Berlin, CT’s Ryan Preece Takes Sixth in Daytona 500

Despite being a part of the carnage in Turn 3 on the last lap of the Daytona 500, Ryan Preece limped to a sixth-place finish in the Great American Race kicking off his 2021 season with solid footing despite an enormous amount of uncertainty ahead this season.

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Outlaw Entry Lists Loading up for Icebreaker and Thompson 300

Waterbury, VT — The Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park oval is shaping up as the place to watch the biggest stars of Tour-Type Modified Racing in 2021. Entry lists for both the Icebreaker 125 on April 10/11 and the return of the Thompson 300 on October 9/10 are already loaded with local, regional, and even national open-wheel racing headliners. As the first and last events of the season at the historic Connecticut track, both the Icebreaker and the Thompson 300 are expected to be the year’s two greatest shows.

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Track Talk – New York’s Riverhead Raceway Announces 2021 Islip 300 for November 13, 2021

Riverhead Raceway like many short tracks in 2020 were forced into making numerous schedule changes due to the Covid 19 worldwide pandemic including a late start to the race season, canceling two NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events and moving the Islip 300 into mid-November. The only silver lining in ’20 shined brightly when the Islip 300 turned out to be an ultra-successful event on and off the track with a stellar field of 29 cars competing in the race. Thursday Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz announced with the…

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Track Talk – Thompson Speedway Has Three Upcoming Virtual iRaces / Strong List of Modifieds Already Entered for New Smyrna

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…

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Connecticut and Massachusetts Are Well-Represented on the NASCAR Racing Scene

The MotorSportsNews.Net(work) would like to welcome back columnist Lou Modestino, who will be writing a  a weekly motor sports column with a New England focus of competitors in NASCAR’s top four series, NHRA, World of Outlaws, DIRT, Flat Track and Supercross, National MX, No. American Rally Series and the like.  Lou last contributed to the site with his “TV Times” columns in 2015.  Welcome back, Lou! 

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