The Chrome Horn News

8/27/2008

MODIFIED MANIA RETURNS TO THOMPSON

   The Sunoco Race Fuels Modified Mania, a two-day racing spectacle that spotlights Modified race cars, will return to Thompson September 6th & 7th. Six different divisions of Modified cars will be in competition with some four hundred laps of feature event racing as the main attraction.
   The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (WMT) will top the list of touring divisions taking part in this very special event. The WMT will be joined by the True Value Modifieds, RoC Modifieds, Pro 4 Modifieds, Thompsonís own Sunoco Modifieds and Thompson Modifieds will round out the exciting lineup of racing.
   The Sunoco Race Fuels Modified Mania will also feature Thompsonís annual Fan Appreciation Party on Sunday morning. All of the race teams competing in Sundayís racing action will stage their cars on the race track so that fans can meet and greet their favorite drivers, take photos, collect autographs and more. The Fan Appreciation Party will begin at 10:30 AM on Sunday, September 7th and will go until 12 Noon. The race cars will then be cleared from the track and a full afternoon of racing activity will begin.
   Ronnie Silk will be the man to beat when the WMT rolls out onto the speedway for their 150-lap main event. He has won three of the last five WMT events at Thompson and is primed to go for number four. Silk will find the competition at its peak with drivers like Todd Szegedy, Chuck Hossfeld, Matt Hirschman, Ryan Preece, Mike Stefanik and Ed Flemke being just some of the drivers looking to capture the Modified Mania title.
   The True Value Modifieds will be on hand to compete in a 75-lap event. Drivers like Les Hinkley, Kirk Alexander, Dwight Jarvis and Chris Pasteryak will lead the popular True Value contingent.
   The Race of Champions (RoC) Modified Tour will also return to Thompson for the Sunoco Modified Mania event. Drives like Jan Leaty, Bill Putney, Daren Scherer, Matt Hirschman, Eric Beers, Pete Brittain and many, many more will, like the True Value drivers, compete in a 75-lap feature event.
   Add to these touring divisions the super fast Pro 4 Modifieds, Thompsonís own Sunoco Modifieds and Thompson Modifieds and itís a Modified race fans dream come true. Race cars will qualify on Saturday, September 6th with features slated for Sunday, September 7th, beginning shortly after 12 Noon. The entire weekendís schedule may be found on the Thompson International Speedway web page, www.thompsonspeedway.com.
   Tickets for this two-day racing spectacular are available in advance by calling the Thompson International Speedway track office. All major credit cards are accepted.

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Source: Russ Dowd / Thompson International Speedway PR
Posted: August 27, 2008

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