ACT & PASS Unveil Local Division Purses for Thompson 150

(Press Release from American-Canadian Tour)

American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS), officials have unveiled the purse structure for all local Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park local divisions at the Thompson 150 on Wednesday, September 2. The locals will race for nearly $24,000 in combined posted awards on a card that also includes the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

The Sunoco Modifieds will have a 30-lap, $1,500-to-win feature as part of the Thompson 150. Second place receives $900 with a $600 prize for the third-place finisher. Every racer who takes the green flag will collect a minimum of $200 with more than $8,500 in total awards for a 24-car starting field.

The winner of the Thompson Late Model 25-lap feature will add a cool $1,200 to their bank account with $725 for second and $550 for third. At least $175 is guaranteed to all starters with more than $7,000 in total prize money.

Both the Thompson Limited Sportsmen and SK Light Modifieds will be racing for $350 to win and $100 to start. The Mini Stocks, meanwhile, are guaranteed $200 to win and $50 to start. The full payouts for all divisions can be found at

ACT and PASS officials also said all divisions are expected to use the same rules that were posted the previous offseason. The Thompson Late Models, in addition to using ACT rules, will also use the ACT tire. Other information will be announced early next week.

Racers will get a first taste of action at a Thompson Speedway open practice day on Wednesday, August 19. The pits will open at 10:00am with practice from 12:00-5:00pm. This may be extended to 6:00pm depending on turnout. All CDC guidelines and state/local health and safety mandates will be followed.

Pit admission for the open practice is $25 per person. The practice day is open to all division/series that have been confirmed for either the Thompson 150 or the World Series of Speedway Racing. Please email [email protected] or [email protected]to confirm that you will be attending or if you have any other questions.

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park host its first oval track event of the 2020 season on Wednesday, September 2 with the Thompson 150 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. They’ll be joined by the Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, Limited Sportsmen, SK Light Modifieds, and Mini Stocks. Qualifying begins at 5:00pm with features starting at 6:00pm. Advance general admission tickets are available now at

For more information on the Thompson 150, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, [email protected], or You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour. For general Thompson Speedway inquiries, please contact the track offices at (860) 923-2280, [email protected], or

For technical information concerning all PASS divisions, and for media or marketing questions, please contact [email protected] or visit Don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.


  1. Webo Attorney says

    Respectable purse. Seems similar to Stafford with a good bump to the the Late Models. I hope the racers support the promoters. Perhaps this could lead to good things in 2021 for them at Thompson since the owners are clearly not motivated in promoting the oval.

  2. Great, great, great. Good to see respectable purses being paid out. Great job by the promoters. Hopefully this combination can carry through into 2021 and beyond. Shows the level of respect they have for the weekly divisions.

  3. Respectable purse for the SKMODS. Far cry from Thompson offering $450 to win and only paying the top 10.

    Great job guys and thank for supporting the racers. Looking for a good turnout from the competitors and a great show.

  4. Rob. You know what else helps the purse? Buying a ticket and attending a race.

    Not sure how these guys are coming up with all this WMT purse $$$ and weekly purse $$$ at two different track but they are. Some questions are best left unasked.

    25% wink, wink.

  5. Ken Latham says

    Good purses. I hope they get the maximum allowed in stands. Any word on NWMT purse? Seems to always be a secret.

  6. Seems like a decent purse for all support divisions. Lets hope this new promo team has a successful 2 events in 2020 that leads to bigger and better in 2021. Thompson is a great facility for oval racing that should continue for years to come. Now it appears the new promoters have great intentions for one of New England’s facilities. Lets hope it is a great success.

  7. Only so many tickets can be sold to equal 25% capacity. Should be a total sell out, no question about it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    It’s called sponsors, where do you think the money is coming from?

  8. Most if not all of purse will be from back gate

  9. Does the State mandated 25% include the entire facility/venue, pits and stands? Or just the stands? A facility/venue is a facility/venue, shouldn’t it be inclusive?

    It is easy to determine the stands based on seating capacity but how do you determine the capacity of the pits? Limiting the number of team members per team? Does that mean that general spectators will not be allowed into the pits unless they are registered with a team? And if they claim they are who will be responsible to enforce that making certain that the team total is adhered to?

    If you purchase a pit pass that allows you access to the stands. Who monitors the transients to make certain that at any one time the 25% mandate is not violated?

    Sounds like there are to many flaws in the 25% mandate that make it almost impossible to enforce.

  10. πŸŒˆπŸ¦„2020 says

    The owners not motivated in promoting the oval? I think it’s obvious that the owners would rather close the oval and let it sit and fall apart. Thank goodness for these promotors that are running these two events.

  11. Are they selling tickets for the World Series? I went to the link and it only had the option for the September 2nd Thompson event. The ACT website has tickets available for Thompson 9/2 and a few upcoming ACT shows but I didn’t see Thompson’s World Series. Nice to see a respectable purse for this show. I hope these guys do well enough with these shows to continue next year.

    As far as capacity restriction limits. I believe it is very difficult to enforce. You really have to rely on the track accurately reporting seating capacity and not selling more tickets then allowed. Perhaps there is some numbers from a fire marshal or licensing inspections to provide some guidance on grand stand capacity. The pits like you said are more difficult. I have heard of a few people that have gone into the pits at dirt tracks in NY just to see the races. They were fans and due to no fan restrictions in place couldn’t get in any other way.

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