Thompson, CT — The first of four open competition Tour-Type Modified Shoot Outs will be held this Thursday, June 3, 2010 at the Thompson International Speedway. The much heralded event is expected to attract many of the top Modified race teams from the northeast in what is bound to be an exciting, go for the gusto type of racing spectacular.
Drivers from every major touring division have expressed interest in this unique racing program and are expected to be on hand to compete in qualifying races, a consolation race if necessary, and an all out charge for the 40-lap feature event.
Joining the Tour-Type Modifieds at Thompson this Thursday will be the track’s very own Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, Limited Sportsman, Thompson Modifieds and Mini Stocks. Qualifying races will be held for all divisions beginning at 6 PM.
Heading the list in the Tour-Type race cars is seven-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, Mike Stefanik. Ted Christopher, Keith Rocco, Ronnie Silk, Richard Savary and many, many more.
The pot in the Tour-Type race has been sweetened by an additional $2,000.00+ due to the efforts of Brad Lafontaine and his staff at Northeast Race Cars and Parts. This bonus money will be distributed through random drawings. This will make every competitor eligible for some of that additional money.
The open competition Tour-Type Modified race format is designed to reflect the way these cars raced in the golden era of Modified racing. Time trials will not be used to determine the starting field. Racers will have to compete in qualifying races in order to make the starting grid. The 40-lap distance is designed to make the race a hard charging event right from the drop of the green flag.
The Thompson Speedway grandstands will open at 4 P M and qualifying will get underway at 6. Full details on this very special event may be found on the Thompson web site. www.thompsonspeedway.com.
Sources: Russ Dowd/Thompson International Speedway PR