Thompson Speedway Oval Set For Expanded Event Schedule In 2024

(Press Release from American-Canadian Tour)

Officials from the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) have announced today an expanded twelve-event schedule for the Thompson Speedway oval in 2024. Schedule highlights include the 50th Icebreaker and 62nd Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing book-end weekends plus the return of Thursday Night Thunder at the 85-year-old oval in the fifth season under the operation of ACT and PASS.

Following traditional open practice on Friday, April 5, the 50th Icebreaker weekend will once again start off the New England racing season in high-speed excitement. The Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series makes their Thompson Speedway debut on Saturday, April 6 and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to Icebreaker weekend on Sunday, April 7. The Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models will also make the first of two visits on Saturday, April 6, returning again during Sunoco World Series weekend.

Icebreaker Weekend will also signal the start of the Thompson Speedway championship title chases for the Late Models, SK Light Modifieds, and Mini Stocks. After discussion with several teams, the former Limited Sportsman division has taken steps to morph into a new Street Stock division that will call Thompson home throughout the season. In another exciting addition, the newly announced Sunoco 604 Modifieds will also be introduced during Icebreaker weekend as a track championship division.

A Memorial Day Monday Special on May 27 brings the return of the Outlaw Open Modified Series and their popular Dash for Cash, 50-lap sprints! The Dash for Cash showdowns will continue to post a $5,000 winners share in victory lane throughout the summer. The Outlaw Open Modifieds headline the return of Thursday Night Thunder at Thompson Speedway on June 13 and 27 and July 25, the Wednesday, August 7 and Sunday, September 8 events.

Each of the Dash for Cash events throughout the summer are complete with a full line-up of weekly, championship divisions that include the Sunoco 604 Modifieds, Late Models, SK Light Modifieds, Street Stocks and Mini Stocks. Each of the five point-counting divisions will run double-features on one date during the summer season, specific events will be released by the ACT and PASS offices soon.

Wednesday, August 14 with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Thompson 150, complete with the first of two visits for the New England Supermodified Series (NESS) with the winged-rockets returning on Sunoco World Series weekend.

Speaking of, the 62nd Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing will once again feature the excitement of Tour-type Modifieds for all three days, starting with the Modified Racing Series on Friday, October 11. Saturday, October 12 brings the return of the $10,000 to win Sunoco 100 for the Outlaw Open Modifieds and the American-Canadian Tour return for a $5,000 to win, 75-lap showdown. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour headline’s Sunday, October 13 with the World Series 150. As is tradition, all track champions will be crowned on World Series weekend as well.

With the 2024 schedule of events for Thompson Speedway now released, updated rule books will be released within two weeks through the ACT and PASS offices.

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. Suitcase Jake says

    WOW WEE …. 12 EVENTS on the HIGH BANKS …… WOW now that is something to be THANKFUL FOR !!!!!! 3 Modified Tour Races , along with Tri – Track , MRS, 604 modified crates… I hope the 604 crates really catch on as an inexpensive way to go Modified Racing cheaper than an SK engine…GREAT JOB – MEN FROM MAINE I APPLAUD YOUR EFFORTS OF KEEPING THE BIG T OPEN AS WE ALL KNOW BEST PLACE TO SEE THE MODIFIEDS ON THE HIGH SPEED MULTIPLE GROOVE HIGH BANKS….

  2. Ahh yes that’s what we needed, another modified division….

  3. Sweet. I really appreciate tracks that schedule weekday races because I’m always out of state on the weekends.

  4. Rebecca Swiech says

    Wow!!!! AWESOME new schedule, Thanks to Chris (ACT) and Tom(PASS) for making this happen. Happy Thanksgiving to all, but it feels like Christmas has come early!!!!!!

  5. Cant say enough about michaud and mayberry saving thompson.
    Thank you gentlemen.

  6. Love the schedule ! More opportunity’s to make the long trek up to the big T to see some awesome racing . Hopefully these 604 mod’s will catch on at the waterford speed bowl. And put a end to the overly priced Danbury Racearena sportsman class the Arute’s call SK MOD’S .

  7. Drunkinirishman says

    Thank you to the Mayberry/ Michaud team and the Hoenings… We really appreciate the innovation and efforts of these men and woman who are dedicated to running the shows… We will attend every race we can! Already itching to get back to the track…

  8. Great job by all involved putting this schedule together. The race on Monday Memorial Day reminds of when Stafford used to run the Pentax 200 on Monday of Labor Day weekend.

  9. What is this new “Street Stock” division?? and how does it differ from the limited sportsmans?????

  10. Mayberry and Michaud, a big fan. Those guys the artists, Thompson their canvas.
    What just happened? The 50 lap Dash For Cash in 2023 got credible car
    counts for a mid week limited sprint with fans showing up so that goes in the win column expanding by 2. SK’s were not supporting Thompson events, perhaps their purse wasn’t worth the money so it’s on to 604 crate mods. So where are they coming from New Hampshire? That whole NHSTRA unified rules deal apparently has died with barely a whimper. In 2024 it’s the Mad Dog Modifieds at Monadnock and Sportsman Modifieds at Lee USA. Stock 604’s with the exception of oil pan modifications. What’s that add up to like under 12K? How’s all that sitting at Chassis Pro and KRR? And what’s the deal with the Limited Sportsman? No rules yet for Thompson so does that mean significant rules changes are afoot or minor and mostly a name change?
    Love the reference to the Arute’s swiping the Danbury RaceArena sportsman division concept and rebranding it as the SK’s. The suggestion that 604’s could expand to the Speedbowl made. That’s not possible is it? Stafford obviously isn’t budging off the SK’s. Is there any chance the 604’s crate deal that has no base of support so far in southern New England actually gets a foothold?
    Yeah for the top line number of 12 but in reality it’s an expansion of 2 events. The bookend events iconic and will continue to be. The NWMT event a proven winner will be jam packed with support divisions in 2024. The Memorial Day Monday event looks promising as does the September 8th Dash for Cash on Sunday. Actually pushing out road racing on the weekend says something doesn’t it?
    Definitely more quantity but in my view this is about more quality. These two guys at it again. Moving the chess pieces, building on what they’ve done in the past, forming new, stronger relationships and expanding incrementally.

  11. I believe the 604 Modifieds are what the NHSTRA runs as Modifieds at Monadnock & Hudson, faster than the 602 SKL’s. I almost saw a 604 win an MRS race at Monadnock once. Thanks to Mr.’s Michaud and Mayberry for expanding the schedule and trying to develop different classes to increase car counts and crowd appeal!

  12. It looks like 604 is the new SK, trying the spec motor to entice more Modifieds to Thompson. Hope it works!

  13. Curious George says

    What are the horsepower/torque numbers on a SK spec engine? What is the cost? Can you buy a new one fully dressed with a carburetor for less than $20k?
    What is the going rate for a 604 crate with 400hp/400ft*lbs? Fully dressed with a carburetor? It looks like a team could buy one and run about 10 races at Thompson which might be about right for some teams.

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