Thompson, CT – The World Series of Speedway Racing got underway on Friday night with qualifying for seven of the 14 divisions in competition during the three-day racing spectacular. Tim Taylor of Wauregan, CT and Rick Blanchard of Pascoag, RI shared qualifying race honors in Thompson’s own Mini Stocks. Eric Grant of New Milford, CT, and Jesse Gleason of Lisbon were heat race winners in the Limited Sportsman division. Cam McDermott of Scituate, RI was tops in TIS Modified qualifying.
In the Outlaw Mini Stocks Phil Evans of Uncasville, CT, a Waterford regular and Seekonk Speedway competitor Derek Bergquist of Warwick, RI won heat races. Outlaw Strictly Stocks heats went to Ryan Lineham of Coventry, RI, and Tim Sullivan of S. Windsor. Corey Hutchings of Salem, CT, and Rick Gentes of Woonsocket, RI were tops in Outlaw Late Model qualifying. The Pro 4′s Modifieds and All Star Trucks also had heat races.
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