Purse Structure Announced For Thompson Speedway Weekly Divisions


(Press Release from American-Canadian Tour)


More Than $23,000 in Posted Awards Per Event Set Between Five Divisions For 2021

American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Star Series (PASS) officials have announced the purse structure for the five weekly divisions set for competition at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in 2021.

A total of nearly $24,000 in posted awards have been set to be distributed to the Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, SK Light Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, and Mini Stocks at each event. All five divisions will compete as part of the six-race oval track event schedule at Thompson, which begins with the annual Icebreaker on April 10-11. The schedule also includes four Wednesday night races in the summer (June 16, July 7, August 11 & September 15) and the Sunoco World Series (October 8-10).

“When Tom (Mayberry) and I agreed to take on this role at Thompson, one of our priorities was posting a fair purse for all divisions,” ACT managing partner Cris Michaud said. “I raced for 20+ years, and I experienced firsthand the value of an extra dollar. We’ve put together a competitive structure that rewards everyone who shows up and will help teams get their cars to the track.”

The roar of the Sunoco Modifieds will return to the high-banks with drivers chasing a $1,500 winning prize for their 30-lap feature races. With $900 on the line for second, $600 for third and $200 to start each race, the Sunoco Modified purse itself rises over $8,500. Some of the top names in local Modified racing are expected to compete, including Keith Rocco, who looks to continue his dominance of the competitive class on Thompson’s 0.625-mile oval. Other names expected for the opener include Troy Talman, a former Thompson winner.

The Late Models, which will again follow ACT Tour rules — including the addition of the new Hoosier tire — will chase $1,200 to win. As part of a purse better than $7,000 throughout the field, Late Model drivers will open the season with a 40-lap special at the Icebreaker. They will continue to thrill Thompson fans with some of the top competitors from across New England. Names like Woody Pitkat, who swept both races in 2020, along with Nick Johnson, defending ACT Tour Rookie of the Year Derek Gluchacki and more will be in competition.

The Limited Sportsman are set to return with a purse over $3,000 of their own and $350 on the line to win. Known as one of the most exciting divisions at Thompson each year, the Limited Sportsman keep fans on the edge of their seat with two, and often three-wide action throughout the field.

Early entries for the season include former Thompson champions Kyle Gero and Larry Barnett, along with former Seekonk Speedway Sportsman champion Corey Fanning. At the Icebreaker, Limited Sportsman drivers may also take the opportunity to compete in a 8-Cylinder Open Street Stock open on Saturday, which pays $1,000 to win.

Rising over $3,000, the SK Light Modified purse includes another $350 to win, with $250 for second and a strong distribution of funds throughout the field. As a division that puts some of the youth of Modified racing and veterans together, it’s expected to be another stout year.

The Mini Stock thunder will return to Thompson with feature races set for $200 to win and over $1,600 in presented awards. Early entries for the season include Thompson veterans Russ Barboza, Tommy Silva and former division champion Steve Michalski. 

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park opens its 82nd season of oval track racing with the Icebreaker on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11. The 10-division card includes the $10,000-to-win Icebreaker 125 for the Thompson Outlaw Open Modified Series, the PASS Super Late Models, and five Thompson weekly divisions. The 8-Cylinder Street Stock Open, NEMA Lites, and EXIT Realty Pro Truck Challenge round out the card. An optional Test N’ Tune practice day is slated for Friday, April 9 with all Icebreaker divisions welcome.

Advance sale tickets for both days are available at www.happsnow.com/event/Thompson-Speedway-Motorsports-Park-YHPQ. Grandstand attendance is limited to 50% capacity due to COVID-19 guidelines.

For more information about the American-Canadian Tour, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, [email protected], or visit www.acttour.com. You can also find updates on Facebook and Twitter at @ACTTour.

Don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Star Series on Facebook, follow them on Twitter @PASSSLM14 or visit them at www.proallstarseries.com to keep up with breaking news as it happens.

For general Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park inquires, and camping reservations for the Icebreaker, call (860) 923-2280, email [email protected], or visit www.thompsonspeedway.com. You can follow Thompson Speedway on Facebook and Instagram at @ThompsonSpeedway or on Twitter at @ThompsonSpdwy.

Comments

  1. speedbowl says

    Better than Stafford across every division….good things happening at the big T this year…

  2. Pay the purse and they will come…. These Men are Racers…. They will have great success.. Extremely Happy that the Racing will continue at my Favorite track .. If I only had one track to introduce someone to Modified Racing … Thompson High Banks would be my First Choice … Two lanes of side by side Racing with the Fastest speeds other than NHIS it really separates the Men from the Boys … Bringing back the 300 was Brilliant !!!!

  3. Speedbowl,

    I’m not picking a side here, but just stating for facts sake. Outside of the Late Model division, the regular event purses for the other divisions are pretty much the same between both tracks. And obviously that’s not taking into account additional contingency awards, which to my knowledge there are quite a few more contingency awards in play at Stafford. Also Stafford has announced a $33,000 point fund for end of the season awards. I haven’t seen what point fund plans are in play for Thompson’s divisions. Overall between the five divisions the Thompson regular event purse is $23,795 and the Stafford regular event purse is $21,945. That’s a difference of $1,850. Of that $1,850 difference, $1750 is accounted for in the difference between the Late Model purses. So basically take away the difference in the Late Model purses and the basic regular event numbers are essentially the same for the four other divisions. I don’t think it needs to be turned into a competition really. Two tracks that are both doing very well in giving back to their competitors.

