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Meet 2-Time Stafford Speedway Champion Duane Provost

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For Immediate Release Contact: Scott Running (860) 684-2783 Meet 2-Time Stafford Speedway Champion Duane Provost (Stafford Springs, CT)---Duane Provost is a 15-year veteran of Stafford Motor Speedway with 20 career feature wins and 2 championships to his credit.  Provost began racing in the DARE Stock division in 2005 and found the division to be tough, scoring 2 wins in 5 seasons before moving to the Limited Late Model division where he won 18 races and 2 championships.  Provost is set to make the move up to the Late Model division for the 2020 season and here we take a look back…

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Meet 3-Time Stafford Speedway Champion Kevin Gambacorta

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For Immediate ReleaseContact: Scott Running  (860) 684-2783 Meet 3-Time Stafford Speedway Champion Kevin Gambacorta (Stafford Springs, CT)---With 17 wins spread across three different divisions and three career track championships at Stafford Motor Speedway to his credit, Kevin Gambacorta has enjoyed a career that most drivers would be envious of.  Gambacorta has progressed his way up the full fender ladder at Stafford, racing 5 seasons in the Street Stock division and 7 seasons in the Limited Late Model division before his current stint of 8 years and counting in the Late Model division behind the wheel of his #23 Lavigne Law Dodge. …

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eStafford Speedway Continues to Provide New Winners

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For Immediate Release  Contact:  Scott Running (860) 684-2783 eStafford Speedway Continues to Provide New Winners (Stafford Springs, CT)---eStafford Speedway is set to host another round of the iRacing Series presented by All Phases Renovations tonight with a 60-lap Late Model feature event.  The first four Friday night events were run with SK Modified® cars while last Friday night saw Street Stocks take to the virtual half-mile.  There was also a mid-week event presented by Truex Management and Burton Klingerman eSports that paired Stafford drivers with drivers from NASCAR’s Xfinity Series, Gander Outdoors Truck Series, ARCA Menards Series, Whelen Modified Tour,…

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National Series Drivers to Compete against Stafford Drivers on iRacing in LiUNA! 100: Grand National Tour, Wednesday, April 29th

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For Immediate Release Contact:  Paul Arute (860) 684-2783 National Series Drivers to Compete against Stafford Drivers on iRacing in LiUNA! 100: Grand National Tour, Wednesday, April 29th (Stafford Springs, CT)---More iRacing is coming to eStafford Speedway Wednesday, April 29th. The LiUNA! 100 presented by Truex Management Group and Burton Klingerman eSports will feature local Stafford Speedway drivers and iRacers against a long list of drivers from the NASCAR national series. The 100 lap event will be run with ARCA (formerly K&N) cars using fixed setups. The story line is unique to sim racing, Stafford Speedway drivers to square off against…

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eStafford Speedway iRacing Series Looking for 5th Winner in 5 Events

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For Immediate Release   Contact:  Scott Running (860) 684-2783 eStafford Speedway iRacing Series Looking for 5th Winner in 5 Events (Stafford Springs, CT)---With Stafford Speedway set to host the fifth round of the eStafford Speedway iRacing Series presented by All Phases Renovations tonight at 7pm, the series will be looking to add a fifth different winner in five events.  Stafford regulars have won three of the first four races with Teddy Hodgdon, Bryan Narducci, and Michael Christopher, Jr. each recording a victory while Matthew Kimball scored an upset win on April 10.  Kimball had to earn a starting spot in the Friday night…

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Additional Dates Announced for Stafford Speedway iRacing Series Presented by All Phases Renovations

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For Immediate Release  Contact: Paul Arute (860) 684-2783 Additional Dates Announced for Stafford Speedway iRacing Series Presented by All Phases Renovations (Stafford Springs, CT)---New events have been added to both Stafford Speedway’s driver and fan iRacing leagues including a new invite only Tour Type Modified Invitational set for Friday, May 15th. All Phases Renovations has stepped up as the presenting sponsor of the four event series that will include three different types of cars as well as weekly payouts for the top-3 finishers. The 4-race schedule is set to include a Street Stock race, Late Model race, and two Tour-Type Modified races.…

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All Phases Renovations to Sponsor Stafford iRacing Series; Purse Posted for Drivers

