Thompson, CT — NASCAR Modified racing is the oldest and most history laden type of racing sanctioned by NASCAR, the Florida based racing giant. 2008 marks the 60th year of NASCAR Modified racing and much of the history of this exciting racing division was written at the Thompson International Speedway. Another chapter in that colorful history will be written this Thursday, August 14th, when the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to Thompson for the New England Dodge Dealers-Budweiser 150.
From 1948 until the 1984 racing season came to a conclusion, the NASCAR Modified division was a free-wheeling, somewhat independent racing division. The NASCAR Modifieds were the premier weekly division at most tracks in the northeast. Many of the top drivers would compete on both asphalt and dirt tracks in as many as sixty or more events each year. At the end of the season, NASCAR would compile all of the points awarded to each driver and a champion was crowned based on the driver’s overall points total.
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Wiscasset, ME — Windsor Locks, CT., veteran modified driver Les Hinckley chased race leader Jonathan McKennedy for 94 laps Saturday night before making an outside pass to go and win the “Wiscasset Ford 100″ for modified race cars at the Wiscasset Raceway, Wiscasset, ME.
For Hinckley, it was his second win of the 2008 season and his 11th career win with the True Value Modified Racing Series. Hinckley is second on the all-time TVMRS win list. The second generation driver becomes a guaranteed starter for next months Sunoco Race Fuels “Mod Mania” race at Thompson, CT Speedway.
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Blewett Riding High In Return To Thompson
As the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour moves to Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway for the ninth race of the 2008 season on Thursday, Aug. 14, Jimmy Blewett will arrive at the track on the hottest streak of his career, showing just how much things can change in a year.
Blewett, the winner of the last two NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races, turned a slow start around and improved 14 spots in the season standings in a month’s time.
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