    SK Modified
    Thomspon: $8,560
    Stafford: $8,560

    Late Model
    Thompson: $7,125
    Stafford: $5,375

    SK Light Modified
    Thompson: $3,255
    Stafford: $3,030

    Limited Sportsman/Limited Late Model:
    Thompson Limited Sportsman: $3,160
    Stafford Limited Late Model: $3,030

    Mini Stock/Street Stock
    Thompson Mini Stock: $1,695
    Stafford Street Stock: $1,950

  4. sShawn, I was going to say the same thing. The only reason the Mod purse is the same, is they are paying 200 to start as opposed to 150. 3-5 at Stafford pays better and thats better

  5. 🌈🦄2020 says

    They’re not weekly divisions. They’re monthly divisions. And thanks to all the fans that have been complaining forever about not having a single day ticket option. Now if you want to go to the whole icebreaker you get to pay $75. The same price for a pit pass. I see comments on FB thanking them for the weekend “discount” pit pass. $75 is a discount? What were they paying to get in the pits for the last icebreaker?

  6. 🌈🦄2020, if you went to the track, you’d know.

  7. Capt Mike Qbvious says

    🌈🦄2020, as far as I know, anyone who wants to can lease the Thompson Speedway oval and put on an event. Plenty of other race tracks around the country are for sale or lease, too. Go show us how it should be done instead of just complaining in the comment section.

  8. “🌈🦄2020, if you went to the track, you’d know”.

    And this comes from someone who attended how many races in 2020? And said he won’t attend one until the last recorded COVID-19 death?

  9. wmass01013 says

    That coming from a guy that stayed in his basement alll of 2020

  10. Fast Eddie says

    2020, here’s my “counterpoint” to your view of the Icebreaker price. If we could pay at the gate it would be $65 for both days without the service charges, and yes it’s more than the $50 from before. That price was two years ago, and not offered by someone renting the track during a pandemic with 25% capacity. If you look at the two days as separate events and compare them to similar single day events, most PASS races are $25-$35and most Open Modified races are $30-$40. Lastly, if you can only go one day, you’re not paying for a two-day ticket. For the record, I already have both of my Thompson tickets, however can only go to the Sizzler on Sunday, so the “daily tickets” work for me.

  11. Transparency!!
    Transparency in the short track racing purses and point funds, and in particular transparency for the various types of modified racing. Weekly races at Thompson and Stafford have disclosed purses via press releases. New Smyrna had all the payout information easily accessible on website. The Tri track series has been tra spare time since day one,
    Tracks and series releasing information for the paying fans to see. What a concept. Wonder why NASCAR hasn’t been transparent for its paying customers in about 15 years now? I don’t think it’s because they’ve increased purses and point funds!!!

  12. Phil A I agree.
    I’ve never understood why many tracks and series in this business choose not to disclose their purse structures. In a number of ways, that transparency can shed light on both on track and off track goings-on. It can give fans insight on why a driver dug so hard, and possibly bumped someone out of the way, for a seventh or forth place finish. It can also give insight on why a shoe-stringed budget team might disappear mid-season. Knowing what guys and gals are battling for simply adds to the mystique and competition.

  13. Earl wrote, “And this comes from someone who attended how many races in 2020? And said he won’t attend one until the last recorded COVID-19 death?”

    Well, how many races I attended in 2020 has nothing to do with the price of tickets, but you are not expected to understand that. That ticket price info is readily available from other sources than being at the track itself. 🌈🦄2020 is far too stupid to know any of that. And it has cost $75 to get into the pits at Thompson for several years if I remember correctly. Both of you expose what idiots y’all are on a regular basis.

    Earl, did I really say that I won’t attend a race until the last recorded death? That doesn’t sound like me, since every death could be the last death, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on… So pull a psycho Doug, or WeldingWonders, and dig up the quote, along with the thread info so I can see what you are paraphrasing. Go ahead, I’ll wait…

    wmass01013, I have rarely been in my basement, just to do things like laundry, change the HVAC filter, or get a bottle of rare, fine bourbon from my collection.

  14. The facts are… Tracks have been providing purse payouts for over 20 years!!! We all knew what we were racing for…. That is … Those who actually loaded up the cars and bought pit passes , tires, fuel, This idea of publishing the purse payouts as new information is kinda funny. Each track had a purse payout sheet available to all Competitors , Then when the internet came along , they were always posted in the rules sections or tab for all to see. Looking forward to the Martinsville Va race on the 8th of April heading down to watch that race Live… Good bye Covid… Bring on the 2021 Racing SMORGISBORD !!

  15. Suitcase 🧳 Jake wins!!!!!

    The purse, payouts, etc. info has been on entry sheets forever. Along with track specific info, such as gear rule, etc.

    The Cup level stopped talking about purse and payouts years ago. The NWMT mods stopped talking about purses and posting winnings years ago. For lots of reasons, but mostly because the fans can not comprehend amounts of money much over a few hundred dollars. Why post winnings of thousands of dollars for the Mods, and millions of dollars for the Cup cars when the fans have no idea how much money that is? We have Doug on here doing his analysis that shows a 32¢ advantage for a season ticket vs the risk of rainouts. When people live by what they have in their pockets, publicizing purses and amounts in the thousands and millions of dollars 💵 💸 adds no value to the racing product.

  16. 🌈🦄2020 says

    Oh don’t worry Dafella. I have a sneaking suspicion I’ve been to the tracks just a few more times than you lately. How are those basement walls looking these days?

