Thompson, CT — A hot summer night proved to be fitting for the racing action at Thompson International Speedway on Thursday night. The only thing hotter than the mercury was Danny Field. The Deep River, CT, driver remains undefeated in Mini Stock action during the 2011 season as he scored his seventh straight victory. Thompson Speedway hosted the Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA) for the annual Marvin Rifchin Memorial event. Mike Horn of Ashland, MA, made a bold move on the opening lap that proved to be the winning one.
Keith Rocco of Wallingford, CT, ran high and dry to his second straight Sunoco Modified feature victory at Thompson. Jeff Connors of Ellington, CT, stretched his point lead with his first victory of the season in the Super Late Models. Mike Scorzelli of Malta, NY, was victorious in the Late Models. Shawn Monahan of Waterford, CT, earned his third victory of the season in the Limited Sportsman division. Glenn Boss of Danielson, CT, streaked to consecutive TIS Modified victories.
Mike Horn of Ashland, MA, wired the field to score his first career Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA) in the Series’ special event. Horn made it three-wide on the opening lap to take over the top spot. Almost immediately Randy Cabral moved into the second spot. Greg Stoehr ran in the third position. Point leader Russ Stoehr, who started deep in the pack, had worked his way into the sixth position by lap five.
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