Fonda, Georgetown and Utica Roma join the NASCAR Weekly Series

A trio of historic dust tracks within the Northeast will be part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Components Weekly Sequence for the 2023 season.

Georgetown Raceway in Delaware and Utica-Rome and Fonda Speedways in New York, that are operated by promoter Brett Deyo, are the most recent amenities to be licensed by NASCAR.

“I have been trying on the choice [to sanction with NASCAR] For the previous two years,” Dio mentioned. “For Fonda and Utica-Rome, we’ve got the identical base racers who run two nights, Friday night time in Utica-Rome and Saturday night time in Fonda. It provides them an opportunity to run for the state championship, regional championship, and nationwide championship.

“From a Georgetown perspective, there may be extra progress right here. We have now a way more formidable schedule then we hit the bottom working [recently]. We have been on observe part-time since 2016. We’re nonetheless not in Georgetown weekly, however we’re racing greater than we’ve got up to now.”


Video: Sights and sounds from final yr’s Camp Barnes Profit race at Georgetown Speedway.

Georgetown Speedway, positioned in Georgetown, Delaware, was in-built 1949 by businessman Melvin L. Joseph. The observe will host Thursday and Friday night time races this yr in addition to particular occasions.

Main occasions on the 2023 calendar in Georgetown embody the 12K for the 12K Gary Simpson Memorial (July 21) and the Mid-Atlantic Championships (October 27-28). Georgetown will open its season on April seventh.

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The Utica-Roma Speedway, positioned in Vernon, New York, was in-built 1961 by Joe Lysick as a quarter-mile asphalt oval earlier than it was transformed to a mud observe in 1979. Often called the “House of Champions” it should host town of Utica-Roma. The weekly race is on Fridays all through the following season.

Among the finest racing vehicles have received championships on the Utica Roma racetrack. They embody Richie Evans, who received 4 titles through the asphalt period at Utica-Rome, and present NASCAR Craftsman Truck competitor Stuart Friesen, seven-time observe champion.

Fundamental occasions on the half-mile dust oval in 2023 embody Richie Evans Remembers 61 (July 20) and The New Yorker (September 3). The season opener in Utica-Rome is scheduled for April twenty first.

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2023 season opener at Utica Roma Speedway

Fonda Speedway, positioned in Fonda Metropolis, New York, opened in 1953 and remains to be in operation right this moment as a half-mile dust oval. Dubbed the “Observe of Champions,” Fonda hosted 4 NASCAR Cup Sequence races within the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties. These occasions, often called the Fonda 200, had been received by Junior Johnson, David Pearson and Richard Petty. The final time NASCAR sanctioned Utica-Rome Speedway was in 2016.

The observe will host weekly races on Saturdays all through the summer time. Main occasions embody the inaugural season opener of the Jack Johnson Memorial Montgomery County Open (April 22) in addition to the $53,000 Fonda 200 (September 14-16).

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Mods would be the primary class within the tri-track in 2023. Ryan Goodown (Georgetown), Matt Sheppard (Utica Roma) and Matt DeLorenzo (Fonda) are the ever present champions of the modified circuit.

The NASCAR Advance Auto Components Weekly Sequence runs brief weekly penalties throughout the USA and Canada. Layne Riggs is the defending NASCAR Advance Auto Components Weekly Sequence Division I Nationwide Champion.

For Deyo, giving opponents in his three tracks the chance to earn extra money and the prospect to race for state, regional and nationwide championships made becoming a member of the NASCAR Advance Auto Components Weekly Sequence a a lot simpler choice.

“It opens up one other incomes alternative for our contestants, and that bought me actually excited, as a result of we at all times attempt to give them as many alternatives to earn cash as attainable,” mentioned Deyo. “I felt just like the NASCAR program was giving them that chance with out them having to do something completely different than they had been already doing.

“It is a tremendous alternative. We delight ourselves on pushing so nicely at our tracks. Anytime you may give them an opportunity to race for extra money, that is a very good factor. To not point out the publicity that comes with it, the respect of being a NASCAR champion. Particularly through the seventy fifth season, There’s quite a lot of noise related to it.”

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