Entry Form Released for Return of Thompson 300

More than $100,000 in Projected Awards for Historic Event

Photo Tom Morris/Myracenews

Waterbury, VT — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) have released the official entry form for the Thompson 300 at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on October 9-10. More than $100,000 in projected awards are posted for the return of the historic event as part of the 59th World Series of Speedway Racing.

As previously announced, the 300-lap event will pay the winner a guaranteed minimum of $20,000. Second place receives $7,500 with $5,000 for third. Everyone who takes the green flag will bring home at least $1,200. Thirty-six starting positions have been posted with a total of $85,475 in base purse money.

Lap money is also up for grabs. Every lap sold will award $50 to the driver who leads that lap. This means up to $15,000 in lap money and the Thompson 300 winner could pocket up to $35,000 total.

A Last Chance “B” Feature has been posted as well. This final round qualifier will pay $1,000 to win and $250 to start for teams that do not transfer into the Thompson 300.

“The Thompson 300 is one of the most famous events in Modified racing,” ACT managing partner Cris Michaud said. “When Tom Mayberry and I reached out agreement to promote events at Thompson Speedway, Tom’s first idea was to bring back the Thompson 300. Together, we’ve put a lot of work into figuring out how to make it happen. We’re already excited even with the date still nearly nine months away. It’s going to be a must-see event this year and hopefully for years to come.”

The entry form has been posted at www.acttour.com/outlaw-open-modifieds and www.proallstarsseries.com. Teams that register by Thursday, April 15 receive an early-entry discount. The first 26 teams that register will also receive a garage stall for World Series weekend.

Qualifying for the Thompson 300 is scheduled for Saturday, October 9 with the 300-lap main event on Sunday, October 10. An optional practice session is planned for Friday, October 8. More information will be announced over the coming months. All schedules are subject to change.

This year’s Thompson 300 is the first time the event has been held since 2005. Previous winners include Northeast racing legends Richie Evans, Geoffrey Bodine, Ron Bouchard, Jimmy Spencer, Mike Stefanik, Steve Park, Mike McLaughlin, and Ted Christopher.

The return of the Thompson 300 is the finale in the six-race Thompson Outlaw Open Modified Series. The opener of the series is the $10,000-to-win Icebreaker 125 on April 10 and 11. Some of the top names in Tour-Type Modified racing have already entered the Icebreaker event, including Keith Rocco, Doug Coby, Bobby Santos III, Ron Silk, Mike Christopher Jr., and Jon McKennedy. The series also includes $5,000-to-win events on June 16, July 7, August 11, and September 15.

Teams that attempt to qualify for all six Outlaw Open Modified Series events will be eligible for provisional starting spots in the Thompson 300. The number of available provisionals is to be determined.

The rules for the Outlaw Open Modified Series have been posted at www.acttour.com/outlaw-open-modifieds. Contact Greg Felton at (413) 695-2272 or gt.felton@gmail.com with any Modified tech questions.

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 inquires, 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.

Josh Bilicki to Compete Full-Time in NASCAR Cup Series for Rick Ware Racing

January 19, 2021 (Mooresville, NC) – Wisconsin’s Josh Bilicki is set to compete full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021, which includes his debut in the historic DAYTONA 500. 

Bilicki, age 25, will drive the No. 52 entry for Rick Ware Racing, in what will be his first full season in the NASCAR Cup Series. Since his NASCAR debut in 2016, Bilicki has a combined 112 starts across NASCAR’s top three series.

“I could not be more excited and blessed for the opportunity to take the next step in my career and compete full time in the NASCAR Cup Series with Rick Ware Racing in 2021,” says Bilicki. “I made my NASCAR Cup Series debut with Rick Ware Racing in 2017, and I have seen firsthand how hard Rick and Lisa have worked to grow this team to what it is today. To be able to call Rick Ware Racing my home in 2021 is a dream come true, and I am excited to continue to further my career and help grow this organization.”

“I’m excited to have Josh Bilicki on board as a primary driver for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season,” says team owner, Rick Ware.  “Josh drove for us part time over the course of the last few years and has always done a great job representing RWR, in and out of the car.  I am looking forward to seeing him grow as a driver and bring home some solid finishes this year.” 

Bilicki will have a full array of partners onboard his No. 52 entry in 2021. Insurance King, who writes low-cost and SR-22 auto insurance in multiple different states, returns for their third consecutive season with Josh. Junction Fuels, a wholesale fuel provider servicing the Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and the Gulf Coast, will return for their second season.  Additional partners will be announced soon, including a DAYTONA 500 primary sponsor.

Bilicki’s full time campaign in the NASCAR Cup Series will mark him as the only driver from Wisconsin to compete in the top level of the sport in 2021.

To learn more about Josh, please visit www.joshbilickiracing.com.

To learn more about Rick Ware Racing, please visit www.wareracing.com, or follow along on social media; FacebookTwitter or Instagram. For sponsorship opportunities, email kate@wareracing.com.

GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY RELEASES 2021 RACING SCHEDULE WITH MORE THAN 40 EVENTS SET

BECHTELSVILLE, PA January 16, 2021 . . . It will be a busy racing season at Grandview Speedway. The 2021 schedule just released has more than 40 events set to take place starting with an Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Vintage Racing Series doubleheader on Saturday, March 20th. This will mark the 59th consecutive season of racing at the one-third-mile, banked clay track in Bechtelsville, PA.

The very popular Free-To-The-Public practice session, open to all divisions of competition, is set for Saturday, March 27th with a 12-Noon starting time.

