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    Fierce Competition Headlines Thompson’s Limited Sportsman Division

    Thompson, CT (March 30, 2015) As Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) driver Tommy
    Shea puts it, 'racing is a sport that extracts every human emotion'.  From triumphant to sad, from
    ecstatic to mad and everything in between, racing has it. Sometimes the swing from one extreme
    to another happens within seconds, but what makes each driver return race after race is the
    sought after moment of glory.

    Shea has yet to visit victory lane at TSMP and this year he will present a new car for competition
    during Icebreaker weekend on April 11th and 12th. He is one of many in a fiercely competitive
    Limited Sportsman field trying to topple the success of Corey Hutchings. Hutchings is no stranger
    to success and returns to the division after winning 5 of the last 6 events in 2014. Only one other
    driver went to victory lane last season and that was Shawn Monahan who earned three wins, but
    will be stepping away from driving as the newly named General Manager of the New London-
    Waterford Speedbowl.

    Multiple win seasons are nothing new for Hutchings who once tallied 17 wins across two tracks in
    one year. After much success in late model competition over the years owner-driver says, “I’m
    doing my own thing and I’m really enjoying what I have going on right now.”

    Larry Barnett ran only 4 races last season, but is a perennial favorite and will return to compete for
    the championship. If you ask his peers, you’ll find that Barnett’s return is on the minds of many due
    to his past success. Past success doesn’t always equal continued success and it will be a tall order
    with the tough competition that awaits.

    “I know Corey (Hutchings) and Scott (Sundeen) are always the guys that are running the same,”
    said Barnett. “If you’re really good, you’ll beat him and if you’re off a little you won’t. (Corey
    Hutchings) raised the bar last year so to beat him you need to be on top of your game.”

    A year ago, Scott Sundeen came away with his third championship, but felt as though he left a lot
    on the table throughout the season with a car that was underpowered. “I almost parked the car
    last season,” he said. “It was a huge struggle.”

    In the off-season, Sundeen went to work including multiple trips to the chassis dyno to diagnose
    the issue. It ended up being an electrical switch that was robbing power from the engine that
    equaled 30 horsepower on the dyno. With his car back to what it should be, he is optimistic about
    his title defense.

    Last year’s championship runner-up Steve Kenneway will not return in 2015, handing the keys over
    to Diego Monahan, bringing even more talent to a stacked division.

    Then there is Ryan Waterman who finished with a top-5 points effort in 2014. At 21 years old,
    Waterman is about to embark on his 3rd season and will bring the car he raced with last October at
    the World Series. That car had to be rebuilt after crashing during the event, but it gives him a boost
    on confidence in how well the car performed.


    Mr. Rooter Named Title Sponsor of June NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Race at Thompson
    Speedway Motorsports Park

    Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and Mr. Rooter Plumbing franchisee, Vin Beedle, announced
    today that the Connecticut-based company will be the entitlement sponsor of the 125-lap NASCAR
    Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) slated for Wednesday night, June 10.  Beedle and his company are
    long-time supporters of auto racing in New England, sponsoring the Mr. Rooter New England Truck
    Series, as well as fielding a truck in the division in 2015. The drivers of the Truck will include
    NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Champions, and Thompson’s own Sunoco Modified driver,
    Keith Rocco, as well as Limited Sportsman - and SK Modified - driver Ed Puleo.
    “With the Mr. Rooter 125 we are expanding our support beyond where we originally started. This
    will be our first time partnering with Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, which I’m especially
    excited about,” Beedle said. “I appreciate being able to support the drivers, fans and crews at
    Thompson and am looking forward to a great event.”
    The Mr. Rooter 125 will be held on June 10, 2015 and will feature the NASCAR Whelen Modified
    Tour, Thompson’s four NASCAR Whelen All-American series divisions, as well as the Vintage
    Outlaws. This marks the first time since 2012 that the track has hosted four NWMT events. The
    Mini Stock division will compete in a 20-lap feature, which will kick off the start of their Triple
    Crown Series. It will also be the first Triple Crown race for the Limited Sportsman.
    “Vin Beedle and Mr. Rooter are great friends of motorsports, and we are very pleased to welcome
    them as the entitlement sponsor for our newest NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event,” said TSMP
    General Manager, Josh Vanada. “Vin's support of this event demonstrates his commitment to be a
    promoter and ambassador of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and Thompson Speedway
    Motorsports Park.”
    Online tickets and additional information about the Mr. Rooter 125 will be available on the
    Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park website: www.thompsonspeedway.com.  Be sure to like us
    on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest news and updates.

    About Mr. Rooter Plumbing   

    Mr. Rooter is a full service plumbing and drain cleaning company and fans can find their local Mr.
    Rooter by visiting www.mrrooter.com and entering their zip code in the search box.


    Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

    Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is one of the oldest continuously operating motorsports
    facilities in the country, with 2015 marking its 75th anniversary. 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, as well an 18-hole championship golf course.

    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.




    Mini Stocks to start off strong with a Double Header at the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
    Season Opener

Thompson, CT - There is light at the end of the tunnel. It’s been a long hard winter and the Icebreaker
at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is only 23 days away. The first race weekend of 2015
includes two 15-lap features for the Mini Stock division, which creates a common theme among the
contenders. The need to come out of the box strong is more important than ever and as a result teams
have been feverously preparing their machines for battle with one goal in mind: win the Icebreaker.

Nick Anderson comes into the new season fresh off a victory at the World Series in October. However,
the Icebreaker won’t be his first event of 2015. Anderson has elected to travel over 900 miles to
compete in the CRA Street Stock Series event in Brownsburg, IN the last weekend in March. Like many,
he has a bit of cabin fever motivating him to tow 16 hours to compete in a short track event that is 40
laps in distance.

