Spectator Drag Racing Poised For Seven Friday Night Events Under The Lights
Gales Ferry, CT (March 10, 2020) – The New England Street Outlaw Series (NESOS) is excited to return to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for a thrilling 2020 season of spectator drag racing events paired with drifting events hosted by Lock City Drift for a unique one of a kind automotive enthusiast event; Friday Night Drift & Drags. Friday night drag racing events will start April 24th at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, CT and run until October 30th.
Seven Friday night events highlight the 2020 schedule that includes more track time than ever before. Racers will have the opportunity to compete in three divisions; Outlaw, Street and Bike for a season long championship battle. In addition to regular divisions, special events will include Double Eliminations, Imports vs. Domestics and Pro Tree Shootouts for even more on track action. NESOS Promoter Mark Caise stated, “We are designing these events to give racers more track time and more competition than ever before with new exciting shootout style races.” Any racers with a safe vehicle are welcome to participate in the on-track action. The track distance for the 2020 season has been set at 250’. The entire 2020 schedule and rule book can be found online at www.NEStreetOutlaws.com.
- Friday, April 24th
- Friday, May 15th
- Friday, June 5th
- Friday, July 24th
- Friday, August 14th
- Friday, September 4th
- Friday, October 30th
The NESOS was formed with the basis of allowing competitors to race their street vehicles, drag purpose vehicles or bikes and quads in a safe and controlled environment. Some racers use the NESOS events as a way to have some fun with their friends to hold bragging rights in an exciting ‘Run What You Brung’ style atmosphere. Others use the NESOS events as a way to practice their reaction time with their vehicles before heading to larger 1/8 & 1/4 mile tracks. The dial-in system used as part of the full electronic scoring system helps to ensure drivers stay true to what their cars and themselves are capable of and allows for different style and performance vehicles to race on an equal playing field.
The NESOS run under a lightweight rule package to ensure equal competition and allow almost all vehicles and modifications to be eligible. There will be three classes for the 2020 season. The Outlaw Class (formerly Competition / Pro) features cars that are not necessarily completely street legal. Most cars are classic muscle with performance modifications and racing slicks and others are full blown drag cars featuring full roll cages and 600+ horsepower engines. The Street Class features cars that are completely street legal. They may not necessarily be completely showroom stock; but if they can pass emission testing and not have the police need to site them a ticket for excessive noise and/or ‘non-legal components’ they are welcome to race on most DOT approved tires. The Bike Class is where it gets really interesting. This is the broadest of all the classes whether they have two wheels or four, motorcycle or dirt bike, quad, lawn mower, or snowmobile, if you can race it this is the division for you. The 2020 Thompson Speedway events will also have a point system and will award a champion in each class at year’s end.
The NESOS team got its start working together in 2014 when Promoter and Series Owner Mark Caise oversaw the (New London) Waterford Speedbowl Sho & Go Program, a spectator drag racing and car cruise show rolled into one event. David Gagnon has been named the Race Director for 2020; he has served in this roll since 2012.
For more information and announcements forthcoming please be sure to visit www.NEStreetOutlaws.com and follow New England Street Outlaws on Facebook.
New England Street Outlaw Series
The New England Street Outlaw Series is based in New England and features exciting spectator drag racing events at various regional venues. From asphalt to dirt, from 100 feet to 1/8 mile strip the NESOS can handle any size venue with its temporary electronic track system complete with sensors and a professional drag racing tree. We bring the drag racing to you! For more information or to setup a public event or book private events please visit www.NEStreetOutlaws.com or email Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com.
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
After 79 years leading the way in motorsports – introducing the first purpose-built road course and first asphalt high-banked oval in America – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is now proud to offer even more. TSMP today includes NASCAR racing on our 5/8 mile Oval, a 1.7 mile Road Course, a first class Golf Club, our Clubhouse restaurant with a banquet and catering facility, our exclusive Drivers Club, and multiple driving experiences through Circuit One Events. TSMP is centrally located between Boston, Providence and New York City, and just 45 minutes from Foxwoods Resort & Casino. For more information visit www.ThompsonSpeedway.com.
NESOS uses the offices of Thirty Marketing:
Contact: Mark Caise
1666 Route 12
PO Box 631
Gales Ferry, CT 06335