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Thompson Speedway Announces June 7 Oval Event: Rescheduled Event to Honor Military, Showcase Limited Sportsman

THOMPSON, CT – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Officials announced that the May 20 event, which was originally cancelled due to the pending weather forecast, will now be rescheduled. The Limited Sportsman Long Distance, presented by Pepsi, is now scheduled for Thursday, June 7.

“We love the passion and enthusiasm that our race fans, car owners, drivers, and teams have for our events. We heard loud and clear from them that they wanted to ensure we got this event in, as many had special plans to honor our military,” Thompson Speedway General Manager, Josh Vanada, explained.

The race program is headlined by the ultra-competitive Limited Sportsman Division, who will compete in their longest race of the year. The Sunoco Modified, Late Model, and Mini Stock Divisions will all be on the card, as well, competing in regular distance events.

Sunoco Modified Car Owner, Stan Mertz, was happy to hear that another attempt will be made at the event. “The Mertz racing team is pleased that the staff at Thompson Speedway has been responsive to our feedback regarding a possible rescheduling of the recent rained out date. They listened to my concerns as a team owner and others and put together a plan to reschedule the race, rather than cancelling it. This will allow everyone the opportunity to honor those in the Military and to see some great racing! Thanks, Josh and team.”

A full field of Limited Sportsman cars are expected to enter. A star-studded field of Sunoco Modified drivers will be joined by a deep entry list of Late Model competitors. Many of the front-running Mini Stock drivers had a tough opening event, and will be looking to rebound.

Tickets for this event are only $12, with Active Duty Military, Veterans, and kids under 12 being free.

For more information, please visit thompsonspeedway.com.

Bleak Forecast Forces Cancellation of Limited Long Distance, presented by Pepsi

THOMPSON, CT – Due to the forecast for rain and thunderstorms throughout the day, Thompson Speedway Officials have announced the cancellation of tomorrow’s Limited Sportsman Long Distance, presented by Pepsi.  The second of seven events scheduled on Thompson’s 5/8-mile oval will not be made up.  The 30-lap feature race for the Limited Sportsman race will be added to the Thompson 125.

The Thompson 125 is scheduled for Wednesday, June 13, with races beginning at 5pm. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour headlines the six-division race program, which also includes races for Thompson’s four NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Divisions, and the NEMA Lites. For more information about the event, please visit thompsonspeedway.com.

Limited Sportsman Long Distance Military Night presented by Pepsi honors our Active Military & Veterans this Sunday May 20th

Thompson, CT ( May 16th, 2018) – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is honoring all Active Military & Veterans with Free General Admission tickets.

“Without the tremendous sacrifices of our military members and their families, none of us would be able to enjoy the sport we love. Honoring them at our next NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event is a small gesture on our part to say thank you. We are eager to treat them to some great wheel-to-wheel competition at the nation’s first paved short track.” said Josh Vanada, General Manager of TSMP.

The highly rated Limited Sportsman Long Distance & Military Night, Presented by Pepsi features Ten extra laps to determine who will receive the spoils of the increased purse.

General admission will only be $12, Seniors (65+) $10,  and Active Military & Veterans are FREE.  Kids 12 and Under are also free.

Featured Races: 

Sunoco Modified (30)

Late Model (25)

Limited Sportsman (30)

Mini Stock (15)

Pits are opening 10 am, grandstands open 12pm and racing begins at 1:30.

Tickets for the Limited Sportsman Long Distance Military Night will be available at the event.