Jake Johnson Tops Whelen Modified Tour Practice At Thompson Speedway Icebreaker 

Jake Johnson (Photo: Shawn Courchesne/RaceDayCT)

THOMPSON – The Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway is one of the classic events in the history of Modified racing. 

Sunday the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour made its return to the Icebreaker card for the first time since 2019. 

And at an iconic track for Modified racing it was an iconic Modified leading the way in practice. 

Jake Johnson set fast time in practice for Sunday’s Whelen Modified Tour practice in preparation for the Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway. 

Johnson, driving the Boehler Racing Enterprises Ole Blue car, toured the .625-mile oval at Thompson with a fast time of 18.88 seconds (119.174 mph). 

Justin Bonsignore was second during the practice session at 18.903 seconds (119.029). 

Craig Lutz rounded out the top-three in practice at 18.913 seconds (118.966 mph). 

Bobby Santos III was fourth fastest. Austin Beers set the fifth fastest time during the session, but his team was making a motor change after the session. Beers was expected to miss qualifying and would be forced to start at the back of the field.

Ron Silk, Dave Sapienza, Matt Hirschman, JR Bertuccio and Kyle Bonsignore rounded out fifth through tenth in practice for the 24-car field. 

The Icebreaker 150 marked the fourth time in the last five Whelen Modified Tour events at Thompson with 24 cars or less in the field. The division had 25 cars in the Sunoco World Series 150 last October. Over 148 series events at Thompson from 1985-2021 the division only had two events with less than 25 cars.

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