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In Memory: Short Track Racing Lost An Irreplaceable Giant In Ted Christopher

Republished from RaceDayCT from Sept. 17, 2017 When I started helping out covering auto racing at the Hartford Courant in the mid-1990’s Dave Heuschkel – then the lead reporter covering motorsports – gave me a tip. He told me if I wanted to get the best stories around the local racing scene that I needed […]

Express Check Out: Ryan Preece Scores Outlaw Modified Victory At Thompson Speedway 

The combination of Mike Christopher Jr. and car owner Tommy Baldwin Jr. had been the dominant force in Outlaw Modified division racing in 2022 at Thompson Speedway.  Wednesday night Ryan Preece brought that stranglehold of domination to an end.  Preece checked out from the field in the closing stages to win the 75-lap Thompson Outlaw […]

Thompson Notes: Steven Chapman Scores SK Light Modified Victory; Ryan Morgan Takes Late Model Win

For Steven Chapman, getting the lead in SK Light Modified events this year at Thompson Speedway has usually meant the drama was coming soon thereafter.  Wednesday at Thompson was a familiar story, but this time Chapman came out of the drama celebrating victory.  Chapman, of Ellington, held off Corey Caddick on a green-white-checkered restart to […]

TFR Distribution, Buzze Racing, Hamke Racecars Introduce Alignment To Improve Customer Experience  

TFR Distribution, in conjunction with Buzze Racing and Hamke Racecars, is announcing a new strategic alignment between the companies to better serve the Southern customer base in Modified racing.  TFR Distribution is the official retail and wholesale distributor for the LFR Race Cars and Troyer Race Cars brands and all brand specific parts and materials.  “Tom Buzze and I […]

Thompson Speedway Set To Roar Back To Life Wednesday For Tripoint Showdown 75

For the final time on a Wednesday night in 2022, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park will roar back to life tomorrow, September 14. The .625-mile oval will play host to another round of action for the Outlaw Open Modified Series in the Tripoint Showdown 75, worth $5,000 to the winner. The event also includes double feature […]

Tripoint Showdown Serves As Final Tune-Up Before October World Series At Thompson Speedway

 ­Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway roars back to life on Wednesday, September 14thwith the $5,000-to-win Tripoint Showdown 75 for the Thompson Outlaw Open Modified Series plus championship action for the ACT-type Late Models, SK Lite Modifieds, Mini Stocks and special double 20-lap features for the Limited Sportsman. Sunoco Modifieds will not be included on the Tripoint Showdown […]

World Series Whelen Modified Tour Event At Thompson Moved To Sunday Oct. 9

New $10,000-to-Win Open Modified Sunoco 100 on Saturday, October 8th Pro All Stars Series and American-Canadian Tour officials are excited to announce a change in the 60th annual Sunoco World Series presented by Budweiser at Thompson Speedway. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will now headline Sunday of World Series weekend with their Sunoco World Series […]

Picture This: Fran Lawlor Gallery From Phoenix Communications 150 At Thompson

THOMPSON – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour made its first appearance at Thompson Speedway since 2020 for the Phoenix Communications 150 Thursday. The last time the series competed at the track in October 2020 it was Craig Lutz celebrating in victory lane and Thursday night it was Lutz once again staking claim to the top […]

Collision Course: Whelen Mod Tour Title Contenders Ron Silk, Jon McKennedy Move On From Heated Thompson Event 

A razor close battle for the 2022 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver’s championship got too close for comfort on multiple occasions Thursday in the Phoenix Communications 150 at Thompson Speedway.  Ron Silk went into Thursday’s event holding a four-point lead over second place Jon McKennedy in the Whelen Modified Tour driver’s championship standings.  By the […]

Team Owner Tommy Baldwin Jr. Hoping To Cool Heat Between Doug Coby And Jimmy Blewett After Thompson

It’s a scene from Days of Thunder that most who have watched the movie a time or two remember well.  The main characters Cole Trickle and Rowdy Burns are wrecking each other regularly and they get sent to visit with “Big John”, who is the Bill France Sr. type character of the movie.  Big John […]

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