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For Immediate Release Contact:  Paul Arute (860) 684-2783 All Phases Renovations to Sponsor Stafford iRacing Series; Purse Posted for Drivers After the second event, the excitement for Stafford Speedway’s new iRacing series continues to grow. All Phases Renovations has partnered with Stafford Speedway to serve as the presenting sponsor of the next two iRacing events scheduled for April 10th and April 17th. In addition, All Phases has posted a $250 purse for each event including $150 for 1st, $75 for 2nd, and $25 for 3rd. “I’ve always had a passion for racing and I thought it would be fun to…

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Stafford Speedway Launches Multi-Event iRacing Series; Fans Can Race Their Way In

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For Immediate Release Contact:  Paul Arute (860) 684-2783 Stafford Speedway Launches Multi-Event iRacing Series; Fans Can Race Their Way In (Stafford Springs, CT)---After a successful launch last Friday night, eStafford Speedway is set to return with a multi event iRacing series starting Friday, April 3rd. The Stafford Speedway eSeries will be similar to last Friday’s event with weekly live stream broadcasts on the Stafford Speedway YouTube channel at 7pm. Event dates include April 3rd, 10th, and 17th. The eSeries will also give iRacers that are not Stafford Speedway competitors a chance to compete through the eStafford Speedway Open, a preliminary…

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Stafford Speedway is set to join the list of tracks and series that have moved online since the season delays relating to coronavirus.

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For Immediate Release Contact:  Paul Arute (860) 684-2783 Stafford Speedway is set to join the list of tracks and series that have moved online since the season delays relating to coronavirus. The first Stafford Speedway iRacing event is set for Friday, March 27th at 7pm and will stream live on Stafford Speedway YouTube channel.  Participants will include Stafford Speedway drivers who competed in an event in 2019 or have registered to compete in 2020.  “Unfortunately the start to our 2020 season has been delayed, but we are making the best of the situation,” explained Paul Arute of Stafford Speedway. “We…

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Stephen Kopcik Focused on Wins in 2020 SK ModifiedsR at Stafford

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Contact:  Scott Running (860) 684-2783 Stephen Kopcik Focused on Wins in 2020 SK Modifieds® at Stafford (Stafford Springs, CT)---Stephen Kopcik enters the 2020 season at Stafford Speedway coming off of the best season of his 4-year SK Modified® career.  The 2019 season saw the Newtown, CT native and driver of the #21 Hocon Industrial Gas Chevrolet post career highs across the board with 2 wins, 8 top-5, and 12 top-10 finishes en route to a career best 6th place finish in the points standings.  Kopcik is looking to pick up in 2020 right where he left off in 2019 and go…

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Tom Fearn Files Entry For Call Before You Dig Pro Late Model 81 at Stafford

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 Contact: Scott Running    (860) 684-2783 Tom Fearn Files Entry For Call Before You Dig Pro Late Model 81 at Stafford (Stafford Springs, CT)---Tom Fearn has been a dominant force in Stafford Speedway’s Late Model division.  In the last five years dating to the start of the 2015 season, the East Longmeadow, MA native has won 3 track championships and notched 40 wins out of a possible 97 races, a winning percentage of 41.2%.  With Fearn filing an entry for the Call Before You Dig Pro Late Model Open 81, scheduled for May 29, it would be safe to assume that he…

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Meghan Fuller Ready to Challenge for Street Stock Championship at Stafford

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Contact: Scott Running (Stafford Springs, CT)---Meghan Fuller is ready to once again challenge for the Street Stock championship in 2020 at Stafford Speedway.  Fuller will return to the Street Stock division behind the wheel of the same #2 Propane Plus Chevrolet that she has piloted to back to back second place finishes in the points standings.  Fuller finished runner-up to George Bessette, Jr. by 58 points in 2018 and finished 26 points behind Zack Robinson in 2019.  Fuller has her eyes set on equaling her 5 wins from a year ago as well as challenging for the championship. “I think…

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Todd Patnode Ready to Bring the Heat to Stafford’s SK Modifieds®

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---Following a 2-race stint in Stafford’s SK Modified® division during the 2019 season, Swanzey, NH native Todd Patnode will make a full-time move for 2020.  Patnode will pilot the #42 SPAFCO Chassis car owned by Ken Barry and the 7-time Monadnock Speedway champion is looking forward to his first full-time season at Stafford. “I first watched the SK Modifieds® at Stafford 4 or 5 years ago and I remember thinking that I wanted to one day be part of the show,” said Patnode.  “I’m looking forward to it.  If the SK’s at Stafford aren’t the best weekly show…

