Three More Sponsors Added for Thompson Oval Track Season

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Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) have announced a trio of additional sponsors for the 2021 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park season. O’Reilly Auto Parts, Vandi Auto Supply/NAPA Auto Parts, and the Connecticut Department of Transportation are all supporting the oval track series that continues with the Nutmeg State 75 presented by Twisted Tea on Wednesday, June 16.

O’Reilly Auto Parts is now the official sponsor of Thompson Speedway Victory Lane. Their banner will greet all drivers that triumph in the Outlaw Open Modified Series, the five local divisions, and the touring competitors at the World Series of Speedway Racing.

O’Reilly is one of the largest U.S. auto parts dealers with more than 5,600 stores across 47 states. Customers can also shop online at www.oreillyauto.com. The Missouri-based chain was founded in 1957 and now sells thousands of parts for both professional automotive technicians and DIY customers.

Another parts company, Vandi Auto Supply, has signed on as the title sponsor of the Limited Sportsman division. They are also providing a push truck for the track’s safety crew to help with clean-up when things go wrong for Thompson Speedway racers.

Vandi Auto Supply Inc. has five locations in Dudley, MA; Southbridge, MA; Brooklyn, CT; Plainfield, CT and Putnam, CT. As a locally-owned NAPA Auto Parts store, they carry all the company’s genuine parts and accessories along with other leading automotive brands. Each Vandi Auto Supply store is open seven days a week to serve auto professionals, DIYers, and everyday drivers.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will hold two “Safety Nights” as part of the Wednesday summer series at Thompson Speedway. The exact dates are to-be-announced. Each event will promote the CTDOT’s Highway Safety/Drive Sober programs, encouraging auto racing fans to drive safely to and from the track.

The CTDOT is a state agency responsible for developing, managing, and maintaining public transportation systems in the state of Connecticut. This includes highways, mass transit, railroads, waterways, and most ports. Through the Office of Highway Safety, CTDOT also coordinates an assortment of initiatives to raise awareness for issues such as impaired driving and work zone safety.

“We’re happy to have these great new partners for our Thompson Speedway schedule,” ACT managing partner Cris Michaud said. “Everyone who drives or works on cars needs good parts, and safety is important both on and off the track. We look forward to working with these organizations in 2021 and hopefully for many more years.”

Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park takes the green again this Wednesday, June 16 at 6:00pm with the Nutmeg State 75 presented by Twisted Tea. The Outlaw Open Modified Series is racing for $5,000 to win as part of a six-division card that also includes the Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, Vandi Auto Supply Limited Sportsman, SK Light Modifieds, and Mini Stocks.

General admission is $30 for adults, $10 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids ages 5 and under. Speed51.TV will have a live pay-per-view broadcast for those who can’t make it to the track. Sign up at www.speed51.tv/products/ppv-outlaw-open-modified-series-at-thompson.

For more information about the American-Canadian Tour, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com. You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour.

For technical information concerning all PASS divisions, and for media or marketing questions, please contact passracing@roadrunner.com or visit www.proallstarsseries.com. Don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.

For general Thompson Speedway inquiries, call (860) 923-2280, email oval@thompsonspeedway.com, or visit www.thompsonspeedway.com. You can follow Thompson Speedway on Facebook and Instagram at @ThompsonSpeedway or on Twitter at @ThompsonSpdwy.

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