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Preece Continues Winning Ways With Bud 150 Crown

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Preece Continues Winning Ways With Bud 150 Crown Story By: Jason Bleau/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park celebrated a 28 year tradition with the annual Bud 150, the third race of the Whelen Modified Tour at the track as the series hit the middle point of its season with a slim points lead on the line. The night say dramatic finishes and hard fought battles on Thompson’s famed oval, and a rising star of motorsports continued his streak of victories while local track racers worked to find some much needed success as the season approaches…

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Ernie Irvan to Appear In Connecticut for Inaugural Busch North Throwback at Thompson

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Ernie Irvan to Appear In Connecticut for Inaugural Busch North Throwback at Thompson Story By: Jeffrey Price/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald /RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, CT – 1991 Daytona 500 Champion, Ernie Irvan, is planning several appearances in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner, in conjunction with the Inaugural Busch North Throwback at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Irvan’s son, Jared, announced last week that he would be driving for Martin-McClure Racing, in the No. 4 Kodak car, identical to what his father drove in a Busch North/South combination event at Waltkins Glen International. Together, the father-son duo will be…

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Preece Rockets To Thompson Victory

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Rolls To Second Whelen Modified Win After Late Pit Stop Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR MEDIA Photos By: GETTY IMAGES / NASCAR   THOMPSON, Conn. --June 15, 2017-  Ryan Preece's pit stop strategy pushed him back in the field. But the Berlin, Connecticut, driver wasted no time in driving to the front en route to Wednesday night's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in the Thompson 125 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The win was the second of the season for Preece and 17th of his career. Preece pitted with many of his lead challengers on lap 70. The No.…

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Goodale Gunning For Thompson Glory

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Eric Goodale Focused on Race Wins Entering Thompson 125 Story By: JEFF PRICE / TSMP MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM THOMPSON, CT –June 13, 2017-  NASCAR’s oldest division, the Whelen Modified Tour, is set to return to America’s original paved oval, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, for the third running of the Thompson 125 on Wednesday, June 14. Unlike any other race on the schedule, this race is only 125-laps, creating an element of pit strategy that doesn’t exist in some of the longer races. This is something that veteran driver, Eric Goodale, is well aware of. The driver…

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Preece Returns To Winning Form At Stafford Sizzler

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Preece Edges Coby For Whelen Modified Victory At Stafford Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR HOMETRACKS MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM STAFFORD, Conn. - May 1, 2017-Returning to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour full-time this year, Ryan Preece was itching to get back into Victory Lane. He accomplished that goal Sunday in the 46th running of the NAPA Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway. He took the lead from race leader Doug Coby with 13 laps to go and drove away with his first career Spring Sizzler victory behind the wheel of his No. 6 TS Haulers Chevrolet.…

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Stafford

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Pennink Heads To Sizzler Hoping To Keep Hot Streak Going Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR WMT SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –April 28, 2017-  For the first time since 2009, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will head to a track coming off the heels of a win by Ole Blue and the iconic Boelher family No. 3. Rowan Pennink captured the victory in the Icebreaker 150 at Connecticut's Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on April 9, helping return the iconic team to Victory Lane for the first time since Ryan Preece won in…

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Mayhew Tools To Sponsor Woody Pitkat On Modified Series Events

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Woody Pitkat will carry Mayhew Tools Sponsorship on Modified Series Events For 2017 Title Chase Press Release & Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Stafford Springs CT. -April 18, 2017- Woody Pitkat of Stafford Springs, Ct is rarely at a loss for words but when the three time champion at the Stafford Motor Speedway found out that Mayhew Tools would be sponsoring his Modified Racing series, Tri-Track series and The Modified Touring series efforts, Woody was extra chatty. “I am so excited with the addition of Mayhew Tools to our 2017 racing schedule. It’s awesome to see what they have done with…

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Late Race Charge Takes Pennink To Icebreaker Victory

