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Guest Tribute: Mike Stefanik A Hall Of Famer In Every Way

Joe Skotnicki is a longtime Whelen Modified Tour crew member, former NASCAR official and owner of the Race Of Champions Modified Series. He shared these thoughts below with us at RaceDayCT following the announcement that Mike Stefanik would be a 2021 inductee to the NASCAR Hall of Fame By Joe Skotnicki Mike Stefanik … “Michael” is an […]

Bad Look: Short Tracks Not Helping Industry Cause To Reopen Through Defiance

Last week Stafford Motor Speedway management announced they had received approval from Connecticut officials to open their facility for private practice sessions as part of the state’s first reopening phase in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.  Stafford Motor Speedway Chief Operating Officer Paul Arute called the allowance by the state a good first step […]

Guest Column: N-Word Scissorhands – Cutting Racial Slurs Out Of Short Track Racing

On Tuesday NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson was fired from Chip Ganassi Racing after uttering a racial slur during a broadcasted iRacing event. The following is a guest column on the topic written by veteran short track racer, web master and video producer Sean Foster. The views and opinions expressed in this column are those […]

Blame Game: Stop Rationalizing Kyle Larson’s Abysmal Mistake

Sunday night NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson uttered a word that was broadcast live during an iRacing event.  Less than 24 hours later Larson realized like the weight of an avalanche how that one word proved to be a career changing – possibly career ending – mistake. As most anyone around racing knows by […]

Wakeup Call Wreck Shows Again Tragedy In-Waiting Of Competition At Daytona And Talladega

Bristol Motor Speedway management created a marketing gem slogan in branding the high-banked half-mile oval as “The Last Great Colosseum” Beyond the word play of fashionable marketing schemes when it comes to NASCAR, the true “Colosseum’s” of the sport are the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway and the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway.  “The Big One” has become […]

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 […]

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 […]

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