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Monster Energy Cup Rookie Ryan Preece Has Set His Sights High For 2019

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Even JTG Daugherty Racing’s Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate, Ryan Preece, can appreciate the irony. For a young talented driver renowned for his short track background and expertise, his best showing so far this year is a top-10 in the Daytona 500 on the sport’s most famous superspeedway. Preece, 28, […]

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NASCAR Notebook: Denny Hamlin Sees Small Universe Of Potential Winners At Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Denny Hamlin, who won the most recent Daytona 500 on a 2.5-mile track, is happy to be visiting NASCAR’s oldest and shortest Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series speedway this weekend. In Hamlin’s view, .526-mile Martinsville Speedway features something else that’s short—the list of potential winners. “There’s really five guys that are kind […]

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Maybury Material Handling Lifts Modified Contingency Program At Stafford Speedway

Maybury Material Handling of East Longmeadow, MA has renewed their commitment to Stafford’s contingency program for the 2019 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season.   For the fourth consecutive year, Maybury Material Handling will supply a first place bonus of $150 to each SK Modified® feature winner and a $125 bonus to each SK Light feature winner.   […]

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Thompson Speedway Saturday Test And Tune Postponed To March 30

Mother Nature isn’t quite ready to see cars on the track in Connecticut. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park officials announced on Friday that the Test and Tune session originally scheduled for Saturday, March 23, has been postponed until next Saturday, March 30. With rain, and possibly even snow, scheduled to roll through the area overnight, Thompson […]





Ryan Preece Heads To Martinsville Speedway Sunday Looking For Short Track Turnaround

For former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ryan Preece, the last four weeks on the NASCAR Montser Energy Cup Series haven’t been much to put a smile on his face.  Sunday the Monster Energy Cup Series Rookie of the Year contender heads back to a race track that helps to give him smiles every day.  […]

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NASCAR National Weekend Preview: Martinsville

The NASCAR short track season is officially upon us – huge grins, high spirits, bumpers and intensity all around. Sunday’s STP 500 at the half-mile Martinsville Speedway (at 2 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) opens the test of gumption, patience and short track mastery for the season. Certainly the last time the […]





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Local Race Team Crew Member Pleads Guilty To Seeking Sex With Minor

A longtime local race team crew member from Canterbury plead guilty Wednesday to traveling to Warwick, R.I. in January to meet what he thought was a 14-year old boy for sex.   Chris Merchant was arrested at a hotel in Warwick, R.I. on January 25. Merchant traveled to the hotel expecting to meet a 14-year old […]

Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Repair Boosts Stafford Speedway Contingency

Doug Dunleavy, owner of Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair in Brookfield, CT, has become synonymous with modified racing thanks to his support of teams and events.  Dunleavy’s returns for a 5th consecutive season, presenting first place contingency award of $150 to each SK Modified® feature winner and $125 to each SK Light feature winner.   Over […]

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Jimmy Blewett Having Early Success With Gershow Motorsports On Whelen Mod Tour

Though they are just six races in, the combination between Jimmy Blewett and Gershow Motorsports seems to be paying dividends for both sides. Blewett, a veteran of racing on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, teamed with the Gershow team over the offseason. Joe Bertuccio — another modified veteran that is well known in the garage […]

Danica Patrick To Join NBC Sports For Coverage Of 103rd Indianapolis 500

NBC to Broadcast Indy 500 for First Time On May 26 Danica Patrick, one of motorsports’ most popular figures, will join NBC Sports’ inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge when drivers start their engines for the 103rd iteration of the race on Sunday, May 26. This year marks the first time that […]

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Vault Productions Releases Extended Preview Of Reality Series The Show At Stafford Speedway

Tom “Sid” DiMaggio and his crew from Vault Productions have become the standard bearers when it comes to the production of local short track racing videos from Connecticut’s ovals. And in 2019 DiMaggio and his crew will take on their biggest project yet with a new reality series called The Show at Stafford Speedway. Check […]

Wayne Burroughs Jr. Ready For New Venture At Thompson Speedway In 2019

THOMPSON, Conn. – It’s time to make a move. After multiple years in the Mini Stock division at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, former champion Wayne Burroughs Jr. is taking a leap to the newly-formed SK Light Modified class at Thompson this season. Burroughs, a two-time Mini Stock champion, sold the car he was so successful […]

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Riverhead Raceway Announces Safety Tech Inspection And Practice Day Info

With the 69th season of stock car racing at Riverhead Raceway rapidly approaching activity at the popular quarter mile oval has been picking up leading up to opening weekend Saturday May 4th and Sunday May 5th. Today GM John Ellwood released information concerning the two safety tech inspection days on April 6th & April 13th […]

Sugarcoat Police Takeover Doing No Favors Whatsoever For Growing Short Track Racing

