So last weekend, I hopped on my vintage Yamaha triple and scooted on over to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.
Last year ended on a pretty lousy note for Reid Lanpher, but he’s not dwelling on it.
Modifieds comprise the oldest division in NASCAR and are arguably the most popular race cars in the Northeast, but the cars now are as specialist-built as a Formula 1 chassis, not actually ‘modified’ like they were in the heyday of the class.
New England racing author Thom Ring offers memories of a ‘Lost Speedway’ in Massachusetts, Whip City Speedway.
On the ovals, pro stocks were invented by a local promoter as a response to the high costs of racing a modified at his track. At least, that’s what they’ll tell you in New England.
If you’ve visited a museum lately, here’s hoping you displayed the proper reverence.
Retirement is different for professional athletes than it is for everyone else, and not just because when athletes retire, they have to start thinking about getting a real job.
NASCAR has struck again, and I can’t ignore yet another attempt by them to generate buzz and keep fans with short attention-spans happy watching commercials over the course of 500 laps and four hours, some of which might involve racers actually racing.