The 36th annual XTRA MART World Series of Speedway Racing gets underway this
Friday at the Thompson International Speedway. Nearly five hundred race cars
representing fifteen different racing divisions will compete in this amazing
three-day racing extravaganza.
The XTRA MART World Series of Speedway Racing is one of the biggest
racing and party weekends in the entire northeast. Thousands of race fans
literally move into the Thompson Speedway for a full weekend of
wheel-to-wheel racing competition and an almost non-stop party atmosphere as
the 2009 racing season comes to a conclusion.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour shares top billing with the
incredible ISMA winged Super Modifieds in this event. Championships in both
of these exciting divisions are up for grabs and the competition will be
fierce. The mighty Midgets of NEMA will also play a major role as will
Thompson’s own NASCAR Whelen All-American Series “Super 6” divisions. Add to
all of this the SK Sunoco Modified Light cars, Pro 4 Modifieds, ARTS Trucks
and three “outlaw” divisions and you’ve got the most diversified racing
program to be found anywhere.
Thompson’s famous Raceway Restaurant and Lounge will be the center
of the social activity for the weekend. A buffet breakfast will be served on
both Saturday and Sunday mornings and a huge race party will be held on
While the fans are enjoying the festivities, the race teams will be
focused on their on-track performance. With various division titles and the
prestige of a World Series victory on the line, race teams will, once again,
make a herculean effort in their final Thompson race of the year.
Pits open at 8 AM on all three days. The huge Thompson grandstands
will open at 4:30 PM on Friday and at 9 AM on both Saturday and Sunday. The
complete weekend schedule is available on the Thompson web site
www.thompsonspeedway.com. Admission tickets for the World Series of Speedway
racing are good for all three days.
Thompson International Speedway will, once the World Series of
Speedway Racing is complete, transform itself into Don Hoenig’s Original
Automotive Swap Meet and Flea Market on the weekend of November 7th & 8th.
This event will feature over fifteen hundred dealers and millions of auto
parts. It is held rain or shine.
Source: Russ Dowd
/ Thompson International Speedway