Drellos starts title defense with a big win at Devil’s Bowl

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Demetrios Drellos picked up right where he left off last year: On top at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The reigning Sportsman Modified champion opened the new season on Saturday, May 1, with a dominant win during a wildly unpredictable night presented by Mike’s Fuels of Bridport. A total of 118 racecars jammed the pit area and outer parking lot as a nice spectator crowd filtered in for the 2021 lid-lifter, and Drellos collected a whopping $3,200 for his victory in the race honoring the late Matt Bilodeau.

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Bryson Byrnes Earns Fifth-Annual Steve Byrnes Memorial Broadcasting Award

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 — Charlotte Christian School senior Bryson Byrnes was presented the Fifth-Annual Steve Byrnes Memorial Broadcasting Award today. The award, in honor of late FOX Sports broadcaster Steve Byrnes, is given annually to a Charlotte Christian graduating senior interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting.

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Scott Tapley Named Thunder Road Speedbowl Race Director

Barre, VT — Thunder Road officials announced today that Scott Tapley has been appointed the track’s Race Director for the 2021 season. The respected motorsports official will oversee the action for all of Thunder Road’s local racing divisions. Tapley takes charge for a 19-event schedule that can be seen live in Barre, VT or worldwide on FloRacing.

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Hudson, NH’s Derek Griffith Taking on Rattler For the First Time

Before racing season begins in the Northeast, Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH  will head back south to chase after a rattlesnake. Fresh off a second consecutive World Series of Asphalt Super Late Model championship, the New Hampshire driver will make his Rattler 250 debut next weekend, March 12-14.  After a strong Florida Speedweeks, the team felt it was as good of a time as ever to make the trip to South Alabama Speedway and try their hand at the early-season crown jewel.

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Late Model Challenge Cup Ready for 2021 Debut on Grand Scale

Waterbury, VT — After a one-year delay, The New England Late Model Challenge Cup (NELMCC) is finally debuting in 2021 — and it will be even bigger than originally planned. American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials confirmed today that nine tracks have signed up for the first season of the series that will pit weekly Late Model racers from across the region in a summer-long battle for pride, glory, and some serious prize money.

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Track Talk – Entry Form for ACT/PASS Thompson 300 Released

Waterbury, VT — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) have released the official entry form for the Thompson 300 at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on October 9-10. More than $100,000 in projected awards are posted for the return of the historic event as part of the 59th World Series of Speedway Racing. As previously announced, the 300-lap event will pay the winner a guaranteed minimum of $20,000. Second place receives $7,500 with $5,000 for third. Everyone who takes the green flag will bring home at least $1,200.…

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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 – New London-Waterford Speedbowl Releases 2021 Event Schedule

The Saturday Championship Race Season begins on May 8th with the traditional Blast-Off 2021. Saturday racing continues into October ending on the weekend of October 15th-17th with The Finale. Highlights of the schedule include a new SK® Modified Fast Five Series. Drivers who compete in each of the extra distance races will earn extra money, and points will be accumulated to crown a champion at the end of the five races. Also new this year is the three-race Triple Threat Series. This series of three races will be held on…

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