Thompson Speedway Releases 2018 Road Course Competition Schedule
THOMPSON, CT – Officials from Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park are pleased to announce a diverse schedule of competitive sports car racing events, highlighted by return of the Sports Car Club of America’s US Majors Tour and an eight-round championship for the Midstate Site Development Legends Series, featuring the US Legend Cars.
“We’re proud of our 2018 competitive sports car calendar,” General Manager, Josh Vanada, said. “We’ve balanced some of our traditional favorites with some new and innovative offerings. The variety offers racers many different ways to compete at Thompson, and fans the opportunity to enjoy different types of competitive racing.”
The Icebreaker Road Race is the first of twelve competitive events scheduled on Saturday, April 21. Featuring small and big bore, open wheel, and the US Legends car, the event opens the sports car racing season in New England.
The Midstate Site Development Legends Series will be back in action on Saturday, May 5, and again on Sunday, June 10. Three closed wheel sports car groups will also be in competition on Sunday, June 10, for the first of three Summer Road Race Series events. The other two will be held on Sunday, July 22 and Sunday, August 26. This three-race series is a cost-effective alternative for local racers who wish to get more competitive seat time at Thompson, but in a more relaxed atmosphere.
The Fifth Annual Vintage Motorsports Festival will be held from Thursday, June 21 – Saturday, June 23. Featuring cars from the past century, the event features pre-war, open-cockpit racecars, and high horsepower Shelby Mustangs in wheel-to-wheel competition. The US Legends Cars, which are 1930’s replica coupes and sedans, will also be participating in this year’s event, as an added bonus.
Slated for June 30, The Bracket Grand Prix is the first of three endurance events scheduled in 2018. The increasingly popular 24 Hours of LeMons race will be held August 11-12, and the ChampCar Endurace Series will be back on September 1.
The Lucas Oil Racing School will be having their competitive event at Thompson on July 28-29.
The Sports Car Club of America, New England Region, will be returning to Thompson for two events in 2018. The first stop, scheduled for July 7-8, is part of the US Majors Tour, while the group’s season finale will be held on the 1.7-mile circuit on October 5-6.
For more information about the 2018 season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, please visit thomsponspeedway.com.