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Bert Ouellette Looking to Compete and Win in Stafford’s SK Lights

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Bert Ouellette Looking to Compete and Win in Stafford’s SK Lights Story By: Scott Running(Stafford Springs, CT)--- The 2020 NASCAR Weekly Racing season will mark the realization of a dream for Ellington, CT native Bert Ouellette as he will compete full time in the SK Light division behind the wheel of the #51 Polar Beverages car owned by Harold Burdick. “I’ve been waiting a long time and now I finally have the opportunity to say that Stafford is going to be my hometrack for a season,” said Ouellette.  “Stafford is right in my backyard and I’m pretty stoked to get started racing this season.  We have great…

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Josh Carey Ready to Challenge for SK Light Rookie Honors in 2020 at Stafford

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Story By: Scott Running (Stafford Springs, CT)---With rosters at Stafford Speedway starting to take shape for the 2020 season, East Longmeadow, MA native Josh Carey is one of currently 13 SK Light rookie drivers signed up for the new season.  Carey is a second generation driver who comes to Stafford with 2 seasons of experience in the Pure Stock and Street Stock classes at Monadnock. He will not only have to learn the ins and outs of driving a modified, but he will also have to learn the nuances of the Stafford half-mile facility behind the wheel of his #69 J…

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Ray Christian, III Looking Forward to First Stafford Speedway Experience in Call Before You Dig Pro Late Model 81

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Ray Christian, III Looking Forward to First Stafford Speedway Experience in Call Before You Dig Pro Late Model 81 Story By: Scott Running (Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Speedway has added two more cars to the entry list for its Inaugural Call Before You Dig Pro Late Model 81, scheduled for May 29.  KB Motorsports has entered the #93ct Parkway Pavilion Health and Rehab Center car for Ray Christian, III and the #93 Crazy Horse Racing car for SK Modified® veteran Todd Owen.  While Owen is a seasoned veteran of over 20 years at Stafford, Christian has never raced at Stafford and the 29…

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK REVEALS 2020 NASCAR SCHEDULE

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK REVEALS 2020 NASCAR SCHEDULE 46th Annual Icebreaker Set For April 4-5 Story By: Kyle Souza/TSMP THOMPSON, Conn. -- Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park revealed a six-race NASCAR Weekly Series schedule for the 2020 season on Monday. The 2020 slate consists of three major staple events, and three more events that will spotlight NASCAR Weekly Series competitors as part of mid-week, Wednesday night specials in the heart of the summer. The season begins with the 46th annual Icebreaker weekend (April 4-5) and ends with the 58th annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, with three packed days, October…

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK CELEBRATES 2019 NASCAR CHAMPIONS AT ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK CELEBRATES 2019 NASCAR CHAMPIONS AT ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET Story By: Kyle Souza/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park THOMPSON, Conn. -- After a 10-event schedule that included five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions and countless touring series classes, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park crowned NASCAR champions and honored special award winners on Sunday afternoon, with the annual awards banquet at the Clubhouse. In the Sunoco Modifieds, Keith Rocco celebrated his eighth career track championship, extending his lead with the most in the history of the Connecticut oval. Rocco earned four wins – three in points events and the other in…

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY SET TO CLOSE SEASON WITH 57TH ANNUAL SUNOCO WORLD SERIES

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY SET TO CLOSE SEASON WITH 57TH ANNUAL SUNOCO WORLD SERIES Story By: Kyle Souza/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park THOMPSON, Conn. -- Twenty different divisions of racing, championship coronations, a full campground and a packed pit area will be just some of the major headlines when Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park closes the season this weekend, October 11-13, with the 57th annual Sunoco World Series. Headlined by the finale for the 16-race championship points schedule of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, three days of racing will take place. On top of the racing, fans will be able to experience the property…

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FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO PARTNERS WITH THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK THROUGH THE 2021 SEASON

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FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO PARTNERS WITH THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK THROUGH THE 2021 SEASON The Northeast’s Ultimate Resort Destination Becomes the Premier Partner of Story By: Kyle Souza/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park MASHANTUCKET, CT (August 14, 2019) – Foxwoods® Resort Casino announced today its new three-year partnership with Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, home of the first purpose-built road course and first asphalt high-banked oval in America. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park also boasts NASCAR racing on a 5/8 mile Oval, a 1.7 mile Road Course, a first class Golf Club, a Clubhouse restaurant with a banquet and catering facility, an exclusive Drivers Club, and an Exotic…

