MOTOCROSS: Utica-Rome special event June 16th preview

Regular show plus Northeast Freestyle Motocross Series Sunday June 16 at Utica-Rome Speedway on Pepsi-Cola Night. VERNON, NY -- Pepsi-Cola will present an exciting show of professional DIRT Motorsports race competition this Sunday June 16 at ...

Regular show plus Northeast Freestyle Motocross Series Sunday June 16 at Utica-Rome Speedway on Pepsi-Cola Night.

VERNON, NY -- Pepsi-Cola will present an exciting show of professional DIRT Motorsports race competition this Sunday June 16 at Utica-Rome Speedway. In race competition at "The Action Track of the East" will be the 358-Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and Pure Stocks plus the Northeast Extreme Freestyle Motocross Series. Race time is set for 6pm at the popular half-mile track.

Mitch Gibbs, Gordy Button, and Todd Burley each have one feature win in the 358-Modified division to date. A host of other drivers will join them in quest for a victory in this Sunday's Pepsi-Cola 30-lap main event including the legendary Jack Johnson, Jason Barney, Ryan Baye, Aaron Excell, J.J. Michaels, John Ramsey, Gus Schmidt, Steve Hulsizer, and Jim Rothwell. The young Matt Sheppard is the current points leader, but has come up short in making his way into the win column.

Two new feature winners this season have graced victory lane in the competitive Sportsman division, including John Christian and Mike Button. Defending champion Tim Clemons and veteran Paul Carey are still searching for their first victories of the year. Bret Belden and Buddy Hencke are the only two winners in the Pro Stock ranks, with Jason Rood and Denny Smith knocking on the door every week. Dave Mannise, Chuck Cushman, and Jeff Thorp have been dominant in the Pure Stock division so far this season. Will there be a new winner this Sunday in any of the divisions?

During intermission, the talented riders of the Northeast Extreme Freestyle Motocross Series will perform jumps and stunts in the infield area. It surely will be an entertaining program full of family fun and excitement this Sunday at Utica-Rome.

The gates this Sunday June 16 on Pepsi-Cola Night will open at 4pm, with racing action beginning at 6pm. Free parking and overnight camping is allowed on speedway grounds. For more information, contact the track office at (315) 829-4557 or log on to www.uticaromespeedway.com.

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