ACT & PASS Release 50th Thompson Speedway Icebreaker Schedule And Pricing 

(Press Release from American-Canadian Tour)

Officials with the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) have announced the nine division slate, schedule and pricing for the opening weekend of the 2024 New England racing season with the iconic 50th Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway. Following Practice Day on Friday, April 5, the 50th Icebreaker starts in earnest on Saturday, April 6 before wrapping up on Sunday, April 7. 

Saturday’s exciting opener to the New England racing season is headlined by the much-anticipated debut of the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series at Thompson Speedway. The Icebreaker 75 is the first event for the popular Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series at the 5/8-mile oval with many of the Northeast’s biggest open wheel stars expected to battle for the honor of being the series’ first winner at the Big-T! 

Saturday is also headlined by the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models following their annual mid-March excursion to North Carolina’s Hickory Motor Speedway. The Sunoco 604 Modifieds make their much anticipated debut, going for two features on opening weekend with one 30-lapper on Saturday and a second 30 on Sunday. The Evolve Bank & Mortgage Pro Truck Tour also makes its return to Thompson Speedway on Saturday, April 6 alongside the beginning of track championship action for the Street Stocks and Mini Stocks!

Sunday, April 7 brings the exciting return of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to Icebreaker weekend for the Icebreaker 150. All the NASCAR stars will be in attendance following their season opener at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida and their return to Richmond Raceway in Virginia. Sunday will also feature track championship action for the Sunoco 604 Modified, Thompson Late Model and SK Light Modified divisions.

Pit admission is set for $25 per person for Friday-only with single day pit passes on Saturday and Sunday available for $50 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under. Weekend pit passes good for Friday through Sunday will also be available at $100 for adults and $60 for children 12 and under.

General admission is available at $45 for adults and $15 for children aged 6 to 12 for single day tickets on both Saturday and Sunday while kids aged 5 and under are free. Two-day tickets are also available at $80 for adults and $25 for kids aged 6 to 12.

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. Fast Eddie says

    If Mother Nature doesn’t mess with this, it looks like a great race weekend! Prices look reasonable as well. Shawn, I have two potential poll questions for you; one pre-race and one post race.
    – If you could only go to one day of the Icebreaker, which one would you choose?
    – If you saw both days of the Icebreaker, which one did you like better?
    I think I’d have a tough time answering the second one!

  2. Camerissa says

    Can the Whelan mods practice on Friday? I’m not sure if the rule preventing NASCAR teams from participating in a practice on the same track a race is being held within a week is still in place. Anyone know of a team planning to run both the tri track and NASCAR events? With the same car? If so could you say you’re practicing for Saturday not Sunday?

  3. Fast Eddie says

    I would think if the “one week rule” is still valid, no one can run both races with the same car as well. Too bad the WMT race wasn’t first, that would give the racers the option of both.
    Doug, hope you’re still out there!

  4. Never better but read only now. Cheers!

  5. One week rule is usually about practicing, not racing.

    There will usually be a tour rep at riverhead the week before a tour race making sure the teams aren’t using tour tires in practice or starting and parking the race or something.

    i would expect it to be the same for thompson.

    That being said, I can’t see to many of the tour teams being interested in running the same car, but who knows.

  6. I assume the same car is because the practice rule Whelen has. Not sure any Whelen drivers would risk their Whelen equipment running the day before. I am sure some will run a different car on Saturday. We will see when the entry lists come out. We usually get lists a few days before for both series. One month away,

  7. Suitcase Jake says

    Don’t sweat it… They have Tour Cars … They have TRI – TRACK CARS…. no problem…Big money and all the BIG BOYS have a stable ready to go >>> Well we are going to have a HUGE VOID without Doug comments …. I hope Doug will still be the Administrator of the RACING PICK’EMS AND THE NFL PICK’EMS … !!!!!!????????

  8. It hurts me to say this because I’m just happy Thompson is regaining momentum and has Tri-Track but, I have a BAD feeling Matt Hirschman will skip this race to race the SMART tour race in Orange County NC on the same day. If that’s the case- I want to take the nickname “Big Money” away for a month because, he is now traveling farther to race for less money (Yes his team is based down there and he has points) but, Thompson is most of these drivers favorite track yet these entry lists for Thompson seem to be on the low end. Entry list as it stands has lots of quality drivers but, my universal law is this in modified racing- If you race at Stafford- you SHOULD race at Thompson and vise versa. Period.

  9. Fast Eddie says

    To Doug I’ll say please do what you are happy and comforable with! For anyone voicing (typing?) their dislike of his comments or the lengthiness of them, there’s an easy fix for you, just don’t read them! Those of us who appreciate the input will continue to read when available.

  10. Tyler,

    The Pee Dee team that Matt Hirschman drives for is or used to be active on spacepage, or is it mybook? If you do social media you could look there to see if they are telegraphing their plans for that weekend. My guess is Hirschman will be in the red 60 for the Tri-Track race and either the Baker 60 or the Pee Dee 60 for the Tour race. He did get his arm/wrist broke last August at Thompson in the Baker 60 but I don’t think he would miss Thompson for Orange County because of that. Maybe minds could be changed if he wins the 20K to win SMART race at South Boston on the 23rd of March but I doubt it. They have never points raced and now would not be a good time to start as he is already saddled with two not so stellar finishes this season on SMART.

  11. Crazy in NY says

    I want to take the nickname “Big Money” away for a month because, he is now traveling farther to race for less money (Yes his team is based down there and he has points) but, Thompson is most of these drivers favorite track yet these entry lists for Thompson seem to be on the low end.

    TT in his own red 60 Tour in the Baker 60…….(sssshhhush) don’t let that get out.

  12. Fast Eddie says

    It could be he ran the SMART events for two reasons:
    1) The PeeDee 60 is down in that neighborhood.
    2) There is no racing up here yet.
    Racing for a living, I’m sure he’s been going where the racing is at the momentI’d bet Crazy is correct, although he might also be in the PeeDee 60 on Sunday. I’d bet he’ll take the double with big $$ over the single down south.

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