HEADS TO THOMPSON
THIS WEEK FOR BUD 150
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour heads for Thompson
International Speedway this Thursday night for the
annual running of the King of Beers Budweiser 150.
The Bud 150 will mark the Tour’s first appearance at
Thompson since the track hosted the season-opening
Icebreaker back in April.
Fresh off his win at Stafford, Doug Coby, current
WMT points leader, will head a potent field of New
England’s most popular touring series to the
historic speedway for what is traditionally one of
the best races of the year. The race has become a
true fan favorite based in its rich history of
incredible competition by NASCAR’s best Modified
Defending WMT champion, Ron Silk opened the season
by winning Thompson’s Icebreaker and he will look to
repeat that magic in the Bud 150. Silk, who comes
into the race sitting third in the points battle,
will face Ryan Preece, second in points, and others
who have seen much success at Thompson. Some on that
list include Jimmy Blewett, Ted Christopher, Justin
Bonsignore, Eric Beers, Rowan Pennink, Mike Stefanik
and many more.
Preece has had a tremendous year in Thompson’s
Sunoco Modified division and will be tough to beat.
To date, Preece has four wins, two seconds, a third
and a fourth in this division and is the current
Mike Stefanik, always tough at Thompson, claimed the
win at NHMS in July and the seven-time champ proved
that he is still very much a factor in WMT
competition. Other former champs, Todd Szegedy and
Donny Lia will be part of this star-studded field.
The WMT will be joined by Thompson’s NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series ‘Super 6” divisions.
Grandstands will open at 2 PM so that fans can watch
race teams practice prior to qualifying time trials
slated for 5:30 PM. Feature event races will follow
time trials with the King of Beers Bud 150 scheduled
to take the green at roughly 8:30 PM.
Tickets for the event are available for pre-sale.
Fans can avoid the long ticket lines by calling the
track office and having their tickets held at the
‘Will Call’ window at the guest and press
For tickets, call 860-923-2280. The entire day’s
hour-by-hour schedule is available on the Thompson
web page along with other up-to-the-minute news and
information concerning this important racing event.
Source: Russ Dowd / Thompson International Speedway