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Gleason Leading the Pack After Icebreaker Win

Leads Long List of Drivers into Special Event for Limited Sportsman

THOMPSON, CT – Three weeks ago, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park opened its season with the 43rd running of the Icebreaker. All four of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series were in close competition. Ryan Preece best the Sunoco Modified competition in their 30-lap race. In a thrilling finish, William Wall and Ray Christian, III made contact in the final corner of the final lap, opening the door for Ray Parent to score a Late Model win. Dave Trudeau stayed out of trouble in the Mini Stock Division, and has an Icebreaker Championship to show for it. Jesse Gleason, who proved to be the class of the field in the Limited Sportsman.

Gleason explained it as a “dream weekend.” He went on to say, “I wasn’t expecting it because of problems with the car last year. Nothing went wrong with the car and I raced perfectly. It felt great winning!”

With one win under his belt in 2017, now the veteran driver turns his attention to the marquee event for his Division: the Second Annual Limited Sportsman Long Distance & Military Night, presented by Pepsi. Gleason and his family are hard at work, preparing both the car and themselves for the May 21 event.

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Waterman Leads List of Winners on Icebreaker Saturday at Thompson

The ice is breaking and racing is back at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The 43rd Annual Icebreaker got underway on Saturday with six feature races at the historic motorsports facility.

The Lite Modifieds, Street Stocks, NEMA Lites, Mr. Rooter Pro Truck Series and Vintage Outlaws all ran feature races on Saturday, and for the first time a “Race of Champions” event was held featuring all four Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park track champions from 2016 in equally-prepared race cars.

The Vintage Outlaws was the first feature of the day. Jim Lowrey walked away with the win repeating his success from the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing in 2016.
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Stafford Speedway’s 2017 Early Buy Season Tickets Offer Big Savings

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway 2017 season ticket packages are now available. Time is running out to take advantage of the early buy discount on Paddock, General Admission, Kids Fast Pass, and Reserved Seat passes.  All season ticket packages offer great overall savings compared to purchasing day of event tickets for each of the 22 scheduled race events.  Season pass savings are the biggest if purchased before the December 15thearly buy deadline.

The 2017 Season Paddock Pass is available for $420 if purchased on or before December 15th and offers a 50% savings compared to purchasing a day of show ticket for each event.  After December 15th, the Paddock Pass prices increase to $470.  During the 2016 race teams that utilized the Season Paddock Pass saved over $335.  Season Paddock Passes allow access to the paddock area as well as the general admission seating grandstands and are available with reserved seat upgrade for an additional $50.

General Admission Season Tickets are priced at $300 for the 2017 season if purchased on or before December 15th, a savings of 45%.  After the Early Buy discount ends December 15th, General Admission Season ticket prices increase to $320.  An alternative to General Admission seating is Reserved Seat Season Ticket.  If purchased on or before December 15thReserved Season tickets are priced at $350, a savings of 40%.  After December 15th, the Reserved Seat Season Ticket increases to $380.  The Kids Fast Pass option for kids age 6 to 14 is priced at $60 before December 15th, a 46% savings.  After December 15th, the Kids Fast Pass increases to $65.  All season ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax.

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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Announces 2017 Schedule

Thompson, CT (December 5, 2016) – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park today announced dates for the 2017 racing schedule, celebrating its 77th season on the high-banked oval.  The 2017 seven event NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) schedule is highlighted by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the return of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.

“This year’s schedule balances our commitment to tradition and innovation,” states Josh Vanada, General Manager of TSMP.  “The 2017 schedule preserves fan favorites while introducing unique and creative events and promotions.”

The speedway will continue to showcase Sunoco Modifieds, which will compete in eight points-counting races supported by the Late Models, Limited Sportsman, and Mini Stocks, who will all have seven points-counting races. The Lite Modified Division will race in five of the seven events, but will not race under the NWAAS sanction.

