Five Bucks: Grandstand Admission Just $5 This Friday at Utica-Rome Speedway

Written by Chris Moore

VERNON, NY $5 for a night out!

This Friday, July 16, racing continues at Utica-Rome Speedway for just $5 General Admission. Tom Cole’s Lexi LLC presents $5 grandstand admission. Kids 11 and under remain FREE.

For $5, fans will see a full program of racing headlined by the Sunoco Modifieds roaring for 30 laps around the half-mile oval.

Joining the Modifieds on the half-mile speedway are the Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman, Next Generation Graphix Pro Stocks, Fastline Performance Limited Sportsman and Cool Stuff Antiques Four Cylinders.

Also in action, the Senior Services Insurance All-Star Slingshots and D&S Landscaping Junior Slingshots will be in action on the inner oval.

Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard continues to further his command on the Sunoco Modified points standings, coming off his third consecutive win last Friday.

Mexico, N.Y.’s Addison Bowman recorded his first career Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman feature win, moving him to fifth in points. Dolgeville, N.Y.’s Dave Richer continues to set the pace fresh off a third-place run this past Friday night.

Schenectady, N.Y.’s Nick Stone won his second consecutive Next Generation Graphix Pro Stocks feature event, moving him within four points of the current point leader Beau Ballard. Ballard, a Grand Gorge, N.Y. native, has finished the top three of every event this season.

Nick Stone also picked up the win in the Fastline Performance Limited Sportsman division, proclaiming in Victory Lane that he will move up with the Crate 602 Sportsman starting next week. Rotterdam, N.Y.’s Clayton DuMond sits atop the Limited Sportsman standings, thanks to his division-leading three wins.

Jean Foster took over the Cool Stuff Antiques point lead, winning the Single Cam portion of this past Friday’s event. Matt Buckovan won the overall event in just his third career race.

Kyle Fallis won his second Senior Services Insurance All-Star Slingshot event of the season, pulling him to the top of the standings. Corky Warner won the D&S Landscaping Junior Slingshot event. Colt Kimball is the current Junior Slingshot point leader.

With the Speedway Entertainment Slingshot Tour at another venue Friday, Slingshot competitors will receive show-up points this week.

For the July 16 program, all gates open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with racing beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $5. Kids 11 and under are FREE.

Pit Admission is $30 for Utica-Rome Speedway members and $35 for non-members.

The event will be streamed live by Dirt Track Digest TV ( for those unable to attend in-person.

Utica-Rome Speedway is located at 5591 NY-5 (Seneca Turnpike) Vernon, NY 13476. The official website is Like Utica-Rome Speedway on Facebook or @UR_Speedway.