Thompson Notes: Steven Chapman Scores SK Light Modified Victory; Ryan Morgan Takes Late Model Win

Steven Chapman celebrates victory in the SK Light Modified feature Wednesday at Thompson Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

For Steven Chapman, getting the lead in SK Light Modified events this year at Thompson Speedway has usually meant the drama was coming soon thereafter. 

Wednesday at Thompson was a familiar story, but this time Chapman came out of the drama celebrating victory. 

Chapman, of Ellington, held off Corey Caddick on a green-white-checkered restart to win the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature. 

Chapman got away from Meghan Fuller for the lead on a restart with eight laps remaining before the caution flew on lap 19. 

“I don’t understand here,” Chapman said. “Every time I get the lead a caution comes out. I don’t know what happens, but it happens every single time. But we were able to get this one done. I don’t know how, but I’m thankful.”

Caddick, of Richmond, R.I., was second and Meghan Fuller of Auburn, Mass. third. 

“I’m really still learning here,” Caddick said. “I’ve really got to learn to rough these guys up like they rough me up a little. But I’m still getting the hang of it.” 

It was the first podium finish for Fuller in an SK Light Modified. 

“It’s very exciting for us,” Fuller said. 

Ryan Morgan of North Franklin held off Derek Gluchacki in a bruising battle up front to win the 25-lap Late Model feature. 

“I’m definitely tired,” Morgan said. “I think I’m getting too fat for this. I think I took him to school tonight.” 

Gluchacki, of North Dartmouth, Mass., held on for second and Matt Lowski-Loh of Milford, Mass. was third. 

“I’m going to bit my tongue,” Gluchacki said. “I don’t have anything nice to say about that. It is what it is. I finished second. I think the better car finished second.” 

Zack Robinson of Putnam started ninth and held off Corey Fanning and Larry Barnett on a restart with four laps remaining to win a wreck marred first 20-lap Limited Sportsman feature. 

“This is just Thompson Speedway right here,” Robinson said. “These guys are rough. It’s some of the best in the business around here. We try our hardest from lap one.” 

Barnett, of Moosup, was second and Ryan Waterman of Danielson third. 

“That was, just everybody remember, we’re all going to be really cautious this first feature because we’ve got another race tonight. You saw how that worked out. That was embarrassing for all of us. But we survived, at least some of us.” 

Said Waterman: I tried to save the car for the second feature. I’m just happy to finish one finally.” 

Fanning, of Mapleville, won the second 20-lap feature. Robinson was second and Al Stone III of Durham third. Robinson was ultimately penalized in postrace tech inspection and removed from his second place finish. It moved Stone to second and Barnett to third.

Kevin Moore of Moosup won the 15-lap Mini Stock feature. Steve Michalski of Brooklyn was second and Ryan Pomposelli of Smithfield, R.I. third. 

Ryan Morgan celebrates victory in the Late Model feature Wednesday at Thompson Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)
Zack Robinson celebrates victory in the first Limited Sportsman feature Wednesday at Thompson Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)
Corey Fanning celebrates victory in the second Limited Sportsman feature Wednesday at Thompson Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)
Kevin Moore celebrates victory in the Mini Stock feature Wednesday at Thompson Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)


  1. Congrats to Steven and the Chapman crew.

  2. I just read Robinson failed tech following the second feature…. After winning the first feature, 🤔

  3. Where did you read this? Just curious

  4. Lisa,
    This was in the press release from Thompson that was distributed Thursday: “In the second race, Fanning took the lead on lap five and essentially coasted to Victory Lane over Robinson and Al Stone. In post-race inspection, Robinson didn’t pass and was placed to the rear of the finish, moving Stone to second and Barnett into third.”

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