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ACT and PASS Unveil Thompson Oval Track Schedule for 2022


Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME
— The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) have finalized the 2022 oval track schedule for Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The sanctioning bodies will again put on six events for the 83rd season of racing at the historic 5/8-mile oval.

The season begins the first weekend of April with the annual Icebreaker. Friday, April 1 is an open practice day for Icebreaker divisions. Saturday, April 2 is Icebreaker Day 1 headlined by a 75-lap National Championship feature for the PASS Super Late Models. The Outlaw Open Modified Series returns Sunday, April 3 for the $10,000-to-win Icebreaker 125 as part of Icebreaker Day 2.

All five of Thompson Speedway’s local divisions — the Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, Limited Sportsmen, SK Light Modifieds, and Mini Stocks — are also part of the Icebreaker. Additional divisions and the full schedule of events for each day will be announced at a later date.

The local divisions will also be part of each Wednesday night “Summer Series” event. The summer racing series begins Wednesday, June 15 at 6:00pm with the Nutmeg State 75 for the Outlaw Open Modified Series, which will pay a minimum of $5,000 to win. The same line-up is on tap for the Midsummer 75 on Wednesday, July 13.

As previously announced, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) makes its return to Thompson Speedway on Wednesday, August 17 at 6:00pm for the Thompson 150. It’s the first NASCAR Modified visit to Thompson since the 2020 World Series. The Outlaw Open Modifieds will get that night off. They return for the Tripoint Showdown 75 on Wednesday, September 14 to wrap up the Summer Series.

The season concludes with the 60th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing from Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9. A 75-lap showdown for the Modified Racing Series and Round 1 of the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown Series headline the Friday card. Saturday features the World Series 150 for the Whelen Modified Tour, twin 75-lap features for the ACT Late Model Tour and PASS Super Late Models, and the second round of the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown.

Sunday, October 9 is the $20,000-to-win Sunoco Thompson 300 for the Outlaw Open Modifieds along with the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown finale. Drivers and teams who attempt to qualify for all Outlaw Open Modified Series events will be eligible for potential provisional starting positions at the Thompson 300.

The rest of the local divisions are crowning their 2022 champions throughout the World Series weekend. Other World Series divisions and touring series will be added during the season.

Officials are finalizing the 2022 local division rules and hope to release them soon along with the Icebreaker entry forms. Please check www.acttour.com/thompson-speedway and www.thompsonspeedway.com for further updates.

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.

2022 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Schedule of Events

  # DAY DATE TIME EVENT

— Fri Apr 1 12:00pm Icebreaker Practice Day

1 Sat Apr 2 1:00pm Icebreaker Day 1 – PASS Super Late Models

Sun Apr 3 1:00pm Icebreaker Day 2 — Icebreaker 125, $10,000-to-win

2 Wed Jun 15 6:00pm Nutmeg State 75

3 Wed Jul 13 6:00pm Midsummer 75

4 Wed Aug 17 6:00pm Thompson 150 — NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

5 Wed Sep 14 6:00pm Tripoint Showdown 75

6 Fri Oct 7 5:30pm Sunoco World Series Day 1 — Modified Racing Series

Sat Oct 8 2:00pm Sunoco World Series Day 2 — NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

Sun Oct 9 12:30pm Sunoco World Series Day 3 — Thompson 300, $20,000-to-win

Schedule Subject to Change

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Joins World Series Saturday at Thompson

Modified Racing Series, Thompson 300 Complete Modified Tripleheader

PHOTO: Tom Morris Racing Photography

Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME — The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) and Modified Racing Series (MRS) will be part of the 60th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) have officially announced the additions of both series, which join the Outlaw Open Modified Series Thompson 300 as part a Tour-type Modified tripleheader at the 2022 edition of the annual racing festival.

The NWMT Sunoco World Series 150 is on the Sunoco World Series card for Saturday, October 8, 2022. It will be the second visit of the year to Thompson Speedway for the NASCAR Whelen Modifieds, joining the Thompson 150 on Wednesday, August 17. They mark the 149th and 150th events, respectively, for the series at the historic 5/8-mile oval.

