Thompson Icebreaker 125 Just the Start of Big Outlaw Open Season

Waterbury, VT & Naples, ME — Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is just over a week away from the annual Icebreaker. The 82nd season opener on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11 is headlined by the Icebreaker 125 for the new Outlaw Open Modified Series, pitting the region’s Tour-type Modified stars in a $10,000-to-win showdown.

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Track Talk: How New England Drivers Fared at Las Vegas

Sunday’s Cup race at Vegas saw Kyle Larson take down the win while Joey Logano of Middletown, CT ended up 9th with Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT came in 15th, Anthony Alfredo of Ridgefield, CT was 24th then Corey Lajoie, son of two-time Xfinity titlist Randy Lajoie of Norwalk, CT, went out early on due to an accident and ended the day in 37th place.

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Homestead Results Not Good for Drivers With New England Connections

Drivers with New England connections didn’t fare well in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Homestead, FL. Berlin, CT’s Ryan Preece led the tally coming in 21st, Anthony Alfredo of Ridgefield, CT came in 24th, former Cup Champion Joey Logano of Middletown,  CT placed 25th while Corey LaJoie, son of two-time Xfinity champion Randy Lajoie of Norwalk,CT ended up 36th. They all get another chance next weekend when the NASCAR crowd performs at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Steve Letarte of Cornish, ME Sees Spire Crew-Chief Opportunity As ‘More of a Race-Management Role’

Don’t be fooled: Steve Letarte of Cornish, ME has no intentions of returning atop the pit box full time. The only reason he agreed to do so this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway is that friends at Spire Motorsports asked for his help.

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Corey LaJoie Gets Fast Start in First Race With Spire Motorsports

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Corey LaJoie notched a ninth-place finish in the Daytona 500 in his debut race with Spire Motorsports — not a victory, yet still celebrated as a milestone by his new team.

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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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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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