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Seekonk Speedway Releases Dates for 2017 Season

Seekonk Speedway is excited to announce the dates for its 72nd season of racing. We will be releasing the full schedule including all of our Phils Propane Triple Crown features plus several other bonus races in early December. The full schedule will also include our favorite fan attractions such as the Propane Plus Auto Graph series, On Track Pit Parties, Fans on Parade and much much more! We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and we look forward to getting our full schedule released in early December!

http://seekonkspeedway.com/2017-schedules/
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Bert Ouellette Looking For Mr. Rooter Truck Series Stafford Speedway Sweep

Stafford Springs, CT — After winning the season-opening race of the 2016 Mr. Rooter Truck Series at Stafford Speedway in April as part of the NAPA Spring Sizzler, Ellington native Bert Ouellette and the #151 Cindy Burdick Motorsports team are looking to complete the season sweep by winning the Truck Series feature during this weekend’s, October 8 & 9, NAPA Fall Final Weekend.

“We’re hoping we can repeat and sweep Stafford for the Trucks in 2016,” said Ouellette.  “Knowing that we got the last win at Stafford and we’ve run well in the past there, it gives us a good feeling for the weekend.  We’re definitely there to win the race and the biggest thing will be for us to keep the nose of the truck clean.  There’s some really good competition going on in the trucks this year.  I think Allen and Corey Coates are going to be strong, the Dumicich’s are going to be back, Andy Lindeman is going to be tough. It’s going to be a very similar field to the Spring Sizzler.  To be able to win that race coming from the back in a field like that was a huge confidence boost for us to kick off the season.”

Ouellette won the first two races of the 2016 season before enduring a 4-race dry spell.  Ouellette won the most recent truck race at Monadnock to get back to his winning ways just in time for Stafford, which is Ouellette’s home track.

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NETS 2015 Season Championship Awards Banquet

The 2015 New England Truck Series awards banquet was held at the Imperial Room, in Danielson, CT this past Saturday night. Pictured above are the top 6 in points with their hardware. To the far left is the 2015 Series Champion, driver of the #88 truck, Roger Turbush, who also won the Hard Charger Award. Next is Frank Dumicich Jr. # 42 finishing 2nd in the points battle and also taking home the award for the Best Appearing Truck. Next is the driver of the 151, Bert Ouellette finishing 3rd in the points and received the Most Improved Driver Award. In fourth place, the # 29 of Josh Stringer along with Rookie of the Year Award Sponsored by R.A.D. Frank Dumicich Sr. only ran a limited schedule but still grabbed the 5th spot in points with his # 5 machine.

The senior Dumicich also was voted the New England Truck Series Sportsman of the Year. Tyler Chapman # 81 had great results running a limited schedule. His year included a win and finished 6th in the final point standings. There were many announcements made which will be covered in detail on the New England Truck Series website. Congratulations to Roger Turbush on his 2015 Championship win, and the drivers for their outstanding 2015 season run.

For more information, go to www.newenglandtruckseries.com.

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Burnham, Saunders, Dembek, DiMatteo, & Turbush Score NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler Saturday Feature Victories At Stafford

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway opened its doors for racing in 2015 with feature events for its SK Light, Limited Late Model, DARE Stock, and Legend Cars divisions as well as the Mr. Rooter Truck Series as part of the Saturday NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler Weekend festivities. D.J. Burnham took the checkered flag in the 20-lap SK Light feature, Al Saunders was the winner of the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, Dan Dembek won the 15-lap DARE Stock feature, Cory DiMatteo won the 20-lap Legend Cars feature, and Roger Turbush won the 20-lap Mr. Rooter Truck Series feature.

In the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, several cars got out of shape mid-pack and Pete Lopuch ended up spinning in turn 1 to bring the caution out.

DJ Burnham took the lead on the start with Bob Charland side by side Vinny Anglace for second. Anglace got out of shape on lap-2 in the outside groove and he slid back to sixth as Nick Salva took third, Geoff Boisjolie took fourth, and Joey Ferrigno moved up to fifth. Daniel Wesson and Aaron Goff spun in turns 3+4 to bring the caution out with 1 lap complete.

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Christopher Seeking MRNETS Victory at Stafford

Ted Christopher of Plainville, CT has accomplished virtually everything at Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway. Christopher won his ninth NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified® championship last year. He also leads the track with 122 wins across the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models, Pro Stocks, SK Modifieds, and Valenti Modified Racing Series.

