Officials have moved the Thompson Speedway Icebreaker Weekend to Friday, April 7th and Saturday April 8th. Full detailed schedule will be released in the near future. (Alan Ward photo)

Thompson Icebreaker Pushed Back Due To Weather

THOMPSON, Conn. — A bleak weather outlook for the upcoming weekend has forced officials from the American-Canadian Tour and Pro All Stars Series to postpone the 49th Icebreaker Weekend at Thompson Speedway one week.

Now set for April 7-8, the revamped schedule will continue the same divisions as previously announced, simply postponed one week due to the extremely wet forecast expected to hit the northeast corner of Connecticut this weekend.

The revamped Icebreaker schedule for next week will include optional practice for all Icebreaker divisions on April 6. With the Icebreaker being the first race of the season, officials felt the optional practice day would be paramount for teams to have the opportunity to shake down their rides before it came to competition on Friday and Saturday. 

The only major schedule change comes with moving the PASS Super Late Model 75 to Saturday, April 8, to coincide with the Open Modified Icebreaker 125. 

Saturday will feature the 49th running of the Icebreaker 125 for the Thompson Outlaw Open Modified Series. As regional open-wheel stars like Woody Pitkat, Chris Pasteryak and Eric Goodale hunt down the $10,000 grand prize, the PASS Super Late Models start their season. The Sunoco Modifieds return for the second round in their double-header Icebreaker weekend and the Limited Sportsman, SK Lite Modifieds and Mini Stocks begin their championship campaigns.

“We were set to move everything to this Sunday, but unfortunately local ordinance simply wouldn’t allow it to happen,” said ACT managing partner Cris Michaud. “We cannot fire engines until 12-noon on Sundays and Tom and I felt that there simply isn’t enough time for adequate practice time with this being the first race of the year plus two days of racing action jammed into one afternoon. We’ll see you all next weekend.”