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VERNON, NY- The final Modified event of the season at the Utica-Rome Speedway is coming up this weekend and Utica-Rome Speedway will be using the same rules package as the Victoria 200 Weekend that was run at the speedway in late May.  The rules will be in effect for both Sunday August 31st. and Monday September 1, giving drivers in competition on Sunday a chance to tune their cars for the big $10,000 to win New Yorker event on Monday.


The rules for the New Yorker 200 weekend, in addition to the weekly Utica-Rome Speedway rules, are listed below.

The Modified rules are basically the same as the weekly rules the addition of sail panels.  The Modifieds will run under this rule package on both Sunday and Monday, giving the drivers in attendance on Sunday an opportunity to tune in their cars with the sail panels.  The rule highlights are below.

Modifieds (This rule package will be in place for both days)-
1) Must be Modified chassis.

2) Small block steel heads 2400 lbs.
Big Block 2,500 LBS
Small Block using SB2 heads 2500 lbs.
SMALL BLOCK USING BRODIX SPEC ALUMINUM HEAD 2500 lbs.

3) Big Blocks - 2,500lbs. (GAS ONLY).

4) Cast iron blocks only - NO Aluminum blocks.

5) No tolerances on weight, must make weight after qualifying and main event.

6) No fuel injection.

7) Sail panels allowed - Total height is to be measured from ground to the highest point, not to exceed 65”. Total length is to be measured from rear axle, 48” from the center line to rear of car and 12” from center line forward. Maximum vertical lips will be 2” from door up and 2” from door down. 1 1/2“ tolerance on width allowed. The degree of angle from vertical lips (Upper and Lower) to rear plane of driver’s seat is 22 degrees. Sail panels must have same dimensions on both sides of car.

8) 4” inch maximum roof spoiler allowed. Spoiler must be mounted on rear of roof.

9) Tires -American Racer tires only. LF-SD-33 or harder, RF-SD-33/SD-38/SD-44/SD-48, LR-SD-33/SD-38/SD-44/SD-48, RR-SD-44/SD-48/SD-50 with McMod plating or other American Racer Cup track designation. No Late Model or non traditional Modified tread tires. Track has final say in tires. The speedway does not stock all available compounds and the following is a list what is normally available at the speedway- LF SD-33/SD-38, RF SD-33/SD-38, LR SD-33/SD-38/SD-44 RR SD-38/SD-44/SD-48.

10) For rules not covered here, please refer to the 2013 Utica-Rome Speedway rulebook which is available at www.uticaromespeedway.com.

The 602 Crate Sportsman rules are simple with home track tire, 2350 lbs for cars with aluminum wheels and 2300 lbs with steel wheels, and no rev box is required.  Tires must be a traditional Modified type tread pattern.

Gates for the Sunday portion of the event open at 3 p.m. with racing at 5:30 p.m. with the fireworks following the racing program.  On Monday, the gates will open at 2:30 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.
Date
General Admission
Pit Addmission
Race Event
Aug. 31st
$22.00 Seniors and Military with ID 20.00 
15 and under Free
$27  with license / $32 non
Labor Day Celebration/ESS
Sept. 1st
$27.00 - 15 and under $10.00
  $40  with license / $45 non

2 Day Pit Passes are as
follows: American Currency -
$60 with a license $70 without  
Canadian Currency - $65 with
license $75 without
New Yorker
**RULES BULLETIN**
EFFECTIVE AUGUST 17, 2014

VERNON, NY- Below is a rule clarification concerning the use of sail panels for the Modified division at the Utica-Rome Speedway.  Below is rule that will be in effect from this point moving forward whenever sail panels are in use.  Changes will be in
bold.

Sail panels- Total height is to be measured from ground to the highest point, not to exceed 65”. Total length is to be measured from rear axle, 48” from the center line to rear of car and 12” from center line forward. Maximum vertical lips will be 2” from door up and 2” from door down. 1 1/2“ tolerance on width allowed. The degree of angle from vertical lips (Upper and Lower) to rear plane of driver’s seat is 22 degrees. Sail panels must have same dimensions on both sides of car
and must be solid with no holes in panels.  No louvers will be allowed.  Any panel with window opening must be covered by lexan or sheet metal.

As stated above, this rule will be effect starting Sunday, August 17.
**RULES BULLETIN**
EFFECTIVE STARTING JUNE 29, 2014

WEIGHT RULE CHANGED FOR 358-MODIFIED ENGINES USING BRODIX SPEC ALUMINUM HEADS


VERNON, NY-Starting on Sunday June 29 in the Modified division, any 358-Modified that competes in the Modified division and utilizes the spec Brodix aluminum head will have to weigh a minimum of 2500 lbs. at the end of the event, including driver.  This is an addition of 150 lbs. from the previous 2350 lbs. that was the previous rule.  The rulebook will be amended to read the following.

Under weight in the rulebook-

¦ Weights are taken including driver with no fuel added.  Track scales will be official.  No protests or appeals are allowed on their findings.  NO tolerance of the total weight requirements will be allowed.  Weight violations are subject to complete disqualification at the discretion of the track promoter and/or officials

¦Small block steel heads 2400 lbs.
Big Block 2,500 LBS
Small Block using SB2 heads 2500 lbs.
SMALL BLOCK USING BRODIX SPEC ALUMINUM HEAD 2500 lbs.