  17. dareal wiseguy says

    thompson cant pay enough with the racing surface being unsafe. its a wonder anyone would consider racing there . they have also outdone themselves on vending. not affordable for the average fan/family quoting da real “thompsons on life support”.

  18. Dadope has a washer and maybe a dryer , heat and air conditioning , 3 bottles with screw tops is not a collection , and if he could read maybe 2020 was going in the stands and wouldn’t need to know pit costs , just like#45 knows everything , smarter than everyone, insults everyone , a real tool , don’t forget he has a beach house too .notice anyone else telling what they own , he’s one of a kind thank God

  19. WeldingWonders says

    SNIPETS FROM THE SUPERCILEOUS

    STARRING DAREAL ( That doesn’t sound like me) GOODFELLA

    SNIPET OFFERING NUMBER 1

    “We have Doug on here doing his analysis that shows a 32¢ advantage for a season ticket vs the risk of rainouts”

    “That doesn’t sound like me,”

    “dig up the quote, along with the thread info so I can see what you are paraphrasing.”

  20. 🌈🦄2020, is there some sort of juvenile competition on who goes to the track more often?

    If you went to a track more than I did in 2020, or lately, congratulations. You are an idiot.

    Do you understand why fans were and still are prohibited at major sporting events, or limited to a very small audience? If you don’t, you are an idiot.

    I did not go to a single event in 2020. Simply not safe. From the pics that were published, no way I was going. The TrumpPandemic was raging during racing season in 2020. Clearly you are too stupid to understand the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic. 😷

    Even at this (hopefully) 🙏 late stage of the pandemic, outdoor events are still being restricted. 🚫

    Prior to 2020, I rarely missed a NWMT event, going back decades. You can’t touch that.

  21. 🌈🦄2020 says

    “I did not go to a single event in 2020”. Really Dafella? Thanks captain obvious. “Is there some sort of juvenile competition on who goes to the track more often?” Oh I don’t know Dafella is there? Why do seem to always ask Doug if he’s going to any races? See you at the track in 2021 Dafella. 🤣🤣🤣🤣Riiiiight.

  22. My boy Jimmy Wilson announced the other day that the WMT paid out a $220,000 point fund in a virus stricken,shortened 2020 season. Funny how that news escapes the headlines around here.
    Moving forward I think Nascar will announce more of the financials again as they now see value letting people know they pay more per race and have a point fund in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    The individual track purses are all relatively equal.

  23. WeldingWonders says

    SNIPETS FROM THE SUPERCILEOUS

    STARRING DAREAL ( That doesn’t sound like me) GOODFELLA

    SNIPET OFFERING NO 2:

    😷😷😷 darealgoodfella 😷😷😷 says
    March 17, 2021 at 5:17 pm
    🌈🦄2020, is there some sort of juvenile competition on who goes to the track more often?

    darealgoodfella says
    March 8, 2020 at 1:34 pm
    .(DOUG) Your refusal to go to the track shows you refuse to support your local racing scene

  24. JD,

    I wasn’t complaining, but apparently you want to drag my work into this argument, so that’s fine.

    You said: “Funny how that news escapes the headlines around here.”

    Jimmy Wilson posting something on his personal Facebook page is far different from NASCAR putting out an official statement or press release. If NASCAR were to put out a press release or any other official information concerning their 2020 point fund it would have been published here. NASCAR doesn’t announce that information.

    Yes, when purses and point funds and such are all added up, ultimately the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour still pays out the most money when it comes to Modified racing. I don’t think anybody is arguing that.

    Now, they also collect far more money in all sorts of licensing fees from the teams who participate than any other series does. And they also collect more money in sanctioning fees/purses from the tracks, which ends up in the point fund.

    And when it comes to expenses involved overall in participation, it costs a lot more to participate on the Whelen Modified Tour than any other series. So one would it expect since it costs exorbitantly more to play in that sandbox that it would also pay out a lot more right? It’s all a scale of what comes in and what goes out and just how you can manipulate the “what comes in” part.

    I’m not knocking NASCAR, but putting them on a pedestal for the prize money THEY still pay is great, but ultimately THEY aren’t paying it. They’re the accountant collecting it and holding it on to and then handing out the checks. The money isn’t coming from NASCAR. The purses come from the tracks. The awards come from contingency sponsors. The point fund comes from the tracks and the sponsors.

    You can applaud the series for paying what they did in post-season awards, but ultimately they just lived up to what they promised they would do. They paid out a prorated point fund based on a nine race season. And why wouldn’t they when they had nine races to piece together that point fund?

    As far your guess that going forward NASCAR will announced more of the financials, I wouldn’t hold your breath on that happening any time soon.

    I know you’re a monster fan of all things Whelen Modified Tour JD, and I’m not trying to take shots here, but the rosy picture you paint I’m not sure I’m seeing it.

    Let’s remember, there are seven track operators in all of America that were interested in bringing the Whelen Modified Tour to their facilities for the 2021 season. That’s a number that should make everyone involved with the series terrified. That’s a number that’s trending in the wrong direction. Without tracks wanting to put on events for the series there won’t be any more six-figure point funds. It’s hard to pay point funds when no tracks can afford the economics that come with their facility being the one to pay out the money that builds that point fund.

    I applaud NASCAR for all they do as far as the organization of the series, the organization of events, the overall way things are professionally operated and how they live up to paying out what they pay out, but it’s hardly lollipops and sunshine right now for the series.

