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Maynard Troyer Classic Aug. 30 At Spencer Speedway To Feature Troyer Manufacturing Involvement

(Press release from Race of Champions Series) – Troyer Manufacturing to Give Away Chassis, Pay for first 150 Children at Maynard Troyer Classic The Maynard Troyer Classic has become one of the most lucrative short track races on any Modified Series schedule. Just 60-laps in distance, $6,000-to-win, over $5,000 in lap money raised by Maynard […]

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Family Affair: Keith Rocco Scores Victory In SK Modified Feature At Stafford

STAFFORD – It was a double celebration for the Rocco family Friday at Stafford Speedway.  The track celebrated its final Kid’s Night of the season with another round of Big Wheel races and taking down the victory in the first of two kids events was KJ Rocco, the five-year old son of SK Modified division […]

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Stafford Notes: Fearn Family Dominant In Late Models, Limited Late Models; Bryan Narducci Tops SK Light Mods

STAFFORD – Two divisions, two weeks, one name.  For the second consecutive week at Stafford Motor Speedway there was one name dominating victory lane at the track for both the Late Model and Limited Late Model divisions.  They are the first family of fenders at Stafford Speedway.  Last week at Stafford it was Ryan Fearn […]

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Moving Time: George Bessette Gets Physical On The Way To Street Stock Win At Stafford

STAFFORD – Thanks to a suspension earlier this season, chasing a second consecutive Street Stock track championship at Stafford Speedway became a longshot for George Bessette Jr.  With chasing points out the window for the Danbury driver, the singular focus of chasing wins became that more intense for Bessette.  And that intensity shined through brightly […]





Wish Granted: Howie Hodge Tribute To Pay $2,480 To Leader Of Lap 80 At Whelen Mod Tour Oswego Event

Submitted by Fran Lawlor and Carol D. Haynes The upcoming Whelen Toyota Mod Classic 150 presented by McDonalds at Oswego Speedway marks what would have been legendary Motorsports photographer Howie Hodge’s 80th Birthday. Just after Christmas of 2018, his wife Mary expressed her wishes to Carol Haynes and myself (Fran Lawlor)  to honor this occasion with […]

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Matt Clement Enjoying The Ride In Stafford Speedway Limited Late Model Division

The 2019 season marks Matt Clement’s fifth full season of competition in the Limited Late Model division and coming into this year, he had yet to win a race.  With 5 races left in the 2019 season, Clement and the #59 Aquatic Wildlife / Elmo’s Dockside Restaurant team lead all drivers with 6 wins and […]





Doug Curry On Hot Streak In Mini Stock At Thompson Speedway

It might not have been planned, but Doug Curry is right in the middle of the championship battle in the Mini Stock division at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.  The Groton, Connecticut, driver is a former frontrunner at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl, where he finished second in the title chase last year. After some consideration at […]

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Late Model Rules For 2020 Season Release At Stafford Speedway

Stafford Speedway officials have released the 2020 rules for its premier full fendered Late Model division.  For the 2020 season, the Late Model rules will remain unchanged from the 2019 season.   Stafford’s Late Model division currently sees Tom Fearn with a commanding 112 point lead in the championship standings and ready to claim his 3rd Late […]

On Tap Presented By The Four Seasons By The Lake: Back To SKool Blitz At Stafford Speedway

Where: Stafford Motor Speedway What: NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing card When: Friday Schedule: 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 50-lap Late Model, 20-lap SK Light Modified, 15-lap Limited Late Model and 20-lap Street Stock. Grandstands open: 5:15 p.m.; Qualifying: 6:15 p.m.; Features: Immediately following qualifying. More: The 17th event of the season at […]

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Legendary Car Owner Bob Judkins To Be Honored At Tr-Track Open Mod Series Event At Oxford Plains

While the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) is resolutely focused on securing a bright future for Modified racing by providing a strong platform for competition and entertainment, they have never forgotten those that forged the foundation of short track racing in New England. As an ongoing nod to the legends, series founders and officials often […]

Doug Coby Is On Another Title Path On Whelen Modified Tour

With five races remaining in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, Doug Coby might be on his way to capturing a sixth championship. In his first five title seasons, Coby managed to score titles in various different ways — including dominating years that left no doubt and points chases that went down to the final […]

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Mark Alkas Seeing Dream Come To Fruition As Car Owner At Stafford Speedway

For just about any driver, the goal is to go racing for wins and championships.  Mark Alkas, owner/driver of the #89 Accu-Lift, Inc. SK Light at Stafford, had a different goal in mind when he began racing in 2015.  With only some minor go kart experience on his racing resume before he jumped into the […]

Legendary Motorsports And Hockey Journalist, Racing Promoter Russ Conway Dies

Russ Conway, one of the cornerstones of Northeast short track racing journalism and promotions for decades has passed away.  Conway, the former executive sports editor of the Lawrence (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune, was 70 years old. Conway’s death was reported by the Eagle-Tribune, which confirmed that through his longtime friend and attorney Peter Caruso.  Conway was known […]

