The Natural: Bryan Narducci Wins SK Light Mod Feature In First Career Event At Thompson

Bryan Narducci celebrates victory in the SK Light Modified feature at the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing Friday at Thompson Speedway

THOMPSON – Bryan Narducci’s storming of the SK Light Modified division across Connecticut took aim Friday at Thompson Speedway.

On Friday afternoon Narducci, of Colchester, turned his first laps ever at the historic .625-mile Thompson Speedway oval.

A few hours later he was in the record books as a Sunoco World Series of Racing weekend winner at Thompson.

Narducci left the field deep in his wake in cruising to victory in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature Friday at Thompson Speedway.

“I got out there for the first practice and I was like ‘You really need to have [courage] to race here.’ I wasn’t driving it in [to the corners] at all. Everybody was like ‘You’ve got to drive it [into the corners] at least two cars deeper.’ And then the second practice I tried that. I picked up some time but I was still almost a half a second off.

“For the heat race I knew I had to step on it. We started seventh. I knew I had to make some moves but be careful because we still had the feature to run. I ended up winning my heat and the car was really good. Then in the feature we didn’t make any changes and the thing was absolutely perfect.”

Brett Gonyaw of Vernon was second and Cory DiMatteo of Farmington third.

It was the eighth career SK Light Modified start for Narducci. He made six starts this season at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl and won three events. He also made one start at Stafford Motor Speedway. Narducci is also a regular in the Limited Late Model division at Stafford Speedway.

He started on the pole Friday and fended off challenges from DiMatteo and Gonyaw early before pulling away over the final 10 laps.

“It means everything,” Narducci said. “Watching guys like [Ted Christopher] and Keith [Rocco] and all these other guys win all these races here, and to put my name in the record books at a World Series winner, that’s pretty cool.”


  1. Awesome Job!!!

  2. Great race Bryan, congrats!

  3. Lights out says

    SK times from an SK light… Hmmmm… Congrats

  4. This must be driving the sk lite veterans crazy. Good to finally see a decent number of cars at Thompson.

  5. Boy was that motor fluffed up.Looks like he had 25hp on the field.They knew tech wasn’t going to tear stuff down,too many divisions.Well played out.

  6. In The Know says

    Have a clue Kevin T. Obviously you didn’t watch the race because if you did you would of seen the corner speed the 01 had which of course translates into straightaway speed. They were in tech for 2 hrs. Had to remove headers, valve covers to check cam lift and carb was also checked. Motor was very much legal. Was there the whole time being a huge fan of Bryan’s. In the future Kevin please get your facts straight before making bogus comments.

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