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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Icebreaker Entry List

CAR DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM OWNER CREW CHIEF
1 Melissa Fifield, Wakefield, N.H. Eastern Propane & Oil Chevrolet Kenneth Fifield Glen Billings
2 Doug Coby, Milford, Conn. Mayhew Tools Chevrolet Mike Smeriglio III Phil Moran
3 Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa. Cape Cod Copper Chevrolet Jan Boehler Greg Fournier
6 Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn. TS Hauler Chevrolet Ed Partridge Jeff Preece
11 Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H. LFR Chassis Chevrolet Eddie Harvey Justin Link
15 Chase Dowling, Roxbury, Conn. 15-40 Connection Chevrolet Rob Fuller Steve Garrepy
16 Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y. Starret Racing Ford Eric Sanderson Stanley Szaban
17 Kyle Ellwood, Riverhead, N.Y. FirstData.com/Clover Chevrolet John Ellwood Jarod Zeltmann
20 Max Zachem, Preston, Conn. MPZ Motorsports/Lu-Macs Chevrolet Ken Zachem Steve Lemay
23 Troy Talman, Oxford, Mass. Vets On Track Foundation Chevrolet Jason Sechrist Jason Sechrist
24 Andrew Krause, Holmdel, N.J. Supreme MFG Co. Chevrolet Clifford Krause John Cooke
26 Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y. TBD Chevrolet Sean McDonald Chad McDonald
29 Brendon Bock, Franklin Square, N.Y. Meadow Brock-Collision Chevrolet George Bock Glenn Dixon
33 Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn. Performance Engines/Kendal Oil Ford Wade Cole Jake Marosz
36 Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y. Sapienza Enterprise Chevrolet Judy Thilberg Tommy Grasso
38 Gary Byington, Unionville, Conn.* Performance Engines/Kendall Oil Chevrolet Linda Rodenbaugh Robert Bourne
39 Calvin Carroll, Newton, N.J.* Power With Prestige/Cruising With Betty Chevrolet Joe Carroll Joe Carroll
44 Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass. Tinio Cor/Worldband Chevrolet Sully Tinio Bob Santos
46 Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn. Riverhead Building Supply Chevrolet Russell Goodale Doug Ogiejko
51 Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y. Phoenix Communications Chevrolet Kenneth Massa Danny Laferriere
56 Craig Lutz, Miller Place, N.Y. TBD Toyota Renee Lutz Eric Lutz
58 Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y. GAF Chevrolet Edgar Goodale Jason Shephard
64 Rob Summers, Manchester, Conn. Hoosier Tire East/Fastrock Electric/Hughes Motors Chevrolet Mike Murphy Ron Yuhas Jr.
75 Shawn Solomito, Islip, N.Y. Eastport Feeds Chevrolet Wayne Anderson Jerry Solomito
76 Jimmy Blewett, Howell, N.J. John Blewett Inc./TS Haulers/Starrett Tools Chevrolet Jimmy Blewett Robert Ormsbee
78 Walter Sutcliffe Jr., East Haven, Conn.* Last Minute Racing Chevrolet Steven Sutclitte Kevin Anderson
82 Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn. Horton Ave. Materials Chevrolet Danny Watts Jr TBA
85 Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn. Montanari Fuel/Stuarts Automotive/J&R Pre-Cast Chevrolet Robert Katon Don Barker
89 Matt Swanson, Acton, Mass. Starrett Tools Ford John Swanson Ken Barry

* Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park 2017 Icebreaker Schedule

ICEBREAKER 2017
THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK
EVENT SCHEDULE

Tentative schedule, subject to change. Updated 3/8/17.

Sunday, March 26, 2017
12:00 PM 5:00 PM CAMPING REGISTRATION OPEN
Monday, March 27, 2017
5:00 PM 8:00 PM CAMPING REGISTRATION OPEN
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
5:00 PM 8:00 PM CAMPING REGISTRATION OPEN
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
5:00 PM 8:00 PM CAMPING REGISTRATION OPEN
Thursday, March 30, 2017
11:00 AM 9:00 PM RACEWAY RESTAURANT OPEN (STANDARD MENU)
11:00 AM NWMT HAULER ARRIVES
5:00 PM EOE CAMPING OPEN

