Sponsors Jump On Board With Thompson World Series


THOMPSON, Conn. – Officials from the American-Canadian Tour and Pro All Stars Series have announced the addition of several sponsors for the 58th annual World Series of Speedway Racing on Oct. 9-11 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

Sunoco, Budweiser and the Boston Beer Co. are partnering with event promoters Cris Michaud and Tom Mayberry to help support the three-day racing festival.

Sunoco has agreed to return as the World Series presenting sponsor. For many years, the auto racing extravaganza has been known as the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing. Along the way, Sunoco Race Fuels have been used by top divisions and series throughout New England. The latest agreement continues this long-standing partnership of the nation’s leading high-performance fuel brand and the Northeast’s biggest auto racing event.

Longtime Thompson Speedway partner Budweiser, part of the Anheuser-Busch InBev brewing company, is also joining the Sunoco World Series program. The 75-lap tour-type modified open on Saturday, Oct. 10 is now known as the Budweiser Modified Open. Entries have already been received from Chase Dowling and Jeff Gallup among others for the $5,000-to-win event.

The Boston Beer Co. of Boston, Mass., is attaching three of their internationally-recognized brands to feature events on Sunday, Oct. 11. Thompson’s local Limited Sportsmen and SK Light Modified divisions will be known as the Samuel Adams Limited Sportsmen and Twisted Tea SK Light Modifieds, respectively, for their 20-lap main events. The visiting NEMA Lite Midgets are receiving sponsorship from Truly Hard Seltzer.

Both Budweiser and Boston Beer Co. products will be served in the Thompson Speedway concession area during the Sunoco World Series weekend. Sunoco Race Fuels will be available in the paddock area for all teams.

“We’re excited to have Sunoco, Budweiser, and Boston Beer Company as World Series partners,” ACT managing partner Cris Michaud said. “Support from companies like these is part of what makes it possible for us to go to the race track. We encourage all of our fans and teams to let them know they appreciate their involvement with auto racing.”

The Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing card includes 19 divisions across three days of racing from Oct. 9-11. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, ISMA Big Block Supermodifieds, Budweiser Modified Open, ACT-type Late Model Open, 350 Supermodified Open, and NEMA Midgets are just some of the highlights on the busy card.