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   The Chrome Horn - NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour




The exciting Modified Racing Series returns to the Thompson International Speedway this Thursday night for their second 75-lap race of the season. The MRS made its first appearance of the year in June and thrilled fans with a great evening of open wheel action.

Les Hinkley of Windsor Locks, CT claimed the victory in the hotly contested TOWN FAIR TIRE MRS feature race in June at Thompson and he is looking to make it two in a row at the largest track on which the MRS competes. Hinkley will be challenged by current MRS points leader Dwight Jarvis and other top contenders like Jon McKennedy, Rowan Pennink, Steve Masse and Ken Barry. A full field of Modified racers is expected for this special event.

Modified race cars will dominate the late summer schedule at Thompson. One week after the MRS event, the track will play host to the third of four open competition Tour-Type Modified 40-lap shoot out races on September 2nd.

The first Tour-Type Modified Shoot Out was won by Ronnie Silk. He narrowly defeated the driver who has won more races at Thompson this season than anyone else, Ted Christopher. Louie Mechalides finished third and was followed across the finish line by Steven Reed and Keith Rocco.

The Tour-Type Modifieds returned on July 1st and Mike Stefanik, the seven-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion, claimed the victory. He bested Silk at the finish line who was followed by Steven Reed, Louie Mechalides and Tom Bolles. Christopher managed a 6th place finish on that July evening. Their third race of the season at Thompson on September 2nd should be another thriller as have the first two outings at the famed oval.

Pits will open this Thursday at 12 Noon. Grandstands will open at 4 PM with racing slated to begin at 6 PM. The entire schedule for the MRS Town Fair Tire 75 is available on the Thompson web site. www.thompsonspeedway.com.

  Source: Russ Dowd / Thompson International Speedway
Posted: August 23, 2010

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