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Admission Tickets For Thompson Speedway Open Practice Now Available Online

The Thompson Speedway oval will roar back to life with a reopening next week for local racers. Econnmotorsports, the new promotional firm led by former track general manager Terry Eames, will host its first event at the track – an open practice for competitors – on July 8. Econnmotorsports is now allowing competitors interested in […]

Solving The Puzzle: White Mountain New Look For Whelen Mod Tour Rebuilding Schedule On The Fly

Before the COVID-19 global pandemic turned racing schedules for 2020 into a jumbled mess of postponements, cancellations and newly added events, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour series director Jimmy Wilson was already looking ahead to a 2021 schedule for the series he oversees.  Wilson said he had been in conversations with the ownership group operating both […]

Terry Eames To Lead New Operational Group To Run Thompson Speedway Oval In 2020

With Stafford Speedway bringing short track racing in Connecticut back to life in 2020 with their season opening event last Friday, the next biggest question being asked by many is when will racing return to the state’s other short track facilities?  In regards to plans for the historic oval at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, an […]

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 […]

Mike Stefanik Defined An Era Of Modified Racing

Mike Stefanik made his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 1985, in its very first year, when it was known as the Winston Modified Tour. Jerry Cook had stepped away from racing, and Richie Evans would perish in a racing accident at the end of the season after already clinching the championship. Together, the two Rome, […]

Advance Auto Parts To Sponsor NASCAR Weekly Series In Multiyear Agreement

 Advance Auto Parts To Support Local Racing Communities Through Partnership As NASCAR Weekly Series sanctioned events begin to return at select tracks across North America, NASCAR and Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider, today announced a multiyear official partnership, designating Advance Auto Parts as the series entitlement sponsor. As part […]

Q&A With NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Series Director Jimmy Wilson

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is set to kick off its 2020 schedule with the running of the Wade Cole Memorial 133 presented by Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Repair on June 21.  The event, which will be contested without fans in attendance, is an addition to the 2020 Whelen Modified Tour schedule, with the originally […]

Landscape Of Connecticut Short Track Racing In 2020 Unclear Due To COVID-19 Regulations

Stafford community message boards on Facebook perked to life Wednesday with questions from town residents about a familiar sound echoing through the area.  Stafford Motor Speedway hosted a private test session for some Whelen Modified Tour teams on Wednesday and the sound of high horsepower motors reverberating outward across the local area had townspeople delighted […]

Reports Indicate NHMS NASCAR Cup Series Weekend Could Be Moving To August

Two independent reports published late Friday indicate that NASCAR is expected to rescheduled the Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 to August. Autoweek and The Athletic each reported Friday that NASCAR will release an extension of its national series schedule next week. Both outlets reported that NASCAR provided teams with the new schedule update Friday. Since […]

Green Flag For Whelen Modified Tour At Jennerstown Speedway

Last November Jennerstown Speedway general manager Bill Hribar was ecstatic to announce the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour would return to the Pennsylvania facility in 2020 for the first time in 14 years.  For Hribar it was huge to get the series back to the track, but never could he have envisioned the magnitude of how […]

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