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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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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Reveals 2018 Schedule

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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Reveals 2018 Schedule Season Opening Icebreaker set for April 6-8 Story By: Jeffrey Price/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Thompson, CT (November 20, 2017) – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) revealed it’s 2018 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing schedule, comprised of seven diverse and unique events. Thompson will continue to showcase Sunoco Modifieds, which will compete in eight points-counting races, supported by the Late Models, Limited Sportsman and Mini Stocks, who will all have seven points-counting races. The Lite Modified Division will race in three events, but not under the NWAAS sanction. “In the…

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Coby claims historic title in Thompson World Series shootout

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Coby claims historic title in Thompson World Series shootout Story By: Jason Bleau/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photos By: Dave Dalesandro & Dick Ayers/RacersGuide.com The Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing Presented by King Cadillac GMC came to a close at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Sunday, October 15 capping off another successful year of on-track action at the raceway known to many as the Big-T. Seven divisions made for a busy final day of the three-day showcase of the finest racers in New England and beyond with the main event of the evening being the crowning of the 2017 NASCAR…

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Scott Payea secures ACT championship at Thompson

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Scott Payea secures ACT championship at Thompson Story By: Jason Bleau/Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Photo By: RacedayCT.com Day two of the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park proved to be a busy one as a slew of new champions were named in both touring and track divisions as the biggest weekend in New England racing continued. Six different races were held over the course of the afternoon, each resulting in a champion being named for their specific series or division as a packed crowd turned out to enjoy and afternoon of non-stop on track action…

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We Crown Champions at the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, 14 Champions to be exact

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We Crown Champions at the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, 14 Division Champions to be exact. Inside look at who is in contention for these divisions! Story By: Jeffrey Price/TSMP Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com The most anticipated event of the year is upon us. The award winning 55th Annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing presented by King Cadillac GMC will be here in only hours! 18 Divisions will be taking on the 5/8 mile high banked oval competing for the greatest treasure of them all. 14 of those divisions will also be crowning their 2017 champions after. These…

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Coby Has Five Challengers As He Chases Fifth Title

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Thompson Coby Has Five Challengers As He Chases Fifth Title Story By: Kyle Souza/NWMT Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour enters Sunday's Sunoco World Series 150 with six drivers in mathematical contention to capture the 2017 driver's championship. Entering as the points leader, four-time champion Doug Coby has the chance to add to his already impressive resume by capturing a fifth career title. Coby has five career Thompson wins, including the 2015 Sunoco World Series, where he celebrated the victory and the championship all in one. A fourth…

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Eric Goodale Wins From 18th At Stafford

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Eric Goodale Gets First Stafford Win In Whelen Mod Tour NAPA Fall Final 150 Story By: Travis Barrett Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com STAFFORD, CT — Eric Goodale never thought his moment would come at Stafford Motor Speedway, not after more than 30 career Whelen Modified Tour starts at the track and certainly not when an untimely caution flew less than 40 laps from the finish of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour NAPA Fall Final 150. But just as he’s had second chance after second chance at Stafford over the years, he got yet another on Sunday and didn’t let it slip by. Goodale…

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Coby Heading Back To Stafford In Championship Lead

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Stafford Coby Heading Back To Stafford In Championship Lead Story By: Kyle Souza/NWMT Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- When it comes to NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competition at Stafford Motor Speedway, it's been hard to bet against Doug Coby in his career. The Milford, Connecticut, driver has 10 career wins at the half-mile, along with nine Coors Light Pole awards. 2017-fall-final-logo_2In the last two years, Coby won the Fall Final at Stafford and went on to capture the championship in the season finale at Thompson. And this season, he is heading back…

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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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