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Carlos Gray Eyes Full-Time Run at Mondnock, Stafford

NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler Saturday, Monadnock Opens May 2

Carlos Gray will run his first full-time season in the No. 69 car. He will be racing in the SK Light Modifieds at Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway for the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler on Saturday. The Sportsman Modified season at Monadnock Speedway begins on May 2. Stafford hosts races on Friday nights and Monadnock on Saturday nights. Gray will choose what track to race based on points when a conflict arises. Both tracks have their season finale on October 3. He is also going to run at New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl.

Gray finished sixth in the 20-lap Lite Modified Icebreaker race at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park. Gray is building a second car that will be available after halfway through the season. It will be a brand new car with a brand new motor. The old car will be a backup.

Gray got seat time and a lot of practice during half a season of racing.

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Valenti Modified Racing Series Season Preview

The postponed Bond Auto Parts Spring Dash 100 at Monadnock Speedway will host the Valenti Modified Racing Series season opener on May 2. It will be the first since 2006 that the series has opened their season at the New Hampshire quarter mile oval and where it started in April 2004. Kirk Alexander, the series winningest driver, will return to full-time competition. Reigning champion Justin Bonsignore and Art Barry will not defend their title, opting for weekly SK Modified racing at Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway.

The 16 race schedule will visit Airborne Park (NY) Speedway, Beech Ridge (ME) Motor Speedway, Claremont (NH) Speedway, Devil’s Bowl (VT) Speedway, Lee USA (NH) Speedway, Monadnock (NH) Speedway, New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl, Oxford (ME) Plains Speedway, Seekonk (MA) Speedway, Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway, and Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park.

Stafford will host three races. Beech Ridge (August 1) Claremont (July 10) and Oxford (August 29, AIM Recycling Oxford 250 weekend) return, while Devil’s Bowl will be hosting its inaugural race July 24. The season finale is the World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson October 17.

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Schneider to Pursue VMRS, Riverhead Events

Dave Schneider is planning to compete on the Valenti Modified Racing Series (VMRS) full-time and the Tour-Type Modifieds at Riverhead (NY) Raceway as his schedule allows. Schneider acquired a brand new 2008 Troyer at the end of last year and will use it as his an VMRS car. His old car will be used at Riverhead.

He is also looking at the Northeast Auto Car and Parts Tri-Track Open Modified Series depending on how the season is going. “It’s a great series (Tri Track),” Schneider said. “They have a great selection of tracks and the promoters are awesome people.”

Schneider will also have a new paint scheme. The car will still be red, but have other colors added.

Schneider had a tough season last year. He blew a motor at Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway. He crashed in his first race back at New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl and clipped the car. Schneider came down with mono. He had his ups though at the end of year. A fifth at Seekonk (MA) Speedway, seventh at Lee (NH) USA Speedway and Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park were among his best finishes. “I’m looking to improve exponentially on that.”

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Moose on a Mission:Chris Douton Looks to Add North East Street Stock Tour Title to Resume

NORTH STONINGTON, CT – Chris “Moose” Douton is accustomed to winning. The Waterford, CT driver has been successful behind the wheel wherever he drives, which includes New London-Waterford Speedbowl and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Now, Douton is setting his sights on the North East Street Stock Tour Championship.

Douton is like most people involved in the racing industry; as a 10-year old, he saw race cars in his neighborhood, and asked to visit the track to watch them. At 16, he was behind the wheel of his first race car, and another driver was born.

While his racing career started like many others, his results have been extraordinary. With experience behind the wheel in the Pure Stock, Strictly Stock, and Late Model divisions, Douton picked up championships at New London-Waterford Speedbowl in 1997 and 1999, as well as being one of, if not the only, driver to win a 100-lap Late Model and 50-lap Strictly Stock race in the same day, doing so twice in the same season. Most recently, Douton has called Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park home, winning the Strictly Stock Championship in 2011, and started out the 2015 season with a win and third place finishes at the Icebreaker.

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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 Look for Our Motorsports

TB222015Tommy Barrett, Jr. of Millis, MA will be sporting new colors this season on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. The No. 22 car is black with red numbers and a silver stripe. The car will also have chrome bars and wheels. Barrett said Saturday that his car may be switching to yellow numerals for the Icebreaker.

