Thompson Notes: O’Sullivan Brothers Double Up In Victory Lane

THOMPSON – A week ago Mike O’Sullivan watched from behind as Derek Ramstrom led the way to the checkered flag in the Pro All Stars Series North event at Thompson International Speedway.

Thursday night the roles were reversed.

O’Sullivan, of Springfield, had Ramstrom covered in every way, rolling to victory in the 50-lap Super Late Model feature at Thompson.

It was O’Sullivan’s first victory of the season.

Ramstrom, of West Boylston, Mass., was second. Larry Gelinas of Buxton, Me. was third.

O’Sullivan led every lap of the event. Ramstrom stalked O’Sullivan over the final 20 laps but had nothing to challenge him for the lead.

“I’m learning how to pace myself a little bit,” O’Sullivan said. “Derek is a smart racecar driver, he knows how to pace himself. … We’ve been working on it a little bit. We’re almost there.”

In the 25-lap Late Model feature it was Tom O’Sullivan of Springfield, Mass. winning a fierce mid-race battle with John Falconi for the lead on the way to victory. Falconi of Oakham, Mass. held on for second and Damon Tinio of Mendon, Mass. was third.

“That was the hardest I’ve worked in a long time,” Tom O’Sullivan said. “That guy is a class act. It was a bunch of fun running with John.”

Jason Chicolas of Sutton, Mass. grabbed his first victory of the season in the 20-lap Limited Sportsman feature.

Jesse Gleason of Lisbon chased Chicolas to the line in second. Art Moran III of Preston was third.

In the 20-lap Thompson Modified feature John Lowinski-Loh Jr. saw his six race winning streak come to an end at the line as Jay Sundeen of Douglas, Mass. crossed the finish line first in a battle right to the checkered flag.

Lowinski-Loh of Milford, Mass. was second and Danny Gamache Jr. of Woonsocket, R.I. third.

In 15-lap Mini Stock feature, it was Dave Trudeau of Mansfield winning for the third consecutive week.

Travis Jurcik of Chaplin was second and Eric Bourgeois of East Haddam third.

<strong>Race Director Leaving</strong>

Thompson Speedway race director Mike Chapman announced before the start of features that he was resigning his position at the track because of work conflicts.

It was already known that Chapman was going to miss the next three weeks of race at the track and Director of Competition Josh Vanada had already planned on filling in in the race director’s role during that time. Vanada said the track hopes to have more information concerning a replacement for Chapman by next week.

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