Sunoco Modified Triple Crown Announced For Thompson Speedway Sunoco World Series


(Press Release from American-Canadian Tour)


Triple Crown Replaces August 11 & September 15 Events Lost Due to Tire Shortage

American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have announced the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown as part of the 59th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing on October 8-10. The Modifieds will run a full program each day of the World Series with separate qualifying and features.

The Triple Crown Series is replacing the events the Sunoco Modified division has lost at Thompson Speedway in 2021 due to the ongoing national tire shortage. The Sunoco Modifieds were forced to be left off the card for the Midsummer 75 on August 11 and will also not be a part of the Tripoint Showdown 75 presented by Twisted Tea on Wednesday, September 15.

However, Hoosier Tire East officials have indicated the tire situation should be resolved by the time the World Series arrives on the calendar. Based on this information, ACT and PASS officials are making the Sunoco Modifieds a centerpiece of the three-day racing festival, which also includes the $20,000-to-win Thompson 300 for the Outlaw Open Modified Series.

The Sunoco Modifieds are running one event each on Sunoco World Series Friday, Twisted Tea World Series Saturday, and Sunoco World Series Sunday. All events will count towards the 2021 Thompson Speedway track championship. More information is to-be-determined.

“We wanted to do something for the Sunoco Modified division and its fans,” ACT managing partner Cris Michaud said. “The tire shortage has affected tracks and series throughout the country. In our region, the SK Modifieds were who got the short end. Thankfully, it looks like there will be plenty of tires available by early October. It created a great opportunity for a Sunoco Modified mini-series to end their season on a high note.”

With the announcement, the division line-up for the Twisted Tea Tripoint Showdown 75 on September 15 has been set. The $5,000-to-win Outlaw Open Modified Series feature, which is the final tune-up for the Thompson 300, headlines the card. It’s joined by a $1,200-to-win ACT-type Late Model feature plus the Vandi Auto Supply Limited Sportsmen, SK Light Modifieds, and Thompson Mini Stocks.

ACT and PASS are still offering bonus money for Sunoco Modifieds who enter the Tripoint Showdown 75. The highest-finishing Sunoco Modified will receive an extra $400 on top of the posted purse. There is also a $300 bonus for the second-highest Sunoco Modified, $200 for the third-highest, and $100 each for the fourth- and fifth-highest.

SK Light Modified teams will be able to buy at least one tire for the Tripoint Showdown event and possibly two depending on availability. More information, including the schedule of events, will be announced next week.

The Sunoco Modified Triple Crown Series is also the latest piece in the puzzle for the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing schedule. Other confirmed events include the Thompson 300 on Sunday, the ACT Late Model Tour and PASS Super Late Models on Saturday, the track’s local divisions, and an 8-cylinder Street Stock Open. Officials are finalizing the division line-up and should have an announcement ready soon.

The Wednesday racing series at Thompson Speedway wraps up with the Tripoint Showdown 75 presented by Twisted Tea on Wednesday, September 15 at 6:00pm. The Outlaw Open Modified Series has a $5,000-to-win showdown featuring some of the biggest names in Tour-type Modifieds. They’ll be joined by the Late Models, Vandi Auto Supply Limited Sportsmen, SK Light Modifieds, and Mini Stocks. Admission is $30 for adults, $10 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids ages 5 and under. There will also be a live pay-per-view on Speed51.TV for those who can’t make it to the track.

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Comments

  1. So sunoco mods can potentially run four races in the same weekend! Being near the end of the racing season may make for a decent field of cars with some tracks done at that point. Maybe a couple of backup open mods getting an sk engine for the weekend?

  2. Sounds to me they will run 3 events, one each day of the World Series. Unless I am reading this wrong? Then they will add a bonus for the top 5 finishers after the three events.

    Should draw a real good car turn out for both the open and SK mods.

  3. Sorry i misread. 3 sunoco races at the world series but i don’t know if an sk car can enter the 300. What i thought was the 4th race is the twisted tea open in september. Bonus $$ for top 3 sunoco mods in that one.

  4. Based on recent history at Thompson, Rocco has a great chance to pick up 3 SK wins at the WS. And, if entered, he’ll have a legit shot at the 300, too.

  5. No issues Ed, was a little confused myself when I first read it and I may not have it correct.

    Should be interesting having to run heats and features 3 times in 3 consecutive days then worrying about keeping it in one piece!

  6. Fast Eddie , It’s A Outlaw Modified Race ( come on Now ) Word on the street is , Anything Go’s !

  7. Viva Race Fan says

    Long Weekend ahead .

  8. Carl, wasn’t sure if SK’s were allowed in the 300. A little like having a knife at a gun fight, although cautions and attrition could help an SK team. My theory would be to try to be conservative for less pitstops with an SK. Lots of green flag racing at the end might have an SK near the front particularly if open cars need more green flag stops for fuel.

  9. If the SK’s are running what amounts to more then half their season as far as Thompson goes why would one want to run the 300?
    The SK race has not traditionally been that competitive. Rocco won the two previously with the average car count being 14.5. I would think the M&M boys with the 3 race deal, fancy name and some good bucks would be hoping for more then a three race Keith Rocco is master of Thompson coronation.
    No SK attempted the big Tri Track race at Stafford last year and hopefully none will do it here. There’s no real low groove to get in the groove and the laps they’d end up down would be a large number.

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