Archive for March, 2016

Reutzel Gains Momentum with Runner-Up Bronco Run

CLUTE, Texas (March 31, 2016) – Second place isn’t typically what Aaron Reutzel and the Shark-powered Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team are looking for.

But, after a rough start to his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour title defense in the opening three events, Saturday’s runner-up finish at Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, TX, was just what the team needed.

“We needed a good run, we’ll take it,” Reutzel commented.

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Clauson’s Circular Insanity Win Count Climbs to Eight

BROWNSTOWN, Ind. (March 31, 2016) – Bryan Clauson’s 2016 win count climbed to eight as the “Circular Insanity Tour” pursuit of 200 races climbed to 34 over the past weekend.

A week that included four races kicked off last Wednesday, March 23, with a double dip of World of Outlaws Sprint Car action and Midget competition at California’s Placerville Speedway, where Clauson added another WoO top ten aboard Matt Wood’s Elk Grove Ford/Cancer Treatment Centers of America No. 17w Sprint Car and had a potential victory in sight at the wheel of Jerome Rodela’s No. 25k Midget before mechanical gremlins cut the run short.

Action continued on Friday night with a Civil War Sprint Car go at Chico, California’s Silver Dollar Speedway where a mid-race tussle resulted in a 15th place finish.

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Wilson Hopes to Overcome Bad Luck, Persevere at Nashville

If Lady Luck is on his side, Donnie Wilson will be among the group of favorites to win the North/South Super Late Model Challenge at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee on April 8-9. The Oklahoma City, Oklahoma native led the most laps in the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco race at the Fairgrounds one year ago, but a flat tire left him with a third-place finish instead of the win that he perhaps deserved.

Over the course of Wilson’s career, bad luck has been a theme. A flat tire here, a part failure there, if it can happen, it happens to the red and white No. 2w machine. He’s hoping that a visit to the Music City will help to cure those problems.

“I’ve been plagued with bad luck my whole career. I don’t know if I’m stupid or just dumb, but I keep at it,” Wilson said with a laugh. “That’s the only thing I know how to do is persevere. Just keep working hard and hopefully things turn around.”

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JDM Announces Exciting New Partnership & Details for 2nd Annual Car Show

JD Motorsports and Ross Chastain Want You to ‘Protect Your Melon’
New Partnership Between JDM and the Delaware Office Of Highway Safety

GAFFNEY, S.C. – JD Motorsports Wednesday announced a new partnership with the Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) that will promote safe driving all over the state of Delaware.

The No. 4 Chevrolet of Ross Chastain will carry the familiar theme of “Protect Your Melon” for the Dover International Speedway Xfinity Series race Saturday. May 14. The partnership will continue for the Xfinity Series Drive Sober 200 race Saturday, October 1, at Dover.

“As a race team we spend a lot of time on the road,” said team owner Johnny Davis, “And it is almost a daily occurrence to see someone not obeying the rules of the road and to see people young and old not wearing their seat belts. I am very thankful that OHS has chosen us to help share their message, and I believe that it will help save some lives.”

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Gilliland Chasing History with Winning Ways

NASCAR K&N Pro Victory At Kern Would Match Gurney’s 50-Year-Old Mark

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Todd Gilliland heads to Bakersfield, California, on the hottest winning streak in 50 years.

Even if he doesn’t equal the all-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series mark for consecutive victories to start in the series, the 15-year-old from Sherrill’s Ford, North Carolina, is in pretty exclusive company.

It’s a club that includes two drivers in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, the 2015 Daytona 500 winner and Gilliland. That’s it. In the 62-year history of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series – dating back to the West Series’ beginnings as the Pacific Coast Late Model Series – just four drivers in both the East and West have won the first two series races to start their career.

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Art Barry to Retire

Hall of Famer Art Barry confirmed to YankeeRacer.com his retirement at the end of the season.

“That’s it for me,” Barry said. “I’m gonna call it quits after this year. I’m planning on running, I don’t know, eight or 10 races this year and then I’m gonna call it quits and give it to my grandson. I’d like to, but the money’s getting so tight and can’t get any help really to do things. I think there’s a time for everything.”

