THOMPSON – It wasn’t exactly a bump and run. Call it a tap and go for Wayne Burroughs Jr. Wednesday at Thompson Speedway.
Burroughs used a last corner pass of Brad Caddick to win the 15-lap Mini Stock feature Wednesday at Thompson.
It was the second consecutive victory at Thompson for the Oakdale driver and his third overall at the track this year.
Caddick, of Wyoming, R.I. was second and Roger Ducharme of Foster, R.I. third.
For the final four laps Burroughs and Caddick treated fans to a side-by-side battle for victory, with Caddick seemingly having the edge.
Caddick led laps 12, 13 and 14 with Burroughs running to his inside each lap. In turn four on the final lap Burroughs gave Caddick a tap in turn four to gain just enough momentum to beat him to the line for victory.
“The last corner you’re going to throw it in a little hard,” Burroughs said. “He came down I came up and we met in the middle. We had actually had a contact a few laps prior to that and I had to catch back up. Just hard racing. … I knew I just had to break his momentum a little bit coming to the line or he was going to beat me so we used a little bit of door and got a win.”
Scott Sundeen of Douglas, Mass. scored his first victory of 2016 in the 20-lap Limited Sportsman feature. Ryan Waterman of Danielson was second and Brent Gleason of Lisbon third.
Brian Tagg of Oxford, Mass. got his first win of the season in the 25-lap Late Model feature. William Wall of Shrewsbury, Mass. was second and Marc Curtis of Brookfield, Mass. third.