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    RacingJunk.com to be named the Official Classifieds of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

    THOMPSON, CT - Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) - one of the most diverse
    motorsports facilities in New England - is proud to announce a partnership with RacingJunk.com –
    the world's largest online motorsports marketplace. The co-marketing partnership will help to bring
    awareness of TSMP’s major racing events, and will also help to increase brand recognition for
    RacingJunk.com among TSMP’s fans and drivers.

    “Thompson Speedway is an exciting addition to our expanding partnership network,” said Shawn
    Stewart, Director of Business Development.  “We’re honored to be a partner and know that the free
    classifieds on RacingJunk.com will be a valuable resource to all the racers and fans at Thompson
    Speedway.”

    TSMP will be holding 16 race events this season, including NASCAR racing on the 5/8 mile paved
    oval, and vintage and endurance racing on their 1.7 mile road course. This season marks the 75th
    anniversary of TSMP, since it first opened in 1940.

    “RacingJunk.com is a great fit for our drivers and fans. They provide an important service for our
    race teams and drivers allowing for a free and easy way to buy, sell and trade vehicles and parts
    for all different kinds of motorsports” said Theresa Condict, Direct of Marketing at TSMP. “We’re
    excited to have them come on board as the Official Classifieds of Thompson Speedway.”

    RacingJunk.com will also be named Presenting Sponsor of TSMP’s annual Flea Market.  The 43rd
    annual Flea Market & Automotive Swap Meet presented by RacingJunk.com, will be held November
    6-8. This event features hundreds of vendors selling everything from tools, race cars, parts and
    motorcycles, and is one of the largest automotive flea markets in New England.


    ABOUT RACINGJUNK.COM

    RacingJunk.com, the world's largest online motorsports marketplace, is a free "one-stop shop" for
    those looking to buy, sell, trade, or interact with people throughout the automotive and racing and
    performance communities. With over 650,000 registered members, RacingJunk.com connects more
    than 2-million buyers and sellers every month, viewing more than 50-million pages. RacingJunk.com
    is a property of MotorHead Media, a division of Internet Brands, which owns a portfolio of
    automotive, motorsports and powersports online marketplaces.

    MotorHead Media properties include:

    OldRide.com, RacingJunk.com, HotRodHotline.com, CollectorCarNation.com, SprocketList.com,
    ikerHotline.com


    ABOUT THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK:

    Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is one of the oldest continuously operating motorsports
    facilities in the country, with this season marking the 75th anniversary of the opening of the track.
    It provides a wide range of facilities for drivers and automotive enthusiasts including NASCAR
    racing on its 5/8 mile paved oval, a 1/10 mile quarter midget track, the recently re-opened 1.7 mile
    road course, the Clubhouse restaurant with catering and banquet facilities, and a first class Golf
    Course.

    Thompson Champions to Shine at Mohegan Sun
    Facility Moves Banquet to Casino as Part of 75 Year Anniversary Celebration

    THOMPSON, CONN. – Officials from Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) announced this
    morning that the 2015 Championship Awards Banquet will be held at Mohegan Sun on Saturday,
    December 5, 2015. The change in venue is part of the facility’s 75 year anniversary celebration.

    “We are excited to be moving our banquet to Mohegan Sun this season. Their staff was extremely
    patient and accommodating as we worked through all of the logistics, and we ended up with a
    terrific venue at a manageable cost for our race teams.  I think that this will be a significant
    enhance to what we offer our teams, and recognize them in a way that is equal to their
    accomplishments,” TSMP General Manager, Josh Vanada, remarked.

    The 2015 Championship Awards Banquet will feature a completely overhauled format.  Champions’
    cars will be brought into the hall on Saturday morning, and will be on display throughout the
    awards ceremony.  In addition, multimedia will be used to enhance the presentation, including
    championship videos and a live red-carpet show hosted by Victory Lane Radio.  Improved trophies,
    and special guest appearances will all be part of the program as well.

