GRANITE STATE PRO STOCK SERIES ADDS 2021 DATE AT NEW LONDON-WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL

GRANITE STATE PRO STOCK SERIES ADDS 2021 DATE AT NEW LONDON-WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

WALPOLE, N.H. — Granite State Pro Stock Series officials announced on Saturday a trip to New London-Waterford Speedbowl has been set for Saturday, July 24, 2021. The race was originally listed as a TBA on the schedule, announced on December 10, but has now been sealed up.

The New London-Waterford event is part of a 15-race announced slate for the New Hampshire based touring series for the new calendar year. The .375-mile asphalt oval, located in Waterford, Connecticut, will mark the second stop in the nutmeg state, as the first will come in the season-opener as part of the NAPA Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway on April 24.

The New London-Waterford race will help begin the second half of the season in the hunt to crown a champion.

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Stafford Speedway Establishes 2021 Licensing and $33,000 Track Point Fund


(Stafford Springs, CT)— Stafford Speedway officials have announced a $33,000 point fund along with plans for a new Stafford Speedway licensing program for Stafford’s 5 weekly divisions. The announcement comes on the heels of the recent announcement that Stafford will no longer be a part of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.

“We’ve replaced NASCAR licensing with Stafford Speedway licensing,” explained Stafford Speedway CEO Mark Arute. “Weekly drivers along with crew members will be required to hold a Stafford Speedway license. A portion of Stafford Speedway TV revenue will be used to establish a point fund for all 5 of Stafford’s weekly divisions totaling $33,000.”

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THOMPSON SPEEDWAY TO COME TO VIRTUAL LIFE FOR THREE-RACE iRACING SERIES

THOMPSON SPEEDWAY TO COME TO VIRTUAL LIFE FOR THREE-RACE iRACING SERIES

VIRTUAL THOMPSON 300 ON CARD FOR MARCH 20, 2021

BY SOUZA MEDIA

THOMPSON, Conn. — Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park will come to virtual life three times during the winter months, as a new iRacing series will give drivers and fans a chance to prepare for the 2021 season. In a series promoted by Souza Media, full-time Modified, Late Model & Super Late Model drivers from across New England will compete in three different races — including the virtual historic Thompson 300 — with one-race in January, another in February and a final in March.

The series will help preview the real-life season at Thompson for 2021 — which is slated to begin with the annual Icebreaker weekend from April 9-11, and hold six oval events, promoted by the American Canadian Tour and Pro All Star Series. All three iRacing events will take place on Saturday’s — January 23, February 20 and March 20 — and will all begin with the drop of the green flag at 2PM. The feature races will air live, in full, on Extreme Sim TV, via Facebook and YouTube. Qualifying heat races, consolation races and a B-Main will be conducted prior to the broadcast start.

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Stafford Speedway Leaving NASCAR Weekly Racing Series in 2021; Track to Race Independently; Modified Tour Events Unaffected

Stafford Speedway Leaving NASCAR Weekly Racing Series in 2021; Track to Race Independently; Modified Tour Events Unaffected


(Stafford Springs, CT)—After a 60-year partnership working with NASCAR as a sanctioned short track, Stafford Speedway will not operate under the NASCAR Weekly Series banner for the 2021 season due to a conflict regarding ownership of streaming and broadcast rights of weekly racing events. 

“Unfortunately we were unable to come to an agreement regarding the media rights of our weekly racing program,” explained Stafford Speedway CEO Mark Arute.  “In the existing format NASCAR owns the rights to any NASCAR sanctioned race produced by Stafford Speedway Productions.  With the success of Stafford Speedway TV we no longer see this as a partnership we want to continue.”

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