If you have never been to the World Series at Thompson, you should put it on your racing bucket list. They had over 400 cars onsite in 14 different divisions running over 3 days! The guys loaded up and headed to Thompson Speedway for 2 of the days for racing. The NEMA Lites qualified on Saturday and raced on Sunday. It’s been quite a while since the Coy Racing team was at Thompson and they have made a lot of improvements since then and they showed. While they weren’t the fastest car, Richie did turn his fastest laps of the season on the big half mile.
The heat line up on Saturday saw Richie starting 5th. He needed to finish 6th or better to qualify for the feature, which he did and came home in 5th! This put him in the 7th starting spot for Sunday’s Feature event.
The feature, on Sunday, was a fast one. The event was slowed only once for a one car crash early in the event. After that, it went green flag all the way. Richie slid back during the event and was able to cross the line in 12th place, for the teams first finish of the season at Thompson. “We just missed the setup in the feature. I couldn’t get the car to turn in (the corner) like I wanted to,” Richie said after the race. “I’m pretty happy with our run, the car ran good and we were close, just a bit off. We’ll fix that for April.”
Sunday was the end of the NEMA Lites season, where the car and driver both finished 8th in points. This coming Sunday is an open event for Lite cars at Waterford Speedbowl.