The Vintage Outlaws invaded the Thompson Speedway on May 19 and raced in conjunction with the annual Thompson Historic Invitational event. The top 5 finishers were Jim Lowrey (07) followed by Derek Robbie (7NY), Gary Byington (7CT), Wade Gagner (12) and Doug Sogolow (70). The next event is @ Star Speedway on May 27th. If you have an acceptable car come run with us for some good, clean fun!
The Vintage Outlaws opened their season on April 8th at the Thompson Speedway under cold and windy conditions. Coming in for the win was Jim Lowrey (07) followed by Bill Boudreau (23) and Charlie Pasteryak (making a guest appearance in Doug Sogolow’s Flying 70).
Rounding out the field were Paul Jaques (7NY) , John Furno (7CT) , Charlie Wilcox (8) and Art Merchant (64).
The race went green to checker. Everyone went home frozen and happy.
The 2017 Vintage Outlaws Schedule has been announced. For the first time in 2017, the Vintage Outlaws will run for points. American Racer Tire will pay for the point fund for the Vintage Outlaws in 2017. Bill Galloway and Jim Darlington from Dave Lind Racing will pay a portion of every tire sold to the point fund in 2017. The series will run exclusively on American Racer Tire.
Sunoco Race Fuel will also be the official fuel supplier of the Vintage Outlaws. Each winner of the Vintage Outlaws will receive a $25 dollar gift certificate from Sunoco Race Fuels.
Thirty Marketing will also return as a series sponsor for the 2017 season.
The series will also allow Cavalier bodies based on approval from the board. (See post below)
The series will kickoff their 2017 season at the 43rd Annual Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Saturday April 1st.
The series will have four visits to the New London-Waterford Speedbowl kicking off the track’s season opener on May 6th with the Modified Touring Series and will make a second appearance in the month of May on the 20th and come back on Saturday July 15th. September 23rd will will the Outlaws final visit of the season to Waterford.
They will head to Star Speedway for three appearances on May 27th, July 22nd and September 2nd. The HMS event on September 2nd will be a non points event.
The series will crown a champion at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday September 23rd.
A race or two maybe added to the schedule. – Matthew Wiernasz
Beginning in 2017 The Vintage Outlaws will allow certain Cavalier-bodied modifieds to compete. Cars will be approved by looks; your car must be easy distinguishable as a vintage-bodied car and not a current model. To assure that this happens, your car will need to have a long roof with A and C pillars common to the era. No current-style rear bumpers will be allowed; only period-correct long bumpers. All other aspects of your car must be in keeping with the ‘vintage look’ as determined by our rules committee. Your car will need to meet all other rules as outlined on the Vintage Outlaws website.
Two pictures (taken from different views) of your car must be submitted to us online for review before your car will be accepted for competition. DO NOT show up at the track with your car and expect us to make a judgement then; we will not.
Contact me through the Facebook Vintage Outlaws group with any questions.
Star Speedway 8/20/2016
- 07 Jim Lowrey
- 04 Mike Rohnhock
- 12 Glen Billings
- 23 Bill Boudreau
- 71 Arthur Hannaford
- 70 Doug Sogolow
- 7Ct. Gary Byington
- 79 Scott Tucker
- 13 Tony Palm
- 41 Ben LeVangie