Bonsignore Claims Record Fifth Straight Whelen Modified Win at Thompson

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.

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Shaw outduels Griffith in PASS North Opener at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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.

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Chase Dowling Claims First Thompson Win in the Valenti Modifieds

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.

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Seekonk Champ Kuhn Joins ACT for 2019 Season?

Seekonk Champ Kuhn Joins ACT for 2019 Season

Waterbury, VT – One of the rising stars of Northeast Late Model racing is joining the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) full-time in 2019. E. Bridgewater, MA’s Ryan Kuhn has filed a full-season ACT Late Model Tour entry and announced his intentions to run the entire 10-race schedule throughout New England and Canada.

Kuhn was the 2018 Seekonk Speedway Late Model Champion, earning the title at age 17. He also made ACT starts at three different tracks and finished in the top-12 in all of them. Most recently, he took 10th place in the Commonwealth Classic 65 at Virginia’s Richmond Raceway to open the season.

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Short Tracks Return to NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck

Series Slates as Part of 2020 Schedule Announcement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 3, 2019) – NASCAR today announced the 2020 schedules for both the NASCAR Xfinity Series™ and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series™, and both include a return to race tracks that were part of the original schedule for each series – venues that have been absent from the respective slates for more than a decade.

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2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Set for Saturday, July 18 at Loudon?

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.”

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Final Preparations Underway for GSPSS Competitors

Final Preparations Underway for GSPSS Competitors

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”

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ACT Shifts Gears to Tour Championship Opener at Oxford?

ACT Shifts Gears to Tour Championship Opener at Oxford

Waterbury, VT – With a successful debut at Virginia’s Richmond Raceway in the rear-view mirror, the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) now has its eyes set on the Northeast racing season. The ACT Late Model Tour heads to Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, April 14 at 1:30pm for the first event of the 2019 championship chase. Many stars of the Richmond event will now shift their focus to the 10-race point-counting schedule throughout New England and Quebec.

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Reed, Hopkins Take PASS Commonwealth Classic Wins At Richmond?

Reed, Hopkins Take PASS Commonwealth Classic Wins At Richmond

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RICHMOND, VA (March 30) – Austin Reed and Mike Hopkins split Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model wins in the Inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic Saturday afternoon at Richmond Raceway. 

            “The crew made some awesome adjustments at the halfway break and then the car was on rails,” said Reed after the biggest win of his career.  “To win at Richmond is just amazing.  I can’t believe we won yet, but I can’t wait for it to sink in.”

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Pole Fends off Helliwell for Commonwealth Classic Victory?

Pole Fends off Helliwell for Commonwealth Classic Victory

American Canadian Tour

Waterbury, VT – Hudson, NH’s Joey Polewarczyk Jr. scored one of the biggest wins of his already illustrious American-Canadian Tour (ACT) career by taking the inaugural Commonwealth Classic 65 at Virginia’s Richmond Raceway on Saturday, March 30. “Joey Pole” took the lead for good on lap 42 and survived a pair of bids from Dover, NH’s Wayne Helliwell Jr. en route to the victory.

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Kenny Wallace Will Drive Toromont Cat Car for Kids in IWK 250

JAMES RIVER, NS (March 27, 2019) – NASCAR personality Kenny Wallace will drive the ‘Cat Car for Kids’ in the 2019 edition of the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis on July 20 at Riverside International Speedway when Wallace will attempt to become the first back-to-back champion of the event in its modern era.

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