RESCHEDULED AT THOMPSON
August 1st is the new date for the Valenti Modified
Racing Series to run at the Thompson Speedway. Track
officials announced late on Thursday that an
agreement had been reached with the Valenti Modified
Racing Series officials to run the event next week.
The change was made necessary when rain forced the
postponement of the July 25th race date.
The event is expected to draw the very best race
teams on the VMRS roster. Current points leader
Tommy Barrett, JR will lead the impressive lineup of
drivers to the Connecticut oval. Drivers like Rowan
Pennink, Richard Savary, Louie Mechalides, Norm
Wrenn, Chris Pasteryak and many more are expected to
compete for a starting spot in the VMRS 75-lap
Several Thompson regular competitors and graduates
are also expected to compete with the VMRS series.
Drivers like Keith Rocco, Ted Christopher, Woody
Pitkat, Todd Owen, and Charlie Pasteryak are only a
few of the many drivers who are fan favorites at
Thompson and who compete with the Valenti Modified
Joining the program will be all five of Thompsonís
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions along
with the New England Truck Series. The previously
scheduled extra distance race for Thompsonís Late
Model division will be run at a date to be
announced. That division will compete in a regular
25-lap main on Thursday, August 1st. Grandstands
will open at 2 PM with racing getting under way 30
minutes earlier than usual at 5:30 PM.
Rain checks from the rained out May 19th event will
be honored at this event or at any other event of
equal of lesser value. Complete schedule details for
the August 1st event are available on the Thompson
web site. www.thompsonspeedway.com (click on NASCAR
racing at the top of the opening page). Fans may
also go directly to the familiar Thompson Speedway
page by typing in www.thompsonspeedwayoval.com. Many
details will also be found on Facebook and twitter.
Source: Russ Dowd / Thompson International Speedway