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More Rain in 2010 (May 8, 2010)
The 2010 racing season is starting off much like the 2009 season - wet. The April 24 opening night program was rained out at both Berlin Raceway and Kalamazoo Speedway. One week later, Berlin's show was shorted by bad weather, although Kalamazoo was able to run all races.
On May 8th, the first scheduled late model race at Berlin was called at around 9pm due to rain, just before Scott Thomas was going to hit the track for a heat race. The Late Models will try again at Berlin on May 15 where they are scheduled to go for 100 laps.
Tom Thomas, who is racing at Kalamazoo full time this year, had a pretty good opening night on May 8th. He set quick time and finished 5th in the feature.
Tom Thomas Takes Three (July 31, 2009)
On Saturday, June 27, Tom Thomas began a hot streak that would last for the next three Late Model races. First, he won the 40-lap Late Model feature at Berlin. Then on Friday, July 10, he took the 50-lap feature at Kalamazoo. And again on Saturday, July 11, Tom drove the #82 Late Model to victory lane in Berlin's 75-lap feature. July 18 wasn't a bad night either, Tom finished 2nd in Berlin's 60-lap feature.
Scott Thomas Wins on NASCAR Night (July 31, 2009)
Wednesday, June 10 was a big night at Berlin. NASCAR Cup driver Kyle Busch was on hand for the 125-lap "Rowdy Busch" CRA Super Series race, and NASCAR Truck driver Johnny Benson Jr. was there to challenge the local Late Model drivers in a special 100-lap race.
With a 2nd place qualifying effort, Scott Thomas knew that the #28 Late Model was fast. Due to the inversion, Scott started several rows back, but it put brother Tom Thomas on the front row. Tom took the lead on lap 1 and stayed there for the first half of the race. Scott steadily worked his way up towards the front, and on lap 55, Scott took the lead from Tom and never looked back, lapping all but 6 cars when he took the checkered flag. This was Scott's first win of the year, and his second win in a Late Model. