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All hands are on deck as the Thompson Speedway prepares for the start of its regular season. The track’s schedule of events fills the summer months with a great variety of racing action and special attractions with something for just about everyone.

Sunday, May 19th, is the date that racing returns to the 5/8th mile oval. Headlining that day’s racing will be the Valenti Modified Racing Series with a 75-lap feature event. Joining the VMRS in their first of three appearances this year at the speedway will be Thompson’s weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions that include Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, Lite Modifieds, Xtra Mart Limited Sportsman and Monster Mini Stocks. Each of these six divisions will compete in qualifying races and feature races.

The following Sunday, May 26th, the tack becomes the center of madcap mayhem as the annual Eve of Destruction takes center stage. This Memorial Day weekend tradition will feature Monster trucks including the “World’s Original Monster Truck”, Big Foot. The action packed evening also includes auto thrill shows, motorcycle spectacular, jet powered vehicles, Transaurus, the car eating monster, demo derbies, the ever-popular trailer trash race, kids inflatable fun attractions on the midway and another famous Thompson fireworks display.
Thompson crews will scramble to clean up after the Eve of Destruction because only four days later on Thursday, May 30th, the track will kick off its weekly Thursday Night Thompson Thunder (TNTT) summer series. Thursday night racing at Thompson has become a mainstay of the New England NASCAR tradition. Five fast and exciting divisions of NASCAR racing action that feature some of the most talented race car drivers found anywhere. Thursday night racing will be featured every week during the summer except of the week of July 4th.

The July 4th holiday will find the Thompson Speedway transformed into the site of New England’s largest and most exciting car show. Called the hottest automotive Mardi Gras of New England, the 23rd annual Summer Nationals, July 4th-7th, will fill four days of endless automotive fun for spectators and participants. Everyone interested in this year’s Summer Nationals event should visit www.summernationals.com.

The Thursday night schedule also includes additional visits from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour along with the Valenti Modifieds. Fans will also enjoy appearances by the antique Outlaw Modifieds, Open Pro Stocks, New England Truck Series, the North East Mini Stock Tour and special extra- distance events for the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions. The complete Thompson Speedway race schedule is posted on the track’s web page www.thompsonspeedway.com.

  Source: Russ Dowd / Thompson International Speedway
Posted: May 13, 2013

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