The team selected the TA2 chassis from Troyer Race Cars of Rochester, NY. The new chassis was assembled at Northeast Race Cars and Parts in Pascoag, RI. It has performed well thus far in competition. Ryan Preece won four times in six races to claim the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing championship at New Smyrna (FL) Speedway. Eric Goodale won at New Smyrna and his first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at Caraway (NC) Speedway.

“He (Crew Chief Brad Lafontaine) thinks this is the way to go and it’s probably going to be,” Barrett said. He’s usually right.”

“I can’t say enough about the talent that there,” Our said. “I’m very fortunate to be teamed up with Brad and be a house car out of there and then have Troyer with the new car. When we called to try a new car, Troyer made sure we had one right away.”

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2015 Granite State Pro Stock Series Season Preview

The Granite State Pro Stock Series will open their season with the Icebreaker at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park on April 12. The series will head into its fourth full season.

The schedule will consist of 12 races. Claremont (NH) Speedway will host its first race since the inaugural event in 2011 on Friday night April 24. Hudson, Monadnock, and Star will host the series twice. Granite State will visit Speedway 51 (formerly Riverside) and White Mountain Motorsports Park once. For the second consecutive year, the series will support the ISMA Star Classic at Star Speedway on September 12.

The season finale will be the series debut at New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl October 24th.

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Porter Moving to Street Stocks

Jon Porter of East Lyme, CT will be moving to the Street Stocks at New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl full-time in Don Spence’s No. 38. The reigning Saturday Showdown Series Super-X champion will be driving Mike Ferguson’s No. 4 Limited Sportsman at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park, with a potential full schedule pending sponsorship.

“TLB Auto Machine made this all happen with the ride at Waterford, bunch of great guys that are giving me a shot,” Porter said.

A Rookie of the Year contender at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track, Porter’s goals are “(to) learn new things, keep the car in one piece. It’s a whole new game running with the big boys.”

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Speedbowl Champion Dick Dunn Passes

Dick Dunn , one of the Modified stars at New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl, passed away. The Middletown, CT driver won four consecutive championships from 1972-75. Dunn was part of the 50 Favorite Drivers class on July 29, 2000.

The No. 3 car was synonymous with car owner Peg Gaudreau. The car was named ‘Buddah’s Bullet’ in deference to her husband Al Gaudreau. Dunn was the last member of the combination. Al passed away in 2013. Peg battled ALS before her passing last year.

Dunn won 47 races at New London-Waterford. His 40 in the Modifieds rank fourth in the division, tied with Hall of Famer Bill Slater. His best season came in 1973 with nine wins. He led the division with 15 consecutive winning seasons from 1964-78. He had early success in 1959-60 with seven Bomber division wins.

I  spoke with historian Tom ‘Sid’ DiMaggio of SpeedbowlHistory.com.

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Caruso to Race Late Model at Seekonk

Keith Caruso will be driving a Late Model on Saturday nights at Seekonk (MA) Speedway and a V6 Modified at Hudson (NH) Speedway this season. He will also be racing part-time in the Granite State Pro Stock Series.

The Granite State schedule will include Hudson, Lee (NH) USA, Thompson (CT). Two potential races are Star in New Hampshire and the inaugural race and season finale at New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl on October 24.

“It’s a definitely a possibility,” Caruso said. “I think Granite State is going to put on a good show there and I would like to be a part of it.”

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Babb Racing ACT for Laquerre

Pro Stock Events Also Scheduled

Brad Babb will make a return to the American Canadian Tour (ACT) full-time for Joey Laquerre. Laquerre bought an old ACT car from Glen Luce. The Windham, ME driver is planning to run some Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models and Granite State Pro Stock Series races. He kicked off the season at New Smyrna (FL) Speedway with three races. While he finished tenth in the initial ACT non-points race, he was eighth and fourth in the next two Governor’s Cup races.

Babb loved the high banked half-mile. “Very fun track, I’d go back in a heartbeat,” Babb said. “It’s got some bumps in places. but I found one of the keys to know the track was knowing how to avoid the bumps.”

ACT and PASS will have their first doubleheader on Saturday April 18 at Oxford (ME) Plains Speedway. Tom Curley from ACT and Tom Mayberry from PASS reached an agreement during the offseason. “Everyone has been asking this for a long time and it’s great not only as a competitor, but as a fan. I might do one or two doubleheaders, but even when I only run one race. It’ll be awesome to get a chance to watch another great race after.”

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New England Pro 4 Modified Schedule Announced

Hello Everyone!

It has been a long off season, and I’m sure you’re all ready to get back to the track. Hopefully the snow will be finished melting before the season opener at Monadnock.

