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 Dowling Wins Valenti Modified Racing Series 
Opener At Thompson 

Thompson, CT. – Chase Dowling, of Roxbury, CT, started outside front row, then led the opening 30-laps to eventually win Saturday’s season opening 50-lap event, at Thompson Speedway, Thompson. CT. Dowling drove the 
James Paige owned # 00 to the win.

The win was Dowling’s first VMRS victory and 
his first career win at Thompson.

The 21-year old driver was in control the first half of the race until Ronnie Williams, of Tolland, CT, took command on lap 31 with Dowling staying in hot pursuit. The final yellow flag, one of 8-caution periods, provided a 3-lap run to the checkers. Like Dowling, Williams was seeking his first 
Valenti Modified Series victory.

Mike Willis. Jr, of Grantham. NH ran a solid race to finish third, followed by Todd Owen, Somers, CT, and Dylan Rock, Enfield, NH, rounded out the top five. Rock started 16th in the 21- car field, and stayed out of trouble to finish fifth

Jeff Gallup, newcomer Artie Pedersen III, Dan Meservey Jr, 
Carl Medeiros Jr, and CJ Bolton, rounded out the top ten.
Heat race winners were Max Zachem, Preston, Ct, and Dowling.
Race Summary:
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Thompson, CT
April 6, 2019
Entrants: 21  
Distance: 50-Laps

Lap Leaders: Dowling (1-30), Williams (31-47) Dowling (48-50)
Cautions Flags: Laps 6,19,22,25,29,29, 38
Margin of Victory: 00.514
Best Lap Time: 19.005

Unofficial Order of Finish: (1) Dowling, (2) Williams, (3) Willis Jr (4) Owen (5) Rock, (6) Gallup, (7) Pedersen, (8) Meservey, 
(9) Medeiros, (10) Bolton. (11) Lashua, (12) Shaw, 
(13) VanHouton, (14) Zachem, (15) Bloxsom, (16) Pares, 
(17) Schneider, (18) Sontag, 19 Flannery, 
(20) Robie, (21) Griswold