SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Empire Super Sprints (ESS) and the New Utica-Rome Speedway are pleased to announce a second event at the ultra-fast half-mile oval in Vernon, N.Y. On Wednesday night, Oct. 9, the winged warriors of will kick off five strait...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Empire Super Sprints (ESS) and the New Utica-Rome Speedway are pleased to announce a second event at the ultra-fast half-mile oval in Vernon, N.Y. On Wednesday night, Oct. 9, the winged warriors of will kick off five strait nights of racing action as a part of Super DIRT Week 2002. The first event will be held on Labor Day weekend, Sunday night, Sept. 1.
With the addition of the sprints at Utica-Rome on Wednesday night, fans that are attending the extravaganza at the New York State Fairgrounds from Oct. 9-13 will get their fix after the sun goes down for all five days. Thursday night and Friday night, the DIRT 358 modifieds will headline at Brewerton and Rolling Wheels Raceway with the annual ESS/URC Challenge Event to be run Saturday night at Rolling Wheels.
The 2002 version of SDW is expected to be the most exciting ever with not only the addition of ESS at Utica but also the return of the USAC Silver Crown Series to the "Moody Mile" It's going to be an open wheel, dirt track fan's dream.
Last year ESS made the return to Utica-Rome after a five year absence with young Steve Dow coming home the winner blitzing the tacky track with record speeds. Dow along with many other ESS stars such as Mike Woodring, Dan Kaszubinski, Lance Yonge and Mike Stelter will be in the field for both events at the Eric Kingsley promoted facility.
It might be a chilly October evening presented by Nice N' Easy Grocery Shoppes, but the hot action of the Empire Super Sprints will be all you need to heat up the grandstands.
<pre> EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS ALL TIME NEW UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY FEATURE WINNERS
Year Date Winner 1986 May 26th Dave Kelly 1986 July 27th Bill Peri 1987 May 25th Gordy Button 1987 October 3rd Mike VanDusen 1989 June 11th George Sifo 1989 July 9th Robbie Hart 1989 August 20th Mal Lane 1990 July 8th Bob Podolak 1990 August 11th Jeff Thomas 1992 August 9th Lance Yonge 1994 May 29th Bobby Parrow 1996 May 26th Mike Woodring 1996 Sept. 1st Bobby Parrow 2001 Sept. 2 Steve Dow.