Thompson, CT — Thompson International Speedway kicked off the holiday weekend with a great night of racing. For the second week in a row, the Tour-Type Modifieds headlined an action-packed night that also included the Northeastern Midget Association and five of the regular NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions. Mike Stefanik of Coventry, RI, stormed to victory lane in the Tour-Type Modified Shootout. Randy Cabral of Plymouth, MA, earned the victory in a thrilling finish to the Marvin Rifchin Memorial event for the Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA).
Ted Christopher of Plainville, CT, made it three-in-a-row in Sunoco Modified action with another last lap pass for the win. Rick Gentes of Woonsocket, RI, turned in a commanding performance to win his third Late Model victory of the season. Shawn Monahan of Waterford, CT, turned it on late in the Limited Sportsman main event to score his third victory of the season. Brian Tagg of Oxford, MA, charged to his first TIS Modified win of the 2010 season and Leo Defevers of Brooklyn, CT, made it two straight in Mini Stock competition.
Veteran competitor Mike Stefanik proved his prowess on Thursday night as he scored a victory in the Tour-Type Modified Shootout over Ronnie Silk. Taking advantage of his front-row starting position, Silk worked over Stefanik to lead the first of the 40-lap event. Almost immediately, the duo stretched out their advantage over third running Steven Reed. Contact between Tom Bolles and Ted Christopher sent Christopher spinning on lap three. Bolles was sent to the rear for his involvement in the incident.
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