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Pennink Brings “Ole Blue” Back to Victory Lane With Thompson Win Story By: JEFFREY PRICE / TSMP MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Thompson Ct.- April 10, 2017 -The newly unified NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour took center stage during day two of Icebreaker weekend at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park with the Icebreaker 150 capping of the tracks annual opening weekend on Sunday, April 9. Thompson served as the second stop of the Whelen Modified Tour season and after finding early success in Myrtle Beach, reigning Icebreaking winner Timmy Solomito looked to continue his strong early run in the 2017 campaign…

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Dowling Fast At Thompson

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2015 Sunoco ROY Tops Chart For Whelen Modified's Icebreaker Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR HOMETRACKS MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM   THOMPSON, Conn. – April 9, 2017- While making his first appearance of the 2017 season on Saturday, Chase Dowling was the fastest overall in practice for Sunday's Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Although Dowling was 15th fastest in the first session, he rocketed to the top of the charts in the final practice with a time of 18.769 seconds (119.879 mph) behind the wheel of his No. 15 15-40 Connection Chevrolet. Four-time NASCAR Whelen…

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New Perspective For Solomito At Icebreaker

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Defending Winner Already Has '17 Victory Heading To Thompson Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR HOMETRACKS MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –April 5, 2017-  Weather may have delayed the Icebreaker a week, but it hasn't slowed Timmy Solomito's momentum. Heading to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, he has firmly positioned himself as the driver to beat Sunday. The Islip, N.Y. driver captured the victory in the season-opening race at Myrtle Beach Speedway on March 18 and is heading to Thompson as the defending Icebreaker winner. Last year, he wheeled the No. 16 Flamingo Motorsports entry into…

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Thompson Icebreaker Re-sets For April 7-9

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Thompson’s Icebreaker Postponed until April 7-9 Press Release By: JEFFREY PRICE / TSMP MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF THOMPSON, CT - March 30, 2017- With a deteriorating forecast and declining temperatures, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Officials have postponed the 43rd running of the Icebreaker to Friday, April 7 – Sunday, April 9.  The schedule for the weekend will remain the same, only backed up by one week. Camper drop off will be closed until Thursday, April 6, at 5pm.  Camping units that are already on the property may remain onsite through the week, however, no one will be permitted…

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Whelen Modified Stat Advance: Thompson

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Analyzing The Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway  Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR WMT SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –March 30, 2017- The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will continue the 2017 season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Connecticut, on Sunday afternoon. Below is a statistical look at the Icebreaker 150, including selected driver notes: Icebreaker 150 Setup: • This marks the first of four appearances for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at Thompson this season. • The track has held 134 Whelen Modified Tour races, the most of any track in series…

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Thompson Icebreaker Honors Northeast Racing Pioneer’s

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Cleary and Hodge to be Honored at Thompson’s Icebreaker Story By: JEFFERY PRICE / THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO FILES THOMPSON, CT – March 29, 2017-This January, within four days the Northeast Modified racing community lost two pioneers.  Photographer, Howie Hodge, and Modified legend, Leo “The Lion” Cleary, both passed away. At this weekend’s Icebreaker, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Officials have announced that they will honor the memory of both men, inviting their families’ as honored guests. Howie Hodge, who has been a photographer on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, as well as other NASCAR regional…

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Scott Sundeen Looks To Return To Championship Form

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Sundeen Starts Title Chase At Thompson Icebreaker Story By: JEFFREY PRICE / THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM THOMPSON, CT - March 29, 2017- Scott Sundeen began his racing career in 1998 at Seekonk Speedway.  The Sutton, MA driver began competing part-time at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in 2002 while building his first home, and managing his furniture business.  In his first start, Sundeen proved he would be a force to be reckoned with, registering his first win. With his house complete and the furniture business thriving, Sundeen began entering his No. 36 Limited Sportsman regularly…

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Max Zachem Looks For Continued Momentum At Stafford

