Utica-Rome Awards Banquet date announced

Utica-Rome Speedway Awards Banquet set for November 16th. VERNON- With the racing portion of the season now completed, the next event on the schedule is the Utica-Rome Speedway Awards Banquet. This banquet is set for November 16th at the Turning...

Utica-Rome Speedway Awards Banquet set for November 16th.

VERNON- With the racing portion of the season now completed, the next event on the schedule is the Utica-Rome Speedway Awards Banquet. This banquet is set for November 16th at the Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona, New York.

The Utica-Rome Speedway Awards Banquet will see the top drivers of the 2002 season receive their awards, including some special awards. Matt Sheppard was the Utica-Rome Speedway DIRT 358-Modified champion in his first full season the speedway. Jamie Christian, of West Winfield, took top honors in the highly competitive DIRT Sportsman. The DIRT Pro Stock title went right down to the final lap, with Jason Rood of Oneida claiming the title. Dave Mannise of Fulton, despite a late season slump, was crowned the Pure Stock champion.

Tickets for this special evening are priced at $30 a person, and are available now. To order your tickets, you can call Connie Plows, Monday thru Friday, during business hours at (315) 822-6336. Evenings and weekends you can contact Brenda Belden (315) 855-7688, Debi Christman (315) 363-3306, or Barb Clark (315) 893-1822 to order your tickets. Tickets are limited the first 350 participants, and the deadline to order tickets is currently set at November 2nd. The banquet is open to anyone wishing to join in the festivities. The Turning Stone Casino Resort is located off Exit 33 of the New York State Thruway.

For information on what is happening during the off season and for news on next season, log on to the website at www.uticaromespeedway.com. News will be posted as soon as it is available. To contact the speedway, call (315) 829-4557.

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