Category Archives: Utica-Rome Speedway News

Three-Peat: Matt Sheppard Opens Utica-Rome Season With Alex Friesen Remembered Victory

Written by Chris Moore VERNON, NY – Three-peat. For the third consecutive year, Matt Sheppard topped the 3 Bastards Brewing Modified field in the ‘Alex Friesen Remembered’ Season Opener at Utica-Rome Speedway. Sheppard raced from the fifth starting position on his way to the $6,800 top prize, paying homage to Alex Friesen’s No. 68 from his racing days. “If I’m not

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Three-Peat: Matt Sheppard Opens Utica-Rome Season With Alex Friesen Remembered Victory

Written by Chris Moore VERNON, NY – Three-peat. For the third consecutive year, Matt Sheppard topped the 3 Bastards Brewing Modified field in the ‘Alex Friesen Remembered’ Season Opener at Utica-Rome Speedway. Sheppard raced from the fifth starting position on his way to the $6,800 top prize, paying homage to Alex Friesen’s No. 68 from his racing days. “If I’m

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Sunday Stars: Talented Opening Day Field Set for Utica-Rome ‘Honoring Alex’ Special

Written by Chris Moore VERNON, NY – Sunday Stars. Utica-Rome Speedway lifts the lid on its 2024 season in a big way this Sunday, April 21 with the ‘Honoring Alex Friesen Season Opener.’ The ‘Home of Heroes’ opening program is headlined by a 30-lap, $6,800-to-win 3 Bastards Brewing Modified event, paying homage to the late Alex Friesen’s No. 68. Some

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Sunday Funday: Utica-Rome Speedway ‘Honoring Alex’ Opener Set for Sunday, April 21

VERNON, NY – Sunday funday, Utica-Rome Speedway style. The 2024 Season Opener at the Home of Heroes has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 21. Following a stretch of late-week rain and a forecast of afternoon and evening showers for Friday, the BD Motorsports Media LLC speedway management team has opted to utilize the Sunday rain date for the ‘Honoring Alex’

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Utica-Rome Speedway Tuesday Practice Opens Season With 96 Race Cars

Written by Chris Moore VERNON, NY – Utica-Rome Speedway’s first on-track action of the 2024 season is officially complete. Ninety-six race cars packed the pit area for the Tuesday night test and tune session to shake down their machines in advance of Friday night’s Season Opener. The Taylor’s Trailers Crate 602 Sportsman led the way with 31 competitors registered for practice. Savannah,

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Honoring Alex: Utica-Rome Opens Friday, April 19 with $6,800-to-win Alex Friesen Memorial

VERNON, NY – Honoring Alex. The 2024 Utica-Rome Speedway season gets the green flag this Friday, April 19 with the ‘Honoring Alex’ event run in memory of late promotional icon Alex Friesen. In recognition of Friesen’s iconic No. 68, the 3 Bastards Brewing Modifieds compete for a $6,800 winner’s share for 30 laps of racing. Friesen lost his life in

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It’s Time to Hit the Track: Utica-Rome Speedway Hosts Practice Tuesday, April 16

VERNON, NY – It’s time to hit the track. Utica-Rome Speedway opens its 2024 season this Tuesday, April 16 with an Open Practice session for both the half-mile oval and the inner oval. All classes are welcome to attend the test and tune: weekly divisions of 3 Bastards Brewing Modifieds, Taylor’s Trailers Crate 602 Sportsman, Next Generation GraphiX Pro Stocks,

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Sunoco Race Fuels, BD Motorsports Media Announce Five-Year Partnership Extension

MILLSBORO, DE – Looking toward the future. Sunoco Race Fuels and BD Motorsports Media LLC announced on Monday an extended, five-year partnership encompassing the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco, American Racer Cup, Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Del., and Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y. Sunoco will serve as the official

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