The Modified Racing Series, meanwhile, will run a 75-lap feature to headline the Friday, October 7 program. It’s the 22nd trip to Thompson Speedway for the MRS and first since the 2019 Sunoco World Series.

Both races are part of the build-up to the $20,000-to-win Thompson 300 on Sunday, October 9, 2022 for the Outlaw Open Modified Series. Keith Rocco was the victor in the 2021 edition, which was the first Thompson 300 since 2005.

All told, there will be more than 500 laps of feature racing for Tour-type Modifieds at the 2022 Sunoco World Series. Officials are exploring potential bonus programs for drivers who compete in all three races.

“This is going to be a great three days of racing for Modified teams and fans,” ACT managing partner Cris Michaud said. “Tour-type Modifieds have long been the anchor of the World Series. For the 60th edition, we wanted to go all-out. Once talks opened up with NASCAR to have one Whelen Modified Tour event, it didn’t take much to make it two. Add in the return of the Thompson 300, which we thought was a great race last year, and an MRS show to beef up the Friday card, and we think the 60th World Series will be one to remember.”

Officials further announced that the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown Series, which debuted in 2021 with SK Modified® events on all three days of the Sunoco World Series, will return in 2022. The PASS Super Late Models and ACT Late Model Tour have also been confirmed for the 60th World Series, giving fans of full-fender racing two big shows.

The full Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park 2022 oval track schedule is expected to be announced by Thanksgiving. Additional World Series divisions and series will be added throughout 2022.

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.

ACT Signs Broadcasting Deal with Racing America & Speed51.TV for 2022

Alan Ward Photo

Waterbury, VT — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Racing America powered by Speed51.TV have announced a new live streaming agreement for the 2022 season. The deal means the entire ACT Late Model Tour schedule will be broadcast live with most of the events available worldwide on Racing America.

Under the terms of the agreement, Racing America powered by Speed51.TV is offering live streaming and on-demand broadcasts of all ACT Late Model Tour events except those held at Vermont’s Thunder Road Speedbowl. The broadcasting format for each event will be determined after the 2022 ACT schedule is released. The schedule is expected by Thanksgiving.

Furthermore, the annual Midsummer Classic 250 at New Hampshire’s White Mountain Motorsports Park is being featured on MAVTV Motorsports Network’s “Short Track America” television show. The premiere date of the one-hour episode is to be determined. MAVTV and Short Track America previously broadcast the ACT-sanctioned Vermont Milk Bowl in 2018.

Racing America powered by Speed51.TV will also continue to broadcast all oval track events at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, which is co-sanctioned by ACT and the Pro All Stars Series (PASS). This includes the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, Icebreaker Weekend, and the Wednesday Summer Series.

“We’re thrilled to announce this deal with Racing America powered by Speed51.TV for our teams and fans,” ACT managing partner Cris Michaud said. “It’s a win-win for everyone involved. Teams and their sponsors get more exposure, our existing fans get more chances to watch the action, and new fans can be introduced to ACT from anywhere in the world. The 31st ACT Late Model Tour season will be the first where every race is broadcast live, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for the series.”

Racing America powered by Speed51.TV is one of the leading broadcasters of grassroots short track racing in North America. Every year, Racing America airs hundreds of races both live and on-demand along with highlights, driver interviews, and other content. They broadcast some of the biggest short track events in the U.S., including the World Series of Speedway Racing, Oxford 250, All-American 400, Slinger Nationals, and Snowball Derby. They are also an official live streaming partner of numerous touring series and weekly racetracks from coast to coast.

The American-Canadian Tour has a leading sanctioning body of short track racing in the Northeastern United States and Canada since 1986. The ACT Late Model Tour competes at tracks throughout the region and has held special events as far south as Florida. The ACT Late Model rules are used for weekly racing at a dozen different tracks, many of which participate in the New England Late Model Challenge Cup regional series. ACT also sanctions or co-sanctions racing at Vermont’s Thunder Road Speedbowl, New Hampshire’s White Mountain Motorsports Park, and Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

For more information, 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 more information about Racing America powered by Speed51.TV, visit www.racingamerica.com, like @racingamericadotcom on Facebook, or follow @racingamerica on Twitter.