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.
ACT Heading to Hickory This April for Twin 125-Lap Events
Series Making Inaugural Visit to Historic North Carolina Track
Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) is heading south to get an early start on the 2021 racing season. Officials announced today that a pair of ACT Late Model events have been scheduled at North Carolina’s Hickory Motor Speedway for Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3.
The 125-lap events are part of a doubleheader organized by the Pro All Stars Series (PASS). The trip will be ACT’s first-ever visit to the historic 0.363-mile speedway.
Friday, April 2 is the ACT Hickory 125 along with the 2020 PASS Super Late Model Easter Bunny 150, which was pushed back a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Saturday, April 3 features the ACT Easter Bunny 125 and the 2021 Easter Bunny 150. Post time is 5:00pm each day.
Bear Ridge Speedway Schedule Shaping up for the 2021 Season
Bear Ridge Speedway is gearing up for our 54th year of consecutive racing. The Ridge continues to be the best source of great inexpensive high-quality entertainment for families. What makes the entertainment? Some of the best drivers in New England, fierce competition, the best track food going, and all your friends!
The 2021 season schedule is shaping up with several of our long-time sponsors returning in support of the Ridge. Mike Olsen of FMS NAPA Auto Parts of Bradford will once again be being the opening night sponsor which is set for May 8th, 2021. The opening night lineup will include the 6 regular racing divisions: the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds; the Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes; the USAC DMA Midgets; the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models, the LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stockers and the Peanut’s Auto Four Cylinders.
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.”
Modifieds Added to NASCAR Race Weekend Lineup At “The Magic Mile” July 17, 2021 The Nor’Easter 100 joins the Lakes Region 200 and Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 for New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s traditional mid-summer NASCAR race weekend, July 17-18, 2021.
LOUDON, N.H. – The New England fan-favorite Whelen Modified Tour has been added to the weekend lineup for New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s 2021 NASCAR race weekend, which now kicks off with Doubleheader Saturday, July 17, featuring the NWMT Nor’Easter 100 and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Lakes Region 200. The NASCAR Cup Series will cap off the weekend with the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, Sunday, July 18.
Record Start to 10th Annual Gift of Lights Presented by Eastern Propane & Oil Attendance is up 244% over 2019 for the first two weeks of the annual drive-thru light show. Speedway officials have adjusted traffic patterns to accommodate increased traffic flow.
LOUDON, N.H. – Instead of HO, HO, HO, it’s been GO, GO, GO as a record number of families are enjoying the Christmas season at the 10th annual Gift of Lights presented by Eastern Propane & Oil at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Attendance is up 244% over the first two weeks of 2019 (despite being closed Saturday night due to inclement weather). The drive-thru attraction of 3.5 million lights is open nightly through Jan. 3.