WEATHER HELD AT BAY FOR SOME QUALIFYING ACTION
AT THOMPSON ON SATURDAY;
MODIFIED MANIA RESUMES WITH FEATURE EVENTS ON SUNDAY
Tropical storm Hanna held at bay long enough to build the excitement
of Thompson International Speedway’s Sunoco Modified Mania. The
three premier Modified divisions in the Northeast - the Whelen
Modified Tour, the True Value Modified Racing Series (TVMRS) and the
Race of Champions Modified Tour (RoC) are joined by Thompson’s own
Sunoco Modifieds and the TIS Modifieds and the visiting Pro-Four
Modifieds for a two-day racing extravaganza.
On Saturday afternoon, qualifying was held in the two weekly racing
divisions in competition during Modified Mania including the Sunoco
Modifieds and the TIS Modifieds. Taking down Sunoco Modified heat
race wins were Tommy Cravenho of Raynham, MA, and Bert Marvin of New
London, CT. R.J. Marcotte of Millville, CT, was the TIS Modified
qualifying race winner. In Pro-Four Modifieds the Thompson Pro Stock
ace Norm Wrenn of Nashua, NH and Brian Vincent of Coventry, RI, were
The first True Value Modified heat was on the track when heavy
rains moved in. The rains continued forcing the cancellation of the
remainder of Saturday’s program including heat races for the TVMRS,
RoC, and time trials for the Whelen Modified Tour.
The grids for the Whelen Modified Tour 150-lap event and the True
Value Modified Racing Series 75-lapper will be determined by points.
The Race of Champions will draw for their starting position in their
75-lap main event.
The racing action resumes on Sunday, September 7th with the feature
action for Modified Mania. Pit Gates open at 8:00 AM with the
grandstands opening at 10:00 AM. In order to prepare the race track
after Hanna rolls through the area in the early morning hours,
Thompson regrets the cancellation of the Trackside Fan Appreciation
Party that was originally scheduled for Sunday morning.
A quick round of practice will take place at Noon time followed by
pre-race ceremonies. The 25-lap Thompson Modified Feature is
anticipated to roll off at approximately 12:45 PM followed by the
25-lap Pro 4 Modified feature, the True Value Modified main event
and the Whelen Modified Tour. The final two events of this great
racing weekend will be the 50-lap Sunoco Modified feature and the
Race of Champions Modifieds.
For more information on Sunoco Modified Mania and the remainder of
the 2008 season of Thompson Speedway log on to
thompsonspeedway.com or call the Speedway hotline at (860)