Modified Racing Series Releases Statement On 2020 Season

On Thursday officials from the Modified Racing Series released a statement updating competitors and fans on the state of the division’s schedule for 2020 during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The Modified Racing Series had been scheduled to open its season on March 4 at Thompson Speedway.

The second event for the season was scheduled for May 30 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Me.

The third event for the series was scheduled for June 16 at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. At this point New London-Waterford Speedbowl management has not released a 2020 schedule or announced any plans for an opening for the season. The Speedbowl was closed for the 2019 season.

The series has been scheduled to run 11 events overall this season with three events scheduled at Beech Ridge, Thompson and the Speedbowl. The series also has one event scheduled for White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, N.H. and one event at Star Speedway in Epping, N.H.

Series officials announced Thursday that their schedule is currently in a “Standby” mode.

The statement below was released by the series:


Hello Everyone

I hope that this finds racers and fans in well. We would like to state after to talking to several of our associated track promoters that do [sic] to the current condition being imposed on them that we are also putting our 2020 schedule on Standby, What this means is until the legislators give the promoters the green light to start opening their venues we will stand at the ready to go racing waiting for that day. 

We encourage everyone to be prepared for that day anticipating that we will be required to social distance and use PPE when we return to the track. We remain optimistic that the 2020 race season will happen in some form or fashion.

We also encourage everyone to contact their local legislators and representatives to encourage them to allow these venues to open and state to them the importance of allowing them to open.

Please as always stay healthy and have the best day possible !!!

From everyone at The Modified Racing Series

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  1. I’M SHOCKED!!!!!!!

    Clearly they need to check with JD.

    🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

  2. Lee Speedway made an announcement the other day stating that the WORST thing fans can do is contact your local officials. At least in NH. The tracks have been in direct contact with state officials(in NH) and don’t need fans mucking that up. It’s a process and everyone needs to chill and let the process play out. There are 1000 other sports and groups who want their activity reopened too.

    Just another nail in the coffin of MRS. I honestly do not pay much attention to their coming and goings anymore. They are a shell of what they use to be.

  3. JD, don’t you think a few hundred MAGATS in full SWAT garb and carrying AR-15s and other sidearms, occupying the capital is helpful? The fans have all sorts of perceived Constitutional rights to exercise their God given liberties!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 {major sarcasm}. Fans are part of the process!!!!!! IT’S DEMOCRACY!!!!!! DISCOURAGING ENGAGEMENT IS SUPPRESSION, OPPRESSION AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!!!!

    I’M SHOCKED!!!!!!!!

    I’m sure the garden centers are just jamming!!!!

  4. DarealLiberalFella, its amazing you can make such one sided of off the left edge comments like this and Shawn allows it. God forbid someone makes a bit to the right of center comment and its bashed on here or not even posted at all!!! So much for fair and balanced journalism!!

  5. Garden center & home depot jamming!!!!!!

  6. Plugs 2020 says

    New stands at the speedbowl look good. Place will be different for sure. I think fans, the owner and management need to personally thank dafella for the progress. Just think. If it wasn’t the constant badgering, bullying and persistence of dafella, the stands would have never been constructed. Begging Shawn to go to the town hall to be sure the correct permits had been obtained. His engineering degree worked wonders. Thanks dafella! You are the man! Oh, also I’m thinking about getting a hair cut next week. As long as dafella and my Democrat governor says it’s ok. Can’t wait!

  7. Louis,

    First off, the rules for commenting here haven’t changed, but obviously the subject matter of many comments has veered away from racing.
    So let me get this straight, you’re bashing me by FALSELY accusing me of censoring certain comments based on one political ideology and then you say I should censor certain comments based on another political ideology? Think about that for just a second bud. Just a wee bit hypocritical?
    That said, no comments have been censored based on them being left leaning or right leaning or wherever leaning, so take your whining and gaslighting somewhere else. You don’t know anything about my political leanings, ideology or feelings about anything and I offer no personal political stance or opinion on this site. That others do is out of my control while I operate a free and open forum. I don’t stop people from leaving comments based on how many comments they leave or how long they are or what their opinions are. And if someone leaves more comments than someone else that has nothing to do with my political beliefs or whether or not I agree or disagree with those comments. There are plenty of left leaning comments and right leaning comments on this page. So don’t come on here and accuse me of censoring you when I’ve approved multitudes of your harebrained and ignorant comments about racing topics for years under the multitude of other fake names you’ve used to bash people in the sport. Understand me, Paul? Funny, you’ve always been very cordial to me in person when you’ve approached me and asked me to write stories about your family member that races.

