August 20, 2017 (Vernon, NY) – Over 100 drivers entered the pit area at Utica Rome Speedway to compete in King Of Dirt Racing events during Legends Night. A very large crowd of fans was not disappointed, as Matt Sheppard, Rocky Warner, Chuck Dumblewski, and Rob Yetman found their way to DKM Fabrication victory lane presented by R3 Graphics.
The very first race of the evening was Lazzaro’s Auto Body King Of Dirt Racing Pro Stocks presented by Stone Motorsports rain delayed from June 18th. Byron Wescott and Dan Older led the field to the green flag, but ‘big cat’ Rob Yetman wasted no time going three wide and grabbing the lead by lap 4.
Behind them an intense battle shaped up between Jason Metlz, Nick Stone, Wescott, and Luke Horning for position inside the top five. Meltz would suffer mechanical failure and Horning a flat tire later in the event.
Jason Casey who was in front of the Dirt Rush cameras was charging. He worked his way up to 3rd position by lap 21, but nobody was catching Rob Yetman as he rolled to his first career KOD Pro Stock tour victory. Yetman was followed by Stone, Casey, Horning, and Wescott rounding out the top five.
- Rob Yetman earned his 1st career KOD Pro Stock tour win at Utica Rome.
- Chuck Dumblewski parked it for his 1st career KOD Pro Stock tour win also at Utica Rome.
- Jason Casey and Jon Routhier both had solid runs finishing top five in different feature events.
- Perhaps the most intriquing story of the night in the Pro Stock division was cousin Luke Horning and Byron Wescott were the only full fender drivers to finish top five in both feature events.
JUNE 18, 2017 LAZZARO’S AUTO BODY KING OF DIRT RACING PRO STOCK SERIES PRESENTED BY STONE MOTORSPORTS FEATURE RESULTS AT UTICA ROME SPEEDWAY (30 LAPS) – 1) Rob Yetman, 2) Nick Stone, 3) Jason Casey, 4) Luke Horning, 5) Byron Wescott, 6) Jay Casey, 7) Mike Welch, 8) Kim Duell, 9) Shane Henderson, 10) Kenny Martin, 11) Chuck Dumblewski, 12) Jim Normoyle, 13) Devon Camenga, 14) Jon Routhier, 15) Aaron Page, 16) Jason Meltz, 17) Dan Older, 18) Rich Crane, 19) Gus Hollner, 20) Todd Hoffman (DNS), 21) Brandon Emigh (DNS).
Heat Race Winners – Luke Horning, Rob Yetman, & Gus Hollner
Dirt Dog Lap Leaders – Byron Wescott (1-3), Rob Yetman (4-30)
J-Tees Fast Timer – Luke Horning (23.641)
Hard Charger – Jason Casey (+8)
Newcomer Of The Race – Shane Henderson (9th)
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