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Max Zachem Looking To Drink The Milk At NAPA Spring Sizzler® Story By: SCOTT RUNNING / STAFFORD SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Stafford Springs, CT - March 25, 2017- The 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season kicked off in Myrtle Beach and Preston, CT native and driver of the #20 Lu-Mac’s Package Store Chevrolet Max Zachem, opened with a fifth place finish. Zachem is looking to continue his momentum at the 46th Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler® on Sunday April 30. Stafford has not been one of Zachem’s best tracks in his short career, but with a top-10 finish…

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Thompson Test & Tune Cancelled

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Icebreaker to Open 77th Season at Historic Short Track Press Release By: THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM THOMPSON, CT - March 24, 2017-Despite efforts to remove snow from the race track and venue grounds, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Officials were forced to cancel Saturday’s Test & Tune, as a result of remaining snow and ice. The event will not be made up, and attention now turns to the 43rd running of the Icebreaker, beginning March 31 - April 2. “Our team spent most of the week outside moving snow and preparing for Saturday. Unfortunately,…

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Red Bull Global Rallycross to Debut at Thompson Speedway June 3-4

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Red Bull Global Rallycross to Debut at Thompson Speedway June 3-4 Story By: Chris Leone/GRC Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com Los Angeles, CA (March 7, 2017) - For the first time since 2013, Red Bull Global Rallycross will stage an event in New England with a brand new doubleheader at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Red Bull Global Rallycross New England will host two separate championship rounds on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. “New England is traditionally one of rally’s most prominent regions in the United States,” said Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne. “We’re greatly looking forward to…

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Ray Parent Going for TSMP Late Model Championship

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Ray Parent Set to Pilot Don Parsons Racing  Anytime Realty Entry Story By: TAYLOR THERRIEN / TSMP MEDIA Photos By: MIKE ROTHWELL / RACERSGUIDE.COM Thompson  Ct.- February 10, 2017- The 2017 season is shaping up to be an exciting one for Ray Parent. After winning the 2016 D. Anthony Vendetti Fall Classic at Seekonk Speedway in his No. 17 Ford Fusion Late Model, Parent decided it was time for a change of pace, with support from a new primary sponsor, Anytime Realty. Parent will be driving the No. 98 Ford Fusion Late Model for Don Parsons Racing and Anytime Realty in…

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Stafford Speedway Releases 2017 Event Schedule

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Modified Touring Series Event Replaces TSI 150 WMT Race Story By: SCOTT RUNNING / STAFFORD SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Stafford Springs, CT- November 18, 2016—With just over 5 months until the 2017 season kicks off at the 46th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler, Stafford Speedway is proud to announce the 22 event 2017 schedule. “We are excited about the 2017 season, we have our marquee events and have added 4 new shows to the schedule,” explained Stafford COO/GM Mark Arute. “Stafford’s key focus remains to have a strong weekly program for the fans and race…

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Doug Coby Continues Stafford Roll

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Doug Coby Continued His Dominance of Stafford Motor Speedway  With Another NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Victory. Story By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photoos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE & GETTY IMAGES STAFFORD, Conn. –October 10, 2016- Doug Coby is the modern day dominator of Stafford Motor Speedway. Nothing that happened Sunday changed that fact. Despite a delay of a week, and nearly seven more hours during a rain-drenched Sunday, Coby still reigns supreme with a victory in the NAPA Fall Final 150. Coby rolled to his 10th career victory at the historic half-mile – now trailing only Ted Christopher’s…

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Rowan Pennink, Michael Bennett, Stephen Kopcik, Al Saunders, Frank L’Etoile, And Devin O’Connell Honored As 2015 Stafford Speedway Track Champions

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Rowan Pennink, Michael Bennett, Stephen Kopcik, Al Saunders, Frank L’Etoile, And Devin O’Connell Honored As 2015 Stafford Speedway Track Champions (Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Motor Speedway welcomed a guest list of nearly 500 people consisting of teams, drivers, sponsors, and employees this past Friday night, November 20 at Maneely’s in South Windsor to officially honor Rowan Pennink, Michael Bennett, Stephen Kopcik, Al Saunders, Frank L’Etoile, And Devin O’Connell as the 2015 Stafford Motor Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track champions. With Stafford Motor Speedway broadcasters Darren Ayotte and Matt Buckler serving as the Masters of Ceremony, the 46th annual…

