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Unmuffled Episode 39 – Featuring Ed Flemke Jr., Marcello Rufrano And Kyle Casagrande

On Episode 39 of Unmuffled it’s a show of champions. First we catch up with 2018 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series champion and Middletown native Joey Logano as he celebrates his title this week in Las Vegas. We also talk with NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Dave Sapienza, who added 2018 Turkey Derby champion to his […]

Voices Remembering Phil Kurze

The world of motorsports reacts to the passing of longtime short track racing supporter and Whelen Engineering representative Phil Kurze 

Phil Kurze Passes; Longtime Short Track Racing Supporter And Whelen Rep

Phil Kurze, the longtime vice president of motorsports for Whelen Engineering and devoted supporter of Northeast short track racing and Modified racing, has passed.  Kurze, 69, passed away Wednesday after a long illness.  Kurze helped spearhead the involvement of Whelen in multiple partnerships with NASCAR with the Whelen All-American Series short track program, Whelen Modified […]

Scott Tapley Leaving Race Director Position At Thompson Speedway

Thompson Speedway will be looking for a new race director for their oval tracks events for the 2019 season.  Since late in the 2018 season Thompson Speedway race director Scott Tapley had indicated there was a likely chance he would not return to the role in 2019.  On Monday during a radio show he hosts […]

Justin Bonsignore Revels In Whelen Modified Tour Title At NASCAR Awards Banquet

By Denise Dupont CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Ten years ago Ken Massa of Bellport, N.Y. decided to venture into NASCAR competition and purchased a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour car. He reached out at that time to Justin Bonsignore from Holtsville, NY to drive. So in 2010, the long road that led the team to 2018 NASCAR […]

NASCAR Awards Spotlight 2018 Champions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Winless streaks, long layoffs and uncertain plans was how the seven drivers that gathered on stage at the end of the evening Friday entered the 2018 season. The culmination was vastly different. They were NASCAR Champions. “Today is my favorite victory of the year – to celebrate your accomplishments,” Philip Morris told his […]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East 2019 Schedule Announced

(Press Release from NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications) The green flag will wave just miles from the birthplace of NASCAR and will culminate at “The Monster Mile,” and in between, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will test drivers at historic venues, high-speed short tracks and a challenging road course. The result is a 2019 calendar […]

Thompson Speedway Goes To 10-Race Schedule For ‘19; SK Light Mods Added As Regular Division

Upon his arrival as general manager of Thompson Speedway in September, Terry Eames had expressed a hope to increase the number of oval track events at the facility. And that is exactly what fans and competitors will get for 2019. Thompson Speedway will officially announce their 2019 oval track schedule on Tuesday with some big […]

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Modified Racing Series Announces 2019 Schedule

At their annual banquet Friday in South Windsor, officials from the the Modified Racing Series announced a 16-race schedule that will include five events at Connecticut short tracks. The series will kick off its 2019 season at the Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway on April 4 and close its season at the Sunoco World Series at […]

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