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Qualifying: Rain Hits Thompson

Christopher Will Start On Pole Sunday

Thompson, CT — Unfavorable weather conditions at Thompson International Speedway Saturday afternoon washed out time trials for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Current points leader Ted Christopher will now start on the pole for Sunday’s Sunoco Modified Mania 150.

With the rainout lineup, the field for the Sunoco Modified Mania 150 was set according to the NASCAR rule book. Christopher took the points lead last time out at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park with his second win of the 2008 season. He will enter Sunday’s 11th race of the season with a 60-point advantage over Chuck Hossfeld.

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Weather Held at Bay for Some Qualifying Action at Thompson on Saturday; Modified Mania Resumes with Feature Events on Sunday

Modified Mania Resumes with Feature Events on Sunday

Thompson, CT: Tropical storm Hanna held at bay long enough to build the excitement of Thompson International Speedway’s Sunoco Modified Mania. The three premier Modified divisions in the Northeast-the Whelen Modified Tour, the True Value Modified Racing Series (TVMRS) and the Race of Champions Modified Tour (RoC) are joined by Thompson’s own Sunoco Modifieds and the TIS Modifieds and the visiting Pro-Four Modifieds for a two-day racing extravaganza.

On Saturday afternoon, qualifying was held in the two weekly racing divisions in competition during Modified Mania including the Sunoco Modifieds and the TIS Modifieds. Taking down Sunoco Modified heat race wins were Tommy Cravenho of Raynham, MA, and Bert Marvin of New London, CT. R.J. Marcotte of Millville, CT, was the TIS Modified qualifying race winner. In Pro-Four Modifieds the Thompson Pro Stock ace Norm Wrenn of Nashua, NH and Brian Vincent of Coventry, RI, were the victors.

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Double Down Shootout Moved Forward

Waterford, CT — Forced by the on-coming tropical storm Hanna to cancel Saturday’s night program, the continuation of the Double Down Shootout presented by Mohegan Sun has been moved to Saturday, Sept. 13.

Two 25-lap SK-Modified features and the second features for the Late Models (25 laps), Sportsman (15) and Mini Stocks (15) are on the schedule. A Legends 25 lapper and an X Car 20 lapper will also be run.

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