MADHOUSE TV STAR TO COMPETE IN THOMPSON’S ICEBREAKER
Myers, one of the featured racers on the History Channel’s hit TV show
Madhouse, will compete in the Icebreaker at Thompson International Speedway.
The Walnut Cove, North Carolina resident will be making his first trip into
New England’s Modified country as a competitor the weekend of April 10th and
“I’ve always heard about what a great place Thompson is but have never been
able to fit it into my schedule. This year, the Icebreaker comes on an open
date for us, so I’m really looking forward to racing there. As long as we
don’t have a disaster in the race at South Boston, VA on April 3rd, we’ll be
at Thompson,” said Myers.
This will mark the first time in his long and successful career that he has
competed against the drivers in the Whelen Modified Tour on their turf. “We
have run against many of the northern drivers in combination races at
Martinsville, Bristol and at the North-South Shootout. But, this will be the
first time to travel north to compete directly with those guys. I love
racing with the guys from up north and am excited about going to Thompson.”
The TV show Madhouse has put Myers into the national racing spotlight. When
asked about the television exposure, he said that the show had generated a
lot of reaction from Modified fans all across the country. “It’s
overwhelming how many people from all over the country have voiced opinions.
I’ve also received inquiries from New England race fans asking if I was
going to race the Icebreaker. If I have a weekend available, I try to book a
race somewhere,” Myers concluded.
Myers began his driving career in a four cylinder division in 1994 and a
year later was behind the wheel of a Modified race car. His racing is
centered on North Carolina’s Bowman Gray Stadium. He also competes on the
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. Myers has a 16-race schedule at Bowman
Gray, all of the Southern Modified Tour events and anything else he can fit
into his schedule. He hopes his schedule will allow him to return to
Thompson in August and again for the track’s October World Series event.
He will face stiff competition from the many veteran NASCAR Whelen Modified
Tour drivers who call Thompson home. The historic Thompson oval has played
host to more WMT events than any other race track. The first of three WMT
races at Thompson in 2010 will be the Icebreaker. Drivers will qualify their
cars during time trails on Saturday, April 10th and compete in a 150-lap
season opener on Sunday, April 11th. The very best of the NASCAR Whelen
Modified Tour will be on hand to open a brand new racing season when the
green flag drops at Thompson.
For the very latest entry list, the weekend’s race schedule or any other
information pertaining to the Icebreaker, fans are urged to visit the
web page at
Source: Russ Dowd / Thompson International Speedway