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Thompson (CT) Speedway To Host Late Model Mid-Summer Challenge
March 27, 2020
The Challenge, held in conjunction with NASCAR Weekly Racing Series events, will be supplemented by Save The Purse, an organization aimed at funding additional purse money.
Thompson (CT) Speedway To Host Late Model Mid-Summer Challenge

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (Thompson, Connecticut) and Save The Purse jointly announced a new Late Model Mid-Summer Challenge, which will include three, 50-lap feature races for NASCAR weekly racers.

The races are scheduled to take place as part of the three standalone NASCAR Weekly Racing Series events scheduled for June 3, July 8, and August 5.

Each race will pay $2,000 to the winner, $1,000 for second, and $750 for third. A full purse will be distributed to the top 25 competitors, thanks in part to Save The Purse. During the offseason, a group of competitors, including crew member Brad Martel, formed the organization, which is aimed at funding additional purse money through sponsorships. 

“Watching a group of racers come together and come up with funds to increase the purse is something special, and we are happy to work with them,” General Manager of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Terry Eames said. “We’re looking forward to watching competitors race for this extra purse money while running some extra laps. Fans won’t want to miss these special events.”  

Thompson Speedway also runs in the Late Model program under American Canadian Tour rules, and in 2020, will also be part of the New England Late Model Challenge Cup.

In addition, Thompson officials have been updated the 2020 schedule in response to the situation surrounding COVID-19. Currently, the 46th annual Icebreaker presented by Liquid Death is tentatively scheduled for May 15-16. A full schedule of postponed events will be released at a later date.

For more information, visit or Thompson Speedway’s social media channels.

Photo courtesy of Thompson Speedway, Twitter