Waterbury, VT & Naples, ME — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) have announced the division line-up for the 59th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. A total of 17 regional touring series, local divisions, and open shows are on the calendar for the three-day racing festival from Friday, October 8 to Sunday, October 10.
The centerpiece of the Sunoco World Series is the return of the $20,000-to-win Sunoco Thompson 300 for the Outlaw Open Modified Series on Sunday, October 10. The biggest names in Tour-Type Modifieds have filed their entries for the event, including Icebreaker 125 winner Ron Silk, multi-time Thompson Speedway champion Keith Rocco, Race of Champions Modified champion Patrick Emerling, two-time Outlaw Modified winner Ronnie Williams, and four-time Modified Racing Series champion Jon McKennedy.
The build-up to the main event includes the ACT Late Model Tour, PASS Super Late Models. Sunoco Modified Triple Crown Series, and much more. A total of nine different champions are being crowned throughout the weekend. All divisions will hold their qualifying and feature events on the same day.
Lap sponsorships for the Sunoco Thompson 300 are still available for $50 per lap. All lap sponsor money goes to the leader of that lap, further increasing the potential payout. Please call the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963 or download the form at www.acttour.com if you are interested in lap sponsorship.
The first green flag of the 59th Sunoco World Series flies at 5:30pm on Friday, October 8. World Series Opening Night includes the first round of the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown Series and the championship event for the Thompson Late Models. Friday also includes an 8-cylinder Street Stock Open, the Senior Tour Auto Racers (STAR) Modifieds and Late Models, and the Vintage Outlaw Modifieds. Rotating practice will begin at 11:00am for all participating World Series divisions except ACT and PASS.
Racing resumes October 9 with Twisted Tea World Series Saturday beginning at 2:30pm. Eight divisions are on the Saturday program, which is headlined by a pair of 75-lap features for the ACT Late Model Tour and PASS Super Late Models. They are joined by the NEMA Midgets, round two of the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown, the EXIT Realty Pro Truck Challenge, the championship events for the Vandi Auto Supply Limited Sportsmen and North East Mini Stock Tour, and the Pro-4 Modifieds.
The Sunoco World Series comes to a head on Sunday, October 10. Qualifying begins at 12:30pm following an Outlaw Open Modified Series practice session. In addition to the Thompson 300, Sunday’s schedule will include the final round of the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown, the NEMA Lites, and championship events for Thompson’s SK Light Modifieds and Mini Stocks.
The complete schedule of events, including pit opening times and order of events, is expected to be finalized by end-of-day Tuesday. Advance general admission tickets will go on sale later this week at www.happsnow.com/event/Thompson-Speedway-Motorsports-Park-YHPQ. Camping spots can be reserved by submitting the form at www.thompsonspeedway.com.
Fans and teams will have a variety of grandstand and pit ticket options at the 59th Sunoco World Series. Combined with the single-day race format for all divisions, this gives teams and fans flexibility about how they choose to experience the Sunoco World Series.
Three-day general admission tickets are $75 for adults, $20 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids ages 5 and under. A two-day ticket for Saturday and Sunday is $60 for adults and $15 for kids ages 6-12.
Single-day tickets will also be offered. Sunday-only admission is $40 for adults and $10 for kids ages 6-12. Saturday-only admission is $30 for adults and $10 for kids ages 6-12. Friday-only admission is $20 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12.
Three-day World Series pit passes are $90 for adults and $45 for kids ages 12 and under. Sunday-only is $50 for adults and $25 for kids ages 12 and under, Saturday-only is $40 for adults and $20 for kids ages 12 and under, and Friday-only is $30 for adults and $15 for kids ages 12 and under.
Fans who can’t make it to Thompson Speedway can watch every lap of the Sunoco World Series live via pay-per-view on Speed51.TV. Pricing will be comparable to that of purchasing grandstand tickets.
Thompson Speedway caps its 2021 racing season with the annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing from Friday, October 8 to Sunday, October 10. The weekend is highlighted by the $20,000-to-win Thompson 300 for the Outlaw Open Modified Series. The weekend also includes the Sunoco Modified Triple Crown Series, ACT Late Model Tour, PASS Super Late Models, The NEMA Midgets, all local divisions, an 8-Cylinder Street Stock Open, and more.
For more information about the American-Canadian Tour, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, [email protected], or visit www.acttour.com. 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 www.proallstarsseries.com. 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 www.thompsonspeedway.com. You can follow Thompson Speedway on Facebook and Instagram at @ThompsonSpeedway or on Twitter at @ThompsonSpdwy.
-American-Canadian Tour / Pro All Stars Series Press Release
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