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Justin Bonsignore Aiming For Seven Straight NWMT Wins at Thompson

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Justin Bonsignore Aiming For Seven Straight NWMT Wins at Thompson Story By: Kyle Souza/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: John John Lane/RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, Conn. -- When the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park next week, Justin Bonsignore will be aiming to add to his historic streak. Bonsignore, a Holtsville, New York, native, has won six consecutive Whelen Modified Tour races at the Connecticut oval. He swept all four series events at Thompson last year en route to his first career title and won both the Icebreaker and the Thompson 125 so far this season. He’s the…

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Bonsignore Earns Sixth Straight Thompson Win in Whelen Modified Series

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Bonsignore Earns Sixth Straight Thompson Win in Whelen Modified Series Story By: Jason Bleau/TSMP Photos By: Adam Glanzman/NASCAR The NASCAR Whelen Modified Series made stop number two of four to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Wednesday June 5 once again bringing the best modified drivers in the country to the nation’s oldest paved racing oval. The main event contained several storylines with NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Rookie of the Year contender Ryan Preece returning to his roots in the modifieds and the series’ two most recent champions seeking to continue their respective dominant performances at the Big-T. Championship points…

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THOMPSON BACK IN ACTION FOR THOMPSON 125 WEDNESDAY

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THOMPSON BACK IN ACTION FOR THOMPSON 125 WEDNESDAY NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR HEADLINES MID-WEEK SHOWDOWN Story By: Kyle Souza/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, Conn. – For the second time in 2019, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is set to invade Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park this week. The Thompson 125 will take place on Wednesday, June 5, as the stars of NASCAR’s Modified division return to the .625-mile oval chasing glory in their second of four stops this season. Thompson’s five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions will also be in action over the course of the mid-week…

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RYAN PREECE RETURNING TO THOMPSON NEXT WEEK

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RYAN PREECE RETURNING TO THOMPSON NEXT WEEK CURRENT MONSTER ENERGY CUP SERIES STAR SET FOR SUNOCO MODIFIED & NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR RACES Story By: Kyle Souza/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dan DeMarco & Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, Conn. – Current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series star Ryan Preece is returning to his racing roots next week. The Berlin, Connecticut, driver will compete in both the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Thompson 125 and the 30 lap Sunoco Modified feature next Wednesday, June 5 right here at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. “It’s another chance for me to race, and I think…

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Busy Month of June at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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Busy Month of June at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Hometown Favorites To Chase Victory Lane in ACT Tour Event June 15th Story By: Kyle Souza, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, Conn. – The month of June is going to be the busiest of the season for NASCAR racing at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. On Wednesday, June 5, the stars of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour return for their second of four visits this season in the Thompson 125. That will be followed by the return of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and American Canadian Tour…

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Bonsignore Claims Record Fifth Straight Whelen Modified Win at Thompson

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Bonsignore Claims Record Fifth Straight Whelen Modified Win at Thompson Story By: Kyle Souza/TSMP Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR The 45th Annual Icebreaker weekend continued at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Sunday, April 7 with six divisions and series taking to the track to conclude the unofficial kickoff of racing season in New England. In addition to four of Thompson’s five track divisions the Big-T also hosted a Pro All Star Series (PASS) feature as well as the third event of the 2019 Whelen Modified Series season, the Icebreaker 150, featuring the biggest stars in modified racing as the afternoon’s main…

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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Set For 45th Annual Icebreaker

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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Set For 45th Annual Icebreaker NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Divisions To Open 10-Race Championship Slate Story By Kyle Souza/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, Conn. – After an offseason filled with anticipation, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park will open the NASCAR racing season this weekend. The 45thannual Icebreaker, scheduled to roll from Friday right through Sunday evening, is one of the most prestigious events Thompson offers throughout the season – as it brings together local competitors from across multiple states to officially open the New England racing season. Eleven different divisions will take to…

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Todd Owen Looks To Grab Thompson Sunoco Modified Title in 2019

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Todd Owen Looks To Grab Thompson Sunoco Modified Title in 2019 Begins Quest For Crown at 45thAnnual Icebreaker Weekend Story By: Kyle Souza/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park THOMPSON, Conn. – Sometimes, a quick change in plans results in success. That has been the case for Sunoco Modified driver Todd Owen. Two years ago, Owen wasn’t even planning on taking any laps at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park during the season. Fast-forward to now and he is one of the hottest drivers to hit the track, especially last year, where he won three of the final four races in the division. Two of…

