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Sunday Icebreaker Festivities Moved Up to Saturday

The Sunday portion of the annual Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut will now take place on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) promotional group made the decision due to an inclement weather forecast for Sunday. The Saturday night forecast is far more favorable with clear skies highs in the low-60s.

This means both days of the Icebreaker will be contested on Saturday. The event is still two shows that requires two tickets. The originally scheduled Saturday portion of the event has been moved up to Noon. The PASS Super Late Models, Sunoco Modifieds, NEMA LITES Midgets, EXIT Realty Pro Truck Challenge, Street Stock Open, and Mini Stocks will run their shows as originally planned.

The Saturday afternoon program is expected to conclude at approximately 4:00 p.m. At this time, officials will clear both the stands and the pits. All fans must exit to the parking lot. Drivers and crew members with multi-day pit wristbands will go to the track infield.

Once the stands and pits are clear, those who have Sunday tickets and pit passes may re-enter for the Saturday night event. This card includes the Icebreaker 125 for the Outlaw Open Modifieds along with the Thompson Late Models, Limited Sportsmen, and SK Light Modifieds.

“This is what made the most sense based on the weather forecast and other circumstances,” ACT managing partner Cris Michaud said. “A lot of teams and fans who traveled a long way for the Icebreaker are already at the track. This will save them the hours of driving and travel costs needed to finish the show on another weekend. It’s also the fairest solution given that many people who already bought Sunday tickets might not be able to come back at another time.”

“The Saturday night forecast looks really good for racing. We think it’s going to be a lot of fun watching the country’s top Tour-type Modified racers go at it for $10,000 under the lights at Thompson Speedway.”

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Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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