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Sheppard Returns to Utica-Rome Victory Lane After Thrilling Battle with Bachetti

Written by Chris Moore VERNON, NY – He’s back. For the first time since 2018, Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard returned to Victory Lane at Utica-Rome Speedway. “It feels really good (being back in Victory Lane at Utica-Rome). I feel like we’ve been in the hunt every week and we just haven’t gotten to the front fast enough,” explained Sheppard following

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RESULTS SUMMARY – UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY JUNE 11, 2021

Sunoco Modified Feature Finish (30 laps): MATT SHEPPARD, Andy Bachetti, Rocky Warner, Jessica Friesen, Alex Yankowski, Claude Hutchings Jr., Marshall Hurd, Shaun Walker, David Schilling, JaMike Sowle, Sean Beardsley, Tim Mayne, Rich Christman, Kailee DiMorier, Jim Walsh, Randy Shantel, Aaron Jacobs, Brian Gleason, Alan Johnson, Walt Chyrywaty Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman Feature Finish (25 laps): Matt Janczuk, Dave Richer,

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Full Program Joined By Mohawk Valley Vintage Modifieds Friday, June 11 at Utica-Rome

Written by Chris Moore VERNON, NY – This Friday, June 11, Utica-Rome Speedway hosts the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds (MVVDM) for the first time in 2021. The MVVDMS will join the five regular divisions on Friday night at the Route 5 oval. The Sunoco Modifieds, Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman, Next Generation Graphix Pro Stocks, Fastline Performance Limited Sportsman

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RESULTS SUMMARY – UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY JUNE 4, 2021

Sunoco Modified Feature Finish (30 laps): ROCKY WARNER, Matt Sheppard, Stewart Friesen, Andy Bachetti, Alan Johnson, Marshall Hurd, Brian Gleason, Jessica Friesen, Shaun Walker, David Schilling, Claude Hutchings Jr., Rich Christman, Randy Shantel, Sean Beardsley, JaMike Sowle, Tim Mayne, Aaron Jacobs, Jim Walsh, Ron Holmes Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman Feature Finish (25 laps): WILLY DECKER JR., Matt Janczuk, Addison

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Utica-Rome Speedway May 28 Program Falls to Rain

VERNON, NY – All-day, steady rain in Central New York prompted the cancellation of Friday night’s program at Utica-Rome Speedway. Speedway management opted to pull the plug on the night’s racing late Friday afternoon after reviewing the forecast, which called for a 100-percent chance of precipitation. The Sunoco Modified Twin 20s will be rescheduled to another date this season. Racing

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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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GRAND REOPENING RESULTS SUMMARY – UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY MAY 14, 2021

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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