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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-Icebreaker 150 Results


At Thompson  International Speedway

Thompson, CT

Lap length: 0.625 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

  1. (3) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, NY, Chevrolet, 150 laps, 63.884 mph.
  2. (10) Craig Lutz, Miller Place, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
  3. (4) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 150.
  4. (27) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  5. (21) Matt Swanson, Acton, Mass., Ford, 150.
  6. (2) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  7. (20) Rob Summers, Manchester, CT, Chevrolet, 150.
  8. (14) Chase Dowling, Roxbury, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  9. (18) Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass., Chevrolet, 150.
  10. (8) Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Ford, 150.
  11. (23) Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  12. (25) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  13. (13) Burt Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C., Chevrolet, 150.
  14. (22) Andrew Krause, Holmdel, N.J., Toyota, 150.
  15. (28) Tommy Catalano, Ontario, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
  16. (17) Calvin Carroll, Newton, N.J., Chevrolet, 150.
  17. (31) Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
  18. (36) Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  19. (1) Ronnie Williams, Ellington, Conn., Chevrolet, 149, accident.
  20. (5) Jon McKennedy, Chelmsford, Mass., Chevrolet, 149.
  21. (33) Manny Dias, Attleboro, Mass., Chevrolet, 147.
  22. (32) Joe Degracia, Nutley, N.J., Chevrolet, 147.
  23. (29) Bryan Dauzat, Alexandria, La., Chevrolet, 146.
  24. (9) Ron Silk, Norwalk, CT, Chevrolet, 141, accident.
  25. (12) Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 138, rear end.
  26. (11) Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H., Chevrolet, 134, accident.
  27. (24) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 134, accident.
  28. (16) Jimmy Blewett, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 134, accident.
  29. (7) Austin Pickens, Windermere, Fla., Chevrolet, 126.
  30. (35) Melissa Fifield, Wakefield, N.H., Chevrolet, 116.
  31. (15) Blake Barney, Lakewood, N.J., Chevrolet, 112, accident.
  32. (30) Kyle Soper, Manorville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 57, accident.
  33. (6) Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, NY, Chevrolet, 25, accident.
  34. (26) Kyle Bonsignore, Bay Shore, N.Y., Chevrolet, 24, accident.
  35. (34) Walter Sutcliffe Jr., East Haven, Conn., Chevrolet, 9, ignition.
  36. (19) Max Zachem, Preston, Conn., Chevrolet, 1, accident.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 28 minutes 3 seconds

Margin of Victory: Under caution

Fastest Qualifier: R.Williams (119.738 mph, 18.791 seconds)

Caution Flags: 11 for 56 laps.

Lead Changes: 16 among 9 drivers.

Lap Leaders: D. Coby 1-36; C. Dowling 37-59; D. Coby 60; C. Dowling 61-63; T. Solomito 64; C. Dowling 65-76; J. Bonsignore 77-79; E. Goodale 80; T. Solomito 81-86; C. Lutz 87-91; R. Pennink 92-93; J. Blewett 94-107; C. Dowling 108-114; J. Blewett 115; C. Dowling 116-118; J. McKennedy 119-145; J. Bonsignore 146-150.

Standings: 1. J. Bonsignore, 87; 2. C. Lutz, 79; 3. C. Dowling, 79; 4. J. McKennedy, 72; 5. R. Summers, 71; 6. D. Coby, 70; 7. T. Solomito, 67; 8. C. Carroll, 64; 9. B. Myers, 60; 10. J. Blewett, 59.

Pennink Rolls To Impressive VMRS Win In Thompson Opener

Thompson, CT. – With Thompson, Connecticut, temperatures in the mid 40’s, and wind chills feeling like mid-30 temperature’s, Rowan Pennink of New Egypt, New Jersey, held off a persistent Chase Dowling, of Roxbury, CT, to win the 50-lap season opener at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s, 44th annual ‘Icebreaker Weekend.’ Pennink’s win was his 12th career victory and 4th Thompson win in Valenti Modified Racing Series competition.

The VMRS field roars down the front straight at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park April 7th 2018 (Michael Jaworecki Myracenews Photo)

Pennink’s win moved him into a 5th place tie with Chris Pasteryak, each now with a dozen series win.

The race was the first of the season for both the series and Pennink. Pennink underwent back surgery in January delaying the start of his season. Pennink last visited VMRS victory lane Sept 1, 2017 at Stafford CT.

VMRS winner Rowan Pennink celebrates in the Critical Signs Victory Lane April 7th 2018 (Michael Jaworecki Myracenews Photo)

“This 25 team put another amazing car under me at Thompson Speedway. I can’t thank the Roscoe racing team enough. They did a great job on this car over the winter. I have to thank Pettit Racing Engines, Waddell Communications, Casella Snowplows, Brad (Lafontaine) from Northeast. Everyone who helps us out with this car.”