    TSMP and Mohegan Sun have also partnered up to offer a truly first-class experience supporting the
    event.  An individual of the Champions’ choosing – spouse, friend, mother or whomever else they
    may like – will benefit from a visit to Mohegan Sun’s spa, Elemis, compliments of TSMP and
    Mohegan Sun.  Additionally, for those looking to stay at the Casino, a special room rate will be
    available. That information, along with the required code, will be emailed to teams shortly after the
    Icebreaker.  

    Not only will this be an upgrade for race teams, but TSMP has also announced that they will be
    selling a limited number of tickets to race fans. Tickets will go on sale on TSMP’s website – www.
    thompsonspeedway.com – on, Monday, April 20, on for race fans.

    Vanada went on to say, “We worked at trying to put this together last year, but time ran out on
    us.  It was well worth the wait.  The offerings we have now exceed what we had thought was
    possible last year.  The space of the venue will allow us to invite all of our teams, and even some of
    our fans, which I think will be a great opportunity for them to be with us at an event they normally
    would not attend. We look forward to capping off our 75th season in such a big way.”

    Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park will begin their 75th season of family operation on Friday,
    April 10, with the 41st running of the Icebreaker.  For more details about this event, or any of TSMP’
    s other events, be sure to visit their website,www.thompsonspeedway.com, and stay connected
    with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
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    Historic Racing Returns to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s Oval Track

    The 2015 season will mark the 75th anniversary of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, so it is
    fitting that it would also see the return of historic racing on the 5/8 mile oval, for the first time
    since 2012.  The Historic Oval nvitational will be a two-day event held on Friday and Saturday, May
    15-16, 2015.
    The races are open to any race cars built before 2000, and will include Midgets, Sprints, TQ
    Midgets, Super Modifieds, Champ Cars, Vintage Outlaws, Stock Cars and more.
    The event will also feature a Hot Rod & Classic Car Show on Saturday morning from 10AM until
    2PM. The cost to display a car is $10, which includes grandstand admission for the event.
    Spectator prices, entry fees and more information can be found on our website at www.
    thompsonspeedway.com, or by phone at 860-923-2280. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter
    and Youtube.


    Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Releases Innovative 2015 Short Track Schedule
    Thompson, CT - Officials from Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) – the famed 5/8-mile
    speedway in Connecticut’s quiet corner – released a creative and innovative seven (7) event
    schedule today, featuring twelve different touring series and sanctioning bodies, and boasting over
    $500,000 in posted awards.  Two weekend events, and a five event Wednesday summer series –
    with four rain dates – make up the calendar. The schedule is highlighted by four NASCAR Whelen
    Modified Tour (NWMT) events, two new Triple Crown Series, and significant enhancements to the
    Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing.
    “A lot of effort went into taking a fresh look at the schedule, and providing the best events we
    could for our race teams and fans. We have some traditional fan favorites that will return, and we
    have made some valuable additions to complement that core.  We are very proud of the finished
    product and are excited to announce our 2015 schedule of short track events,” Josh Vanada, TSMP
    General Manager, remarked.
    For the 29th season, the track will operate under the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series banner,
    offering Sunoco Modified, Late Model, Limited Sportsman, and Mini Stock competitors the benefits
    of NASCAR membership, awards, as well as state and national championship competition.
    The season will begin with the 41st running of the Icebreaker on Friday, April 10 through Sunday,
    April 12. Modified fans will be in for a treat, as not only will the first race for the NWMT be part of
    the program, but TSMP’s own Sunoco Modifieds will be featured in a 75-lap main event to kick off
    the facility’s 75th anniversary celebration.  In addition to the full-fendered Late Models, Limited
    Sportsman, Mini Stocks, and Granite State Pro Stock Series, the winged NEMA Lite cars will make
    their maiden voyage to the historic Connecticut oval.  The Vintage Outlaws and New England Truck
    Series will also be part of the action.  Fans will have the opportunity to meet the stars and cars of
    all nine divisions on Sunday morning at the Fan Appreciation Party.
    A new addition to the schedule, which was announced in October, is the addition of another NWMT
    race. Scheduled for June 10, this 125-lap event will mark the first time since 2012 that the Tour
    will make four stops at TSMP. The Mini Stock and Limited Sportsman Divisions will be on stage for
    the summer series opener, also, as they compete in the first race of their Triple Crown Series.  
    New in 2015, both the Limited Sportsman and Mini Stock divisions will participate in three events
    in which their finishing positions will earn them both TSMP championship points and Triple Crown
    Series points.  The Triple Crown will pay their own point fund and award the top three.  The Sunoco
    Modified, Late Model, and Vintage Outlaws will all be part of an action-packed night of stock car
    racing, too.
    The second annual Late Model 20/20 Sprint will take place on Wednesday night, July 8. The popular
    format from the inaugural event will once again be used in 2015.  An added bonus for the race
    winner, besides the handsome purse, will be a guaranteed starting position in the ACT
    Championship 100 at the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing in October.  The second Triple
    Crown race for the Limited Sportsman, as well as the Mini Stocks and ground-pounding Sunoco
    Modifieds will all be in competition, as well.
    Slated for Wednesday, July 29, the Sunoco Modifieds will once again compete in a 20/20 Sprint.  As
    with the Late Models, the same format from 2014 will be used, but with a new twist. Following the
    completion of the second segment, the overall leader will be given the opportunity to take
    advantage of a bounty, by forfeiting his/her starting position and starting in the rear for a cash
    prize, should he or she emerge the overall winner following the 10-lap sprint.  As part of this must-
    see event, the Mini Stocks will compete in their second Triple Crown race, and the Vintage
    Outlaws will make their third of four stops to the Big T. Late Models and Limited Sportsman will
    also do battle in championship point races.
    One of TSMP’s favorite summer traditions, a 150-lap NWMT race, will once again be back on the
    docket for August 12. An added bonus this year will be the addition of the Northeastern Midget
    Association for a 25-lap race, which is guaranteed to feature at least two NWMT drivers in the
    field.  The Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, Mini Stocks, and the final Limited Sportsman Triple
    Crown race fill out a very robust night of racing.
    The last event of the five-race summer series will feature a double points opportunity for the
    Sunoco Modifieds.  Twin 25-lap main events will be contested for TSMP’s top-tier division. The Late
    Models, Limited Sportsman, Vintage Outlaws, and the final Triple Crown race for the Mini Stock
    division will be part of a Back-to-School Bash night, giving families one more opportunity to hit the
    race track before school begins.
    Dubbed one of the nation’s finest short track events – the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing
    – will be even finer in 2015.  TSMP’s final event will showcase fifteen divisions that will compete
    over the course of three days.  Culminating with the final NWMT event of the season on Sunday
    afternoon, NASCAR’s oldest touring division will be supported by some of the region’s most popular
    touring series: the International Supermodified Association, Valenti Modified Racing Series, and
    Northeastern Midget Association. The addition of the 100-lap championship race for the American-
    Canadian Tour on Saturday will feature New England’s most talented full-fendered drivers, and adds
    to an already star-studded lineup of events.  TSMP’s own Sunoco Modified, Late Model, Limited
    Sportsman, and Mini Stock divisions will be joined by the New England Truck Series, North East
    Mini Stock Tour, New England Pro 4 Modifieds, and Lite Modifieds – who will be back after a one-
    year hiatus. The North East Street Stock Tour will end their inaugural season by crowing their first
    champion on Saturday night.  The NEMA Lites, too, will be competing in their first World Series
    event, hosting their final points race on Sunday afternoon. When all is said and done, nearly 600
    laps of feature competition will be contested, and fourteen new champions will have been born.
    “It’s hard to talk about ways to improve an event like the World Series, but I know we’ve
    accomplished that. The addition of the American-Canadian Tour, coupled with some of the other
    invitations we extended will make for some extremely competitive racing across three full days.
    Fans and competitors alike have a lot to look forward to – not only at the World Series – but
    throughout 2015,” Vanada concluded.
    For more information about the 2015 schedule, or about Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park,
    please visitwww.thompsonspeedway.com.  You may also be connected with us on Google+,
    Facebook, and Twitter.