  25. Jeez, going all Doug on me. I had to take a nap halfway through your response. That’s cool though.

    I know and completely understand all that(as do you). I even agree with a lot of it. But why must we always knock down the tour after a simple factually correct statement. The tour paid $220k in 2020. End of story. Instead it’s followed by a 10 paragraph response (longest SC response ever?) of all things wrong with the tour and a detailed response of where every dollar came from which by the way is in the rulebook online. It’s not a state secret. Just Doug proof. He hasn’t found it yet. It’s like nobody can have a simple positive WMT detail stand on its own merit. It has to be picked apart to the enth degree until it is portrayed as a negative.

    Maybe that’s why Jimmy released it on FB instead of issuing a newsworthy press release that surely would have garnered responses and feedback. Why bother when those same people will just pick it apart.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day gents.

  26. 🌈JD🌈 proffered, “My boy Jimmy Wilson announced the other day that the WMT paid out a $220,000 point fund in a virus stricken,shortened 2020 season. Funny how that news escapes the headlines around here.
    Moving forward I think Nascar will announce more of the financials again as they now see value letting people know they pay more per race and have a point fund in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    The individual track purses are all relatively equal.”

    🌈JD🌈, what was your point about this: “My boy Jimmy Wilson announced the other day that the WMT paid out a $220,000 point fund in a virus stricken,shortened 2020 season.”

    So the Tour paid out $220K. Why did you bring that up? Was the $220K points fund fantastic, or did it suck? Why is that news?

    Are we race fans or purse and point fund fans?

    So very simple, what is newsworthy about the $220K 2020 NWMT points fund, and was it a good thing, or did it suck? Please explain.

  27. JD help out Dadope he’s having a hard time understanding , it’s St Patrick’s day he might have had a little to much of that top shelf $15 fine bourbon , not sure what basement he was in ,lake house or mansion, $220 he spent that on lunch today that includes tip for delivery to basement

  28. Just Me - The Original says

    VIRGINIA IS FOR RACING LOVERS 200
    RACING PURSE BREAKDOWN
    *1st – $11,000 8th – $2,000 15th – $1,400 22nd – $1,225 27th – $1,075
    2nd – $4,000 9th – $1,900 16th – $1,375 23rd – $1,200 28th – $1,050
    3rd – $3,000 10th – $1,800 17th – $1,350 24th – $1,150 29th – $1,025
    4th – $2,500 11th – $1,600 18th – $1,325 25th – $1,125 30th – $1,000
    5th – $2,300 12th – $1,550 19th – $1,300 26th – $1,100 31st – $1,000
    6th – $2,200 13th – $1,450 20th – $1,275 32nd – $1,000
    7th – $2,100 14th – $1,425 21st – $1,250
    *1st place money includes the $3,500 Special Award Whelen Engineering “Winner of the Race” award paid to winning driver.
    BONUS PLANS
    $11,000 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Bonus Plan is to be paid to any of the Top 25 eligible car owners as follows: 1st through 10th-$500 each, 11th through 25th-$400 each. Eligible car owners are those who are ranked in the Top 40 of the final 2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Championship car owner point standings, regardless of overall finish in the event.
    Eligible car owners must enter the event, attempt to qualify and attempt to compete in the race. If the event is postponed any car that has qualified for the postponed race must return and attempt to compete in the event to be eligible for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Bonus Plan. If the eligible car owner’s car does not return, the car will be considered withdrawn from the event. Determination of what constitutes such attempts shall be at the discretion of the Series Director. In the event any of this Bonus Plan is not paid, the remaining money will be distributed evenly among the eligible car owners for this Bonus Plan.
    $600 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Driver Bonus Plan is to be paid to the 2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Driver. The 2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Driver and/or Car Owner must enter, qualify for and compete in the event. If the 2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Driver is not eligible for this award, then the award will be paid to the 2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Car Owner. If the 2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified
    Tour Champion Driver and/or Car Owner are not eligible for this award, the award for this event will be distributed through the 2021 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Championship Points Fund.
    $200 to the 2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Rookie of the Year if he/she enters, qualifies for and competes in the event. If the 2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Rookie of the Year is not eligible for this award the award for this event will be distributed through the 2021 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Championship Points Fund.

    Special Awards
    $400 Phil Kurze Halfway Leader Award presented by Josten’s per event award to the race leader at the halfway point of the event, regardless if the race is running under green or yellow.
    $600 Hoosier Tire “Lap Leader” per event award to the eligible car owner whose driver leads the most laps in each event. In the event of a tie, the award will go to the highest finishing car in the event.
    $500 Hoosier Tire “Hard Charger” per event award to the highest finishing eligible driver who advances the most positions during the course of the race. In the case of a tie, the highest finishing driver will receive the award.
    $500 Hoosier Tire “Most Improved” per event award to the eligible new team/organization whose driver improves the most positions during the course of the race. In the event of a tie, the award will go to the highest finishing car in the event. If money is not awarded during this event, funds will rollover to the next event and will continue to rollover until an eligible new team/organization claims the money. $1,000 Mayhew Tools Dominator Pole per event award to the driver with the fastest qualifying time eligible to participate under the Manufacturers’ Prize Money Conditions.
    $550 Sunoco Spec Fuel award divided: 1st-$300 5th-$150 10th-$100.
    $3,500 Whelen Engineering “Winner of the Race” award to the winning driver.
    Whelen Non-Starter award will be paid to the first 15 competitors throughout the season who pass inspection, practice, attempt to qualify, but fail to make the feature event.

