Monthly Archives: January 2017

Thompson Speedway heads for the Racer’s Expo in Marlborough this weekend

Racer's Expo

Some New England tracks like the Thompson Speedway will be taking in this weekend’s Racer’s Expo promoted by Bobby Seymour will be on hand at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough this coming weekend,Friday and Saturday Feb, 3-4.



Thompson Speedway exhibiting at The Racer’s Expo. The Racer’s Expo, an annual motor sports trade show, returns on February 3rd and 4th at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, MA. Continue reading

Erick Rudolph wins third Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, Ryan Flores is Indoor auto racing champ; Cale Ross wins race and title in Champ Karts, Slingshot win to Gary Hieber and title to Danny Buccafusco

TQ midgets at Atlantic City, NJ will wind up the three series on on Saturday night, Feb 27.  (Credit: Area News photo.)

TQ midgets in Atlantic City  mix it up on the indoor track. (Credit: Area News photo.)


 Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., staved off a furious last lap challenge off the final turn by Zane Zeiner of Bath, Pa., and won the NAPA Know How Racing Weekend Three Quarter (TQ) Midget Gambler’s Classic 40-lap feature by a razor thin margin inside historic Boardwalk Hall on Saturday night. Continue reading

David Tefft and Westfield Technical Academy Students prepared for 2017 at Stafford

It's not very often that a driver like Tom Fearn can back up another  Late Model Championship after 18 years.

Westfield Technical Academy’s David Tefft and his students will return to the Stafford  Motor Speedway for a 2017 season long run in the Limited Late Model Division




After getting his feet wet with a five-race foray into the Limited Late Model division in 2015, Southampton, MA native David Tefft ran his first full season at Stafford Speedway in 2016 with a truly unique crew. Tefft is an automotive instructor at Westfield Technical Academy and his high school automotive program students helpserve as his crew both in the shop during the week and at the track on Friday nights.  Tefft and his team of students are busy preparing his #3 machine for action in 2017.  With a full season under their belts, Tefft is looking to expand the student program to include students from Dean Technical High School to join his students from Westfield. Continue reading

Tri-Track Modified Series Open in 2017 registration is underway

Tri-Track Series continues to pick up momentum for 2016.

Tri-Track Open Modified Series will return in 2017 with four Seekonk, Star and two at Waterford Speedways

For Point Fund & Bonus Eligibility

  The Northeast Race Cars & Parts Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) has officially opened preregistration for the 2017 season. Race teams looking to compete in the four-race schedule with eligibility for the lucrative point fund and bonus plan must register by April 1, 2017.

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Nichole Chambrello ready to turn her luck around in Stafford’s DARE Stock Division

It's not very often that a driver like Tom Fearn can back up another  Late Model Championship after 18 years.

The 2017 racing season is always a chance for drivers like Nichole Chambrello to improve her performance in the DARE Stock Division.



With the 2017 season fast approaching, Kensington native Nicole Chambrello is looking to get things turned around after a difficult 2016 season.  Chambrello enjoyed her best season behind the wheel of her #16 Superior Refinishing Chevrolet during the 2015 season with 4 top-5 and 16 top-10 finishes, including her one and only win.  Last season was a bit of a rough patch for Chambrello as she recorded one top-5 finish and 10 top-10 finishes, but she is looking forward to getting back on the track and starting off with a clean slate. Continue reading

McCumbee, Rowe, and Berry head next round of entries For Meltdown At Dillon, SC

Threats of rain on Sunday has PASS officials scrambling to get the 500 lap event in  on one day.

Top northern and southern PASS drivers to compete in the 200 lap Meltdown at Dillon Speedway in SC next Sat., Feb.4.

Prominent names from the North and South head the ever growing list of drivers for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model season opener at Dillon Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon, February 4.  The “Original” Winter Meltdown will be headlined by the 200 green flag lap South Carolina Clash and will pit the best short track racers in North America against one another for the first race of the 2017 PASS National Championship series.  The 12th Annual Clash at the Winter Meltdown will also double as the first race for the PASS South Super Late Models.

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Bonsignore, Christopher, Zeiner, Iles punch tickets to NAPA Gambler’s Classic with wins on Friday night’s four 20 lap TQ features at Atlantic City

Connecticut's Ted Christopher is ready to take on all of the top paved and dirt track drivers in the upcoming   indoor TQ Midget races  in the Battle of Trenton. (Credit: Len Sammon Productions photo)

Connecticut’s Ted Christopher is set to take on a host of race drivers from various racing divisions at Atlantic City, NJ on Saturday night, Jan. 28, 2017. (Credit: Len Sammon Productions photo)



 Justin Bonsignore, Ted Christopher of Plainville, CT, Zane Zeiner and Mike Iles hit Big Casino Friday inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall by winning the four 20-lap A-Main TQ Midget Qualifiers that were the highlight of Friday’s program of Indoor Auto Racing.  Their wins guaranteed each a starting spot in Saturday’s Gambler’s Classic 40-lap headliner which offers a $5,000 first place prize. Continue reading

Supercross at Gillette Stadium is scratched due to operating costs of moving and removing dirt

The Monster Energy Supercross drew a big crowd of fans for it's first appearance in over 30 years in Foxborough. MA  (Credit: AMA Monster Energy photo.)

The Monster Energy Supercross drew a big crowd of fans for it’s first appearance in over 30 years in Foxborough. MA in 2016.  However overhead charges, trucking in dirt for the race course were not cost effective.  (Credit: AMA Monster Energy photo.)


Track Talk

By Lou Modestino


We were surprised that the Monster Energy Supercross at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, usually held  on the fourth weekend of April , 2017,was cancelled!  The event was supposed to have been a five year deal.  A source close to the scene revealed that the promoter wasn’t happy with the costs at Gillette Stadium to truck in the dirt and take it out. The event date has now been replaced with a new event in Minnesota.  The Supercross and Gillette Stadium have always had an off and on relationship over the years.  Another issue is the fact that in the month of April in New England, especially in southeastern MA, there’s  always a 50 percent chance of rain every day for the entire month. An outdoor Supercross in New England during April is very risky due to weather.


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Guaranteed starter races added to U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Qualifier Schedule

Pro Stocks at Seekonk

Pro Stocks have been the top class of race car at the Seekonk Speedway since the 60’s and the style of race cars and specifications have changed over the decades.  (Credit: PASS Tour photo.)



New England Race Promoter Gary Sagar of Kraze Korlacki Speed Equipment has announced, the addition of two more race venues hosting guaranteed starter races for this summers U.S. Pro Stock/Super Late Model National Championship Race, at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA. Continue reading

NASCAR star Ryan Preece seeks to reverse bad TQ Midget indoor racing luck this coming weekend, Jan. 27-28


Connecticut's Ryan Preece took home the top prize of $15,000 after besting the the other 22 entries at  (Credit: NASCAR Home Track photo )

Connecticut’s Ryan Preece will be looking to turn around his bad luck in the indoor TQ racing at Atlantic City this weeekend.  (Credit: NASCAR photo.)

NASCAR driving talent Ryan Preece will be heading to Atlantic City this week on a mission. After being fast in practice the last three years for the NAPA Know How race weekend held inside famous Boardwalk Hall, Preece has had problems that have kept him from the starting line-up of the Gambler’s Classic. This year, the Berlin, Conn. driver who competed full-time on NASCAR’s Xfinity series in 2016, hopes to not only be part of the 24 car starting field but win the 15th running of the race. Continue reading