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Tyler Hines Wins SPAFCO SK Modified® Rookie of the Year Award at Stafford Motor Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Tyler Hines Wins SPAFCO SK Modified® Rookie of the Year Award at Stafford Motor Speedway (Stafford Springs, CT)---After collecting a win and a top-10 finish in the points standings in Stafford Speedway’s SK Light division, North Haven native Tyler Hines made the move into Stafford’s premier SK Modified® division for the 2015 season. Hines was joined from the SK Light ranks by 2014 track champion Jeremy Sorel and Mike Christopher, Jr. for what had all the promise of a great fight for the SPAFCO Rookie of the Year honors in 2015. The three SK Light drivers didn’t disappoint…

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Thompson Swap Meet to return this fall

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Thompson Swap Meet to return this fall (THOMPSON, CT) - The 44th annual running of Don Hoenig’s Original Automotive Swap Meet and Flea Market, presented by RacingJunk.com, returns to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Friday through Sunday, November 6-8. This event, one of the largest automotive swap meets in New England, will attract over 1,500 vendors and thousands of buyers encompassing the entire speedway facility. Originally started as a way for race teams and car enthusiasts to have somewhere to buy, sell and swap parts at the end of the season, the Swap Meet has evolved into something…

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LFR Chassis Earns Their First NWMT Manufacturers Championship

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] LFR Chassis Earns Their First NWMT Manufacturers Championship MOORESVILLE, N.C. – With a victory at the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s (NWMT) final race at Thompson Speedway this past weekend, Doug Coby, driving for Mike Smeriglio Racing, not only earned his third championship in the past four years but also secured LFR Chassis its first series championship in the company’s first full season of modified racing. 2015 was Coby’s first year running an LFR Chassis modified, during which he secured seven wins, earned six poles and led 830 laps in 15 points races. “We knew going into this season…

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NAPA Walks for Heroes at Stafford Motor Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] NAPA Walks for Heroes at Stafford Motor Speedway (Stafford Springs, CT)--- When NAPA stores of Connecticut and Southern New England joined Stafford Speedway as marketing partners in 2015 they also decided to take the opportunity to bring awareness and raise funds for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. NAPA and Stafford Speedway held the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Track Walk on Friday, July 17th, which helped raise $7,500. The check presentation was made as part of the Fall Final Weekend pre-race festivities. This group of 59 stores led by General Manager Geoff Watson, District Manager Kevin Hess, CT District…

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Coby Enters History Books With Repeat Whelen Modified Tour Title

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Coby Enters History Books With Repeat Whelen Modified Tour Title The 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Series concluded its most competitive championship battle to date at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on October 18th to close out the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing weekend presented by XtraMart. The Sunoco World Series 150 began with the tightest championship battle in series history with three drivers within four points of winning the title and even a little early snowfall for spice right before the green flag waved. Doug Coby and Ryan Preece entered the season finale event in a tie for…

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NEMA / THOMPSON SPEEDWAY PARTNER FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENT

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] NEMA / THOMPSON SPEEDWAY PARTNER FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENT The Northeastern Midget Association will team up with Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to sponsor a "Stand Up To Cancer" event on Sunday 10/18/15 at the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, presented by Xtramart. The event will occur during the NEMA Lites four-wide fan appreciation parade lap just prior to their feature race. All race fans will be given a card at the ticket booth upon entering the speedway and asked to write the name of a loved one or friend affected by cancer on the card. Then…

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Rowan Pennink Wins 2015 SK Modified® Championship at Stafford Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Rowan Pennink Wins 2015 SK Modified® Championship at Stafford Speedway (Stafford Springs, CT)---For Rowan Pennink and the #99 Van Wickle NAPA Auto Supply team, the foundation to winning the 2015 SK Modified® track championship at Stafford Motor Speedway was forged through an incredible second half of 2014. After a slow start in 2014, Pennink and the #99 team rattled off 5 wins in the final 10 races and carried that high level of performance into the 2015 season. In 2015 Pennink and the #99 team served notice right out of the gates that they would be championship contenders…

