The First Glimpse of the cars and stars competing at the Ridge our 54th
consecutive season is just around the corner!
Just two more weeks till the first day to get a glimpse of the 2021 Bear Ridge Speedway cars and stars that will be competing for the championship in their respective divisions. On Saturday April 24 the cars and stars will be returning to the Fireside Inn West Lebanon NH from 10:00 to 1:00.
With Covid vaccines being administered daily and the car show being located outside, we feel that we can successfully begin our reconnection with all our fans, families, and competitors as we get ready to kick off the 2021 racing season the 54th consecutive one at Bear Ridge Speedway.(more…)
Tri Track Open Modified Series Announces Lucrative Purse & Awards For 2021
By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
SEEKONK, Mass. — Tri Track Open Modified Series presented by All Phases Renovations officials announced on Tuesday a lucrative purse structure and multiple special awards for each event for 2021. The base purse for each of the six events will total over $40,000, with an additional more than $1,000 in contingency awards available at each event. The series will also offer a point fund at the end of the season.
“With the help of some of our dedicated sponsors and the support we have received from Modified teams and fans we are happy to present the purse structure and some of our special awards for the new season,” Wayne Darling, Managing Partner of the Tri Track Open Modified Series, said. “We are looking forward to getting the season started in just a few weeks on May 1 at Monadnock Speedway.”
Each Tri Track Open Modified Series presented by All Phases Renovations event will pay a minimum of $6,000 to win. Seekonk Speedway’s Open Wheel Wednesday will pay $10,000 to win, just like it has for its previous 15 events. Additional opportunities for sponsorship are available to boost the winning purse for additional events.11
Championship Defenses Beginning in Earnest at Northeast Classic
Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME — The inaugural Northeast Classic debuts this Saturday, April 17 at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Although the prestige and big payday of winning at “The Magic Mile” is foremost in many racers’ minds, the card is also an early proving ground in five different major regional touring series.
The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model Tour and Northeast Mini Stock Tour (NEMST) have their first point-counting events of the season on Saturday. For the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models, it’s their second North Series and third National Series events of the year. The EXIT Realty Pro Truck Challenge has its second event of 2021 after they and PASS North debuted at the Thompson Speedway Icebreaker That means for defending champions Jimmy Hebert (ACT), D.J. Shaw (PASS North), Mike Hopkins (PASS National), Desmond Skillings (NEMTS), and Duane Noll (Pro Trucks), a strong run at the Northeast Classic would put them in great early position for a championship defense.(more…)
Scott Tapley Named Thunder Road Race Director
Barre, VT — Thunder Road officials announced today that Scott Tapley has been appointed the track’s Race Director for the 2021 season. The respected motorsports official will oversee the action for all of Thunder Road’s local racing divisions. Tapley takes charge for a 19-event schedule that can be seen live in Barre, VT or worldwide on FloRacing.
Tapley is also the race director at Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park along with New York’s Riverhead Raceway. The Maine native got his first taste of the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) when late ACT founder Tom Curley ran Oxford Plains Speedway in 1994-1995. The addition of Thunder Road to his résumé completes a circle that goes back nearly 30 years for the auto racing lifer and Maine native.
“As a kid that sat in the pit stands for the very first time for a driver’s meeting in 1994 at Oxford and listened to Tom Curley speak, I instantly became a ‘Tom Curley guy’,” Tapley said. “From that moment, I have followed intently what was going on with Thunder Road and ACT, and I’ve always seen Thunder Road as one the top facilities in the country.”(more…)
Travis Hydar Setting Sights on Championship Run in Stafford’s Street Stocks
(Stafford Springs, CT)— With the 2021 season about to shift into high gear at Stafford Speedway, drivers are busy getting themselves and their cars ready. Street Stock driver Travis Hydar and his crew have been hard at work preparing their #11 Hydar Construction Chevrolet with Hydar having the 2021 championship firmly set in his sights.
“We have a lot of fun racing in the Street Stock division at Stafford and it’s a very competitive division,” said Hydar. “Certainly our focus this season will be to race for the championship because that’s something that all drivers want to accomplish and we’d like to be able to say we won a championship at Stafford.”(more…)
Silk Pounces Late to Win Thompson Icebreaker 125
Carey, Barnett, and Bello Take Victories in Icebreaker Nightcap
Thompson, CT — Norwalk, CT’s Ron Silk took advantage of a late caution flag to snag the $10,000 top prize in the Icebreaker 125 at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Saturday, April 10. Silk took the lead from Berlin, CT’s Keith Rocco with 12 laps remaining and was the inaugural winner of the new Outlaw Open Modified Series at the Icebreaker nightcap.
It was the first-ever Tour-type Modified victory for Haydt Yannone Racing and came at the end of a night where Silk went up and down the running order like a yo-yo. The former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion kept fighting, though, and triumphed at the Icebreaker for the first time since 2012.(more…)
Gary Dwinal gearing up for sophomore campaign on PASS Mod tour
Famed Geritol Gang returns to growing series in 2021
LISBON, Maine (March 26, 2021) — Veteran short track racer Gary Dwinal is gearing up for his second season of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Modified competition in 2021, and will be striving to repeat the strong debut he made last year in the popular open-wheel touring division.
Dwinal, 60, put in an amazing effort in 2020 after having been out from behind the wheel for years. The easy-going driver earned one win (Oxford 250 weekend), six top-five and nine top-10 finishes. It was a impressive season for the elder statesman of PASS Mods, and he isn’t slowing down.(more…)