THOMPSON, CT.  The “MODTASTIC THREE” kicks off this Thursday at Thompson International Speedway. Intervention by Mother Nature has forced the famed oval to readjust its racing schedule and, as a result, Modified racing will top the bill for the next three weeks.

Beginning this Thursday, June 17th, the Modified Racing Series will take top billing when they make their first of two scheduled appearances at Thompson and compete in a 75-lap main event. The following Thursday, June 24th, will be the twice-postponed running of the first  of four open competition Tour-Type Modified 40-lap Shoot Outs sponsored by Town Fair Tire. Week three ( July 1st) of the “MODTASTIC THREE” series will be the regularly scheduled, Lajoie Auto & Scrap Recycling sponsored, second appearance of the open competition Tour-Type Modified Shoot Outs.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Thompson fans to see full-blown Modified racing for three consecutive weeks. Our original intent was to bring back six Modified racing programs during the season that represented Modified racing the way it use to be. We wanted to eliminate time trials in these events and present qualifying heats and, if needed, consolation races to establish the feature event lineups,” said track owner and promoter, Don Hoenig. The feature event races will be short distance, flat out racing affairs.

While these Modified race cars will be the highlight of the next three weeks of racing at Thompson, the NASCAR Whelen All-American series Super 6 divisions will provide additional edge-of-the-seat excitement as they do every week. Thompson’s Sunoco Modifieds have had fans talking all season because of the incredible racing this division has become famous for. Add to that the Super Late Models, Thompson Modifieds, Late Models, Limited Sportsman and Mini Stocks and you’ve got a truly great weekly race program.

Each of these races is family priced at only $20.00 for adults and $5.00 for juniors ages 6 to 14. Little ones 5 years of age and under are always free at Thompson. Fans are urged to visit the track’s web page for complete race day schedules and information.