Utica-Rome to receive new clay surface

VERNON, NY -- Track maintenance crews at the Utica-Rome Speedway are busy preparing for the 2002 racing season by applying an all-new red clay surface at the popular Sunday night DIRT Motorsports sanctioned track in Vernon. Hundreds of dump...

VERNON, NY -- Track maintenance crews at the Utica-Rome Speedway are busy preparing for the 2002 racing season by applying an all-new red clay surface at the popular Sunday night DIRT Motorsports sanctioned track in Vernon.

Hundreds of dump truck loads of rock free red clay have been laid down on the speedway-racing surface in the turns over the past several weeks. Clay was obtained on the speedway property and screened by a screening machine provided by T.H. Kinsella Quarries. The straightaways will also also be completely screened of rocks as well.

As of this writing, turns one and two are completely finished and packed in to cure during the winter season. Turns three and four and the straightaways are still under construction and will be finished over the next couple of weeks before the bad winter weather sets in. In the turns, a foot of finely screened clay has been laid down, and turns one and two have been widened by ten feet.

Utica-Rome Speedway is well known for exciting two and three wide racing all around the speedway on a smooth and tacky race surface. Track management expects this complete overhaul of the track to provide a continuance of the great racing Utica-Rome provides on a weekly basis.

Look for an ultra-fast, super competitive Utica-Rome Speedway half-mile during the 2002 race season. Excitement is building and race teams cannot wait to test the new clay surface for the first time next year. For more information, call the speedway office at (315) 829-4557 or for the latest updates log on to the speedway website at www.newuticaromespeedway.com.

-NURS-

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