Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson

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Must see · Auto Race Track · Tourist Spot
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP), formerly Thompson Speedway and Thompson International Speedway, is a motorsports park in Thompson, Connecticut, featuring a 5⁄8-mile (1.0 km) asphalt oval racetrack and a 1.7-mile (2.7 km) road racing course. Once known as the "Indianapolis of the East", it was the first asphalt-paved racing oval track in the United States and is now under the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series banner. Each year Thompson hosts one of the great fall variety events "The World Series of Auto Racing" highlighted by the International Supermodified Association and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. This event frequently draws over 350 race cars in 16 separate divisions over three days. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is the track that had hosted the most ever races in the modern era of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour with 146 races from 1985 to 2019.

The speedway also had hosted 3 NASCAR Cup Series races, one in 1951 and two between 1969 and 1970. The facility also had hosted 5 NASCAR North Tour events from 1981 to 1985 and 29 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races, between 1988 and 2018.

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  • Very nice place. Family oriented, good facilities, very friendly staff. good parking, a variety of food choices.  more »
  • Since choosing this sport and with great anticipation, the day finally came. And it was a long day with so many, so excited. The race staff/crew were phenomenal and supportive. They all were...  more »
  • Great track, I have driven the road course many times and it has a good amount of complexity and nuance while still being beginning friendly. Paddock is a little cramped for the 24 Hours of Lemons races that I go to but it's not really and issue. Garages are good and well located. Bathrooms are clean but there could be more.
  • My son and I had a blast here, his first time seeing real racing and he was blown away (5yr old). The stadium is a bit old, you may want to bring a blanket for seat padding and don't forget ear protection!

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