Story By: KYLE SOUZA / THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK – THOMPSON, CT – Fans of Northeast auto racing now have another way to enjoy the lid-lifter on 2021 season.
The American-Canadian Tour (ACT), Pro All Star Series (PASS), and Speed51.TV have announced a live pay-per-view broadcast for the annual Icebreaker at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on April 10 and 11.
Both days of the auto racing festival will be available in full via the live broadcast. Fans around the world can enjoy 10 divisions of heart-pounding action. This includes the $10,000-to-win Icebreaker 125 on Sunday for the new Outlaw Open Modified Series, a 75-lap Saturday showdown for the PASS Super Late Models, and all of Thompson Speedway’s local divisions.
Tickets for the pay-per-view live stream are $30 for Saturday-only, $35 for Sunday-only, or $55 for a two-day pass. The sign-up link will be available later this week at www.speed51.tv. Post time is 1:00pm on Saturday, April 10 and 1:15pm on Sunday, April 11.
The Icebreaker broadcast is part of a multi-year agreement between PASS and Speed51.TV. As part of the deal, all six Thompson Speedway oval track events will be aired live on the network. This includes four Wednesday shows featuring $5,000-to-win Outlaw Open Modified Series shows as well as the return of the Thompson 300 at the World Series of Speedway Racing. Pay-per-view details for each event will be announced in the weeks leading up to the event.
“We’re excited that fans around the world can now watch every lap of Thompson Speedway oval action in 2021,” PASS President Tom Mayberry said. “The Icebreaker and the World Series are two of the most revered auto racing events in North America. The Wednesday Summer series is sure to enthrall fans, too. Thanks to Speed51.TV, even fans who can’t get to the track or don’t yet feel safe in crowds can still enjoy some fantastic racing.”
Speed51.TV is one of the leading broadcasters of North American short track auto racing events. They offer pay-per-view, live streaming, and on-demand viewing options for well over 100 events annually. Fans can also enjoy thousands of hours of race highlights, recaps, and interviews. Speed51.TV is available online along with most mobile and smart TV platforms. To learn more about Speed51.TV or create an account, visit www.speed51.tv.
Thompson Speedway opens its 82nd season with the annual Icebreaker on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11. Ten of the region’s top divisions will compete across two days of racing. Sunday’s card features the $10,000-to-win Icebreaker 125 for the Outlaw Open Modified Series with qualifying going green at 1:15pm. There’s also a 40-lap ACT-type Late Model shootout plus the Limited Sportsman and SK Light Modifieds.
Saturday’s six-division card is highlighted by the season-opening Thompson 75 for the PASS North Super Late Models. They’re joined by the Sunoco Modifieds, NEMA LITES Midgets, EXIT Realty Pro Truck Challenge, Mini Stocks, and an 8-Cylinder Street Stock Open with a 1:00pm post time. An optional Test N’ Tune practice day is slated for Friday, April 9 with all Icebreaker divisions welcome.