Hebert Wins Thompson Summer Kickoff Thriller

0
22
Jimmy Hebert (ACT photo)

THOMPSON, Conn. — Jimmy Hebert pulled away late to win a barnburner in the American-Canadian Tour Thompson 75 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Saturday.

Hebert got the lead for good from Ryan Kuhn on lap 67 after the two had swapped the lead multiple times during the events closing stages. He then took advantage of a slugfest for the runner-up spot to earn the $5,000 victory in round two of the Summer Kickoff Series.

Woody Pitkat edged Bryan Kruczek as the pair traded blows in the final circuits. Scott Payea took fourth, with Kuhn finishing fifth as a pack of six cars crossed the line inches apart.

The finish:

  1. ( 2 ) Jimmy Hebert ( 58VT ) , Williamstown, VT , 75 Laps
  2. ( 15 ) Woody Pitkat ( 07MA ) , Bellingham, MA , 75 Laps
  3. ( 10 ) Bryan Kruczek ( 19NH ) , Newmarket, NH , 75 Laps
  4. ( 16 ) Scott Payea ( 37VT ) , Colchester, VT , 75 Laps
  5. ( 1 ) #Ryan Kuhn ( 72MA ) , E. Bridgewater, MA , 75 Laps
  6. ( 8 ) Jonathan Bouvrette ( 41QC ) , Blainville, QC , 75 Laps
  7. ( 13 ) Rich Dubeau ( 30NH ) , Plainfield, NH , 75 Laps
  8. ( 14 ) Derek Gluchacki ( 03MA ) , Dartmouth, MA , 75 Laps
  9. ( 5 ) William Wall ( 4MA ) , Millbury, MA , 75 Laps
  10. ( 3 ) Ryan Morgan ( 31CT ) , North Franklin, CT , 75 Laps
  11. ( 7 ) Jake Johnson ( 15MA ) , Rehoboth, MA , 75 Laps
  12. ( 17 ) Dylan Payea ( 7NH ) , Milton, VT , 75 Laps
  13. ( 20 ) Mathieu Kingsbury ( 9QC ) , Blainville, QC , 75 Laps
  14. ( 12 ) Nicholas Johnson ( 6MA ) , Rehoboth, MA , 75 Laps
  15. ( 9 ) Christopher Pelkey ( 64VT ) , Graniteville, VT , 75 Laps
  16. ( 6 ) #Stephen Donahue ( 2VT ) , Graniteville, VT , 75 Laps
  17. ( 21 ) Claude Leclerc ( 11QC ) , Lanoraie, QC , 75 Laps
  18. ( 19 ) Michael Wray ( 42CT ) , Northford, CT , 75 Laps
  19. ( 26 ) Peyton Lanphear ( 22VT ) , Waterbury, VT , 75 Laps
  20. ( 24 ) Mike Benevides ( 50RI ) , Westerly, RI , 75 Laps
  21. ( 23 ) Jason Larivee Jr. ( 70RI ) , West Greenwich, RI , 73 Laps
  22. ( 25 ) Reilly Lanphear ( 21VT ) , Waterbury, VT , 73 Laps
  23. ( 22 ) Tom Rosati ( 16ME ) , Agawam, MA , 64 Laps
  24. ( 4 ) Matthew Lowinski-Loh ( 17MA ) , Milford, MA , 51 Laps
  25. ( 11 ) Tom Carey III ( 55MA ) , New Salem, MA , 49 Laps
  26. ( 18 ) #Trent Goodrow ( 31MA ) , Carver, MA , 21 Laps