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Korner Brothers Take Top Two Spots in Second Round of MSD Legends Series

THOMPSON, CT – Sunday, the Midstate Site Development Legends Series contested their second race of the 2017 season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The demanding 1.7-mile course challenged the 13 drivers in attendance, but in the end it was Noah Korner, the Series’ defending Champion, who used his experience to best the field.

It appeared that no one was going to be able to beat Jordan O’Brien who recorded the fastest time in practice and qualifying. Engine issues, however, forced the Maine driver to retire from the race after leading the first three circuits. Noah Korner, who was securely riding in second, inherited the lead, and never looked back, pacing the final eight laps.

The battle was on, however, for the second position between Korner’s brother, Glenn, and Danbury, CT-native, Teddy Hodgdon. The two Semi-Pro drivers swapped the position back and forth four times, before Glenn made an aggressive move on the final lap, beating Hodgdon back to the stripe. Patrick Dillon and Bob Weymouth rounded out the top five.

“First race for me at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and brought home the win. Super excited for the upcoming season! Just have to find some oval racing soon. Big thanks to my dad Glenn, CJ D'Addario Jr. with 860 Motorsports, Jags Palmer, Brian Kelley with Canton Auto Supply, and Joe Parks with H.O.Penn Machinery.”

The next race for the MSD Legends Series will be on Sunday, June 11, as part of the first of three Summer Road Race Series events. The Legends will be participating in two INEX point-counting events, in addition to the Big and Small Bore classes. For more information about the MSD Legends Series, please visit

Noah Korner wins prestigious Bilstein Madonna Award

Noah Korner was awarded the 2016 Bilstein Madonna award in front of a packed house at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The award is given to a racer that is a winner both on and off the race track. The 19 year old sophomore at Central Connecticut State University had no idea he would win an award that has been won by such legends as Dale Earnhardt, Bill Elliot and Alan Kulwicki.

"What a night," said Korner. I can't thank Bilstein enough for this amazing honor. To be crowned the Semi Pro Champion, be a part of a great cause like Folds of Honor and win the Madonna award is overwhelming."

Mid State Motorsports Donates $10,150 to Folds of Honor at US Legends International Banquet

Mid State Motorsports presented Sarah White, representing Folds of Honor a check for $10,150 at the US Legends Car International Banquet. Mid State Motorsports donated all of their race winnings from 2016 plus money raised in honor of Sarah’s Dad, Captain Dennis Michael White. Folds of Honor provides scholarships to the spouses and children to those killed or disabled in service to America to achieve their academic goals. It was a touching tribute by the Mid State team.

Korner moving up to US Legends Pro Division in 2017

Canton, CT- (November 8, 2016 )-Coming off a career year Noah Korner is taking the next big step in his racing career. The 19 year old won a total of 43 races in 2016 in the US Legends Semi-Pro Division and feels like the time has come to move up to his next challenge.

“What an amazing year our team had in 2016,”stated Korner.” “I never thought that our team would gel like we did and that credit goes to my crew chief C.J, my Dad and Canton NAPA and H.O. Penn Caterpillar.”
The sophomore at Central Connecticut State University did a great job balancing his schedule of racing and school and knows that the challenges of 2017 will even be greater this racing season.

Noah’s 2017 season will begin at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in January for the competitive Winter Heat Series followed by a trip to the Winter Nationals in Florida in February.

Korner’s race cars are maintained and crew chiefed by C.J. D’Addario and his 860 Motorsports team. “C.J. does an amazing job keeping my cars running up front and he will be a key to our success in 2017.”