This is not going to be a popular column. It’s depressing that I know that and feel the need to state that in a preface here, but sadly that’s the state of short track racing in 2019.  It’s not going to be a popular column because I’m going to point out something negative.  I can […]

Prizes Galore Up For Grabs At RaceDayCT Race Season Kickoff Party Sunday

Looking for tickets to see the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in action at New Hampshire Motor in 2019? What about seeing the division on track at Thompson Speedway? Or would you like a ride around Stafford Motor Speedway at speed riding shotgun in a two-seater Modified? Well here’s your opportunity to get some of those […]

Vault Productions Filming Stafford Speedway SK Modified Reality Web Series In 2019

Tom DiMaggio of Vault Productions has announced a new reality show that will follow four of Stafford Speedway’s SK Modified® weekly competitors on their journey through the 2019 race season.  The reality series, dubbed “The Show”, has begun filming and will follow drivers Mike Christopher Jr, Keith Rocco, Ronnie Williams, and Glen Reen through the […]

Joey Ternullo Looking For SK Modified Improvement At New London-Waterford Speedbowl

Joey Ternullo of Middletown is a busy 20-year-old who attends two institutions of higher learning —not only is he a junior at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, but he also attends another prestigious school — SK Modified University at New London Waterford Speedbowl. He claims he learned a lot about SK Modified during […]

Nailed It: Doug Coby Wins Whelen Modified Tour Season Opener At Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – It seemed the racing gods were determined to make sure five-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby started the 2019 season in a hole at Myrtle Beach Speedway.  After winning the pole in qualifying Coby was forced by NASCAR to drop to the rear of the field for the start […]

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Doug Coby Wins Pole For Whelen Modified Tour Season Opener At Myrtle Beach Speedway

Doug Coby (left) celebrates winning the pole Saturday for the Whelen Modified Tour season opening event at Myrtle Beach Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont) …

Live Updates From Whelen Modified Tour Season Opener At Myrtle Beach Speedway

The 2019 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season is upon us. Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Justin Bonsignore's begins defense of …

Free Unmuffled Quickcast With Kevin Harvick On Stafford Speedway, Short Track Racing

On Friday in California, Motor Racing Network announcer Kyle Rickey asked NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick about the announcement …

On Tap Presented By Four Seasons By The Lake: Closing Up The State Racing Season At The Speedbowl

— Where: New London-Waterford Speedbowl What: Finale Weekend When: Saturday – Sunday Schedule Saturday: 100-lap Granite State Pro Stock Series, 25-lap NEMA Midget, 25-lap NEMA Lites, 25-lap Pro Four Modified, 25-lap Super X-Cars, 25-lap X-Cars, 20-lap Bandoleros and 35-lap 375 Sportsman. Grandstands open: 11 a.m; Qualifying: 2:30 p.m.; Features: Immediately following qualifying. Sunday: 80-lap SK Modified, 30-lap […]

Casagrande Builders RaceDayCT Results Page 2019

(Links Go To Race Stories) April 6, 2019 – Thompson Speedway Icebreaker Coming up …

RaceDayCT Daily Poll: Who Will Win The Special Limited Sportsman Feature Sunday At Thompson?

— — — The Limited Sportsman division takes center stage Sunday at Thompson Speedway with the division going an extra 10 laps in a 30-lap feature. So who will be celebrating in victory lane when the checkered flag falls on Sunday? Vote below [socialpoll id=”2503417″] — Check out all our other previous RaceDayCT Daily Polls […]

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Monster Energy Cup Rookie Ryan Preece Has Set His Sights High For 2019

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Even JTG Daugherty Racing’s Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate, Ryan Preece, can appreciate the irony. For a young talented driver renowned for his short track background and expertise, his best showing so far this year is a top-10 in the Daytona 500 on the sport’s most famous superspeedway. Preece, 28, […]

Lincoln Tech Marks Decade Of Partnership With Stafford Speedway

Stafford Speedway announced today that Lincoln Technical Institute of East Windsor will return as the title sponsor of the track’s 10th Annual Lincoln Tech VMRS 80, scheduled for August 30.  The Lincoln Tech VMRS 80 will mark the tenth consecutive season that Lincoln Tech has presented an event at the Stafford half-mile.  Lincoln Tech first […]

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Tri-Track Open Mod Series Announces Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores Challenge Cup

Series co-founder Dick Williams to retire following season Steadfast sponsor Ron Bouchard’s Auto Stores has joined forces with the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) to bring some added excitement to the 2019 season with a two-race challenge.  The team with the highest point total following the Claremont and Monadnock Speedway series’ events will be awarded […]

Maybury Material Handling Lifts Modified Contingency Program At Stafford Speedway

Maybury Material Handling of East Longmeadow, MA has renewed their commitment to Stafford’s contingency program for the 2019 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season.   For the fourth consecutive year, Maybury Material Handling will supply a first place bonus of $150 to each SK Modified® feature winner and a $125 bonus to each SK Light feature winner.   […]