  29. wmass01013 says

    why bring it up??????????
    because DOZENS of comments on here BASH NASCAR EVERY CHANCE THEY GET HOW GREEDY and they DO Nothing for Modfieds Yet the WMT is 37 yrs old UNLIKE many OF THE OTHER SERIES AND TOURS, sure not here to BASH TRI TRACK, MRS, ROC, OR the NEW SWEETHEART in Michaud/Maybury, but WHY DOES EVERYONE NEED TO know the payouts to teams, sure it look good 10 k to win in headlines but the teams that support the WMT know what the payouts are along with the iNSURANCE AND TECH fairness of races, GEE MAYBE ONLY 7 TRACKS wanted races in 2021 with the still questions about crowd Limits, you would think that would be UNDERSTOOD, IT DOES SEEM that the TREND is to bash NASCAR and dont get me wrong they are far from PERFECT but stilll Number 1 i think

  30. Well this is getting a little crazier then usual isn’t it? The usually prickly JD can’t just bring a piece of news to the forum he’s got to take a shot at the guy providing the forum he put it in at the same time. Just after a wildly hyperbolic DarealGoodfella calls everyone that went to a race in 2020 and idiot that would include the owner of the publication he put it in.

  31. Race Fans are the best part of racing, they’re also the worst of racing…

    If you read this far, you’ve seen it first hand.

  32. Hey 🌈JD🌈, did your boy Jimmy tell you the breakdown of that $220K? How much was awarded to each place finisher?

    Can you please report on that? 😝😝😝😝😝

  33. Just Me – The Original, can you please look over the entry form and report how many tires are allowed for the Martinsville race?

    Any other race specific rules?

    Thanks.

  34. The Jimmy Wilson FB post had an official “look” to it, even though it was on his personal FB page.

  35. 🌈JD🌈 wrote, “Jeez, going all Doug on me. I had to take a nap halfway through your response. That’s cool though.
    I know and completely understand all that(as do you). I even agree with a lot of it. But why must we always knock down the tour after a simple factually correct statement. The tour paid $220k in 2020. End of story. Instead it’s followed by a 10 paragraph response (longest SC response ever?) of all things wrong with the tour and a detailed response of where every dollar came from which by the way is in the rulebook online. It’s not a state secret. Just Doug proof. He hasn’t found it yet. It’s like nobody can have a simple positive WMT detail stand on its own merit. It has to be picked apart to the enth degree until it is portrayed as a negative.

    Maybe that’s why Jimmy released it on FB instead of issuing a newsworthy press release that surely would have garnered responses and feedback. Why bother when those same people will just pick it apart.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day gents.”

    Another 🎯 rich 🌈JD🌈 posting.

    🌈JD🌈, consult with Doug and his other personalties. They did a walk-up vs season ticket analysis and figured out how to save 32¢.

    🌈JD🌈, you clearly state the $220K is a positive thing. You read that Jimmy posted about the $220K on FB and you try to make it look like you are some sort of insider. What a toolbag.

    The simple fact is the $220K has significance, just not the way you think. You want people to fawn over the $220K, there are others that know otherwise. That $220K is probably 3, 4, 5 or 6 times the annual income of the vast majority of the peanut gallery, and that means you. You are completely enamored by such a big number – $220,000 – looks like a big number. Just think of all the things you can buy at the garden center.

    A season’s (~15+ races) tire bill can run around $60K. That’s just tires. Is that right around your annual income? Not a state secret. But folks in the peanut gallery, that means you, do not have access to that information. In 2020, teams spent ~$25K on tires, depending on how many test sessions they did. How many tire bills have you seen? I’m guessing a big fat ZERO. I mention tire bills because it can be one of the largest single item expenses per season. That of course depends on motor refreshes, blown up motors, new chassis, etc. Have you ever seen the receipts? 🧾

    Perhaps if you made posts that were specific, on point and factual, told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and were not illusory or delusional, maybe you wouldn’t get all the return fire. 🌈JD🌈, you really do think you are pulling 🌈 🌈 🌈 🌈 🌈 🌈 🌈 out of your sphincter.

    So 🌈JD🌈, how was that $220K divided up and distributed? How much profit did owners walk away with at the end of the season? Why do you care?

    🌈JD🌈, it can cost about $7,500 to run a Tour Type Modified in a single event, depending on any special prep, and number of tires allowed. That’s when you roll up all the costs. You apparently have no idea what all the costs are. That’s no secret. And that number is several years old, so it’s a bit higher now.

    🌈JD🌈, you must think that a car is just refueled and it’s ready to go in the next race. You have no idea what it takes to campaign a competitive car. Any idea what it’s gonna cost to haul a car and transport a team to all these events away from CT? Then compare all that cost to the couple grand the car might win. You don’t have a chance at a clue.

    The bottom line 🌈JD🌈 is that you have no idea what it takes to campaign a competitive car, you are a member of the non-exclusive peanut 🥜 gallery, and the $220,000 looks like a huge amount of money to you. Although you can buy a truckload of radish and squash seeds with that $220K at the home center, it might help one team to run competitive cars in a full season. Then the fact that the $220K was divided up among the teams is just another fact. Thank goodness the 2020 event was virtual… they saved a fortune traveling that would have eaten up their share of the points fund award. Think of all those tuxedo rental expenses. For many, if not most teams, it would have cost more to attend the championship awards banquet in person than the amount of the award.

    Racing is a hobby, not a profit center, and how those that can afford the hobby is none of your damn business. How these people that can afford the hobby choose to spend their money is none of your damn business. What little you know and have access to is enough to make you the forum jester 🤡, and not helpful or insightful at all. It’s not in your best interests to talk as if you know what you are talking about.

