Thompson, CT — Woody Pitkat of Stafford, CT, dodged a bullet in the opening laps of the Sunoco Modified feature event and then looked like he was shot out of a cannon to score a dominating win at Thompson International Speedway on Thursday night. Larry Barnett of Moosup, CT, reached a milestone on Thursday night; scoring his 50th Limited Sportsman feature win at Thompson in dominating fashion. Derek Ramstrom of Worcester, MA, scored his sixth Super Late Model feature win of the season while Rick Gentes of Woonsocket, RI, scored his fifth in Late Model action.
It was a long time coming for John Studley of Framingham, MA, who also reached a racing milestone; scoring his career first victory in the TIS Modifieds. Dwayne Dorr of Ledyard, CT, made it two straight in Mini Stock competition. In the visiting New England Trucks Series, Andy Linderman of Poestenkill, NY, proved why he is the point leader with his impressive victory at Thompson on Thursday night.
Woody Pitkat of Stafford, CT, was flawless in the Sunoco Modified main event to score the victory. Tim Sullivan brought the field to green to start an action-packed 30-lapper for the Sunoco Modifieds. The complexion of the Sunoco Modified main event changed drastically with a lap one incident. The #44 of Dave Salzarulo slowed coming out of turn two. In the chain reaction, several cars were collected including point leader Ted Christopher, Rowan Pennink, Bert Marvin, Ricky Shawn and Carl Oberg. Christopher was able to make repairs to his car to rejoin the field.
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