Sunoco And Twisted Tea To Present Thompson World Series Action

Thompson 300 Now to Be One-Day Show on October 10

American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have announced partnerships with Sunoco and Twisted Tea to present the 59th World Series of Speedway Racing at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The three-day auto racing festival is scheduled for Friday, October 8 through Sunday, October 10 and is highlighted by the return of the $20,000-to-win Thompson 300.

The Thompson World Series extravaganza will once again be known as the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing. Sunoco has been the sponsor of the World Series for the last decade-plus and returns to present the three-day series. As part of the agreement, the 300-lap Outlaw Open Modified Series feature will be known as the Sunoco Thompson 300.

Additionally, the Thompson 300 has now been switched to a one-day format. All qualifying races and the main event will be on Sunday, October 10. Optional practice sessions are slated for Friday and Saturday with a session on Sunday prior to qualifying. Officials decided the one-day format would be in the best interests of teams and fans, giving them more options about how to approach the race weekend.

Meanwhile, the Twisted Tea brand of hard iced tea — via its parent Boston Beer Company and their longtime partner Hartford Distributing — will present the Saturday portion of the motorsport festival. Twisted Tea World Series Saturday includes a National Championship event for the PASS Super Late Models and an ACT Late Model Tour event. The deal is an extension of the partnership with Boston Beer Company and Hartford Distributing to present the Wednesday night events at Thompson Speedway in 2021.

“We’re glad to continue working with both Sunoco and Twisted Tea,” ACT managing partner Cris Michaud said. “They got onboard with our vision for Thompson Speedway very early in the process. All of us have been happy with the results so far, which made continuing these partnerships for the World Series an easy decision. We’re looking forward to the event and to the rest of the season at Thompson.” 

The full Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing division line-up will be announced in the coming weeks. Please check the ACT, PASS, and Thompson Speedway websites for further updates.

Sunoco LP is the USA’s largest motor fuel distributor. They are headquartered in Dallas, Texas and deliver fuel to more than 7,300 branded gas stations throughout the country. Sunoco is the exclusive fuel supplier of numerous state travel plazas in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Sunoco Race Fuels is also the official fuel of numerous motorsports sanctioning bodies, including ACT, PASS, and their sanctioned tracks.

Twisted Tea is the original malt-brewed hard iced tea. It was launched in 2001 in Cincinnati, Ohio on the premise that it should have the same taste and refreshment as real brewed iced tea — but with a twist. Twisted Tea is owned by the Boston Beer Company, which also owns Samuel Adams beer, Angry Orchard hard cider, Truly hard seltzer, and other nationally-known adult beverage brands. Boston Beer Company was founded in 1984 and is the fourth-largest brewery in the United States.

Thompson Speedway action returns with the Truly Hard Lemonade Midsummer 75 on Wednesday, August 11 at 6:00pm. The Outlaw Open Modified Series will go 75 laps for a $5,000 top prize. The card also includes the Late Models, Vandi Auto Supply Limited Sportsmen, SK Light Modifieds, Mini Stocks, and a $1,000-to-win Street Stock Open. Admission is $30 for adults and $10 for kids ages 6-12. A live pay-per-view will be available on Speed51.TV.

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

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.

For general Thompson Speedway inquiries, 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.


  1. Awesome news ” Sunoco Thompson 300 ” Will be Run !!!!! The History… The Strategy … To Add your Name to the Great Drivers Who have Won the 300 is every Modified Drivers Dream !!!!! I picked up a Thompson 300 t-shirt last year at Thompson, It has all the Winners on the back with the years next to their names , it’s my Favorite Now . Thompson Tradition will live on and I couldn’t be an Happier…..!!!! Believe me every Driver wants that Win, Every Driver knows how BIG a 300 WIN would be in HIS CAREER !!! It will be Amazing as the 300 laps plays out, the pit stops, the wrecks, the Drama coming down to the last 20 laps will have the Fan’s Standing & Cheering on their Favorites to ETCH His NAME in the 300 Trophy , Add his name to the SUPER IMPRESSIVE WIN LIST !!!! WOW i cant wait for this Race….Yes SIR !!!

  2. Hey Doug, you going to this?

    Need directions?

  3. This is going to be EPIC!!!!

  4. Atomic Punk, where do you sit? I am assuming you will be there. I generally sit around turn 4. Just wondering if you will be there to watch 300 laps of thrilling racing!

  5. The Atomic Punk says

    The Legendary Thompson speedway. Love it. Can I also get some ISMA Supers? World Series is not the World Series without some Wings flat.. We sit anywhere from the turn 3 corner seats to coming out of turn 4. I let the Dad choose. It makes him think he’s still in charge.

  6. They better have more than 20 mods

  7. Pay the money and they will come.

  8. Will the sk light’s and sk mod’s be allowed to make a qualifying attempt for the Thompson 300 ?

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