AT THOMPSON SPEEDWAY THURSDAY
The saying “Third Time Lucky” dates back to the mid 1800’s Don Hoenig, owner
of the Thompson CT; Speedway hopes those words will apply this Thursday
night, August 27, when the True Value Modified Racing Series comes to town
to compete in the Town Fair Tire 75. It will be the third attempt by the
speedway’s management to complete the race program. The race was rained out
in June and July.
A total of 34 cars were signed in and practicing July 23 when the
skies opened leaving management with no other option than to postpone the
“We have every reason to believe that most competitors will be
returning” said series director John Hoyt. “It’s my understanding that Jimmy
Kuhn lost a motor at Seekonk and Ed Dachenhausen lost his at Waterford . You
hate to lose two solid competitors like that but it’s that time of year.
When you start pushing Labor Day money becomes real tight and we know that,
it’s unfortunate,” Hoyt added.
Point leader Jon McKennedy, Chelmsford , MA ; takes a 41 point lead
into Thompson over Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley . PA; Rob Goodenough,
Swanzey, NH; Steven Masse, Bellingham, MA; and defending champion, Chris
Pasteryak, Lisbon, CT. Pennink and Pasteryak have quietly worked their way
into the top five point standings. All drivers are expected to enter the
In addition, Les Hinckley, Windsor Locks, CT; an eleven time series
winner, long time veteran Peter Jarvis, Ascutney , VT ; veterans Mike
Holdridge, Madison , CT ; and Jack Bateman, Canaan , NH ; Doug Coby, Milford
, CT , and the races defending champion, Todd Owen, Somers , CT are
Drivers from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour expected to compete
based on their July registrations include seven-time champion Mike Stefanik,
Coventry, RI; defending series champion, Ted Christopher, Plainville, CT;
former TVMRS regular Bobby Grigas, Marshfield, MA; Doug Coby, Milford, CT.
and Jimmy “Prime Time” Blewett, Calverton, NY
In addition to the Town Fair Tire 75, the six weekly NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series divisions will compete with a special price in effect
for the program. Adult tickets are priced at $20. Qualifying heat races
begin at 5:30 PM.
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Source: John H. Spence
/ True Value Modified Racing Series