Monthly Archives: December 2017

Andretti set to test a TQ Midget and sign autographs at Allentown PPL Center

Marco Andretti

Marco Andretti will sign autographs for fans at TQ Midget indoor event in Allentown, PA on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.  (Credit photo to





ALLENTOWN, PA December 28, 2017 . . .  IndyCar star Marco Andretti will be an interested spectator at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., on Friday, January 5 and Saturday, January 6 when the Ironton Telephone/ Avaya Indoor Auto Racing fueled by VP events are held. Continue reading

Tri Track Open Modified Series Schedule for 2017

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

Tri-Track Open Modified Series schedule is set for 2018



Seekonk, Mass. (December 28, 2017): Officials have announced the 2018 schedule for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS). Featuring some traditional race events, the 2018 event will also feature a series first. The four race schedule will commence on Memorial Day weekend and conclude with the fun and festive “Haunted Hundred” with plenty of action over the summer months. Continue reading

WoO sprint standout David Gravel at PPB Motorsports Show, CJB Motorsports Sprint Car and hauler ready for fan inspection

David Gravel World of Outlaws driver

               Connecticut’s David Gravel told us earlier this month at the Racers and Auction Show at the MA Mutual Center in Springfield that he raced in 90 World of Outlaws events in 2017.  He finished third overall in WoO points this past season.  (Credit: WoO photo)



                OAKS, PA December 28, 2017 . . . David Gravel’s Sprint car racing season went from very good to outstanding in 2017. The rising star of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series kicked off his season with a win in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint car race at Volusia Speedway Park in Barbourville, Florida and then closed it out with a huge win in the in the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track in Charlotte. Continue reading

American Flat Track’s 2017 NBCSN Broadcasts now on





American Flat Track’s 2017 NBCSN Broadcasts now on

All 18 AFT rounds are included for your holiday – and pre-season – viewing pleasure


Photo Credit: Andrea Wilson/American Flat Track





DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 26, 2017) – Looking to re-experience the grit and bar-banging action of American Flat Track’s 2017 season? You can now watch all 18 NBCSN telecasts from the 2017 season on at


Watch again as Indian Motorcycle’s Jared Mees wins 10 of 18 races and clinches the AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines title. Or watch Shayna Texter win five AFT Singles main events – more than any other Singles rider in 2017 – on her way to a third-overall series finish behind AFT Singleschampion Kolby Carlile and runner-up Brandon Price.


It’s all there, right on your smart TV, computer, tablet or mobile phone. Just visit to re-live every second of 2017 as we approach AFT’s opening 2018 round at the Bigger, Better and Faster DAYTONA TT on March, 15, 2018, at Daytona International Speedway.
Here are links to each broadcast:


Daytona TT:


Atlanta Short Track:


Charlotte Half-Mile:


Arizona Mile:


Sacramento Mile:


Springfield Mile I:


Red Mile:


OKC Mile:


Lima Half-Mile:


Rolling Wheels Half-Mile:


Calistoga Half-Mile:


Buffalo Chip TT:


Black Hills Half-Mile:


Peoria TT:


Springfield Mile II:


Williams Grove Half-Mile:


Lone Star Half-Mile:


Perris Half Mile:


Next up for the stars of American Flat Track is the Bigger, Better and Faster DAYTONA TT on March 15, 2018, at Daytona International Speedway. Tickets start at just $29, and are on sale now via Daytona International Speedways’s website at or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

About American Flat Track:
American Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagram, live stream the events at and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.

