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Thompson Speedway is abuzz with activity as the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing presented by Xtra Mart nears. With less than two weeks before fifteen racing divisions converge upon the Thompson complex for this three-day racing extravaganza, both staff and construction crews are working at full speed to have everything ready for race teams, fans and campers.

A new layer of asphalt now sits on the paddock area and on much of the renovated 1.7 mile road course that is scheduled to open next year. Construction continues on the huge garage area that will be part of the 2014 track opening and heavy equipment continues to prepare the landscaping work necessary to allow the speedway to host an event like the World Series. Fans will be amazed at the transformation that has taken place since the regular season-ending event held on August 29th.

Camping areas that fans and race teams are accustomed to will, for the most part, be unchanged and personnel will be available to assist campers beginning this Saturday, October 12th. As in the past, only self-contained campers will be allowed. Any tent campers must have a direct affiliation with a friends or family members who have a self-contained unit and must be set up next to those units. Hookups and dump station facilities are not available. Camp fires will be very tightly controlled for everyone’s safety and must be held in an above ground container.

This amazing three-day race event is like no other in the country. It is not only a huge race weekend but is also one of the best social and party weekends to be found anywhere. It is the traditional end of the New England racing season and everyone wants to be part of the action and fun that has become a hallmark of Thompson’s World Series weekend.

Race cars are scheduled to practice and qualify on Friday for their Saturday evening feature races. Racers participating in Sunday feature races will practice and qualify on Saturday Afternoon. In all, some ten feature events will be held on Saturday night headlined by the 75-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series main.

Sunday’s schedule includes five major divisions including the Super Modifieds of ISMA, NEMA Midgets, Sunoco Modifieds, Granite State Pro Stocks and the final race of the season that will determine the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion.
Thompson’s beautiful golf course is expected to be a major attraction once again as will be the Raceway Restaurant and Lounge. Better known as The Club House, the Raceway Restaurant and Lounge will be the center of social activity featuring great food and drink. Everyone looks forward to the famous all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday mornings along with the dinner and dance Saturday night.

The complete schedule of events for the Sunoco World Series presented by Xtra Mart is listed on the track’s web site. www.thompsonspeedwayoval.com. Advance tickets sales are also available by calling the track office at 860-923-2280. All major credit cards are accepted.

  Source: Russ Dowd / Thompson Speedway
Posted: October 7, 2013

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