Barry’s schedule will include the five NorthEast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series races: Monadnock Speedway June 11, Seekonk Speedway June 29, Star Speedway July 30, and New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl on August 25 and October 23.

He is also considering some Valenti Modified Racing Series events.

“I’d like to run a few here or there maybe Stafford or Thompson something. … I’m planning on running a couple of those. I’ve done very well at Monadnock and I kind of would like to go back there this year and Seekonk is another one I’d like to probably catch if I could.”

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POWRi Third Annual Turnpike Challenge

Belleville, IL – The Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series will kick off the 2016 season at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the Third Annual Turnpike Challenge. Open practice will take place Thursday night, March 31st, with racing taking place on Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd. The 1/8th-mile oval will host the POWRi West Midget Series in addition to the National Series for this co-sanctioned event.

Both the inaugural Turnpike Challenge and the Second Annual were captured by Christopher Bell in a dominating fashion. The Third Annual event looks to host a stout field of competition with POWRi regulars Zach Daum, Darren Hagen, and Andrew Felker vying on the National side, while defending West Midget Series Champions Anton Hernandez and Alex Sewell look to capture wins. The always strong five-car stable of Keith Kunz Motorsports led by Tanner Thorson will also be in the mix.

With a field of tough competitors on a tight-quartered track, with great for side-by-side racing, the 3rd Annual Turnpike Challenge is up for grabs, creating an incredible kick off of the 2016 Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series season.

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U.S. Pro Stock Super Late Model National Championship Race Coming to Seekonk

Seekonk, MA- On Wednesday July 13th at Seekonk Speedway, it will be the US Pro Stock Super Late Model National Championship race. The race will be 200 laps where it will be 2 100 lap segments. Gary Sagar president of Kraze Korlacki Speed Equipment in conjunction with Seekonk Speedway will put on this event. Segar grew up at Seekonk has he’s been going there for 56 years. Sagar has promoted other events at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, ME and also at Seekonk Speedway and he felt it made sense to do a national championship race at Seekonk. The track wanted to have a big Pro Stock event and Segar approached the track and told them he would put on the event and Seekonk was very enthusiastic about it and very supportive about it. The winner of the event will go home with $10,000 dollars.

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Wyatt Alexander Looking Forward To A Busy 2016 Season

Wyatt Alexander will have a busy 2016 season as he is planning to run his own family car in select events at Wiscasset Speedway, Oxford Plains Speedway, and on the Granite State Pro Stock Series. He will also be driving a car for Colby Motorsports in select PASS events.

An event that Alexander is looking forward to is the debut of the Granite State Pro Stock Series coming to Maine at Wiscasset on Labor Day weekend. “ Yes, I am definitely excited about Granite State coming to my home track. That is always an advantage to a driver. There aren’t too many tracks we will be running that I haven’t been on before but we are toying with the idea of running a race with PASS South and also there will be a couple new tracks we will hit with Granite State.” Alexander Said

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Round No. 2: Short Track Super Series South Region Heads To Bridgeport Speedway Sunday, April 17 After Strong Start In Delaware; $25,000 Purse Posted For Second Annual ‘South Jersey Shootout’

BRIDGEPORT, NJ – The Velocita South Region of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP stormed out of the gate at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway in mid-March.

Now, the series ventures to South Jersey for Round No. 2 at Bridgeport Speedway.

The second annual ‘South Jersey Shootout’ is set for Sunday, April 17 at the spacious five-eighths-mile oval, standing out as the richest race of the spring in the Garden State. There is a rain date of April 24 in place.

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New Crew Chief to Lead Lia, Sypher Team

Donny Lia of Jericho, NY will have a new crew chief and crew members this season. 2003 champion Don Barker has joined the team as Lia’s crew chief. Barker worked with Mystic Missile Racing last year as Todd Szegedy’s crew chief.

