Track Talk – Star Speedway Classic will be aired on MAV-TV

EPPING, N.H. — Star Speedway announced on Wednesday the addition of the Star Classic to Speed51’s Short Track America lineup on MAVTV for the 2021 season. The prestigious three-day weekend, scheduled for September 17-19, will include 14 different divisions, with some of the most intense short-track action New Hampshire will see all season. The Classic will once again air live to viewers on Speed51.TV, and the enhanced MAVTV broadcast of the ISMA Supermodifieds will be tape-delayed and air at a later date. The broadcast will include multiple camera angles, a…

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Track Talk – ACT and PASS announce Icebreaker Slate for Thompson Icebreaker

Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME — American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have announced the slate of racing for the 46th Thompson Icebreaker on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday April 11. The 82nd season opener at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park currently consists of a nine-division card highlighted by the $10,000-to-win Icebreaker 125 for the Thompson Outlaw Open Modified Series.

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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 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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Track Talk – Connecticut’s Stafford Speedway leaving NASCAR in 2021

(Stafford Springs, CT)—After a 60-year partnership working with NASCAR as a sanctioned short track, Stafford Speedway will not operate under the NASCAR Weekly Series banner for the 2021 season due to a conflict regarding ownership of streaming and broadcast rights of weekly racing events.

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Track Talk – NASCAR Champ Joey Logano Shows Off His Car Collection

Middletown, CT’s NASCAR champion racing driver Joey Logano’s garage might not be as expansive or famous as former Tonight Show host Jay Leno’s garage, but he definitely has some interesting rides.

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Track Talk – Indoor Racing Postponed/NASCAR Whelen Tour Schedule/FL Driver To Compete at NHMS

In this edition of Lou Modestino’s “Track Talk”….. Ironton Telephone Allentown Indoor Auto Racing Events January 8-9 postponed NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour announces 2021 schedule Florida Wheelwoman to Compete in Northeast Classic at NHMS Read all about these items after the jump…

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Track Talk – Steve Letarte Serving as Consultant for Spire Motorsports

Steve Letarte of Cornish, ME relishes his role as a NASCAR analyst for NBC Sports but he has also found a way to remain “relevant” on the competition side.

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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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What Happened to NASCAR? Why No One Cares About Appalachia’s Sport Anymore

I was ten-years-old wearing a Chevy t-shirt and Dale Earnhardt hat, laughing at my uncle who was a Rusty Wallace fan as the black number-three car nudged the number-two Miller car out of the way and speeded toward the checkered flag at a racetrack that could have been any number of places: Maybe North Wilkesboro, maybe Bristol, maybe even Martinsville. 

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