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Diary Of A Racer Kid: Mentality

— Ryan Fearn is an 18-year old driver in the Limited Late Model division at Stafford Motor Speedway. He is part of the racing Fearn family at Stafford, which also includes his uncle, Late Model driver Tom Fearn, and his sister, Limited Late Model driver Alexandra Fearn. His father Stu Fearn owns the Fearn Motorsports […]

Diary Of A Racer Kid: Stuff Happens

— Ryan Fearn is an 18-year old driver in the Limited Late Model division at Stafford Motor Speedway. He is part of the racing Fearn family at Stafford, which also includes his uncle, Late Model driver Tom Fearn, and his sister, Limited Late Model driver Alexandra Fearn. His father Stu Fearn owns the Fearn Motorsports […]

Penny’s Two Cents: Looking Back At Busch North Throwback Night At Thompson Speedway

— Penny Aicardi is a former racing reporter for multiple publications and has also worked previously in the public relations industry for numerous New England based racing teams. She will bring her views of local short track racing on an occasional basis to RaceDayCT with the column Penny’s Two Cents. — Kudo’s to Josh Vanada […]

On The Short Run: No Need To Mock Those Who Spend Extended Time In One Division

— On The Short Run is an occasional feature from RaceDayCT offering a quick opinion of a recent hot topic in racing … — Support division. Learner division. Entry level division. Steppingstone division. Many people have plenty of monikers for the multitudes of divisions that make up motorsports, from the top levels to short tracks. […]

The New London-Waterford Speedbowl; What You Read Next Will Shock You

What is happening with the New London-Waterford Speedbowl? It’s the number one question whether at the track, by text message, by e-mail, through Facebook Messenger, on Twitter, etc. Beyond smoke signals or soup cans connected by waxed twine, you name the vehicle for communicating in today’s world and it’s probably been used over the last […]

Tribute: Travis Barrett On The Legend Of Racing That Was Tom Curley

Longtime motorsports journalist and RaceDayCT contributor Travis Barrett shared a close relationship over the years with American Canadian Tour founder and president Tom Curley, who passed Friday at 73. Barrett looks back on that relationship and Curley’s influence below. The American-Canadian Tour rolls into Oxford Plains Speedway for a Sunday afternoon show, nearly a decade […]

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Formidable Legacy Will Continue Off Track

(NASCAR Wire Service) Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service The suddenness and finality of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Tuesday retirement announcement may have sent shock waves through the world of NASCAR racing, but from a global viewpoint, the timing couldn’t be more appropriate. And it’s not as if NASCAR’s 14-time most popular driver will disappear from […]

Mourning The Loss Of Stafford Speedway Fixture, And Friend, Jack Williams

The welcome was always the same. The smile, the outstretched hand and the greeting. “Hey kid, how’s it going?” In August I will turn 45 years old. That number hardly mattered to Jack Williams. Since 1995, when I first started going to Stafford Motor Speedway, then as a staff writer for the Hartford Courant, whenever […]

Don’t Hate The Player: Melissa Fifield Deserves Credit Not Criticism For NASCAR Award

Learning. It’s what Melissa Fifield has been doing for three years as a driver with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. It’s a fair to say that Fifield really isn’t teaching her competition on the track all that much. Rather, Fifield is learning how to get up to speed with the division. And it’s been a […]

Misleading Special Event Race Promotion Will Only Scare Fans Away In The Future

STAFFORD – The words came with excitement from a longtime Modified racing fan walking the midway at Stafford Motor Speedway Friday afternoon. “My boy Ron Silk is gonna make it two big wins in a row Saturday at Monadnock,” the fan exclaimed. When told that Silk wasn’t actually going to the event, the reaction from […]

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