Our annual March General Club meeting will be on Saturday March 28th at RF Logic in Hudson New Hampshire at 2pm. We will be discussing what is to come in the 2015 season as well as vote for your new Officers and Board members.

Thank you!

~Sarah

NEP4M Club Secretary

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New England Street Outlaw Series Inaugural 2015 Season; Two Dates Set for Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Gales Ferry, CT (March 17, 2015) – The newly formed New England Street Outlaw Series (NESOS) is poised for an exciting inaugural 2015 season of spectator drag racing events throughout Southern New England. Two dates have been announced for Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for Saturday, July 18th and Saturday, August 15th.

The NESOS was formed with the basis of allowing competitors to race their street vehicles, drag purpose vehicles or bikes and quads in a safe and controlled environment. Some racers use the NESOS events as a way to have some fun with their friends to hold bragging rights in an exciting ‘Run What You Brung’ style atmosphere. Others use the NESOS events as a way to practice their reaction time with their vehicles before heading to larger ¼ mile tracks. The dial-in system used as part of the full electronic scoring system helps to ensure drivers stay true to what their cars and themselves are capable of and allows for different style and performance vehicles to race on an equal playing field.

The NESOS will run under a lightweight rule package to ensure equal competition and allow almost all vehicles and modifications to be eligible. There will be three classes for the 2015 season. The Competition Class features cars that are not necessarily completely street legal. Most cars are classic muscle with modification and racing slicks and others are full blown drag cars featuring full roll cages and 600+ horsepower engines. The Street Class features cars that are completely street legal. They may not necessarily be completely showroom stock; but if they can pass emission testing and not have the police need to site them a ticket for ‘non-legal components’ they are welcome to race on DOT approved tires. The Bike Class is where it gets really interesting. This is the broadest of all the classes whether they have two wheels or four, motorcycle or dirt bike, quad or lawn mower, if you can race it this is the division for you. The NESOS events will also have a point system and will award a champion in each class at year’s end. The NESOS is looking to announce a total of 6-8 events in the coming weeks for the 2015 season.

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Tri-Track Open Modified Series Returns

The Tri-Track Modified Series will make a return for the second season. Jim Schaefer known to many fans as the Long Island Mod Maniac and Dick Williams from The Racing Guys. Schaefer is a man who is passionate about the Modifieds and goes to Modified races all over the place. The Tri-Track Modified Series became an idea about three years ago during the summer. “A lot of the old racers that I used to race with or raced for me back a few years ago, I ran four different racetracks, so I had a lot of ties with these older fellas,” Williams said. “Now their sons and some of them are still racing. They said ‘Wouldn’t it be nice like we used to do.”

Dick Williams went around and talked to numerous teams and the teams told Dick Williams that wanted him to get Jim Schaefer. After these two guys met everything took off. They had a lot of the same ideas. They wanted to help the racers.

“The big key was when we sat down with some of these tracks, we told them you could pay 10 thousand,” Williams said. “You could pay 20 thousand. That is not the answer to this. The answer is you have a lot of little guys that stay home because they cannot afford to come and buy five tires. Don’t make the show and then go home with tires they can’t use anywhere else. We can create a B race. They all said ‘we can’t do that. We can’t afford it.’ Jim (Schaefer) and I looked at one another and said we’ll take care of that if you let us do certain things.”

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Barry Will Not Defend Title

Corey Barry of Plainfield, CT was among the drivers honored at the Groton (CT) Inn and Suites on Saturday night. The New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl champion will be back in the SK Light Modifieds, but he will not have a set schedule. Barry said he would focus on wins this year.

“Nothing too set in stone,” Barry said. “Not really going to do a full season anywhere, probably going to look towards saving a little money and looking towards the future in the 2016 season more than 2015 and hopefully we can do some bigger and better things in 2016.”

Barry led the division with six wins. He had 15 top fives, 16 top tens in 17 starts en route to first track title.

“Our goal coming in here was to win a championship. To be honest people come to the Speedbowl and never ever win a race. I never really expected to win a championship nor did I really expect to win a race in my second race ever in an SK Light. But I’m truly grateful for the accomplishments that I’ve overcome and the people that have helped me in my journey and I really hope that we can do bigger and better things and maybe move up one day and get a couple of more wins somewhere else.”

