TOUR SHOWDOWN THIS WEEKEND AT THOMPSON
much anticipated UNOH Showdown at the Thompson International Speedway is
only days away and the anticipation is at an all-time high. The race event,
which features the NASCAR Whelen southern and northern Modified Tours,
proved to be the biggest hit of the season last year and, as a result, both
race teams and fans are ready for a rematch.
The UNOH Showdown is a three-race combination that will spotlight the WSMT
75-lap Green Pointe Energy points race followed by the WMT the Town Fair
Tire 75-lap points race. Upon completion of the two individual Tourís races,
the best of both Tours will be combined for the 50-lap UNOH Showdown race.
The 50-lap event is not a NASCAR points race so all bets are off when each
driver goes for the $15,000.00 top prize in this $50,000.00 go-for-broke,
high stakes race.
Current WMT points leader, Doug Coby, will lead an amazing field of WMT
competitors while George Brunnhoelzl, III, current points leader and
defending division champion for the WSMT, will head up an equally impressive
list of southern Tour regulars expected at Thompson. Both Coby and
Brunnhoelzl will be looking to repeat their 2011 victories in the 75-lap
races and Coby would like to run the table again with another Showdown win.
Competition is expected to be tough. Southern Tour drivers Danny Bohn, Jason
and Burt Myers, Andy Seuss and others have proven to be tough customers at
Thompson. Former WMT champ Donny Lia claimed the Bud 150 in August and
defending WMT champion, Ron Silk opened the season at Thompson with a win at
the Icebreaker. When you add drivers like Ted Christopher, Ryan Preece, Todd
Szegedy, Rowan Pennink and Mike Stefanik, the competition is bound to be red
hot all afternoon.
This two-day event will have Saturday devoted to practice and time trials
for the Modified Tours. It will also include practice and qualifying for
Thompsonís NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions. In addition,
Saturday feature events will be held for the Thompson Modifieds and the LKQ/Keystone
Sunday stars early with grandstands opening at 9:30 AM and a Fan
Appreciation Party on the race track at 10:00 AM. This 90 minute gathering
of race cars, drivers and crews offers fans an opportunity to meet and greet
their favorite racers. Pictures and autographs will be the order of the day
and a great way to kick off one of the biggest events in all NASCAR Whelen
Modified racing. A brief opening ceremony will get underway shortly after 12
Noon and the first race of the day is scheduled to roll off at 12:30 PM.
As usual, the center of all social activities will be the Thompson Club
House. The famous Thompson Speedway breakfast buffet will be served on
Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7 AM- 11 AM. Dinner is always a highlight
of a race weekend at Thompson and the Saturday night gathering at the Club
House will feature a great race weekend menu and music for listening and
Fans can get the complete schedule of events for the UNOH Showdown weekend
by visiting the
Thompson web page.
From the main web page, fans should click on schedule and then on the UNOH
Showdown event. Information is also available by calling the track office at
Source: Russ Dowd / Thompson International Speedway