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Kyle Gero Up Front In Limited Sportsman Title Chase At Thompson Speedway

With just three races remaining in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season, Kyle Gero is right in the middle of a tight Limited Sportsman championship race.  The former Thompson Mini Stock competitor, and New London-Waterford Speedbowl X-Car champion, is second, just eight points out in the title fight. He’s trailing two-time and defending division champion Shawn […]

Trophies Arrive In New Hampshire For Whelen Modified Tour On The Big Stage At NHMS

The second annual Musket 250 is just one month away. The 250 lap main event for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will take place on Saturday, September 21, where fans will be able to see a full field of NASCAR’s top modified stars battle for one of the most prestigious victories in the history of […]

Valenti Modified Racing Series At Monadnock Cancelled

A forecast calling for storms during the evening forced Valenti Modified Racing Series officials to cancel tonight’s series event at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H.  According to Valenti Modified Racing Series it’s unclear if the event will be rescheduled. A release from the series stated that any announcement concerning a rescheduling would come from Monadnock […]

Touring Show: Ronnie Williams Scores Fifth SK Modified Victory At Stafford

STAFFORD – The battles between Keith Rocco and Ronnie Williams for victories in SK Modified features this year across the state have proved fun and feisty.  And local race fans got a double-dose of that battling this week.  On Wednesday it was Rocco holding off the charges of Williams to win the SK Modified feature […]

Money Man: Rookie Ryan Fearn Grabs Payday With Late Model Victory At Stafford

STAFFORD – It’s been a season of immense highs and crashing lows for Ryan Fearn in the Late Model division.  Such is to be expected for the rookie, who stepped up to the division after a successful 2018 in the track’s Limited Late Model division.  Before Friday the highs for the East Longmeadow, Mass. driver […]

Girl Power: Alexandra Fearn, Meghan Fuller Score Victories At Stafford Speedway

STAFFORD – At many short tracks across America, a racing card with two female feature winners in one night would likely be celebrated as historic.  At Stafford Speedway female competitors have not only been regulars for many years across numerous divisions, but they’ve also regularly been successful for more than a decade.  On Friday night […]

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On Tap Presented By The Four Seasons By The Lake: Back To SKool Blitz At Stafford Speedway

Where: Stafford Motor Speedway What: NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing card When: Friday Schedule: 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 50-lap Late Model, 20-lap SK Light Modified, 15-lap Limited Late Model and 20-lap Street Stock. Grandstands open: 5:15 p.m.; Qualifying: 6:15 p.m.; Features: Immediately following qualifying. More: The 17th event of the season at […]

Casagrande Builders RaceDayCT Results Page 2019

(Links Go To Race Stories) Stafford Speedway – Aug. 23, 2019 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified: 1. Keith Rocco, Wallingford; 2. Mike Christopher Jr., Wolcott; 3. Todd Owen, Somers; 4. Michael Gervais Jr., Southbury; 5. Stephen Kopcik, Newtown; 6. Ronnie Williams, Tolland; 7. Glen Reen, Wilbraham, Mass.; 8. Chase Dowling, Roxbury; 9. Tony […]

RaceDayCT Daily Poll: Who Will Win The Special Limited Sportsman Feature Sunday At Thompson?

— — — The Limited Sportsman division takes center stage Sunday at Thompson Speedway with the division going an extra 10 laps in a 30-lap feature. So who will be celebrating in victory lane when the checkered flag falls on Sunday? Vote below [socialpoll id=”2503417″] — Check out all our other previous RaceDayCT Daily Polls […]

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Wish Granted: Howie Hodge Tribute To Pay $2,480 To Leader Of Lap 80 At Whelen Mod Tour Oswego Event

Submitted by Fran Lawlor and Carol D. Haynes The upcoming Whelen Toyota Mod Classic 150 presented by McDonalds at Oswego Speedway marks what would have been legendary Motorsports photographer Howie Hodge’s 80th Birthday. Just after Christmas of 2018, his wife Mary expressed her wishes to Carol Haynes and myself (Fran Lawlor)  to honor this occasion with […]

Valenti Modified Racing Series At Monadnock Cancelled

A forecast calling for storms during the evening forced Valenti Modified Racing Series officials to cancel tonight’s series event at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H.  According to Valenti Modified Racing Series it’s unclear if the event will be rescheduled. A release from the series stated that any announcement concerning a rescheduling would come from Monadnock […]

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Legendary Car Owner Bob Judkins To Be Honored At Tr-Track Open Mod Series Event At Oxford Plains

While the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) is resolutely focused on securing a bright future for Modified racing by providing a strong platform for competition and entertainment, they have never forgotten those that forged the foundation of short track racing in New England. As an ongoing nod to the legends, series founders and officials often […]

Family Affair: Keith Rocco Scores Victory In SK Modified Feature At Stafford

STAFFORD – It was a double celebration for the Rocco family Friday at Stafford Speedway.  The track celebrated its final Kid’s Night of the season with another round of Big Wheel races and taking down the victory in the first of two kids events was KJ Rocco, the five-year old son of SK Modified division […]

