Utica-Rome New Yorker 50 Kicks Off ‘Big-Race’ Fall Season Sunday, Sept. 3

VERNON, NY – The traditional fall, big-race season annually draws anticipation for Northeast dirt Modified competitors and fans.

In 2023, Utica-Rome Speedway kicks it all off with a huge event on Labor Day weekend.

The ‘New Yorker 50’ offers competitors Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco points toward both the Ollie’s Elite Series and River Valley Builders North Region championship battles.

A purse structure of more than $50,000 has been posted for the 50-lap event, including $12,000 to win, $2,000 for 10th and $1,000 to take the green flag.

‘New Yorker 50’ STSS Modified Pay Structure: 1. $12,000; 2. $6,000; 3. $3,500; 4. $2,800; 5. $2,500; 6. $2,300; 7. $2,200; 8. $2,100; 9. $2,050; 10. $2,000; 11. $1,600; 12. $1,400; 13. $1,200; 14. $1,100; 15. $1,050; 16-24. $1,000; Series Provisionals (-$500); Track Provisional (-$1,000).

Registration is now open for the event through MyRacePass at the following link: https://www.myracepass.com/series/1996/registrations/8300

Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard leads both the River Valley Builders North Region and Ollie’s Elite Series championship rounds into Utica-Rome on Labor Day weekend.

The ‘Elite’ program ran just a single event – at N.Y.’s Orange County Fair Speedway in April – and Sheppard bested Larry Wight, Mat Williamson, Dillon Steuer and Jack Lehner.

In North Region competition, Sheppard leads Williamson, Steuer, Marc Johnson and Quebec’s Steve Bernier after eight rounds.

Grandstand admission is $30 (Adults), $28 Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Kids 11 and under are FREE.

Pit admission is $50 (Non-Members), $45 (Utica-Rome or NASCAR Members), $10 for Kids (ages 6-12) and Children 5 and under pay $2.

Gates open at 4 p.m., with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

The event will be broadcast LIVE 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.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, FloSports, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, River Valley Builders, Hurlock Auto & Speed, Velocita-USA, St. Lawrence Radiology, Design for Vision & Sunglass Central, Belmont’s Garage, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, Prime MAC Tools, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH, Elite Welder Testing & Training, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, Penske Racing Shocks, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Spyder Filters, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Wegner Automotive & Wilwood.