Guest Column: The Future Of Short Track Auto Racing

— The following is a guest column from local racer Sean Foster, who also operates the website Short Track Racer with Max Collins  — Preface I am a dedicated short track racer and short track racing fan. I race asphalt Modifieds, most commonly on a weekly basis at Stafford Motor Speedway (Stafford, CT) on Friday […]

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, […]

Limited Vendor Space Remains For Annual Swap ‘N Sell

(Press Release from Autoparts Swap ‘N Sell) It appears that winter has finally arrived in New England; bringing with it the countdown to a long-standing tradition for racers and automotive enthusiasts. Autoparts Swap ‘n Sell, New England’s largest indoor, all-automotive swap meet, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, January 20&21, 2018 at the Eastern States […]

Jimmy Zacharias To Make K&N Pro Series East Debut For Owner Ted Marsh

(Press Release from Marsh Racing) Jimmy Zacharias will make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut during the season opening event at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway on Feb. 11. Zacharias, who earlier this year captured his sixth NASCAR track championship at New York’s Chemung Speedrome in the Sunoco Modified division and his fourth New York […]

Whelen Modified Tour Starrett 150 Set For August 3 At Stafford Speedway

(Press Release from Stafford Motor Speedway) The L.S. Starrett Company, a global leader in precision measuring tools, has officially announced title sponsorship of the August 3rd NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Starrett 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, Connecticut.  The annual mid-summer stop for NASCAR’s oldest division will be titled the Starrett 150. Founded […]

Dreams Realized For NASCAR Champs; Doug Coby Celebrated For Fifth Whelen Mod Title

(Press Release from NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications) CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For a 17-year-old, Todd Gilliland was in a familiar situation when he took the stage at the Charlotte Convention Center at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday night. He had, after all, done this all before. Just one year ago. “Ever since I was little, […]

Teddy Hodgdon Joins SK Light Modified Division At Stafford Speedway For 2018

(Press Release from Stafford Motor Speedway) As teams are busy preparing for the 2018 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season, one driver who can’t wait to get started is Danbury native Teddy Hodgdon.  The 16 year old driver will make the move from Legend Cars competition into the SK Light division where he will challenge for […]

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 […]

NASCAR And Whelen Engineering Announce Multi-Year Extensions

(Press Release from NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications) NASCAR and Whelen Engineering, Inc. announced today multi-year extensions to continue its entitlement sponsorship of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series through 2024. Additionally, Whelen will also extend its designation as the “Official Warning Lights of NASCAR.” “More than a decade of successful […]

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 […]

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