New Owners Coming To The Utica Rome Speedway
After 13 years at the helm, The Cole Family is selling the Utica Rome Speedway. While the owners will be new, the faces will be familiar. Bill and Kim Shea of Oneida will officially take over operations just prior to the 2015 season. Click for more details.The Shea's have been involved in racing across New York including; "Utica-Rome, Brewerton, and Fulton Speedways plus Super DIRT Week in Syracuse and other DIRT Motorsports events."
Bill Shea has worked at Ferris Industries for 38 year and now is the Vice President of Commercial Sales for Ferris. Bill was a key player in the growth of the company when he used shock technology from his son Justin’s Oswego Speedway Limited supermodified and transferred that to Ferris Mowers. A patent was issued for the innovation which changed the industry.
Gene and Gloria Cole have owned the track since 2002 and developed it into one of the best paying tracks in the Northeast and brought the NASCAR banner to the track last year. The 2015 season opener is scheduled for April 19. Read more on the story.