Five drivers joined Barry in victory lane last year led by Randy Churchill, Jr. with four. Part-time driver Paul Buzel impressed with three victories. Former champion Paul French won twice, with Late Model driver Jeff Smith and Rick Williams winning once each.

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Wildermuth Joins YankeeRacer Team

WayneWWe are proud to announce the latest addition to YankeeRacer.com. Wayne Wildermuth will be writing a column for us. Spotter Bites will provide information on races from his perspective.

‘Muffy’ has been involved in racing throughout his life. His father Stan raced at New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl. He has worked on crews for more than three decades. During the races, he is often found in the spotter’s stand providing the necessary insight for a driver. He has worked with a number of drivers including Ted Christopher, ‘Leadfoot’ Larry Barnett, Chase Dowling, Matt Hirschman, Cam McDermott, Todd Szegedy, and Max Zachem.

“Happy to be a part of the YankeeRacer.com team,” Wildermuth said. “I look forward to writing articles that provide insight into the life of a spotter, showing what we go through throughout a season.”

The New London, CT resident  attends many races annually. He owns Liberty Hill Home Inspections, whose decal often adorns local cars.

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49 Cars Enter Tri-Track Open Modified Series

The Tri-Track Open Series has continued its growth in 2015. The entry list hit 49 cars today, with the roster representing  drivers who will run every race for the point fund or “at least the check is in the mail,” according to Jim Schaefer.

The second annual open competition series has expanded to four races this year: May 17 at Lee (NH) USA Speedway, June 13 at Monadnock (NH) Speedway and July 1 at Seekonk (MA) Speedway. A fourth nonpoints race at New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl will run on September 13.

“It’s been an amazing show of support,” Schaefer said. “(The) big thing is for fans to come and throw down 25/35 for pits. (The races are) paying big money. The only way to not lose our shirts is for fans to come.”

The inaugural season held races at Lee USA (Matt Hirschman), Star (Jon McKennedy) and Seekonk (Tommy Barrett, Jr.). McKennedy claimed the overall championship.
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NWMT: Nocella to Compete for Sunoco ROY

Anthony Nocella of Woburn, MA will move to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour full-time in the KLM Motorsports No. 64. 

“(I) want to thank Mike Murphy and Ron both for offering me the ride and having the confidence in me,” Nocella said. “So hopefully we’ll run good with them and it’s definitely a big opportunity for me. … It’s something that we can go out and have some good strong runs and get top tens and fives and hopefully better than that. Maybe get the Rookie of the Year, which would be a big deal.”

“I was pretty excited when I got the call to be able to go and try to run that. Pretty tough competition I’d say and I was excited that they thought that I’d be able to do it and giving me the opportunity. … Mike Murphy there and Ron both seem pretty excited and I thought it was a real great opportunity to be able to go out try to run.”

Mike Murphy’s car has been driven by Ron Yuhas, Jr. recently. He was injured last September at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Yuhas posted on Facebook that he is still recovering from his injuries and thankful for the support. The Groton, CT driver has raced for Murphy since 2011 in the Fast Track Electric/Hughes Motors car.

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Curry Picks Up Most Improved Driver Award

Third generation driver Doug Curry was awarded the Most Improved Driver Award at the New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl banquet. The Groton, CT driver was ecstatic at receiving the hardware Saturday night.

“It’s huge,” Curry said. “Anybody that was at last night’s banquet will tell you how excited I was to get that award. I feel that our peers are seeing our success for me as a driver, but in our team as a whole as well. And it feels good to get recognized for working hard and stepping it up when it comes to race time.”

Curry finished fifth in Mini Stock points last season with 1 win, 11 top fives, 16 top tens in 22 starts.

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Speedbowl Honors Champions

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Keith Rocco’s SK Modified Championship Speech

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MRNETS Releases 2015 Race Schedule

MRTS-LOGOThe Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series has finalized its 2015 Schedule with the addition of three race events at the New London – Waterford Speedbowl.   The series will be part of both opening and closing weekends at the Speedbowl, as well as a special 4th of July show.

“All of our competitors are very happy to be back at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl,” said Series Director Lorraine Pard.  “That is the home track for nearly all our teams, and I can’t express how excited everyone is for the opportunity to put on a great show.  Mr. Bemer and Mr. Monahan have done a great job putting a schedule together, and we’re honored to be part of this great speedway’s next chapter.”

