NEXT MAJOR EVENT AT THOMPSON
second annual UNOH Showdown at the Thompson
International Speedway is the next major event on
the 2012 Thompson schedule. This unique race event
brought rave reviews from fans last year and this
yearís running is expected to be even more exciting.
Showdown weekend will be Saturday, September 8th and
Sunday, September 9th.
The UNOH Showdown brings together the NASCAR Whelen
Modified Tour and the NASCAR Whelen Southern
Modified Tour in a three-race program that
spotlights each division and then combines the two
for a thrilling 50-lap, non-points race that is made
up of the best of both touring series.
Each of the Touring divisions will go through their
normal practice and qualifying procedures that will
lead to the 75-lap Town Fair Tire race for the
northern group and a similar 75-lap Greene Point
Energy event for the southern tour. Upon completion
of the 75-lap races, the two tours will be lined up
and turned loose for a no holds barred UNOH 50- lap
spectacle known as the Showdown.
In its inaugural year of 2011, it was Ryan Preece
and Andy Seuss who won the Coors Light Pole
positions for their respective points races.
However, it was George Brunnhoelzl who won the
Whelen Southern Modified Tourís main event. Doug
Coby claimed his divisionís points race and then
went on to win the first-ever, $50,000.00 plus UNOH
Showdown. It was a banner day for Coby and the
Milford, CT driver is looking for a repeat
performance this time around. This two-day event
will bring together the very best NASCAR Modified
drivers in the country.
The UNOH Showdown weekend will also shine the
spotlight on Thompsonís NASCAR Whelen All-American
Series division known as the ďSuper 6Ē. These
exciting divisions are featured each week at the
famed Connecticut oval and will play a very
important role in the overall excitement of this
weekend racing spectacular.
Lap sponsorship is available for the 50-lap UNOH
Showdown race with the money donated going directly
to the driver leading the lap sponsored. The
sponsorís name will appear on the big Lap Sponsor
board on the grandstands as well as being published
in the eventís official program. Additional
publicity will be given when each lap sponsorís name
is announced on the trackís PA system.
Tickets for the UNOH Showdown weekend are available
by calling the Thompson track office at
860-923-2280. It is an amazing weekend of racing
along with all of the social activities so much a
part of any multi-day race event at Thompson. The
trackís Raceway Restaurant and Lounge will be the
center of off-track activity and the championship
golf course and driving range will also be a major
For more information, visit the Thompson web page
Source: Russ Dowd / Thompson International Speedway
Posted: August 15, 2012