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FRIESEN TOPS NEW YORKER, EARNS THUNDER ON THRUWAY TITLE

Written by Chris Moore

VERNON, NY – Right at Home.

Utica-Rome Speedway’s all-time winningest driver, Sprakers, N.Y.’s Stewart Friesen claimed the Broedel Fuel Group & Energy New Yorker 100 and the $12,000 payday to go with it.

The win for Friesen made him a perfect five-for-five in Fuccillo Autoplex of Nelliston Thunder on the Thruway races, giving him the $4,000 championship to go with his $12,000 victory.

Friesen started from the 10th position, working into the lead just past the halfway point and never relinquishing it from there.

“We set up for the end of the race, it was a typical New Yorker. Slick top-to-bottom and you could race all over,” explained Stewart of his second-half dominance in the 100-lap main.

Friesen’s New Yorker triumph was the third of his career and his first since 2017, outdueling Duanesburg, N.Y.’s Ronnie Johnson and Brisbane, Australia’s Peter Britten.

Britten started on the pole with Sheffield, Mass., star Andy Bachetti alongside. Bachetti darted off the outside line, taking the lead and setting the pace for much of the early going.

The first 18 laps went caution-free, and Friesen and Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard had both worked their way into the top five. The next 20 laps saw multiple cautions, continually restacking the field.

One of the yellows was a result of 2021 Sunoco Modified champion Matt Sheppard coming to a stop in turn three, sending him to the rear. Sheppard went pit side to make adjustments to his racecar, but the No. 9s machine was only able to rebound to a 12th-place finish.

Friesen continuously traded the third position back and forth with Britten, while Bachetti stayed one step ahead of Ronnie Johnson on each restart.

When the field went back to a long green flag run, Friesen got exactly what he needed. As the leaders worked in lap traffic, Friesen negotiated the top and bottom better than any of his competitors.

Right at the halfway point, Friesen seized a moment when Johnson got trapped behind two lap cars, sliding around ‘RJ’ and setting his sights on Bachetti out front.

Just five circuits later, Friesen worked the bottom side to perfection, slipping underneath Bachetti while he also struggled to get by slower traffic.

“We had a great racecar; it was very nimble, and I could go anywhere. My guys worked so hard, and they deserve this,” Friesen proclaimed in Victory Lane.

The race remained green until lap 81, when Bachetti, who was running third, saw his night go by the wayside, getting over the turns one and two banking and spinning out.

Peter Britten went from fourth to second on the restart, getting around Ronnie Johnson and Ransomville, N.Y.’s Erick Rudolph, who’d driven from 17th into the top five.

One more yellow for a Bachetti spin with seven laps to go gave Peter Britten a chance on the outside to roll the top and steal the lead away from Friesen, however his effort came up short.

Friesen remained flawless, racing to a four-second victory in his Halmar International No. 44. The win for Friesen was his fifth of the season at Utica-Rome, coming three days after he got his fourth win on Friday night.

Ronnie Johnson claimed second in the No. 2RJ and Peter Britten claimed a podium finish in the Ryder Racing No. 21A.

Erick Rudolph wound up fourth in the Revive Spine Center No. 25 and Unadilla, N.Y.’s Billy Decker rounded out the top five in the Jeremy Smith Racing No. 91.

Sixth was Fonda, N.Y.’s Danny Varin in the Magsarus No. 93 and Middlesex, N.Y.’s Alan Johnson grabbed the seventh spot in the Mark Spoor-owned No. 14j. Cropseyville, N.Y.’s Matt DeLorenzo finished eighth in the BBL Companies no. 3D.

Sprakers, N.Y.’s Jessica Friesen claimed ninth in the One Zee Tees No. 1Z and Johnstown, N.Y.’s Rocky Warner rounded out the top-10 in the Jason Simmons owned No. 98.

Thirty-five Sunoco Modifieds signed in to take part in the New Yorker 100.

Marcellus, N.Y.’s Paulie Colagiovanni won the first Patriot 360 Sprint Tour event at Utica-Rome since 2006. Colagiovanni started on the pole position, never relinquishing the lead in the 25-lap main event.

Colagiovanni’s closest competitor appeared to be Phoenix, N.Y.’s Larry Wight who had raced to second in just five laps and was drawing closer to the leader.

