THOMPSON,CT. Thursday, 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 feature event.
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 Racing Series.
Joining the program will be all five of Thompson’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions along with the New England Truck Series. The previously scheduled extra distance race for Thompson’s 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.