Utica-Rome July 31st preview

VERNON, NY- This Thursday July 31, Utica-Rome Speedway will host a special midweek show when Tracey Road Equipment and Gates Cole Insurance present the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series for the Modifieds (100 laps) plus Pro Stocks. Gates open...

VERNON, NY- This Thursday July 31, Utica-Rome Speedway will host a special midweek show when Tracey Road Equipment and Gates Cole Insurance present the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series for the Modifieds (100 laps) plus Pro Stocks. Gates open at 4 p.m. with time trials to start at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

The stars of DIRT will battle for 100 laps in stop 13 of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series. Alan Johnson comes into Utica-Rome Speedway as the series point leader over Billy Decker, Gary Tomkins, Tim Mcreadie, Brett Hearn, Tim Fuller, Steve Paine, Pat Ward, Danny Johnson, and Vic Coffey. Other drivers expected include Chuck Bower, Bobby Varin, Kenny Tremont, Bob McCreadie, Steve Hulsizer, and more. The Utica-Rome Speedway regulars of Dale Planck, Mitch Gibbs, Matt Sheppard, Todd Burley, Willy Decker, and many others will look to upset the tour stars and steal the victory. Any speedway regular who attempts to qualify for the series event, whether it's a 358-Modified or DIRT Modified, will receive 25 points towards the season long point standings, even if they fail to qualify. Also, a Victoria 200 All-Star Race qualifying spot will be awarded to the first DIRT legal 358-Modified to cross the line. The All-Star Race spot gives a driver a third chance to qualify for the prestigous Victoria 200 run at the Fulton Speedway in October. Billy Decker was the last winner in a DIRT Modified event at the speedway, when he won in 2001 when the last Advance Auto Part Super DIRT Series event at Utica-Rome Speedway. The DIRT Pro Stocks will also be in action for a regualar event.

Join us this Thursday for what promises to be an exciting show at the "Action Track of the East". Utica-Rome Speedway is located on Route 5 in Vernon, just a few minutes from New York State Thruway Exit 33. For more information, please call the speedway office at (315) 829-4557 or on the internet, log on to www.uticaromespeedway.com.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Brett Hearn , Bobby Varin