With the dissolving of one division at Thompson International Speedway comes the augmenting of the rosters in other divisions at the track.
Thompson Speedway officials made the decision after last season to eliminate their Thompson Modified division. It left the few drivers remaining at the division looking for new places to race for this year and most have fallen into places in other divisions at the track.
The Late Model division has gained the greatest from the elimination of the Thompson Modifieds. The last champion of the Thompson Modified division, John Lowinski-Loh Jr. of Milford, Mass., will make the Late Model division home in 2013. Lowinski-Loh had nine victories last year in his Thompson Modified.
“We will be racing with much more experienced guys but I think there will be close competition,” Lowinski-Loh said in a release from Thompson Speedway. “I also think there will be a nice field of cars and that will make for really good racing. We are also looking forward to traveling to other tracks and getting valuable seat time. We are even thinking about [racing in the American-Canadian Tour event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway].”
Other former Thompson Modified drivers making the move to the Late Model ranks at Thompson for 2013 include Glenn Boss of Danielson, Ryan Morgan of Mystic and Chad LaBastie of Uxbridge, Mass.
Jason Sundeen of Douglas, Mass., who was second in the 2012 Thompson Modified points to Lowinski-Loh, will move full-time to the SK Modified division for 2013. Danny Gamache Jr. of Woonsocket, R.I. will slide from his Thompson Modified ride to the SK Light Modified Division at Thompson for this season.
Thompson kicks off its season April 13-14 with the running of the Icebreaker. The track has open practice sessions scheduled for March 30 and April 8.
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