Click the links to view statistics on the uticarome speedway. Uticarome speedway celebrates milestone news uticaod. In the 1960s and 70s, an impressive group of drivers competed at the speedway, some on a weekly basis and others just for special events. Utica rome speedway used to be one of my favorite racetracks to attend. It first fell under the sanctioned banner in 1981 and 1982. Will kevin root begin his championship defense with a win at uticarome speedway sunday, june 16. What is left of the drag strip can be seen starting in turn 1 and running into the woods. With the starting ling of the drag strip just turns 1 and 2. If you are interested in being a part of the uticarome speedway staff, please download and fill out this application and mail it to. History uticarome speedway central new yorks sunday night. Billy decker and brett hearn each have series high two wins at the vernon, ny track. Richard ernest evans july 23, 1941 october 24, 1985, was an american racing driver who. The quartermile has seen 25 series races in its history with brett hearn carrying the most wins with five. New season at uticarome speedway begins may 6 wktv.
Uticarome speedway in vernon, ny allows 57up bodies on the street stocks and one guy still runs a 57 chevy. After all jack johnson sits on top of the fonda speedway alltime modified feature winners list with 149 and the alltime modified track championships list with 11. Nascar great, tony stewart, is set to be at the uticarome speedway this friday. Bob and ray valasek together wrote a book on the history of the valley county fairgrounds track. A comprehensive listing of motor racing events 18952009the history of the united racing club. Uticarome speedway archives page 2 of 3 speed sport. Utica rome speedway is set to add to its already impressive schedule as the track begins a new 360 sprint car tradition in central new york in 20. Mar, 2020 will kevin root begin his championship defense with a win at uticarome speedway sunday, june 16. Mcguinness work has led her to uncover local history of national significance that no one else has published. The hangover has a long history of being run on the first day of the year and.
William burns obituary utica, ny the observerdispatch. This is uticarome speedway view from the back stretchthe oval track was 14 mile asphalt. Browse expedia s selection of 209 hotels and places to stay closest to utica rome speedway. The first state of delaware has a legendary history of automobile racing. The speedway was again sanctioned from 1985 through 1987 before one final run as a weekly 358modified track from 1999 to 2004. Uticarome speedway arra documenting racing history. Utica is the ninth episode of the first season of the television series rome. Welcome to the action track of the east come and join us for an evening of fun and entertainment at uticarome speedway. Uticarome has been sanctioned by dirtcar at various points in its over 50year history.
Waterman to show up with the utica rome speedway pace car. Utica rome speedway live stream sign in to follow this. Special thanks to david and sherrie kingwater for donating 50 coloring books handed earlier this season and to jeff bristol of bristol enterprises for donating safety rulers for the kids club to be handed out this weekend. History uticarome speedway central new yorks sunday. As a kid growing up in vernon, in the summer we would sit outside the post office and wait for mr. Uticarome speedway to present dirtcar 358modified division weekly at uticarome speedway in. In 1963, lancaster speedways dragway was part of a coalition of drag strips in new york called the timing association of north america tana. He was a stock car enthusiast by avocation and raced them at the utica rome speedway. Utica rome speedway is the central new york sunday night at 6pm home of dirtcar racing from april through september. The speedway built a 18thmile paved drag strip just adjacent to the speedway on the west side in 1961.
The relax inn is located close to interstate 90, providing easy access to many local attractions and businesses central new york has to offer. Popular attractions oneida community mansion house and utica rome speedway are located nearby. The driversuticarome speedway is different than most tracks in the country as it has had great history on both the asphalt and dirt surfaces. Super dirt week to feature intense racing at oswego speedway. Details about the home of heros, utica rome speedway, ny track history book.
Utica rome speedway has put all speedway events for april 2020 on pause. This extraordinary book covers the west coast jalopy era of the 50s and early 60s. Rome international speedway, rome, 12 mile clay oval, special event track. The 2018 driver substitute w9 form is now available. Dec 06, 2016 utica rome has been sanctioned by dirtcar at various points in its over 50year history. Dirt track racing is the single most common form of auto racing in the united states. The hangover has a long history of being run on the first day of the year and uticarome speedway looks to continue that tradition with.
It is across the street from the fort stanwix national monument and just minutes from turning stone casino, utica. Apr 17, 2016 utica rome speedway live stream sign in. Utica rome speedway live stream bob hilbert sportswear. May 08, 2011 the working title of the book is the home of heroes 50 years of racing at uticarome speedway, and it will be released wednesday night, aug. The pontiac speedway was located on m59 at cranberry lake, 3 miles west of the pontiac airport. Second year of operation for the track second year of operation for the track 19. From 1946 through 2016, the columbus motor speedway, the tough onethirdmile track led primarily by the nuckles family, presented numerous motorsport events ranging from motorcycles to coupes and, finally, to stock cars. His 152 total wins at fonda 2320, 58 is a total that no one will likely ever touch.
Jul 08, 2019 welcome to the action track of the east come and join us for an evening of fun and entertainment at utica rome speedway. Evans was 32 when he won his first nascar national modified crown in 1973. Utica rome fell silent for a few years during the early 80s until being resurrected by jim beachy and jack johnson in the mid80s as new venture speedway. The below text and pictures are from a local historian. Flashback to the year 1970 at the uticarome speedway. Top 10 hotels closest to utica rome speedway in utica.
