Vernon, N.Y. – Utica-Rome Speedway fought the good fight on Sunday night but Mother Nature ended up winning out at the end of the day. This forced the postponement of the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Series fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels “Victoria 200” for the Dirt Modifieds.
In an effort to reward the fans and drivers for their support of Sunday’s 55-lap event, series and speedway officials have rescheduled the race for Sunday, August 14th with a 1:00 pm start time. All fans, drivers and crew members that were in attendance are asked to hold on to their rainchecks and wristbands for this event. Their admission tickets will be honored for the make-up race.
Series and speedway officials chose to utilize this date in order to save expense and travel time allowing teams to compete in two events on the same day. Following the conclusion of Victoria the grandstands and pits will be cleared. At that point the Race of Champions Dirt Modified Series will have another full round of qualifying before competing in a 60-lap Night of Legends, $6,000 to win event that was originally on the schedule.
Anyone that was not at the event can purchase tickets for the afternoon show for $13 which includes the conclusion of the Gnome Cup for the Go Nuclear Late Models. Pit passes will also be available for the $27 for members and $32 for non-members. Prices for the evening program scheduled to go green at 6pm are $22 in the grandstands with the pits costing $27 for members and $32 for non-members.
Race of Champions “Victoria 200” Starting Line-Up (Top 12 Redrew):
1.) Mike Mahaney 2.) Vic Coffey
3.) Matt Sheppard 4.) Alan Barker
5.) Danny Varin 6.) Marc Johnson
7.) Larry Wight 8.) Rob Bellinger
9.) Ryan Arbuthnot 10.) Billy Decker
11.) Ryan Phelps 12.) Pat Ward
13.) Alan Johnson 14.) Bobby Varin
15.) Matt Hulsizer 16.) Billy Dunn
17.) Vinnie Vitale 18.) Kyle Coffey
19.) Tim Fuller 20.) Adam Roberts
21.) Dave Moyer 22.) Dave Allen
23.) Colten Wilson 24.) Tim Mayne
25.) Kevin Bates 26.) Mark Effner
Qualifying is closed for this event and no cars will be added to the field. All Race of Champions Dirt Modified drivers that are qualified for the “Victoria 200”, who purchased a one-day Race of Champions Membership, will receive a complimentary Membership for the Night of Legends event later that evening at Utica-Rome Speedway.
Pit gates open at Utica-Rome Speedway open on Sunday at 10:00am with the grandstand gates opening at 11:30am. Racing begins at 1:00pm. For more information visit either www.rocmodifiedseries.com or www.uticaromespeedway.com. Gates times for the second event will depend on the conclusion of the first racing program.
-Race of Champions Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com/MoJo Photos