NEAR Set to Participate in the 2016 Sunoco
World Series of Speedway Racing at
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
October 13, 2016

NEAR will be among the 18 Divisions participating in this year’s World Series of Speedway Racing presented by Xtramart at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park October 14-16.  After a rained out event was cancelled in September, General Manager Josh Vanada invited NEAR and sister vintage clubs to run in the World Series on Friday night, October 14th.

This is a fantastic opportunity, to be invited to this prestigious event at a track so steeped in racing history.  We’re very appreciative of the offer and we hope the fans enjoy seeing all the vintage race cars on the track.  While it might be tough for some members to attend on a Friday, this is one of those events that will be well worth the effort.

The NEAR Hall of Fame Mobile Museum will also be present on the midway with a static display, promoting the Hall of Fame Awards Banquet on November 13th.

Pit gates open at 10am and rotating practice begins at noon. 

Any members interested in participating should contact NEAR event coordinator Jim Williams for important information (401-580-1313). 

For more information about the event please visit the track's website at or view the track newsletter at thompson.newsletter.

By Jim Williams