On Tap Presented By Ric’s Place: The World Series Takes Over At Thompson Speedway

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Thompson World Series Logo 2015Where: Thompson Speedway

What: Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing

When: Friday – Sunday


Friday: 25-lap Late Model; qualifying and practice. Grandstands open: 12:30. Qualifying events: 5 p.m.; Feature: Immediately following qualifying.

Saturday: 100-lap American Canadian Tour, 50-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series, 25-lap Northeastern Midget Association, 15-lap Mini Stock, 20-lap North East Street Stock Tour, 20-lap New England Truck Series, 20-lap North East Mini Stock Tour, 22-lap New England Pro Four Modified, 20-lap SK Light Modified; qualifying and practice. Grandstands open: 8:30; Qualifying: 2 p.m.; Features: Approximately 5 p.m.

Sunday: 150-lap Whelen Modified Tour, 50-lap International SuperModified Association, 30-lap SK Modified, 20-lap Limited Sportsman, 20-lap Northeastern Midget Assocation Lite. Grandstands open: 9:30 a.m.; Features: 1 p.m.

More: The seventh and final event of the season at Thompson Speedway. … The World Series features 15 divisions of feature racing over three days. The showcase event of the schedule is the championship deciding NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season ending World Series 150 on Sunday. … Marks the 15th Whelen Modified Tour event of the season and fourth visit of the season to Thompson Speedway for the division. … Reigning series champion Doug Coby has won all three Whelen Modified Tour events this year at Thompson. … Coby, who is looking for his third Whelen Modified Tour title in four years (also won in 2012), is tied with Ryan Preece at the top of the point standings. … Preece is looking for his second title after winning the championship in 2013. … Woody Pitkat sits four points behind Coby and Preece and is looking for his first series title. … Coby and Preece have finished 1-2 in the standings the last three years. … Coby has four career victories at Thompson Speedway. …. He has an average finish of 11.3 in 45 career Whelen Modified Tour starts at Thompson dating back to the 2002 season. … Preece has a fifth, sixth and seventh in three events at Thompson this year. He has one career Whelen Modified Tour victory at Thompson, coming in last year’s Sunoco World Series 150. Preece has an average finish of 11.1 in 31 career Whelen Modified Tour starts at Thompson dating back to the 2007 season. … Pitkat has never finished better than ninth in the series standings in four full-time seasons before this year. …. Pitkat has two seconds and a fifth place in the three events this year at Thompson. Pitkat has never won a Whelen Modified Tour event at Thompson. He has an average finish of 15.5 in 28 career Whelen Modified Tour starts at Thompson dating back to 2007. … Coby has won six of 14 events this season and holds the tiebreaker (wins) over Preece and Pitkat. Preece has four wins and Pitkat one. … Coby has won the last two series events (New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sept. 26 and Stafford Motor Speedway Oct. 4). He sat in third place in standings, 25 points off the lead before the event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. … Pitkat is trying to win three championships this weekend at Thompson Speedway. He also leads the Valenti Modified Racing Series standings in his first full-time season in the division. He takes a seven-point lead over two-time series Chris Pasteryak into the final event of the season for the division on Saturday. Pitkat also leads the track’s weekly SK Modified division standings and is looking to clinch that division’s title in Sunday’s 30-lap feature. … Track championships will also be decided in the Limited Sportsman, Late Model and Mini Stock divisions. … Scott Sundeen leads Larry Barnett by two points in the Limited Sportsman division. … Keith Rocco trails Brian Tagg by seven points in the race for the Late Model division title. … Dave Trudeau holds a nearly insurmountable 30-point lead over Scott Michalski in the Mini Stock division. … Championships are also set to be decided at Thompson in the American Canadian Tour, the North East Street Stock Tour, the Northeastern Midget Association and the New England Pro Four division. … For more information check the Thompson Speedway website.

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