Thompson Returns To NASCAR K&N Pros Series at Colordao

Brett Thompson to Make 4th Series Start of the Season

JEROME, IDAHO (August 12, 2010) Brett Thompson of Jerome, Idaho will make only his fourth NASCAR K&N Pro Series start of the season this Saturday night at Colorado National Speedway located north of Denver. Thompson had a race winning car last season but a flat tire late in the event relegated him to a 15th finish after starting fourth. This time out he is focused solely on winning.

The 3/8-mile paved oval is one of the race tracks liked by all competitors and Thompson especially looks forward to the NKNPS event at CNS every year. “I always seem to run real good there and its a lot of fun to drive,” Thompson said. “The fans are some of the very best in all of racing. It is also a great event for our team as we have a lot of employees and business partners in the area who come out to the race.”

Thompson has spent most of this season building and maintaining racecars for his growing cliental at the teams’ shop in Jerome, but has found time to continue his racing pursuits, although not full-time in NASCAR. Thompson is closing in on the century mark for career starts in the NKNPS but that stat is of little concern. Winning is all that matters.

“When we planned our schedule this year we picked tracks we were really good at and where we felt we had the best chance of winning,” Thompson said. “Last year at Colorado we were right there until a flat tire dropped us out of the top four. I know we have a car capable of winning and it would be really cool to be in victory lane on Saturday night.”

Thompson has 97 career NKNPS starts with one win, one pole, 20 top five and 55 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 will also be fielding a car this weekend for rookie competitor Taylor Barton out of Las Vegas, NV. Barton has made four series starts this year with two top ten finishes to his credit.

Fast Facts
The Race: Toyota / NAPA Auto Parts Bonus Challenge 150
The Place: Colorado National Speedway, Dacono, Colo.
The Date: Saturday, Aug. 14
The Time: 8:15 p.m. MT
TV Schedule: SPEED Aug. 26, 3 p.m. PT
Track Layout: .375-mile paved
Race Purse: $104,584
2009 Winner: Paulie Harraka
2009 Pole: Eric Holmes
Saturday: Practice 12-12:45 p.m., 1:15-2 p.m. Time Trials 5:30 p.m.

~DJS Sports Marketing photo credit.

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