“We have a crew chief change, which is the biggest change you can make,” Lia said. “So we have a little bit of learning to do about each other and then the guys working together too ’cause we have some personnel changes just the crew guys. So it’s just one of them deals it’s gonna take a little time to get rolling, but today was a good day to start. … Our main goal right now is to just get started good and then see where it takes us from there.”

The two-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion was optimistic after testing at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park Saturday afternoon.

“(Don Barker) brings a different perspective so to speak on the whole deal, being just an older veteran, has a lot of experience, and more of a father figure almost type that maybe the team needed. Somebody to lean on a little bit so just a different aspect, different way of doing things and today was good hopefully it’s a sign of moving along.“

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Hard Clay Open Kicks Off Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP North Region Saturday At Orange County Fair Speedway; Technical Reminders Issued For Competitors

MIDDLETOWN, NY – This Saturday, April 2, Orange County Fair Speedway hosts the third edition of the ‘Hard Clay Open’ presented by United Pump & Tank.

The event serves as the opening round of the Halmar International North Region for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Big-block/small-block Modifieds race 50 laps for $5,000 to win, $1,000 to start and $500 to take the green plus bonuses.

Crate 602 Sportsman race 25 laps for $1,000 to win and $100 to take the green under weekly Orange County rules.

Below, some technical reminders for race teams planning to attend this weekend.

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Patience Pays Off for Haley

Late Pass At Greenville Nets First K&N Pro East Victory

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Justin Haley was patient all night at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway. Until it was go-time.

The 16-year-old from Winamac, Indiana, cleared the dominant car of Kyle Benjamin with seven laps to go and sailed to his first career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory.

It was Haley’s 23rd career NASCAR K&N Pro Series start. He nearly picked up the win in Phoenix last fall in the K&N Pro West, but late contact while leading cut a tire and ended his night six laps short of the win.

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Lee USA: 2016 ACT Preview

Likewise, Eddie Mac has picked up checkered flags in virtually every division to ever hit the Lee high banks, dating back to his early career as a weekly Hobby Stock competitor, right up through the Late Model and Pro Stock ranks, where he was a consistent threat to win whenever he hit the track.

MacDonald was the 2014 winner of the Governor’s Cup, and is expected to be on hand again this year.  Eddie has also logged hundreds of laps aboard PASS Super Late Models and NASCAR K&N Series rides at the track he grew up at, owned by his parents Judy and recently-elected NEAR Hall-of-Famer Red.  The MacDonalds are celebrating their 30th year of operating Lee USA this season.

The current iteration of ACT Late Models has been in competition 13 times at “New Hampshire’s Center of Speed” for the season-opener, with 12 different winners adding their names to the Governor’s Cup during that time.  The only two-time winner was Brian Hoar, who grabbed the checkers in 2011-2012, but has since retired from racing.

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Former Easter Bunny 150 Champions Looking For Another Trophy at Hickory

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 23) – Since it’s inception in 2006, the Easter Bunny 150 has grown to be one of the most sought after checkered flags in all of short track racing.  Just a glance at the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model entry list for this Saturday afternoon’s event at Hickory Motor Speedway shows the importance of this event for racers from across the continent.  And the stakes are even higher this year since the winner gets an automatic starting spot in the 43rd Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in August.

Mike Rowe has won nearly every major short track event in New England, including the Oxford 250, during his long and successful career.  And, although he was finally able to snare his first career PASS North Super Late Model championship last year, it was not actually his first PASS title.  Rowe made the trek down South in 2006 and won the inaugural Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory, before eventually going on to win the first PASS South Super Late Model championship.

“When Tom [Mayberry] said he was coming down, we all said we wanted to be a part of that first deal,” said Rowe.  “We had no idea that we would win, but we had a caution late in the race and I had a strong motor and I out hauled them on the line and we just came on back with a victory.  I always love coming back, it’s awesome.  I just love racing with the guys down here.”

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K&N Pro Series East Stat Advance: Greenville

Analyzing The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will make the short trip down to South Carolina’s Greenville Pickens Speedway on Saturday for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150, the first of two events to be held at the half-mile oval this season. Below is a look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at Greenville, as well as some other statistical trends.

Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 Race Setup:
• Spencer Davis heads into Greenville with a one point lead over Tyler Dippel in the standings, 85-84.
• Of the 22 cars scheduled to compete in Saturday’s Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150, only eight drivers have previous series starts at the historic South Carolina track – Dillon Bassett, Ronnie Bassett Jr., Kyle Benjamin, Collin Cabre, Christian Celaya, Kaz Grala, Justin Haley and John Holleman IV.

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K&N Pro East News & Notes: Greenville

The Drive For The Title Already Brewing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship battle is already beginning headed into the series’ third race of the season at South Carolina’s Greenville Pickens Speedway.

Spencer Davis and Tyler Dippel enter the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 separated by only one point. Davis, 17, from Dawsonville, Georgia, sits atop the standings with 85 points after earning back-to-back runner-up finishes in the first two races of the season. In his six K&N East starts, Davis hasn’t finished lower than sixth place.

Dippel, 15, from Wallkill, New York, jumped to second place in the standings after collecting his first series’ victory at Alabama’s Mobile International Speedway. Dippel had a solid debut as well when he finished eighth in the opener at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway.

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Christian Eckes Exceeds Goals in Rattler 250

GREENVILLE, NY — Fifteen-year-old Christian Eckes had never seen South Alabama Speedway’s pavement before the Rattler 250 weekend. There, he was going up against some of the nation’s top short track talents in the Southern Super Series, Super Late Model event. Those two factors combined led Eckes to a pre-race goal of a solid top-10 finish.

Armed with a fast race car, some good help on the radio and a gutsy pit call, Eckes left the track with results that far exceeded his initial goal.

Eckes used a four-tire pit stop following the lap-100 competition caution to gain momentum. With new rubber, he shot to second and challenged the leader ahead of him throughout most of the remaining laps before crossing beneath the checkered flag in the third position.

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Drivers Ready to Kickoff Inaugural Southern Modified Racing Series Season at Hickory

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 21) – Modified racers from all over the East Coast are busy preparing for this weekend’s inaugural event for the Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS.  The South’s newest Tour-type Modified division will compete 10 times in 2016 beginning with Saturday’s Easter Bunny 125 at Hickory Motor Speedway.  Each Southern Modified Racing Series Presented By PASS event this year will be 125 laps and pay $3,000 to win and $500 to start, with the exception of the inaugural race at Hickory Motor Speedway.  The Easter Bunny 125 will pay $5,000 to the winner of the history making first race.

The Pasteryak family of Connecticut is synonymous with Tour-type Modified racing in the Northeast.  Both Chris and Charlie Pasteryak are entered for Saturday night’s inaugural Easter Bunny 125.  Chris Pasteryak is not only excited about the Easter Bunny 125, but also looking forward to competing full-time as he seeks the SMRS championship.

“As a fan, I have always been impressed with PASS and their ability to promote big races for the Super Late Models up and down the East Coast, so to see them apply this to Modified racing could be very good for the division,” says Pasteryak.  “Hickory Motor Speedway has played a huge role in short track racing so I can’t think of a better venue to start at.  For our team last year, we went to Hickory in the Spring and were able to use the weekend as a great way to get a jump on the New England racing season.  So when PASS announced this event, it immediately went right on our schedule.  Everyone is excited to get down there and get back to racing again.”

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PIT BOX: K&N Pro East Rolls Into Greenville

Historic Half-Mile Serves As Championship Proving Ground

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

• It’s never too early to start to think of championship implications, especially as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East heads to historic Greenville Pickens Speedway Saturday for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150. In each of the last three seasons, the eventual season champion has picked up a win at the flat half-mile in South Carolina. All three of those drivers were from HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, which bodes well for Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Tyler Dippel. The 15-year-old Wallkill, New York, driver is coming off his first career series win at Mobile International Speedway. It’s Spencer Davis, though, who enters the third race of the season with the championship points lead on the strength of back-to-back runner-up finishes. In six career K&N Pro East races, Davis hasn’t finished worse than sixth and a strong performance at Greenville can establish the 17-year-old from Dawsonville, Georgia, as the driver to beat. NASCAR Next driver Kyle Benjamin, Ronnie Bassett Jr., and Dippel’s teammate Justin Haley are all still within 10 points of the lead.

