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The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to Thompson Speedway Aug. 17 and Oct. 8 next year. (Matthew Wiernasz/WWLP22 News Photo)

Six Events Finalized For Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

WATERBURY, Vt. and NAPLES, Maine – The American-Canadian Tour and Pro All Stars Series have finalized next year’s 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 five-eighths-mile paved oval.

The season begins with the annual Icebreaker Friday, April 1, with an open practice day for event competitors.

The first day of Icebreaker competition is Saturday, April 2, 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.

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 6:00 p.m. with the Nutmeg State 75 for the Outlaw Open Modified Series, which will pay a minimum of $5,000-to-win.

The same lineup is on tap for the Midsummer 75 on Wednesday, July 13. 

As previously announced, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to Thompson Speedway on Wednesday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m. for the Thompson 150.

It’s the first NASCAR Modified visit to Thompson since the 2020 World Series. The Outlaw Open Modifieds will be off that night.

The division returns with 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, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9.

A 75-lap showdown for the Modified Racing Series and round one 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, Oct. 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.

2022 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park schedule

Friday, April 1 at 12 p.m., Icebreaker practice day

Saturday, April 2, 1 p.m., Icebreaker day one featuring the PASS Super Late Models

Sunday, April 3, 1 p.m., Icebreaker day two featuring the $10,000-to-win Icebreaker 125 for the Outlaw Open Modified Series

Wednesday, June 15 at 6 p.m., Nutmeg State 75

Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m., Midsummer 75

Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m., NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Thompson 150

Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m., Tripoint Showdown 75

Friday, Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m., Sunoco World Series day one featuring the Modified Racing Series

Saturday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., Sunoco World Series day two featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

Sunday, Oct. 9 at 12:30 p.m., Sunoco World Series day three featuring the $20,000-to-win Thompson 300

NOTES 

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 

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.

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