Tonelli, Tise, O’Brien, Reed, and Galuardi Nab Thompson Victories
Four First Time Winners and One Repeat Victorious at Icebreaker, Road Race Style
THOMPSON, CT – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park opened the competitive sports car racing season on Saturday, April 22, with the third running of the Icebreaker, Road Race Style. Over 65 drivers entered the event, across the five different classes in competition. The event produced four first time Icebreaker, Road Race Style Champions, while Nicholas Galuardi was able to defend his Open Wheel title.
Payson & Galuardi to Defend Icebreaker, Road Race Style Championships
2015 & 2016 Champions Returning to Season-Opening Sports Car Race
THOMPSON, CT – Going into its third season, the Third Annual Icebreaker, Road Race Style (IBRRS) will be coming to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) tomorrow, April 22. As part of this event, two defending champions are entered, who will be putting their past success to the test against some familiar faces and some new competition.
Payson was the 2015 Icebreaker, Road Race Style STL Class Champion, picking up the win in his No. 95 Hoosier Racing Tire/MAZDA/Rigoli.com-sponsored Miata during the inaugural event in 2015. When asked about his vicotory, Payson said, “It was a good race – a lot of fun. I was surprised because I was out there having a good time and then all of a sudden I got a huge trophy. Nobody said anything, so it was unexpected but enjoyable.”
Teddy Hodgdon Ready for MSD Legends Series Opener
Semi-Pro Legend Drier Ready for Third Annual Icebreaker, Road Race Style
THOMPSON, CT –Two years ago, the US Legends Cars made their debut on the 1.7-mile road course at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The wheel-to-wheel competition stunned onlookers, and soon the scaled 1930’s coupes and sedans had a new home. The Third Annual Icebreaker, Road Race Style, scheduled for Saturday, April 22, will serve as the season-opening event for the Midstate Site Development (MSD) Legends Series. INEX Semi-Pro driver, Teddy Hodgdon, looks forward to beginning his championship chase at the event.
First Paint Schemes Unveiled for Busch North Throwback at Thompson
Rev Racing Remembers Two Historic Moments
THOMPSON, CT – With the unveiling of their 2017 short track schedule in December, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) Officials announced the return of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. The event will be a celebration of the series’ New England roots and the rich history of the division with the Busch North Throwback 100 on Saturday, July 8.
To mark the occasion, NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams are encouraged to wrap their cars in former series paint schemes of pioneering drivers like Joey Kourafas, Jamie Aube, Andy Santerre and others.
Eddie MacDonald prevails in Pro All Stars Series Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Thompson, CT – Eddie MacDonald, New England’s full-bodied “outlaw” race driving star, nailed down his second career Pro All Stars Series victory Sunday afternoon, outrunning 14-year-old PASS newcomer Eddie Fatscher of East Northport, New York in the 75-lap Icebreaker for Super Late Models at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.
MacDonald earned a front row starting spot with a heat race win on Saturday and swapped the race lead early in the event with two-time and defending PASS North Super Late Model champion DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire. Soon Fatscher, the 2016 INEX Legends Cars Young Guns National Champion, made his presence felt, duking it out with MacDonald’s Exit Realty-sponsored 17, owned by Dave Lemieux, and the Precision JLM 60 of reigning series champion Shaw.
By: Dick Casey
Eddie MacDonald powered to victory in the Pro All-Star Series (PASS) opener at Thompson Motorsports Park’s Icebreaker on Sunday. As a result of winning the second qualifying heat on Saturday, Eddie Mac started the 75 lap feature from the outside pole position in the EXIT Realty Beatrice Associates/Grimm Racing Chevy and quickly established his dominance.
When the green flag waved, the Rowley, Mass. veteran racer drove to the lead exiting turn two from pole sitter D.J. Shaw on the first lap holding the lead until a lap 10 caution. On the restart, Eddie Mac spun the tires giving Shaw the lead until the next caution on lap 20 when the Dave Lemieux Chevy regained the lead with Eddie Mac saying, “I made a mistake on the previous restart, so I made an adjustment on the next one and I was able to get lead back. The car was really fast and once I had the lead I was able to use the power down the straights and the car handled great in the turns.”