Sunoco Back On Board As Thompson Speedway World Series Presenting Sponsor

(Press Release from American-Canadian Tour)

Budweiser, Boston Beer Company Sign on for Division Sponsorships

Officials from the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) have announced the addition of several big sponsors for the 58th Annual World Series of Speedway Racing on October 9-11 at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Sunoco, Budweiser, and the Boston Beer Company are partnering with event promoters Cris Michaud and Tom Mayberry to help support the three-day racing festival.

Sunoco has agreed to return as the World Series presenting sponsor. For many years, the auto racing extravaganza has been known as the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing. Along the way, Sunoco Race Fuels have been used by top divisions and series throughout New England. The latest agreement continues this long-standing partnership of the nation’s leading high-performance fuel brand and the Northeast’s biggest auto racing event.

Longtime Thompson Speedway partner Budweiser, part of the Anheuser-Busch InBev brewing company, is also joining the Sunoco World Series program. The 75-lap Tour-type Modified Open on Saturday, October 10 is now known as the Budweiser Modified Open. Entries have already been received from Chase Dowling and Jeff Gallup among others for the $5,000-to-win event.

The Boston Beer Company of Boston, MA is attaching three of their internationally-recognized brands to feature events on Sunday, October 11. Thompson’s local Limited Sportsmen and SK Light Modified divisions will be known as the Samuel Adams Limited Sportsmen and Twisted Tea SK Light Modifieds, respectively, for their 20-lap main events. The visiting NEMA Lite Midgets are receiving sponsorship from Truly Hard Seltzer.

Both Budweiser and Boston Beer Company products will be served in the Thompson Speedway concession area during the Sunoco World Series weekend. Sunoco Race Fuels will be available in the paddock area for all teams.

“We’re excited to have Sunoco, Budweiser, and Boston Beer Company as World Series partners,” ACT managing partner Cris Michaud said. “Support from companies like these is part of what makes it possible for us to go to the race track. We encourage all of our fans and teams to let them know they appreciate their involvement with auto racing.”

The Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing card includes 19 divisions across three days of racing from Friday, October 9 to Sunday, October 11. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, ISMA Big Block Supermodifieds, Budweiser Modified Open, ACT-type Late Model Open, 350 Supermodified Open, and NEMA Midgets are just some of the highlights on the busy card.

A three-day general admission ticket for the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing is $55 for adults and $15 for kids ages 12 and under. Advance tickets can be purchased by visiting–NO2QX. Pit passes will be sold at the track and are $75 for adults and $40 for kids ages 12 and under.

For more information about the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing schedule, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, [email protected], or visit You can also get updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour.

For camping information and general Thompson Speedway inquires, call (860) 923-2280, email [email protected], or visit You can follow Thompson Speedway on Facebook and Instagram at @ThompsonSpeedway or on Twitter at @ThompsonSpdwy.

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. Once again Chris Michaud and Tom Mayberry and their teams have made a great event even better! THANK-YOU for all your effort and hard work! It’s amazing what something can become when you work at it instead of moaning and groaning about how little money and support you have! I hope this event is successful enough for the PASS and ACT teams to continue their promotions of the circle track into the 2021 season and beyond!

  2. Wonder if the teams will be forced to use Sunoco products, as it is at another Connecticut track, or if they’ll be able to use the fuel of their choice. When Greco used to do our motors, we used Unical, and with Pettit we used VP until the track enacted the Sunoco only rule. Engine builders can be picky about the fuel used, and spend plenty of time on the dyno selecting the right product.
    It’s great to see these presenting sponsors come in board for the world series.

  3. Go into the pits at most racing facilities and tell me what the name on the fuel truck says, SUNOCO. Look at the division rules and tell me what fuel the track requires you to utilize in the divisions is, SUNOCO. I would dare to say that there are very few tracks out there that run anything else than SUNOCO.

    Fast Ed, ditto, I agree with everything you said. Thank you Sunoco for your support.

  4. Rob p., we used Power Mist. Our engine builders fuel of choice.

  5. On September 3rd I attended the drivers meeting at the speedway… I was stuck by the statement…”As all of you know, once a race track closes…it will never open again…we won’t let this happen”…looks like Mr Mayberry and Mr. Michaud are really serious about keeping racing going strong at Thompson. Regardless of how you feel about a past experience at Thompson… that was then this new and now… They and their team deserve all of our support for their efforts…!

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