The fastest growing series in the northeast will expand to 16 events at 8 Speedways in 2015.  MRNETS will continue to begin and end the season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.  New additions in 2015 include stops at Stafford Motor Speedway,  Bethel Motor Speedway, and the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Road Course.  The series will also make New Hampshire stops at Monadnock, Lee USA, Star, and Hudson Speedways.  

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New-London Waterford Speedbowl Schedule Announced

2015 Schedule

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Granite State Pro Stock Series to Make Debut at New London-Waterford Speedbowl

Event to Decide Championship for 2015 Season

Walpole, NH- In a joint announcement, the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) will conclude their 2015 season at New London-Waterford Speedbowl (NLWS) on October 24.

The newly-formed management team at NLWS, including General Manager Shawn Monahan and Racing Director Scott Tapley, with GSPSS President Mike Parks made the agreement to make NLWS the twelfth stop in the fourth full-season for the young touring series. The Waterford, CT raceway joins Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Claremont Speedway, Star Speedway, Hudson International Speedway, Lee USA Speedway, Speedway 51, Monadnock Speedway, and White Mountain Motorsports Park on the schedule.

New London-Waterford Speedbowl was acquired by businessman Bruce Bemer this off-season, after Bemer submitted the winning bid in a foreclosure auction on October 18, 2014. The deal became final February 5.

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NEMA Adds Chemung, Waterford Races

According to President Russ Stoehr, the NorthEastern Midget Association (NEMA), has added three dates to their schedule

The NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites will race at Chemung (NY) Speedrome May 22, and September 12 at New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl. The NEMA Lites will compete June 6 at New London-Waterford as well.

This will be the inaugural race for Chemung. The track is a 3/8 mile oval, which the Bodine family opened as a 1/4 mile dirt track in 1951. NEMA will also visit New York for its season opener on May 23 at Evans Mills Motorsports Park and Oswego Speedway on July 11 for King of Wings.

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Speedbowl Archive Returns

 Tom ‘Sid’ DiMaggio is back with the retrospective web site, SpeedbowlHistory.com

The site was once hosted by Jeff-Pearl.com, which kept it online for several years after the team shut down its main site. Once the host was transferred, DiMaggio had a massive undertaking. The first site was built in 2005 and DiMaggio had to manually enter the data for the latest version.

DiMaggio had the opportunity to work on the project due a limited schedule last summer and the changes in track ownership at New London-Waterford Speedbowl.

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New London-Waterford Added To Tour Slate

Conn. Oval Also Set for Whelen All-American Series Season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today that New London-Waterford Speedbowl’s 65th season of auto racing will now include a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event on Saturday, May 30.

The Whelen Modified Tour has visited the .375-mile oval 20 times since 1985, including each of the previous three seasons. Bobby Santos is the defending race winner at the Speedbowl.

The addition of the Mr. Rooter 161 on May 30 will give the tour 15 points events in 2015.

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Izzo Moving to Sunoco Modifieds at Thompson

Dylan Izzo of Monroe, CT will move the Sunoco Modifieds at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park.

A former Legend Car champion at Waterford (CT) Speedbowl, Izzo has some sponsorship help from ” local people have given from a few thousand here and there.” The black and gold No. 04 car will use a Pettit engine. The team purchased the former No. 48 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour car that Keith Rocco drove for John Rufano last year.

“We’re going to run the full schedule there ’cause it’s perfect for our budget,” Izzo said.

The first test will be Icebreaker weekend, where the Sunoco Modifieds will have a 75 lap feature.

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Jurcik in 51CT Late Model for Thompson, ACT

Travis Jurcik of Chaplin, CT will move to the Late Models this season. He will compete at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park regularly and a limited schedule on the American Canadian Tour in the No. 51CT car.

“If everything goes well I’ll head down south and run at Myrtle Beach Speedway, along with a few races in the Limited Sportsman,” Jurcik said. He plans to race the Limited Sportsman at Thompson, Waterford and possibly Lee USA for Oktoberfest.

Jurcik’s goals include the Thompson and NASCAR state Rookie of the Year honors. Sarazin General Contractors is his primary sponsor. The crew includes his seven-year-old brother, parents and uncle. “We are always looking for more crew, and especially for this year seeing that we’ll be traveling a lot more.”

Jurcik hopes to work with the Kyle Busch Foundation and setup a fundraising booth at each race. The NASCAR star’s foundation was established in 2006 “to empowering those in need to overcome hardship by providing essential tools (financial, material and experiential) to allow them to live their best lives possible,” according to the foundation’s website.

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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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