                       

NEMA 2015 Schedule
    #
    Date Track Site Winner
    1 May 23

    Sat Night
    Evans Mills
    Motorsports Park
    - Evans Mills, NY

    plus NEMA LITES Series
    Web Site   
    2 June 13

    Sat Night Wiscasset Speedway
    - Wiscasset, ME

    plus NEMA LITES Series Web Site   
    3 June 20

    Sat Night Monadnock Speedway
    - Winchester, NH
    Iron Mike Memorial

    plus NEMA LITES Series Web Site   
    4

    July 1

    Weds Night Seekonk Speedway
    - Seekonk, MA
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    plus NEMA Lite Series Web Site   
    5
    July 11

    Sat Night Oswego Speedway
    - Oswego, NY
    King of Wings

    plus NEMA LITES Series Web Site   
    6 July 17

    Fri Night
    Lee USA Speedway
    - Lee, NH


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    plus NEMA LITES Series
    Web Site   
    7 July 18

    Sat Night White Mountain
    Motorsports Park
    No. Woodstock, NH  

    plus NEMA LITES Series Web Site   
    8 Aug 8
    Sat Night

    Waterford Speedbowl
    - Waterford, CT
    Wings & Wheels

    plus NEMA LITES Series
    Web Site   
    9 August 12

    Wed Night
    Thompson Speedway
    Motorsports Park
    - Thompson, CT
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    Web Site   
    10 August 21
    Fri Night

    Twin State Speedway
    - Claremont, NH

    plus NEMA LITES Series
    Web Site   
    11 Sept. 5

    Sat Night Monadnock Speedway
    - Winchester, NH
    Shane Hammond
    Memorial

    plus NEMA LITES Series Web Site   
    12 Oct. 17-18

    Sat-Sun

    Day Race
    Thompson Speedway
    Motorsports Park
    - Thompson, CT
    Sunoco
    World Series of Speedway Racing

    plus NEMA LITES Series
    Web Site   


     Thompson 2015 Schedule

    Icebreaker
    Friday, April 10, 2015 to Sunday, April 12, 2015
(Inclement Weather Date: Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19)

    Icebreaker, Road Race Style
    Friday, April 24, 2015 to Saturday, April 25, 2015
    The opening event in the alternative-thinking promotion group, OTB
    Promotions, The Icebreaker, Road Race Style is the first opportunity of the
    season to race, with a format providing much more track time than is typical.
    This event is open to holders of all licenses eligible for regional competition in
    SCCA, NASA, IMSA, PCA, VRG, VSCCA and BMWCCA.


    Historic Oval Invitational
    Friday, May 15, 2015 to Saturday, May 16, 2015
    Historic oval racing returns to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park with the
    Historic Oval Invitational, and classic car show. Come watch Midgets, Sprints,
    TQ's, Super Modifieds, Champ Cars, Vintage Outlaws, Stock Cars and more
    take to the 5/8 mile oval!



    Formula Lites

    Thursday, May 28, 2015 to Saturday, May 30, 2015
    The inaugural season of the Formula Lites will feature a double-race weekend
    at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The Formula Lites program aims at
    developing drivers interested in entering professional motorsports, including
    those who seek to make the leap from karting to open-wheel racing.


    Modified Country 125, Limited & Mini Triple Crown Race No. 1
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    (Inclement Weather Date: Thursday, June 11)


    2nd Annual Vintage Motorsports Festival
    Thursday, June 18, 2015 to Sunday, June 21, 2015
    The Vintage Motorsports Festival returns to the Thompson Speedway
    Motorsports Park road course for three days of vintage racing action, hosted by
    VRG and VSCCA. This event features cars from throughout the past century,
    including formula cars, sports racers, sports cars, vintage production and more!



    Late Model 20/20 Sprint & Limited Triple Crown Race No. 2
    Wednesday, July 8, 2015
    (Inclement Weather Date: Wednesday, July 15)



    SCCA, Northeast Region
    Friday, July 10, 2015 to Saturday, July 11, 2015
    Details TBA. Click here for more information about SCCA NER.(link is external)


    Wednesday, July 29, 2015
              Sunoco Mods 20/20
    (Inclement Weather Date: Thursday, July 30)


    24 Hours of LeMons: There Goes the Neighborhood
    Friday, August 7, 2015 to Sunday, August 9, 2015
    Endurance racing for $500 cars. It's not just an oxymoron; it's a breeding
    ground for morons. It's where Pintos and Maseratis battle to lap a Le Car. It's
    where first-timers dice with Nomex-soiling pros. Come to watch or race. .