Unfortunately for Wight, one lap after getting to second, he slipped over the banking in turns three and four and collided with the outside wall trying to recover, sending his car up and over and ending his night prematurely.

Ontario, N.Y.’s Chuck Hebing claimed the runner-up spot and Danny Varin, who was pulling double duty, rounded out the podium finishers. The battle between and Hebing and Varin went on for almost the entirety of the remaining 19 laps, as the pair traded the runner-up position several times.

Brewerton, N.Y.’s Jason Barney finished in the fourth spot and Port Jervis, N.Y.’s Billy Van Inwegen rounded out the top five.

Oneida, N.Y.’s Matt Janczuk grabbed his ninth Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman feature event. The win was worth $2,000 as Janczuk started on the pole and went relatively unchallenged for the win.

The win was Janczuk’s triumph of the season at the ‘Home of Heroes,’ and his third Thunder on the Thruway win, all coming at Utica-Rome.

Gloversville, N.Y.’s Chad Edwards was the runner-up, good enough to get him the Thunder on the Thruway championship for the Crate 602 Sportsman. Johnstown, N.Y.’s Brian Calabrese rounded out the podium finishers.

Vernon, N.Y.’s Willy Decker Jr. charged from the 13th starting position to finish fourth and South New Berlin, N.Y.’s Payton Talbot rounded out the top-five.  

Grand Gorge, N.Y.’s Beau Ballard came from the seventh starting position to get his third win of the season at Utica-Rome Speedway in 2021, and his first since June 11 in the Next Generation Graphix Pro Stocks division.

The 2021 Next Generation Graphix Pro Stock used the outside on a mid-race restart to work around nine-time winner Nick Stone to get his third win of the season.

Stone, of Schenectady, N.Y., held on for a runner-up finish which was good enough for him to claim the Thunder on the Thruway Series championship. Gloversville, N.Y.’s Luke Horning rounded out the top three after recovering from a spin while battling for the lead in the early stages of the race.

West Milton, N.Y.’s Josh Coonradt would come home fourth and Bret Belden brought the Travis Welch-owned No. 67w home in fifth.

Racing returns Tuesday, October 5 at Utica-Rome Speedway as the season concludes at the ‘Home of Heroes’ with the ‘Modern Day Outlaw 50.’

The Sunoco Modifieds will go 50-laps for $10,000-to-win with sail panels to headline the event. The Patriot 360 Sprint Cars return with the rebirth of the ‘Cole Cup,’ in a $5,000-to-win race for the Sprint Cars. The Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman round out the program with a $1,500-to-win event.

Utica-Rome Speedway is located at 5591 NY-5 (Seneca Turnpike) Vernon, NY 13476. The official website is www.uticaromespeedway.com.  Like Utica-Rome Speedway on Facebook or @UR_Speedway.

BROEDEL FUEL GROUP & ENERGY/FUCCILLO AUTOPLEX OF NELLISTON THUNDER ON THE THRUWAY FINALE NEW YORKER – UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2021

Fuccillo Autoplex of Nelliston Thunder on the Thruway Series Sunoco Modified Event No. 5 Feature Finish (100 laps): STEWART FRIESEN, Ronnie Johnson, Peter Britten, Erick Rudolph, Billy Decker, Danny Varin, Alan Johnson, Matt DeLorenzo, Jessica Friesen, Rocky Warner, Andy Bachetti, Matt Sheppard, Matt Janczuk, Brian Gleason, Willy Decker, Bobby Varin, Bob Henry Jr., JaMike Sowle, Dave Constantino, Ricky Davis, Mike Maresca, Dave Marcuccilli, Randy Shantel, Mike Mahaney, Marshall Hurd, Ronnie Holmes, Larry Wight, Craig Hanson.

Did Not Qualify: Will Shields, C.J. Castelletti, Brian Calabrese, Vinnie Visconti, Aaron Jacobs, Jeff Rockefeller, Ryan Darcy.

Thunder on the Thruway 2021 Modified Champion: STEWART FRIESEN.

