Thompson Announces Schedule For World Series


THOMPSON, Conn. — Track and series officials have announced the schedule of events for the 58th World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

The annual auto racing festival once again has three days of racing from Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11, with 18 divisions on the program.

The action kicks off Friday, Oct. 9 with rotating practice beginning at 11 a.m. All World Series divisions except the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour are allowed to participate.

A five-division Friday night card goes green at 5 p.m. that includes the Thompson Mini Stocks, an 8-cylinder Street Stock Open, the Senior Tour Auto Racers Modifeds and Late Models, and an Open Vintage Modified feature.

Saturday, Oct. 10 will be the busiest day of racing at the World Series. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has practice and qualifying for their annual World Series 150. Twelve other divisions have heat races that afternoon beginning at approximately 2 p.m.

Following NASCAR modified time trials are main events for the Tour-type Modified Open, ACT-type Late Model Open, 350 Supermodifieds, EXIT Realty Pro Truck Series, North East Mini Stock Tour, NEMA Midgets, and Pro 4 Modifieds.

The festival wraps up Sunday, Oct. 11. The first green flag flies at 12:30 p.m., when the Sunoco Modified feature rolls onto the track. Main events for the Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models, Limited Sportsmen, NEMA Lites, and SK Light Modifieds are also on Sunday.

The World Series concludes with the 150-lap NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event.

Advance tickets for the 58th World Series of Speedway Racing go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 15 at

A three-day general admission pass is $55 for adults and $15 for kids ages 12 and under. Grandstand attendance is limited to 25% of capacity per state requirements.

Pit admission is $75 per person for a three-day pass.

Division rules, purses, and entry forms that have not yet been released will be announced soon.