Lucky Seven: Ryan Preece Keeps Up Burning Pace With SK Modified Win At Thompson

THOMPSON – There was nothing slowing Ryan Preece’s seeming freight train rumble to an SK Modified championship at Thompson International Speedway Thursday.

Ryan Preece celebrates Thursday at Thompson

Preece, of Berlin, easily ran away with the victory in the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature.

It was the seventh win in 13 events this year at Thompson for Preece and his fourth in the last five events at the track.

Todd Ceravolo of Gales Ferry was a distant second and Bobby Santos III of Franklin, Mass. was third, a half a lap behind Preece.

Many of Preece’s normal combatants at Thompson were missing from the action. Keith Rocco was recovering from a wrist injury sustained in a crash Sunday at Thompson. Woody Pitkat’s team was recovering from issues from Wednesday’s Open Modified show at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway. Ted Christopher also missed the show for reasons unknown.

“This is the best car we’ve had here this season,” Preece said. “It’s a shame what happened to Keith [Rocco], and [Woody Pitkat’s] not here and [Ted Christopher’s] not here. Hopefully Keith makes a speedy recovery and he gets back here so we can put on a show for the fans.”

Preece started fourth and went by Dennis Perry for the lead on lap six.

“I had some fun racing there at the beginning,” Preece said. “[Ceravolo] drove such a good race. He was clean as can be. I admire him for doing that. He was awesome. It was a lot of fun.”

The victory padded an already huge lead at the top of the standings for Preece.

“It would be awesome [to win a championship],” Preece said. “I got one last year at Stafford and just missed it here. Hopefully it goes our way and we keep moving forward.”

Copyright 2018 E-Media Sports

Website Designed by Thirty Marketing