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THOMPSON WELCOMES LITE MODIFIED DIVISION FOR 2019

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THOMPSON WELCOMES LITE MODIFIED DIVISION FOR 2019 MIX OF NEW CHALLENGERS CHASE FIRST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP STARTING WITH 45TH ICEBREAKER Story By: Kyle Souza/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, Conn. – One of many substantial changes at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in 2019 is the addition of the Lite Modified division to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series schedule. A division Thompson has welcomed to the facility on select occasions in the past, including on the Icebreaker and Sunoco World Series weekends, the Lite Modifieds now have become the Division III class at the Connecticut oval. This means the…

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK ANNOUNCES DIVISION RULES & PURSE STRUCTURES FOR 2019

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK ANNOUNCES DIVISION RULES & PURSE STRUCTURES FOR 2019 ADDITION OF THE LITE MODIFIEDS ADDS NEW DIMENSION TO THOMPSON SPEEDWAY Story By: Kyle Souza/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGUide.com THOMPSON, Conn. – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park announced division rules and purse structures for the 2019 NASCAR Whelen All American Series season on Tuesday. With the Lite Modifieds adding to an already strong base of divisions at the Connecticut oval, Thompson Speedway is excited to welcome a new class – one that already has plenty of support from drivers and teams in the New England region.…

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK CELEBRATES 2018 CHAMPIONS

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK CELEBRATES 2018 CHAMPIONS ROCCO, JOHNSON, MONAHAN & BOURGEOIS HONORED Story By: Kyle Souza/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, Conn. – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park honored four NASCAR Whelen All American Series champions along with special award winners on Saturday night, January 12, with the 2018 awards banquet and celebration. This year, the event returned home to the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Clubhouse inside the Raceway Restaurant and Golf Club. As Thompson’s Division I NASCAR champion, Keith Rocco celebrated another crown behind the wheel of the No. 57 Sunoco Modified driving…

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK ANNOUNCES 2019 SCHEDULE

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK ANNOUNCES 2019 SCHEDULE CHANGES ON TAP WITH 10-RACE SLATE PLANNED Story By: Kyle Souza/Thompson Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, Conn. – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park has revealed a 10-race schedule for the 2019 NASCAR Whelen All American Series (NWAAS) season. Three added events to the oval schedule for the newest campaign are sure to give fans added excitement and opportunity at the Connecticut oval. Terry Eames, Thompson’s newly appointed General Manager, put together the 10-race slate as the oval looks to spark further growth for the Whelen All American Series and give fans as many…

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SHAWN MONAHAN WINS SECOND STRAIGHT THOMPSON LIMITED SPORTSMAN TITLE

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SHAWN MONAHAN WINS SECOND STRAIGHT THOMPSON LIMITED SPORTSMAN TITLE; WINS FOUR RACES EN ROUTE TO CROWN STORY BY: KYLE SOUZA/TSMP THOMPSON, Conn. – Things can change quickly in racing. In 2017, Shawn Monahan was a master of consistency at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in the Limited Sportsman division. That consistency, matched with his furious drive to be successful, ended with a championship without the luxury of visiting Victory Lane. But this year, he found a way to change that quickly. Monahan rolled to Victory Lane in four of seven NASCAR Whelen All American Series Limited Sportsman races and captured his…

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NICK JOHNSON CLINCHES FIRST THOMPSON LATE MODEL TITLE

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NICK JOHNSON CLINCHES FIRST THOMPSON LATE MODEL TITLE; EDGES TOM CAREY III FOR WHELEN ALL AMERICAN SERIES CROWN Story By: Kyle Souza/TSMP THOMPSON, Conn. – When you look at the final NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model point standings at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, you see four drivers who captured a checkered flag. In fact, those four drivers were the only competitors to celebrate in Victory Lane this season in a division that saw 29 drivers take the green flag at least once. But, at the top of those standings, the eventual champion of the 2018 season had a…

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Bonsignore Claims Thompson Sweep to Close Out Championship Season

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Justin Bonsignore Claims Thompson Sweep to Close Out Championship Season Story By: Taylor Therrien/TSMP Photos By: Ruby Wallau/NASCAR Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park concluded the 56th Annual World Series of Speedway Racing weekend on Sunday, Oct. 14 crowning three track division champions and the ISMA Supermodified champion as well as hosting the weekend’s main event, the final race of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series Tour season. Coming into Tour race Justin Bonsignore had already clinched the title, the first time that feat has been accomplished since Donny Lia earned the title prior to the end of the 2007 season. That said…

