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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Moltz Sweeps Thompson IceBreaker Weekend

Ice Breaker Moltz Victory Lane (Chip)

Photo Credits (Chip Cormie)

Griffith, Gelinas Complete Podium

 

THOMPSON, CT –             Continuing his success at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, “Thrillin” Dillon Moltz completed the weekend sweep of the IceBreaker with the Granite State Pro Stock Series.

 

The Waterford, CT native inherited the top spot after Todd Stone and Brad Babb made contact on the front stretch battling for the lead, leaving Babb with a damaged automobile, and sending Stone careening into turns one and two, ending his day.

 

Stone had led from the drop of the green flag, and seemed to be on cruise control early in the race.  A lap 5 caution for Mike Parks brought the field together, only to see Stone fend off Mike O’Sullivan and build a small gap between the first and second spots.  Babb worked his way from the fifth starting position to challenge Stone, before Daryl Stampfl spun off turn four, bringing the second caution of the day.  Babb and Stone jockeyed for position after the restart, before the incident took both Babb and Stone out of contention for the win.  Moltz capitalized, and never looked back, as the pilot of the Brackett Mechanical/ RB Performance Chevrolet picked up his second win in the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS).

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Moltz, Lanpher Grab Heat Victories at Thompson IceBreaker

GSPS2Thompson, CT – The Granite State Pro Stock Series began the 2015 season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the IceBreaker, as Dillon Moltz and Reid Lanpher nabbed heat wins on Saturday.

 

Moltz, the 2014 Granite State Pro Stock Series Champion, led wire-to-wire to pick up the Sunoco Race Fuels/ MacLellan Metal Finishing heat win, after jumping out to a sizable lead at the start.  Mike O’Sullivan, the 2013 GSPSS Champion, tried unsuccessfully to run Moltz down in the closing laps, with Brad Babb grabbing the third spot.  Larry Gelinas and Tommy O’Sullivan rounded out the top 5.

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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to Reestablish Partnership with Pepsi

tghnmTHOMPSON, CT – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is proud to announce the return of Pepsi to the family of partners at the facility. TSMP and Pepsi-Cola of Central New England have had a long established relationship in the past, and their return to the facility will bring back many of the brands that the customers and fans have enjoyed in the past.

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Fierce Competition Headlines Thompson’s Limited Sportsman Division

wsxedcThompson, CT (March 30, 2015) As Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) driver Tommy Shea puts it, ‘racing is a sport that extracts every human emotion’. From triumphant to sad, from ecstatic to mad and everything in between, racing has it. Sometimes the swing from one extreme to another happens within seconds, but what makes each driver return race after race is the sought after moment of glory.

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