Carey, Barnett, and Bello Take Victories in Icebreaker Nightcap
Thompson, CT — Norwalk, CT’s Ron Silk took advantage of a late caution flag to snag the $10,000 top prize in the Icebreaker 125 at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Saturday, April 10. Silk took the lead from Berlin, CT’s Keith Rocco with 12 laps remaining and was the inaugural winner of the new Outlaw Open Modified Series at the Icebreaker nightcap.
It was the first-ever Tour-type Modified victory for Haydt Yannone Racing and came at the end of a night where Silk went up and down the running order like a yo-yo. The former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion kept fighting, though, and triumphed at the Icebreaker for the first time since 2012.
Northeast Metal Art serving region’s short track teams with quality Powder Coating Sam Gooden and his sons building stellar reputation among racers
SOUTH PARIS, Maine (Mar. 10, 2020) — There’s a hot new trend taking place among northern New England race teams as the 2020 season draws ever closer. It’s not one that involves some trick part, suspension theory or secret engine program, yet it sure improves the appearance of a new chassis.
Over in Whitefield, New Hampshire, short track veteran Sam Gooden and his sons Sammy Jr. and Michael are servicing teams from the Pro All Stars Series, the American-Canadian Tour, the Granite State Pro Stock Series and racers who compete at weekly tracks with their high-quality powder coating skills.
Gooden and his Northeast Metal Art company have been powder coating new Port City Racecar chassis for several customers at Crazy Horse Racing (CHR) (approx. 16-18), and their work truly sets the gold standard. Not many teams care to fool with the standard painting process any more; powder coating is simpler and easily produces better results. Gooden’s results make CHR customers happy.
Tri Track Open Modified Series Announces 2020 Points Format Best Five of Six Races To Be Counted Towards Championship; Registrations Open For New Season
By Kyle Souza
SEEKONK, Mass. — Tri Track Open Modified Series officials announced on Wednesday the point standings structure that will be used for the 2020 season.
As part of six events, drivers will tally points in each feature. In 2020, the champion will be decided by taking the best five out of six point totals a driver receives. Drivers will no longer be required to attend all six events to score the championship, but with a drop race factored into the totals, the new format allows for a driver to have a miscue, while still being in contention for the title.
“This will give drivers a bit more of a buffer in case something goes wrong at one of the races,” Wayne Darling, one of two Managing Partners of the Tri Track Open Modified Series, said. “This is just one of many announcements we will have over the next few months. We’re looking forward to getting the season underway in May.”
LOUDON, NH: Kick off the 2020 racing season at the North East Motor Sports Museum on Saturday February 15th with free food and fun at our annual Daytona Party. The party starts at noon and runs until the end of the NASCAR Xfinity 300 which will be shown on our new 12×10 big screen! The party is free for museum members and kids under 12. If you’re not a member become one the day of the event or pay $10 for entry. Members, please bring your member cards for entry.
For one day only the 60 foot slot car drag strip returns to the museum for guests to test their reaction time and claim bragging rights. The slot car drag strip features a working christmas tree starting light, so don’t red light! In addition to the drag strip the museum slot car oval will be zooming with many makes and models of cars.
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Tom DiMaggio and Vault Productions have announced release dates of their highly anticipated reality series, The Show at Stafford Speedway. The series, which follows 4 of Stafford’s top SK Modified® drivers throughout their 2019 season, is scheduled for 9 episodes and launches January 28, 2020 on YouTube. Episode 1, ‘Meet the Drivers’, debuted this spring and the remaining series will be released 2 episodes per week through February 18, 2020.