Thompson, CT — Race fans and competitors alike are looking forward to another exciting year of competition at the Thompson International Speedway. It all starts with the ICEBREAKER on the weekend of April 4th and 5th at the historic 5/8ths mile oval. The ICEBREAKER is the traditional season opening race for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the “Super 6” NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions that compete each week at Thompson.
Much of the excitement centers on the fact that the 2008 racing season was the most competitive in years at Thompson. Fans and race teams remember that not a single NASCAR Whelen All American Series track title was determined until the final night of competition during which track points were awarded.
Going into that final event, nerves were frayed and anticipation was high as a total of twenty two different drivers had a shot a claiming one of the six NASCAR Whelen All American Series titles. When the final lap of competition had been completed, it was Kerry Malone (Sunoco Modifieds),Fred Astle, Jr. (Pro Stocks), Jeff Zuidema (Late Models), Kurt Vigeant (Thompson Modifieds), Scott Sundeen (Limited Sportsman) and Danny Field(Mini Stocks) who claimed their respective division’s crowns. The 2009 season promises to be another one filled with excitement and challenges right down to the wire for championship crowns.