BURLINGTON — Vermont Motorsports Magazine plans to expand its stock car racing coverage in 2011. Online at vtmotormag.com, VMM is Vermont’s leader in local and regional racing news and enters its third season this year.

Vermont Motorsports Magazine plans to have a presence at more than 100 racing events, trade shows, and press conferences during the 2011 season, primarily covering weekly racing at all three of Vermont’s short tracks: Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in Barre, Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, and Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven. In addition, VMM will cover weekly action at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, N.Y., and will follow the American-Canadian Tour, the Valenti Modified Racing Series, the Sprint Cars of New England, and will take part in events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that include the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the IZOD IndyCar Series.

Already in 2011, VMM has covered events during Florida Speedweeks at Volusia Speedway Park, New Smyrna Speedway, and Daytona International Speedway in February.

As part of its expansion, VMM has added three members to its coverage team; Editor Justin St. Louis will be joined in 2011 by T.J. Ingerson, Ricky St. Clair, and Shawn Sicard.

Ingerson, of Lisbon, N.H., is a former driver with victories at Thunder Road and White Mountain (N.H.) Motorsports Park, and has taken an interest in stock car racing journalism. Ingerson’s primary focus will be on the American-Canadian Tour, though he will also cover several other touring series and weekly events at asphalt and dirt tracks around New England.

Cadyville, N.Y., resident St. Clair will graduate from Clinton Community College in May and plans to attend Plattsburgh State College to study journalism. St. Clair will cover weekly events at Airborne Speedway, and his hometown knowledge of the track and familiarity with its competitors on both sides of Lake Champlain will be integral to VMM’s coverage expansion.

Sicard, of Northfield, graduated from Lyndon State College in 2002 with a degree in telecommunications. He is a former Street Stock Rookie of the Year at Thunder Road and won the Casella Waste Management 100 in the ultra-competitive Tiger Sportsman division in 2008. Sicard will cover a variety of events at several tracks around the region.

In addition to expanding coverage on its own website, VMM has formed alliances with The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press and WDEV Radio for the 2011 season.

“I couldn’t be happier with the way the off-season has gone for Vermont Motorsports Magazine,” said St. Louis. “We built a ton of momentum in 2010 and we got off to a great start in February during Florida Speedweeks. Adding T.J., Shawn, and Ricky to our coverage team will allow VMM to not only cover more events, but multiple events at the same time. We’re really excited to get the season underway.”

Vermont Motorsports Magazine will welcome back many of its local and regional advertising partners including RPM Racing Engines of Georgia, Vt., Fast One Motorsports of Middlesex, Vt., and BFR Chassis of Whately, Massachusetts.

Photography support will again be provided by Leif Tillotson, Alan Ward, and Eric LaFleche.

VMM will get a jump on the northeastern racing season this weekend by attending the Rutland Regional Race Car Show at Diamond Run Mall in Rutland on Friday and the Hanover HomeLife Show at Leverone Field House in Hanover, N.H., on Saturday. The New England season begins the next weekend with the Valenti Modified Racing Series’ Budweiser Blastoff 100 at Waterford (Conn.) Speedbowl on Sunday, April 3. The American-Canadian Tour season opens on April 17 at Lee USA (N.H.) Speedway.

Vermont Motorsports Magazine is online at vtmotormag.com. Follow the VMM Twitter feed at twitter.com/VtMotorMag, find VMM on Facebook, or visit the VMM YouTube channel at youtube.com/VtMotorMag.