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Nicholas Johnson Captures Thompson Late Model Title

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Nicholas Johnson Captures Thompson Late Model Title Story By: Taylor Therrien/TSMP Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park kicked off the 2018 Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing weekend on Friday, Oct. 12, the biggest racing weekend in New England crowning champions in all of Thompson’s local racing divisions and the Whelen Modified Series Tour. The first night of racing served as a warmup for the action still to come with the crowning of Thompson Late Model Champion and the penultimate race of the 2018 Granite State Pro Stock Series season as the highlights of the evening. The Late Models have been the…

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TIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLES ENTERING SUNOCO WORLD SERIES

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TIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLES ENTERING SUNOCO WORLD SERIES Story By KYLE SOUZA/TSMP Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, Conn. –As the 56th annual Sunoco World Series gets ready to take the green flag this Friday, multiple of the 17 divisions planning to race have a tight championship battle entering the weekend. Off a rain-shortened race at Lee USA Speedway last weekend, the Granite State Pro Stock Series will make a stop at Thompson with just two races left in their championship points schedule. And as he looks for his first series championship, Devin O’Connell leads the standings by 20 points over Joey…

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PREECE RETURNING TO MODIFIED ROOTS FOR THOMPSON WORLD SERIES

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RYAN PREECE RETURNING TO MODIFIED ROOTS FOR SUNOCO WORLD SERIES AT THOMPSON SPEEDWAY Story By: Kyle Souza/TSMP Photos By: Dick Ayers & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, Conn. – Just one week after making the announcement of his life, Ryan Preece has committed to returning to his modified roots next weekend. Preece, a native of Berlin, Connecticut, will return to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to compete in the Sunoco World Series 150 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. The race will come just days after he announced that he will compete full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driving for JTG…

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TROY TALMAN LOOKS TO GRAB FIRST WIN AT SUNOCO WORLD SERIES

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TROY TALMAN LOOKS TO GRAB FIRST WIN AT SUNOCO WORLD SERIES STORY BY: KYLE SOUZA/TSMP THOMPSON, Conn. – With just one race remaining in the 2018 Sunoco Modified championship chase, Keith Rocco has a 48-point lead and will likely seal the championship by starting the season finale at the 56thannual Sunoco World Series. But right behind Rocco, Troy Talman has put together a consistent season filled with top five finishes. Talman, a native of Oxford, Massachusetts, has finished inside the top five in all but one race this season with a best finish of third as part of Icebreaker weekend.…

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY BACK IN ACTION WITH 5th ANNUAL SUNOCO MODIFIED 20/20 SPRINT ON SUNDAY

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY BACK IN ACTION WITH 5th ANNUAL SUNOCO MODIFIED 20/20 SPRINT ON SUNDAY Story By: Kyle Souza/TSMP Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, Conn. – After nearly one month off, NASCAR Whelen All American Series engines will come to life again on Sunday at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The 3rd annual For the Fans event and the 5th annual Sunoco Modified 20/20 sprint will headline the afternoon of racing that is scheduled to get underway with qualifying at 1:30 p.m. With their annual 20/20 sprint, the Sunoco Modifieds will compete in two, 20-lap races, followed by one, 10-lap sprint at…

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THOMPSON’S CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLES GOING TO THE WIRE

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THOMPSON’S CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLES GOING TO THE WIRE Story By: Kyle Souza/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, Conn. – With just two races remaining in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season at Thompson Speedway, the fight for the championship in the all of the divisions is starting to heat up. Nick Johnson, who has finished inside the top-five in all five races so far this season, holds a 15-point lead in the Late Model standings over Tom Carey III. That gap may seem like a sizeable one – but with drivers earning two points per position on the…

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Bonsignore Extends Points Lead With Third Thompson Win of 2018, Fifth of Season

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Bonsignore Extends Points Lead With Third Thompson Win of 2018, Fifth of Season Story By: Taylor Therrien/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Michael Ivins/NASCAR Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park hosted its mid-summer classic event on Wednesday, August 8, the annual Bud 150 featuring the stars and cars of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series Tour as well as Thompson’s local racing divisions. In their third appearance at Thompson in 2018 the nation’s best modified drivers were all chasing down one man, Justin Bonsignore who entered the event with four wins and a 51-point advantage on Chase Dowling for the title. Bonsignore started the…

