Thompson, CT — It took several weeks to complete the first of the Thompson International Speedway Town Fair Tire Tour-Type Modified Shootouts for the 2010 season. For Ronnie Silk of Norwalk, CT, and his TS Haulers Racing Team it was worth the wait. On Thursday night, Thompson Speedway featured the continuation of an event that was postponed back on June 3 after rains halted the program. In addition to the Tour-Type Modifieds, all six of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions were in competition.
In weekly racing action, Ted Christopher of Plainville, CT, scored his fourth Sunoco Modified victory of the season. Derek Ramstrom of Worcester, MA, continued his winning ways in the Super Late Models; also scoring his fourth feature victory of ‘10. John Falconi of N. Grafton, MA, turned his luck around this season with a commanding victory in the Late Model division. Paul Coutu of Thompson, CT, scored a convincing victory in the Limited Sportsman division. Keith McDermott of Scituate, RI was the winner in a controversial TIS Modified dash. Leo Defevers of Brooklyn, CT was tops in the Mini Stocks. The Super Late Models, Late Models and the Limited Sportsman division all treated the fans to caution-free main events.
Ronnie Silk of Norwalk, CT, was in the right place at the right time to earn the victory in the Town Fair Tire Tour-Type Modified Shootout. Ryan Preece won the drag race to turn one to start the 40-lapper. Woody Pitkat, driving for the Santos Family, followed through relegating pole sitter Stefanik to third early. Preece enjoyed a large advantage early over Pitkat and Stefanik. A four car battle for fourth featured Silk, Steven Reed, Jeff Malave and Tom Bolles.
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