement for Brett Deyo and his team to take over the half-mile speedway in February. This Friday (May 7), “full-blown” Modified racing returns to the ‘Home of

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Tuesday Practice Canceled, Racing Begins Friday at Utica-Rome Speedway

Due to saturated grounds and an ongoing mist/light rain, Tuesday night’s (May 4) Open Practice at Utica-Rome Speedway has been canceled. The first race of the 2021 season is scheduled for this Friday, May 7 with the Sunoco Modifieds, Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman, Fastline Performance Limited Sportsman, Next Generation Grafix Pro Stocks, Cool Stuff Antiques Four Cylinders, Senior Services

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Worthington Industries Presents 2021 Crate 602 Sportsman Division at Utica-Rome Speedway

Written by Chris Moore VERNON, NY – The Grand Reopening of Utica-Rome Speedway is two weeks away and the excitement continues to build. Drivers, fans and businesses alike are lining up to take part in the action at the Vernon, N.Y., half-mile facility in 2021. Worthington Industries is the latest partner to emerge as the presenting sponsor of the track’s

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