Looking ahead to a brand new year at New England Dragway in Epping, NH

Wishing you good times, good cheer, and a memorable new year.
All of us at New England Dragway want to thank you for your business, loyalty, and support in 2017. We can’t wait to see you again in 2018!
The 2018 Race Season is quickly approaching!!
94 DAYS!
6th Annual NHRA Nationals
July 6-8, 2018
Tickets on sale now! Buy Now!
The VIP Finish Line Experience is back for it’s 2nd year!! For more information or to purchase Click Here!!
2017 Racer’s Banquet & Award Ceremony
January 27, 2018
Please join us as we celebrate the Champions of the 2017 season!!
Get your tickets and rooms NOW before tickets go up to $60 and the special discounted room rate disappears next Friday, January 5th.
Here’s a special offer from our NEW Partner –
The Beach Plum!
Head on over to The Beach Plum in Portsmouth, NH or Epping, NH and grab a gift card with a 25% bonus!! If you can’t make it in then head on over to their website and purchase online! This deal is good through December 31, 2017.
The NED Office will open back up January 2, 2018 at 9am.
280 EXETER ROAD, EPPING, NH 03042 | (603) 679-8001
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Motorsports Racecar and Trade Show sponsor Pioneer Pole Building to offer huge display


Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show


                 OAKS, PA December 27, 2017 . . . Pioneer Pole Buildings continues to be a huge supporter of motorsports on a number of levels reaping the benefits of marketing in the sport. When the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show Presented by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance takes place January 19-21 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA Pioneer will have a major presence. Continue reading

Race for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2018 for Raphael Lessard


Robert Desrosiers
Christmas Arrives Early for Raphaël Lessard!
Beauce native confirms agreement with Kyle Busch Motorsports for 2018 season
St-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec, December 23, 2017 – Raphaël Lessard let out a big sigh of relief when he learned from his parents on Thursday evening that an agreement with Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) would be ratified shortly. This move will allow Lessard to continue his stock car career in the United States in 2018 with a prestigious team, thanks to the continued support of Toyota TRD, who have taken the young Canadian under their wing since 2015. Between 19-20 races in Super Late Model will be on Raphaël’s calendar beginning in late January. Details of his participation in other series will be finalized in the coming month with reason to believe there will be good news on this front as well.
Kyle Busch Motorsports is owned by the NASCAR Monster Energy series driver who won the championship in 2015. KBM was established in 2010 and already holds numerous records in various NASCAR series. Busch’s reputation for developing winners is well known. Lessard will join several other drivers slightly older than himself and against whom he has run for the past two years. Raphaël will also meet with Kyle Busch, who just won the Snowball Derby in which the young Beauceron participated.
“This is fantastic news, it’s definitely the best Christmas present I could have hoped for,” exclaimed Raphaël. “I thank my parents, Jack Irving and Toyota TRD, sponsors and our investors group. Without them none of this would be possible. My parents are making so many sacrifices for me. In addition to saying thank you to them, I think I will have to go shopping with my sisters and find two gifts that will make them happy. “
This announcement does not end the search for sponsors or investors to join the “Raphaël Lessard” sponsorship group. The limited partnership aims to help in the financial effort required to complete both the team’s and Raphaël’s budget.
“We welcomed several investors into the limited partnership in 2017 and our search for others continues. These financial contributions from companies and individuals in the Quebec City and Beauce regions are essential to Raphaël’s career development as well as his participation in the cutting-edge Kyle Busch Motorsports team,” said Robert Desrosiers.
Recruited by Toyota in 2016 to join their driver development program (TRD), Raphaël Lessard has impressed many since his arrival on US ovals in 2015. In 2016 he earned the CARS Tour title in the Super Late Model category with four wins and nine top-10 finishes in 10 races.  The 2017 season was a bit more trying for Raphael and an expected part of the development plan established by Desrosiers and the Toyota bosses. Lessard was not limited to the CARS Tour in 2017 but also participated in several 200, 300 and 400 lap races in other series.  Of the 17 races he completed, the 16-year-old from St-Joseph-de-Beauce finished in the top-10 fifteen times and scored seven top-five finishes, four of which resulted in podiums. Impressive results considering he fact that he also had six DNF’s for technical issues.
Raphaël will kick off the 2018 season on January 28 when he competes in the ARCA / CRA Super Series Speedfest 200 at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, Georgia. Raphaël Lessard’s full schedule will be announced in early January.