Local Divisions Returning to Thompson for 58th Annual Sunoco World Series
Thompson, CT — Some of New England’s top weekly competitors will arrive at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park looking to chase more than $16,000 in purses as part of the 58th annual Sunoco World Series on October 9-11.
The Sunoco Modifieds, Twisted Tea SK Light Modifieds, Sam Adams Limited Sportsman and Mini Stocks will all hit the high-banks for their second races of the season. Although it looked like divisions might remain dark for the season, a new agreement with the American-Canadian Tour and Pro All Star Series leasing the track in the summer allowed these divisions to return and chase a lucrative payout to close the oval season at Thompson.
The World Series is well-known as the top short-track racing weekend in the New England region, and with 19 divisions set to compete again this year, fans won’t want to miss the action over three days in Connecticut.
Top Open-Wheel Racers Preparing for World Series Modified, 350 Super Opens
Thompson, CT – Some of the top open-wheel racers from throughout the Northeast are getting ready for two major open events as part of the 58th Annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The Budweiser Modified Open and 350 Supermodified Open on Saturday, October 10 have big prizes up for grabs and big names ready to chase them.
The 75-lap open event for Tour-type Modifieds has more than $26,000 in posted awards with $5,000 for the winner. Notable Modified racers such as Eric Goodale, Chase Dowling, Jeff Gallup, and Mike Christopher Jr. are preparing their ground-pounders for one of the most anticipated events on the packed World Series schedule.
Touring Series Divisions Invading Sunoco World Series at Thompson Speedway
Thompson, CT – While 19 different divisions get ready to battle in the 58th annual Sunoco World Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, October 9-11, there is quite the group of variety of race cars planned for fans. There will be a mix of touring series divisions, local classes and open shows to make up three days of racing, with everything from Modifieds, to Midgets, Late Models, Mini Stocks and more.
Headlining the weekend will be the season-finale for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour — the Sunoco World Series 150. Although their 2020 season has been shortened due to COVID-19, they have put together nine races, including two at Thompson. In September, Ron Silk went to Victory Lane in the Thompson 150. For the Sunoco World Series 150, however, the story will surround the championship battle.
Big Money on the Line in ACT-Style Late Model Show at Thompson Speedway World Series
Thompson, CT — Late Model drivers in New England won’t want to miss a big 50-lap feature as part of the 58th Annual World Series of Speedway Racing at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. On Saturday, October 10, some of the top competitors in ACT-style Late Models will bear down on the Thompson high-banks with more than $17,000 in total prize money on the line.
The race pays $2,000 to win, $1,200 for second, and $1,000 for third with a minimum $300 payout to take the green flag. However, the lucrative purse throughout the field isn’t the only value drivers will be chasing. For the first time in recent World Series memory, drivers will also be chasing lap money in the Late Model feature, with most laps slated for $50 to the driver who leads that circuit.
Big-Block Supermodifieds Return To Thompson For World Series
NAPLES, ME (September 25) – Officials from the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and American-Canadian Tour (ACT) announced today that the Big-Block Supermodifieds of ISMA will be returning to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the 58th Annual World Series Of Speedway Racing. The ISMA Supermodifieds are one of 19 divisions that will be racing at Thompson as part of the World Series from Friday, October 9th through Sunday, October 11th. The breathtaking Big-Block Supermods will compete for 50 laps and will join the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season finale, along with the PASS Super Late Models on the final day of racing.
Payouts and Rules Released for Trio of Big-Money World Series Open Shows
Thompson, CT — American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have announced the purse structure, rules, and other information for a trio of open shows at the 58th World Series of Speedway Racing. High-paying single-day events are planned for the Tour-type Modifieds, 350 Small Block Super Modifieds, and ACT-type Late Models on the Saturday portion of the 18-division card.
World Series promoters Cris Michaud and Tom Mayberry have posted more than $26,000 in awards for the Tour-Type Modified Open on Saturday, October 10. Whoever triumphs in the 75-lap main event will cash a $5,000 winner’s check. Everyone who takes the green flag receives a minimum of $500 to start.