    That $11,000 for first place 🥇 at Martinsville will not cover the cost to run the event. The tire bill alone will consume 25% of that. Martinsville is 650 miles one way, diesel is running $3.50 per gallon, that’s $1,200 right there.

    The folks that are racing are not doing it to make money, that’s just not possible, and they can afford the hobby. How much they spend and lose of their money is none of your damn business.

    Why do you care????? And you clearly have no idea or access to the full facts of the alleged concern. I’ve participated in these funding discussions to try to enlighten you and your ilk, but there’s no hope. Explaining this to four year olds is far more productive and gratifying.

    🌈JD🌈, just pay attention to the racing. You are not equipped with what is needed to carry on a discussion about the purse, points fund or financing required to field a competitive Tour Type Modified.

    Nobody is knocking down or picking on the Tour, there are facts, facts that can not be obfuscated or contorted. But then in order to obfuscate or contort the facts, one must know the facts AND understand them. That leaves you out.

    “Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.” – Mark Twain

    “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” ― Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays, Vol. II: 1926-1929

  36. DaReal, yes I can provide a breakdown. It’s by %. Read the rulebook.

    My boy Jimmy also stated the Martinsville purse is $96,215 if you wanted the cliff note version of what Just Me said.

    SC is still ok in my book. Just talking racing here.

    Does DaReal tip his mom when she brings his meals to the basement? I actually bet DaReal is a good tipper compared to some “other” known cheapies that call these parts home.

    Mom! About that meatloaf sandwich!?!?

  37. WeldingWonders says

    “ hate me because I’m beautiful and smarter than you.

    STARRING DAREAL(SUPER-cilious) GOODFELLA

    THE 2021 DAREALGOODFELLA INSULT COUNTER DAY 77

    125 Shawn, I cracked up, completely lost it when you made the comment that it was like talking with four year olds on these forums. No truer words were ever written. And four year olds get it, they have the ability to learn.
    126 So pull a psycho Doug, or WeldingWonders
    127 2020 is far too stupid to know any of that
    128 Both of you (2020 and Earl) expose what idiots y’all are on a regular basis.
    129 If you went to a track more than I did in 2020, or lately, congratulations. You are an idiot.
    130 Clearly you (2020) are too stupid to understand the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic
    131 you (JD) are some sort of insider. What a toolbag.
    132 . But folks in the peanut gallery, that means you (JD)
    133 Perhaps if you (JD) made posts that were specific, on point and factual, told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and were not illusory or delusional,
    134 JD , you really do think you are pulling out of your sphincter.
    135 You (JD) are a member of the non-exclusive peanut gallery
    136 What little you (JD) know and have access to is enough to make you the forum jester
    137 Explaining this to four year olds is far more productive and gratifying.
    138 You (JD) are not equipped with what is needed to carry on a discussion about the purse
    139 one must know the facts AND understand them. That leaves you (JD) out.

    TOTAL INSULTS IN 2021 THROUGH DAY 77……………………………139

    NEW TRAUNCH OF INSULTS SINCE DAY 72…………………………..15

    2021 INSULT COUNT PER DAY THROUGH DAY 77 …………………1.80 (TREND CONTINUES UPWARD)

    PROJECTED INSULT TOTAL FOR 2021 BASED ON 1.71/DAY…………657

  38. 🌈JD🌈 fails to engage yet again.

    🌈JD🌈 is a scaredy-cat.

  39. WeldingWonders says

    SNIPETS FROM THE SUPERCILEOUS

    STARRING DAREAL ( That doesn’t sound like me) GOODFELLA

    SNIPET OFFERING NO 3

    darealgoodfella says
    March 18, 2021 at 11:55 am
    It’s not in your (JD) best interestS to talk as if you know what you are talking about.

    ABOUT THAT DAREALGOODFELLA, NEVER HAS STOPPED YOU.

    March 16, 2020 at 9:12 am
    Since this virus first showed up on USA soil (January 21, 2020), we minimized exposure to the public. We didn’t wait. No movies, restaurants, changed errands to times when stores were usually less occupied, etc

    ” darealgoodfella says
    March 9, 2020 at 7:49 pm
    I’m going to Thompson. Can’t wait. ”

    ” darealgoodfella says
    March 20, 2020 at 5:38 pm
    So the USA has a population of 330 million, half of that is 165 million. Then 4% of that is 6.6 million. We are looking at millions of people dying. ”

    darealgoodfella says
    June 8, 2020 at 6:33 pm
    I’ve been saying it will be tough to impossible to have a NWMT race without fans.

    darealgoodfella says
    November 11, 2019 at 5:32 pm
    So here are my predictions: TTOMS revenue will decline, TTOMS expenses will increase, payouts to the TTOMS racers will decrease, and the TTOMS will wither.

