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Thompson World Series Sunday Notebook: SKs, NEMA, Trucks

Jeff Brown/Short Track Scene

by Paul Lambert and Anthony Buscarino

THOMPSON, C.T. -World Series Sunday at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park featured five divisions of cars alongside the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Sunoco Modified

Mike Christopher Jr. won the Sunoco Modified season finale at Thompson Speedway Sunday. 

Christopher took the lead from Troy Talman on lap 11 and did not look back, leading the final 20 laps en route to his second win in the last two days.

“Team’s been real good the last two months,” Christopher said. “Just building on the car. It showed at Stafford, where we’re always fast, and we just proved it here too.”

Todd Owen finished second, followed by Cory DiMatteo, Talman, and Stephen Kopcik.

The top-10 was rounded out by Keith Rocco, RJ Marcotte, Tyler Leary, Tyler Barry, and Rich Gautreau.  

Marcotte started on pole and led the first lap before Owen took the top spot on lap 2. On lap 7, both Talman and Christopher got past Owen off of turn four. 

Four laps later, Christopher went to the point. 

Kopcik locked up the track title with his fifth-place finish, winning six of the seven Thompson Sunoco Modified events in 2022.

SK Light

An eight-car pileup at the start of the feature brought out the reg flag, with the No. x47 of Dylan Liseo climbing up on top of both George Bessette Jr and Josh Carey. 

On the second start attempt, another pileup involving five cars ensued off of turn two. 

Todd Douillard led from the pole.

The field was stopped for a three-car wreck in turn three on lap 3. 

On the restart, Caddick took the lead, after which Alexander Pearl went to the point. Pearl led the rest of the feature and cruised on to the win.

Behind Pearl was Tyler Berry, followed by John O’Sullivan, Meghan Fuller and Steven Chapman.


Avery Stoehr, competing for Parker Brothers Racing under the #10 car, took down the win at Sunday’s 20-lap NEMA Lite feature at Thompson.

Stoehr, from Assonet, Mass., started eighth and drove through the top half of the 16-car field to pick up the checkered flag.

Second place went to Dan Cugini of Marshfield, Mass, and third place went to Dylan Coutu of Griswold, Conn. 

EXIT Realty Pro Trucks

Jim Boyle started on pole and led the first lap of the 35-lap feature. 

Devin Deshaies took the lead on lap two with Chapman in tow. Chapman got the lead shortly thereafter.

With five laps to go, Shawn Monahan got inside of Chapman. The two made contact off of turn four. Chapman ended up in the wall while Monahan went to the lead. 

Monahan picked up the win over Duane Noll, followed by Gerald Giordano Jr, Andrew Morin and Jim Boyle.

Full results for features can be found below:

Sunoco Modified

  1. #82Mike Christopher Jr.
  2. #81 Todd Owen
  3. #6CT Cory DiMatteo
  4. #3 Troy Talman
  5. #79 Stephen Kopcik
  6. #57 Keith Rocco
  7. #5 RJ Marcotte
  8. #x1 Tyler Leary
  9. #18 Tyler Barry
  10. #28 Rich Gautreau
  11. #A27 Adam Gada
  12. #02 Paul LaPlante
  13. #62 Cody Rose
  14. #26 Jason Sundeen
  15. #08 Nick Halkowicz
  16. #44 Darin Renihan
  17. #34 Tom Fox
  18. #88 Mark Bakaj

SK Light

  1. #7 Alexander Pearl
  2. #18 Tyler Barry
  3. #15 John O’Sullivan 
  4. #02 Meghan Fuller
  5. #14 Steven Chapman 
  6. #24 Nathan Pytko
  7. #09 Cassandra Cole
  8. #41 Tyler Chapman
  9. #22 Isaiah Newcomb
  10. #x15 Amanda West
  11. #Ma34 Dalton McCarthy
  12. #26 Steve Kenneway
  13. #31 Trent Goodrow 
  14. #52 Anthony Forino
  15. #K07 Cole Kugler 
  16. #27 Corey Caddick
  17. #Ma16 Todd Douillard
  18. #47 Zach Sangermano
  19. #46 Nick Hovey
  20. #Ct16 Ethan Durocher
  21. #03 Jaden Brown
  22. #69 Josh Carey
  23. #39 George Bessette Jr. 
  24. #78 Evan Bourgois
  25. #76 Ron Midford Jr. 
  26. #x47 Dylan Liseo
  27. #75 Casey Vogt 
  28. #x56 Derek Debbis


  1. #10 Avery Stoehr
  2. #51 Dan Cugini
  3. #53 Dylan Coutu
  4. #4 P.J. Stergios
  5. #48 Todd Bertrand
  6. #17 Kyle Valeiri
  7. #21 Joey Bailey
  8. #29 Jake Trainor 
  9. #28 Michael Pernisiglio 
  10. #35 Randy Cabral
  11. #59 Brayden Egan
  12. #8 Ethan Dionne
  13. #94 Tiana Kibbe
  14. #16 Eric Bacon
  15. #1 Chase Locke
  16. #26 Lanson Fornoro

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Paul Lambert is an aspiring collegiate journalist. A writer and broadcaster, Paul's excited to cover New England short track racing in 2022. Paul has also been published in the Boston Herald, Speedway Illustrated and on

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