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‘Hard Clay Open’ Set For Third Running At Orange County Fair Speedway Saturday, April 2; Huge $30,000 Purse Structure, Bonus Awards Set For Short Track Super Series Halmar International North Region Opener

MIDDLETOWN, NY – The ‘Hard Clay Open’ isn’t just an early season tradition on the hallowed grounds of the Orange County Fair Speedway. It is also among the richest springtime events for big-block/small-block Modified competitors.

On Saturday, April 2 (rain date: April 9) the ‘Hard Clay Open’ presented by United Pump & Tank is headlined by the big-block/small-block Modifieds of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP in the third edition of the BD Motorsports Media LLC co-promotion.

Modified competitors at the ‘Hard Clay Open’ battle for a total purse structure of more than $30,000, including $5,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $500 to take the green flag. The event serves as Race No. 1 of the STSS Halmar International North Region boasting a point fund of more than $38,000.

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Jeff Rocco Adds Dunleavy’s for Thompson Title Run

Rocco Running Part-time ACT Schedule

Jeff Rocco of Wallingford, CT will have a new look on his Late Model at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park this season. Rocco has a new sponsor in Dunleavy’s Road Service of Brookfield, CT. The car will run a similar paint scheme to last year’s with Dunleavy’s on the quarter panels.

Dunleavy’s Road Service is owned by Doug Dunleavy, who has mostly sponsored Modifieds until now. He is the primary sponsor for Mike Smeriglio Racing and three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby. He has also sponsored Ryan Preece’s efforts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and K&N East Series.

“It was decided to put more effort into the sponsorship fund as of the approaching season,” Rocco said. “And I had talked to Doug (Dunleavy) before and I reached out to him and see if it was something he might be interested in and he was. And I can’t think of a sponsor I’d rather have more onboard than Doug. Not only because he’s not just a sponsor, he’s a supporter of racing, and he really puts his whole heart into helping other racers and helping racing stay alive in general. So it’s just a pretty good feeling to have somebody like that backing you.”

“I’ve got a warm spot in my heart for Modifieds and I always will and if I can get back in one someday that’d be great. But ultimately racing is racing at the end of the day and we’re turning left and going in circles and trying to be the first one across the stripe. So it was big for him more so I think than it was for me. But I’m glad I could be the one to open the door into the full fendered world.”

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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Partners with Ellis Tech to Offer Exciting New Program for Automotive Tech Students

THOMPSON, CT — Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is excited to announce a partnership with Ellis Tech’s Automotive Technology program, offering a unique experience for students to find out what it’s like working on a real race car crew. This program is designed to help fuel a passion for racing in the next generation, and provide hands-on learning opportunities not available elsewhere.

The program is a collaboration between Taylor Therrien from TSMP, Brian Mignault, the Principal of Ellis Tech, and Brendan Smith, the Automotive Tech Program Director. The program will partner participating students with one of TSMP’s race teams. By working with a single team over the course of the season, the student will have the opportunity to develop a relationship with them, and learn about different parts of the job of a crew member. The jobs they are given will be decided by the crew chief, and can range from working on damaged body panels, changing car set-up or helping the spotter communicate with the driver. If the relationship is successful, there may be opportunities for the program to turn into a more permanent arrangement for the students.
Students will be required to commit to at least 5 races of the season, and in return will receive free admission to the events. Some of the teams participating include past champions, such as 2015 Late Model crown winner, Brian Tagg.

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Midwest Drivers Hoping for Strong Showings at The Rattler

(PENSACOLA, FL) – A handful of Midwest drivers will descend on South Alabama Speedway this weekend for the 40th annual Rattler 250, the season opener for the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco. Ty Majeski – one of the hottest Super Late Model drivers in the country as of late – will look for his first Rattler win, while Cole Anderson and Travis Sauter will compete in the esteemed event for the first time.

