Seventeen races are scheduled for the annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. (Matthew Wiernsaz/WWLP22 News Photo)
Seventeen races are scheduled for the annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. (Matthew Wiernsaz/WWLP22 News Photo)

17 Races Set For Thompson’s World Series

THOMPSON, Conn. — The American-Canadian Tour and Pro All Stars Series have announced the division line-up for the 59th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

A total of 17 regional touring series, local divisions, and open shows are on the calendar for the three-day racing festival from Oct. 8-10.

The centerpiece of the Sunoco World Series is the return of the $20,000-to-win Sunoco Thompson 300 for the Outlaw Open Modified Series on Sunday, Oct. 10. The biggest names in Tour-Type Modifieds have filed their entries for the event, including Icebreaker 125 winner Ron Silk, multi-time Thompson Speedway champion Keith Rocco, Race of Champions Modified champion Patrick Emerling, two-time Outlaw Modified winner Ronnie Williams, and four-time Modified Racing Series champion Jon McKennedy.

The build-up to the main event includes the ACT Late Model Tour, PASS Super Late Models. Sunoco Modified Triple Crown Series, and much more. A total of nine different champions are being crowned throughout the weekend. All divisions will hold their qualifying and feature events on the same day.

The first green flag of the 59th Sunoco World Series flies at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8. World Series Opening Night includes the first round of the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown Series and the championship event for the Thompson Late Models. Friday also includes an 8-cylinder Street Stock Open, the Senior Tour Auto Racers Modifieds and Late Models, and the Vintage Outlaw Modifieds. Rotating practice will begin at 11 a.m. for all participating World Series divisions except ACT and PASS.

Racing resumes Oct. 9 with Twisted Tea World Series Saturday beginning at 2:30 p.m. Eight divisions are on the Saturday program, which is headlined by a pair of 75-lap features for the ACT Late Model Tour and PASS Super Late Models. They are joined by the NEMA Midgets, round two of the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown, the EXIT Realty Pro Truck Challenge, the championship events for the Vandi Auto Supply Limited Sportsmen and North East Mini Stock Tour, and the Pro-4 Modifieds.

The Sunoco World Series comes to a head on Sunday, Oct. 10. Qualifying begins at 12:30 p.m. following an Outlaw Open Modified Series practice session. In addition to the Thompson 300, Sunday’s schedule will include the final round of the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown, the NEMA Lites, and championship events for Thompson’s SK Light Modifieds and Mini Stocks.

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