Thompson, CT: A Thompson International Speedway tradition continued last weekend as five division champions were crowned over a two-day period. On Friday night January 23rd Late Model champion Scott Bronczyk of Thompson, CT was honored along with Limited Sportsman title winner Glenn Boss of Danielson, CT and Mini Stock victor Mike Viens of Seekonk, MA. Saturday night the Sunoco Modifieds and Pro Stocks took center stage with recognition of 2003 Sunoco Modified champion Eric Berndt of Rockville, CT and Pro Stock champ Dave Berghman of Seekonk, MA.
“It was a year that I will never forget.”
That sentiment could be echoed by any number of individuals that were recognized at Thompson’s annual awards banquet, but they were the opening words of a great speech given by 2003 Sunoco Modified champion, Eric Berndt.
The young driver stood up as the champion of one of the most competitive divisions in New England racing. Berndt’s season included three wins, 12 top-five finishes and 17-top-ten finishes. The truly family effort of the North End Auto Parts Team, headed by car owner Ronald Berndt, proved to be a force throughout the season besting a talent-laden field that included second-place finisher Todd Ceravolo and third-place point man Jeff Malave.
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