Doug Curry On Hot Streak In Mini Stock At Thompson Speedway

It might not have been planned, but Doug Curry is right in the middle of the championship battle in the Mini Stock division at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.  The Groton, Connecticut, driver is a former frontrunner at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl, where he finished second in the title chase last year. After some consideration at […]

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Going Green: Rich Keator To Flag First NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Event Sunday

It was a dream born in the grandstands of the former Riverside Park Speedway in Agawam, Mass. for Terryville native Rich Keator.  As a child Keator would go to the races with his late father and use a checkered flag to imitate the movements of the flaggers at the track. At home he had his […]

Trophies Arrive In New Hampshire For Whelen Modified Tour On The Big Stage At NHMS

The second annual Musket 250 is just one month away. The 250 lap main event for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will take place on Saturday, September 21, where fans will be able to see a full field of NASCAR’s top modified stars battle for one of the most prestigious victories in the history of […]

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NASCAR Modified 75 Lap Event And School Bus Demo Highligh Aug. 24 Show At Riverhead

As hard as it is to imagine the final month of the 2019 NASCAR Whelen All American Series at Riverhead Raceway will kick off this Saturday night August 24th at the historic quarter mile speed plant. Highlighting the 7 for 1 program will be a 75-lap feature event for the NASCAR Modifieds and the second […]

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Chris Dyson Relishing Memorial Day Debut At Lime Rock Park

A Dyson family holiday tradition enters a new generation this weekend when the Trans Am presented by Pirelli headlines the Memorial Day Motorsports Festival at Lime Rock Park. Over the years, the family would visit the circuit to watch Rob Dyson tackle the 1.52-mile layout in Camel GTP, IMSA World Sports Car and Grand-Am SRP […]

NEAR Hall Of Fame 2019 Class To Include Mike Joy, Ed Flemke Jr. And Brad Lafontaine

The 2019 induction class for the NEAR New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame will welcome a mixed variety of from racers to crew to a track operator a media legend and a racing historian.  A source close to the Hall of Fame confirmed to RaceDayCT that the 2019 induction class will have eight members:  […]

The Man Behind The Microphone: Derek Pernesiglio

New England seems to create some of the top racing personalities on television. Whether it’s behind the wheel, camera, or microphone, many have roots in the Northeast. FOX NASCAR lead commentator Mike Joy and former ESPN lead Allen Bestwick both started their careers at short-tracks in the region, talking with Saturday night race fans at […]

Austin Theriault To Make Monster Cup Debut At NHMS With Rick Ware Racing

Rick Ware Racing will be heading to Loudon, N.H. in July as the New England racers dream making team.  On Friday it was announced that longtime Modified and ARCA competitor and New Hampshire native Andy Seuss would make his NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series debut for the team in the July 21 Foxwoods Resort Casino […]

Sammy Swindell Returns to NEMA Action At Thompson Speedway And Lee USA Speedway In August

One of the most recognized names in American motorsports, Sammy Swindell, will make a handful of Northeastern Midget Association starts for Tim Bertrand/Bertrand Motorsports beginning on Wednesday August 14 at the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, and continuing on to LEE USA Speedway on Friday August 16th.  Swindell will be available for fan interaction & autographs […]

Connecticut Drivers Near The Front In Motor Mountain Masters At Jennerstown

(Press release from Jennerstown Speedway) The second annual “Motor Mountain Masters” race at Jennerstown Speedway Complex for Martella’s Pharmacies Late Models attracted competitors from ten states, and Todd Stone, of Middlebury Vt, was the winner.   For winning the 150-lap crown jewel event presented by Arsenberger Trucking and sponsored by Dale Oxygen, Stone was paid $10,000 […]

Ryan Preece To Honor Ron Bouchard With Throwback Tribute For Darlington Event

(Press release from JTG Daugherty Racing) For Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year contender Ryan Preece, his first Darlington Raceway throwback weekend means more than a new paint scheme. Preece and the No. 47 Kroger team will tribute Ron Bouchard, who not only raced the No. 47 in the NASCAR Cup Series […]

NASCAR Race Weekend At NHMS Fundraising Brought In More Than $161,000 For Local Nonprofits

Speedway Children’s Charities New Hampshire Chapter and volunteer organizations combine to help children in need and New England nonprofits. LOUDON, N.H. – NASCAR race weekend proved to be successful for local nonprofits with the dedication of both Speedway Children’s Charities New Hampshire Chapter and the many volunteer groups who helped fundraise more than $161,000 during the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 weekend July 19-21. SCCNH, the official charity […]

Danny Bohn To Make Gander Outdoors Truck Series Debut At Martinsville Speedway

(Press release from On Point Motorsports) Country Artist Singer/Songwriter/Rocker Brantley Gilbert and Big Machine Label Group Join as Primary Sponsor On Point Motorsports is proud to announce that Danny Bohn will pilot the No. 30 Brantley Gilbert Toyota Tundra in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series event at Martinsville Speedway on October 26th. The race […]

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