Utica-Rome season opener preview

VERNON- The Utica-Rome Speedway will open on Sunday, April 27th to begin it's 42nd year of operation. As the 2003 season schedule nears completion, it looks to be a very exciting year at the fast half-mile speedplant. After the opener, the next...

VERNON- The Utica-Rome Speedway will open on Sunday, April 27th to begin it's 42nd year of operation. As the 2003 season schedule nears completion, it looks to be a very exciting year at the fast half-mile speedplant.

After the opener, the next big event will the the annual Mothers Day Special, which features the Turning Stone Casino Resort Super DIRT Series for DIRT 358-Modifieds and the Sunoco Super DIRT Series for the DIRT Sportsman. The Empire Super Sprints also return for three events on Memorial Day weekend, Independence Day weekend, and Labor Day weekend. The mighty big block Modifieds invade the speedway on July 31st for their Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series event. The 358-Modifieds have another Turning Stone Casino Resort event on September 14th, joined by the Empire Sports Network Super DIRT Series for the DIRT Pro Stocks. Also being scheduled are the Central New York Mini-Sprints and Monster Trucks.

A pre-season practice event is also being planned at the speedway. This will give Utica-Rome Speedway competitors a chance to prepare their cars for the season opener.

When the schedule is released, it will be available immediately on the speedway website, at www.uticaromespeedway.com. For more information on the upcoming season, call the office at (315) 822-6336.

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