NASCAR Releases Deep Whelen Modified Tour Entry List For Icebreaker At Thompson Speedway

Whelen Modified Tour 30th Anniversary LogoWith winter’s grip finally releasing, Thompson Speedway is set to wake to life with the running of the Icebreaker Saturday and Sunday at track.

The feature event of the weekend is Sunday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season opening event.

Monday NASCAR announced an entry list for the event featuring 36 teams.

The entry list features former series champions Jamie Tomaino, Ted Christopher, Ryan Preece, Doug Coby, Todd Szegedy, Bobby Santos III, Ron Silk and Donny Lia.

The list also includes a number of notable series rookies, including Troy Talman, Anthony Nocella, Chase Dowling, Kyle Ellwood, Brandon Oltra, Steve Masse and Dave Sapienza.

Check out the full list at NASCAR Home Tracks.

Qualifying for the Icebreaker is Saturday with the 150-lap feature event scheduled for Sunday.

For the full weekend schedule check out the Thompson Speedway website.

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  1. Ten rookie of the year contenders plus Melissa Fifield equals a first lap catastrophe.Melissa is a fine,brave young woman that has no place in an open modified.Good Luck to everyone.

  2. Wow, 37 entries for the Ice Breaker as of April 6th. So much for all the talk about the tour dying. Last year on the same date the entry list had 10 less at 27 entries. There’s been a lot of talk about how there’s very few younger people getting involved, but instead there is a healthy number of youngsters on the entry list. I suspect a little healthier economy is helping some. Anyway lets hope that these kind of numbers will once again become the norm rather than the exception.

  3. James Scott says

    Melissa put that nice 01 solidly in the field to quiet the want to be race commentators. Most probably haven’t even sat in a car. Go get em!

  4. CROCKETT says

    You folks with the Northern Tour are lucky with so many enteries. If it wasn’t for Northern drivers, we
    wouldn’t have a Southern Tour, so enjoy it

  5. The tour lives on.

  6. Crocket, you’re right. Those of us up here in the north east are lucky. Lucky to have not only the NWMT but also the Valenti tour, who even though having to work out a few wrinkles, puts on great shows with normally good car counts. We also have the Tri-Track tour type modified series which has added a fourth track and show this year. Lucky doesn’t say it all. We’re down right spoiled rotten. In addition to all that, I live just east of Worcester Ma. in Northborough, within a100 mile radius of my home, we have at least seven or eight short tracks putting on good shows every week;. Plus loudon Speedway in N.H. If anyone who lives within reasonable driving distance of Safford Speedway and is not going to there regular shows on Friday nights, you don’t, know what your missing. All of the racing divisions there put on a good show but the S.K Modifieds in particular are absolutely out- standing. Last year they started on average 24-26 cars in the feature every week, with around 6 or more of those drivers from the tours. It’s hard to tell who’s having more fun, the drivers and crews or the fans!!! The competition is incredible every week. So even though you’ll always have the knuckle heads walking around crying and complaining about everything, we are lucky, very lucky. I hope over time the car counts will improve for you people with the southern tour. Maybe as the economy and other factors improve they will. Until then, come join us up north.

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