Reigning champion Anthony Nocella, of Woburn, MA, Woody Pitkat of Stafford, CT, and Sammy Rameau, of Westminster, MA, rounded out the top five. Rameau made a late race charge to finish fifth

Ontario, NY’s Tommy Catalano, in his first VMRS run was sixth, followed by Jeff Gallup, Feeding Hills, MA, Kyle Trayner, Marlborough, MA, Derek Robbie, Bellingham, MA, and Mike Willis Jr, Grantham, NH.

14 of the 26 cars in the starting field finished on the lead lap.

Heat winners were Pennink (1) Dowling (2) and Nocella (3)

Next Event:

Saturday April 21, 2018.

Monadnock Speedway

Winchester, NH.

Race Summary:

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Thompson, CT


Race # 1

April 7, 2018

Entrants: 28

Distance: 50-laps

Margin of Victory: 0.567

Average Speed: 47.684

Best Lap Time: 19.124

Best Speed: 117.653 – – Richard Savary

Unofficial Order Of Finish: (1) Pennink, (2) Dowling, (3) Nocella, (4) Pitkat, (5) Rameau, (6) T. Catalano, (7) Gallup, (8) Trayner, (9) Robbie, (10) Willis Jr, (11) Savary, (12) Ricci, (13) Etheridge, (14) Lashua, (15) Sontag, (16) CJ Bolton, (17) Perry, (18) Masse, (19) Doucette, (20) Richardi, (21) Bloxzom, (22) Goodale, (23) Silk, (24) Medeiros Jr, (25) Rocco, (26) Seidell.

Derek Griffith is PASS ace at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Second straight PASS National Championship Series win for Hudson, New Hampshire driver

 Thompson, Connecticut – Derek Griffith of Hudson, New Hampshire nailed down his first Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park victory in impressive fashion, outrunning two-time PASS North Super Late Model Champion DJ Shaw to the checkered flag in the Icebreaker 100 Sunday afternoon.

Derek Griffith #12 on his way to his first PASS win at Thompson races with Ray Christian II #93 April 8th 2018 (Michael Jaworecki Myracenews Photo)

Griffith, who had been a runner-up in Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Super Late Model competition in the past, started from fifth position.  Aboard his LCM Motorsports ride, Griffith battled Saturday heat race winners and early frontrunners Shaw and Reid Lanpher of Manchester, Maine before grabbing the race lead, which he would not relinquish.

Jared Irvan #28 battles with Eddie McDonald #17 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park April 8th 2018 (Michael Jaworecki Myracenews Photo)

Shaw and the Precision JLM 60 team were the best of the rest after leading the race’s early stages, with North Carolina invader Jared Irvan posting a hard-earned, third-place finish after a few good on-track battles, most notably with sixth-place finisher Eddie MacDonald.

Lanpher crossed the line in fourth position after rebounding from an unscheduled pit stop.  Todd Stone of Middlebury, Vermont filled out the top-five after an impressive late charge aboard the G Stone Motors 1x.

MacDonald, Ray Christian III, Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Defending PASS North Super Late Model champion Travis Benjamin and Garrett Hall rounded out the top ten.  Saturday afternoon Super Late Model heat race wins were earned by Lanpher and Shaw.

The next Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model race is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. this Sunday, April 15, at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine.  The next Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model National Championship Series race is the 45th Annual Oxford 250, on Sunday, August 26 at Oxford Plains Speedway.  For more information, please visit or call (207) 539-8865.

Unofficial results from Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model National Championship Series Race #2, Icebreaker 2018 100; Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park; Thompson, Connecticut; Sunday, April 8, 2018 showing finishing position, car number, driver’s name, driver’s hometown:

1 12 Derek Griffith, Hudson, NH; 2 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 3 28 Jared Irvan, Charlotte, NC; 4 59 Reid Lanpher, Manchester, ME; 5 1 Todd Stone, Middlebury, VT; 6 17 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA; 7 93 Ray Christian III, Uncasville, CT; 8 27 Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Dover, NH; 9 14Travis Benjamin, Belfast, ME; 10 94 Garrett Hall, Scarborough, ME; 11 00 Jimmy Renfrew, Jr., Candia, NH; 12 7 Glen Luce, Turner, ME; 13 5 Dillon Moltz, Waterford, CT; 14 80 Trevor Sanborn, Parsonsfield, ME; 15 4 Ben Rowe, Turner, ME; 16 28 Greg Nanigian, Braintree, MA; 17 01 Sammy Gooden, Jr., Whitefield, NH; 18 21 Brandon Turbush, Manorville, NY; 19 35 Derek Ramstrom, Worcester, MA; 20 59x Kodie Connor, Kannapolis, NC; 21 40 Nick Sweet, Barre, VT; DNS 2 Nick Cusack, Scarborough, ME.