(Thompson, CT) – On Wednesday, July 8th, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) will host the 2nd annual Late Model 20/20 Sprint featuring TSMP’s premier fendered division. The first two 20-lap races will both give the opportunity for Late Model teams to earn championship points. The third 10-lap race, though not counting for points, will be factored into determining the purse for the evening, which includes a $1,000 prize for the race winner. As an added bonus, the winner will also earn a position as a guaranteed starter for the 100-lap American Canadian Tour race at the World Series on Oct. 16-18, 2015. Rick Gentes, who’s seen podium finishes in the first two Late Model races at TSMP this season, will be looking to claim these coveted prizes next Wednesday.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) returned to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on June 10th with Ryan Preece riding a two race winning streak and four straight top five finishes into the fifth race of the season, the Mr. Rooter Plumbing 125.
With a packed crowd on hand Preece hoped to match an accomplishment he completed in 2013 as the most recent driver to win three consecutive events on the Whelen Modified Tour, however it was not meant to be as the points leader was overshadowed by a dominant performance by defending series champion Doug Coby, who has owned the Big T as of late with a win in the Icebreaker earlier this year, and who claimed another victory leading all 125 laps of the event. It was Coby’s twelfth career victory in the series and represented a maximum points day for the driver who sat third in the points coming into the night. Coby remains in third, only a single point behind Pitkat for second.
Corey LaJoie and Ron Silk Represent 15-40 Connection in the Mr. Rooter 125
SHREWSBURY, Mass. (June 8, 2015) – Rob Fuller Motorsports and 15-40 Connection will make their second appearance in the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) on Wednesday, June 10 at the Mr. Rooter 125 at the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Drivers Corey LaJoie and Ron Silk both plan to improve upon their Icebreaker 150 finishes from earlier this season.
(Thompson, CT) – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) teams have been working hard the last couple weeks getting ready for a marathon run of races at all three of Connecticut’s short tracks. The Mr. Rooter 125 on Wednesday, June 10 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) will mark the last of the three races held within a 12-day span. With three different drivers winning the first four races of the season, the battle for the championship is already off to an exciting start.
Ryan Preece currently holds the top position, after winning the last two NWMT races at Waterford New-London Speedbowl and Stafford Motor Speedway. Woody Pitkat, who has also scored a win this season, is next in the standings and is looking for his first NWMT championship after a breakout season in 2014. Last year’s champion, and winner of the first NWMT race of the season at TSMP, Doug Coby will look to climb to the top of the standings with another win at the Mr. Rooter 125.
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.
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.
Bennett, Payson, Heinrich Score Victories at Icebreaker, Road Race Style
Outside the Box Promotions First Event in the Books
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.
– 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.
NORTH 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.
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.