Korner Continues Hot Streak in MSD Legends Series
THOMPSON, CT – Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park held it’s second of three Summer Road Race Series events on Sunday, July 23. Noah Korner won his fourth consecutive Midstate site Development Legends Series race, while Chris Barry picked up the overall and Small Bore wins in the Sports Car Group. Glenn Kurkjian took top honors in the Big Bore portion of the event.
Noah Korner and point leader, Teddy Hodgdon, led the field to the green flag. On the race start, Jordan O’Brien darted from the eleventh starting position to fourth by the exit of turn three. O’Brien would continue to advance positions until he was stalking Korner. Looking inside and outside, O’Brien was finally able to get by Korner on the seventh circuit. Korner would eventually reclaim the lead on lap nine, leading the final three laps in route to victory. O’Brien finished second with Teddy Hodgdon capturing the final podium position.
Korner, Bob Weymouth, and Hodgdon were the recipients of the New England Racing Fuel contingency, good for five gallons of spec fuel.
Weymouth, Michael Comforti, Andrew Quealy, and Darren Gallant were the recipients of additional $50 bonuses.
All sports car entrants participated in a Libre Race, in which the starters were released in a staggered fashion, to allow for unequally matched cars to perform at their personal best, and finish the race in a competitive fashion. Chris Barry, who was released several minutes after the first car of Michael Coleman, ended up passing Coleman on the penultimate circuit to capture his first victory at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Coleman held onto the second position with Jonathan Bruce, who despite an in-race penalty, held onto the third position. John Raudat came home fourth, and Glenn Kurkjian was the highest finishing big bore car, in the fifth position.
Full results are available on Speedhive, and for further information, visit thompsonspeedway.com.