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Utica Rome Speedway Welcomes NASCAR in 2014-------------2013 Track Champions - Modifieds - Stewart Friesen   Sportsman -  Matt Janczuk    Pro Stock - Tom Denton    Pure Stock - Ron Hawker......
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2014 Rule changes are posted on the rules page

American Racer Cup Sportsman program for the 2014 racing season. It is simply amazing what American Racer, Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuels and all the participating sponsors have put in this season! This breakdown is also being mailed out. The new State Championships will only add to the bonuses that teams received last year. Over $5,600 in new cash awards!
1ST - $1,500.00  6th - $400.00
2nd - $1,000.00  7th - $300.00
3rd - $750.00      8th - $250.00
4th - $600.00      9th - $200.00
5th - $500.00     10th - $100.00
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Featuring regular show of Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stock and Pure Stocks
Gates open at 3:30 P.M. with racing at 6 P.M.
General Admission $13 - Seniors, Students and Military $11 Under 9 Free

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VERNON, NY- For the past several seasons, a growing number of 602 Crate powered Sportsman have entered weekly events at the Utica-Rome Speedway despite being at a distinct disadvantage by competing in the weekly open Sportsman division.  For the 2014 season, track owner Gene Cole will provide a bonus to the highest finishing 602 Sportsman car during in regular weekly events.

Provided that there at least three 602 Sportsman in the field during a weekly event, a $100 bonus will be given to the highest finishing crate powered Sportsman.  Drivers must declare that they are a 602 Sportsman when entering the gates on a weekly basis, and the highest finishing car will need to go to post race technical inspection for verification and may be subject to inspection.  Competitors are reminded that they will need a NASCAR competitors license to compete in any regular weekly event at the Utica-Rome Speedway.

The 53rd season gets underway this coming Sunday, April 27, at the Utica-Rome Speedway.  A new era will begin as all divisions will be competing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series with the headlining Modifieds competing not only for the lucrative track title but a state and national title as well. The Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and Pure Stocks also will see added point money at season's end, but also have the chance to compete for a national title as well.  The gates open this Sunday at 3:30 p.m. with racing starting at 6 p.m.


VERNON, NY- After a seemingly endless winter, spring seems to have finally have found its way into Central New York and with that comes the much anticipated start to the 2014 season at Utica-Rome Speedway.  This Sunday, April 27, the 53rd season is set to begin at the famed Vernon oval with a full show of Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and Pure Stocks.

Defending Modified champion Stewart Friesen will again looking to defend his title, with this year’s title worth $13,000 to the champion.  Matt Sheppard, who went into the final night last year tied with Friesen for the point lead, is looking for some redemption this year as he seeks his second title at the Utica-Rome Speedway.  As always, field of drivers at Utica-Rome will consist of some of the top drivers in the area including past champions Pat Ward and Willy Decker as well as Mike Mahaney, Larry Wight, Mike Bowman, 2013 Sportsman champion Matt Janczuk, and others. During the offseason, the Utica-Rome Speedway became part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series which adds even more incentives to the weekly competitors.  Not only will drivers see a rise in season ending point money, they now have the ability to compete for a NASCAR state title and national title.

With three-time Sportsman champion Matt Janczuk moving up to the Modifieds, this year’s Sportsman title will be up for grabs.  Jeremy Vunk, Claude Hutchings, Jr., Jack Miller, Heath Carney, Steve Way, were Janczuk’s closest competition in 2013 and are expected to be in the mix this season along with several others.

Tom Denton has dominated the past two seasons en route to his sixth and seventh Pro Stock championships and this year he will again have to fend off a familiar cast of drivers to gain another title.  Glenn Forward, Bret Belden, Mark Effner, and Shawn Frost are just some of the drivers hoping to unseat the multi-time champion,

The Pure Stocks again saw Ron Hawker as their champion in 2013 and he again plans to be on hand to defend his title, but he may have his hands full in 2014.  Not only are Ricky Breed, Bill Mason, and Frank Hyatt plus many more looking for a shot at the title, but also is former champion Russ Marsden.  The four time champion stated his intentions over the winter to return to weekly competition at the Utica-Rome Speedway and reclaim the title.

The Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and Pure Stocks will also be part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and will have a shot at a national title in their respective divisions and the national recognition that comes with it.

Gates open at 3:30 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m. Competitors that have not yet purchased their NASCAR license are urged to arrive early to do so.