TO BE DECIDED AT THOMPSON
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship will once again come down to
the final event of the year at the Thompson International Speedway. A mere
26 points separate the top two contenders going in the XTRAMART World Series
of Speedway racing at Thompson.
Donny Lia, looking to win his second series title, moved into the
top spot following his win at the Stafford Motor Speedway this past weekend.
Ryan Preece is the driver in Lia’s rearview mirror. Preece is only 26 points
behind Lia and well within striking distance of the division’s crown. Ted
Christopher saw his nearly season-long points lead disappear on Sunday when
an accident knocked TC out of the competition. He was credited with a 31st
place finish, dropped to third in the standings, and now faces an up hill
battle to erase his current 109 point deficit. Rounding out the top five as
they head for Thompson are Todd Szegedy and Rowan Pennink.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour title is, more often than not,
decided at the XTRAMART World Series of Speedway Racing and the 2009 champ
will be crowned following the WMT 150-lap main event slated for Sunday,
Championships are a big part of the three-day XTRAMART World
Series. Chris Perley will lead the ISMA Super Modified contingent into their
final event of the year and Tim Bertrand, holding a slim 18 points advantage
over Mike Jarret, will attempt to secure the NEMA title at Thompson.
The XTRAMART World Series is a one-of-a-kind racing spectacle.
Hundreds of race cars and racing trucks converge upon the huge Thompson
Speedway complex to compete in one of the fourteen different divisions that
make up this extra-special event. Racers from all up and down the east coast
make the annual trek to Thompson to compete on one of America’s premier
short tracks. The ultra fast, high banked 5/8ths mile oval, offers
competitors a chance to be part of one of the largest racing events in the
Thompson’s Super 6 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions will
play a major role in the World Series with each providing, as they have all
season long, exciting, wheel-to-wheel racing action. Racing trucks from the
ARTS series, Pro 4 Modifieds and three “outlaw” divisions will round out the
fourteen division event.
Practice and qualifying races for eight divisions will make up the
on-track activity on Friday. Saturday will feature qualifying for the WMT,
ISMA, NEMA and the remaining divisions that will race on Sunday. Once
Saturday qualifying is complete, eight feature races will make for an
exciting and fun filled Saturday night. Sunday’s action starts at 12 Noon
with the heavy hitters in six incredible feature races.
The XTRAMART World Series of Speedway Racing is also host to some
of racing’s greatest party atmospheres. It’s the last major event of the
season and race fans enjoy all of the food, fun and entertainment at the
Raceway Restaurant and Lounge.
Tickets for the XTRAMART World Series at Thompson are available by
calling the Thompson track office. 860-923-2280.The entire weekend’s
schedule is available on the Thompson web page
Source: Russ Dowd
/ Thompson International Speedway