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 […]

Legendary Racing Promoter/Track Owner Tom Curley Dies

American Canadian Tour founder and president Tom Curley, one of the legends of short track racing across the country, passed away Friday. Curley was 73 years old. According to, Curley passed away from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. After running the former NASCAR North Tour from 1979 to 1985 (the precursor to what is today’s […]

Thompson Speedway Announces 2017 Event Schedule

Thompson Speedway officials announced a seven-event schedule Monday for the 2017 season at the track with the action once again anchored with four visits by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. The track will also welcome the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East back to the track for the first time since 2009. The season will open with […]

Devin O’Connell Named American Canadian Tour Tour Rookie Of The Year

(Press Release from Devin O’Connell Racing) Devin O’Connell claimed the 2016 American Canadian Tour (ACT) Rookie-of-the-Year Title following his eighth place finish at the Thompson Speedway Sunoco World Series on Saturday. Heading into the final ACT Tour race of the season, O’Connell trailed rookie leader Ryan Olsen by 2 points. The rookie duo swapped the […]

Race Weekend Rewind: Sunoco World Series Marathon At Thompson Speedway

When it comes to short track racing weekends in the Northeast it’s the undisputed “Big One”. The Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson.Three days of action on track capped off with the crowning of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion. This past weekend Thompson Speedway management was blessed with three days of phenomenal […]

Bumpy Road: Bobby Therrien Wins ACT Finale At Thompson Sunoco World Series

THOMPSON – Saturday morning American Canadian Tour driver Bobby Therrien strolled into Thompson Speedway for the first time in his life. Saturday night he walked away in the track record book as a winner at the historic facility. And he pulled off that feat in dramatic fashion. In a full-contact thriller, Therrien got by Dillon […]

Overflowing: Kicking Off Day Two Of Sunoco World Series Weekend At Thompson

THOMPSON – If it has four wheels and races on a paved oval in New England you can probably find it on the track at some point today at Thompson Speedway. Saturday of World Series Weekend at Thompson Speedway might be the busiest scheduled day of racing in all of New England. From the NASCAR […]

On Tap Presented By Ric’s Place: Sunoco World Series Takes Over At Thompson Speedway

On Tap: Presented By Ric’s Place — Where: Thompson Speedway What: Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing When: Friday – Sunday Schedule Friday: 25-lap Late Model feature, 15-lap NEAR, 15-lap Vintage Outlaw. Grandstands open: 2 p.m; Qualifying: 5 p.m.; Features: Immediately following qualifying. Saturday: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour qualifying; 75-lap American Canadian Tour, 50-lap Valenti Modified Racing […]

Owning It: Eddie MacDonald Wins Bond Auto ACT Invitational At NHMS

LOUDON, N.H. – Shining at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is something Eddie MacDonald has become quite familiar with. And on Saturday the Rowley, Mass. driver took one step closer to being climbing the ladder to the top run of the all-time greatest at the 1.058-mile oval in Loudon. MacDonald scored victory in the 50-lap Bond […]

Kyle Welch, Jimmy Hebert On Front Row For Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational At NHMS

(Press Release from American-Canadian Tour) LOUDON, N.H. – Lempster, NH’s Kyle Welch and Williamstown, VT’s Jimmy Hebert will lead the field to the green for the Eighth Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday, September 24. Welch is competing in his fourth Invitational and will be looking for his first […]

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