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Thompson Speedway MOVING FORWARD WITH MARCH 21 TEST & TUNE

BY: Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

PHOTO: Thompson Speedway/Clarus Studios

Good Morning Competitors:


We are going to go forward with the NASCAR Test & Tune slated for next Saturday, March 21, with a new format, because of the Executive Order signed by Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, banning gatherings of more than 250 people. We will run this event with under 250 people, split up into two different practice runs, in the same day. We will have a Test Session A and Test Session B. 


TEST SESSION A:

Pit Gates Open: 730am

Practice Runs: 9am-1pm

Pits Empty By: 130pm


TEST SESSION B:

Pit Gates Open: 130pm

Practice Begins: 2-6pm

Pits Empty: 615pm

In order to sign up for the Test & Tune, please visit the reservations tab of our track website at http://www.thompsonspeedway.com/reservations. 


Please note that you can have FIVE team members per car signed up, INCLUDING the driver. Each team member is $25 per person. Please note that the five team members will include anyone you wish to bring with the car. You will not be allowed more than five. All pit admission must be arranged via the link above, there will be no pit ticket sales on the day of the event.


Once each race team has completed sign-up, please wait for Thompson officials to contact you in order to assign you a testing session. Please note that a valid email address must be used when signing up for the test session. That is the only way officials will be able to contact you.


Any safe race car is welcome for this event. 

NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR RACE AT South Boston POSTPONED

PHOTO: MyRaceNews

By: Kyle Souza

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event originally scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at South Boston Speedway, has been postponed, NASCAR announced on Friday afternoon.

The event was slated to open the 2020 season for NASCAR’s oldest touring series. The postponement is the next step NASCAR is taking in response to the coronavirus outbreak across the United States.

Earlier in the afternoon, NASCAR announced they had postponed events slated to take place at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead Miami Speedway over the next two weeks.

Officials did not immediately announce a new date for South Boston. On Thursday, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced a ban of gatherings with more than 250 people, which may play a role in the second and third NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races of the season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (April 4-5) and Stafford Motor Speedway (April 25-26). Specifics are unclear at this time.

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park released the following statement on Thursday regarding the Governor’s order:

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is aware of Connecticut Governor Lamont’s Executive order which bans gatherings of more than 250 people and will abide by it. Today’s announcement will obviously impact some of our 2020 schedule and we will have more information about the affected events as soon as it is available. The safety of our fans and racers is paramount in this situation, and we will continue to work with health officials going forward. Thank you for your understanding.

MyRaceNews will have more on the situation as it develops in the coming days.

STATEMENT FROM THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK:

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is aware of Connecticut Governor Lamont’s Executive order which bans gatherings of more than 250 people and will abide by it.

Today’s announcement will obviously impact some of our 2020 schedule and we will have more information about the affected events as soon as it is available. The safety of our fans and racers is paramount in this situation, and we will continue to work with health officials going forward.

Thank you for your understanding.