Thompson to Visit Meridian Speedway for First Time This Saturday Night

Thompson to Visit Meridian Speedway for First Time This Saturday Night

JEROME, IDAHO (June 24, 2010) Brett Thompson of Jerome, Idaho is focused on victory in the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series as the series makes the first of two stops at the historic quarter-mile of Meridian (ID) Speedway for the fifth race of the season. Thompson is coming off a runner-up finish in the last series race two weeks ago and knows victory lane is in his sights.

Thompson will test the new surface at Meridian Speedway Friday in preparation for the 100-lap RMCS event on Saturday. “I have been pretty anxious about the Meridian event,” Thompson said. “I have never raced there and really don’t know what to expect. I know we have a good car and one that is fast. In this series you have to qualify fast if you want the points or take track position and give up the points. It will be interesting that is for sure.”

The series has staged seven races on the old configuration without a repeat winner, but this weekend will mark the first race on the new surface. “I think the playing field gets kind of leveled out for this race since the surface will be new to all of us,” Thompson said. “This series has put on great shows for the fans all season and I know this weekend will not disappoint.”

Thompson has two third place finishes, one second place effort and one finish of 15th in the first four races. “When we started this season we had one focus and that was winning the championship,” Thompson said. “In some respects the championship goes through Meridian so we need a good run and a solid points night on Saturday.”

Thompson is tied for third place in the point standings on the strength of three top three performances in the first four races this season. He is only 54-points out of second and 108-points out of first. The RMCS inverts up to the top 20 qualifiers in series race and then awards passing points based on the driver’s original starting position. The series pays its purse based on total point accumulation for the event.

“The team has worked really hard all season they are very focused on success,” Thompson stated. “Will (Harris-crew chief) has done a great job leading the team and preparing the car. We have been pretty good so far this season and the race at Meridian will certainly be a test for the team.”

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