Reflecting: Of The Sandy Hook Tragedy, A Mother’s Spirit And The Holiday Season

— Five years ago today the state of Connecticut – and the entire country – were rocked by the brutal tragedy of what took place at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown. This story was published on RaceDayCT one year after that tragedy on Dec. 14, 2013.  — Like so many others one year ago today, […]

Woody Pitkat To Drive Full-Time For Danny Watts In 2018 On Whelen Modified Tour

It was a relationship that was born of the most unfortunate of circumstances when Woody Pitkat landed behind the wheel of the Danny Watts Racing NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour car. But what was born of tragedy, will remain intact for the 2018 season. Team owner Danny Watts confirmed to RaceDayCT Thursday that Woody Pitkat will […]

Picture This: New England Racers Auction/Trade Show Photo Gallery

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Saturday many from across all realms of the local short track racing season descended upon the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield for the inaugural New England Racers Auction/Trade Show. The show had a little bit of everything for racers and fans. From vendors and auction time, to seminars to a Riverside Park […]

Ronnie Williams To Drive SK Modified For Team Owner Adam Skowyra At Stafford Speedway

Ronnie Williams watched in 2017 as Chase Dowling hunted down an SK Modified championship with team owner Adam Skowyra at Stafford Motor Speedway. In 2018 it will be Williams taking over the seat that Dowling had so much success with at Stafford this past season. Skowyra confirmed to RaceDayCT Friday that Williams will take over […]

Waterford Town Officials Awaiting Plans, Permit Requests For New Speedbowl Grandstands

Last week management of the New London-Waterford Speedbowl announced that construction of new grandstands at the track would begin sometime after Jan. 1, 2018. Wednesday the head of the building department in the town of Waterford said they are awaiting information concerning any planned construction at the track. “We don’t have anything submitted recently,” Waterford […]

Sid DiMaggio And Sean Foster Teaming Up On Local Racing Webcast For 2018

When it comes to video shorts revolving around the Southern New England short track racing scene, two names come to mind first: Tom “Sid” DiMaggio and Sean Foster. And in 2018 the pair will team up for a special regular webcast that will cover the local short track racing ins and out and beyond. On […]

Hospital Visit Hits Home For Martin Truex Jr.

(NASCAR Wire Service) Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – Matthew, a sixth grader, took a long look at the hero card. Then he glanced up at Martin Truex Jr.’s face and made the connection. “Wow!” exclaimed Matthew, a pediatric patient at Sunrise Children’s Hospital, as he recognized the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR […]

Jimmy Blewett Scores Victory At Turkey Derby At Wall Stadium

When it came to closing out the 2017 Modified racing season in the Northeast, it was Jimmy Blewett defended his home turf Saturday. Blewett, of Howell, N.J., drove to victory in Saturday’s 150-alp Turkey Derby Tour Type Modified feature at Wall Stadium in Wall, N.J. Andrew Krause of Holmdel, N.J. was second and Ron Frees […]

New London-Waterford Speedbowl Management Announces New Grandstand Project To Begin After Jan. 1

In a late night Facebook posting Thursday, it was announced by the management of the New London-Waterford Speedbowl that construction will begin on a new main grandstand at the facility sometime after January 1. The posting, which was made at about 10:40 p.m. on Thanksgiving, also announced that George Whitney, who leased and managed the […]

New Whelen Modified Tour Event At New Hampshire Motor Speedway To Pay $25K To Win

On Wednesday NASCAR officials revealed the 2018 schedule for the Whelen Modified Tour. Next year’s schedule includes the addition of a new 250-lap Whelen Modified Tour event as part of a three division short track extravaganza weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sept 21-22. The new short track showcase weekend replaces the former NASCAR Monster […]

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