Majeski heads to Opp, AL fresh off a dominating performance during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway (FL). The Seymour, Wisconsin driver never finished outside the top two while grabbing three wins and the overall Super Late Model championship.

“I think we really have a lot of momentum coming off of Speedweeks,” said Majeski. “Our consistency was unmatched and I think we really learned some stuff down there that will help us at the Rattler.”

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Bellm Opens Season with Texas Triple

NIXA, Mo. (March 17, 2016) – Kyle Bellm is ready to get back on the road after a long off-season.

After last weekend’s scheduled season opener was washed out, the Nixa, Missouri racer gets to unveil the new Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) colors on the Bellm Motorsports No. 14k Sprint Car at tonight’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season opener at Waco’s Heart O’ Texas Speedway.

“We’ve got everything ready to go, we’re ready to go and race,” Bellm said earlier this week.
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Rob Fuller Motorsports Announces Todd Szegedy as 2016 Driver

Szegedy to Compete in Select 2016 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Races

SHREWSBURY, Mass. (March 17, 2016) – Rob Fuller Motorsports (RFM) is proud to announce the return of Todd Szegedy to its driver lineup for 2016.  Szegedy will pilot the 15-40 Connection Modified for select NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) races this season.

Szegedy, a 19-time winner, and 2003 NWMT Champion, raced for RFM in 2014 and is excited to return this season for a number of reasons.

“For me it was a combination of a few things – I want the freedom not be locked into a full season schedule,” said Szegedy. “Also, this is an awesome opportunity to race at tracks that I really enjoy running at and I’ll be in top notch equipment with LFR Chassis. We can go there with the opportunity to win every race we enter. That combination was appealing to me.”
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Grala Looks to Build on Success With LFR at The Rattler

Massachusetts Driver Working With Veteran Crew Chief at South Alabama

For the second time in 2016, Kaz Grala will team up with LFR Chassis this weekend for the 40th annual Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway. Grala, a native of Massachusetts, will make his way to the 4/10-mile Alabama oval with his eyes set on a strong run and a meeting with the Alabama rattlesnake in victory lane.

Grala made his first Super Late Model start of the year with LFR Chassis at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in February and ran strong for much of that race before being involved in a late incident. He believes that everyone, including the driver himself, learned a lot in their first time out together and hopes to build on that this weekend.

“Greenville-Pickens was a great first experience with LFR,” said Grala. “I think everyone worked together really well, and I think we ran well from the moment we unloaded. This weekend, with such a stacked field, we are all going to be put to the test. If everything goes as well as Greenville did, I think we will be in good shape.”

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Early Bird Discounts on Season Passes End March 31

Purchase your season passes before March 31 to save up to $50 off! Our new Season Pass program provides our drivers and fans with the best value for coming to this season’s races.

For more details about pricing or to order a pass, visit our website or call our office at 860-923-2280.
Sources: Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Rookie Training Program Coming in Spring to Thompson

The Little T 2016 race season is right around the corner!

If you would like information and are interested in joining the spring Rookie Training Program please contact:

President
Michael Arieta: mike1600@hotmail.com
774-930-8690

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North East Street Stock Tour Adds Two Championship Events

Speedway 51 and Second New-London Waterford Date on Schedule

NO. STONINGTON, CT – Officials from the North East Street Stock Tour (NESST) announced the addition of two race events to the 2016 schedule. The start-up stock cars series, which races later model Chevrolet and Ford production cars, will now contest ten championship events, spanning from Connecticut to northern New Hampshire.

Speedway 51, located in Groveton, NH, will host NESST for a 51-lap event on Saturday, August 20. The event will also feature a complimentary barbeque for all NESST teams in the pit area. Inaugural Champion, Joe Arena (Bristol, CT), and Anthony Belfiore (Haverhill, MA) both won events at the ¼-mile bullring in 2015.

“I like that place,” recalled Arena. They’ve done a lot of work there, and the track is fun, too. I’m really glad that we are going back there in 2016,” the reigning NESST Champion went on to say.

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