    😷😷😷 darealgoodfella 😷😷😷 says
    June 30, 2020 at 6:23 pm
    Folks, enjoy each race as if it is the last of the year.
    If you don’t like bad news, don’t watch the pandemic status in the next couple weeks, it’s gonna get bad, real bad.

    darealgoodfella says
    May 24, 2017 at 10:16 am
    Teams, the employees, staff, fans, sanctioning body, fans, series, fans, etc. have all made it clear they are not supporting the track as long as Bemer is still the owner. They have pulled out and made it clear they are not going to be involved with the track. Without the cars, teams, series, staff, etc., and oh yeah, those paying customers, there is nothing going on at the track. Nothing.”

    darealgoodfella says
    November 13, 2019 at 7:39 pm
    When Bemer was arrested and admitted to the deeds, I posted what was going to happen and what was not going to happen. I was right. That was incredibly obvious. The NLWSB was at a crossroads of trouble. It was dilapidated, needed rehabilitation, and the owner gets in really big legal trouble, trouble that rendered the ‘bowl insignificant to Bemer. The ‘bowl became collateral damage.

    darealgoodfella says
    December 3, 2020 at 8:25 pm
    2020, I was not consumed with the Speedbowl grandstands, I was consumed with enjoying the idiocy of those that were believing every word that the grandstands were going to be completed, when a year and more later, nothing was happening.

    darealgodfella says
    October 6, 2018 at 1:53 pm
    Sad, looks like Dowling will be the one working the Fry-o-lator, while looking for a driving opportunity. How many other chassis shops are there?

    darealgoodfella says
    May 21, 2020 at 1:43 pm
    So I’m looking at the Connecticut reopening phases.
    Phase 2 to start approx June 20, outdoor events up to 50 people.
    Um, 4 weeks after June 20 is the end of August.

    darealgoodfella says
    May 20, 2020 at 12:13 pm
    JD, short track racing requires fans in the stands.
    Racetracks will be some of the LAST venues to reopen… LAST. And that will be several months away.

    darealgoodfella says
    April 20, 2020 at 10:17 pm
    We can’t even think of easing social restrictions until the new case daily rate and daily death rates are down to zero and stays there for a couple weeks. Or a therapy and vaccine are available.

    darealgoodfella says
    December 3, 2020 at 6:15 pm
    Look, tracks have no idea what the crowd limits will be in 2021, or what crowds will show up given the severity of the COVID-19 #TrumpPandemic, and the dire predictions that forecast very dark, bleak times ahead, well into or through the racing season. That makes it impossible for tracks to predict revenues and commit to NASCAR. NASCAR requires commitments, and under these conditions, commitments are simply not possible.

    darealgoodfella says
    December 2, 2020 at 5:10 pm
    Smart people will be isolating through ’21. The vaccines will not be widely available to the general public until late ’21.

  40. 🌈JD🌈, you are still appearing ignorant. There is still a pandemic going on. The pandemic is why the garden centers have been jamming.

    This is the latest from Gov. Lamont:

    “The governor said that on April 2, amusement parks can open, indoor stadiums will open at 10 percent capacity, outdoor events can have 50 percent capacity or 10,000 people, and summer camps and festivals can start plans to reopen.”

    The CT racetracks will have capacity reductions.

    So we’re still looking at capacity restrictions, which also means revenue impediments. This will affect racing one way or another.

    And a sold out event that was capped at 50% capacity is really nothing to brag about. But you will.

    And Doug, er, WeldingWonders, I don’t have to apply for COVID related rent relief, I’m living rent free, thanks to you. Thank you very much.

  41. Just Me - The Original says

    SCHEDULE (The following schedule is subject to change)
    Thursday, April 8 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Credentials Open.
    8:30 a.m. Haulers Enter.
    9:45 a.m. Garage Opens.
    10:00 a.m. Inspection Begins. Tire Impound Opens.
    12:00 p.m. Driver Headshots. Drivers assigned a time. (Garage)
    2:00 p.m. Deadline to Designate Tires.
    2:25 p.m. Release Change Tires from Impound.
    2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Final Practice.
    4:00 p.m. Release Qualifying Tires from Impound.
    4:10 p.m. Return Change Tires to Impound.
    4:30 p.m. Qualifying Inspection Begins. (Grouped by Practice Speeds)
    6:00 p.m. Single Car Qualifying. (2 Laps.) (Fastest 26 cars earn starting
    positions 1st through 26th.) “Impound”
    7:30 p.m. Release Change Tires from Impound.
    7:45 p.m. Driver Introductions.
    8:00 p.m. VIRGINIA IS FOR RACING LOVERS 200

    HOOSIER TIRE ALLOTMENT FOR THE VIRGINIA IS FOR RACING LOVERS 200
    The maximum tire allotment available for this event is twelve (12) tires per team. All tires used for qualifying and the race must be purchased at the track and scanned by Hoosier, unless otherwise approved in advance by the Series Director. Four (4) tires must be used for qualifying and to begin the race. All qualifying tires must remain in impound until released by NASCAR Officials. The remaining tire allotment may be used for practice and/or change tires during the event. The tire change rule is four (4) tires, any position. A team representative will be permitted in the tire impound area during a specified time to mount, air and size tires. By the designated time the team representative must determine which tires of the allotment will be used for qualifying and which tires of the allotment will be used as practice and/or change tires during the race. At the designated time(s), NASCAR Officials may permit the race/change tires, as an option by the team representative, to be removed from the tire impound area to be utilized during practice. If the race/change tires are removed from the tire impound area, they MUST be returned by the designated time, scuffed, unless circumstances prevent. Such circumstances
    will require the approval of the Series Director. A maximum of four (4) tires from previous NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events may be used for practice sessions only, providing the tires used are the same codes supplied by Hoosier for use at Martinsville Speedway. If approved in advance by the Series Director, teams may bring up to eight (8) tires from home for practice. In this case the team will forfeit their allotted practice tires at Martinsville Speedway and cannot utilize a fourth (4th) change tire during the race. These tires must be presented to NASCAR and marked prior to going to the track for practice.
    TIRE CODE:
    LF 500 D2425 RF 500 D2625
    LR 500 D2425 RR 500 D2625
    During the race, up to four (4) additional tires may be designated by a team representative to the NASCAR Official assigned to their pit stall as an ‘Emergency Change Tire’. Emergency Change Tires may only be used in the event of a flat tire, damaged wheel and/or the tire cannot maintain the recommended minimum pressures from Hoosier. Emergency Change Tires cannot be a new/sticker tire. Emergency Change Tires may only be used if approved by NASCAR Officials. The procedure for utilizing an Emergency Change Tire will be discussed in the Driver/Crew Chief Meeting.
    NOTE: For practice, qualifying and the race, all competitors must use Sunoco Supreme Blue 112 Leaded Racing Fuel exactly as supplied by Sunoco, display a Sunoco patch on his/her driving suit on the upper chest or outer sleeve above the elbow, display a Sunoco decal on the car as specified by NASCAR, as well as display the Sunoco trade name on the fuel filler can(s) used during competition. Per Section 20D-16.6 of the 2021 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Rule Book, each team must furnish their own approved fuel filler can(s).
    GEAR RULE: BUILT ENGINE: SPEC ENGINE:
    Quick Change Quick Change
    4.53 minimum 4.47 minimum
    4.77 maximum 4.71 maximum