Friday, March 31, 2017
10:00 AM 7:00 PM GUEST REGISTRATION OPEN
10:00 AM 10:00 PM RACEWAY RESTAURANT OPEN (SEAFOOD MENU)
11:00 AM 6:00 PM DUNKIN DONUTS TRUCK OPEN
11:30 AM 7:00 PM PIT TICKET SALES OPEN
11:00 AM 3:00 PM SUNOCO FUEL STATION OPEN (NEXT TO GARAGE)
12:00 PM HAULERS ENTER, PIT AREA & PRO SHOP OPEN
(ALL DIVISIONS EXCEPT NWMT)
12:00 PM 5:30 PM DRIVER REGISTRATION OPEN (HANDICAPPER’S BUILDING)
1:00 PM ROTATING PRACTICE (ORDER TBA; 3 ROUNDS)
(ALL DIVISIONS EXCEPT NWMT & PASS)
5:00 PM ESTIMATED COMPLETION TIME
5:00 PM 7:00 PM HAULER PARKER (NO FRIDAY TICKET REQUIRED)

Saturday, April 1, 2017
7:00 AM 3:00 PM DUNKIN DONUTS TRUCK OPEN
7:00 AM 11:00 AM BREAKFAST BUFFET (RACEWAY RESTAURANT)
7:00 AM 6:00 PM GUEST REGISTRATION OPEN
7:30 AM 5:00 PM NWMT REGISTRATION OPEN
7:30 AM PIT TICKET SALES BEGIN
8:00 AM 4:00 PM SUNOCO FUEL STATIONS OPEN (NEXT TO GARAGE & IN B PADDOCK)
8:00 AM EOD PRO SHOP OPEN
8:00 AM HAULERS ENTER (ALL EXCEPT NWMT)
8:00 AM NWAAS DRIVER REGISTRATION OPENS (HANDICAPPER’S BUILDING)
8:00 AM 12:00 PM NWAAS DRIVER HEADSHOTS (HANDICAPPER’S BUILDING)
8:15 AM PASS TECHNICAL INSPECTION OPENS
8:30 AM NWMT SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS MEETING (CLASSROOM)
8:45 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (TBD)
9:30 AM 10:30 AM ROTATING PRACTICE
10:30 AM GRANDSTANDS & MIDDLE GATE OPEN
10:35 AM 11:05 PM PASS PRACTICE
11:00 AM 11:00 PM RACEWAY RESTAURANT OPEN
11:10 AM 12:10 PM FINAL ROTATING PRACTICE
11:30 AM NWMT HAULERS ENTER
12:15 PM 12:45 PM PASS FINAL PRACTICE
12:15 PM NWMT CREW CHIEF MEETING (CLASSROOM)
TO FOLLOW NWMT DRAW FOR QUALIFYING ORDER
12:30 PM 6:00 PM NWMT GARAGE OPEN
12:45 PM NWMT INSPECTION BEGINS/TIRE COMPOUND OPENS
12:45 PM MRPTS QUALIFYING RACE(S) (8 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NEMA LITE QUALIFYING RACES (8 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW THOMPSON STREET STOCK OPEN QUALIFYING RACES (8 LAPS)
1:30 PM ROOKIE DRIVER/SPOTTER MEETING (CLASSROOM)
TO FOLLOW LITE MODIFIED QUALIFYING RACES (8 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NWAAS SUNOCO MODIFIED QUALIFYING RACES (8 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW PASS QUALIFYING RACES (10 LAPS)
2:30 PM NWMT DEADLINE TO DESIGNATE TIRES
TO FOLLOW NWAAS LIMITED SPORTSMAN QUALIFYING RACES (8 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NWAAS LATE MODEL QUALIFYING RACES (8 LAPS)
2:50 PM NWMT RELEASE CHANGE TIRES FROM IMPOUND
TO FOLLOW NWAAS MINI STOCK QUALIFYING RACES (6 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW PASS CONSOLATION RACE (10 LAPS) (IF NECESSARY)
3:00 PM 3:45 PM NWMT PRACTICE
TO FOLLOW PRE-RACE CEREMONIES
TO FOLLOW VINTAGE OUTLAW RACE (15 LAPS)
4:10 PM 4:55 PM NWMT FINAL PRACTICE
5:00 PM PRIME RIB DINNER BUFFET (RACEWAY RESTAURANT)
TO FOLLOW RACE OF CHAMPIONS (12 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW MRPTS RACE (35 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NEMA LITE RACE (20 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW THOMPSON STREET STOCK OPEN RACE (20 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW LITE MODIFIED RACE (20 LAPS)
6:30 PM ESTIMATED COMPLETION TIME

ICEBREAKER 2017
THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK
EVENT SCHEDULE
Sunday, April 2, 2017

