Daily Grind: Speedbowl Voice To Work With Local Truck Series; Stafford Announcement Coming

Waterford Speedbowl announcer John Gates will also be the voice of the New England Truck Series in 2014.

Daily Grind 300 Box“I always felt the New England Truck Series needed an announcer to get things a little more pumped up for the fans and to give more info on upcoming and past events,” Gates said in a release. “This really is a great series and I’m excited to help it grow.”

Gates also works with fellow Speedbowl announcers Matt Buckler and Dave Baribault hosting the weekly Overdrive Radio Show Saturday’s on 94.9 FM in Connecticut.

— The Stafford Motor Speedway Facebook page was teasing a special announcement for Friday.

Stafford officials are expected to announce a key marketing partner to help replace what the track lost when CarQuest ended its longtime support of the facility after the 2013 season.

— The Little T Quarter Midget Club will host its Family Night Out at Tri State Speedway in Dudley, Mass. on Feb. 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The event is open to the public. The cost is $40 for those racing and $20 for non-racers. The proceeds will go to supporting the Little T Quarter Midget Club.

For more information check the event page on Facebook.

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  1. What the NETS need is more trucks. It’s a fun division but having 6 to 8 trucks race one weekend is not a good turn out.

    My idea would be to turn it into a proper pro tour. Try to do what VMRS, ROC, ACT, PASS and GSPSS is doing. Do 100 lap or more races with bigger pay outs. It might drive more drivers and trucks and fans to the series. And It would be the only tour in the North East that dose what they do other then the NASCAR Trucks.

    But hey that’s just my two cents.

    I honestly thought the big announcement was going to be an add on of a new tour to the Stafford 2014 schedule. Like ARCA. They have recently been going to many short tracks in the last few years. But an announcement of a new sponsor sounds a little bit more sane. XD

  2. NETS does need more trucks, but a 100 lap race with 6-8 trucks is no better than a 25 lap race with 6-8 trucks.

    The trucks are essentially a street stock/sportsman tour with different bodies. I think with what they’re doing to contain costs, the numbers will grow. Pump fuel, crate motors, and hard tires that are fast for more than half a season… they’re doing everything they need to do to attract racers, except get the word out to guys looking for something new to race. I think their numbers will grow as more people take notice they can have fun and race competitively at half dozen tracks for less than it costs to run a dare stock or sportsman.

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