Thompson To Have Air Titan For World Series

1677257476001_3475195126001_nascar-nscs-mobil1-tech-air-titan922Whelen Modified Hauler Parade, Also ScheduledDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park announced today that it will have an Air Titan 2.0 on hand for this weekend’s Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing presented by Xtra Mart, which will be headlined by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season finale championship event.

The famed Connecticut oval, celebrating its 75th Anniversary, has gone the extra mile to make sure that the Sunoco World Series goes off without a hitch for fans planning to attend the annual three-day event by securing the services of the cutting-edge track-drying technology.

The Air Titan 2.0 was first introduced at Martinsville (Virginia) Speedway in March 2014. Operated out of the bed of a Toyota Tundra, the Air Titan 2.0 more than triples the blade capacity of the original version and delivers 2.6 times more air volume at a speed of 568 mph, while raising the air temperature by 70 degrees over ambient. With the combination of water removal and accelerated evaporation, the ultimate goal is to reduce track-drying time by 80 percent.

The Air Titan 2.0 has been utilized at NASCAR national series events since its introduction, including the Whelen Modified Tour race this year at Bristol (Tennessee) Motor Speedway, but Thompson will be the first NASCAR Home Track to have one of the units in place for a race weekend.

Hauler Parade
For the first time in many years, the Whelen Modified Tour will have a hauler parade as it sets the stage for the championship event. Thompson has organized the truck and trailer procession for Friday afternoon and fans are encouraged to come and cheer on their favorite team. The haulers will depart from K-Mart on Route 44 in Putnam, Connecticut, at 3:30 p.m., travel north on I-395 and come through the center of Thompson to arrive at the track at 3:45 p.m.

Where To Watch
The Whelen Modified Tour’s Sunoco World Series 150 will be televised by NBCSN on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. NASCAR Whelen All-American Series features and select touring series events will be streamed live from Thompson Saturday evening at, as will Sunday afternoon’s slate prior to the Sunoco World Series 150.

More Information
The Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing, presented by Xtra Mart, will take place Friday through Sunday, Oct. 16-18. Click HERE for event and ticket information, and HERE for the Whelen Modified Tour schedule and entry list.