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Feature Finish (25 laps): PAULIE COLAGIOVANNI, Chuck Hebing, Danny Varin, Jason Barney, Billy Van Inwegen, Matt Tanner, Dave Franek, Jordan Thomas, Matt Farnham, Dave Axton, Danny Peebles, Jake Karklin, Tyler Cartier, Joe Trenca, Trevor Years, Steve Glover, Parker Evans, Tommy Wickham, Larry Wight.

Fuccillo Autoplex of Nelliston Thunder on the Thruway Series Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman Event No. 5 Feature Finish (30 laps): MATT JANCZUK, Chad Edwards, Brian Calabrese, Willy Decker Jr., Payton Talbot, Shawn Frost, Tucker O’Connor, Tanner Warner, Rocco Leone, Mark Mortensen, Dave Richer, Cody Clark, Addison Bowman, David Hackett Jr., Allan Hodge, Kyle DeMetro, Tim Falter, Chip Constantino, Kevin Crave, Mike Grover, Richie Riggs, Jason Reome, Ed Downing, Brandon Loucks, Brett Mortensen, Joe Williams.

Did Not Qualify: Jeff Kotary, Josh Fellows, Don Bellen, Dana Camenga, Brendan Gibbons.

Thunder on the Thruway 2021 Crate 602 Sportsman Champion: CHAD EDWARDS.

Fuccillo Autoplex of Nelliston Thunder on the Thruway Series Next Generation Grafix Pro Stock Event No. 5 Feature Finish (25 laps): BEAU BALLARD, Nick Stone, Luke Horning, Josh Coonradt, Bret Belden, Bill Knapp, Jason Morrison, Ivan Joslin, Devon Camenga, Tim Wood, John Holmes, Kenny Gates, A.J. Walters, Jim Normoyle, Randy Cosselman, Ed Kotary.

Thunder on the Thruway 2021 Pro Stock Champion: NICK STONE.

One for the Ages: It’s Friesen Over Sheppard on Championship Night at Utica-Rome

Written by Chris Moore

VERNON, NY – One for the ages.

In another all-time battle between the sport’s best, Sprakers, N.Y.’s Stewart Friesen outgunned Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard to claim the final points race at Utica-Rome Speedway in 2021.

“Great racing man, this place is so racy, anytime you beat the ‘9s’ right now it’s a big night,” an excited Friesen proclaimed in Victory Lane.

Friesen, who has missed Friday nights on occasion due to his NASCAR Truck Series commitments, grabbed his fourth win of the season as Algonkin Motel LLC and Slade Automotive presented Championship Night at the ‘Home of Heroes.’

While Friesen won the battle, Sheppard won the war, claiming the 2021 Sunoco Modified track championship, his first since 2017.

Friesen’s quest for win No. 4 on the season would go from the 12th starting position, while Sheppard started in the row in front of him, going from 10th.

Whitney Point, N.Y.’s Marshall Hurd and Arlington, Vt.’s Ricky Davis led the field to speedway starter Joe Kriss’ green flags.

Davis would jump off the outside groove and lead in the early going, while Fultonville, N.Y.’s JaMike Sowle was marching forward.

The driver of the Carol and Alton Palmer owned No. 76 worked to the runner-up position and was reeling in the leader Davis.

As the two duked it out for the lead, ‘Super’ Matt got rolling on the bottom side of the speedway. Sheppard would work underneath Darren Smith and Marshall Hurd, moving himself to third and closing in on the two leaders.

On the eighth circuit around the Route 5 oval, Sowle threw a slide job, taking the lead away from Davis, dropping him back into the clutches of Sheppard’s No. 9s machine.

Sheppard followed Sowle by Davis, while Stewart Friesen suddenly came to life, splitting the middle of Binghamton, N.Y.’s Darren Smith and Marshall Hurd to get to fourth.

Sowle proved to be tough up front, keeping Sheppard at bay for multiple laps, allowing Friesen to close on the two leaders as lap traffic became a factor.

Sheppard was finally able to make the move for the lead, driving underneath JaMike Sowle for the lead as the field came to the halfway sign. Friesen wasn’t far behind, sliding by Sowle just two laps later, setting up another battle between Sheppard and Friesen.

Chaotic lapped traffic continued to throw curveballs at the leaders, with drivers racing side-by-side, and multiple drivers going over the banking in front of the top two.

