Thompson, CT — A picture perfect day set the backdrop for a full slate of racing action at Thompson International Speedway that featured the Modified Racing Series and six divisions of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action. A caution-filled main event saw Rowan Pennink of Huntington Valley, PA, as the survival of the fittest to post the victory.
Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT, led only the checkered flag lap in the Sunoco Modifieds to score the feature event win. Last year’s TIS Modified track champion, Cam McDermott of Scituate, RI, made the step up to the Lite Modified division in winning style. Marc Palmisano of Hadley, MA, came on strong in the waning laps of the Late Model event to claim the victory. Art Moran III of Preston, CT was tops in Limited Sportsman division while Mike Gorgievski of Auburn, MA, earned the victory in the Mini Stocks. John Lowinski-Loh, Jr. of Milford, MA, scored his first career TIS Modified feature victory.
Rowan Pennink of Huntington Valley, PA, outlasted the competition in a Modified Racing event that was marred by 11 cautions. Ted Christopher and Pennink waged a great battle for the lead in the early stages of the main event that saw 35 cars take the green flag. Christopher held the point and held back advances of Pennink. Christopher held Pennink at bay on countless restarts as attrition built. Pennink made what turned out to be the winning move on lap 34 when he dove to the inside of Christopher to take the lead. Shortly after, Christopher retired from the event.