ISMA returns to Monadnock Speedway
By Matthew Wiernasz
INNERKIP, ONT- Mike Lichty will becoming back to race in the ISMA Supermodifieds in 2018. The plan is for Lichty to contend for the title in ISMA in 2018. The series will kickoff their 2018 season at the Monadnock Speedway on Saturday, May 19 for a 75 lap race.
” Well first of all, we just want to put a big thanks out to the promoter (Larry Cirillo) and everybody involved at the (Monadnock) speedway for signing us on. I know everybody seems to be extremely excited on their end for us coming and same as on our end for us going there and opening the season up.” (more…)
Celebration To Be Held At Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Clubhouse
By: Kyle Souza, Granite State Pro Stock Series
WALPOLE, N.H. – Even though the calendar has switched over to 2018, the Granite State Pro Stock Series still has some unfinished business from the last calendar year. But not for long.
The series is proud to announce the 2017 championship awards banquet and celebration. It will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Restaurant and Clubhouse in Thompson, Connecticut.
Troy Talman Teaming with Steve McCarthy for 2018 SK Modified® Season at Stafford
(Stafford Springs, CT)—As the days continue to tick away and count down towards the start of the 2018 season, Oxford, MA native Troy Talman has announced he will team with Steve McCarthy for the 2018 SK Modified® season at Stafford for a run for at the championship behind the wheel of the #2 SPM Motorsports machine. The McCarthy/Talman combination has deep roots as McCarthy is longtime family friends with Talman’s family.
Buttera, Fisher, Gordon, Hughes, Merkel, Patrick, Tullius Announced as 2018 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Inductees
Milestone 30th Annual Ceremony on March 13 at Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach
Aviation, Drag Racing, Motorcycle, Open-Wheel, Sports Car and Stock Car Disciplines Represented
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 5, 2018) – An illustrious seven-man list representing six motorsports disciplines and one iconic racing facility comprise a most unique class of 2018 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) inductees announced today at Daytona International Speedway.
The milestone 30th Annual Induction Ceremony presented by Bridgestone is set for Tuesday, March 13 at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach. Honorees include drag racing car builder John Buttera, Indianapolis Motor Speedway founder Carl G. Fisher, four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, record-setting pilot – and world-famous billionaire – Howard Hughes, motorcycle great Fred Merkel, three-time Indianapolis 500 champion owner U.E. Pat Patrick and sports car legend Bob Tullius.
Stafford Open Mod 80 Rules and $24K Purse Announced
(Stafford Springs, CT)—For the first time since the late 1970’s, non sanctioned open modified races are included in the Stafford Motor Speedway schedule. The two events, both set for the traditional “Sizzler” distance of 80 laps, will pay $3,500 to win and $660 to start, with a total purse of $24,000 for 26 starters. Both events will be held in conjunction with Stafford’s 5 weekly racing divisions on Friday June 8th and Friday July 13th.
“Open modified racing is back at Stafford in 2018,” explained Stafford General Manager Mark Arute. “We decided to put these events together to give all the open modified teams an opportunity to run Stafford in a non sanctioned event with a strong purse. We should see a great field of Modifieds for these events and expect many of our weekly SK Modified® guys to double up and run both races. The 80-lap distance has worked well in the past for these type of cars and these races are a great addition to our 2018 schedule.” (more…)
PASS, NEMST to Headline “Milk Bowl Friday” at Thunder Road
Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road officials announced today that both the Pro All Star Series (PASS) Super Late Models and the North East Mini Stock Tour (NEMST) have been added to the 56th Vermont Milk Bowl Weekend presented by Northfield Savings Bank in 2018. The two series will be part of a special “Milk Bowl Friday” event to be held on Friday, September 28.
It will be the second PASS North visit of the 2018 season to the Barre high banks, joining the Memorial Day Classic event that has been on the PASS calendar since 2015. For NEMST, they will make the trip to Thunder Road for the second time in their history and the first since 2013. (more…)
PASS South Super Late Models Set For March Return To Caraway
CHARLOTTE, NC (January 3) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today that the PASS South Super Late Models will return to Caraway Speedway near Asheboro, NC for the second race of the 2018 season. The South’s original and longest running Super Late Model tour will compete in the RGS Products 125 at Caraway Speedway on Sunday, March 11, with an optional practice day scheduled for Saturday, March 10. The RGS Products 125 will be part of the season opener at Caraway Speedway for the Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) Tour Modifieds, which will also be competing for 99 laps. This event will be the first of three that will see two of the region’s premier touring series compete alongside one another, joining the 13th Annual Easter Bunny weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 31 and the Memorial Day weekend event at Concord Speedway on Friday, May 25. (more…)
Field Set for ‘The Clash’ at Daytona
75-Lap Event Caps Sunday Doubleheader at the World Center of Racing
NASCAR fans get a double-dose of racing action to open the 2018 season on Sunday, February 11, with The Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway capping a day that starts with DAYTONA 500 Qualifying Presented By Kroger for the 60th Annual Daytona 500.
A star-studded lineup of elite drivers will battle in the 75-lap event which airs live on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 3 pm ET. The annual preseason race will be run in two segments, with a competition caution at lap 25 separating the segments.
INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018) – INDYCAR and its broadcast partners announced the 2018 television schedule today featuring an expanded use of in-car cameras to bring fans the thrilling action of the Verizon IndyCar Series from a variety of new angles in the upcoming 17-race season.
ABC and NBCSN will utilize never-before-seen views of the intense racing that the Verizon IndyCar Series offers with cameras strategically placed on the universal bodywork kit that is new for all cars in 2018. In addition to the traditional in-car position above and behind the driver’s head, cameras will be mounted to the nose, sidepod and rear attenuator. There also will be expanded use of the popular visor cam mounted on the driver’s helmet and pioneered by INDYCAR. (more…)