THOMPSON – It’s a weekend chock full of crowning champions at Thompson Speedway and on Friday it was William Wall ascending to the throne first.
Wall, of Shrewsbury, Mass., finished fourth and was later to move to third in the 25-lap Late Model feature Friday on the opening night of the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing weekend to clinch his first track championship.
“It really hasn’t even set in yet,” Wall said. “I knew going in I had to be a certain amount of positions behind [Rick Gentes]. I was just keeping him on my front windshield the whole time. Being conservative but at the same time aggressive was a really hard thing to do tonight.”
Tom Carey III of Orange, Mass. led every lap in what seemed to be his first career victory in the event.
But Carey was disqualified for illegal fuel, giving the win to Rick Gentes of Woonsocket, R.I.
Ray Christian III of Uncasville was moved to second after the disqualification.