Thompson, CT — The World Series of Speedway Racing will once again be more than a spectacular weekend of auto racing. The three-day race fest will determine divisional championships for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, the ISMA Super Modifieds, NEMA Midgets, Pro 4s and the New England Truck Series.
Ron Silk, the current points leader on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, will enter the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing presented by Town Fair Tire and XTRA/MART with an advantage of 57 points over Todd Szegedy. Silk will be seeking his first Tour title while Szegedy, the 2003 champion, will be looking for his second. It will all come down to the WMT 150-lap feature event slated for Sunday, October 16th. Both Silk and Szegedy will have plenty of competition as the best drivers on the WMT are expected for the season finale at Thompson.
The ISMA Super Modifieds will also determine a champion at the Sunoco World Series. Russ Wood will be seeking his 7th ISMA title. He leads Mike Lichty by a slim margin in the points going into the Thompson race. Unlike the WMT, the Supers have only 50 laps to sort things out. This should make for another great championship run for the incredibly fast winged Super Modifieds.
Three drivers will be in contention for the NEMA title in one of the tightest points races in recent memory for NEMA. Midget aces Randy Cabral, Russ and Greg Stoehr will all bring their best efforts to Thompson in an attempt to win the laurels of the storied Midget organization. Cabral holds an 8 points advantage over Russ Stoehr and an eleven points edge over Greg Stoehr.
The most hotly contested championship might just be in the Pro 4 Modified division. With two races remaining on their 2011 schedule, five drivers find themselves with a shot at the top spot. Tyler Anderson, Phil Lausier, Rob Richardi, Jr., Dick Dubois and Norm Wrenn are separated by a mere 48 points. Andy Linderman looks to be in a position to wrap up another title in the New England Truck Series.
Typically, Thompson’s World Series of Speedway Racing offers, in many divisions, the classic race within a race; a race for the win and a race for a championship. Fans travel from Canada and all up and down the east coast to attend this annual event. Tickets are available by calling the track office. 860-923-2280. The complete three-day schedule of events is available at www.thompsonspeedway.com.
Sources: Russ Dowd/Thompson International Speedway PR