Ever since Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT) decided to build a road course on its property NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour teams and fans alike have been wondering if and when they’d get a chance to see the ground-pounders make left and right turns on the 1.7-mile circuit. A select group of teams will finally get that chance on Friday, June 12 at a test session being held by TSMP officials.
“Everyone was asking us if we’d be able to get the Modified Tour cars on the road course,” TSMP general manager Josh Vanada told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. “We had a hole in the schedule where we were able to do it so we wanted to give them that opportunity.”
The test will feature a select group of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour teams who will receive their invitations this afternoon, but this is not a NASCAR-sanctioned test.
While many NWMT teams are located in Connecticut, the date of this test will be convenient for many as it falls two days after the Mr. Rooter 125 on Wednesday, June 10.
This will be the first time NWMT teams will take to a road course since the last race at Lime Rock Park (CT). The final race at Lime Rock was held on September 17, 2011, and was won by the 2003 NWMT champion, Todd Szegedy. The Tour has also raced on the famous road course of Watkins Glen International in the Finger-Lake region of New York.
-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Northeast Editor -Twitter: @RobBlount
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