Thompson Visits Victory Lane in
First Trip to Meridian Speedway
First Career RMCS Victory Moves
Thompson Into Second Place in Standings
Series PR Report
The CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series visited Meridian (ID) Speedway for round five of the championship series and it was Brett Thompson out of Jerome, Idaho scoring his first career series victory. Thompson and John Dillon waged a terrific battle over the closing laps but Dillon spun when he got on the outside of Thompson with four laps to go. Thompson hung on after the restart to take the checkers ahead of local hero John Nesmith, with Thane Alderman making the tow all the way from Las Vegas, NV finishing in third. New point leader John Newhouse finished fourth with Dillon rebounding for fifth.
Thompson has four top three finishes in five starts this season in his quest for the series title. "I never thought my first win would come at Meridian but I am thrilled," Thompson said. "This is a big win for the team and a great boost in the point standings. It was an awesome day and what a great crowd. I am sure they saw a heck of a race."
Newhouse has a 24-point advantage on Thompson with Steve Jones falling to third after a practice crash sidelined the team and he did not turn a lap in the race. Lynn Hardy is fourth with Thane Alderman moving into the fifth position. Dave Minegar, Bruce Quale, Eric Rhead, Joe Miller, and Russell Butler round out the top ten.
Minegar set a new qualifying record with a quick lap of 13.145 seconds lap around the newly paved quarter mile oval.