North East Street Stock Tour Boasts New Tracks, Marquee Events On 2016 Schedule

(Press Release from North East Street Stock Tour)

Northeast Street Stock Tour LogoThe North East Street Stock Tour will visit Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park twice to bookend the sophomore season, as well as visit two new tracks, to highlight the 2016 season.

The North East Street Stock Tour (NESST) will begin the second season at the 5/8 mile Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, as part of the 42nd annual Icebreaker, on April 8-10. The tour will be one of twelve divisions on the weekend, including the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Next on the schedule will be a first for the NESST, as the tour travels to Claremont, NH on May 6, to tackle the unique layout of Claremont Speedway. Revisiting New London-Waterford Speedbowl, the tour will be a part of the Showdown at the Speedbowl on May 28, followed by a return visit to Lee USA Speedway on June 17.

The second half of the season begins at another new facility on the schedule, as the NESST travels to Oxford, ME to be a part of Colossal Carnage Night at the 3/8 mile raceway. The event will include an enduro, the Pro All Star Series non-winners race, spectator drags, and a 35-lap feature event for the tour.

Monadnock Speedway will host two back-to-back events in the 2016 season, the first on July 30, with the second as part of the championship night at the facility, Super Saturday, on October 1.

A champion will be crowned, once again, at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on October 15-17, as part of the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing.

The series will honor the inaugural champion, Joe Arena, at the Champions Awards Banquet on the rescheduled date of February 20, at the Raceway Restaurant at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

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  1. Andy Boright says

    That series is a poorly conceived idea. New England doesn’t need a tour for every type of race car. It doesn’t draw fans and the car counts & racing is poor.

  2. I’m glad to see Mr. Negative is quick to comment on something he most likely never been part of. For a first year touring division I believe it was a great success. Granted some tracks car counts weren’t great. But some were very plentiful 20 plus at some. The racing was very competitive most winners did not run away with a victory. So I’m very excited about 2016. New tracks new challenges.

  3. Andy, I swear, if you won a million bucks you’d complain that the bills weren’t in sequential order.

  4. racer17788 says

    Andy is spot on here. This series is bad for weekly racing and all short track racing in the Northeast. As more touring series pop up more tracks will disappear.

  5. Andy and racer are right. It doesnt matter what how great or promising a series may seem, they all take away from the weekly venues. Now, lets not hide from the fact that the tracks all put themselves in this position in the first place. and the true question is: why do these tracks invite the series that damage their own show? i’m almost convinced that these track owners and managers will just never get it.

  6. Larry Barnett says

    You are all correct! sort of.
    Tour racing is not the answer to solve all problems. As some tracks shorten their season schedules, the opportunity to go try a few tracks is possible (Like I did last year on this tour).
    It gave me a “plan B” if I grew tired of the happenings at my home track, which as the season turned out, I did not need.
    Some folks just love going to new places, this tour can make them happy.
    No, the stands are not likely to fill to the brim to see 18 guys from far away places compete at a local track, but as an occasional addition to a tracks weekly show, is isn’t a bad thing either.
    give it time, it might grow to something that is a lot of fun.

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