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Four Track Champions Will be Crowned at Sunoco World Series

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Four Track Champions Will be Crowned at Sunoco World Series (THOMPSON, CT) - The Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing presented by Xtramart at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is the biggest short track event in the northeast. As a result, winning the event is prestigious to say the least. In each of the 4 weekly divisions it is likely a win this weekend will equate to a track championship. Xtramart Limited Sportsman The closest battle is in the Xtramart Limited Sportsman division where two of the best in speedway history are separated by only 2 points or 1…

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More than just racing at the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] More than just racing at the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing   (THOMPSON, CT) - Although fifteen thrilling divisions of racing are sure to keep fans busy at the upcoming Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing presented by Xtramart, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park will also be offering a variety of activities to entertain fans throughout the three day event, October 16-18. As the Sunoco World Series marks the culmination of the 30th season for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, and the 75th anniversary for Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP), several special fan activities have been lined up.…

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Doug Coby Looking to Recapture Stafford Magic in NAPA Fall Final 150

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---Whenever the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour visits Stafford Motor Speedway, Doug Coby is usually among the favorites as to who will take the checkered flag.  Of his 14 career NWMT wins, 6 of them have come at Stafford, including his very first win in the NAPA Spring Sizzler in 2006.  But the 2015 season has been a bit of a mixed bag for Coby and the #2 Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Repair team with finishes of third in the NAPA Spring Sizzler back in April, thirteenth in the June TSI Harley-Davidson 125, and second in the…

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Stafford Speedway Hosting 2015 Legend Cars Asphalt Nationals Qualifier As Part of NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final Weekend

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---When the checkered flag is displayed to the Legend Cars field at Stafford Speedway’s season ending NAPA Fall Final Weekend on Sat., Oct. 3rd, it will not only bring to an end the second season of Legend Cars competition, but it will punch a direct ticket to the 2015 Legend Cars Nationals for the lucky feature winner. The 2015 Legend Cars Asphalt Nationals will be held at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, South Carolina, November 12-14.  The 3-day Legend Cars extravaganza will give competitors a final chance to accumulate points for the 2015 season to determine their…

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Ryan Preece Looking to Continue Stafford Success in NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final 150

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---With the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season drawing ever closer to its conclusion, fans are in the midst of one of the closest championship races in series history.  Ryan Preece currently leads Woody Pitkat by a single point and Doug Coby is third in the standings, 25 points behind Preece.  Only twice before in the 30-year history of the NWMT has the championship race been won by a single digit margin with Tony Hirschman beating Steve Park by 3 points in 1995 and Mike Stefanik beat Reggie Ruggiero by 6 points in 1989.  Preece has…

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Thompson Late Models Invited to Test at Stock Car Road Race Challenge

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (THOMPSON, CT) - OTB Promotions and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) have announced the addition of four Late Model practice sessions to the Saturday schedule of the Stock Car Road Race Challenge on September 11th and 12th. Though they will not be participating in competitive laps, the sessions will give Late Model teams an ideal opportunity to test car set-up and driving techniques on the newly re-opened 1.7 mile road course at TSMP. Multi-time Late Model champion, Rick Gentes, will be among several other Late Model teams taking advantage of the practice sessions. “I don’t have any experience…

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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Wraps Up Summer Racing Series with Pepsi Back to School Bash

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Wraps Up Summer Racing Series with Pepsi Back to School Bash   This Wednesday, August 26th, marks the final race in the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) summer series and the last NASCAR event before the final championship weekend in October. On the schedule for the Pepsi Back to School Bash will be TSMP’s top open-wheel division, the Sunoco Modifieds, who will be racing in two separate 25 lap features. Competing in the Sunoco Modified Double Features, will be two of the top-5 contenders for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) National Championship –…