On April 4th the 4th Annual Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker, a 50 lap race featuring Big and Small Block Modifieds will remember the late race track owner and promoter. The winner of this prestigious event goes home with at least $7,500. Sportsman stocks will also be featured.

The T.P. Trailers Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman will be featured each Saturday night, right on up to the Freedom 76, starting on April 10th.

On five Saturdays the 602 Sportsman will join the Modifieds and Sportsman making for a tripleheader show.

Again this season the Saturday night Modifieds and Sportsman will be part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts National Weekly Racing Series.

The first Thunder on the Hill Racing Series event, a Bob Miller/Rogers Family promotion, will be offered on Thursday, April 22nd and will feature the USAC National Sprint Tour and 358 Modifieds. The Thunder on the Hill Series will be seen on seven dates in 2021.

Craig Von Dohren, an 11-time track champion and winner of more than 100 features, will be in action on Saturday nights looking for his 12th title. Jeff Strunk, shooting for his 11th title, will be driving for new owner Zubi Racing and is expected to have young Dillon Steuer as his teammate. And rising star Danny Bouc will be a regular in Saturday night Modified action with the Norm Hansell #357. As the season opener gets closer more race team information is expected to be released.

A complete schedule of events for 2021 can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

Season tickets covering all Saturday night events are available for $350. A check covering each pass being ordered can be sent to Grandview Speedway, 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505. Enclosing a self-addressed postage paid envelope will speed delivery.

The track is located on Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA just off Rt. 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown. The track phone number for information is 610.754.7688.

GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY 2021 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (1/15/2021)

This schedule is subject to change without notice. For information on events, weather, etc. call 610-754-7688 or visit www.Grandview Speedway.com. A NASCAR license is required for all of those entering the pit area on a Saturday Night event.

Weekly Saturday night Modifieds and Sportsman are sponsored by T.P.Trailers and T.P.Truck Equipment.

Saturday, March 20 Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Vintage Racing Series 1 PM (Rain Date Sunday, March 21 -1 PM)

Saturday, March 27 FREE to the Public Open Practice All Divisions, 12 Noon

Saturday, April 3   4th Annual Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker – 50 laps for Big & Small Block Modifieds, $7,500 to win, plus Sportsman 7 PM

Saturday, April 10 Modifieds, Sportsman 7 PM

Sunday, April 11 Outlaw Racing Series Enduro & Outlaw Vintage Racing Series 1 PM

Saturday, April 17 Modifieds, Sportsman, 602 Sportsman 7PM

Thursday, April 22 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series-USAC National Sprint Tour and 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 24 Modifieds, Sportsman, Outlaw Vintage Racing Series 7 PM

Saturday, May 1 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Friday, May 7 Outlaw Racing Series Enduro, & Outlaw Vintage Racing Series 7PM

Saturday, May 8 Modifieds, Sportsman, 602 Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 15 Modifieds, Sportsman & East Coast USAC Sprints 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 22 Modifieds, Sportsman, Outlaw Vintage Racing Series 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 29 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 30 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES – Triple 20’s Modifieds*, Sportsman & Outlaw Vintage Racing Series 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 5 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Friday, June 11 Outlaw Racing Series Enduro, & Outlaw Vintage Racing Series 7 PM

Saturday, June 12 Modifieds, Sportsman, 602 Sportsman 7:30 PM

Tuesday, June 15 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

                Jesse Hockett Classic USAC National Sprint Tour & 358 Modifieds*

Saturday, June 19 Modifieds, Sportsman, Wingless Super Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 26 Modified, Sportsman, Outlaw Vintage Racing Series 7:30PM

Tuesday, June 29 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

                $10,000 to Win Hodnett Cup PA 410 Sprint Speed Week & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 3 Modifieds & Sportsman Firecracker 40 7:30 PM

Friday, July 9 Outlaw Racing Series Enduro & Outlaw Vintage Racing Series 7PM

Saturday, July 10 Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 17 Modifieds, Sportsman & URC Sprints 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 24 Modifieds, Sportsman & Outlaw Vintage Racing Series 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 31 Modifieds, Sportsman, 602 Sportsman 7:30 PM

Tuesday, August 3 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM – USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Masters & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM

Friday, August 6 Outlaw Racing Series Enduro & Outlaw Vintage Racing Series 7PM

Saturday, Aug 7 Modifieds & Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 14 Forrest Rogers Memorial for Modifieds 50 Laps & Sportsman 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 21 Modifieds, Sportsman, (Tentatively 602 Sportsman) 7:30 PM (Forrest Rogers Rain date)

Thursday, August 26 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM – Tony Stewart All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 28 Modifieds, Sportsman & Outlaw Vintage Racing Series 7:30 PM

Friday, September 3 Outlaw Racing Series Enduro, & Outlaw Vintage Racing Series 7 PM

Saturday, September 4 Modifieds, Sportsman & ARDC Midgets 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 11 Champions Night! Modifieds, Sportsman 7:30 PM

Friday, September 17 Sportsman 38 laps, (TBA), Modified Practice 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 18 51st Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic 7 PM

Saturday, September 25 Outlaw Racing Series Enduro, & Outlaw Vintage Racing Series (Freedom 76 Rain date) 7PM

Saturday, October 16 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Triple 20’s & Sportsman 6 PM

Sunday, October 17 Outlaw Racing Series Enduro, & Outlaw Vintage Racing Series 1 PM

Sunday, November 7 Fall Racer’s Flea Market Starting at 7 AM

*indicates NASCAR points

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is a Rogers Family/Bob Miller Promotion 32nd Anniversary Season!

Visit our web sites: www.grandviewspeedway.com and www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

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