The Chrome Horn News



   It’s excitement for most veteran fans and curiosity for many younger fans. Those are the emotions surrounding the New England Dodge Dealers Whelen Modified Tour (WMT) 75-lap main event presented by Charter Cable, Internet, and Telephone. This short distance, hard charging, 75 green flag lap race on Thursday, June 19th is the talk of the New England racing community.
   The entry list of WMT competitors grows ever day and an impressive field of NASCAR Whelen Modifieds is expected to be on hand for this very special event. For many, this race is reminiscent of the ‘golden era’ of Modified racing in New England when the “ground pounders” ran similar events three or four night a week. Each night, those events proved to be hard charging, flat out racing from start to finish. This Thursday, June 19th, will be the first time such a race has been run by the WMT in some 23 years.
   Leading the competitors will be Chuck Hossfeld. Hossfeld is the current points leader on the Tour. He will be joined by the winner of this year’s Thompson Icebreaker, Ed Flemke, Jr. Additional entrants include Mike Stefanik, Jimmy Blewett, Todd Szegedy, James Civali, Matt Hirschman and many, many more of the top competitors in NASCAR’s oldest and fastest division.
   As part of the NASCAR year-long celebration of sixty years of champions, the 1992 title holder, Jeff Fuller, will return to Thompson to be honored for his championship year. The brief ceremony will take place just prior to the first feature event of the evening. Jeff will also have the opportunity to say hello to his many Thompson fans.
   Joining the WMT on this very special night of racing will be Thompson’s “Super Six” NASCAR Whelen All American Series divisions in feature only racing. These exciting racing divisions provide fans with edge-of-the-seat competition each and every Thursday night at Thompson.
   Grandstands will open at 2 PM on Thursday, June 19th. Practice will run until 5:15 PM and will be followed by time trials for the WMT at 5:30 PM. Once time trials have been completed, feature event racing will begin with the New England Dodge Dealers WMT 75 presented by Charter Cable, Internet and Telephone slated to take the green flag at about 8:15 PM. The entire day’s schedule is posted on the Thompson International Speedway web page.
   For advance sale of tickets or more information, fans may call the track office at 860-923-2280.


Source:  Russ Dowd / Thompson Intl. Speedway PR
Posted:  June 13, 2008

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