That is why he is driving the No. 13 Mr. Rooter Chevrolet for series promoter Vinny Beedle. The Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series will close NAPA Spring Sizzler Saturday with a 20-lap race.

“I wasn’t aware that it’s the only thing he’s never had a win in (at Stafford) and he’s never driven a truck period,” Beedle said. “So for him he’s excited about it and we’re excited to have him in it.”

Veteran Ed Puleo, who drove the truck at Thompson, is practicing today for Christopher. car. Puleo finished third at the Icebreaker despite an issue discovered post race. Beedle said the fuel cell broke up and the foam got into the carburetor.

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Monadnock Speedway Season Preview

VMRS Season Opener May 2

Winchester, NH — Nine divisions will participate in the Monadnock Speedway season opener on May 2. The 100 lap Valenti Modified Racing Series race is the first time since 2006 that the quarter-mile oval opened their season. Rowan Pennink is the defending race winner. Kirk Alexander, the all-time winningest VMRS driver and a fan favorite, will return full-time to the Valenti Modified Racing Series.

The Valenti Modifieds will visit Monadnock two more times. The series will be back on July 4 for Fireworks night featuring the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions and a huge fireworks display. The final appearance is Saturday August 22 for the Victor Johnson Memorial presented by Swanzey Oil.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will make their annual appearance on Saturday July 25. Justin Bonsignore led the final 26 laps of last year’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 to score back to back wins. The tour returned since July 2010. The program will begin at 4:00 PM.

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Spotter Bites

It’s here! The 2015 racing season has begun. The winter season was long and I’m not so sure it’s really done with us either, but the sun’s shining and there’s no more snow left on the track. Time to trade in snow plows and shovels for radios and steering wheels, it’s race season! 

Over the offseason I was busy working to find spotting deals with teams for the upcoming 2015 season and I was pretty happy with what I had lined up, but then some uncontrollable things changed one race team’s plans and it meant I needed to scramble to find another ‘gig’ for the Whelen Modified Tour. As luck, no, fate would have it, Shawn Solomito was looking for a spotter and when he asked me, I jumped at the chance. After all, I couldn’t turn down the guy who I started my spotting career with, now could I?

At the track for three days now and it’s time to run around to all the teams (5) that I was spotting for this weekend to make sure all the radios were working properly. I put some mileage on my shoes doing so, Thompson is a huge place and the pit area is the size of a small city. Everything was fine with who I was able to check with. The one I could not check ended up having a bad radio in the car for practice and he couldn’t hear me. Once that radio was changed, all was right in my world of spotting.

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MRNETS Part of Icebreaker Weekend

The Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series will have its season opener during Icebreaker weekend at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park. The series will visit seven other venues in a 16 race season: Bethel, Hudson, Lee USA, Monadnock, New-London Waterford, Stafford, and Star.

The New England Truck Series announced during the banquet in January that Mr. Rooter would become the title sponsor for the series. Mr. Rooter owner Vin Beedle jumped at the opportunity when the series needed some help. He has a passion for the sport and feels it’s important to support it.“I’ve always been a fan of the truck series,” Beedle said. “I actually owned a truck out west. When I saw the opportunity, they needed some help. It’s all going to be nothing but good coming out of this. I think we’re going to have fun.”

“I’ve always been a fan of the truck series,” Beedle said. “I actually owned a truck out west. When I saw the opportunity, they needed some help. It’s all going to be nothing but good coming out of this. I think we’re going to have fun.”

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New Web Sites for Mr. Rooter Racing, NETS

MRTS-LOGOTapley Designs and Graphics has launched a pair of new web sites, www.rooterracing.com/ and www.mrrootertruckseries.com. Vin Beedle sponsors a number of local teams through his business and is the new title sponsor of the New England Truck Series.

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Tapley’s ‘Work of Passion’

Sleep is a luxury for Scott Tapley of Poland Springs, Maine. Tapley works as the Race Director at Lee USA (NH) Speedway, Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park and the Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series (NETS).

