Utica-Rome Speedway promoter on the mend

VERNON, NY - New Utica-Rome Speedway owner/promoter Eric Kingsley is home and recovering from a recent major surgery on his left shoulder. "Eric is home and recovering, but he is in a great deal of pain," said speedway publicist Doug Zupan. "He...

VERNON, NY - New Utica-Rome Speedway owner/promoter Eric Kingsley is home and recovering from a recent major surgery on his left shoulder.

"Eric is home and recovering, but he is in a great deal of pain," said speedway publicist Doug Zupan. "He sure could use some cheering up and get well wishes."

The surgery requires a minimum month recovery time with a great deal of therapy, which will keep the Kingsley family very busy. As a result, Kingsley will not be able to do any work at Utica-Rome for some time.

To send get well wishes to Eric Kingsley, mail to:
Eric Kingsley
1040 Rte. 57
Phoenix, NY 13135

With work at Utica-Rome on a temporary halt, work on the 2001 race schedule at Utica-Rome continues on paper, with Opening Day 2001 scheduled for Sunday May 6. In weekly competition during the 40th anniversary season at the popular Vernon half-mile oval will be the DIRT 358 Modifieds, DIRT Sportsman, DIRT Pro Stocks, Pure Stocks, and Slingshots.

Just some of the highlights of the 2001 season include the Mother's Day special on May 13, when the Sunoco Race Fuels 358-Modified Super DIRT Series will kick off with a 100-lapper along with a 30-lap affair for the UFPO "Dig Safely" Sportsman Super DIRT Series. The season will close on Friday September 21 with the second and final Sunoco Race Fuels 358-Modified Super DIRT Series 100-lap event plus the ARANY Pro Stock Super DIRT Series 25-lap special.

The Kingsley family and the entire staff and management of the New Utica-Rome Speedway would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Holiday Season, along with a very happy and prosperous New Year.

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