With two laps to go, Friesen was finally able to make his racecar stick on the bottom side, something he struggled to do for much of the 30-lap affair.

“I was really just trying to throw a slide job at him, and it just stuck, and I was able to clear him off of two,” Friesen explained of his race winning move.

The Sprakers, N.Y., native only needed to make it work once, driving underneath of Sheppard and coasting to his fourth win of the season.

Despite coming home second, Sheppard secured the Sunoco Modified championship with his runner-up finish.

“It’s been a pleasure to race here this season. The track has been awesome and winning another Utica-Rome championship means a lot here in the new era of the racetrack,” Sheppard proclaimed of his championship season.

Sheffield, Mass., driver Andy Bachetti put on a late race charge to grab third and secure a runner-up in the Sunoco Modified points chase. Sowle came home fourth, his best finish of the season at Utica-Rome. Vernon, N.Y.’s Willy Decker rounded out the top-five in his JSD Express No. 1x.

Darren Smith would bring the Jeremy Smith Racing no. 12 home sixth and Ricky Davis drove his family-owned No. 59 to a seventh-place run. Oneida, N.Y.’s Matt Janczuk debuted in the Modifieds in 2021 aboard the Caprara-backed No. 33x and grabbed eighth. Middlesex, N.Y.’s Alan Johnson claimed ninth in the Friendly Ford No. 14J and Marshall Hurd rounded out the top-10 in his Midstate Recycling No. 58m.

Vernon, N.Y.’s Willy Decker Jr. won his second 25-lap Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman feature of the season, much to the delight of the hometown crowd.

Decker Jr. outgunned Genoa, N.Y.’s Will Shields for the final 10 laps to claim his second win of the season.

Shields would hold on for second and Johnstown, N.Y.’s Brian Calabrese grabbed a podium finish. Mexico, N.Y.’s Addison Bowman finished fourth and Matt Janczuk jumped in his Crate 602 Sportsman car after the Modified feature and finished fifth.

Janczuk’s fifth-place finish was good enough for him to claim his eighth track championship at Utica-Rome Speedway.

Jay Corbin picked up his first win of the season Utica-Rome Speedway, beating West Milton, N.Y.’s Josh Coonradt to the front and holding him off for the win.

Coonradt would grab the second position and Schenectady, N.Y.’s Nick Stone would round out the podium finishers.

Grand Gorge, N.Y.’s Beau Ballard drove from the 12th starting position to finish fourth, good enough to claim the track championship by just eight points over Nick Stone. Gloversville, N.Y.’s Luke Horning rounded out the top five in his first race of 2021 at Utica-Rome.

Alex Hughes, who joined Utica-Rome on Friday nights in the last month of the season, capped off the season with his first Fastline Performance Limited Sportsman 15-lap triumph. Hughes would hold off Eric Jensen for the win.

Baldwinsville, N.Y.’s David Hackett Jr. and Rotterdam, N.Y.’s Clayton DuMond entered the final points night tied for the championship. At the end of the 15-lap feature, Hackett beat DuMond by one position, claiming third place and the championship.

After several close calls, Corey Valade became the first driver to beat Justin Pope this season, claiming his first career Cool Stuff Antiques Four Cylinder victory. Evan Wright won the Single Cam portion of the event with a sixth-place overall finish.

Justin Pope finished the season as the Dual Cam and overall champion and Wayne Russell Jr. finishes as the Single Cam champion for 2021.

Racing resumes Sunday, September 5 at Utica-Rome Speedway as Broedel Fuel Group & Energy present the Fuccillo Autoplex of Nelliston Thunder on the Thruway Finale for the New Yorker 100.

The Sunoco Modifieds will go 100-laps for $12,000-to-win in honor of the late Jack Johnson. The Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprint Cars will also be on hand along with the Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman (30-laps, $2,000-to-win) and the Next Generation Graphix Pro Stocks (25-laps, $1,000-to-win).

Gates will open at 4 p.m. and racing is set to begin at 7:15 p.m.

Utica-Rome Speedway is located at 5591 NY-5 (Seneca Turnpike) Vernon, NY 13476. The official website is www.uticaromespeedway.com.  Like Utica-Rome Speedway on Facebook or @UR_Speedway.

ALGONKIN MOTEL LLC & SLADE AUTOMOTIVE CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT – UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

Sunoco Modified Feature Finish (30 laps): STEWART FRIESEN, Matt Sheppard, Andy Bachetti, JaMike Sowle, Willy Decker, Darren Smith, Ricky Davis, Matt Janczuk, Alan Johnson, Marshall Hurd, Rocky Warner, Bob Henry Jr., Brian Gleason, Craig Hanson, Zach Payne, Randy Shantel, Ronnie Holmes, Ryan Odasz, Jeff Rockefeller, Tim Mayne, Vinnie Visconti, C.J. Castelletti, Aaron Jacobs, Jessica Friesen, Brad Godshalk.

2021 Sunoco Modified Champion: MATT SHEPPARD

Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman Feature Finish (25 laps): WILLY DECKER JR., Will Shields, Brian Calabrese, Addison Bowman, Matt Janczuk, Rocco Leone, Tucker O’Connor, Chip Constantino, Brian Murphy, Stephen Gray, Jason Reome, Brian Borst, Kevin Crave, A.J. Miller, Scott Mallette, Steve Kotary, Allan Hodge, Troy Palmer, John Baker, Harry Murphy, David Manchester, Tanner Warner, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Mike Grover, Ed Lukas, Shawn Frost, Payton Talbot, Troy Zilles, Dave Richer, Ed Downing, Richie Riggs.

Did Not Start: Ted Starr.

2021 Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman Champion: MATT JANCZUK

Next Generation Grafix Pro Stock Feature Finish (20 laps): JAY CORBIN, Josh Coonradt, Nick Stone, Beau Ballard, Luke Horning, Bret Belden, Bill Knapp, Jason Morrison, Ivan Joslin, Mike Kazlauskas, A.J. Walters, Randy Cosselman, Tim Wood, Jim Normoyle, Jerry Streeter, Mike Kalkbrenner, Ed Kotary, John Holmes.

2021 Next Generation Graphix Pro Stock Champion: BEAU BALLARD

Fastline Performance Limited Sportsman Feature Finish (15 laps): ALEX HUGHES, Eric Jensen, David Hackett Jr., Clayton DuMond, Jeremy Slosek, Seth Martin, Lance Hill, Ernie Staelens, Mike Haman, Alexis Jacobs, Amber Jacobs.

2021 Fastline Performance Limited Sportsman Champion: DAVID HACKETT JR.

Cool Stuff Antiques Four Cylinder Feature Finish (12 laps): COREY VALADE (DOHC), Justin Pope, Matt Buckovan, Donald Kimball, Jean Foster, Evan Wright (SOHC), Dan Valade, Frank Brown, T.J. Marlitt, Devin Geary, Andrew Rodriguez, Hunter Tarbania, Wayne Russell Jr., Lee Horning.

2021 Cool Stuff Antiques Four Cylinder Champions: JUSTIN POPE (DOHC) & WAYNE RUSSELL JR. (SOHC)

WARNER WINS RACE OF THE YEAR FOR SUNOCO MODIFIEDS AT UTICA-ROME

Written by Chris Moore

VERNON, NY – Race of the year!

Johnstown, N.Y.’s Rocky Warner picked up his second Sunoco Modified win of the 2021 season at Utica-Rome Speedway, in what was arguably the race of the year.

Four different drivers led the 30-lap main event on Senior Services Inc. Night, with the top-seven cars within half a straightaway of each other at the halfway point, as Warner bested the stout 25-car field.

“Racing with Stew (Friesen) and Jess (Friesen) is a lot of fun, they’re clean racers and have had great cars… we’ve had some issues recently but we got things figured out tonight and were able to beat them,” an elated Warner explained in Victory Lane.

Warner slipped by Sprakers, N.Y.’s Jessica Friesen in the late stages to claim the $2,400 paycheck, while Stewart Friesen charged from the back after an early race mishap to finish runner-up.

Arlington, Vt.’s Rocky Davis III and Middlesex, N.Y.’s Alan Johnson led the field to green, while Warner started in the fifth spot.

After a pair of yellows on the initial starts, the field got lap one complete before Stewart Friesen got up and over the turn one and two banking, sending him to the back, while Rocky Warner had quickly worked to second, alongside Alan Johnson.

