On Tap Presented By Four Seasons By The Lake: Whelen Mod Tour Back At Thompson Wednesday

Where: Thompson Speedway

What: Whelen Modified Tour and Whelen All-American Series racing card

When: Wednesday

Schedule: 150-lap NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, 25-lap Northeastern Midget Association, 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 25-lap Late Model, 20-lap SK Light Modified, 20-lap Limited Sportsman and 15-lap Mini Stock.

Grandstands open: 2:30 p.m; Qualifying: 5 p.m.; Features: Immediately following qualifying.

More: The seventh event of the season at Thompson Speedway. … The NASCAR Whelen Modified makes its third of four appearances in 2019 at Thompson Speedway with the running of the Budweiser King of Beers 150. … Reigning Whelen Modified Tour champion Justin Bonsignore has won both previous Whelen Modified Tour events this year (April 7, June 5). … Bonsignore is going for his seventh consecutive series victory at Thompson. He swept all four Whelen Modified Tour events at the track in 2018. … The Whelen Modified Tour closes the 2019 season with the Sunoco World Series at Thompson on Oct. 13. … Wednesday’s event marks the 145th Whelen Modified Tour event at Thompson since 1985. … Bonsignore leads active drivers with 11 career Whelen Modified Tour wins at Thompson and is third on the all-time win list for the series overall at the track. Seven-time series champion Mike Stefanik is the all-time winningest series driver at Thompson with 15 victories. The late Ted Christopher is second with 13 victories. Of active drivers, five-time series champion Doug Coby is closest to Bonsignore on the track win list with five victories at Thompson. … Keith Rocco got his second victory of the season in the last SK Modified feature at the track on Aug. 4. … Other SK Modified division winners this year include Woody Pitkat, Ryan Preece, Mike Christopher Jr. and Ronnie Williams. … Rocco leads second place Todd Owen by 38 points in the SK Modified standings with Pitkat in third, 41 points off the lead. … Pitkat got his second consecutive victory in the last Late Model feature. … Other Late Model winners this year include William Wall, Tom Carey III and Ryan Morgan. … Wall leads second place Pitkat by 17 points in the Late Model standings. Derek Gluchaki is third in the standings, 26 points behind Wall. … Bryan Narducci recorded his fifth victory of the season in the most recent SK Light Modified event at Thompson on Aug. 4. … John O’Sullivan is the other winner in the division this year. … Narducci leads second place Albert Ouellette by 70 points in the division standings with O’Sullivan in third, 85 points off the lead. … Chris Douton got his first win of the season in the Limited Sportsman feature on Aug. 4. … Other winners in the division this year include reigning division champion Shawn Monahan (two wins), Brent Gleason, Corey Fanning and Ryan Waterman. … Kyle Gero leads second place Monahan by one point in the Limited Sportsman division standings with Meghan Fuller in third, seven points off the lead. … Tommy Silva got his first win of the season in the most recent Mini Stock feature on Aug. 4. … Other winners in the division this year include Doug Curry, Steve Michalski, Scott Michalski, Charles Canfield and Jared Roy. … Scott Michalski holds a six point lead over Steve Michalski in the Mini Stock division standings with Curry in third, 35 points off the lead. … For more information check the Thompson Speedway website.

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  1. Hillary 2020 says

    Sucks having to fork over 50 bucks for a GA ticket. But the place will be packed and the prices will just keep going up.

  2. wmass01013 says

    Hillary, that’s one of my biggest pet peeves in Mod racing, Thompson HAS ALWAYS charged more than any other track and $50 for a 1 day show is just ridiculous, please don’t give me the price of a Red Sox or Concert ticket to compare, I will be there because I love Thompson and Mods but this will be my 1 Visit this year and it took some thinking, it will be interesting to see what 2020 brings with the WMT and Thompson and SUNDAY racing, I would preferred Saturday WMT races at Thompson during the summer.

  3. Crazy in NY says

    Simple really. They charge 50 because people will pay 50. Supply and demand at work as it should be.

  4. Fast Eddie says

    If you can only go to one race at Thompson, wait for the World Series; more for your money on Sunday.

  5. Hillary 2020 says

    I have no problem paying $55 for the 3 day epic event of the world series. I have a big problem paying $50 for this Wednesday but stupidly I probably will.

  6. wmass01013 says

    Never said I COULD only go to 1 race, I Choose to go to only 1 race at Thompson, I love modifieds and have NO interest in sitting thru 16 divisions of cars , I don’t mind 3 or 4 local divisions on a card NOT 15 and I don’t go to the track to consume 38 beers daily, Add that to the management and concession changes Thompson has made also leads to my choice, I have always taken the 2 weeks off for vacation in June and August for the WMT races and attend the Icebreaker as well but since greed has taken over The Hoenig’s choices more every year, I have to make mine as well. and please don’t go to the Track s there to make Money defense, I get that and have since the 70’s, I don’t think Thompson is hurting funds wise.

  7. They’re streaming the race, the ticket price is a budget buster and a good crowd it probably going to show. Kind of shows the strength of the NWMT doesn’t it?

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