Thompson Speedway Saturday Test And Tune Postponed To March 30

Mother Nature isn’t quite ready to see cars on the track in Connecticut. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park officials announced on Friday that the Test and Tune session originally scheduled for Saturday, March 23, has been postponed until next Saturday, March 30. With rain, and possibly even snow, scheduled to roll through the area overnight, Thompson […]

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Joey Ternullo Looking For SK Modified Improvement At New London-Waterford Speedbowl

Joey Ternullo of Middletown is a busy 20-year-old who attends two institutions of higher learning —not only is he a junior at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, but he also attends another prestigious school — SK Modified University at New London Waterford Speedbowl. He claims he learned a lot about SK Modified during […]

Jimmy Blewett Having Early Success With Gershow Motorsports On Whelen Mod Tour

Though they are just six races in, the combination between Jimmy Blewett and Gershow Motorsports seems to be paying dividends for both sides. Blewett, a veteran of racing on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, teamed with the Gershow team over the offseason. Joe Bertuccio — another modified veteran that is well known in the garage […]

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Jimmy Blewett Having Early Success With Gershow Motorsports On Whelen Mod Tour

Though they are just six races in, the combination between Jimmy Blewett and Gershow Motorsports seems to be paying dividends for both sides. Blewett, a veteran of racing on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, teamed with the Gershow team over the offseason. Joe Bertuccio — another modified veteran that is well known in the garage […]

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State Rep. Kurt Vail, Fellow Republicans Oppose Proposed Change To Racing Regulations

(Press Release from the Office of Connecticut State Rep. Kurt Vail) HARTFORD – Several Republican legislators stand in opposition to a proposal that could potentially alter existing state laws regarding local racing rules. State Representatives Kurt Vail (R-Stafford), Rick Hayes (R-Putnam), Kathleen McCarty (R-Waterford), and State Senator Craig Miner (R-Litchfield) expressed issues with unintended consequences […]

Tri-Track Open Modified Series Reinforces Series Management For 2019

The Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) recently announced the addition of longtime car owner Ed Bennett to the management team. With a solid foundation that includes founders Dick Williams and Jim Schaefer, Wayne Darling and a host of respected officials, Bennett adds another level of management to ensure that the Series remains strong in 2019 […]

Max McLaughlin Not Tempering Expectations Amid Asphalt Transition

This season’s K&N Pro Series East field features series veterans, rookies with experience and rookies with a lack of experience. Max McLaughlin is in the middle of that spectrum: tons of experience for a teenage race car driver, but virtually none on asphalt. The Mooresville, North Carolina, driver’s background is all dirt. From 2016-2018, he competed in […]

Bubba Pollard To Enter 57th Vermont Milk Bowl At Thunder Road

BOne of the most accomplished Late Model and Super Late Model racers in North America will be coming to Barre’s Thunder Road Speedbowl this fall. Senoia, GA’s Andrew “Bubba” Pollard has announced plans to enter the 57thVermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29. Pollard will attempt […]

Thompson Speedway Goes To 10-Race Schedule For ‘19; SK Light Mods Added As Regular Division

Upon his arrival as general manager of Thompson Speedway in September, Terry Eames had expressed a hope to increase the number of oval track events at the facility. And that is exactly what fans and competitors will get for 2019. Thompson Speedway will officially announce their 2019 oval track schedule on Tuesday with some big […]

Jacob Perry Heading To Granite State Pro Stock Series In 2019

Call him the traveling man.  Jacob Perry it seems is always on the move, and that will be the case once again in 2019 for the Pawcatuck teenager.  Perry, a former regular at both the New London-Waterford Speedbowl and Thompson Speedway, told RaceDayCT exclusively that he will be heading to the Granite State Pro Stock […]

Monster Energy Cup Rookie Ryan Preece Has Set His Sights High For 2019

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Even JTG Daugherty Racing’s Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate, Ryan Preece, can appreciate the irony. For a young talented driver renowned for his short track background and expertise, his best showing so far this year is a top-10 in the Daytona 500 on the sport’s most famous superspeedway. Preece, 28, […]

Kyle Busch Wins XFINITY Series Event In Phoenix For 198th National Series Victory

AVONDALE, Ariz. – How did Kyle Busch win Saturday’s IK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway? Poof! His closest pursuers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race disappeared in a cloud of smoke. Busch was out front on Lap 130 when the engine in the No. 01 Chevrolet of Stephen Leicht exploded in front of Justin […]

NASCAR National Weekend Preview: Martinsville

The NASCAR short track season is officially upon us – huge grins, high spirits, bumpers and intensity all around. Sunday’s STP 500 at the half-mile Martinsville Speedway (at 2 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) opens the test of gumption, patience and short track mastery for the season. Certainly the last time the […]

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