MEGHAN FULLER LOOKS TO SEAL THE DEAL AT THOMPSON SPEEDWAY
By Kyle Souza, for Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
THOMPSON, Conn. – The last two times Meghan Fuller competed at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, she showed the speed to capture the checkered flag in her No. 2 Limited Sportsman.
But things just didn’t work out when it mattered most.
On the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Throwback Night in July, Fuller started deep in the field, but worked her way up near the top five at the halfway point and looked to continue her charge to the front in the final laps. However, when drivers wrecked in front of her, she was collected in the wreck – one that ultimately ended her night.
Then, as part of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Bud “King of Beers” 150, Fuller started at the front, and looked to be on her way to her first Limited Sportsman win as part of the 20-lap feature. However, while in the lead, she went sideways in front of the field and she ended her night with a 19th place finish after leading the first nine laps.
For now, even though she has been strong of late, her sights are set on Sunday afternoon’s return to action.
“I’m excited, but at the same time, I’ve been pretty unlucky with getting wrecked this year,” Fuller said. “It’s a little bit nerve-wracking for me because I don’t like to wreck the car.”
Fuller is hoping Sunday’s 20-lap feature for the Limited Sportsman as part of For The Fans Night and the 5th annual Sunoco Modified 20/20 spring will come with a much different result compared to the last few events. The Limited Sportsman have been putting on what arguably has been the best racing at Thompson this year as part of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series.
“It’s definitely hectic out there, a majority of the drivers do have respect if you gain it from them,” Fuller said. “But you really should just drive everyone the way you want to be driven.”
Fuller has been running two tracks this season. She runs weekly just across Connecticut at Stafford Motor Speedway and has also run the first five events at Thompson. The two tracks are much different – with Thompson’s high-banks creating a different feel for a driver.
“It’s different,” Fuller said of driving the two tracks this year. “But it gets me seat-time and more experience with the throttle control, especially for Thompson.”
She’s hoping Sunday afternoon ends with a victory.
“Of course, I definitely want that to happen, but we are just going to have to work really hard,” Fuller said. “Drive my best and drive responsibly to see if I can make it possible.”
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park returns to action on Sunday afternoon with the 5th annual Sunoco Modified 20/20 sprint. Sunoco Modified drivers will run three different feature races, consisting of 20, 20 and 10 laps each. The driver with the best score at the end of the three races combined will be declared the overall winner.
The Mini Stocks, Late Models and Limited Sportsman will also be in action as the championship chases hit the final stretch.
Sunday also brings the return of Thompson’s “Family Fun Zone” where fans will have the opportunity to enjoy a bounce house, giant Connect-4, corn hole games and more. Heat racing begins at 1:30 p.m., with the feature events to immediately follow. Fans can enter the stands for just $12 with kids under the age of 12 free. A pit pass will come with a $30 fee.
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