Sprint Cars Return: Patriot Sprint Tour Invades Utica-Rome Friday, June 17

Written By Andrew Reigel

VERNON, NY – Sprint Cars Return

This Friday night (June 17), the Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) will make first appearance of the 2022 Season at the Utica-Rome Speedway on A-Verdi Storage Containers/Broedel Energy Night at the Home of Heroes.

The PST 360 Sprint Cars will race for 25 laps around the ultra-fast half-mile speedway for the series’ first of two appearances in 2022.

Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., holds the Patriot Sprint Tour point lead by 16 points over Jordan Thomas after two events.

In the two events contested so far in the 2022 campaign the Patriot Sprint Tour Franek and Jason Shultz have picked up one win each.

Joining the Patriot Sprint Tour Friday night will be the Sunoco Modifieds, Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman, Next Generation Graphix Pro Stocks, Fastline Performance Limited Sportsman and Fonda Fair Four Cylinders.

For the June 17 program, all gates open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are slated to begin at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $18 for Adults and $16 for Seniors (ages 65 and above). Kids 11 and under are admitted FREE.

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

The night of racing – and every race in the 2022 season – will air live and on-demand on FloRacing (www.floracing.tv).

Utica-Rome Speedway is located at 5591 NY-5 (Seneca Turnpike) Vernon, NY 13476. The official website is www.uticaromespeedway.com and can be reached by phone at 315.953.4097.  Like Utica-Rome Speedway on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @UR_Speedway.


2022 Patriot Sprint Tour Points: 1-Davie Franek-295, 2-Jordan Thomas-279, 3-Dalton Rombough-273, 4-Jake Karklin-270, 5-Jonathan Preston-267, 6-Dave Axton-241, 7-Jordan Hutton-234, 8-Steve Glover-232, 9-Andrew Jacobus-232, 10-Parker Evans-213


2022 Patriot Sprint Tour Wins:

1-Davie Franek & Jason Shultz


2022 Patriot Sprint Tour Winners:

May 17th: Davie Franek

Jun 11th: Jason Shultz


Track Record for Patriot Sprint Tour At Utica-Rome Speedway:

15.598 set 10/6/2015 by Paul Kinney No. 19K


Patriot Sprint Tour Wins at Utica-Rome Speedway:

2-Stewart Friesen

1-Chuck Hebing & Paulie Colagiovanni


Patriot Sprint Tour Winners At Utica-Rome Speedway:

2006: Chuck Hebing (4/30)

2013: Stewart Friesen (9/7)

2014: Stewart Friesen (9/6)

2021: Paulie Colagiovanni (9/6)