Thomas Is New York Sprint Car Star

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Jordan Thomas (Dan Demarco photo)
Jordan Thomas (Dan Demarco photo)

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — Jordan Thomas romped to victory in Thursday night’s 360 sprint car feature at Orange County Fair Speedway.

Thomas, after trading the lead with Davie Franek, fought off the high-side advances of Billy Van Inwegen on the final lap to take the $3,000 victory.

Van Inwegen, who has vast Orange County experience in a modified, found the extreme high line to his liking and swept past Thomas coming to starter Joe Kriss’ white flag.

The leaders raced side-by-side down the backstretch on the final lap. A slower car on the outside lane broke Van Inwegen’s momentum. Thomas won the drag race off turn four for the victory.

Van Inwegen placed second, taking home $2,000 for his efforts. Lucas Wolfe, Franek and Justin Barger completed the front five.

The finish:

Jordan Thomas, Billy Van Inwegen, Lucas Wolfe, Davie Franek, Justin Barger, Joe Kata, Mike Walter, Eric Jennings, Matt Turner, William Glover, Larry McVay, Dallas Schott, Bobby Tersillo, Zack Burd, Mark Sasso, Christian Rumsey, Ryan Stillwagon, Scott Goodrich, Brett Wright, Thomas Radivoy, Scott Flammer.