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Sunday May 26th
Gates-Cole Associates presents the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Plus a regular show of Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Pure Stocks
Modified winner earns Guaranteed spot for Victoria 200, Victoria 200 rules apply...
Gates open at 3p.m. Racing at 5:30p.m.
Monday May 27th
VP Racing Fuels presents the Victoria 200 Race of Champions Modified Series
$10,000 to Win - 100 Laps plus 602 Sportsman - $1,000 to win
Gates open at 2:30p.m. Racing at 6p.m.
VERNON, NY- The first big weekend motorsports event of the season of the 2013 season in Central New York is rapidly approaching at the Utica-Rome Speedway and track officials have released the rule structure for the headline Modified event. The weekend starts on Sunday May 26 when Gates-Cole presents the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints plus a regular show of Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and Pure Stocks plus a spectacular fireworks show. Then on Monday 27, VP Racing Fuels will present the Race of Champions Modified Series Victoria 200 which will pay $10,000 to the winner of the 100 lap main event. The 602 Crate Sportsman will join in on the action on Monday for a $1,000 event of their own.
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) 361 cubic inch or less - 2,400 pounds. (GAS ONLY)Small Blocks with Brodix Spec Aluminum heads-2350 lbs., Small Blocks with SB2 heads- Must weigh 2,500 pounds. As per weekly rules, no dome pistons allowed in Small Blocks.
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.
RULES FOR VICTORIA 200 AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY WEEKEND RELEASED FOR
BOTH MODIFIEDS AND 602 CRATE SPORTSMAN
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Sunday May 26th : General Admission $20.00 Adults $18.00 Seniors, Students and Military with ID Under 9 free
Pits: Participant $27.00 Non-Participant $30.00
Monday May 27th: General Admission $25.00 $10.00 for 14 and under
Pits: Participant $40.00 Non-Participant $45.00
Two Day Pit Passes - Participant $60.00 Non-Participant $65.00
Fireworks May 26th by
VERNON, NY- The Memorial Day Weekend is looked at by many as the unofficial start to the summer racing season in the Northeast and the Utica-Rome Speedway is kicking the season off in grand style with a big two day event.
First, on Sunday May 26, Gates-Cole Associates will present a huge show that will include the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints plus the Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and Pure Stocks plus a huge fireworks display by Majestic Fireworks.
Action in the Modified division has been intense every week with late race passes or charges from deep in the pack for the win happening pretty much every week. So far this season, there have been five different winners in the Modifieds with Ronnie Johnson, Ryan Phelps, Todd Burley, Stewart Friesen, and Matt Sheppard all finding victory lane so far. Just some of the drivers still looking for their first checkered flag of the season include Larry Wight, Mike Mahaney, Willy Decker, Pat Ward, Dale Planck, Jimmy Davis, Jason Rood, Rob Bellinger, Casey Williams, Alan Johnson, and many more. Will it be someone different this week or will someone become the first repeat winner?
The Empire Super Sprints have seen just two full point events plus a non point challenge event at Selinsgrove Speedway but the action has been fast and furious in so far this season. After racing part time last year due to injury, Steve Poirier has returned to full time action this season and finds himself in familiar territory as he leads the point standings. Poirier has also picked a win already this season at the season opener at the Can-Am Speedway. Chuck Hebing, Shawn Donath, Justin Barger, Kevin Ward, Jr., Dylan Swiernik, Jeff Cook, Michael Parent, Lance Yonge, Paul Kinney, Jason Barney, Cory Sparks, and Joe Trenca are just some of the drivers looking to break into victory lane and challenge for the point lead. TJ Stutts was the winner in the last event while Tony Stewart was the in the Mach 1 chassis Challenge event, both at Selinsgrove Speedway.
The Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and Pure Stocks will also be in action this Sunday evening as each class will all provide their own brand of exciting racing action.
After the dust settles on the racing action and the fireworks have lit up the night sky on Sunday, the staff and management will begin preparations for another big event on Monday, May 27.
The annual Victoria 200 event, this year sponsored by VP Racing Fuels, will again see the winner of the Modified 100 lap event collect a big $5,000 paycheck. Again part of the Race of Champions Modified Series, this event annually draws some of the biggest names in Modified racing including Brett Hearn, Billy Decker, Ryan Godown, Rick Labauch, Bobby Varin, Jimmy Horton, and many more will take on the tough weekly Utica-Rome Speedway field. The question is, can anyone slow down Bobby Varin, who has been dominant in recent years in Utica-Rome’s big events especially the ones that allow the use of sail panels such as this event. Varin has been victorious in four consecutive $10,000 events at Utica-Rome Speedway that allow the use of the high side panels, with two consecutive in both the Victoria 200 and New Yorker 200 events. In two visits this season at the Vernon oval, mechanical problems have plagued Varin and a win in this event would be a perfect remedy.
The 602 Sportsman will visit the “The Action Track of the East” for the first of their four scheduled appearances this season as they will compete in their own $1,000 event. Sportsman drivers from all over the region are expected as they always look forward to their events at the half mile oval.
Action on Sunday will begin at 5:30 p.m., with gates opening at 3 p.m. The gates for Monday’s big event open at 2:30 p.m. with racing set to begin at 6 p.m.
The Modifieds will be allowed the use of sail panels for both days, allowing teams in competition on Sunday evening to gain some valuable track time with the added sheet metal. Also, Sunday evening’s Modified winner will be a guaranteed starter for the following day’s event.
Victoria rules click here