Thompson Announces Initial Division List for 58th World Series
Track Also Adds SK Lights to September 2 Program
Thompson, CT — American-Canadian Tour (ACT), Pro All Stars Series (PASS), and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park officials have announced the initial list of participants for the 58th World Series of Speedway Racing. Fifteen divisions and touring series have been confirmed for the event scheduled for Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13. Additional divisions could be added as discussions continue.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will once again return to the World Series for a 150-lap event. The NASCAR Modifieds have been part of every World Series since the touring era began in 1985, making this their 36th consecutive appearance at the prestigious event.
They are just one of several Modified events throughout the weekend. A Tour-Type Modified Open is scheduled and the 350 Supermodifieds will be part of the program. Thompson’s Sunoco Modifieds and SK Light Modifeds are also slated for the World Series. The rest of Thompson’s local divisions are on the card as well, including the Limited Sportsmen and Mini Stocks.
Local Thompson Late Model racers can take part in a non-point open event for ACT-type Late Models, which use the same rules as weekly racing. Additional open events are planned for 8-cylinder Street Stocks and the Vintage Modifieds.
Multiple other touring series are making the World Series part of their championship chases. The PASS Super Late Models, which have been a part of the last three Icebreaker weekends, are getting their first call for the World Series. The EXiT Realty Pro Truck Challenge and North East Mini Stock Tour have been World Series regulars in recent years and return in 2020.
Last but not least, the Senior Tour Auto Racers Modifeds and STAR Sportsmen will compete at the World Series. Along with the Vintage Modified Open, it gives fans three chances to see the cars of yesteryear take to the 5/8-mile oval once again.
In other news, officials have added the SK Light Modifieds to the Thompson 150 on Wednesday, September 2. They join a card that also includes the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, Limited Sportsmen, and Mini Stocks. Qualifying begins at 5:00pm with features starting at 6:00pm. Advance tickets are available now at https://happsnow.com/event/Thompson-Speedway-Motorsports-Park.
All divisions and series that are confirmed for the World Series and/or Thompson 150 are invited to take part in a Thompson Speedway open practice on Wednesday, August 19. Teams are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if they are attending so officials can plan accordingly.
The tentative practice day plan is to open the pits in the late morning with practice throughout the afternoon. Exact times will be announced later this week. Pit admission is $25 per person.