When the field went back to racing, Warner made the mistake, getting up and over the top of turns one and two, allowing Binghamton, N.Y.’s Darren Smith and Jessica Friesen to both slide by.

On lap nine, Darren Smith got underneath Johnson and led for a moment before Johnson drove back around him. While the leaders swapped the top spot, Warner, Jessica Friesen, and Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard joined the lead duo.

The top five were nose-to-tail on lap 10, all while closing in on lap traffic, bringing two more cars into the fray, as Sheffield, Mass.’s Andy Bachetti and Stewart Friesen closing in on the battle for the lead.

At the halfway point, Warner slid by Johnson to take the lead and Jessica Friesen followed him to second, as the lead pair began to swap the lead for the second half of the race.

As Alan Johnson began to fade, Sheppard and Stewart Friesen both worked their way to third and fourth.

While Friesen and Sheppard were working forward, the other Friesen, Jessica, stole the lead away from Warner and began to open her lead working through lap traffic.

Lapped traffic however would ultimately be Jessica’s undoing. Jessica struggled as the slower cars ran her lane on the bottom, and Friesen got stuck in the middle as Warner continued to roll the outside of the half-mile speedway.

Warner drove around Friesen for good on lap 22, walking away to his second win of the season at the ‘Home of Heroes’ in his Jason Simmons-owned No. 98.

Stewart Friesen came up a few laps short, winding up second in his Halmar International No. 44. Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard had a quiet third-place finish in his Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply No. 9S.

Jessica Friesen faded to fourth in the One Zee Tee’s no. 1Z and Alan Johnson held on for fifth in his Friendly Ford No. 14J.

Fonda, N.Y.’s Danny Varin’s return to Modified racing was a successful one, grabbing sixth in the Ed Monger No. 93. Last week’s winner Andy Bachetti came home seventh in the Garrity Asphalt Reclaiming No. 4 and Vernon, N.Y.’s Willy Decker grabbed the eighth spot in his JSD Express No. 1X. Darren Smith faded to ninth in the Jeremy Smith Racing No. 12 and Fultonville, N.Y.’s JaMike Sowle rounded out the top ten in the Carol and Alton Palmer owned No. 76.

The Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman joined the Modifieds, putting on a thrilling 25-lap race, as South New Berlin, N.Y.’s Payton Talbot got his third win of the season.

Talbot emerged from a four-car battle inside of five laps remaining, using the outside line to drive around the other three and claim the win.

Talbot’s winning move came with three laps to go, splitting the middle of a three wide battle for the lead between himself, Addison Bowman, and Brian Calabrese.

Oneida, N.Y.’s Matt Janczuk came home with his second runner-up finish of the season and Mexico, N.Y.’s Addison Bowman rounded out the podium finishers. Gloversville, N.Y.’s Chad Edwards grabbed the fourth spot and Munnsville, N.Y.’s Shawn Frost rounded out the top five.

Schenectady, N.Y.’s Nick Stone grabbed his ninth 20-lap Next Generation Graphix Pro Stocks win of the season and pulled to within 10 points in the championship chase with one night remaining.

West Milton, N.Y.’s Josh Coonradt stalked Stone for much of the second half of the race, but could never offer a challenge, coming home with a runner-up finish. Kenny Gates returned to Utica-Rome Speedway after his victory in his last appearance to grab a podium finish.

The point leader, Grand Gorge, N.Y.’s Beau Ballard finished fourth, snapping his streak of seven consecutive runner-up finishes and Johnstown, N.Y.’s Jason Morrison rounded out the top five.

West Winfield, N.Y.’s Jeremy Slosek continued his ascent in the Fastline Performance Limited Sportsman division, claiming his second win of the season in the 15-lap feature.

Slosek made a last-lap, last-turn pass to get by Rotterdam, N.Y.’s Clayton DuMond for the win. Baldwinsville, N.Y.’s David Hackett Jr. also slipped by DuMond to grab second while Clayton settled for a podium finish.

With the second and third place finishes, Hackett Jr. and DuMond head to championship night next Friday tied for the championship.

The Cool Stuff Antiques Four Cylinders joined in on the fun, as Justin Pope used the bumper to pick up a last-lap pass of Slappy White to win his ninth feature event of the season and extend his point lead in the 12-lap main. Jacob Kimball was the Single Cam winner of the Four Cylinder feature.