  8. Paul, or Louis, or another Cybil, why do you have to categorize comments as left or right?

    What was so “left” about my comment? Struck a nerve pretty hard, eh? 🎯

    Why not have a civil discussion based on facts, regardless of left, right, red or blue? And by facts, I like to use the simple oath: The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. What that means is speak the truth, all of the truth with no omissions, and nothing but the truth which means no spin, no bull💩, no lies, no diversions, no distractions, no whataboutism, etc. Like Joe Friday used to say, “Just the facts.”

    The thing is Paul, you and your ilk can’t have such a fact based discussion. When facts come into the discussion that do not align with your right wing narrative, y’all claim you are being attacked, play the victim card, whine about all the liberalism, etc. Just the facts, Paul. Facts are facts. Opinions are not facts. For example, your crew dressing up in SWAT garb, carrying AR-15s and sidearms, and swarming a state capitol was not a good look. It really did happen, and they weren’t liberals. It isn’t my fault, I didn’t do it, and I can enjoy it, laugh at it, and discuss it forever. Too bad. Its a free country and I gots duh same libadees as you and I’m gonna eggsercize my cunztitwoshunal rites two and mu phreedumb of speech. Muhrukah!!!!! Muhrukah!!!!! Muhrukah!!!!! Muhrukah!!!!!

    And once you understand and accept that all of your opinions are just plain wonky, you’ll be just fine.

  9. I like the approach the MRS took, easy and honest, when we know, you’ll know. Much better than setting date after date after date.

  10. Plugs 2020 says

    Hands down, the very first word that comes to mind when I think of dafella is civil. He is so beautiful and civil. Simply amazing.

  11. Plug 2020, I’m so touched that you pay such close attention to my contributions. Especially since the Speedbowl debacle has been going on for years. Plugs 2020 seems to be a new screen name, what were your previous screen names?

    Thank you very much.

  12. RickyinMass says

    dureel smart, always right. he use dead bodies to get votes. they don’t care they dead anyway. sible stupid. he use fake name. all of you stupid nex to dureel. dureel a real name. i like jo fryday. dureel like jo fryday. dureel always right.

  13. knuckles mahoney says

    MRS is still a series that people talk about?? Like JD says. a shell of what they used to be.

  14. Fast Eddie says

    Agree with you Rob. Not what we really want to here, but that is the present reality. Some of the earlier re-schedulings I think were being done with an optimistic approach early in the game. In racing terms, as the race has changed from a heat to a feature, projections are changing accordingly. Being a racing optimist, I’m hoping it doesn’t turn into a long distance feature.

  15. Dougie’s gone AWOL. Rickyinmass is in the house..
    Wondering where welding wonders is, probably wondering how to weld.

  16. RickyinMass says

    robpee smart and good amarcun to. make sacrafise staying home wach netflx and hate trump here like dureel. keep up gud work robpee.

  17. Fred Wilcox says

    While everyone is arguing about all sorts of silly stuff, my concern is the MRS public relations person who wrote the press release. “…that do to the current condition being imposed…”. Are you kidding me? A sixth grader could do better. (Or is it due better?)

  18. MRS is encouraging the fans to contact legislators to persuade them to allow tracks to open. JD says this is bad.

    Who is right?

  19. JD did not say it was bad. JD said Lee Speedway posted a request on FB asking NH race fans not to pester government officials in NH. Please read their FB for more info. I simply mentioned it because it contradicts what MRS put out. Again, MRS races in several states. Maybe it is different for CT or ME.

    I’ve enjoyed today’s posts. The only thing better would be if Crazy rejoined the fight to drop some more wisdom on DaReal. I miss that guy.

  20. JD wrote, “Lee Speedway made an announcement the other day stating that the WORST thing fans can do is contact your local officials. At least in NH. The tracks have been in direct contact with state officials(in NH) and don’t need fans mucking that up.”

    and then JD wrote, “JD did not say it was bad.”

    Really? Saying that something is the WORST thing fans can do, and don’t need fans mucking that up is not bad? I’d say calling something the WORST means it is BAD. Telling people to stop MUCKING things up is also BAD.

    Stunning that JD would deny something that is right there. You do know that Trump denied it was him in the Entertainment Tonight grab ’em by the hoohaa video.

    It’s all in this thread.

  21. coupes4ever says

    In essence, this is a statement that says nothing.

  22. I like the MRS approach. It is consistent with the rest of the world. Everything is in constant rapid change, any consideration of more than a couple days into the future is pure risk and unknown. Like the weather, the further in the future the less you know.

    Stunning that people take covid related predictions into the future as irrefutable fact, only to get cancelled. There are plenty of Charlie Brown’s out there that can’t wait to have Lucy yank the ball again.

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