Twenty Divisions Announced For 57th Sunoco World Series At Thompson Speedway

(Press Release from Thompson Speedway)

With just 32 days remaining until the drop of the green flag on the 57th annual Sunoco World Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, track officials have released 20 different divisions that will compete during the weekend.  

All five of Thompson’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series classes will run their final races of the season, with five champions to be crowned. The Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, Limited Sportsman, Mini Stocks and SK Light Modifieds® will thunder around the Connecticut oval in action. 

There are also 15 different touring series divisions that will invade for the weekend, headlined by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. As part of a tradition, Whelen Modified Tour teams will head for Thompson to decide their championship battle, with the championship celebration to follow the Sunoco World Series 150. 

Joining the Whelen Modified Tour on Sunday, the ISMA Supermodified division will run their own 50-lap feature, crowning their champion at one fastest tracks in the entire New England region. The NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites are also two winged divisions that will compete during the Sunoco World Series weekend.

The American Canadian Tour returns to Thompson for a 75-lap feature on Saturday night, deciding their champion under the bright lights of World Series weekend, while the Valenti Modified Racing Series will join them as a Saturday headliner, with a 50-lap feature of their own. Thompson’s Late Models will compete on Friday night, giving drivers the chance to also compete in Saturday’s ACT main event. 

Headlining Friday night, the Granite State Pro Stock Series returns to Thompson for another season, bringing Pro Stocks back to the high-banks of TSMP in the thick of their title battle. The Exit Realty Pro Truck Challenge, North East Mini Stock Tour, NHSTRA Late Models Sportsman, Pro 4 Modifieds, Street Stock Showdown Series, Open Vintage Modifieds, STAR Modifieds and STAR Sportsman wrap the full list of 20 classes.  

Over the next week, Thompson officials will release the full schedule for Sunoco World Series weekend. However, for reference, practice will begin at 12 p.m. on Friday, with qualifying at 4 p.m., followed by feature racing. Practice begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, with qualifying at 2 p.m., and features to follow. On Sunday, feature racing will begin at 1 p.m., with the Whelen Modified Tour concluding the day of racing. 

For more information on Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, visit, and follow the track on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  

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  1. What no sumo wrestling, That’s about 15 good reasons not to go

  2. Richard Quinn says

    Elect just just home

  3. Stay home then…………… Elect

  4. Anybody know ticket prices, went to the Thompson website, but no prices there. Wiukd be a great weekend of racing if tickets are reasonably priced.

  5. Hillary 2020 says

    Expensive weekend but well worth it. You really need to go all three days to get the full experience. Hopefully having three different street stock divisions doesn’t thin out the car counts. Although technically Thompson calls em sportsman. I do miss the old days of the strippers making appearances in the camping areas.

  6. Musta been when the Fuzzy Grape was Open!!

    You can tell me to stay home and that’s ok, as I have said before I am a Modfied guy so 20 divisions does nothing for me, I will do Full Throttle and Fall Final weekends to end I think a great racing year, anxious to see what 2020 brings!!

  7. Folks isn’t $55 for 3 days a bargain compared to paying $50 for a Wednesday night tour race?

  8. If you’re a marathoner in good race fan shape the World Series is a gigantic bargain. It’s a one of a kind happening baby. You need to be in great racing shape to begin to grasp all the racing going on. Campers highly recommended.
    For sprinters that can only do one day for travel or other reasons Stafford’s Sunday Fall Final show is the place to be.

  9. Worth every penny. 3 days of great racing, open wheel and fendered. One of the “can’t miss” events you should experience at least once.

  10. Hillary 2020 says

    Didn’t even think about that. Yes $50 for a Wednesday night show is completely outrageous compared to the 55 for world series.

  11. If you can go all 3 days break down the dollar amount by the day, I’d guess $15 for Friday and Saturday, and $25 for Sunday. For what you’ll see that’s a great deal in my book!

  12. its the best deal for auto racing in the State of CT. It is a great way to end the season.

  13. Thompson is going up against Super Dirt Week this year. Usually Thompson is the week after. It is a hard choice but I will be going to Oswego. Super Dirt Week has awesome the last two years.

  14. Strippers, racecars and booze. Life doesn’t get any better than that!

  15. That’s what the camping is for!!!

  16. Stafford $40 for 3 divisions on Sunday. Thompson $55 for 20 divisions over 3 days. Stafford is not even close. They drag out the Sunday show.

  17. Seekonk Fan, 4 divisions on Sunday at stafford. SK, LM, SKL, and WMT

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