Sunoco Modified Drivers to Compete for Special Bonuses at Whelen Night

Thompson SpeedwaySunoco Modified Drivers to Compete for Special Bonuses at Whelen Night

(THOMPSON, CT) – On Wednesday, August 26, the Sunoco Modifieds will compete in their annual 20/20 Sprint race as part of Whelen Night, presented by King Cadillac GMC at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP). The event will see teams compete in two 20-lap points races, followed by a 10-lap sprint to determine the overall purse for the event, with the winning driver taking home $1,800.

There is even more money on the line for Sunoco Modified teams on Wednesday night with two extra bonuses to be earned. Waddell Communications, the Official Radio provider for TSMP, will be offering the “Perfect Challenge” bonus which will give $500 cash to a driver should he or she win all three races of the night.
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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s premier division to return for Sunoco Modified 20/20 Sprint

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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s premier division to return for Sunoco Modified 20/20 Sprint

The Sunoco Modifieds will be in the spotlight at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) for their second annual 20/20 Sprint event on Whelen Night, Wednesday, July 29th.

The Sunoco Modified 20/20 Sprint, presented by King Cadillac GMC will feature a three segment race for the open-wheel division, with the lowest overall point total taking the victory. The first segment will be based upon current points standings, and will be 20 laps in distance. The second segment will be a complete inversion of lead lap cars setting the field, and will also consist of 20 laps. The third and final segment will be lined up by fastest lap times from the first segment, but will only be a 10 lap sprint for the win. This format has been used for both the Late Model and Sunoco Modified divisions at TSMP, and has resulted in high energy wheel-to-wheel action.
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Thompson’s Top-Tier Fendered Division to Shine at the Dunkin’ Donuts Late Model 20/20 Sprint

dfjgdfgdf(Thompson, CT) – On Wednesday, July 8th, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) will host the 2nd annual Late Model 20/20 Sprint featuring TSMP’s premier fendered division. The first two 20-lap races will both give the opportunity for Late Model teams to earn championship points. The third 10-lap race, though not counting for points, will be factored into determining the purse for the evening, which includes a $1,000 prize for the race winner. As an added bonus, the winner will also earn a position as a guaranteed starter for the 100-lap American Canadian Tour race at the World Series on Oct. 16-18, 2015. Rick Gentes, who’s seen podium finishes in the first two Late Model races at TSMP this season, will be looking to claim these coveted prizes next Wednesday.

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Doug Coby claims another win at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in the Mr. Rooter 125

thompson speedwayDoug Coby claims another win at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in the Mr. Rooter 125

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) returned to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on June 10th with Ryan Preece riding a two race winning streak and four straight top five finishes into the fifth race of the season, the Mr. Rooter Plumbing 125.

With a packed crowd on hand Preece hoped to match an accomplishment he completed in 2013 as the most recent driver to win three consecutive events on the Whelen Modified Tour, however it was not meant to be as the points leader was overshadowed by a dominant performance by defending series champion Doug Coby, who has owned the Big T as of late with a win in the Icebreaker earlier this year, and who claimed another victory leading all 125 laps of the event. It was Coby’s twelfth career victory in the series and represented a maximum points day for the driver who sat third in the points coming into the night. Coby remains in third, only a single point behind Pitkat for second.
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Rob Fuller Motorsports Back in Action at Thompson Speedway

Corey LaJoie and Ron Silk Represent 15-40 Connection in the Mr. Rooter 125

fasfasgdSHREWSBURY, Mass. (June 8, 2015) – Rob Fuller Motorsports and 15-40 Connection will make their second appearance in the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) on Wednesday, June 10 at the Mr. Rooter 125 at the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Drivers Corey LaJoie and Ron Silk both plan to improve upon their Icebreaker 150 finishes from earlier this season.

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Finishes Up Marathon Run at Thompson Speedway Motorpsorts Park for the Mr. Rooter 125

thompson speedwayNASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Finishes Up Marathon Run at Thompson Speedway Motorpsorts Park for the Mr. Rooter 125

(Thompson, CT) – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) teams have been working hard the last couple weeks getting ready for a marathon run of races at all three of Connecticut’s short tracks. The Mr. Rooter 125 on Wednesday, June 10 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) will mark the last of the three races held within a 12-day span. With three different drivers winning the first four races of the season, the battle for the championship is already off to an exciting start.

Ryan Preece currently holds the top position, after winning the last two NWMT races at Waterford New-London Speedbowl and Stafford Motor Speedway. Woody Pitkat, who has also scored a win this season, is next in the standings and is looking for his first NWMT championship after a breakout season in 2014. Last year’s champion, and winner of the first NWMT race of the season at TSMP, Doug Coby will look to climb to the top of the standings with another win at the Mr. Rooter 125.
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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to Host Inaugural Formula Lites Race

thompson speedwayThompson Speedway Motorsports Park to Host Inaugural Formula Lites Race

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is proud to host the inaugural race for the Formula Lites on its 1.7 mile road course, as part of a double race-weekend on May 29-30. The newly formed Formula Lites series represents the future of open-wheel racing for developing drivers. Featuring the very latest technology and engineering, and powered by a 2.4-liter, 16-valve Honda engine, these cars provide an avenue for drivers looking to climb the open-wheel ladder to series such as IndyCar or Formula 1.
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Stock Cars Invade Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Road Course

hfsdfsdTHOMPSON, CT – The North East Street Stock Tour helped make history on April 25, taking part in a Test and Tune on the 1.7 mile road course at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

Drivers were able to take advantage of over three hours of scheduled practice time, which included a driver’s meeting, explaining the differences between oval racing and road course racing, as well as a lead follow session, showing the preferred racing lines around the track.

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Bennett, Payson, Heinrich Score Victories at Icebreaker, Road Race Style

Bennett, Payson, Heinrich Score Victories at Icebreaker, Road Race Style
Outside the Box Promotions First Event in the Books

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THOMPSON, CT – After two full days of racing at the 1.7 mile road course at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, the inaugural victors have been crowned at the Icebreaker, Road Race Style.

John Raudat looked to be the car to beat in Group 1, the Spec Miata/Improved Touring B (SM/ITB) Class. The Madison, CT driver continuously posted the fastest lap in practice, and set the record for qualifying at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in an Outside the Box (OTB) Promotions event in the (SM/ITB) division, with a 1:23.644 circuit. Raudat followed Farmington, CT resident Rick Bennett for the majority of the race, keeping Bennett’s bumper within striking distance. The lead changed when Raudat worked his way around Bennett, but transmission problems ensued, ending the day for Raudat. Bennett would hold on for the win, becoming the first winner in an OTB Promotions event.
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News and Notes from the Icebreaker, Road Race Style Qualifying Day

Ken Payson's Pole Sitting Miata– John Raudat set the fast time in Group 1 qualifying, posting a 1:23.685. Raudat had not seen the 1.7 mile Road Course at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park before today’s event.

– Raudat, driving a 1999 Mazda Miata time gave him is his first Pole Award in his career.

– Raudat, from Madison, CT, is followed by youngster Matthew Chimbolo, who posted a 1:24.142. Xiang Li qualified third with time of 1:25.096.

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