Odd Folly For SK Light Modified And Thompson Modified Divisions Thursday At Thompson

THOMPSON – It was circus without a tent for the SK Light Modified and Thompson Modified divisions Thursday at Thompson International Speedway.

The SK Light Modifieds were the opening act. Six laps into the event, with a 5-car field, on the track, Cam McDermott sent Troy Talman spinning and then Talman was smashed by Shawn Brule, trailing deep behind the initial incident.

It left McDermott penalized, albeit in a 3-car field. McDermott, of Sicuate, R.I., easily drove past Nikki Ouelette and Eric LeClair to take the victory in the 20-lap race. It was the fifth victory in six races this season for McDermott.

LeClair, of Easthampton, Mass., ended up second and Ouellete of East Granby, was third.

And then it all changed when McDermott, according to track officials, was disqualified for having illegal shocks, giving the victory to LeClair, second place to Ouelette and a podium finish of third for Talman, of Oxford, Mass., who completed six of the event’s 20 laps.

But wait, wait, wait, take it back. Moments after it was announced that McDermott was disqualified, it was announced that the disqualification was being rescinded. The reasoning was not announced.

In the Thompson Modified division, a few guys decided to top the folly of the SK Light Modifieds right at the drop of the green flag of their 20-lap feature.

At the green flag of the 7-car event, Glenn Boss and Jay Sundeen wrecked just past the start finish line. In the aftermath of the wreck, Boss got out of his car and started approaching Sundeen’s car on the track. Reacting to Boss approaching, Sundeen started backing up his car on the track. The other four cars in the field, pacing under caution, stopped at about the start-finish line for the action.

As Boss kept approaching Sundeen kept backing up and backing up and backing up, until he backed right over the front end of Danny Gamache Jr.’s stopped car on the track.

But the fun wasn’t over yet. Despite being told he was thrown out of the event, Boss got back in his car and tried to restart with the field. After trying in vain to get Boss to leave the track, officials decided to just restart the event with him in it and not being scored.

When a caution came out on lap seven Boss finally went to pit road and left the event.

The action got much cleaner after that as John Lowinski-Loh Jr. of Milford, Mass. drove to his fourth consecutive victory and fifth victory overall in seven races this year.

Sundeen, of Douglas, Mass., ended up second and Chad LaBastie of Uxbridge, Mass. was third.

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