Four Banger Sunday Postponed to Saturday, April 2nd

Unfortunately, due to the weather forecast for this Sunday, Evergreen Raceway has decided to cancel their “Four Banger Sunday’ event that was originally scheduled. Please keep in mind that even if it doesn’t snow here, it is supposed in areas that we have people traveling from. The event is now rescheduled for Saturday, April 2nd.

The next events planned for Evergreen are three open practice dates, which are slated for Sunday, April 3 and Sunday, April 10. The third and final open practice is scheduled for Saturday, April 16th and Opening Day will take place on Sunday, April 17th with the Evergreen Modifieds, Dirt Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and Four Cylinders.


VERNON, NY- For the 2016 season, the Modifieds will have a new name as a familiar name in local motorsports becomes the title sponsor of the headline division at the Utica-Rome Speedway.  Gates-Cole Insurance has long been involved in local racing and this they have again stepped their support of the Modifieds, which will be called the Gates-Cole Insurance Modifieds for the 2016 season.
For decades, Gates-Cole Insurance has adorned the sides of cars in Central New York, most notably on the side of the popular veteran Paul Jensen’s Modified.  In recent years, Gates-Cole Insurance has also been the major sponsor of many of the big events at the Utica-Rome Speedway including the Cole Cup, Victoria 200, New Yorker 200, Night of Legends, and many of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint nights.  Gates-Cole Insurance has also been a major contributor to the huge point fund the Modified division has enjoyed for the past decade.
With over 100 years of experience, Gates-Cole Insurance has become a trusted name in Central New York when providing customers with all their insurance needs.  Auto Insurance, Life Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Fire Insurance, Business Insurance, or whatever else you need insured, Gates-Cole Insurance has you covered.  With 10 locations in the region, Gates-Cole makes it easy for you to get the quote you need.  Whether you do it in person, on the phone, or online, their excellent customer service will meet all your insurance needs.  For more information on Gates-Cole Insurance including locations, log on to

The Utica-Rome Speedway 2016 season gets underway on Sunday April 17 for its 55th season opener.   Busch Beer presents Twin 20’s for the Gates-Cole Insurance Modifieds plus a full show for the SUNY Canton 602 Sportsman, Broedel Energy Open Sportsman, and Pro Stocks.  Race time is at 6 p.m.  An open practice session will kick off all on track activities on Saturday April 9.  For more information, log on to or call the speedway office (315)829-4557

North East Street Stock Tour Adds Two Championship Events

Speedway 51 and Second New-London Waterford Date on Schedule

 STONINGTON, CT – Officials from the North East Street Stock Tour (NESST) announced the addition of two race events to the 2016 schedule. The start-up stock cars series, which races later model Chevrolet and Ford production cars, will now contest ten championship events, spanning from Connecticut to northern New Hampshire.

Speedway 51, located in Groveton, NH, will host NESST for a 51-lap event on Saturday, August 20. The event will also feature a complimentary barbeque for all NESST teams in the pit area. Inaugural Champion, Joe Arena (Bristol, CT), and Anthony Belfiore (Haverhill, MA) both won events at the ¼-mile bullring in 2015.

“I like that place,” recalled Arena. They’ve done a lot of work there, and the track is fun, too. I’m really glad that we are going back there in 2016,” the reigning NESST Champion went on to say.

The New London-Waterford Speedbowl has added a second NESST event, also. In addition to the May 28 visit to the 3/8-mile shoreline oval, the Street Stocks will return September 10 for another 35-lap main event. Last year, local racer Josh Galvin (Oakdale, CT) secured the victory for the home team.  Two NESST regulars, who, ironically, are both from Waterford finished second and third, respectively. Moose Douton was the runner-up and Jim Boyle finished third.

“We’re delighted to be going back to the New London-Waterford Speedbowl for two trips this season. The track is located in the heart of our market, and always offers great side-by-side racing.  It’s always fun to see how our NESST regulars fair against the local Limited Sportsman drivers,” OTB Executive Vice President, Josh Vanada, said.

The North East Street Stock Tour will kick off their 2016 championship season with the 42nd running of the Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Saturday, April 9. For all the most up-to-date information on NESST, please visit, or be social with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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