Sunoco World Series Set For This Weekend at Thompson
36 Year Tradition Continues With All Types of Racecars
Track PR Report
The Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing presented by XTRA MART will be held at the Thompson International Speedway this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This three-day high speed extravaganza is a one-of-a-kind auto racing event that brings nearly every type and style of race car and race truck to one location for a season-ending grand finale.
For 36 years the Sunoco World Series has drawn down the curtain on Thompson’s racing season. It has grown over the years to where it now includes fifteen different divisions of racing competition and provides fans with a great weekend of racing and fun in the party filled atmosphere.
Headlining the racing action is the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the incredible Super Modifieds of ISMA. Add to that the might Midgets of NEMA, the N.E. Truck Series, Pro 4 Modifieds, Thompson’s own NASCAR Whelen All-American “Super 6” divisions, SK Sunoco Lights and a host of “outlaw” divisions and it quickly becomes a racing weekend like no other.
Competitors come from the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada to be part of this amazing weekend. Literally hundreds of race cars fill the entire pit area of the Thompson complex and each race team arrives at the speedway with dreams of ending their racing season with a victory. Whelen Modified Tour fans will be on the edge of their seats during the running of the Sunoco 150 as four drivers have a chance to claim the coveted championship title. Bobby Santos, Mike Stefanik, Ronnie Silk and Ted Christopher are all in the chase for the WMT championship crown. U. S. Senate candidate, Linda McMahon, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the event. She will briefly address the fans and will then give the command for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour drivers to start their cars for the running of their 150-lap, championship determining, race.
Thompson’s unique ability to host such a huge event comes from the hundreds of acres that make up the Speedway, Golf Course, Driving Range, Banquet size restaurant and Lounge. The track rolls out the red carpet for fans who take advantage of the free camping policy for self-contained units and those who commute for each of the three days of the event. An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet is offered on both Saturday and Sunday mornings and the traditional dinner and dance is planned for Saturday evening.
Grandstands will open at 4:30 PM on Friday and at 9 AM on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for the Sunoco World series are available by calling the Thompson Speedway track office. 860-923-2280. Fans will find much more information, including the day by day schedule of events, on the track’s web page. www.thompsonspeedway.com
NASCAR Modifieds and NEMA Midgets are justa few of the cars that will be at Thompson's World Series this weekend.