MRTS-LOGO The New England Truck Series will carry a new identity with a title sponsor this year. The series announced sponsorship from local racing supporter Vin Beedle at their banquet. Beedle’s Mr. Rooter sponsorship has included Modifieds, SK Modifieds, and Street Stocks. He will have a team in the trucks this year for Ted Christopher, Josh Galvin, Keith Rocco and Ed Puleo.

Beedle recommended Tapley to series owner Lorraine Pard. Beedle sponsored cars at Waterford when Tapley worked as an official. Tapley brought Beedle to the Valenti Modified Racing Series by sponsoring their Rookie of the Year award.

“Vinny believes in my abilities to maybe make a difference and that was very humbling,” Tapley said. “… When I talked with them about possibly joining this season, I wanted to make sure first and foremost that 2014 director Chris Austill would still be involved and be willing to expand his role to the competition side and we were able to make all that happen, which is going to be so great for the MRTS teams.”

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Tapley Named MRNETS Race Director, Austill Director of Competition

Scott Tapley has been named Race Director of the Mr. Rooter Truck Series for 2015.Tapley currently serves in the same position at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire. He is a former race director at the Waterford Speedbowl and former series director for the Valenti Modified Racing Series.

“There’s a lot of energy around this series going into 2015,” said Tapley. “The Mr. Rooter title sponsorship has created a huge, well deserved buzz around this series. I’m excited to come on board and help the series continue to grow.”

Chris Austill, who served as the series’ 2014 race director, has been promoted to Director of Competition, and will work with Tapley and the series’ existing officials to oversee the a busy 13 event schedule.

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Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series Joins Stafford Speedway’s NAPA Spring Sizzler Schedule of Events

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway has announced that the Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series will be added to the lineup for the 44th Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler on April 24-26.  The trucks will join Stafford’s SK Lights, Limited Late Models, DARE Stocks, and U.S. Legend Cars as part of the qualifying and feature action on Saturday, April 25.

Mr. Rooter was announced as the new title sponsor of the truck series during their banquet on Sat. Jan. 10th and the Stafford race is part of an ever expanding schedule for the 2015 season as the Mr. Rooter Truck Series has added events at Wall Stadium in New Jersey and Bethel Speedway in New York as well as stops at Monadnock, Lee, Star, Hudson, and Thompson.

“I’m taking a managerial role with the Truck Series and I think I can help the series take themselves to the next level,” said Vinny Beedle, owner of Mr. Rooter Plumbing Services.  “I’m a big fan of the Truck Series and I’m involved with a lot of other series.  I think that Stafford is the best track out there and that the trucks will put on a great show.  Everyone involved with the truck series is excited about going back to Stafford.  I used to own two trucks that raced in the Midwest and I kind of got away from the trucks for a few years but have watched them grow and make some leaps the past year or two and I decided to get back into the trucks.”

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Test Sessions Announced for Stock Car Road Race Challenge

NETS, NEMST, and NESST to Test Thompson Road Course

No. Stonington, CT — As talk of the Stock Car Road Race Challenge increases, OTB Promotions announces two test dates for teams to adjust for the September 11-12 event at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

The North East Mini Stock Tour (NEMST) and the newly founded North East Street Stock Tour (NESST) will enjoy a test session, held in conjunction with OTB’s first event, THE ICEBREAKER, Road Race Style, on April 25. The Mr. Rooter sponsored New England Truck Series (NETS) will take to the road course on May 2.

Gates will open at 3:30PM for both test dates, with practice beginning at 5:00PM, and running until dark.
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Stock Cars to Debut on Thompson’s Road Course in 2015

Grassroots Touring Series to Compete in Historic September Event

NO. STONINGTON, Conn. – Founded by long-time road racer, Lou Gingerella, and experienced motorsports professional, Josh Vanada, OTB Promotions has announced that they will host an event on Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s (CT) road course, featuring three of the region’s grassroots stock car divisions. Drivers from the North East Mini Stock Tour (NEMST), North East Street Stock Tour (NESST), and New England Truck Series (NETS) will join drivers from Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s (TSMP) Mini Stock Division for this historic event on Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12.