    Budweiser 'King of Beers' 150 & Limited Triple Crown Race No. 3
    Wednesday, August 12, 2015
    (Inclement Weather Date: Thursday, August 13)




    Sunoco Modified Double Features & Mini Triple Crown Race No. 3
    Wednesday, August 26, 2015
    The final race of the TSMP summer series will be the traditional double feature
    event for the Sunoco Modifieds - providing them one last opportunity to rack up
    NASCAR points before the series closes. The ground pounders will do battle in
    two 25-lap races which will pay a combined purse of over $11,000.




    Stock Car Road Race Challenge
    Friday, September 11, 2015 to Saturday, September 12, 2015
    The drivers of the North East Mini Stock Tour, North East Street Stock Tour,
    New England Truck Series, and the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Mini
    Stocks will turn the first competitive stock car laps on the facility's newly
    renovated road course.




    World Racing League: New England Endurance Touring Cup
    Saturday, September 26, 2015
    World Racing League (WRL) is a nation-wide, grassroots racing series founded
    on the premise that amateur road racing should be accessible and enjoyable,
    without unnecessary hassles or barriers to participate, and without losing the
    flavor and nature of real competition. Club racing cars, budget racing vintage
    racing cars… if they are safe and built within our power-to-weight limits, then
    they a




    Mudderella New England
    Saturday, October 3, 2015

    Mudderella events are 5-7 mile obstacle course challenges designed for women
    by women, empowering participants to “Own Your Strong” as they take on 12-
    15 obstacles testing balance, strength, agility, willpower and overall fitness.

    Event URL: http://mudderella.com/events/new-england-2015/(link is external)




    SCCA, Northeast Region
    Friday, October 9, 2015 to Saturday, October 10, 2015
    Details TBA. Click here for more information about SCCA NER.(link is external)




    Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing

    Friday, October 16, 2015 to Sunday, October 18, 2015

    (Inclement Weather Date: Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25)

    This nationally-recognized event will feature 15 different divisions of racing
    this year, and will crown 14 champions. The final championship race for the
    NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will headline the card for the 53rd running of
    the Sunoco World Series.


    VMRS  2015 Schedule


    2015 Tentative Schedule

    Show Dates / Event / Location

    Jan. 17th & 18th Auto Parts Swap ‘N Sell, Big E Living Center
     W. Springfield, MA

    Feb. 6th & 7th The Racer’s Expo, Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Marlborough, MA

    Feb. 7th VMRS Annual Meeting held @ Racer’s Expo,
    Marlborough, MA

    Feb. 28th & March 1st Frank Maratta’s Auto Show & Race – A – Rama Big E Living Center, W. Springfield, MA

    Race Date / Track Location / Laps

    TBD  Waterford Speedbowl Waterford, CT 100 Laps

    April 18th Monadnock Speedway Winchester, NH 100 Laps

    May 22nd Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford Springs, CT 80 Laps

    May 30th Airborne Speedway Plattsburgh, NY 100 Laps

    June 6th Seekonk Speedway Seekonk, MA 100Laps

    June 19th Lee USA Speedway Lee, NH 100 laps

    June 26th Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford Springs, CT 80 Laps

    July 4th Monadnock Speedway Winchester, NH 100 Laps

    July 10th Claremont Speedway, Claremont, NH 100 Laps

    July 24th Devil’s Bowl Speedway Fair Haven, VT 100 Laps

    August 1st Beech Ridge Speedway Scarborough, ME 100 Laps

    TBD Waterford Speedbowl Waterford, CT 100 Laps

    August 22nd Monadnock Speedway Winchester, NH 100 Laps

    August 29th Oxford Plains Speedway Oxford, ME 100 Laps

    September 4th Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford Springs, CT 80 Laps

    TBD Waterford Speedway Waterford, CT 100 Laps

    October 10th & 11th Lee USA Speedway Lee, NH 100 Laps

    October 17th Thompson Speedway Thompson, CT 50 Laps