Anderson pilots one of the few Chevrolets in the TSMP Mini Stock division, which serves as a challenge
for both him and his crew. He faces the same stiff competition while running a push rod motor
compared to the overhead cam power plant utilized by the Ford camp. He’s proud to carry the banner
for the bowtie brigade, and believes he has found the gremlin that kept him out of victory lane all but
once last season.

“We sent the carburetor out to get rebuilt and the car felt like it was missing something so we put the
old one on and the car came right to life,” said Anderson. “Now that we found that, our car was like a
night and day difference.”

Most teams will return in 2015 with the same tried and true piece that they competed with a year ago.
That’s not the case for Dave Trudeau who will bring a two-year-old 1997 Mustang to the Icebreaker, the
same car he built brand new and ran at Waterford last year. After going through the car from top to
bottom, TSMP will become it’s home in 2015.

“I like doing my own thing and building my cars in house,” Trudeau said. “I like to go down and beat the
guys with the professionally built car.”

With one win last season and years of full body experience at TSMP, a strong start to 2015 is his focus.
Trudeau first made a long awaited trip to victory lane during the penultimate event of 2014, a trend he
wants to change. Sandwiched around his day job as an auto body mechanic, Trudeau works on his
equipment day and night. He’ll be a busy man in 2015 not only competing at TSMP and Waterford, but
also has plans to compete in the inaugural Stock Car Road Race Challenge scheduled for the TSMP road
course on September 11-12.

Mike Veins comes in as the reigning champion and has now won multiple track titles in the class, with
his first championship dating back to 2003 while driving a Volkswagen. The championship was nice, but
there was one thing missing from his mantle at the end of the year, and that was a 2014 race winner’s
trophy.

“(Winning is) as much of a goal as trying to win the championship,” said Veins. “Winning a
championship is hard. It’s pretty competitive now and they are not easy to come by. The goal though is
to win a race or two this season and defend the title.”

Jeff Moffat was the 2014 championship runner-up and he had the coveted consistent season, with 3 top-
5s and 4 top-10 finishes.  Moffat is poised for a championship run with two cars in his stable for 2015.

“We have consistency down,” said Moffat. “We just need to finish higher in the field and turn the top-10
finishes into top-5s.”

If your last name is Baxter, the Icebreaker is a weekend you hope to get through with minimal issues.
Brothers Joe and Chad are separated by only 17 months in age, but their blood hasn’t mixed to create
Icebreaker success in the past. Neither has tasted the sweets of victory in the April opener, instead
both have repeatedly fallen on bad luck time and time again.  

Joe Baxter will have a brand new look to his No. 24 and a freshened motor to begin the season. Had it
not been for an engine failure during the Icebreaker and a 16th place finish in second feature of the
weekend last season, the year could have looked different for the driver who came just 18 points or 9
positions shy of the title.

For younger brother Chad, he’s optimistic about 2015 on the strength of two victories and a top-5 at the
World Series in 2014.  Last season it seemed to be feast or famine resulting in a disappointing 7th place
points finish. For Chad Baxter, consistency will make the difference in his quest for Mini Stock glory.

The Icebreaker is scheduled the weekend of April 10-12 and will include two 15-lap features for the Mini
Stock division, beginning with rotating practice session on Friday, April 10. For more information,
including an event schedule, visit www.thompsonspeedway.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and
Youtube for the most up to date news and updates about Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.




     

    For Immediate Release
    April 1, 2015
    Contact: John Spence Sr
    603-801-7640


    Winter’s Grip Forces Monadnock Speedway To Postpone Opener

    Canaan, NH -- The calendar claims it’s spring but race fans are left to wonder as continued cold
    weather and occasional snowfall continues in New England. The most recent weather forcing the
    postponement of the season opener this month at Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, NH.

    Series president Jack Bateman made the announcement Wednesday afternoon, April 1.

    “Because of winter related issues at Monadnock we are announcing a change in the plan for the
    start to the new season,” Bateman said. “The approved schedule for our competitors for practice
    has been changed to Saturday, April 25, with the opening date changed to Saturday, May 2.”

    The Monadnock event is the first of a 16-race schedule planned for 2015.





                       

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,
    ncluding 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



    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
  
    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.



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    Granite State Pro Stock Series to Make Debut at New London-Waterford Speedbowl

    Event to Decide Championship for 2015 Season



    Walpole, NH-    In a joint announcement, the Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) will conclude their 2015 season at New London-Waterford
    Speedbowl (NLWS) on October 24.



    The newly-formed management team at NLWS, including General Manager Shawn Monahan and Racing Director Scott Tapley, with GSPSS President
    Mike Parks made the agreement to make NLWS the twelfth stop in the fourth full-season for the young touring series.  The Waterford, CT raceway
    joins Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Claremont Speedway, Star Speedway, Hudson International Speedway, Lee USA Speedway, Speedway
    51, Monadnock Speedway, and White Mountain Motorsports Park on the schedule.  



    New London-Waterford Speedbowl was acquired by businessman Bruce Bemer this off-season, after Bemer submitted the winning bid in a foreclosure
    auction on October 18, 2014.  The deal became final February 5.



    More information on the October 24 event at New London-Waterford Speedbowl will be released as it becomes available.  For more information on the
    Granite State Pro Stock Series, visit www.gspss.net, like GSPSS on Facebook, or email Mike Parks, mparks@gspss.net.
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