“Given the rich history of road racing and stock car tradition at Thompson, it made sense to Lou and I to put this event together. We’re excited to showcase some of the Northeast’s finest grassroots stock car touring series, as well as our own Mini Stock Division” said Vanada, the Executive Vice President of OTB Promotions, and current TSMP General Manager.

The two-day event will mark the first competitive activity for stock cars on TSMP’s road course since its $5 million renovation, which was completed in 2014. The format for the two day event will be a practice day on Friday, followed by a final practice, qualifying and feature races on Saturday.

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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Releases Innovative 2015 Short Track Schedule

Thompson, CT – Officials from Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) – the famed 5/8-mile speedway in Connecticut’s quiet corner – released a creative and innovative seven (7) event schedule today, featuring twelve different touring series and sanctioning bodies, and boasting over $500,000 in posted awards. Two weekend events, and a five event Wednesday summer series – with four rain dates – make up the calendar. The schedule is highlighted by four NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) events, two new Triple Crown Series, and significant enhancements to the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing.

“A lot of effort went into taking a fresh look at the schedule, and providing the best events we could for our race teams and fans. We have some traditional fan favorites that will return, and we have made some valuable additions to complement that core. We are very proud of the finished product and are excited to announce our 2015 schedule of short track events,” Josh Vanada, TSMP General Manager, remarked.

For the 29th season, the track will operate under the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series banner, offering Sunoco Modified, Late Model, Limited Sportsman, and Mini Stock competitors the benefits of NASCAR membership, awards, as well as state and national championship competition.

Schedule Announcement on Victory Lane Radio

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Star Provides 2015 Updates

Star Speedway has posted a number of updates on Facebook pertaining to next year’s schedule.

Notably the historic 1/4 mile oval in Epping, NH will not host the SBM 125. The fourth annual event was part of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series with Lee USA and Seekonk last year. Jon McKennedy won the race and the overall championship.

Open practice will be April 25 from 12 to 5PM. Opening Day on May 2 with the 350 Supermodifieds, Allen’s Outlaws, Woody’s Strictlys, Roadrunners, and 4 and 8 Cylinder Enduros.

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Ryan Preece Collects 11th Career NWMT Victory at Thompson

Pitkat and Ramstrom Pick Up World Series Wins

Thompson, Conn: Ryan Preece led a contingent of drivers to visit Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park victory lane in the final day of the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing presented by Xtra Mart. Preece was dominant in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race leading 137 of 150 laps. In NASCAR Whelen All American Series action, Charlie Rose held off Larry Gelinas for the Late Model victory while Woody Pitkat checkered the Sunoco Modified Series feature. Other winners were Derek Ramstrom in the Granite State Pro Stock Series, Randy Cabral in NEMA action, Chris Perley in the ISMA Supermodifieds, and Chris Turbush in the New England Truck Series.

Ryan Preece held of Rowan Pennink and Donny Lia on a late-race restart to take the win after leading the most laps in the Sunoco World Series 150 presented by Xtra Mart. This is Preece’s 11th career victory and his first in a tour car at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Doug Coby wrapped up the 2014 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship.

Woody Pitkat took the early lead over Preece, Doug Coby, and Bobby Santos, but his night came to a quick end when he got collected in an accident involving a lapped car on lap 16. Preece, who took the lead at lap eight, continued to pace the field on the restart at lap 22 and led until caution flew.

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Revised Schedule for Sunoco World Series

Revised schedule for Sunday’s events at the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Due to yesterday’s delays, below is an updated schedule of today’s events.

12:00pm – 12:20pm: ISMA Hot Laps
12:25pm – 12:45pm: NEMA Hot Laps
12:45pm: Pre-Race Ceremonies
1:00pm: Late Model Race (25 laps)
To follow: Granite State Pro Stock Series Race (50 laps)
To follow: NEMA Race (25 laps)
To follow: Sunoco Modified Race(30 laps)
To follow: ISMA Race (50 laps)
4:15pm NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (150 laps)
To follow: New England Truck Series (19 laps)
To follow: XtraMart Limited Sportsman (20 laps)

Sources: Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Lindeman Takes NETS victory at Monadnock

DSCN1215WINCHESTER, NH — Andy Lindeman showed yet again, why he is a five-time New England Truck Series champion by driving away from the field en route to his first victory of 2014. It was his first victory in the series in two years, and breaks the Monadnock winning streak of Duane Noll, who had won every NETS event at the 1/4 mile high banked speedway for the past two seasons.

