PRACTICE SESSION BEFORE WORLD SERIES
The Thompson International Speedway today announced that a special open
practice session will be held one week prior to the running of the XTRAMART
World Series in October. The date of the “test and tune” session will be
Thursday, October 8th between the hours of 3 PM and 7 PM.
This special opportunity for race teams will be open to any and all
safe racer cars. But, it will be a unique opportunity for those looking to
compete in the three-day racing extravaganza, The XTRAMART World Series of
Speedway Racing, scheduled for the weekend of October 16th – 18th.
The XTRAMART World Series of Speedway Racing attracts hundreds of
race cars representing some fourteen different and distinct racing
divisions. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, the ISMA Super Modifieds, the
mighty Midgets of NEMA, ARTS Trucks, Pro 4 Modifieds, SK Lights, True Value
Modifieds, Thompson’s own NASCAR Whelen All-American Super 6 divisions and
three “outlaw” divisions. All of these racing divisions along with vintage
cars and more are welcome at this special pre-World Series event.
“Each year race teams find practice time to be very limited on
World Series weekend and we’d like to give them all an opportunity to get
that necessary on-track time before the biggest racing weekend of the
season. By opening the speedway for race teams a week before the World
Series, we feel that a lot of pressure will be eased for owners, drivers and
crew members,” said track owner Don Hoenig.
The pit gates will open at 1 PM and the on-track activity will
begin at 3 PM. The open practice session will be run in a ‘round robin’
format thus giving race teams plenty of time to prepare their cars. The
tracks general admission grandstands will be closed, but admission through
the pit gate, for those at least sixteen years of age, will be only twenty
For more information on this special “Test and Tune” opportunity,
racers may visit the Thompson web page
www.thompsonspeedway.com or may call the track office at
Source: Russ Dowd
/ Thompson International Speedway