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Doug Coby Finds His Way Back To Victory Lane at Stafford

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Doug Coby Finds His Way Back To Victory Lane at Stafford Story By: Kyle Souza/NASCAR Home Tracks Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com STAFFORD, Conn. — Doug Coby was not going to be denied on Friday night at Stafford Motor Speedway. The five-time and defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion was sliding through the grass early on, and had to pass more than a handful of cars in his efforts to charge back to the front of the field. However, when it mattered most, the Milford, Connecticut, pulled back into Victory Lane for the first time in nearly one year. The victory…

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Bud “King of Beers” 150 On Deck For Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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Bud “King of Beers” 150 On Deck For Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Story By: Kyle Souza/Thompson Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, Conn. – The stars and cars of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour are headed for Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the 10th race of their season on Wednesday, August 8. And as the schedule begins to wind down for the modifieds, Thompson’s 29th annual Bud “King of Beers” 150 will play a crucial role in the championship chase. It also marks the final stop at Thompson for teams to tune on their equipment before the champion is crowned…

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Tyler Ankrum Charges From Last to First To Win Second Annual Throwback 100

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Tyler Ankrum Charges From Last to First To Win Second Annual Throwback 100 Story By: Taylor Therrien/Thompson Motorsports Speedway Park Photos By: Getty Images/NASCAR Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park hosted its second annual King Cadillac GMC Throwback 100 featuring the K&N Pro Series East on Saturday, July 14 showcasing the young up-and-coming drivers of NASCAR. The theme of the night was racing history with a showcase of vintage cars and K&N drivers featuring classic paint schemes as they took to the track hoping to write their name in the history books as a NASCAR winner. The evening started with qualifying which…

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Waterman Wins Second Consecutive Limited Long Distance Event at Thompson

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Waterman Wins Second Consecutive Limited Long Distance Event at Thompson Story By: Taylor Therrien/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park The old saying goes better late than never and Thompson Speedway can certainly attest to that. After Mother Nature sidelined the Limited Sportsman Long Distance & Military Night presented by Pepsi event in May oval racing action finally returned to the Big-T for the second time in 2019 on Thursday, June 7 with a large local crowd turning out for the rescheduled races. The annual showcase of local racing’s biggest stars honored veterans and members of the…

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Thompson Speedway Announces June 7 Oval Event

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Thompson Speedway Announces June 7 Oval Event Rescheduled Event to Honor Military, Showcase Limited Sportsman Story By: Jenny Tyrrell-Hoenig/TSMP Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com THOMPSON, CT – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Officials announced that the May 20 event, which was originally cancelled due to the pending weather forecast, will now be rescheduled. The Limited Sportsman Long Distance, presented by Pepsi, is now scheduled for Thursday, June 7. “We love the passion and enthusiasm that our race fans, car owners, drivers, and teams have for our events. We heard loud and clear from them that they wanted to ensure we got this event…

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Bonsignore Returns to Winning ways with Icebreaker Win

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Bonsignore Returns to Winning ways with Icebreaker Win Story By: Taylor Therrien/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park concluded its annual season-opening Icebreaker weekend on Sunday, April 8 with a packed crowd on hand who braved the cold New England weather to experience the season debuts of Thompson’s track divisions as well as an appearance by the Pro All Star Series and the highlight event of the weekend, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Icebreaker 150. After opening their season at Myrtle Beach, the stars of the Whelen Modified Tour took center stage at Thompson hoping to…

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Starrett 150 Set for August 3rd at Stafford

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Starrett 150 Set for August 3rd at Stafford Story By: Scott Running/Stafford Motor Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com                                                                                                                     (Stafford Springs, CT)---The L.S. Starrett Company, a global leader in precision measuring tools, has officially announced title sponsorship of the August 3rd NASCAR…

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Stafford Speedway Releases 2018 Schedule of Events

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Stafford Speedway Releases 2018 Schedule of Events Story By: Scott Running/Stafford Motor Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com (Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Speedway is proud to announce the 60th season of NASCAR weekly racing in Northeast Connecticut with a 22-race schedule.  The 2018 season will kick-off on April 28 & 29 with arguably the biggest Modified race in the country, the 47th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler dubbed “The Greatest Race in the History of Spring”.  The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will run 200 laps and will be joined by Stafford’s 5 weekly divisions, the New England Truck Series, and new for 2018, the…

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