The Souza Files: News and Notes From Across New England as Season Kickoff Approaches

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SEEKONK, Mass. — Column by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — As the wind blows through the air on one of the final days of March and I drive by race shops with motors roaring, it can only mean one thing — race season is here. Let’s take a look at …

The Souza Files: A Look at Three Potential Title Surprises on the 2016 Whelen Modified Tour

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Column by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Going into the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, the clear favorite is defending two-time consecutive champion Doug Coby. Not only did he win the championship in 2014 and 2015, but Coby ended last year with an incredibly successful …

The Souza Files: Intense and Exciting Year on Tap for Seekonk Speedway in 2016

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SEEKONK, Mass. — Column by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Seekonk Speedway photo — Winter is going away in New England and the sunshine and warmer temperatures are right around the corner. With that will come the opening of Seekonk Speedway, a NASCAR Home Track on the coast of Massachusetts that is going into their 71st …

The Souza Files: Whelen Tour Schedule on the Way, Plus More New England Offseason News

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SOMERSET, Mass. — Column by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Will Schneekloth/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Phew, what a 2015 racing season it was in New England. We saw top talents on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour like Doug Coby put on an incredible championship run.  We saw some local guys like Angelo Belsito, the …

The Souza Files: Seekonk Including Some Top Tours In 2016; More Exciting News Ahead

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SEEKONK, Mass. — Column by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Seekonk Speedway photo — The Seekonk Speedway (Mass.) has already started releasing some pieces of their 2016 racing schedule and some of those pieces have been pleasantly surprising. A return appearance by the American Canadian Tour (ACT) to Seekonk for the first time since 2007 will …

The Souza Files: NASCAR Has Lost Control of the Circus, and They Need to Get It Back

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Column by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — Quite frankly, Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway was a complete joke. Jeff Gordon scored his 93rd career victory in a dramatic green-white-checkered battle with Jamie McMurray, locking himself into the championship finale at Homestead in a …

Souza Files Blog: What Should Make Someone Eligible For a Chase Berth?

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SEEKONK, Mass. — Blog by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Matthew O’Haren/USA TODAY Sports photo — When I ponder the current situation in NASCAR, it brings one important question to my mind — is the sanctioning body on the same page? At least in my eyes, the sport could be in trouble for future situations. With everything …

Souza Files Blog: Mixed Reviews Coming Out For 2015 Thompson Speedway Schedule

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THOMPSON, Conn. — Blog by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — TSMP photo — The Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park announced their schedule a few weeks ago and as the dust has settled, most race teams and fans in New England seem torn on whether the schedule came out how they had imagined. Just to recap, the oval …

Souza Files Blog: Seekonk Speedway Hits Final Stretch; Points Titles On the Line

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SEEKONK, Mass. — Blog by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — www.visitsemass.com photo — Remember way back in April, when the snow will still faing and fans in Seekonk were wondering if this season would ever get started? Yeah, I do too, as we sit here in the first week of September getting ready for the final …

Souza Files Blog: Seekonk Speedway Set for Sim’s Season Opener

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May 2, 2014 — Blog by Race Chaser New England correspondent Kyle Souza — Action Track Photography photo — SEEKONK, MA — Finally, after a long and snowy winter the Action Track of the East is once again ready to get back into full swing. Sunday will feature the Sim’s Season Opener, which this year has an extra spice too it. …

Souza Files Blog: Seekonk Speedway Pro Stock Class Continues to Grow for 2014

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April 19, 2014 — Blog by Race Chaser New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Photo courtesy Seekonk Speedway via Action Track Photos — SEEKONK, MA — How much snow can we take here in New England? After so many plowable snow storms, it’s gotta be just about time to go racing, right?  That would be correct.  We are now just 14 …

The Souza Files Blog: Hometown Hero Comes Home; Wins VMRS at Seekonk

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August 21, 2013 – Blog by RaceChaser New England Insider Kyle Souza – Overall it has been an up and down season for Todd Annarummo and his Valenti Modified Racing Series team. It all started at Waterford Speedbowl in April, with the Blastoff 100 with the tour. He led almost the whole race, but a late race restart sent Steve …