RoC Dirt Season Opener – Utica-Rome Speedway (NY) – 5/22/16 

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Mike Mahaney had drawn the pole position for the Victoria 200 at Utica-Rome Speedway, but rainy weather moved into the racing facility and postponed the remainder of the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notebook:

  • 26 Race of Champions Modifieds including stars like Billy Decker, Matt Sheppard, Larry Wight, Pat Ward, and Bobby Varin are in attendance.
  • Super Matt Sheppard sets fast time in modified time trials.
  • Matt Sheppard win heat race #1
  • Danny Varin wins heat race #2
  • Billy Decker wins heat race #3
  • Rain arrived at the speedway during the GoNuclear Late Model Feature Event.
  • At 8:30pm race officials were forced to postpone the rest of tonight’s racing program.

 

Car Count: 26 Race of Champions Dirt Modifieds are on hand for tonight’s Victoria 200 event.

 

Title Fight: Today is the opening round of the 2016 Race of Champions Tour Points Championship.

 

Starting Line-Up:

1) 33m Mike Mahaney

2) 32c Vic Coffey

3) 9s Matt Sheppard

4) b16 Alan Barker

5) 93 Danny Varin

6) 8r Rob Bellinger

7) 33a Ryan Arbuthnot

8) 91 Billy Decker

9) 99p Ryan Phelps

10) 42p Pat Ward

11) 14j Alan Johnson

12) 00 Bobby Varin

13) 55 Matt Hulsizer

14) 49 Billy Dunn

15) 77x Vinnie Vitale

16) 23 Kyle Coffey

17) 19 Tim Fuller

18) 63 Adam Roberts

19) 8m Tim Mayne

20) 88 Dave Allen

21) 42 Colton Wilson

22) 17e Mark Effner

23) 55j Kevin Bates

24) 56 Dave Moyer

 

Consolation Race: No Consi’s

 

Heat Race Results:

 

Heat 1 Unofficial Results

1) Matt Sheppard

2) 3j Marc Johnson

3) 42p Pat Ward

4) 33 Mike Mahaney

5) 14j Alan Johnson

6) 49 Billy Dunn

7) 19 Tim Fuller

8) 88 Dave Allen

9) 55j Kevin Bates

 

Heat 2 Unofficial Results

1) #93 Danny Varin

2) #b16 Alan Barker

3) #32 Vic Coffey

4) #33a Ryan Arbuthnot

5) #00 Bobby Varin

6) #77x Vinnie Vitale

7) #63 Adam Roberts

8) #42 Colton Wilson

 

Heat 3 Unofficial Results

1) #91 Billy Decker

2) #99 Ryan Phelps

3) #8r Rob Bellinger

4) #99L Larry Wight

5) #55 Matt Hulsizer

6) #23 Kyle Coffey

7) #8m Tim Mayne

8) #17e Mark Effner

9) #56 Dave Moyer

 

 

Time Trial Results:

Group 1:

1) 9s Matt Sheppard – Overall quick time

2) 3j Marc Johnson

3) 42p Pat Ward

4) 19 Tim Fuller

5) 33 Mike Mahaney

6) 14j Alan Johnson

7) 88 Dave Allen

8) 49 Billy Dunn

9) 55j Kevin Bates

 

Group 2:

1) 93 Danny Varin

2) 33a Ryan Arbuthnot

3) 32c Vic Coffey

4) 00 Bobby Varin

5) b16 Alan Barker

6) 63 Adam Roberts

7) 77x Vinnie Vitale

8) 42 Colton Wilson

 

Group 3:

1) 99 Ryan Phelps

2) 91 Billy Decker

3) 8r Rob Bellinger

4) 99L Larry Wight

5) 55 Matt Hulsizer

6) 23 Kyle Coffey

7) 8m Tim Mayne

8) 17e Mark Effner

9) 56 Dave Moyer


The Track:

Utica-Rome Speedway is a 1/2 mile semi banked clay oval in Vernon, NY.

 

Weather:

Partly sunny skies with temperatures in the upper 60’s

 

Next Series Race:

July 13th at Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, NY

 

What Won the Race:

Mother Nature

 

The Finish:

Track crews made a valid attempt at getting the racing surface back into racing condition, but the rains began to fall again, forcing an end to the event.

 

 

The Skinny:

 

Biggest Loser:

The fans are the biggest loser of the night as weather forced the postponement of the event.

 

 

 

Speed Central: RoC Dirt Mod Season Opener – Utica-Rome Speedway