Thompson, CT — The 2011 season officially got underway at Thompson International Speedway with day number one of the traditional Icebreaker. In qualifying for the Whelen Modified Tour, Bobby Santos III of Franklin, MA, posted a record-setting lap of 18.237 ET to win the Coors Light Pole with a new track record. In feature racing action, Todd Ceravolo of Gales Ferry, CT, returned to regular weekly racing at Thompson Speedway to score the victory in the Sunoco Modifieds. In Sunoco Lite action, Joey Cipriano of Waterbury, CT, scored a commanding win.
After a one-season hiatus from the Thompson Speedway, Todd Ceravolo came “home” to Thompson in fine fashion winning the first of two Sunoco Modified feature events scheduled for Icebreaker Weekend. At the drop of the green flag, it was a side-by-side battle for the top spot between Woody Pitkat and Keith Rocco. Rocco bobbled entering turn two opening allowing Pitkat to establish himself as the leader. Rocco fell back to the fourth spot. Christopher ran in second followed by Ceravolo.
Pitkat enjoyed a car length advantage over Christopher. Rocco was getting racy with Ceravolo as Ryan Preece, aboard his new ride the #31, joined the mix. John Catania was having a strong run in sixth.
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