Archive for March 10th, 2011

Anticipation Builds at Thompson

Thompson, CT — As the snow and ice begins to disappear; the anticipation of a brand new racing season at Thompson International Speedway has begun to build with track officials, competitors and fans alike. The warmer temperatures and the heavy rains have worked wonders on the deep snow left from the seemingly endless series of storms this past winter.

With the first of two open practice session slated for Saturday, March 26th, and the second set for April 2nd, track officials and optimistic and are working very hard to get the facility ready for race action. There is much work to do since the fierce winter left the track buried under three to four feet of hard packed ice and snow. Yet the recent warm days and work by track personnel seems to be paying off very nicely. Everyone has high hopes that the opening events will be able to go off as scheduled. Open practice times for both days are scheduled from 11 AM until 6 PM.

The open practice sessions on March 26th and April 2nd, are very important to competitors as they get ready for the season-opening Icebreaker event on the weekend of April 9th & 10th, 2011. This year’s Icebreaker will feature eight different racing divisions with the headliner being the season’s first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race. The WMT will be joined by Thompson’s NASCAR Whelen All-American “Super 6” divisions along with the popular Sunoco Lite Modifieds.

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