While there is still snow on the ground and the weather is cold, the New England Truck Series drivers and officials are gearing up for what looks to be a successful 2013 racing season as this series heads into its fourth year of competition. Many of the teams are already burning the midnight oil preparing their Ford’s, Chevy’s and Dodge race trucks for the season opener to be held on April 5th, 6th & 7th at the Waterford Speedbowl in Waterford Connecticut.
For 2013, this series will once again travel around New England and make stops at not only the Waterford Speedbowl but at tracks like the Monadnock Speedway, Stafford Motor Speedway and the Thompson International Speedway. These four tracks have become a stable home for this series and put on some of the best racing throughout New England.
The 2013 schedule has grown to 15 races that start at the Waterford Blast Off weekend and end at the Thompson World Series. As this series grows, it continues to look for new race tracks to compete at as well as new sponsorship opportunities for businesses to have their name on a fun and exciting night of racing.
Series Director Lorraine Pard has high hopes as this traveling series continues to grow and attract new drivers as well as past competitors to its roster. Among those drivers returning to full time duties is former multi time point champion Chris Correl. Correl returns to his familiar #7 Hooter’s Racing Ford owned by Don Super. This team proved it hasn’t missed at beat as they came back toward the end of 2012 and won the feature at the Thompson World Series. Another driver returning to full time duties in 2013 is former feature winning driver Howard Payne. Payne takes over the wheel of the Harold & Cindy Burdick owned #151 Ford that was campaigned the last two season’s by Bert Ouellette. Payne knows the quick way around and should be a threat right out of the box with this long time husband and wife team. But things won’t be easy for these two returning veterans as the 2012 series champion Duane Noll plans to defend his title and continue in his winning ways as he prepares a three truck assault on 2013. Not only will Duane have his brother Glen on the track with him, but also is son will be in competition this year as he runs for the Rookie of the year honors. Add in drivers like Shane Michalski, DJ McGouran and Gee Perry to the list and you’ve got one tough crowd going for the 2013 championship that is sure to have people on their feet. NETS Schedule to be released shortly.