Thompson, CT — Thompson International Speedway will mark the opening of its 70th anniversary year with the running of the traditional Icebreaker on the weekend of April 10th and 11th. The famed, high-banked oval will usher in the 2010 racing season with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and Thompson’s own “Super 6” NASCAR Whelen All-American series divisions.
Just prior to the actual running of the Icebreaker, the speedway will be open for two full days of open practice. The first of these days is scheduled for Saturday, March 27th with the second the following Saturday, April 3rd.
The open practice sessions are for any and all race cars providing that they meet safety requirements. The track will be open for “round robin” sessions between the hours of 11AM and 6 PM. All competitors are invited and are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to get their race cars dialed in for the big season opening Icebreaker.
Thompson’s 2010 race schedule is one of the most exciting to be seen in many years. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will make three appearances during the year and the track has scheduled, for the first time, four Tour Type Modified Shoot Out events. These events will be open competition Modified races in a dash for the cash 35-lap feature event format. Fans have already expressed their excitement about these events and Thompson management is working hard to assure that these events will meet the fan’s expectations.
In addition, Thompson will also host the Modified Touring Series for two 75-lap events during the 2010 racing season. Add to all of this the weekly Thursday Night Thompson Thunder (TNTT) races, the traditional Memorial Day weekend Eve of Destruction program, the Vintage Antique Car Extravaganza and the season-ending World Series of Speedway Racing and you’ve got an amazing and diverse line up of high-speed racing action.
Copies of the 2010 Thompson racing schedule are available on the track’s web page and in hundreds of retail locations throughout New England. Schedules may also be obtained by calling the track office to have a one mailed directly to your home.
Thompson’s web page also offers an opportunity for competitors and race fans to sign up for the free service known as Rained Out. In the event that a race program is cancelled or postponed, fans can receive that information only moments after the decision is made via their cell phones or by email. Competitors can get the inside track on special announcements by signing up for free email alerts with the new feature called EMAIL NEWSLETTERS.
For the very latest information about activity at Thompson International Speedway, visit the track’s web page. www.thompsonspeedway.com.
Souces: Russ Dowd/Thompson International Speedway PR