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park 10/18/15 Entry List

01 Melissa Fifield, Wakefield, N.H. Eastern Propane & Oil Chevrolet Kenneth Fifield Kenneth Fifield
2 Doug Coby, Milford, Conn. Dunleavy’s Repair/HEX Performance Chevrolet Mike Smeriglio, III Phil Moran
3 Driver TBA Cape Cod Copper Chevrolet Jan Boehler Greg Fournier
4 Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn. Montanari Fuel Dodge Robert Garbarino Ryan Spaulding
6 Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn. TS Haulers/East West Marine Chevrolet Ed Partridge Tom Grasso
07 Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y. Buffalo Auto Auction Chevrolet Jennifer Emerling Jan Leaty
8 Donny Lia, Jericho, N.Y. Sypher Construction/Bardahl Chevrolet Mark Sypher Dan Laferriere
9 Chase Dowling, Roxbury, Conn. * S&S Asphalt Paving/Dunleavy’s Chevrolet Cheryl Tomaino Mark Dowling
11 John Beatty, Jr., Merrick, N.Y. * Metal Tec/Meadowview Collision Chevrolet William Deakin Glenn Dixon
13 James Civali, Meriden, Conn. Cape Cod Aggregates/Seekonk GP Chevrolet Robert Katon, Jr. Bob Fill
14 Max Zachem, Preston, Conn. * Trowbridge Transport/Dunleavy’s Chevrolet Ken Zachem Shawn Ruszczyk
15 Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn. 15-40 Connection/LFR Chassis Chevrolet Rob Fuller Ryan Stone
16 Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y. Diversified Metals /R.B. Enterprises Ford Eric Sanderson Sly Szaban
17 Kyle Ellwood, Riverhead, N.Y. * Riverhead Building Supply Chevrolet John Ellwood, Jr. Rico Mariani
18 Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y. Buoy One Seafood/East End Statuary Chevrolet Robert Pollifrone Greg Gorman
22 Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn. Canto Paving/Ferguson Waterworks Chevrolet Christopher Our Brad Lafontaine
26 Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Lakeland Landscape/TRC Electric Chevrolet Sean McDonald Chad McDonald
31 Steve Masse, Bellingham, Mass. * SMR Racing Chevrolet Pete Masse Josh Steeves
33 Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn. Performance Engines/Kendall Oil Chevrolet Wade Cole Rick Rodenbaugh
35 Derek Ramstrom, West Boylston, Mass. * Matthew’s Truck Svc./Seekonk GP Chevrolet Wayne Darling Rick Ramstrom
36 Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y. * Frankie’s Towing/Wine Country Chevrolet Jarod Zeltmann Jarod Zeltmann
38 Driver TBD Performance Engines/Kendall Oil Chevrolet Linda Rodenbaugh Jake Marosz
41 Kyle Soper, Manorville, N.Y. * Elsasser Race Engines Chevrolet Tom Soper Tom Soper
44 Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass. Tinio Corp./Dan Kelley/Curb Records Chevrolet Mike Curb Steve Lemay
46 Jeff Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y. * Riverhead Building Supply/SpeedworldFX Chevrolet Russell Goodale Doug Ogiejko
51 Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y. M3 Technology Chevrolet Ken Massa Bill Michael
56 Craig Lutz, Miller Place, N.Y. * Lutz Motorsports Chevrolet Renee Lutz Jason Sechrist
57 Keith Rocco, Wallingford, Conn. M&M Stone Creations Chevrolet Mark Pane TBD
58 Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y. GAF Roofing/Supreme Skylights Chevrolet Edgar Goodale Jason Shephard
64 Anthony Nocella, Woburn, Mass. * Nocella Reclamation/Fast Track Chevrolet Mike Murphy Steve Dodge
75 Shawn Solomito, Islip, N.Y. Eastport Feeds/Axel Anderson Inc. Chevrolet Wayne Anderson Jerry Solomito
79 Troy Talman, Oxford, Mass. * Hill Enterprises/Coors 21 Means 21 Chevrolet Susan Hill David Hill
82 Danny Watts, Jr., Riverhead, N.Y. Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet Pamla Hulse Buddy Loecher
88 Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn. Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Chevrolet Buzz Chew Ron Ste-Marie
89 Matt Swanson, Acton, Mass. * Spafco Race Chassis/FMR Racing Chevrolet John Swanson Ken Barry
99 Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J. Dunleavy’s Repair/Atlantic Sprinkler Chevrolet Brittany Tomaino George Ratajczak


UnknownRiverhead Raceway GM John Ellwood disclosed over the weekend that for the first time in their 31-year history Enduro competitors of the historic quarter mile will utilize transponder scoring for the Fall Frenzy race card Sunday November 1st at 12:30 pm. A full card of Enduro racing will join a 40-lap “cone” race for the Legend Race Cars with a special Trick Or Treat session for children in costume taking place in the grandstands.
As of the Columbus Day weekend nearly 100 Fall Frenzy Enduro entries have been received by the new management team at Riverhead Raceway and among those entrants are some former drivers making a comeback for this unique first of a kind program in Long Island racing. In announcing the transponder scoring procedure John Ellwood revealed that teams can rent a scoring unit from the track for $15 for the day. Ellwood did note that teams can borrow a transponder from any other Riverhead Raceway team that already uses transponders that they might have a relationship with. In that case the driver must alert track officials to the serial number of the borrowed unit prior to the race. Teams are urged also to make sure transponders are fully charged by race day.

Enduro teams that might need some technical advice installing the transponder device onto their race cars will be able to contact Mike Odwazny or John Ellwood via e-mail at Odwazny will be able to advise teams on some steps they can take for installation of the transponders prior to arriving at the track on race day.  Email the track with your contact information for Mike to reach you.

In action for the Fall Frenzy will be the Grand Enduro troops along with the Truck Enduro, 2 8-Cylinder Enduros, a 4/6-Cylinder Car Enduro and a Gut & Go Enduro as well. Pits will open for the Fall Frenzy extravaganza at 10:00 Sunday November 1st with racing set to go green at 12:30 pm. A $1,000 to win Legend Race Car feature event with heat race qualifying will also be presented.

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