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Coby Recovers From Penalty For Third Consecutive Thompson Win

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"]  Coby Recovers From Penalty For Third Consecutive Thompson Win It was round three for the NASCAR Whelen Modifed Tour at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Wednesday, August 12th as the tour made its penultimate appearance of 2015 at the historic venue for the Bud “King of Beers” 150, the tenth race in the fifteen-race season for the tour. Defending series champion Doug Coby was riding a wave of momentum into the race with wins in the first two events at the track this season. Points leader Ryan Preece, who claimed his first win at Thompson in the series…

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From the North to the South, No Race is too Far for Ryan Preece

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Point Pleasant, NJ Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT made the 12 hour trip to compete at the historic Bowman Gray Stadium’s Southern Modified tour race after competing Friday night at Stafford. Preece tells us his strategy for the 199 lap modified feature. "I think the big thing is qualifying up front. If you can qualify at the bullring, and have a car that can stay pretty consistent it’s pretty much up to the driver to keep it up there", said Preece. "This is the mad house anything can happen." Preece left a…

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Williams, Fearn, Ferrigno, Hayes, Evans, & O’Connell Score July 31st NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Feature Wins at Stafford Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with a Five-Star Series event on July 31st.  Taking down NASCAR Whelen All-American Series weekly feature wins on the night were Ronnie Williams in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Tom Fearn in the Late Model feature, Joey Ferrigno in the SK Light feature, Andrew Hayes in the Limited Late Model feature, Phil Evans in the DARE Stock feature, and Devin O’Connell in the Legend Cars feature. In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Todd Owen took the lead at the green but Ted Christopher was all…

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Berndt Celebrates Triumph in Sunoco Modified 20/20 Feature at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (THOMPSON, CT) It was a hot one at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in more ways than one as race fans braved near triple-digit temperatures for another afternoon of great racing action at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Wednesday, July 29th. The evening included five feature events, including the main event, the Whelen Sunoco Modified 20/20 Sprint, presented by King Cadillac GMC. The three-segment race served as the penultimate event of the night and was the second one of these being held at Thompson throughout the 2015 season. The event challenged drivers to finish in the best position possible…

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Tom Butler Returns to Victory Lane 6 Years After Last Win at Stafford

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---For hometown driver Tom Butler, driving to NAPA Victory Lane at Stafford Speedway in the Late Model division was something that race fans were accustomed to seeing on a regular basis.  Butler recorded 23 wins between his first Late Model win in May 1993 through the 2009 season, which was an average of better than a win per season.  But the past 6 seasons had seen some lean times for the driver of the green #4 that he has made famous among Stafford fans with no wins in that time frame.  Butler put those lean times…

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Doug Coby Primed to Chase Checkered Flag in Call Before You Dig 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---In what has been a hotly contested championship fight during the first half of the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, defending series champion Doug Coby is primed to kick off the second half of the year in the Call Before You Dig 150 at his home track of Stafford Motor Speedway. Coby has been among the championship contenders all season long following his season opening victory at Thompson, but a mid-race crash at New Hampshire two weeks ago left the #2 Dunleavy Truck & Trailer Repair team facing a hole to climb out of to…

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Sunoco Modified Drivers to Compete for Special Bonuses at Whelen Night

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (THOMPSON, CT) - On Wednesday, August 26, the Sunoco Modifieds will compete in their annual 20/20 Sprint race as part of Whelen Night, presented by King Cadillac GMC at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP). The event will see teams compete in two 20-lap points races, followed by a 10-lap sprint to determine the overall purse for the event, with the winning driver taking home $1,800. There is even more money on the line for Sunoco Modified teams on Wednesday night with two extra bonuses to be earned. Waddell Communications, the Official Radio provider for TSMP, will be offering…

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Todd Szegedy Prepared for Call Before You Dig 150 at Stafford Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---While 2003 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Todd Szegedy has always looked forward to racing at Stafford, he is especially looking forward to coming back to the Connecticut half-mile facility after picking up not only his first win of the 2015 season at Loudon, but his first win together with the Bob Garbarino owned #4 Mystic Missile team. “Stafford has always been a good track for me and my goal for this year was to get four top-5 finishes and we’re halfway to achieving that goal,” said Szegedy.  “It’s a good racing track and it’s a…

