VERNON, NY – With a high probability of rain in the forecast throughout the evening, Utica-Rome Speedway decided to postpone the Ultimate Sportsman Showdown that was scheduled for Sunday July 23. The $5,000 to win, $500 to start Sportsman event is now rescheduled for Sunday September 10.
With some forecasts showing a 90 percent chance of rain at race time, Utica-Rome Speedway management made the tough call to postpone the event. With teams and fans coming in from throughout the region, it was a call made to try and prevent long travel time only to have the event partially completed due to rain. A partially completed event would have created a logistical nightmare in rescheduling the event that would satisfy all qualified drivers.
Race time for the Ultimate Sportsman Showdown on September 10 will be at 5 p.m. with pit gates opening at 2 p.m. while grandstands will open at 2:30 p.m.
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