The Chrome Horn News



    The second edition of MODIFIED MANIA will return to the Thompson International Speedway the weekend of September 8 & 9. Fans of Modified racing are getting excited over this unique race weekend when almost every kind of asphalt Modified imaginable will be in competition. Six distinct Modified divisions will participate in this two-day race program which has been called an “open house for open wheels.”
    The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return for its fourth appearance of the year. The NASCAR “Tour” will be joined by the True Value Modifieds, the R.O.C. Modifieds, the Pro Four Modifieds and Thompson’s own Sunoco and T. I. S. Modifieds.
    Each division will practice and qualify on Saturday, September 8th and will compete in feature racing on Sunday, September 9th. The Sunday program will kick off with a huge fan appreciation party on the race track beginning at 10:30 AM.
    Race teams of the True Value Modified Series have been participating in a series of qualifying races with the winner of each being guaranteed a starting position in the 75-lap True Value feature event. The competition was tremendous and six of the best in the True Value Series can breathe just a bit easier knowing that they have an “in” for MODIFIED MANIA II weekend. The drivers making up this very special list includes Kirk Alexander who won at Monadnock, Les Hinkley who captured the race at Lee USA Speedway, Dwight Jarvis secured his spot at the Oxford Plains Speedway, Mike Holdridge struck MODIFIED MAINA II gold at Beech Ridge, Jon McKennedy took the top spot and a guaranteed starting position at the Canaan Speedway and Vinny Annarummo claimed the honors of representing Seekonk Speedway.
    Each of these drivers received not only a guaranteed starting spot in their feature race, but were also given a beautiful silver cup, Sunoco jacket and gift certificate and a bottle of champagne with which to celebrate.
    Both divisions of the R.O.C. Tour will be on hand for this ‘combined’ R.O.C. event. Fans can expect to see drivers from both the north and central R.O.C. camps and some very exciting competition from this successful touring group. Drivers like Tony and Matt Hirschman, Jan Leaty, Chuck Hossfeld, Pete Brittian, Lee Sherwood and Eric Beers and many more make up this exciting touring division and all are expected to be on hand for Modified Mania II.
    Fan favorites, The Pro Four Modifieds, will also be on hand. A torrid points chase is in full swing between Jeff Zuidema and Kevin Iannarelli for the top spot. Joining them will be Rob Richardi, Jr., Norman Wrenn, George Sherman, Dan Meservey and Joe Lemay.
    Thompson’s NASCAR Whelen All American Series Sunoco Modifieds and Thompson Modifieds will be participating in this all-important weekend since track championships are coming down to the wire and each point gained becomes vital at this time of year.
    Modified Mania II will attract the best of the best in open wheel Modified racing. Fans will have an opportunity to meet these exceptional race drivers in person when the gates to the race track open at 10:30 AM on Sunday, September 9th for a huge fan appreciation party. Competitors from all six divisions will have their racecars on the track and the drivers will be there to meet and greet the fans for autographs and photos. Fans are urged to arrive early and enjoy the party that will go until just about 12 Noon.
    Tickets for Modified Mania II are available at the speedway box office on race days and from the track office during the week. Anyone looking to obtain tickets in advance is urged to call the track at 860-923-2280. All major credit cards are accepted. More information concerning Modified Mania II is available by visiting the Thompson International Speedway web site at


Source  Thompson Speedway PR
Posted:  September 3, 2007

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