Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Releases Innovative 2015 Short Track Schedule

thompson speedwayThompson Speedway Motorsports Park Releases Innovative 2015 Short Track Schedule

Thompson, CT – Officials from Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) – the famed 5/8-mile speedway in Connecticut’s quiet corner – released a creative and innovative seven (7) event schedule today, featuring twelve different touring series and sanctioning bodies, and boasting over $500,000 in posted awards. Two weekend events, and a five event Wednesday summer series – with four rain dates – make up the calendar. The schedule is highlighted by four NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) events, two new Triple Crown Series, and significant enhancements to the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing.

“A lot of effort went into taking a fresh look at the schedule, and providing the best events we could for our race teams and fans. We have some traditional fan favorites that will return, and we have made some valuable additions to complement that core. We are very proud of the finished product and are excited to announce our 2015 schedule of short track events,” Josh Vanada, TSMP General Manager, remarked.
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Waterbury, VT –Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) in Connecticut and the American Canadian Tour (ACT), based in Waterbury, VT have agreed that the 2015 ACT Championship Late Model stock car season will crown the ACT Champion at the famed Thompson World Series event on Saturday, October 17, 2015. ACT will join over 15 other divisions at TSMP in a year-end celebration for both fendered and open wheeled race cars.

Vice President and General Manager of ACT, Darla Hartt said, “We are delighted that Thompson has invited ACT to the dance! NASCAR Modifieds, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s own Modifed and Late Model divisions, the Valenti Modified Racing Series, Mini Stocks, really, just about every kind of asphalt stock car division in New England is at Thompson’s World Series. We are excited to show fans at TSMP an ACT Late Model 100 lap championship race.”
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Griffith set to compete in the Florida Governor’s Cup at New Smyrna Speedway

Derek Griffith Photo(New Smyrna Beach, FL) – Teenager Derek Griffith will be returning to New Smyrna Speedway (NSS) to compete in the 200-lap Florida Governors Cup on November 23, 2014.
Griffith, a Hudson, New Hampshire native will make the more than 1,000 mile trip with the intent of competing with some of the best Super Late Model (SLM) drivers in the United States. The 49th running of the Governor’s Cup has an impressive entry list and Griffith feels he belongs with that group of drivers.

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Thompson Honors Repeat Champions At End-of-Season 2014 Banquet


Thompson Honors Repeat Champions At End-of-Season Banquet

Thompson, Conn: Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park celebrated the 2014 oval track season this weekend with a ceremony honoring four division champions in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series. All four Champions have won track titles at Thompson in previous years. Ryan Preece of Berlin, Conn. was celebrated as the Sunoco Modified Champion for the second time in his career; Rick Gentes of Woonsocket, RI was honored for his sixth Late Model track title; Scott Sundeen of Sutton, Mass. was honored for his third time at the Xtra Mart Limited Sportsman head table; and Mike Viens of Seekonk, Mass. earned his second Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Monster Mini Stock championship.

Consistency was the hallmark of Preece’s success in the Sunoco Modified division. He won three of eight races – just as his closest competitor Keith Rocco did – but solid, consistent finishes were the key to securing his second track title. In all, Reece earned seven top-five and eight top-10 finishes over the season and never finished lower than sixth place.
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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to partner with New York-based watchmaker, Martenero, in 2015

thompson speedwayThompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) has announced a partnership with Martenero, a New York-based maker of customized automatic watches, heading into the 2015 season. As the Official Timepiece of TSMP, Martenero watches will be on sale in the TSMP Pro Shop. With this partnership Martenero will be collaborating with the Speedway on an ongoing series of automotive events, and other special projects.

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Vintage Motorsports Festival to return to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in 2015

dfasdfasThompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is pleased to announce the date for their second annual Vintage Motorsports Festival. The three-day event will be held June 19 – 21, 2015, with a test day for participants on June 18th, and will once again be co-sanctioned by the Vintage Racer Group (VRG) and Vintage Sports Car Club of America (VSCCA).

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Mission Accomplished Bonsignore Wins VMRS Title

ART BARRY AND JUSTIN BONSIGNOREThompson, CT. — From day one, 26-year old Justin Bonsignore, of Holtsville, NY, let it be known he intended to compete for a championship. He wanted to produce another title for noted car owner/builder Art Barry, of Preston CT.

Bonsignore made it happen Saturday night when he wheeled the Spearpoint Racing/Spafco Modified to a 14th place finish in the VMRS 75-lap season finale at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson, CT. The result. The 2014 Valenti Modified Racing Series Championship.

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