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Thompson Spirit of 76 Cancelled Following Severe Thunderstorm

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Thompson Spirit of 76 Cancelled Following Severe Thunderstorm

Tickets and Pit Passes to be Honored at August 11 Event

Thompson, CT — A severe rainstorm shortly after qualifying began forced the cancellation of the Samuel Adams Wicked Hazy IPA Spirit of 76 at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Wednesday, July 7. The event will not be rescheduled due to a lack of open dates.

For much of the day, it appeared the worst of the thunderstorm would split around the Thompson, CT area and allow for racing. However, the storm closed back together and began pelting the track during the second heat race. Hard rain continued for nearly 45 minutes, leaving significant standing water on the racing surface. Officials determined the track could not be dried in time to complete the program at a reasonable hour, leading to the cancellation.

All general admission ticket wristbands, pit pass wristbands, and entry fees will be honored at the Truly Hard Lemonade Midsummer 75 on Wednesday, August 11, which features a $5,000-to-win event for the Outlaw Open Modified Series. The full event schedule will be announced at a later date.

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