Thompson, CT — The roar of the racing engines has come to a halt. The swap meet vendors have left and the 2000 racing season is now over. Thompson International Speedway should be ready for its long winter’s nap.
However, since taking control of the historic race track again at the beginning of the 2000 season, owner Donald Hoenig and his son D.R. have not stopped in their efforts to improve their historic speed plant. Work has gone on all season long and now one of the major goals of this dynamic duo is about to be realized.
Palmer Paving of Palmer, Massachusetts has moved in a massive collection of equipment in preparation for the long-awaited re-paving of the speedway. “This is a project we have wanted to do for some time, said Hoenig. The current surface lasted over thirty years but had reached a point where we knew that the paving job would have to be done this year. It would have been nice to have been able to do it in the early spring, but with the situation as it was then, the paving job had to be postponed until now.”
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