Bonsignore Claims Record Fifth Straight Whelen Modified Win at Thompson
The 45th Annual Icebreaker weekend continued at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Sunday, April 7 with six divisions and series taking to the track to conclude the unofficial kickoff of racing season in New England. In addition to four of Thompson’s five track divisions the Big-T also hosted a Pro All Star Series (PASS) feature as well as the third event of the 2019 Whelen Modified Series season, the Icebreaker 150, featuring the biggest stars in modified racing as the afternoon’s main event.
Shaw outduels Griffith in PASS North Opener at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Thompson, CT – Reigning Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model Champion DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire outdueled fellow Granite State racer Derek Griffith of Hudson to kick off his title defense in winning fashion, prevailing in a thrilling 75-lapper Sunday afternoon (April 7) at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.
Shaw, seeking a third series title this year in the Precision JLM / Dale Shaw Race Cars 60, used the outside groove to reclaim the lead from Griffith, the defending PASS Super Late Model National Championship Series kingpin. It was a reversal of fortunes for the top two finishers, as Griffith bested Shaw in last year’s opener at New England’s fastest short track.
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park kicked off the 2019 season with the first of two days of the 45th Annual Icebreaker weekend. The first official day of racing brought five feature events to the track on Saturday, April 4 with competitive racing and close finishes that kept fans on the edge of their seats the entire afternoon. Several racing series and divisions kicked off their respective seasons as drivers sought to claim victory in one of the most prestigious racing weekends in New England.
2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Set for Saturday, July 18 at Loudon The NASCAR Xfinity Series will race around New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 18, 2020.
LOUDON, N.H. – New England race fans can add another race to their plans for the 2020 NASCAR race weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. NASCAR released its 2020 Xfinity Series schedule today, including its annual July 18, 2020 visit to “The Magic Mile.”
As winter has turned to spring and spring is about to turn to race season, the teams of the Granite State Pro-Stock Series are in various stages of readiness for the upcoming season.
Defending champion Devin O’Connell has an extremely busy schedule on tap for 2019. In addition to defending his GSPSS championship, he will compete in a number of big races including the rescheduled All American 400 at Nashville Speedway. That race will be run using a second car that O’Connell has been preparing for several months. It was also recently announced that O’Connell will make his open wheel debut at Thompson Speedways Icebreaker, as he will pilot a MRS modified. While competing at the Commonwealth Classic in Richmond VA O’Connell stated “I’m just glad to be back racing. It’s going to be a busy season but an awesome season”
The NASCAR Cup Series will race around “The Magic Mile” on Sunday, July 19, 2020.
LOUDON, N.H. – New Hampshire Motor Speedway is in full swing preparing for this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on Sunday, July 21, 2019, however New England race fans can already start making plans for next season. NASCAR released its 2020 Cup Series schedule today, including its annual July 19, 2020 visit to “The Magic Mile,” which will serve as the last race prior to NASCAR’s mid-summer break.