Monday, June 27, 2016

RoC Dirt 602 Sportsman make two area visits this weekend

credit: Alex and Helen Bruce/Race of Champions
Dirt racing fans have two opportunities to see the Ferris Mowers Race of Champions Dirt 602 Sportsman Modified Series fueled by Sunoco this coming holiday weekend. The series makes its first stop at Freedom Motorsports Park during a rare Saturday event with the Independence Weekend Celebration 30 presented by Primetime Energy Services on July 2, and on Sunday, July 3, the series visits Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y. for the Lights Auto/NAPA and Clinton Tractor 30.

“We are excited to have the Race of Champions 602 Sportsman on hand at Freedom,” said track owner Bob Reis. “We are trying to build something with the Series for our Sportsman racers to have a fun alternative that gives them a chance to travel, but also maintain an affordable package that keeps them racing at their home track each week. It’s a good formula and we feel that it’s going to give our fans something exciting to watch.”

“The combination we have for this event is going to be spectacular,” said Utica-Rome Speedway owner Bill Shea. “We have three premier sanctioning bodies in dirt racing, working together with the Big Blocks, Sportsman and Sprint Cars to give fans one incredible night at Utica-Rome. It’s going to be a great night. We are all looking forward to it.”

Cody McPherson of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada won the inaugural Race of Champions Dirt 602 Sportsman Modified Series event at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario on Sunday, May 8.

On Saturday, grandstands at Freedom Motorsports Park open at 5 p.m., with racing getting underway at 6 p.m. On Sunday, grandstands open at 3:30 p.m. at Utica-Rome Speedway, with racing beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Quotes in this piece provided by Race of Champions.

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