Scott Tapley To Serve As Race Director For Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series

Scott Tapley

Scott Tapley

Current Thompson Speedway race director Scott Tapley will be adding a little more to his motorsports administrative duties for the 2015 racing.

RaceDayCT has learned that Tapley, the former race director at the Waterford Speedbowl and former series director for the Valenti Modified Racing Series, has been named the new race director for the Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series.

“I’ve been helping them out behind the scenes for quite a few years now,” Tapley said.

“[Series director Lorraine Pard] had asked me about it, and the schedule the way it is, being at most of the races anyway, I thought it certainly wouldn’t be an issue to do it.”

Tapley also serves as race director at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H.

Mr. Rooter was announced recently as the new title sponsor for the series.

“There certainly is a lot of positive vibes with the Truck Series with Mr. Rooter coming on board,” Tapley said. “They’re adding more money to the purse and a lot of things that I think the Truck Series deserves. The Truck count at the [the final event of the 2014 season] at the World Series [at Thompson Speedway] was awesome. Hopefully we can continue to grow that and hopefully give people another place to want to race.”

Chris Austill, who previously served as the series’ 2014 race director, has been promoted to Director of Competition.

“Scott brings a lot of experience to the position,” Pard said in a release. “With the exponential growth we’ve seen over the past two seasons it became obvious that we needed to reorganize and redistribute the workload. Scott was right there step up. He’s going to be a great asset to the officiating staff, and will allow Chris to work more closely with the officiating staff and our teams on raceday.”

A 13-event schedule is currently set for the 2015 season with events scheduled at both the oval and road course at Thompson Speedway, and also the series’ debut at Stafford Motor Speedway.

The division will make its Stafford debut as part of the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler April 25.

The Truck Series will as part of the first stock car series event on the road course at Thompson Speedway Sept. 11-12. The division closes its season as part of the Sunoco World Series at Thompson Oct. 16-17.

The division will also makes stops during the season at Lee USA Speedway, Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H., Star Speedway in Epping, N.H., Hudson Speedway in Hudson, N.H. and Bethel Motor Speedway in Bethel, N.Y.

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  1. If things run smooth and things go good for 2015. I can tell in the future they might go the MRS or ACT way and do long distance races. It would be cool to see 20 or more trucks turn 100 laps at the Bowl. 🙂

  2. This will be the debut of the truck series at Stafford? I thought that I saw them race at Stafford a couple of years ago, but I may be mistaken.

  3. old observer says

    I think you are right Big Mike, Maybe in Aug 2013 with the PASS Tour.

  4. They ran there as the ARTS series with the NEMA & the Silver Crown cars the night Bobby Santos won both open wheel divisions. 2008 maybe

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