Ellington’s Ronnie Williams Takes Twisted Tea Nutmeg State 50 Over Swanson, Perry

Former Champion Podium in Thrilling Late Model Feature

Thompson, CT — Finally, fantastic weather greeted fans, teams and officials at Thompson Speedway on Thursday night for the rebirth of Thursday Night Thunder at the Big-T with the Nutmeg State 50 presented by Twisted Tea!

The Street Stocks led the evening’s activities, 16 strong on Thursday. While Mike Viens showed the way under the initial green flag, familiar faces quickly flooded the top of the field. From a ninth-place start, Ryan Waterman powered up through the top-ten to take the top spot with a rear-view mirror full of ‘Leadfoot’ Larry Barnett. They would cross the line 1,2 in the 20-lap green-to-checkers feature followed by a competitive Jason Chicolas in third with Aaron Plemons and Icebreaker winner Al Stone III rounding out the top-five.

The AZ Roofing SK Light Modifieds were not so lean and green, throwing two cautions in the first three laps, the last of which saw Danny Gamache hooked off after racing hard with Nick Hovey in the opening circuits. Driving up through from an eighth-place start, Ellington’s Tyler Chapman claimed the Twisted Tea Thursday night victory to bolster his AZ Roofing SK Light Modified point lead followed by Hovey and Daltin McCarthy on the podium.

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A slow start to the Mini Stock race quickly worked itself out with Icebreaker winner Jared Roy claiming his second win of the season followed by Ryan Pomposelli and Kevin Moore across the line. The Sunoco 604 Modifieds put on a thrilling show with the thirty-lap feature event dominated by a side-by-side fight for the lead between Keith Rocco and Danny Cates. The two swapped the lead, and paint, dive-bombing into the corners with Rocco coming out on top to take his first 604 Modified victory over Cates and Icebreaker winner Jon Puleo. Isaiah Newcomb battled from the last row up to fourth with Chase Cook rounding out the top-five.

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Fourteen Late Models rolled into the pits for Twisted Tea Thursday Night action. A competitive start turned sour on lap 23 with Ryan Lineham leading the pack. Facing hefty pressure from Matt Lowinksi-Loh, both lead cars slammed into the turn one wall bringing out the night’s lone red flag for clean-up and safety check from Thompson’s medical team. Both drivers walked away unscathed, their machines were not so lucky. More drama unfolded on Kulwicki Driver Development Program (KDDP) finalist Derek Gluchacki with a growing smoke screen from a leaking rear end forced officials to send the 03MA pit side for the remainder of the event. Coming through it all, defending champion Nick Johnson nabbed the checkers followed by Icebreaker victor Ryan Morgan and fellow former champ Brian Tagg.

The green-to-checker 50 lap sprint for the Outlaw Open Modifieds went start to finish in just over 16 minutes. The Nutmeg State 50 presented by Twisted Tea, and it’s $5,000 prize, were taken by Ellington’s Ronnie Williams over a hard-charging Matt Swanson and young-gun Jacob Perry.

Thursday Night Thunder is back at Thompson Speedway in just two weeks on Thursday, June 27 headlined by the 3rd Dash for Cash $5,000-to-win, 50-lapper for the Outlaw Open Modifieds! All five divisions of track championship action including the Sunoco 604 Modifieds, Late Models, AZ Roofing SK Light Modifieds, Street Stocks and Mini Stocks are back in action on Thursday, June 27 with a 6:00pm Post Time!

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Nutmeg State 50 presented by Twisted Tea

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park – Thompson, CT

Thursday, June 13, 2024


Outlaw Open Modifieds Nutmeg State 50 presented by Twisted Tea – (50 Laps)

1.         50        Ronnie Williams         Ellington, CT

2.         25        Matt Swanson             Harvard, MA

3.         21        Jacob Perry                 Pawcatuck, RI

4.         5MA    RJ Marcotte                Millville, MA

5.         17        Kevin Folan                 N. Attleboro, MA

6.         69        Josh Carey                   Belchertown, MA

Sunoco 604 Modifieds – (30 Laps)

1.         09        Keith Rocco                 Berlin, CT

2.         2          Danny Cates               Chaplin, CT

3.         7          Jon Puleo                    Branford, CT

4.         22        #Isaiah Newcomb       Plymouth, MA

5.         27        Chase Cook                 Norwich, MA

6.         69        Josh Carey                   Belchertown, MA

7.         4          #Zach Leone                Worcester, MA

8.         07        Scott Zilinski               Erving, MA

Late Models – (25 Laps)

1.         6MA    Nick Johnson              Rehoboth, MA

2.         31CT    Ryan Morgan              North Franklin, CT

3.         9MA    Brian Tagg                   Millbury, MA

4.         30        Jacob Burns                E. Greenwich, RI

5.         91CT    Jake Johnson              Rehobeth, MA

6.         78        Emma Monahan         Quaker Hill, CT

7.         19CT    #Kyle Gero                  Baltic, CT

8.         29ME   Cole Robie                  Windham, ME

9.         10        Ryan Lineham             Hope Valley, RI

10.       17        Matt Lowinski-Loh      Thompson, CT

11.       03MA  Derek Gluchacki         N. Darmouth, MA

12.       00        Cameron Houle          Clinton, CT

13.       50RI     Mike Benevides          Westerly, RI

14.       3          Jeramee Lillie              Coventry, RI

AZ Roofing SK Light Modifieds – (25 Laps)

1.         41CT    Tyler Chapman           Ellington, CT

2.         16        Nickolas Hovey           Chaplin, CT

3.         34MA  Daltin McCarthy         Oxford, MA

4.         32        Wayne Burroughs Jr.  Colchester, CT

5.         44        Robert Schultz             Ocean, NJ

6.         15        John O’Sullivan           Norwich, CT

7.         8          Ryan Souliere             N. Smithfield

8.         88        Daniel Gamache Jr.     Medway, MA

9.         2          Meghan Fuller             Auburn, MA

10.       47        Zachary Sangermano  Plainfield, CT

DNS     16MA  Todd Douillard           Palmer, MA

DNS     26        Steve Kenneway         Hampton, NH

Street Stocks – (20 Laps)

1.         75        Ryan Waterman         Danielson, CT

2.         73        Larry Barnett              Moosup, CT

3.         7x        Jason Chicolas             Sutton, MA

4.         67        Aaron Plemons           Uncasville, CT

5.         52        Al Stone III                   Durham, CT

6.         11        Corey Fanning             Mapleville, RI

7.         36        Scott Sundeen             Sutton, MA

8.         2          Tim Poulin                  Thompson, CT

9.         85        Michael Viens             Seekonk, MA

10.       66        Tyler Cinamella          Willimantic, CT

11.       6          Scott Souza                 Uncasville, CT

12.       10        Charles H. Stott III       Medway, MA

13.       45        Tommy Shea               Somers, CT

14.       28        Austin Flanagan          Warwick, RI

15.       01        Brent Gleason             Griswold, CT

DNS     46x      David Paradis             

Mini Stocks – (15 Laps)

1.         1CT      Jared Roy                    Moosup, CT

2.         19        Ryan Pomposelli         Smithfield, RI

3.         82        Kevin Moore               Moosup, CT

4.         97        Dave Trudeau             Mansfield, CT

5.         7          Kyle Wing                    Windham, CT

6.         9CT      Richard LaFlesh           Griswold, CT

7.         44        Steve Michalski           Brooklyn, CT