Thompson Mourns the Loss of a Great Competitor

(THOMPSON, CT) – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park today expressed its deepest sympathies to the friends and family of a former track Champion Ron Bouchard.  Bouchard was a regular competitor at Thompson from 1972 through 1980 and was a real fan favorite.
Donald J. Hoenig, a long-time friend of Bouchard, spoke for the track when he said that everyone at the Thompson Speedway was deeply saddened by his passing. “He was not only a wonderful personal friend, but was a marvelous driver and a great golfing companion”, said Hoenig.
Bouchard won a total of 37 races at Thompson and was the Modified track champion in 1978. He also won the prestigious Thompson 300 in 1980. Bouchard went on to compete in NASCAR’s top division The Winston Cup, now Sprint Cup, Series where he also enjoyed great success.

Northeast Racing Legend Ron Bouchard Has Passed Away.

Very sad news today about a racing legend, Ron Bouchard has passed away. Ron’s friend Tom Ormsby announced his passing this morning on Facebook.

Ron’s career began in 1963 and spanned several decades including many modified wins up and down the east coast at tracks like Thompson, Stafford, Westboro, Seekonk and Waterford.  His biggest modified win came in 1980  when he captured the prestigious Thompson 300.

In 1981 he moved up to the highest ranks of Stock Car racing, the  NASCAR Winston Cup. His lone NASCAR Cup win was in the 1981 Talladega 500, the win was one of the greatest upsets in NASCAR Cup history and helped earn him 1981 rookie of the year honors.

Ron’s last NASCAR Cup race was in 1987 and he was elected into the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame in 1998.

After racing Ron opened up Ron Bouchard Auto Store in home town of Fitchurg.

Ron was 67 when he passed, all of at Myracenews send our condolences to his family and friends.

We will have arrangements when they are announced.

Howie Hodge Photo.

 

 

Ray Sand Jr. Reloading for Small Block Super Assault at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (December 9, 2015) – Ray Sand Jr., the son of longtime Oswego Supermodified contender Ray Sand Sr., is reloading for another shot at the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super division in 2016 at Oswego Speedway.

Sand, who finished 26th in last year’s SBS standings after running a part-time schedule, is working hard this off-season after acquiring a former Russ Brown Hedger chassis which will be fit with an all-new engine for the upcoming season.

An accomplished open-wheel Micro Sprint racer, Sand competed in only a handful of events in 2015 at Oswego with a best finish of 16th position, but it was not for a lack of effort.

Along with primary sponsor Tandoi Asphalt and Seal Coating as well as associate sponsors The Tint Shop, Ken’s Auto Repair, Guglielmos Sauce, and RPM Auto Enterprises, Sand and team have committed to another go at the ‘Steel Palace’ and will be primed and ready to leave their mark at Oswego in 2016.

The 66th season of racing at Oswego Speedway will begin on Saturday, May 14 with the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Richie Evans Memorial 61.

Oswego’s full 2016 schedule will be announced in its entirety in the coming weeks.

Individual ticket pricing and season ticket packages will be announced following the full schedule release.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, follow on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or like on Facebook at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

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