Thompson, 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.
Thompson, CT – There is light at the end of the tunnel. It’s been a long hard winter and the Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is only 23 days away. The first race weekend of 2015 includes two 15-lap features for the Mini Stock division, which creates a common theme among the contenders. The need to come out of the box strong is more important than ever and as a result teams have been feverously preparing their machines for battle with one goal in mind: win the Icebreaker.
Nick Anderson comes into the new season fresh off a victory at the World Series in October. However, the Icebreaker won’t be his first event of 2015. Anderson has elected to travel over 900 miles to compete in the CRA Street Stock Series event in Brownsburg, IN the last weekend in March. Like many, he has a bit of cabin fever motivating him to tow 16 hours to compete in a short track event that is 40 laps in distance.
No. Stonington, CT- The road course at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is looking at its second full-year since the renovation, and it is tabbed as one of the more challenging places to drive, making for some of the most interesting racing in New England.
With so much history at TSMP – the original road course was closed down in the 70’s – the design team wanted to stay close to the original layout. The Hoenig family, Josh Vanada, and Lou Gingerella took the task of creating a modern facility while keeping tradition alive. The main issue had been the transition off the oval track, which was worked extensively by Jon Hoenig, Donald Hoenig, and OTB Promotions President Lou Gingerella, and now flows smoothly into the rest of the course. Safety was also huge influence in the rebirth of the track – kept in mind when designing corners and run-off – as well as making the course challenging. One of the more unique features of the 11-turn track is the addition of the hairpin turn, leading towards the Clubhouse. This turn was added in order to help increase the length of the track, making it the longest road course currently open in New England.
THOMPSON, CT – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) – one of the most diverse motorsports facilities in New England – is proud to announce a partnership with RacingJunk.com – the world’s largest online motorsports marketplace. The co-marketing partnership will help to bring awareness of TSMP’s major racing events, and will also help to increase brand recognition for RacingJunk.com among TSMP’s fans and drivers.
SHREWSBURY, Mass. (February 25, 2015) — Following an extremely successful inaugural event last year, Rob Fuller Motorsports (RFM) is again hosting a Race Season Kick-Off Party to benefit 15-40 Connection. The event will take place at the Thompson Clubhouse at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on March 7, 2015.
Entrants will be able to purchase a spot to compete in an 8-lap race at the Stock Car Road Race Challenge in spec Mazda Miatas, provided by “The Racing School”. This race will be added to the program, joining the Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series, North East Mini Stock Tour, North East Street Stock Tour, and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park-legal Mini Stocks.
THOMPSON, CONN. – Officials from Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) announced this morning that the 2015 Championship Awards Banquet will be held at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The change in venue is part of the facility’s 75 year anniversary celebration.
NEMST Teams To Compete At Thompson Road Course
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is a track rich in history along multiple facets of motorsports. In the early days cars pushed the limits along the first paved oval in the nation and later on along a road course the had been nearly forgotten until 2013. In 2013 TSMP officials announced that the road course of yesteryear would be reconstructed along the premier details that TSMP is known for.
In 2014 numerous road course series and clubs attended the facility posting videos and results for many people to dream about racing on such a magnificent track. No oval track cars competed on the course that ran along the pit area pavement of the oval primary design.
NO. STONINGTON, Conn. – Founded by long-time road racer, Lou Gingerella, and experienced motorsports professional, Josh Vanada, OTB Promotions has announced that they will host an event on Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s (CT) road course, featuring three of the region’s grassroots stock car divisions. Drivers from the North East Mini Stock Tour (NEMST), North East Street Stock Tour (NESST), and New England Truck Series (NETS) will join drivers from Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s (TSMP) Mini Stock Division for this historic event on Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12.
The 2015 season will mark the 75th anniversary of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, so it is fitting that it would also see the return of historic racing on the 5/8 mile oval, for the first time since 2012. The Historic Oval Invitational will be a two-day event held on Friday and Saturday, May 15-16, 2015.