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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