One Night Only: All Star 410 Sprint Cars, Thunder on the Thruway Series Saturday

VERNON, NY – One night only in Vernon, N.Y.

The lightning-fast 410 Sprint Cars invade Utica-Rome Speedway this Saturday, Aug. 19 as the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions visit the Home of Heroes for a $10,000-to-win event presented by Scenic View Campground, Christian Fabrication and Broedel Energy.

Angola, Ind.’s Zeb Wise leads the All Star 410 Sprint Car contingent into New York State this weekend. Wise holds an 80-point advantage in the standings over Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) and 182 points over Aliquippa, Pa.’s Tim Shaffer.

Last August, the 410 Sprint Cars returned to Utica-Rome’s racy half-mile layout and Justin Peck picked up the 10k payday in a thriller.

The rare Saturday event features the championship round of the F.X. Caprara Car Companies Thunder on the Thruway Series for the 3 Bastards Brewing Modifieds, Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman and Next Generation GraphiX Pro Stocks.

Modifieds race 30 laps for $4,000 to win, Crate 602 Sportsman 25 laps for a $1,500 winner’s share and Pro Stocks 20 laps with $1,000 going to the victor. All events feature a draw for heat-race starting positions with a redraw of top qualifiers.

NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series and Thunder on the Thruway Series points will be awarded. There are no track or show-up points available.

Thunder on the Thruway Series point leaders entering the finale are Alex Yankowski of Covington Township, Pa. (Modified), Payton Talbot of South New Berlin, N.Y. (Crate 602 Sportsman) and Nick Stone of Rotterdam, N.Y. (Pro Stock).

Gates open at 4 p.m., with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $30 (Adults), $28 (Seniors ages 65 and above) and Kids 11 and under are FREE.

All seating is general admission for this event.

Pit admission is $45 (Non-Member), $40 (NASCAR or Utica-Rome Members), $10 Kids (ages 6-12) and $2 for Children ages 5 and under.

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