posted May 18, 2001 02:25 PM
WWF MONSTER TRUCKS PLUS REGULAR SHOW THIS SUNDAY MAY 27 ON F.X. CAPRARA/NICE N’ EASY NIGHT AT UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY
VERNON, NY – The Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon will be the place to be to celebrate the Memorial Weekend on Sunday May 27. Scheduled on F.X. CAPRARA CAR COMPANIES/NICE N’ EASY GROCERY SHOPPES night will be a regular program for the DIRT 358-Modifieds, DIRT Sportsman, DIRT Pro Stocks, Pure Stocks, and Slingshots plus the inaugural WWF Racing Attitude Monster Truck Madness. Race time is set for 5:45pm.
Race action in the headline DIRT 358-Modified division has been hot and intense so far this season, with drivers such as J.J. Michaels, defending track champion Ron Holmes, and 18-year old rookie Matt Sheppard establishing themselves as drivers to beat as the month of May closes. Other top drivers such as Todd Burley, Gus Schmidt, Jack Johnson, Roger Phelps, Jason Barney, Mitch Gibbs, Ryan Baye, Steve Hulsizer, John Ramsey, and John Barker will all be on hand trying to take home the win in the huge 30-lap main event.
Tim Clemons and Willy Decker look to be the early season favorites in the DIRT Sportsman class, with Clemons taking two straight wins and Decker coming from last to first in the Super DIRT Series event, only to suffer a broken axle. Also looking for a win will be defending track champion Kevin Crave, along with other former champions Jamie Christian, Dan Yankowski, and Jim Rothwell. The tough DIRT Sportsman class looks to be highly competitive this season with many returning stars and newcomers.
Also in stock car racing action will be the DIRT Pro Stocks, Pure Stocks, and Slingshots, with well over 110 cars expected for competition on the fast Utica-Rome half-mile clay oval.
The monster trucks bearing the likeness of popular World Wrestling Federation (WWF) superstars The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin will also be on hand for WWF Monster Truck Madness, featuring a thrilling free style competition plus free monster truck rides for kids.
Along with The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin Trucks, two other powerful monster trucks will be on hand for the exciting car crushing free style competition. In addition, the possibility exists for two extra trucks bearing the likeness of WWF brothers The Undertaker and Kane to be on hand for a full-blown Monster Truck Royal Rumble with six trucks!
Another The Rock monster truck will also be on hand for FREE WWF monster truck rides for kids. This is a real WWF monster truck, 12 feet tall and 12 feet wide, which will seat up to 15 children at a time for a ride they will never forget!
You can be a part of the "Fastest Family Fun in Central New York" this summer at the Utica-Rome Speedway, a Sunday family tradition in the Mohawk Valley that produces some of the best three and four wide racing on the entire 26-track DIRT Motorsports circuit. The track is located just east of the village of Vernon on Route 5 and is easily accessible from New York State Thruway Exit 33. Free parking and overnight camping is allowed on speedway grounds. The gates this Sunday on F.X. CAPRARA CAR COMPANIES/NICE N' EASY GROCERY SHOPPES night will open at 4pm, with Slingshot heats beginning at 5:45pm and racing taking the green from Starter Chip Burdick at 6pm.
For more information, contact the speedway office at (315) 829-4557 or visit the official internet website at www.newuticaromespeedway.com.