Breaking News: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Returning To Thompson Speedway In 2022




Drivers, team owners, crew members and fans of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour have plenty of hopes and expectations when it comes to the 2022 schedule for the series.

And probably the most talked about wish among all those groups is that the series returns to Thompson Speedway.

That wish will come true for them in 2022.

Multiple sources have confirmed to RaceDayCT that the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is expected return to the schedule at Thompson Speedway for the 2022 season.

Thompson Speedway operators Cris Michaud and Tom Mayberry are expected to announce this week that they will schedule an Aug. 17, 2022 Whelen Modified Tour event at the historic .625-mile oval. The track operators were not immediately available for comment Tuesday morning.

Thompson Speedway was not part of the 14-race schedule for the Whelen Modified Tour in 2021. The 2021 season marked the first year since the inception of the Whelen Modified Tour in 1985 that the series did not hold an event at Thompson Speedway.

The Whelen Modified Tour has run 148 races at Thompson Speedway since 1985, which is more than any other facility.

Whelen Modified Tour series director Jimmy Wilson was not immediately available for comment on Tuesday.

Craig Lutz won the last Whelen Modified Tour event at Thompson on Oct. 11, 2020.

Little is known beyond a few events when it comes to the 2022 schedule for the series.

NASCAR has announced the Whelen Modified Tour season opening event will be held on Feb. 12 at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway general manager and executive vice president David McGrath has confirmed the series will run in Loudon on July 16.

Jennerstown (Pa). Speedway general manager Bill Hribar said a series return is expected at his track for Memorial Day weekend in 2022. Beyond that little more has been publicly revealed.

Under the direction of Michaud and Mayberry, Thompson Speedway introduced the Thompson Outlaw Modified division in 2021, which utilizes Tour Type Modifieds for events. The operating group put on five Thompson Outlaw Modified events in 2021, including the return of the Thompson 300, which was won on Oct. 10 by Keith Rocco. Thompson Outlaw Modified events are expected to return to the track’s schedule regularly for the 2022 season.

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