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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jeff Rocco Bests Field in Dunkin’ Donuts Late Model 20/20 Event at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) bested Mother Nature on Wednesday, July 8th as four local series took to the track providing some high intensity racing despite a rainstorm that dampened practice in the early afternoon. The highlight event for the evening was the second annual Dunkin' Donuts Late Model 20/20 event, a series of three segments, two 20-lap and one 10-lap feature, to decide an overall winner on the night. Each of the first two segments also served as separate points paying events. The first segment of the event started quiet but 15 laps into the event a…

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Doug Coby claims another win at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in the Mr. Rooter 125

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The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) returned to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on June 10th with Ryan Preece riding a two race winning streak and four straight top five finishes into the fifth race of the season, the Mr. Rooter Plumbing 125. With a packed crowd on hand Preece hoped to match an accomplishment he completed in 2013 as the most recent driver to win three consecutive events on the Whelen Modified Tour, however it was not meant to be as the points leader was overshadowed by a dominant performance by defending series champion Doug Coby, who has owned the…

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Finishes Up Marathon Run at Thompson Speedway Motorpsorts Park for the Mr. Rooter 125

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(Thompson, CT) – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) teams have been working hard the last couple weeks getting ready for a marathon run of races at all three of Connecticut’s short tracks. The Mr. Rooter 125 on Wednesday, June 10 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) will mark the last of the three races held within a 12-day span. With three different drivers winning the first four races of the season, the battle for the championship is already off to an exciting start. Ryan Preece currently holds the top position, after winning the last two NWMT races at Waterford…

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Icebreaker, to begin 75th Season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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Icebreaker, to begin 75th Season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (Thompson, CT) - The 41st Annual Icebreaker on April 11th and 12th will mark the beginning of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s 75th season. Originally opened in 1940, the track has remained under the ownership of the Hoenig family throughout its operation. To commemorate this significant anniversary, this year’s Icebreaker will feature some special activities and events for fans throughout the weekend. The event will be headlined by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT), which is celebrating its 30th season this year. Defending NWMT champion, Doug Coby and the No. 2…

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Jeff Goodale Sets His 2015 Plans!

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By Matthew Wiernasz Jeff Goodale will kick off his season next weekend in racing in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at the Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. He is also planning to run for the Tour Type Modified championship at Riverhead, and the World Series at Thompson. He feels confident that he and team can be a contender for the championship at the quarter mile oval.   Goodale ran in the Sunoco modified division during the World Series last Oct. at Thompson.   “You know we did a lot better than I thought.  Crew chief gave me a ton of…

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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to Reestablish Partnership with Pepsi

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  Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to Reestablish Partnership with Pepsi   THOMPSON, CT - Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is proud to announce the return of Pepsi to the family of partners at the facility. TSMP and Pepsi-Cola of Central New England have had a long established relationship in the past, and their return to the facility will bring back many of the brands that the customers and fans have enjoyed in the past. In addition to offering Pepsi products such as Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew and Gatorade at its concession stands and Clubhouse restaurant, TSMP will also host…

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Fierce Competition Headlines Thompson’s Limited Sportsman Division

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Fierce Competition Headlines Thompson’s Limited Sportsman Division   Thompson, CT (March 30, 2015) As Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) driver Tommy Shea puts it, 'racing is a sport that extracts every human emotion'.  From triumphant to sad, from ecstatic to mad and everything in between, racing has it. Sometimes the swing from one extreme to another happens within seconds, but what makes each driver return race after race is the sought after moment of glory. Shea has yet to visit victory lane at TSMP and this year he will present a new car for competition during Icebreaker weekend on April…

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Mini Stocks to start off strong with a Double Header at the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Season Opener

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Mini Stocks to start off strong with a Double Header at the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Season Opener Thompson, CT - There is light at the end of the tunnel. It’s been a long hard winter and the Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is only 23 days away. The first race weekend of 2015 includes two 15-lap features for the Mini Stock division, which creates a common theme among the contenders. The need to come out of the box strong is more important than ever and as a result teams have been feverously preparing their machines for battle…

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Mr. Rooter Named Title Sponsor of June NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Race at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and Mr. Rooter Plumbing franchisee, Vin Beedle, announced today that the Connecticut-based company will be the entitlement sponsor of the 125-lap NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) slated for Wednesday night, June 10.  Beedle and his company are long-time supporters of auto racing in New England, sponsoring the Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series, as well as fielding a truck in the division in 2015. The drivers of the Truck will include NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Champions, and Thompson’s own Sunoco Modified driver, Keith Rocco, as well as Limited Sportsman - and SK Modified - driver Ed…

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RacingJunk.com to be named the Official Classifieds of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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THOMPSON, CT - Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) - one of the most diverse motorsports facilities in New England - is proud to announce a partnership with RacingJunk.com – the world's largest online motorsports marketplace. The co-marketing partnership will help to bring awareness of TSMP’s major racing events, and will also help to increase brand recognition for RacingJunk.com among TSMP’s fans and drivers. “Thompson Speedway is an exciting addition to our expanding partnership network,” said Shawn Stewart, Director of Business Development.  “We’re honored to be a partner and know that the free classifieds on RacingJunk.com will be a valuable resource to all…

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Thompson Champions to Shine at Mohegan Sun; Facility Moves Banquet to Casino as Part of 75 Year Anniversary Celebration

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THOMPSON, CONN. – Officials from Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) announced this morning that the 2015 Championship Awards Banquet will be held at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The change in venue is part of the facility’s 75 year anniversary celebration. “We are excited to be moving our banquet to Mohegan Sun this season. Their staff was extremely patient and accommodating as we worked through all of the logistics, and we ended up with a terrific venue at a manageable cost for our race teams.  I think that this will be a significant enhance to what we offer our…

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