Corey Coates started the race on the pole, but outside pole sitter Burt Ouelette got the advantage at the start of the event and moved to an early lead. Lindeman, who started third, was able to move by Coates for second and ran down Ouelette to challenge for the lead by the halfway point. Lindeman moved alongside down the backstretch and took the lead on lap 12, before driving off from the rest of the field on his way to victory. Ouelette would finish second, with Alan Coates and Duane Noll finishing side-by-side for third, and Corey Coates fifth.

Lindeman’s victory moves him into a first place tie with defending champion Duane Noll atop the series points standings. The New England Truck Series returns to action at Monadnock Speedway in three weeks. For more information on NETS, visit www.newenglandtruckseries.com or www.facebook.com/newenglandtruckseries.
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Duane Noll Leads NETS to Monadnock Speedway Saturday

The New England Truck Series makes its first of three stops at historic Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH this Saturday evening. The 2014 season has started off strong for the Truck Series, featuring large fields, hard racing, and two close finishes.

Duane Noll will look to continue his victory streak at the high banked half mile, where he was victorious every time the series visited last season en route to his second championship. Former series champions Andy Lindeman and Chris Correll will each be looking to taste victory themselves for the first time in 2014, while Jason Lafayette and Mike Parker are both off to strong starts as well. Tyler Chapman holds an early lead over Cassandra Coates in the rookie of the year battle.

Chris and Roger Turbush stand first and third in series points after two events, but are not expected to make the trip with NETS to New Hampshire. Both are regular competitors in the Riverhead Raceway’s Pro Truck Division, but plan to make more NETS starts later in the season. Noll is second, with Lindeman and Correll rounding out the top five.
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Rain Postpones NETS at Waterford

Mother nature was the only winner in the New England Truck Series this weekend. Weather conditions at the Waterford Speedbowl forced the third race of the 2014 season to be rescheduled. NETS will return to Waterford on June 28th.

The New England Truck Series is back in action on May 10th, when the series makes its first visit of the season to Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire. Roger Turbush (101) is the current series point leader, holding a slim 1 point margin over defending series champion Duane Noll (100). Chris Turbush (97) stands in third, followed by former series champions Andy Lindeman (93), and Chris Correll (90). Jason Lafayette (89) and Mike Parker (96) have started the season strong with top 10 finishes in each race and lurk just outside the top 5.

For more information on NETS, visit www.newenglandtruckseries.com or follow the series via www.facebook.com/newenglandtruckseries.

Sources:Lorraine Pard/NETS PR

Chris Turbush Wins at Waterford Speedbowl

WATERFORD, CT — Chris Turbush held off a charging Duane Noll to take the checkers at the Waterford Speedbowl in the second event of the New England Truck Series season. Duane Noll finished second, followed by Alan Coates, Roger Turbush, and Chris Correll.

Alan Coates brought the field down to the green flag and held the early lead, but Chris Turbush moved from his sixth starting position into second by lap 5. Caution for a spin by DJ McGouran would bunch the field up on lap 12, allowing Turbush to challenge Alan Coates for the lead on the restart. Turbush would battle side by side with Coates through two more cautions, but was able to get the advantage each time. Duane Noll mounted a charge late in the event, snatching second away from Coates with three to go, but ran out of time to catch Turbush. Coates finished third, followed by last week’s winner Roger Turbush. Chris Correll recovered from a mid-race spin to finish fifth.

Defending series champion Duane Noll will be in the series point lead when The New England Truck Series returns to action at Waterford Speedbowl in two weeks. For more on NETS, visit www.newenglandtruckseries.com or www.facebook.com/newenglandtruckseries.

