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Thompson Speedway Competitors Group Looking To Raise Purses, Work With Management

When news broke among Thompson Speedway competitors on Dec. 27 that track management would be cutting purses for its NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions by 75 percent for the 2020 season, the reaction for many was of anger and disbelief.  Brad Martel, a crew member with a longtime Late Model team at the track track, […]

Thompson Speedway Moving Forward With Six-Event Oval Track Schedule For 2020 Season

Thompson Speedway management confirmed to RaceDayCT Saturday that the track will move forward with a six-event schedule that was proposed to its NASCAR Whelen All-American Series division teams late last month.  In a letter sent to competitors on Dec. 27, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park CEO Jonathan Hoenig addressed issues facing the oval track program at […]

Accelerated Growth: Dan Avery Bolsters Already Stout SK Mod Stable For 2020 At Stafford, Thompson

What’s the best way for a team owner to increase their odds of winning an SK Modified championship at Stafford Motor Speedway.  For SK Modified team owner Dan Avery and his Horsepower Hill Farms team, the answer to that for 2020 is adding another championship contending driver to his stable.  Avery will have to two […]

Highlight Moments With Scott Tapley On Unmuffled

The race director. The guy at the track everybody loves to hate.  It’s a role that Stafford Speedway and Riverhead Raceway racing director Scott Tapley relishes.  Over his years as an official in the Northeast short track racing scene, Tapley has made it a point to steer clear of getting cozy with competitors he’s overseeing.  […]

Scott Tapley On The Latest Unmuffled

On Episode 67 of Unmuffled we take a deep dive with Stafford Speedway and Riverhead Raceway race director Scott Tapley. From his racing roots in Maine, to his stint as a championship winning crew member with Matt Kobyluck to his roles as a racing official throughout the Northeast, we’ll touch on it all and get […]

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 […]

Competitors React To News Of Thompson Speedway Changes For 2020 Season

Last October Keith Rocco raced to his eight SK Modified division championship at Thompson Speedway.  In 2020 he hopes to chase a ninth title in the division at Thompson Speedway, though it doesn’t mean that he’s at all happy about the circumstances surrounding a return to the track for another season. Thompson Speedway management informed […]

Sammy Rameau And Ben Dodge On Unmuffled Episode 66

On Unmuffled Episode 66 we catch up with the 2019 Whelen Modified Tour Rookie of the Year Sammy Rameau and talk about life on and off the track. We also take a deep dive with the legendary Ben Dodge, talking about his upcoming Auto Parts Swap ‘n Sell Show, his plans for the 2020 season […]

NTSB Blames Engine Issues For Crash That Killed Ted Christopher

The National Transportation Safety Board released its final report Tuesday on the crash that killed legendary short track racer Ted Christopher on Sept. 16, 2017.  In its final determination the NTSB found that the probable cause for the crash was:  “A total loss of engine power due to fuel starvation as the result of foreign […]

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 […]

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