Sources: Tentative Date For Rescheduled Liquid Death Icebreaker At Thompson Set

Multiple sources close to Thompson Speedway and NASCAR have confirmed to RaceDayCT that the Liquid Death Icebreaker weekend at Thompson Speedway will be tentatively rescheduled to May 15-16.

This weekend is scheduled to include the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Liquid Death Icebreaker 150. 

Thompson Speedway general manager Terry Eames was not immediately available for comment.

Thompson Speedway is expected to make a public announcement concerning the Icebreaker weekend later today.

NASCAR announced Monday that all scheduled NASCAR sanctioned events would be postponed through April in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic.

It means the first three events of the 2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season – at South Boston (Va.) Speedway, Thompson and Stafford Motor Speedway – were postponed. The Whelen Modified Tour had been scheduled to begin its season on March 21 at South Boston Speedway. That event was postponed late last week and no makeup date has been announced.

Stafford Motor Speedway had been scheduled to run its NAPA Spring Sizzler April 25-26.

The next event currently scheduled on the Whelen Modified Tour that has not been postponed is scheduled for Friday May 8 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.



Comments

  1. At this point why bother suggesting dates? It’s all an unknown for the next several months.

  2. Great point JD. If we listened to the “authority”, we went from no problems, to we have to watch this for 2-3 weeks, to this will last to July and August or beyond, in the span of about 10 days. The social distancing crowd size recommendation went from 250, 50, to 10 in a couple days.

    I’m thinking it’s all done this way to keep people from freaking out completely. Sort of ease folks into it. I’ve been watching this for months, and that the USA has been doing nothing, so I have been socially distancing myself much longer. We have stayed away from movies, restaurants, malls, and other crowded places long before it was advised.

    The snow that we got overnight… if that would have happened in November with no other crises going on, it would have caused a run on the grocery stores… always does. Don’t think anybody even noticed the snow today.

  3. JD, you’ve got it right. Now authorities are estimating July or August, before we see a slow to the rate of spread. Keep strong, stay positive and use common sense. We will get through this eventually. Just my opinion
    Rob P. (I) MA

  4. Tony Mordino says

    For planning purposes it good to have a Schedule and date ahead of time. I commend Stafford and Thompson for sticking a stake in the ground so people have an idea what to expect. If these dates need to be cancelled so be it. That said, if China, a third world country with over 1 Billion people can sort this out in a little over a month, I have to believe the greatest nation in the History of mankind can perform a similar feat, and probably do better. The Administration threw out July \ August as a guesstimate as to when the virus would be winding down. We will all be back to our β€œnormal schedules” long before that. This is a respiratory flue, similar the flu that kills 20000-40000 people annually in the USA. We don’t miss any races due to those flu deaths. Hang in there, God Bless America and lets go racing in May.

  5. Tony,
    I agree with pretty much all you said, especially that the tracks need to continue scheduling just for the sake of knowing where things stand once we reach the other side. That said, while China might be a culture far different than what we’re used to in the United States, they are far from fitting any definition of “Third World Country”.

  6. Folks, follow this link:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/mapping-spread-new-coronavirus/

    Great updates. We are just getting started. Look at the last chart near the bottom, and watch the rise in the confined cases. It is skyrocketing.

    China got this under control by effectively declaring martial law. They set up speakers on the streets throughout the region and broadcast that all people were to stay inside, do not leave your home. That did wonders to attenuate community spread. That is easy to do in a totalitarian regime country. Not a third world country at all, after all, China manufactures most of the goods we buy, and is our bank. The money we will use to bail ourselves out of this will largely come from China.

    Here in the USA, we just started getting aggressive a few days ago, long after China clamped down. That means the virus has had way longer to propagate, and that makes it a bazillion times more difficult to contain.

    The rest of the world is still in the phase of skyrocketing infection rates. Until we keep people from moving about, this is only going to spread. This is a very contagious virus. 🦠 We have a very long way to go, and it’s all in the math. A tiny percentage of the world population is infected and the virus has plenty of fresh people left to infect. There is no therapy for this virus, so the only way to stop it is to stop the spread.

    Here’s the big problem… people are idiots. There are people that refuse to comply with the requirements to contain the spread, as if they refuse to do what they are told to do. Like it’s an infringement of their liberties. Well, I hope you people all stay together when you defy the recommendations for the safety of the rest of us.

  7. Fast Eddie says

    I agree with Tony on setting dates. If you get sick, we’re told to quarantine ourselves for two weeks. If we’re all in close to lockdown for 5-6 weeks, hopefully we get past this. Based on that the dates Thompson and Stafford are realistic “plan B’s”. If things change, there will be a need for “plan C”, but let’s hope not. Meanwhile I’m off to go grocery shopping for my 86 year old dad. I’ve already warned him I’ll disable his car if he tries to go anywhere! πŸ™‚

  8. Fast Eddie, Plan C is already happening. New reports out say that this pandemic can drag on for 18 months.

    The data shows that the number of confirmed cases is skyrocketing, meaning it will be a long time before the rate of infection slows down. A virus is opportunistic, and it sees plenty of fresh people out there to infect.

  9. Adding to Dareals point, the number of confirmed cases in New York City doubled in the past 24 hours. This virus can last up to 3 days on a surface depending on the material. 3 days was plastic

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