These weights are subject to change.

And under the 358-Modified rules concerning cylinder heads-

CYLINDER HEADS:  BRODIX SPEC ALUMINUM, Bowtie steel, Dart steel, SB2, are the only cylinder heads allowed. Any porting allowed. Titanium valves and valve spring retainers are permitted.

HUGE WEEKEND OF RACING THIS WEEKEND AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY WITH TRACK TITLES TO BE DECIDED AND $10,000 TO WIN NEW YORKER UP FOR GRABS

VERNON, NY-With summer drawing to a close, so is the point chase at the Utica-Rome Speedway with track titles in the weekly divisions being decided this Sunday, August 31, on GatesCole.com night.  Sunday evening is the first of two consecutive nights of racing as part of the New Yorker 200 Weekend that will also include the third and final visit by the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints plus fireworks by Majestic, weather permitting.

Stewart Friesen leads Matt Sheppard by a mere 10 points going into the final night of points with a $10,000 track championship check hanging in the balance, plus $3,000 from NASCAR as part of the Whelen All-American Series, bring the champion’s take to a whopping $13,000.  Mike Mahaney currently holds the third spot over Larry Wight, and Pat Ward while Ryan Phelps, Willy Decker, Danny Varin, Jason Rood, and Tim Mayne round out the top 10 in the standings.

While a track title is up for grabs, there are some serious NASCAR point implications on both the national and state level this Sunday as well.  Friesen was moved into the 10th spot nationally in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series standings and is also now up to second in the New York State rankings, with first place obtainable with a good run Sunday.  Sheppard also has a lot to gain this weekend as well, as he moved up to 24th nationally and third in the state points with an opportunity to improve in both.

Just a month ago, Jeremy Vunk’s chances at grabbing the Sportsman title were fading with a run of bad luck but he has since recovered and goes into championship night with a 19 point advantage over Claude Hutchings Jr.  The rest of the top five are also within striking distance too as Steve Way just four markers out of second, with Jack Miller six points behind him and Mike Walton in the fifth spot just six points out of fourth.

Tom Denton is sitting in prime position to collect another Pro Stock title as he has a 30 point edge over Glenn Forward with one event remaining. Mark Effner is in the third spot over Chris Carr and AJ Digsby.

The Pure Stock standings show Russ Marsden as the point leader, but a surging Bill Mason has cut into Marsden’s point lead in recent weeks with a couple of wins and now is just eight points separating the duo.  Ricky Breed is third in the rankings, just eight points out of second, followed by Ron Hawker and Chuck Cushman.

The always exciting Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will also be in action as the methanol winged warriors will be using the event as a “Cole Cup tune up” as they prepare for the $10,000 to win September 6 spectacular.  Steve Poirier, Jason Barney, Jeff Cook, Matt Tanner, Paul Kinney, Chuck Hebing, Etienne Girard, Cory Sparks, Tommy Wickham, and many more plus some outsiders are expected to be in competition.  Friesen is expected to be pulling double duty again with both the Modified and Sprint.

Fireworks by Majestic will close out the evening’s action, weather permitting, with another fantastic fireworks display.  Gates open for the huge night of racing at 3 p.m. with racing at 5:30 p.m.

On Monday, September 1, the New Yorker Weekend will conclude when Carbone Auto Group and Sowle Enterprises present the $10,000 to win New Yorker 200.  The 100 lap Race of Champions Modified Series event will see many of the top drivers in the northeast converge on the Vernon oval to compete for a purse of over $35,000.  The Dig Safely GRIT 602 Series is also on the card as they will compete in a 30 lap, $1,000 to win, and $100 to start event.

This event will also be part of the speedway’s annual Night of Legends program with this year’s attention going to the Outlaw Circuit.  The Outlaw Circuit played an important part of Utica-Rome Speedway’s dirt era, spanning the early to mid 90’s.  Many of the era’s stars will be on hand to take part of the reunion and celebration.   Special thanks goes to Carbone Auto Group for making this event possible with their support.

The racing for this big Labor Day event starts at 6 p.m. with gates opening at 3 p.m.

Complete information of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints can be found at www.empiresupersprints.com with the Race of Champions Series info can be accessed at www.rocdirt.com
New Yorker Modified Payout by position…1/$10,000 - 2/$5,000 - 3/$3,000 - 4/$2,200 - 5/$2,000 - 6/$1,500 - 7/$1,500 - 8/$1,200 - 9/$1,100 - 10/$1,000 - 11/$900 - 12/$800 - 13/$700 - 14/$600 - 15/$500 - 16/$475 - 17/$450 - 18/$425 19-24/$400.
Sunday August 31st.   GatesCole.com Presents
                                  Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Including regular show of
                                  Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and Pure Stocks plus
                                  FIREWORKS, final night of points
                                  Modified winner erns guaranteed spot for New Yorker 200.
                                  Gates open at 3 p.m. with racing at 5:30 p.m.


Monday September 1  
Carbone Auto Group and Sowle Enterprises Present
                                  The New  Yorker 200 RoC $10,000 to win
                                  for the Modifieds plus Dig Safely GRIT 602 Sportsman Series -
                                  $1,000 to win.  The Night of Legends and Outlaw Circuit
                                  Reunion           Gates open at 3 p.m. Racing at 6 p.m.