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In Memory: Short Track Racing Has Lost An Irreplaceable Giant In Ted Christopher

When I started helping out covering auto racing at the Hartford Courant in the mid-1990’s Dave Heuschkel – then the lead reporter covering motorsports – gave me a tip. He told me if I wanted to get the best stories around the local racing scene that I needed to connect with Ted Christopher. It was […]

Racing Reactions To The Passing Of Ted Christopher

The world of racing, nationally and locally, reacts to the tragic news of the passing of Ted Christopher Saturday. — “We are all saddened to learn of the tragic plane crash this afternoon that claimed the lives of NASCAR driver Ted Christopher and the aircraft’s pilot,” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France. “As a […]

Racing Legend Ted Christopher Killed In Plane Crash Saturday

Local auto racing legend Ted Christopher was killed in a plane crash Saturday in Connecticut. Christopher was 59 years old. Christopher was flying to Long Island to compete in a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway in Riverhead, N.Y. Christopher was one of two people killed on the plane, which crashed […]

Glen Reen Wins New England Racing Fuel Support Performer Of The Week Award

Glen Reen’s third Late Model victory of the season Friday at Stafford Motor Speedway came with a little extra added bonus this week. Reen, of Wilbraham, Mass., was voted this week’s New England Racing Fuel Support Performer of the Week Award winner. Reen made a late run in the polling to edge out Alexandra Fearn […]

Consistent Payoff: Todd Owen Walks Away Big SK Modified Winner At Thompson Speedway

THOMPSON – The Thompson Speedway record book won’t show a victory for SK Modified driver Todd Owen Sunday at the track. But at the end of the day Sunday it was Owen and his team walking away with the big trophy and the bigger purse check than everybody else. Owen used three solid finishes to […]

Thompson Notes: Glenn Griswold, Scott Sundeen, Ryan Morgan And Dave Trudeau Get Wins

THOMPSON – On Sept. 1 Glenn Griswold snapped an extended winless drought by grabbing victory in the SK Light Modified feature at Stafford Motor Speedway. Sunday at Thompson Speedway the Vernon driver kept the hot streak rolling. Griswold got by Chris Viens for the lead on a lap 12 restart and went on victory in […]

Vote Now For The New England Racing Fuel Support Performer Of The Week Award (Sept. 8-10)

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 […]

On Tap Presented By The Hidden Still: Stafford, Thompson, Waterford All In Action

On Tap: Presented by The Hidden Still —   Where: Stafford Motor Speedway What:  Whelen All-American Series Racing card When: Friday Schedule: 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 30-lap Late Model, 20-lap SK Light Modified, 20-lap Limited Late Model and 15-lap DARE Stock. Grandstands open: 5:15 p.m; Qualifying: 6:15 p.m; Features: Immediately following qualifying. More: The 14th […]

Testing The Waters: CJ Lehmann Ready To Make Full-Time Jump To Whelen Mod Tour For 2018

THOMPSON – The Long Island area has always played a huge part in the landscape of Modified racing and the resurgence of Long Island drivers and teams has been an overriding theme with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour over the past few years. Driver CJ Lehmann with Visconti Motorsports is hoping he can be part […]

Late Celebration: Woody Pitkat Declared Winner In Late Model After Numerous DQ’s At Thompson Wednesday

A long with plenty of laps logged at Thompson Speedway Wednesday came to an end Wednesday for Stafford’s Woody Pitkat with a delayed celebration. In the final event of the evening Wedensday at Thompson, Pitkat finished second to Rick Gentes on the track in the 25-lap Late Model feature. Gentes was later disqualified from the […]

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