THOMPSON – Coming to Thompson with the North East Street Stock Tour means coming home for Joe Arena.
The Bristol driver is a former weekly racer at the track.
Saturday he celebrated the perfect homecoming.
Arena scored victory in the 25-lap North East Street Stock Tour feature at the Sunoco World Series at Thompson Speedway.
Arena also clinched his second consecutive series title with the victory.
“It’s the best,” Arena said. “We came up short last year at the World Series and finished second. We won the championship. But there’s nothing better than doing both. Closing out the year at Thompson, my former home track, and the win, and the championship. It’s just like something I can’t believe.”
Kyle Casagrande of Stafford was second and Jim Silvia of Middletown, R.I. third.