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Back In Time: Eleven Years Ago The Whelen Modified Tour Lost John Blewett III

— On Aug. 16, 2007 the ranks of Modified racing and short track racing in the Northeast were shaken with the devastating news of the death of John Blewett III during a Whelen Modified Tour event at Thompson Speedway.  At 3:44 a.m. on Aug. 17, 2007 I published the column below on The Backstretch, then […]

RaceDayCT Exclusive: Terry Eames Taking On Management Role At Thompson Speedway

RaceDayCT has confirmed through multiple sources that former New London-Waterford Speedbowl owner Terry Eames will take on a lead management role at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Eames is expected to take on a general manager type of position at the facility, which would include overseeing events on the Thompson Speedway oval, though his exact role […]

Picture This: Fran Lawlor Photo Gallery From Whelen Mod Tour Bud 150 At Thompson

THOMPSON – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour this year has been the Justin Bonsignore show. And no place does that traveling show shine brighter than at Thompson Speedway. Wednesday it was Bonsignore driving to his third Whelen Modified Tour victory in three starts this year at Thompson Speedway in the Bud King of Beers 150. […]

Ryan Preece Humbled By Whelen Modified Tour Bud 150 Showing At Thompson

By Denise DuPont THOMPSON – Wednesday the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour went to Thompson Speedway for the Bud King of Beers 150 and defending champion Ryan Preece was ready to make it two wins in a row in the event. Preece ranked third in practice, but during his qualifying session he was not as lucky. His […]

Whelen Mod Tour Notes: Dowling Keeps Rolling; Santos Grabs Fifth Place

By Polly Reid & Shawn Courchesne  THOMPSON – Other years, there’d be a likely chance that Chase Dowling’s ultra-consistency behind the wheel on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour would have him right in the thick of a battle at the top of the series standings. But other years haven’t included the hurricane of success in […]

Super Sub: Matt Swanson Second Filling In For Rowan Pennink At Whelen Mod Tour Bud 150 At Thompson

THOMPSON – At about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night, Matt Swanson was prepared to drive his family owned No. 89 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ride in the Bud King of Beers 150 at Thompson Speedway. And just as he closed the back door on his family’s hauler he found out he’d instead be driving a car […]

Storming Again: Justin Bonsignore Wins Whelen Mod Tour Bud 150 At Thompson Speedway

THOMPSON – The chances look very likely that when Justin Bonsignore arrives at Thompson Speedway in October for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s season ending Sunoco World Series he’ll be in perfect position to celebrate his first series title. And the Holtsville, N.Y. driver will also be looking for a season sweep at Thompson in […]

Bearing Right: Keith Rocco Back To SK Modified Victory Lane At Thompson Speedway

THOMPSON – On July 14 at Thompson Speedway Ryan Preece was able to end Keith Rocco’s stranglehold of victory lane in the SK Modified division at the track in 2018. Wednesday it was Rocco’s crew chief Billy “Bear” Calicchio sporting the smile of relief and satisfaction following the SK Modified feature at Thompson. “Last time […]

Sliding Into Home: Shawn Monahan Wins Limited Sportsman Thriller At Thompson Speedway

THOMPSON – Sideways was the right way for Shawn Monahan Wednesday at Thompson Speedway. Holding off an all out assault from Ryan Waterman coming to the checkered flag, Monahan slid across the start/finish line sideways to win the 20-lap Limited Sportsman feature Wednesday at Thompson. It was the second consecutive victory and third victory in […]

Thompson Notes: Todd Bertrand Scores Dominant Victory In NEMA Midget Action

THOMPSON – Last year – with the October’s chill in full effect – Todd Bertrand closed the Northeastern Midget Association season by scoring victory the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson Speedway. Wednesday, with the August heat scorching Thompson, Bertrand kept up his heated ways at the historic .625-mile oval. Bertrand, of Danielson, […]

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