Three 2015 INEX Road Course State Champions First to Register
THOMPSON, CT – In 2015, US Legends cars made their debut on Thompson Speedway Motorsports’ Park’s (TSMP) 1.7-mile road course. The race, which featured as many as six lead changes per lap, was deemed by many to be the best since the track’s renovation in 2013. On the heels of a successful inaugural event, OTB Promotions, Inc. announced they’d partnered with Midstate Site Development (MSD) to host a six-event, 10-race championship on TSMP’s challenging 11-turn course. Three of INEX’s State Champion drivers were the first to announce their intention to become the Series’ first titlist.
Shaun Buffington, who has been racing for nearly two decades is no stranger to TSMP. He is a former competitor in the Sunoco Modified Division on the venue’s historic 5/8-mile oval. When he returned last season, however, it was in his No. 23s Legend car and on the road course. You’d never know it was his first time on the track, though, as he navigated the circuit with
skill in route to victory lane. The 2015 INEX Connecticut State Road Course Pro Champion described the track layout as “awesome,” further commending the track’s “smooth asphalt aiding braking, as well as the lack of abrasiveness on tires.” His goal is to be crowned the Series’ inaugural champion.
Buffington’s teammate, Tom Gray, has also entered his No. 18 Chevrolet Coupe. A former INEX Road Course Master Champion, Gray earned a 2015 INEX CT State Road Course Masters title, on his way to a third place finish in the 2015 national Road Course Masters standings. Gray is expected to compete in all 11 races.
Maine’s Jordan O’Brien is the first Semi-Pro class driver to enter. When OTB talked to O’Brien, he was preparing for a trip to
Sebring to shadow a Lamborghini team in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) paddock, as part of a job shadow program. O’Brien’ passion for road racing is undeniable, citing the fact that his enthusiasm for the twists and turns began when he started racing karts at Maine Indoor Karting. The reason he continues road racing: “I don’t like to be normal.” At 17 years of age, he’s far from the status quo. The technical school student intends to participate in all MSD Legends Series events.
About Midstate Site Development
Midstate Site Development is a leader in heavy highway, as well as commercial and industrial construction. MSD’s has a reputation of success in both small and large scale projects, ranging from $23,000 to $4,134,000. They specialize not only in planning, but in properly and safely executing those plans to satisfy their customer’s needs.
About OTB Promotions
OTB Promotions, Inc. is a motorsports promotions company. The focus is to find new and innovative ways for drivers of sports cars, stock cars, karts, and just about anything else with tires and motors to do what they love – get on the track.