THOMPSON, CT. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will make its annual August stop at the Thompson Speedway on Thursday, August 15th for the running of the Budweiser 150. This event is typically the biggest event of the summer at Thompson and fans are more than ready for another exciting WMT race on Thompson’s high banks.

The Bud 150 will mark the second appearance of the WMT at Thompson this season. The first was for the Icebreaker in April and Mike Stefanik captured the thrilling 150-lap race. Since then, the “Tour” has seen Bobby Santos, Doug Coby, and Justin Bonsignore in victory lane. However, the dominant force on the WMT this year has been Ryan Preece who visited victory lane at the conclusion of three consecutive races. As a result of his amazing success this year, Preece tops the driver’s point standings at the half way point on the 2013 WMT schedule.

Preece will, however, face tremendous competition at Thompson from drivers like Rowan Pennink, defending champion Doug Coby, Stefanik, Bonsignore, Ted Christopher, Ron Silk and last year’s Bud 150 winner, Donny Lia. Anticipation of this annual racing classic increases daily as the event nears.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be joined by Thompson’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions for a full evening of high speed racing action. Thompson’s Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, Lite Modifieds, Xtra Mart Limited Sportsman and Monster Mini Stocks will all be on the card to make the Bud 150 the amazing event that fans have loved for years.

Grandstand will open and practice will begin at 2:30 PM. WMT time trials are set for 5:30 PM and a full complement of feature races will follow.