Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to Host Inaugural Formula Lites Race

thompson speedwayThompson Speedway Motorsports Park to Host Inaugural Formula Lites Race

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is proud to host the inaugural race for the Formula Lites on its 1.7 mile road course, as part of a double race-weekend on May 29-30. The newly formed Formula Lites series represents the future of open-wheel racing for developing drivers. Featuring the very latest technology and engineering, and powered by a 2.4-liter, 16-valve Honda engine, these cars provide an avenue for drivers looking to climb the open-wheel ladder to series such as IndyCar or Formula 1.
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Stock Cars Invade Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Road Course

hfsdfsdTHOMPSON, CT – The North East Street Stock Tour helped make history on April 25, taking part in a Test and Tune on the 1.7 mile road course at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

Drivers were able to take advantage of over three hours of scheduled practice time, which included a driver’s meeting, explaining the differences between oval racing and road course racing, as well as a lead follow session, showing the preferred racing lines around the track.

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Bennett, Payson, Heinrich Score Victories at Icebreaker, Road Race Style

Bennett, Payson, Heinrich Score Victories at Icebreaker, Road Race Style
Outside the Box Promotions First Event in the Books

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THOMPSON, CT – After two full days of racing at the 1.7 mile road course at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, the inaugural victors have been crowned at the Icebreaker, Road Race Style.

John Raudat looked to be the car to beat in Group 1, the Spec Miata/Improved Touring B (SM/ITB) Class. The Madison, CT driver continuously posted the fastest lap in practice, and set the record for qualifying at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in an Outside the Box (OTB) Promotions event in the (SM/ITB) division, with a 1:23.644 circuit. Raudat followed Farmington, CT resident Rick Bennett for the majority of the race, keeping Bennett’s bumper within striking distance. The lead changed when Raudat worked his way around Bennett, but transmission problems ensued, ending the day for Raudat. Bennett would hold on for the win, becoming the first winner in an OTB Promotions event.
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News and Notes from the Icebreaker, Road Race Style Qualifying Day

Ken Payson's Pole Sitting Miata– John Raudat set the fast time in Group 1 qualifying, posting a 1:23.685. Raudat had not seen the 1.7 mile Road Course at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park before today’s event.

– Raudat, driving a 1999 Mazda Miata time gave him is his first Pole Award in his career.

– Raudat, from Madison, CT, is followed by youngster Matthew Chimbolo, who posted a 1:24.142. Xiang Li qualified third with time of 1:25.096.

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

Chris Douton Victory LaneNORTH STONINGTON, CT – Chris “Moose” Douton is used 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.

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Sturgis Among First Entries for IceBreaker, Road Race Style

unnamedSturgis Among First Entries for IceBreaker, Road Race Style

NORTH STONINGTON, CT – As Old Man Winter lessens his hold on New England, the racing bugs are beginning to surface. Upstart promotional company, Outside the Box Promotions, will host the inaugural IceBreaker, Road Race Style, scheduled to take place April 24-25, at the 1.7 mile road course at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, CT.

Long-time road course racer Robert Sturgis, Jr. is ready to clean the snow off his 1999 Mazda Miata for the season-opening event, and start the season in the right direction.
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Griffith Ends Up On The Podium At Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Griffith 2015 carThompson, CT – 18 year-old Hudson, NH native Derek Griffith had a plan for the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) Icebreaker. The plan was to feel good enough in his Pro Stock to compete for the win at the 5/8th mile, high-banked oval.

His plan almost can to a realization as he ended up with a runner-up finish in the 40-lap Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) season opening event.

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Coby Starts Title Defense With Icebreaker Win At Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

tghnm(Thompson, CT) – A full house of fans was on hand to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for Icebreaker weekend, and the racing couldn’t have been better. Doug Coby swept the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action by winning the pole and backing it up with a dominating win in the Icebreaker 150. Celebrating victories in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series were Ryan Preece in the Sunoco Modified Series, Marc Curtis in the Late Model division, Scott Sundeen in the Limited Sportsman, and Eric Bourgeois in the Mini Stocks. Other winners included Dillon Moltz in the Granite State Pro Stock Series and Scott Quinn in the Vintage Outlaws.

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Douton and Michalski Collect NWAAS Wins In Saturday’s Thompson Icebreaker Action

tghnmDouton and Michalski Collect NWAAS Wins In Saturday’s Icebreaker Action

Moose Douton opened up the 2015 Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park with a win in the Limited Sportsman feature after patience paid off big dividends for the Waterford, Conn. driver. Douton didn’t know he won until after the race was completed. Other winners in NASCAR Whelen All American Series action were Tyler Hines in the Sunoco Modified Lite division and Scott Michalski in the Monster Mini Stock division. Roger Turbush won in the New England Truck Series, Scott Bigelow in the NEMA Light’s, and Scott Quinn in the Vintage Outlaw’s.

Defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby captured the pole for Sunday’s Icebreaker 150 on Sunday.

In a surprising twist, Moose Douton took the checkers in the 20-lap Limited Sportsman feature after controversial contact took Corey Hutchings out of contention for the win.
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Griffith Ends Up On The Podium At Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Photo - Derek Griffith's Facebook Page

Photo – Derek Griffith’s Facebook Page

Thompson, CT – 18 year-old Hudson, NH native Derek Griffith had a plan for the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) Icebreaker. The plan was to feel good enough in his Pro Stock to compete for the win at the 5/8th mile, high-banked oval.

His plan almost can to a realization as he ended up with a runner-up finish in the 40-lap Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) season opening event.
Griffith, who is racing a freshly overhauled Toyota Camry stated he felt good in Saturday’s heat race until he started having stagger issues with the tires. “We were having a good heat, until for some reason we started having stagger issues and the handling went away quickly. We got it dialed in for the feature.”

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