Thompson earns 4th BG win

Published 9:35 am Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wesley Thompson of Mocksville started in the fifth position, surged to first as he passed A.J. Sanders on the 14th of 15 laps and won the Stadium Stock A Race at Bowman Gray Stadium on July 15.

It was a battle between Mocksville drivers, with Chris Allison placing second and Sanders third. Grayson Keaton, also of Mocksville, finished eighth out of 15.

“Any time you can beat one of the best (in Sanders), it adds a little extra excitement,” Thompson said. “Davie County has had a strong presence in our division for the last decade, so it’s always nice to see hometown people succeed.”

Thompson maintained his excellent form in 2017. It was his fourth win of the season, tying Chase Hunt of Lexington for the most wins. Thompson is second in the points race, 10 behind Hunt. Thompson matched the number of victories he had in 2016. His best finish in points was third in 2015. So this is shaping up to be the finest year of his racing career.

“I’ve had a shot at the championship the last couple of years,” he said. “I just haven’t had things go my way.”