Top Thompson Speedway Tech Official, And Others, Quit Positions At Track

Multiple sources close to management at Thompson International Speedway have confirmed that the track’s top tech inspector, chief steward Mike Kun, has resigned his position at the track.

According to one source, Kun’s son Andrew Kun has also decided leave the track along with fellow official John Andrade. Andrew Kun and Andrade are both listed as “assistant inspectors” on the staff list posted on the track’s website.

It’s unclear what the circumstances are surrounding the sudden departures of the three officials at the track, though rumors indicate that the decision involved circumstances surrounding some officiating calls at the track during last Thursday’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing card.

Attempts to reach Mike Kun and Andrew Kun were unsuccessful Monday.

Thompson Speedway owner Don Hoenig said Monday afternoon that he has just heard about the departure of the officials and did not know the circumstances surrounding the situation.

Hoening deferred questions regarding the matter to his grandson Jonathan Hoenig, the track’s marketing coordinator. Jonathan Hoening did not immediately return a message.

Thompson officials dealt with a number of touchy issues during Thursday’s racing card.

During the SK Light Modified feature, Cam McDermott was penalized during the event for aggressive driving, though later went on to win the event. Not long after the event it was announced that McDermott was disqualified from the win. About 10 minute after the disqualification was announced track officials said they were rescinding the disqualification.

In the track’s Thompson Modified feature, driver Glenn Boss was thrown out of the event after a crash immediately following the start of the race. Though Boss would not leave the track and lined up to restart the event with the rest of the field, despite insistences by track officials that he leave the track. Officials finally restarted the event with Boss in the field. Boss left the track when a caution came out a few laps later.

The night ended with NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature winner Keith Rocco getting disqualified from a victory for issues involving heat shields on his intake manifold.

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