THOMPSON PREPARES FOR OPENING
OF 70TH YEAR
International Speedway will mark the opening of its 70th anniversary year
with the running of the traditional Icebreaker on the weekend of April 10th
and 11th. The famed, high-banked oval will usher in the 2010 racing season
with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and Thompson’s own “Super 6” NASCAR
Whelen All-American series divisions.
Just prior to the actual running of the Icebreaker, the speedway will be
open for two full days of open practice. The first of these days is
scheduled for Saturday, March 27th with the second the following Saturday,
The open practice sessions are for any and all race cars providing that they
meet safety requirements. The track will be open for “round robin” sessions
between the hours of 11AM and 6 PM. All competitors are invited and are
urged to take advantage of this opportunity to get their race cars dialed in
for the big season opening Icebreaker.
Thompson’s 2010 race schedule is one of the most exciting to be seen in many
years. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will make three appearances during
the year and the track has scheduled, for the first time, four Tour Type
Modified Shoot Out events. These events will be open competition Modified
races in a dash for the cash 35-lap feature event format. Fans have already
expressed their excitement about these events and Thompson management is
working hard to assure that these events will meet the fan’s expectations.
In addition, Thompson will also host the Modified Touring Series for two
75-lap events during the 2010 racing season. Add to all of this the weekly
Thursday Night Thompson Thunder (TNTT) races, the traditional Memorial Day
weekend Eve of Destruction program, the Vintage Antique Car Extravaganza and
the season-ending World Series of Speedway Racing and you’ve got an amazing
and diverse line up of high-speed racing action.
Copies of the 2010 Thompson racing schedule are available on the track’s web
page and in hundreds of retail locations throughout New England. Schedules
may also be obtained by calling the track office to have a one mailed
directly to your home.
Thompson’s web page also offers an opportunity for competitors and race fans
to sign up for the free service known as Rained Out. In the event that a
race program is cancelled or postponed, fans can receive that information
only moments after the decision is made via their cell phones or by email.
Competitors can get the inside track on special announcements by signing up
for free email alerts with the new feature called EMAIL NEWSLETTERS.
For the very latest information about activity at Thompson International
Speedway, visit the track’s web page.
Source: Russ Dowd / Thompson International Speedway