JEROME, Idaho — Brett Thompson returns to the drivers seat this weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT in Grand Prix of Utah for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. Last season, Thompson was one of the fastest cars on track and running at the front of the field until a broken suspension bracket forced him to pit for repairs.
"Series Veteran Back Behind the Wheel as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Set for First Road Course Race of the Season"
A 12th place outing at Phoenix to start the season and an 8th place performance by Braden Havens has the #61 team in the 7th position in the current owners standings. The goal this weekend is to climb in the owners standings and a top five finish would go a long way in doing just that.
Thompson, a twelve year veteran of the series, has made 114 career starts making him one of the most experienced active drivers among his peers. And while road course racing challenges even the most savvy of veterans, Thompson enjoys the challenge. "I have had a few top ten runs on road courses," Thompson offered. "There are a lot of things that can happen and variables out of your control. Pit strategy seems to play a big part in the outcomes as you really need to be up front late in the race. It is just really hard to make up track position."
The 2.2-mile East layout at MMP offers a challenging circuit to navigate but a challenge Thompson is excited about. "Road racing is about you and the track," Thompson said. "If you get too caught up racing the other guys then that's when things can happen. Miller is an awesome facility and since it is close to home a lot of family and friend will be able to attend."
In his twelve year NASCAR K&N Pro Series career, Thompson has started 114 NKNPS races since 2000 scoring one win, one Coors Light Pole Award, 23 top five and 63 top ten performances. His best points finish was fifth in 2009. His best road course performance was a 3rd place effort at Portland (OR) Int'l Raceway.
Young Thompson Motorsports Drivers Impressive in Fast Start to the Season
15-year old Hannah Newhouse has impressed the team, fans, and fellow competitors in two races in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series. The high school freshman scored a victory in her first ever start and back that win up with a strong third place outing last weekend.
Newhouse drives a Thompson Motorsports built and prepared Chevrolet Camaro that she pilots in the Commercial Tire Super Stock division at Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, ID.
Meanwhile, 18-year old Braeden Havens from Spokane, WA will drive the familiar Thompson Motorsports #61 in select NASCAR K&N Pro Series events this season. He finished 8th in his debut with the team on April 14 at Lake Havasu, AZ. Havens will also compete in a variety of Late Model races close to home.
About Thompson Motorsports
Thompson Motorsports is a premier racing organization based in Jerome, Idaho providing complete race car preparation and fabrication supporting the local grassroots racer and experienced professional driver. TMS prepares and fields race vehicles in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series, CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series, Intermountain Pro Truck Series, and entries at local area short tracks. TMS has corporate partnerships with Rich Thompson Trucking Inc. (RTTI), Jerome Truck Service Inc., Eibach Springs, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Mothers Polishes and Waxes, Schroeder Torsion Bars, United Oil, Speedbear Fasteners, and Hagerman Valley Spring Water. For all the latest news and information about Brett Thompson and Thompson Motorsports, log onto www.brettthompsonracing.com or NASCAR Hometracks. For all the latest west coast racing action, log onto www.racingwest.com.
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