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Ray Parent Wins New England Racing Fuel Support Performer Of The Week Award

Last week Ray Parent got his second victory in three starts this season in the Late Model division at Thompson Speedway. All for a driver that had planned on retiring after last year. With the retirement plan on hold, Parent is out doing celebrating and today there’s a little more to celebrate. Parent was voted […]

Vote Now For The New England Racing Fuel Support Performer Of The Week Award (June 14)

It’s time for you the fans to make the big decision. Each week during the 2017 racing season the New England Racing Fuel RaceDayCT Support Performer of the Week will be chosen from among drivers competing in events in one of the weekly support divisions (divisions below the SK Modifieds) at Connecticut short tracks.  And you […]

Ringer: Ryan Preece Rolls To Whelen Mod Tour Thompson 125 Win At Thompson Speedway

THOMPSON – When the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour hit the track on May 13 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va. Ryan Preece was nowhere to be seen in the lineup. Instead, Preece – the 2013 Whelen Modified Tour champion – was back in home Connecticut getting married. Wednesday, Preece wasn’t just styling with his new […]

Quick To The Front: Troy Talman Gets First SK Modified Win At Thompson

THOMPSON – When Troy Talman learned in April he would get the chance to compete in the SK Modified division in a car owned by veteran Keith Rocco, he was excited for the chance to learn from one of the best Modified drivers of this generation. Wednesday, in his second event for the team, Talman […]

Answer Found: Larry Barnett Ends Long Winless Streak In Limited Sportsman At Thompson

THOMPSON – At 55 years old, Larry Barnett began to ask himself the question. The all-time winningest Limited Sportsman division driver at Thompson Speedway was wondering if his days of winning were over. A nearly four year winless streak at the track made that a question he had to ask himself. “You just work so […]

Dramatic Theater: Ray Parent Uses Last Corner Pass To Win Late Model Feature At Thompson

THOMPSON – On Wednesday at Thompson Speedway, Ray Parent’s Late Model team debuted a new ride reminiscent of the green and yellow City Chevrolet car made famous in the movie Days Of Thunder. By the end of the Late Model feature, Parent was showing some screenplay type dramatics on the way to his second victory […]

Jon McKennedy Leads The Way In Whelen Modified Tour Practice At Thompson Speedway

THOMPSON – Jon McKennedy, making a surprise start in the Brady Family car was a bigger surprise at the conclusion of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice in preparation for Wednesday’s Thompson 125 at Thompson Speedway. McKennedy led the way for the series in the one-hour practice session Wednesday. The Chelmsford, Mass. driver toured the .625-mile […]

On Tap Presented By The Hidden Still: Whelen Mod Tour Returns To Thompson

On Tap: Presented by The Hidden Still — Where: Thompson Speedway What: Whelen Modified Tour and Whelen All-American Series Racing Series When: Wednesday Schedule: 125-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 25-lap Late Model, 20-lap Limited Sportsman, 15-lap Mini Stock and 20-lap NEMA Lites. Grandstands open: 3:30 p.m.; Qualifying: 5 p.m. Features: Immediately following […]

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. […]

Eric Goodale Focused On Whelen Modified Tour Wins Entering Thompson 125

(Press Release from Thompson Speedway) NASCAR’s oldest division, the Whelen Modified Tour, is set to return to America’s original paved oval, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, for the third running of the Thompson 125 on Wednesday, June 14. Unlike any other race on the schedule, this race is only 125-laps, creating an element of pit strategy […]

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