Here is a list of new york race tracks dont see a track listed here. Alltime modified wins alltime dirt modified wins big block dirt modified wins asphalt modified wins alltime nascar sanctioned asphalt dirt. The home of heros, utica rome speedway, ny track history book. Uticarome speedway weekly racing first time since 2004. The track became 12 dirt and expanded over the strip. Uticarome speedway 50th anniversary celebration summary. Vernon, ny the uticarome speedway has once again put together a diverse schedule for the 2019 season at the facility with events. Vernon, ny the uticarome speedway is set to renew a longtime new years day tradition this january 1st with the return of the hangover. Save 10% w insider prices on cheap utica rome speedway hotels.
Its been over 30 years since the speedway was lengthened, the surface was changed from asphalt to dirt, and the names of uticaromes heroes. He has written two books on the history of silver spring speedway and is currently editing a third book on the history of the super modified and semi. Uticarome speedway dirt racing experience kenny wallace. The halfmile is a staple of dirtcar with weekly 358, sportsman and pro stock sanctioning and the fans looked forward to the annual stop of the big blocks. Sunday, may 31 hockey stars and native romans tom and tim sestito will be at the ur speedway signing autographs for kids club. Dont miss out on your valuable utica rome speedway vacation time let expedia do the planning for you.
My fonda speedway modified top 10 drivers of alltime. Through triumph and tragedy, rule changes and escalating costs, not only did the track survive and prosper but so did the. New races, return of eastern states highlights 2020 super. Evans, in fact, left the familys farm when he was 16 and became a mechanic at a gas station. I attended the midweek show they ran during super dirt week and i have to say i really enjoyed myself. Utica and the nearby city of rome anchor the uticarome metropolitan statistical area, which comprises all of oneida and herkimer counties. Book the oneida community mansion house stay at this 3star golf guesthouse in oneida.
Uticarome speedway central new yorks sunday night home. Then, tuesday night, uticarome speedway is host to the super dirt. According to the national speedway directory there are over 700 dirt oval. Nascars tony stewart is coming to uticarome speedway wktv. A race driver suggested he build a hobby car to race at the new uticarome speedway. Apr 23, 2016 this is utica rome speedway view from the back stretchthe oval track was 14 mile asphalt. At the third turn, we cover thousands of races and dozens of sanctioning bodies. Each year the finale is held at the uticarome with the title of speedweek champion handed out to the top driver of the week.
The speedway is an ultra fast 12mile red clay auto racing oval located on route 5 in vernon, ny. Find cheap deals and discount rates among them that best fit your budget. Utica was included because utica in modernday tunisia is a city of antiquity. Aug 16, 2011 its been over 30 years since the speedway was lengthened, the surface was changed from asphalt to dirt, and the names of uticaromes heroes were changed to donnie wetmore, paul jensen. Uticarome speedway is the central new york sunday night at 6pm home of dirtcar racing from april through september.
The working title of the book is the home of heroes 50 years of racing at uticarome speedway, and it will be released wednesday night, aug. Uticarome speedway is set to add to its already impressive schedule as the track begins a new 360 sprint car tradition in central new york in 20. Dick waterman, president charles laricheux vice president louis n. With those drivers and all that history comes the same debate who. Vorenus and pullos showdown with local thug erastes gets an unexpected reprieve from caesar. Classic cars and racing highlights filmed in 1970 at the speedway with 8 mm and original engine sounds. Uticarome speedway has truly been the home of heroes. Uticarome speedway gears up for 50th anniversary news. List of dirt track ovals in the united states wikipedia. Was excited to see a utica rome race for the first time, being 4 hrs away. This past year they have been having some hard times with weather, track conditions and low car counts.
The speedway club at uticarome speedway is the former barrestaurant out front of the track on route 5 in vernon. The uticarome speedway is slated to officially open sunday with some improvements made to the track. United racing clubthe history of williams grove speedway. Top 10 hotels closest to utica rome speedway in utica from. Dec 16, 2016 flashback to the year 1970 at the utica rome speedway. Kotary also competed with success at the fulton speedway as well. Uticarome speedway central new yorks sunday night home of.
Archives uticarome speedway central new yorks sunday. Click the links to view statistics on the utica rome speedway. With scipio and cato defeated, caesar returns home to a heros welcome. The home of heros, utica rome speedway, ny track history. Nascar great, tony stewart, is set to be at the utica rome speedway this friday. Many of the top 360 sprint drivers in the northeast gather to etch their name into speedweek history books. The track was converted to a 12 mile configuration and the pavement was turned over to. Gene kotary was a competitor during waning asphalt years at uticarome speedway, collecting 10 wins between 1975 and 1978 while also grabbing the 1978 track title in the asphalt chargerstreet stock division. New york race track listing, directory of oval tracks. Vernon, ny june 18, 2006 a night of exciting down to the wire finishes thrilled fans all evening long this past sunday night at uticarome speedway on johns auto restoration and jm uvanni motors night. Save on popular hotels near utica rome speedway, utica. Edit this page and give us a brief overview and history of this racing facility. The history and uniqueness of this stay makes it well worth the trip from anywhere.870 950 190 1008 558 29 698 556 498 1600 632 465 1442 592 735 1469 208 1510 817 1227 583 4 1471 491 956 1307 385 713 656