Archive for December 12th, 2007

Thompson Modified Division Now Open to All Drivers

Thompson, CT — Brand new for the 2008 racing season will be driver eligibility for the popular Thompson International Speedway Modified division. Since its inception, the “TIS” modified division has been limited to either new drivers or drivers moving up  to compete in this open wheel NASCAR Whelen Modified division.

After numerous requests by drives and race teams and much consideration by the management of the Thompson International Speedway, the decision was made to open the division to any and all drivers who are at least 16 years of age.

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ACTion News 12/12/07

A fifteen-person panel – including media members from Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Québec, officials from the American-Canadian Tour and Thunder Road, and a pair of die-hard race fans – have compiled their efforts to decide the “Top 25 ACT Drivers of 2007.”  The criteria for each panelist were simple: 1. Using your personal opinion, create a list of the ten ACT/Thunder Road drivers that you felt stood head and shoulders above the rest in 2007; and 2. Rank them in order.

From there, the 25 drivers receiving the most votes and/or praise would be ranked against the others, with an additional ten on the list of racers that missed it by “this much.”  The intent was, in theory, to pit ACT Late Model Tour Champion Jean-Paul Cyr against, say, Power Shift Online Junkyard Warrior Champion Bunker Hodgdon, at least on paper.  Also included were the Série ACT Castrol and Thunder Road’s weekly Late Model, NAPA Tiger Sportsman, and Allen Lumber Street Stock divisions.

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