Archive for December, 2000

Thompson Int’l Speedway to be Present at Autoparts Swap n’ Sell – Jan 20 & 21, 2001 at Eastern States Expo Center

Thompson, CT — Autoparts Swap n’ Sell is a traditional Race fan’s and competitor’s gathering. New England’s largest indoor, all automotive swap meet and flea market is set for January 20th and 21st , 2001. The location is the Eastern States Exposition Center on Memorial Avenue in West Springfield, MA. This same location is also the home of the Big E and RACEARAMA. Over 350 vendors will jam the three acre, heated building with over one million parts and accessories featuring everything for classic, antique, special interest, off-road, NHRA and NASCAR auto racing. This event offers the perfect opportunity for racers to save thousands on parts and equipment.

This year’s event will also include representation from the Thompson International Speedway. Racing schedules and brochures for the 2001 season along with rules and advance ticket information will be available. In addition, Thompson technical personnel will be present to assist competitors with technical advice and to answer questions concerning the track’s 2001 rule books.
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Thompson Int’l Speedway Promotes Sunoco Modifieds to NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Feature Division

Thompson, CT — Donald and D.R. Hoenig of the Thompson International Speedway have made another announcement for the NASCAR 2001 racing season. One week after the completion of the new asphalt racing surface, the speedway owners have decided to re-adjust the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series points divisions.

For the 2001 season, the premiere points division will become the Sunoco Modifieds. Competitors in the Pro Stock division will share in a new exclusive program posting a special point fund of ten thousand dollars that will be posted by the speedway.  Thompson’s Late Model division will move up to be part of the NASCAR Weekly divisions and the re-named Limited Sportsman division will also be included in the National NASCAR programs. The first points event for the 2001 season will be the ICEBREAKER on the weekend of March 31st and April 1st. This will also be the first race held on the new track surface.

“Thompson Speedway has always had a history of Small Block Modified Racing. In recent years, the Sunoco Modified division has shown great growth. It’s time to return our focus to Modified racing, ” said Don Hoenig. “This does not mean we are planning to abandon the Pro Stocks. Thompson will provide a $10,000.00 point fund for this deserving division.”
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Thompson Changes Name of Strictly Stock Division

Thompson, CT — A new name will be heard in 2001 at the Thompson International Speedway. The popular Strictly Stock division will now be called the Limited Sportsman division.

The name change comes as a result of both management and competitors seeking a more marketable name for those teams seeking sponsorship. After much consideration of various names for this division, the Limited Sportsman title was adopted.

“We truly believe that a team will have more success in seeking sponsorship dollars with a race car called a Limited Sportsman than one called a Strictly or Street Stock, said track owner Don Hoenig. In today’s racing world, it is very important to have a marketable product for a sponsor and it all can begin with a name,” he concluded.
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