  42. 🌈🦄2020 says

    Welding wonders is the gift that keeps on giving. “If you went to a track more than I did in 2020, or lately, congratulations. You are an idiot.” Scream it from the roof, oh sorry from the basement Dafella! This idiot and thousands of others can’t wait for another year of local short track racing. “The pandemic is why garden centers have been jamming.” Along with Walmart, Target, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Chili’s, local restaurants, entire states. Just don’t go anywhere near Dafella’s town. His restaurant’s are closed. Probably forever. So special, so beautiful. See all you idiots at the track!

  43. Just Me - The Original says

    SECTION 17 – POINTS AND POINT FUNDS
    17-1 2021 Championship Point Season
    Unless otherwise authorized by NASCAR, the 2021 Championship point season for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will officially close upon the completion of the last scheduled Event.
    17-2 Administration of Points and Point Funds
    A. NASCAR reserves the right to establish, maintain, compile, publish and otherwise operate and award points, Point Funds and trophies through the facilities of the Awards and Achievement Bureau, Inc., under its rules and regulations.
    B. All Members agree to abide by decisions of NASCAR Headquarters in the establishment and administration of the Point Funds.
    17.3 Establishment of Point Funds and Awards
    A. NASCAR has established a Competitor’s Point Fund for the Touring Series listed as follows:
    NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
    B. Competitor’s Point Fund Awards from the Touring Series Point Fund will be determined and distributed in accordance with this Section.
    17-4 Funding of Point Funds
    The Competitor’s Point Fund will be funded by the Promoters in accordance with the Sanction Agreements between each Promoter and NASCAR.
    17-5 Payment of Point Fund Awards
    Point Fund awards will be awarded at the annual Awards Ceremony at the conclusion of the season with date and location to be announced.
    17-6 Distribution of Point Funds
    A. Point Fund money that is won by a Competitor shall be paid by NASCAR to the Competitor’s Car Owner.
    B. The Car Owner, and not NASCAR or NEM, shall be solely responsible for the distribution of any and all prize money to the Competitor, and the sole recourse of such Competitor shall be against the Car Owner.
    71 – NWMT
    C. Point funds will be distributed at pre-determined segments during the season.
    D. Final point fund distribution will be based on the final Championship point standings at the conclusion of the season, and will be distributed on or before December 31, 2021. In addition to the Competitor’s Point Fund, NASCAR will distribute Series Contest Awards as described in the 2021 Driver and Car Owner agreement.
    E. NASCAR will distribute the Competitor’s Point Fund, in accordance with the procedure set forth above to each eligible Competitor according to the following percentage schedule:
    Place. . . . % of Total Place . . . .% of Total
    1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.0 – 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.9
    2 . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.0 – 12 . . . . . . . . . . . .2.8
    3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.0 – 13 . . . . . . . . . . . .2.7
    4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.0 – 14 . . . . . . . . . . . .2.6
    5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.0 – 15 . . . . . . . . . . . .2.5
    6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.0 – 16 . . . . . . . . . . . .2.4
    7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0 – 17 . . . . . . . . . . . .2.3
    8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0 – 18 . . . . . . . . . . . .2.2
    9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5 – 19 . . . . . . . . . . . .2.1
    l0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.0 – 20 . . . . . . . . . . . .2.0
    F. Eligibility to participate in the Point Fund may be forfeited by any Member violating NASCAR Rules prior to the presentation of the 2021 awards at the Awards Ceremony.

  44. 🌈JD🌈, here you go… take your best shot.

    🔪 🔪 🔪 🔪 🔪 🔪 🔪

    I’m waiting.

  45. Allotted tires for Martinsville: 12

    That’s quite a few tires!!!!

    🌈JD🌈, 20% of $220K = $44K

    Over 9 races, that’s $4,888.89 per race, for the championship car.

    Go ahead, take your best shot. I know you are arithmetic averse, and fact averse.

  46. Good discussion on the Cup Atlanta race taking place on social media.

    Cup tires cost $550 each. The Atlanta race tire bill was $28,600. That’s tires for one race.

    Modified tires are not that expensive, but very close. I’ve seen the invoices.

    Tires allotted for the Mods at Martinsville: 12

    Tawk amongst yawselves.

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