The Chrome Horn News



   The schedule of events for three-day XTRAMART World Series of Speedway racing has been released by the Thompson International Speedway. The 35th edition of this season-ending classic is slated for the weekend of October 17-19, 2008. The schedule for that weekend has been posted on the track’s web page. It is also detailed in thousands of flyers being distributed throughout New England.
   The XTRAMART World Series is the largest auto racing event in the northeast and it attracts literally hundreds of race cars and thousands of race fans. The World Series is unique in that it brings together almost every kind of race car that competes in the northeast. The World Series spotlights fourteen divisions of race cars thus making Thompson International Speedway the destination of thousands race fans.
   In addition to the NASCAR Whelen All American Series “Super Six” divisions, the XTRAMART World Series will feature the incredible ISMA Super Modifieds, NEMA Midgets, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Pro 4 Modifieds, All Star Trucks and as many as three “outlaw” divisions.
   Due to the size of the event, three days are required to complete it. It all begins on Friday, October 17th when eight of the fourteen divisions will compete in qualifying races. Those race cars that qualify on Friday evening will compete in feature event racing on Saturday evening. The remaining seven divisions will qualify on Saturday and race in their features on Sunday.
   Thompson International Speedway is the perfect location for an event like this. Due to its size, the facility can accommodate the hundreds of race teams that move in for the weekend along with the huge number campers who arrive up to a week ahead of the event. Many find the facility the perfect location for three days of racing, relaxation and fun. The 18 hole championship gold course, pro shop and driving range provide hours of entertainment. The Raceway Restaurant and Lounge becomes the center of activity when the daily on-tack events are complete. A huge breakfast buffet is offered on both Saturday and Sunday morning and the traditional Saturday night dinner and dance make for a weekend to remember.
   For those looking to find lodging away from the track, a listing of area hotels is on the Thompson Speedway web site. Fans wishing to secure a room are urged to act quickly as the available rooms are already being booked.
   One ticket is good for all three days of the XTRAMART World Series of Speedway Racing. They may be purchased in advance by calling the track office. 860-923-2280. More information and the detailed schedule of events may be found on the track’s web page  Fans are urged to visit the site often as updates will be posted frequently as the date of the event nears.


Source:  Russ Dowd / Thompson International Speedway PR
Posted:  September 15, 2008

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