History Made as Stock Car Road Race Challenge is Complete
Farrar, Viens, Dumicich, Jr., Boyle, and Maniatis Victorious on the Road Course
THOMPSON, CT – History was made as stock cars took to the road course competitively for the first time at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, as part of the Stock Car Road Race Challenge, presented by SHE Racing.
Roger Turbush set the quickest lap in qualifying in any division, as the Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series driver became the record setter in a stock car on a road course for an Outside the Box Promotions event, posting a lap of 1:23.655. Upon learning of his feat, the Riverhead, NY driver said “It’s unbelievable. It gives you a good feeling that you hold the record right now. I’ve got chills coming to me right now.”
Road to Glory: Stock Car Road Race Challenge Will Play Role in Championship Standings
THOMPSON, CT – The Stock Car Road Race Challenge will not only test driver’s ability to negotiate right turns, but the event, taking place on September 11-12 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, will play a large role in the points championships, as well.
Roger Turbush leads Frank Dumicich, Jr. in the Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series standings entering Friday and Saturday’s event. Turbush’s lead is thirty-one points, with four races remaining on the schedule, but none is more intriguing to Turbush than the Stock Car Road Race Challenge (SCRRC).
On the Road Again: North East Street Stock Tour Sets Sights on Road Course
THOMPSON, CT – The North East Street Stock Tour will be a part of history, as the drivers will take to the road course at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, for the Stock Car Road Race Challenge, on September 11-12.
Entrants will negotiate the 1.7-mile course for the seventh race on the North East Street Stock Tour (NESST) schedule. This will be the first time stock cars will be on the recently-renovated course, first built in 1952.
Sweet Salvation: Josh Galvin Savors Victory at New London-Waterford Speedbowl
WATERFORD, CT – Josh Galvin becomes the fifth different winner in six races on the North East Street Stock Tour, as he picked up the victory in the A-1 Auto Center/Stebbins Discount Stump Grinding event at New London-Waterford Speedbowl.
Galvin started on the pole of the 35-lap feature, but was quickly overtaken by former track champion Chris Douton. The battle would ensue again on lap 7, as Galvin fought his way back to the lead. Another former track champion, Jim Boyle joined the battle, as the top three began to break away from the pack. Boyle made a move to challenge Douton, and the two were side-by-side for numerous laps, which allowed Galvin to open a sizable lead.
Southern Hospitality: North East Street Stock Tour Begins Southern Swing
WATERFORD, CT – The North East Street Stock Tour is heading into the final stages of the season, and will begin the southern portion of the schedule on Saturday, August 29, at New London-Waterford Speedbowl.
Former champion (1997-98) Chris “Moose” Douton is looking to rebound at his home track, after experiencing his first finish outside the top four. Douton was involved in an incident at Speedway 51 (NH), which led to a drop in the championship standings.
Making a Statement: Belfiore Stays Strong with Victory at Speedway 51
GROVETON, NH – Anthony Belfiore nabbed his first North East Street Stock Tour victory, after holding off Geoff Rollins for over thirty laps in the “51 for 500”, presented by Robertson’s Auto Sales, event at Speedway 51.
The drivers had special help during out-of-car introductions, bringing children from the crowd on to the track as honorary crew chiefs. The children helped strap drivers in their cars, and made sure their drivers were ready for the feature event.