Dan Slosek outdueled Brett Putnam to win his second consecutive Senior Services Insurance Inc. All-Star Slingshots 20-lap inner oval feature event. The two traded the lead with two laps to go, but Slosek was triumphant in the end.

The runner-up however was good enough to give Putnam the championship for the All-Star Slingshots.

Corky Warner won his fourth D&S Landscaping Junior Slingshots feature and won the championship, holding Victory Lane all to himself after the 15-lap main on the inner oval.

Racing resumes Friday, September 3 at Utica-Rome Speedway. Algonkin Motel and Slade Automotive present championship night at the Route 5-oval.

The Sunoco Modifieds headline the night of racing. Also on the card are the Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman, Next Generation Graphix Pro Stocks, Fastline Performance Limited Sportsman, and the Cool Stuff Antiques Four Cylinders.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. and racing is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Utica-Rome Speedway is located at 5591 NY-5 (Seneca Turnpike) Vernon, NY 13476. The official website is www.uticaromespeedway.com.  Like Utica-Rome Speedway on Facebook or @UR_Speedway.

SENIOR SERVICES INC. SLINGSHOT CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT – UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAY AUGUST 27, 2021

Sunoco Modified Feature Finish (30 laps): ROCKY WARNER, Stewart Friesen, Matt Sheppard, Jessica Friesen, Alan Johnson, Danny Varin, Andy Bachetti, Willy Decker, Darren Smith, JaMike Sowle, Ricky Davis III, Adam McAuliffe, Claude Hutchings Jr., Bob Henry Jr., Marshall Hurd, Randy Shantel, Jeff Rockefeller, Rich Christman, Zach Payne, C.J. Castelletti, Ron Holmes, Tim Mayne, Cody Clark, Aaron Jacobs, Brian Gleason.

Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman Feature Finish (25 laps): PAYTON TALBOT, Matt Janczuk, Addison Bowman, Chad Edwards, Shawn Frost, Rocco Leone, Brian Calabrese, Willy Decker Jr., Ed Lukas, Richie Riggs, Kyle DeMetro, Steve Kotary, Chip Constantino, A.J. Miller, Troy Zilles, Mike Grover, Ed Downing, Kevin Crave, Pat Nolan, Nikki Ouellette, Will Shields, Allan Hodge, Aaron Burton, Jason Reome, Ted Starr, Kurtis Hohensheldt. 

Next Generation Grafix Pro Stock Feature Finish (20 laps): NICK STONE, Josh Coonradt, Kenny Gates, Beau Ballard, Jason Morrison, Ivan Joslin, Bill Knapp, Jim Normoyle, Bret Belden, Jimmy Eaton, Mike Kazlauskas, A.J. Walters, Frank Hyatt, Jerry Streeter, Ed Kotary, John Roese, Chuck McSpirit, Mike Kalkbrenner, Randy Cosselman.

Did Not Start: John Holmes.

Fastline Performance Limited Sportsman Feature Finish (15 laps): JEREMY SLOSEK, David Hackett Jr., Clayton DuMond, Jeremy Tyrell, Matt Backus, Kyle Dingman, Jason Lopes, Alex Hughes, Ernie Staelens, Connor Prokop, Lance Hill, Eric Jensen, Mike Haman, John Anderson.

Cool Stuff Antiques Four Cylinder Feature Finish (12 laps): JUSTIN POPE (DOHC), Slappy White, Corey Valade, Kevin Greenfield, P.J. Bleau, Jean Foster, Donald Kimball, Jacob Kimball (SOHC), T.J. Marlitt, Matt Buckovan, Wayne Russell Jr., Dan Valade, Don Foster.

Did Not Start: Ariana Schultz, Hunter Tarbania, Lee Horning.

Senior Services Inc. All-Star Slingshots Feature Finish (20 laps): DAN SLOSEK, Brett Putnam, Josh Persse, Tucker Jones, Scott Sprague, Kirsten Swartz, Eymarah Bowman, Matt Backus.

D&S Landscaping Junior Slingshots Feature Finish (15 laps): CORKY WARNER, Savannah Simmons, Ayden Goodier, Brody Janczuk.