On Tap Presented By The Hidden Still: Icebreaker Weekend At Thompson Speedway

On Tap: Presented by The Hidden Still


Thompson Logo 2016 300x250Where: Thompson Speedway

What: Icebreaker Weekend

When: Saturday – Sunday


Saturday: 50-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series, 20-lap SK Light Modified, 20-lap NEMA Lite, 35-lap Pro Truck Challenge, 35-lap 375 Sportsman Challenge. Grandstands Open: 10:30 a.m.; Qualifying: 12:15 p.m.; Features: 3:30 p.m.

Sunday: 150-lap NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, 100-lap Pro All Stars Series, 30-lap SK Modified, 25-lap Late Model, 20-lap Limited Sportsman, 15-lap Mini Stock. Grandstands open: 10 a.m. Features: 12:30 p.m.

More: The first of seven events this season at Thompson Speedway. The traditional opening of short track racing season in the Northeast. … The Whelen Modified Tour anchors the 11-feature weekend racing card. … Doug Coby of Milford is looking for his fifth consecutive Whelen Modified Tour championship and sixth overall since 2012. Coby is the only driver in series history to win more than two consecutive series titles. He sits with Mike Stefanik (seven championships) and Tony Hirschman (four championships) as the only drivers in series history with more than two series titles. … The Whelen Modified Tour opened its 2018 season on March 17 at Myrtle Beach (S.C) Speedway, where Jon McKennedy scored his first career series victory. … The Icebreaker 150 marks the first of four Whelen Modified Tour events at Thompson Speedway in 2018 and the first of seven in the state overall. The series also competes at Stafford Motor Speedway three times this year. … Thirty-six teams are on the entry list for the Icebreaker 150, a number that matches the maximum size for the field. … Rowan Pennink is the defending champion of the Icebreaker 150. Ryan Preece (two wins) and Timmy Solomito also had wins in Whelen Modified Tour events at Thompson in 2017. … The Valenti Modified Racing Series kicks off its 2018 season with a 50-lap feature on Saturday. … For more information check the Thompson Speedway website.

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