7:00 AM 11:00 AM BREAKFAST BUFFET (RACEWAY RESTAURANT)
8:00 AM 3:00 PM DUNKIN DONUTS TRUCK OPEN
8:30 AM 12:00 PM SUNOCO FUEL STATIONS OPEN (NEXT TO GARAGE & IN B PADDOCK)
8:30 AM 4:00 PM GUEST REGISTRATION OPEN
8:30 AM PIT TICKET SALES BEGIN & PIT AREA OPENS
8:30 AM EOD PRO SHOP OPEN
8:30 AM BEGIN PUSHING CARS ON TRACK
8:30 AM 2:00 PM NWMT REGISTRATION OPEN
8:30 AM NWMT GARAGE OPENS
9:00 AM NWMT TIRE IMPOUND OPEN TO TEAMS
9:30 AM PASS PUSH CARS ON TRACK
10:00 AM NWMT CHAPEL SERVICE (GARAGE CLASSROOM)
10:00 AM GRANDSTANDS & MIDDLE GATE OPEN
10:15 AM NWMT PUSH CARS ON TRACK
10:30 AM CHAMPION’S BANNER RAISING CEREMONY (BEHIND GRANDSTANDS)
11:00 AM 9:00 PM RACEWAY RESTAURANT OPEN
11:00 AM 11:50 PM FAN APPRECIATION PARTY (ON TRACK)
11:15 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (TBD)
11:15 AM 11:45 AM TIMMY BROWN CONCERT
12:00 PM DRIVE CARS BACK TO PIT AREA
12:15 PM ALL PRE-RACE CEREMONIES
12:30 PM NWMT RELEASE TIRES FROM IMPOUND
12:30 PM NWAAS SUNOCO MODIFIED RACE (30 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW PASS RACE (75 LAPS)
1:15 PM NWMT DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (GARAGE CLASSROOM)
1:45 PM NWMT QUALIFYING INSPECTION BEGINS
TO FOLLOW NWAAS LIMITED SPORTSMAN RACE (20 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NWAAS LATE MODEL RACE (25 LAPS)

2:45 PM (APPROX) NWMT QUALIFYING (2 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NWAAS MINI STOCK RACE (15 LAPS)
3:45 PM (APPROX) NWMT 2017 ICEBREAKER 150

Tentative schedule, subject to change. Updated 3/8/17.

Thompson Test & Tune Cancelled Icebreaker to Open 77th Season at Historic Short Track

 

THOMPSON, CT – Despite efforts to remove snow from the race track and venue grounds, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Officials were forced to cancel Saturday’s Test & Tune, as a result of remaining snow and ice. The event will not be made up, and attention now turns to the 43rd running of the Icebreaker, beginning March 31 – April 2.

“Our team spent most of the week outside moving snow and preparing for Saturday. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get all of the snow and ice removed from the track.  I’m confident, given the amount remaining and the upcoming forecast that the Icebreaker will get in as scheduled,” General Manager, Josh Vanada, explained.

Camper drop off begins on Sunday, and remains on as scheduled, with lot restrictions expected through Wednesday. A full list of restrictions will be announced Saturday afternoon, and emailed to registered campers.  For the most up-to-date camping information, please visit the Icebreaker event page on thompsonspeedway.com.

The 43rd Annual Icebreaker kicks off with an optional practice day for all NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, Lite Modified, Mr. Rooter ProTruck Series, Thompson Open Street Stock and the Vintage Outlaw teams. Gates open at 12pm with cars on track for three rounds of practice beginning at 1pm.  Pit passes are only $15.  After 5pm, teams may come and park their haulers without having to pay the $15 practice fee, providing they have a weekend pit pass.

Saturday begins and ends up at the Raceway Restaurant with the traditional Breakfast Buffet being offered from 7-11am, and a nightcap with the Prime Rib Dinner from 5-11pm.  As far as the racing action goes, the day will feature practice and qualifying for 11 of the 12 divisions participating. Feature events will also be contested for the Vintage Outlaws, Mr. Rooter ProTruck Series, Thompson Open Street Stocks, NEMA Lites, and the Lite Modifieds.  In addition, Thompson’s four defending NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Champions will be competing in a match race Saturday evening in equally prepared cars from The Racing School.

Once again on Sunday, the day will begin at the Raceway Restaurant with a Breakfast Buffet, beginning at 7am and running until 11am.  The Champions’ Banner Raising Ceremony and Fan Appreciation Party will kick off the racing festivities on Sunday. The increasingly popular Fan Appreciation Party will provide race fans the opportunity to meet, take selfies with and get autographs from their favorite drivers on Thompson’s historic 5/8-mile racetrack. Seven features races are on Sunday’s card, beginning with Thompson’s top-tier division, the Sunoco Modifieds.  A 75-lap National Championship Event for the Pro All Stars Series, a 20-lap Limited Sportsman race, and a 25-lap Late Model race will follow. In a schedule adjustment for 2017, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will qualify for their race later in the day.  After their qualifying session, the Mini Stock Division will compete in their first race of the season, before the day culminates with the Icebreaker 150 featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

For the most up-to-date information on the Icebreaker, and all the events planned at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, visit thompsonspeedway.com, or follow us on social media.