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Stafford Drivers Jockeying For Position in Call Before You Dig 811 Challenge Points Standings

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---With only three more races before the conclusion of the 2015 Call Before You Dig 811 Challenge, drivers will be scrambling to accumulate as many points as they can without going over 811 to receive an $811 bonus from Call Before You Dig. The CBYD 811 Challenge is a competition open to all NASCAR Whelen All-American Series drivers at Stafford where drivers accumulate a point total based on a points system that awards 100 points for a victory and 5 points less for each subsequent position.  The goal is to be one of five drivers who…

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Preece, Bennett, Kopcik, Saunders, Rufrano, & DiMatteo Score July 17th Girls Night Out Feature Wins at Stafford Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with Girls Night Out / Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Track Walk program with all 6 divisions in action plus a track walk that raised money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.  Taking down feature victories were on the night were Ryan Preece in the SK Modified® feature, Michael Bennett in the Late Model feature, Stephen Kopcik in the SK Light feature, Al Saunders in the Ltd. Late Model feature, Marcello Rufrano in the DARE Stock feature, and Dana DiMatteo in the Legend Cars feature. In the…

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Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Track Walk This Friday at Stafford Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)--- On Friday, July 17th NAPA Auto Parts and Stafford Motor Speedway will unite forces for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Track Walk.  All in attendance are invited to get an up close, personal, and unique look at the famous half-mile layout at Stafford Speedway by participating in the Track Walk. The donation for the Track Walk is $10 which includes a NAPA tee-shirt or hat.  NAPA Auto Parts will also be distributing NAPA goodie bags to everyone who participates in the track walk.  Participants can access the track through the gate which is located behind…

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Ryan Preece Wins 2nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k; Takes Record $12,875 Winners Share

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT left Stafford Speedway this past Friday night with the largest winner’s purse in the history of the SK Modified® division with his victory in the 2nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k.  Preece’s win entitled him to a winner’s share of $12,875 from the over $37,000 in total posted awards.   Preece and his #6 East-West Marine had to overcome a leaky radiator that relegated them to the tail end of the field with 75 laps left in the 100-lap race and he navigated his way back to the front on…

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Returns to Stafford August 7th for Call Before You Dig 150

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to Stafford Speedway on August 7th for the Call Before You Dig 150, the third of four NWMT races to be held at Stafford this season.  2-time NWMT Champion Doug Coby is currently tied atop the points standings with 2013 NWMT Champion Ryan Preece with NAPA Spring Sizzler winner Woody Pitkat only 2 points behind. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will make stops at New Hampshire and Monadnock before coming back to Stafford on Aug. 7.  With the Call Before You Dig 150 just 3 weeks away, here is…

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Penalty Announced From July 10, 2015 NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k At Stafford Motor Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] (Stafford Springs, CT)--- Following the July 10 NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k feature events, Stafford Motor Speedway officials have announced the following penalty: #21 SK Modified®, driver Justin Bonsignore- Infraction- Post race minimum weight violation. Penalty- Placed to ninth position in the finishing order (loss of one position per pound, as described in the 2015 SK Modified Rule Book). For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web atwww.staffordspeedway.com. ### New Finishing Order from July 10, 2015 NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k 100-Lap Feature SK MODIFIED® (100) 1) Ryan Preece, Berlin…

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Ryan Preece Wins 2nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k at Stafford Speedway

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Ryan Preece Wins 2nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k at Stafford Speedway   (Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with the 2nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k, which paid the winner $5,000 out of a purse of over $30,000.  With the Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Sales Gambler’s Challenge bonus of $7,500, which included a contribution from Rayner Real Estate, the total posted awards were over $38,000.  The Gambler’s Challenge was voted on by the fans on how it would be paid out and the top-3 choices were put into a hat in…

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