VERNON, NY – Leading off: Utica-Rome Speedway.
On Friday night (July 1), Parks Companies presents Round No. 3 of the F.X. Caprara Car Companies Thunder on the Thruway Series, the kickoff to a huge weekend of racing on the New York State Thruway.
The six-race mini-series between Utica-Rome and Fonda Speedway (Fonda, N.Y.) reaches the halfway point of the season, with Round No. 4 of the series coming the following day (July 2) at Fonda.
Friday night at Utica-Rome kicks off a three-race weekend with $18,000 in prize money available for Sunoco Modified winners at the two BD Motorsports Media LLC speedways.
Utica-Rome’s Friday program pays the Sunoco Modified victor a healthy $4,000 at the end of 30 laps.
The Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,500 to win) and Next Generation Graphix Pro Stocks ($1,000) join the program with Round No. 3 Thunder on the Thruway Series.
Fastline Performance Limited Sportsman and Fonda Fair Four Cylinders complete the night of racing.
A huge fireworks display – the largest in the area – is set for Friday night as well.
Saturday’s (July 2) racing at Fonda awards another $4,000 to the Sunoco Modified winner. The Crate 602 Sportsman and Pro Stocks also race in Round No. 4 of the Thunder on the Thruway Series for $1,500 and $1,000 to win, respectively.
On Sunday (July 3) Fonda Speedway comes back to life for a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event as part of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco.
The ‘Firecracker 50’ concludes the potential $18,000 weekend for one Modified driver, should any be able to sweep the three nights of racing.
The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman and a fireworks display will join Sunday’s program racing for $2,000 to win.
For the July 1 program, all gates open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are slated to begin at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Grandstand admission is $15 for Adults and $13 for Seniors (ages 65 and above). Kids 11 and under get in FREE.
Pit Admission is $30 for Utica-Rome Speedway members and $35 for non-members.
The entire weekend of racing will air live and on-demand on FloRacing (www.floracing.tv).
Utica-Rome Speedway is located at 5591 NY-5 (Seneca Turnpike) Vernon, NY 13476. The official website is www.uticaromespeedway.com and can be reached by phone at 315.953.4097. Like Utica-Rome Speedway on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @UR_Speedway.