EXPECTED FOR UNOH SHOWDOWN
full field of NASCAR Whelen Modified race cars is
expected for the UNOH Showdown this weekend at
Thompson International Speedway. NASCAR has
confirmed that 46 entries have been filed to date
with more expected before Saturday. Upwards of 25
race teams from the south are expected to make the
trip north to compete at the track that has hosted
more NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races than any
other track in the country. Fans will have their
last chance to see this many Modifieds assembled in
New England all year.
The UNOH Showdown is a unique race event for the
NASCAR Whelen Modified northern and southern tours.
Each Tour will compete in its own 75-lap race for
NASCAR points. The northern group will compete in
the Town Fair Tire 75 and the southern contingent in
the Green Pointe Energy 75. Upon completion of these
two races, the best of the two Tours will be
combined and lined up for a 50-lap, no holds barred
scramble in the $50,000.00 UNOH Showdown with the
winner collecting more than $15,000.00.
The Showdown concept was introduced last year at
Thompson and became an instant hit. Fans loved the
idea and so did the competitors. The racing proved
to be extremely competitive in both divisions and,
at day’s end, everyone agreed that the event had
been better than anyone had anticipated.
The southern Tour will arrive with drivers like Burt
and Jason Myers, George Brunnhoelzl, III, J.R.
Bertuccio, Andy Seuss, Matt Hirschman and many more.
Ron Silk, Mike Stefanik, Todd Szegedy, Ryan Preece
and last year’s big winner, Doug Coby, are only a
few of the Northern Modified stars that will try to
defend their home turf.
This two-day race event will feature practice and
qualifying time trials for both Tours on Saturday
along with qualifying races for Thompson’s NASCAR
Whelen All-American Series divisions. The LKQ/Keystone
Lite Modifieds and the Thompson Modifieds will
compete in their feature races on Saturday as well.
Sunday will begin with a Fan Appreciation Party on
the race track at 10 AM with the first race of the
day scheduled for a 12:30 PM start. Fans are urged
to arrive early to meet and greet their favorite
racers form all of the competing divisions. Pictures
and autographs will be the order of the day during
the Fan Appreciation Party.
The Thompson Club House will be the center of all
social activity for this special racing weekend.
Breakfast will be available from 7 AM to 11 AM on
both Saturday and Sunday mornings with great dinners
on Friday and Saturday as well.
Grandstands will open at 10 AM on Saturday morning
and at 9:30 AM on Sunday. The full schedule of
events is available at
Source: Russ Dowd / Thompson International Speedway