WS: Colorado: Thompson Motorsports race report

Thompson Has Solid Run at Colorado National Brett Thompson Finished Sixth in 4th Series Start of the Season TMS Logo ERIE, COLORADO (August 15, 2010) Brett Thompson of Jerome, Idaho has only made occasional starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series...

Thompson Has Solid Run at Colorado National
Brett Thompson Finished Sixth in 4th Series Start of the Season

TMS Logo ERIE, COLORADO (August 15, 2010) Brett Thompson of Jerome, Idaho has only made occasional starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series this season after being a full-time competitor for most of the past ten years. He made the most of his fourth start of the season by finishing sixth in the NAPA/Toyota 150 and Colorado National Speedway Saturday night.

Thompson qualified his RTTI Chevrolet in the eleventh position for the 150-lap race and spent most of the first half just biding his time running in the tenth spot. During two early cautions, he pitted twice for adjustments to help cure a tight condition. The adjustments work and allowed him to move into the top five by the closing laps of the race.

Thompson waged a spirited battle with David Mayhew over the final ten circuits for the fifth position. Mayhew edged Thompson for the position by a car length at the drop of the checkered flag. The finish left the veteran competitor feeling a little disappointed.

"We had a good set up that we felt would be competitive but we missed it by just a bit," Thompson said. "We were really tight and had to pit and make some adjustments to tire pressures and and wedge. It helped, but when you miss the base set up, it is hard to make it right during the race."

The tricky 3/8-mile plaved oval of CNS is one of Thompson's favorite tracks. "I really like coming to Colorado," Thompson said. "The fans are fantastic and really support the track and our series when we come to town. Despite the bumpy race surface, this track is a blast to drive and I know the fans see great racing. We look forward to coming back next year and maybe we can contend for the win."

Thompson has 98 career NKNPS starts with one win, one pole, 20 top five and 56 top ten performances. He is currently competing full-time in the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series, a regional Late Model series based in Idaho, where he is third (26 points our of first place) in the championship standings with one win and five top three finishes in seven starts.

Thompson Motorsports also fielded a car this weekend for rookie competitor Taylor Barton out of Las Vegas, NV. Barton made his fifth start of the season and finished 16th after suffering a mechanical issue late in the race.

-source: thompson motorsports

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