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Viciousness A Foolhardy Response For Those Riled By Thompson Speedway Changes

You know what happened the day after the first short track racing facility was opened? Somebody complained about the way the track was being operated. Ok, forgive us for a small bit of levity at this moment of pain, but customers constantly complaining about how the track is run is just part of the fabric […]

Socially Speaking: #NewAndImproved #LitUp #Lies #SantaGrams #NastyGrams #MustSeeTV

#BrandNewDay  There’s new life being breathed into the Tri-Track Open Modified Series for the 2020 season and Modified race fans and race teams will be the ones rewarded for that.  Series officials have brought on new faces in series management in Nicole LaRose and Missy Pearl. What they will bring to the series – along […]

Socially Speaking: #TriTrackChanges #FunWithStatistics #DissingTheKing #Snowy

As the calendar rolls closer to flipping to a new year, series operators of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series are busy preparing for some series changes for the 2020 season.  Heat races have been a centerpiece of the action since the inception of the series in 2014 and next year series officials are expected to […]

Numbers Game: No Need For Name Change For Tri-Track Open Modified Series

The Tri-Track Open Modified Series was started as a trio of “Tour Type” Modified open events to be held in 2014 at three separate short track racing venues.  In 2015 the series expanded from three events at three tracks to five events at four different venues. Want to know more about the series history of […]

Big Tease: Phantom Series Operator Announcing 2020 Speedbowl Events Is An Awful Decision

It’s one of the most common questions thrown about when it comes to short track racing in Connecticut.  What’s going on with the Speedbowl?  And it’s been a question that’s been quite difficult to answer for the last 12 months when it comes to predicting the future of the historic New London-Waterford Speedbowl.  This much […]

Don’t Hate The Player: Scorn Aimed At Fifield Reeks Of Sexism With Whelen Modified Tour

“She needs to give up.” … “NASCAR should throw her out of the series.” … “She’s the worst driver ever.” … “Why does she keep coming back?” … “She’s always in the way.” That’s the behaved stuff in general you’d read when it comes to mentions of Whelen Modified Tour driver Melissa Fifield on social […]

Father Time: Bob Potter An Entertainer For The Ages In Connecticut Short Track Racing

They are the men and women that pilot vehicles built from the first piece in the hopes of finding speed and domination of the competition.  They strap themselves into rides that they know could very well cost them their lives.  And yet, they jam the accelerator and put on a show.  They are the performers […]

No Muffler Needed: Villifying Doug Coby For Demonstrating Passion Is A Bad Look

Classless. Jackass. Poor loser. Crybaby.  And those were some of the tamer descriptions of Doug Coby that pocked social media Saturday following Friday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Stafford 150 at Stafford Speedway.  Oh and wanker, let’s not forget wanker.  For years we’ve heard the argument from so many fans from the highest levels to the […]

Driver X: Weather

Driver X is a veteran short track driver who has victories in multiple divisions and has been around racing since childhood. On a semi-regular basis, Driver X will bring an anonymous viewpoint from inside the paddock to RaceDayCT. The views and opinions expressed by Racer X are not necessarily the views and opinions of RaceDayCT […]

Castigating NASCAR Superstars For Disconnect With Short Track Racing Is Absurd

Jimmie Johnson is a seven-time Monster Energy Cup Series champion and certain Hall of Famer who has through his career proved himself to be a model citizen among his peers and an impeccable ambassador for NASCAR as a whole.  Though Johnson has never been one to moonlight at short track events, or even make many […]

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