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Roger Turbush wins NETS Icebreaker

THOMPSON, CT — Roger Turbush of Riverhead NY won the first event of the 2014 New England Truck Series Season at Thompson Speedway Raceway Park. Turbush defeated series champion Duane Noll by less than half a truck length en route to victory. Five-time champion Andy Lindeman was third.

Frank Dumicich Jr. took the green flag from the pole and stretched his front row starting position to an early lead until Duane Noll was able to catch him and make a move alongside in lap 7. The two then ran side by side for the next ten circuits, trading the lead multiple times across the stripe. They would continue racing door to door until Corey Coates’ engine expired with three laps remaining, causing the caution to wave.

On the restart, Chris Turbush stormed past Noll into second place, but made contact with leader Dumicich, Jr. off turn two. The contact sent Dumicich, Jr. spinning into the inside wall, and resulted in an aggressive driving penalty for Chris Turbush. Noll inherited the lead with Roger Turbush alongside. On the final restart, Roger Turbush pulled away and was able to hold off a last lap charges from both Noll and Lindeman. Jason Lafayette was fourth and Frank Dumicich Sr. fifth.

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Haltin Customs Sponsors 2014 NETS Tour

Haltin Customs of Rhode Island is proud to join forces with the New England Truck Series in 2014. The fiberglass fabrication company, owned and operated by Lee Hayes, has been making fiberglass bodies for the Seekonk Speedway Super Sport Trucks and Street Stock divisions, as well as go cart bodies, air boxes, and other custom items for the racing community.

“I’m thrilled to introduce our products to the teams of the New England Truck Series, and look forward to supporting the race teams to build a better series,” said Hayes. “We’ve just launched our new website at www.haltincustoms.com in an effort to better support race teams and help them find the parts they need to get to the finish line. We’re in the process of developing some NETS specific roofs and nose panels, but most of our products are ready to bolt on.”

The New England Truck Series kicks off its 2014 season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park this Saturday. For more information on NETS, visit www.newenglandtruckseries.com or http://www.facebook.com/NewEnglandTruckSeries.

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Haltin Customs Sponsors 2014 NETS Tour

Haltin Customs of Rhode Island is proud to join forces with the New England Truck Series in 2014.  The fiberglass fabrication company, owned and operated by Lee Hayes, has been making fiberglass bodies for the Seekonk Speedway Super Sport Trucks and Street Stock divisions, as well as go cart bodies, air boxes, and other custom items for the racing community.

“I’m thrilled to introduce our products to the teams of the New England Truck Series, and look forward to supporting the race teams to build a better series,” said Hayes.  “We’ve just launched our new website at www.haltincustoms.com in an effort to better support race teams and help them find the parts they need to get to the finish line.  We’re in the process of developing some NETS specific roofs and nose panels, but most of our products are ready to bolt on.”

The New England Truck Series kicks off its 2014 season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park this Saturday.  For more information on NETS, visit www.newenglandtruckseries.com or http://www.facebook.com/NewEnglandTruckSeries.

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New England Truck Series Expects Exciting 2014 Season

The New England Truck Series anticipates a large field of trucks for the 2014 Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. This will be the first event of a busy 2014 NETS Season, featuring 14 events at seven different speedways around the northeast. The trucks will return to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park again in October, when they will look to crown the 2014 Champion.

With back-to-back NETS Championships, Duane Noll (2) returns as a favorite for the 2014 points title. Other leading contenders include last year’s runner up Glen Noll (72) and 4 time NETS Champion Chris Correll (7), now in a Chevrolet. Bert Ouelette (151) returns to the New England Truck Series after spending 2013 nailing down a championship in Tri-State Karts. Also returning full time are Corey Coates and Jason Lafayette (21), who both spent 2013 racing modifieds. 2013’s most improved driver, D.J. McGouran (73) and 2013 Rookie of the Year Pete Cayer (69) are expected to challenge at the front of the field in 2014.

New drivers to the series this year include former modified drivers Paul Varriccio Sr. (54) and Mike Parker (93). Former Monadnock Speedway driver Trevor Lee Dyer (70) is a leading contender for rookie of the year. Kendall Metcalf (8) and Cassie Coates (98) are running for 2014 ROTY after each made limited starts in 2013.

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