For the second season in a row, the North East Mini Stock Tour concluded its season with a Triple Crown event at Thompson’s World Series of Speedway Racing. Texas Roadhouse alongside Twisted Tea offered great giveaways and on track actions for the fans in attendance at the 53rd running of the legendary event.
On Friday night, 2 heat races were held with Toby Wells and Haywood Herriott dominating their way to qualifying event wins. Following the heats, Herriott drew for a 3-row starting field inversion. The inversion set Brad Caddick and Joe Baxter on the front row. Unfortunately, a rough Thompson mini stock race removed many of the Thompson regulars from the feature event field.
With Caddick removed Pistol Pete Zakarite would set on the outside of the front row and lead the field to green in front of a packed but cold group of fans. Zakarite shot to the early lead as the rest of the 20 car field thundered into the high-banked turns of Thompson. A lap 5 caution for the stopped car of Nick Anderson bunched the field together and set up another battle with Zakarite still in the lead.
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