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Wednesday, March 4, 2020


THOMPSON, Conn. -- Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park announced on Wednesday that 10 divisions will compete in the 46th annual Liquid Death Icebreaker weekend, April 3-5. The event begins with a Test & Tune practice on Friday, followed by two days of action to begin the New England racing season. 

The event also marks the official beginning of Thompson’s 80th year celebration. 

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns for the 35th consecutive season and headlines the weekend with the Death To Plastic 150 presented by Liquid Death on Sunday. Justin Bonsignore took three of the four races at TSMP last season, and has won seven of the last eight, while names like Craig Lutz, Ron Silk and Woody Pitkat will be looking to take him off the top. Defending tour champion Doug Coby is opening a new race team and will compete as both the owner and driver, as the Milford, Connecticut, native has six Thompson wins to his credit, including the Bud 150 last year. 

Thompson’s five NASCAR Weekly Racing Series divisions will begin their championship quest, as the Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, SK Light Modifieds, Limited Sportsman and Mini Stocks open with qualifying and feature racing. Each weekly series division will run a night of 20/20 racing in 2020 – with double 20-lap features planned, beginning with the Late Models at the Icebreaker. The Late Models will run one feature on Saturday and one Sunday.

In 2020, Mini Stock events will be 20 laps in distance, up five laps from last year.

 The Modified Racing Series returns for another year of Icebreaker competition for a 50-lap feature on Saturday night. The winged warriors of the NEMA Lites will be in town for their own feature. The EXIT Realty Pro Truck Challenge (35 laps) and EXIT Realty 375 Pro Sportsman (35 laps) will both qualify and race as part of the Saturday program. 

The full schedule for Icebreaker weekend will be released once completed. Drivers in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series are encouraged to fill-out the driver registration form, located in the competitor info section of the website, prior to arriving for the Icebreaker.  

New for 2020, minors will be allowed in the paddock area for just $15 per event once necessary parental waivers have been signed.  

Pit admission for Friday is just $20, while a paddock pass for Saturday-Sunday is $60. Anyone wishing to enter just the grandstands for Saturday-Sunday can purchase a general admission ticket at $55, with seniors, veterans and active military $50. Kids 12 and under are free in the grandstand general admission. 

Liquid Death, the sponsor of the 46th annual Icebreaker, puts water, the healthiest beverage on earth, into aluminum cans, the most sustainable container on earth. With a mission to get more people to drink water, they are creating one of the first sustainable alternatives to plastic bottled water.  

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