StarFest 2016

Track Events

Track Events

Location: 
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
205 East Thompson Road
Thompson , CT 06277

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is the host of all MBCA Track Events at StarFest 2016. TSMP is located on 500 acres of rolling hills in northeast Connecticut. The land has held races for 75 years and an 18-hole golf course for 64 years. Today, the facility includes more than ever before.

TRACK DAYS:

Date: August 3, 2016

  • Safety Inspection: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
  • Drivers Meeting: 8:00 a.m.
  • Defensive Driving: 9:00 a.m. - Noon
  • Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Autocross: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Date: August 4, 2016

  • Safety Inspection: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
  • Drivers Meeting: 8:00 a.m.
  • Acceleration Runs: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Time Trials Practice: 10:30 a.m. - Noon
  • Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Time Trials Practice: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Date: August 5, 2016

  • Safety Inspection: 7:00 a.m.
  • Driver's Meeting: 8:00 a.m.
  • Time Trials Practice: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Time Trials: 10:30 a.m. - Noon
  • Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Time Trials: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

DRIVING EVENTS FOR ALL LEVELS:

Experience thrills behind the wheel of your Mercedes-Benz at StarFest 2016 Track Days. Whether you're a full-blown high performance track junkie who doesn't want to miss a single driving event; or you're looking to test the handling capabilities of your Mercedes-Benz vehicle in a controlled environment, there is something for you.

 

 

TRACK INSTRUCTION:

Driving instructors will be available to help you learn the track throughout time trials practice.

 

Full Track Package:
The Full Track Package covers all 3 days and includes time trials, defensive driving course (required if you have not completed an approved course within the prior 12 months), autocross, acceleration runs and time trials. Transponder and lunch for 1 person is included each day. Cost: $425. If multiple persons in a household are registering; each person must register individually by clicking on the "register someone else" link at time of registration.

Track Events A la carte:
For those who do not wish to register for the Full Track Package you can sign up for:
Defensive Driving $25
Autocross $100
Time Trials Practice and Time Trials $295

 

Requirements:

You must wear a long sleeve T-Shirt and a Snell 2005 approved Helmet and closed Toe Shoes.
TSMP offers a Racequip Full Face Snell 2010 Helmet for $184. You can order by calling Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park at 860-923-2280. Racequip sizing chart
Snell SA 2010 Helmet Rentals are also available from Racesuitrental.com.
Your car must be inspected with in 6 months of the event, using The  MBCA Club's Tech Inspection Sheet. You must bring this with you to the track.

 

Garage Rentals:

For garage rentals call Thompson Motorsports Park at 860.923.2280.

Track Layout & Overview:
TSMP offers a uniquely diverse variety of track layouts and race courses. It is the only facility in Connecticut with both an oval and a road course – with racing to appeal to all kinds of fans and drivers.

  • The back bone of the facility is the historic 5/8 mile high banked oval. The road course was restored and repaved in 2014.
  • Newly incorporated into the oval is the rebirth of Thompson’s 1.7 mile road racing circuit. Within the 1.7 mile road racing circuit is an option to eliminate the clubhouse hairpin turn, creating a 1.5 mile configuration that includes the challenge of a sweeting set of S-curves through the bridge turn.
  • The facility also boasts a 1/10th mile quarter midget facility as well as 4.5 acre autocross area and 250’ diameter skid pad complete with irrigation.
  • There are new installations throughout the racetrack area, including:
  • A 110’ span bridge that accommodates hauler traffic in and out of the paddock area
  • Thirty stall garage building
  • New classrooms, offices, restrooms, timing and scoring tower, concessions stands
  • New entrance and registrations building
  • Upgraded safety fencing and barriers
  • Upgraded New England Race Fuels / Sunoco fuel station
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