On Tap: Hitting The Road A Little Less This Weekend

The usual schedule of three short tracks in three days in the Nutmeg State is a smidge different for this weekend.

With Sailfest New London throwing a blanket over the general vicinity, the Waterford Speedbowl will have its annual dark Saturday this weekend, with no racing at the shoreline oval.

Thompson International Speedway and Stafford Motor Speedway will make up for the void with some special events on each of their racing cards.

And if you’re really in need of satisfying that racing fix on Saturday, there is an alternative this weekend, albeit a little different than what the average short track racing fan might be used to.

Think sports cars and road course. Check below for details.


What: NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified Double Feature night

Where: Thompson International Speedway

Schedule: 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified (2), 25-lap Late Model, 20-lap Limited Sportsman, 20-lap Thompson Modified, 20-lap SK Light Modified and 15-lap Mini Stock.

Info: The SK Modified division at Thompson will get double duty action as they will run twin 30-lap features on the busy race card. Last week, Woody Pitkat was awarded his first SK Modified win of the season at Thompson after Keith Rocco was disqualified for issues with him motor. For more information check the Thompson Speedway website.


What: NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event (plus fireworks)

Where: Stafford Motor Speedway

Schedule: 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 30-lap Late Model, 25-lap SK Light Modified, 20-lap Limited Late Model and 15-lap DARE Stock.

Info: The SK Light Modifieds take center stage on the card Friday with the running of the XtraMart Xtra D event. The SK Lights will run a 25-lap feature instead of their usual 20-lap feature. For more information check the Stafford Speedway website.


What: American LeMans Series Northeast Grand Prix

Where: Lime Rock Park in Salisbury

Schedule: Practice begins at 10 a.m. with the American LeMans Series main event scheduled to take a green flag at 3:05 p.m.

Info: The American LeMans Series once again brings some of the most technologically advanced racing vehicles to the road course at Lime Rock Park. For more information check the Lime Rock Park website.

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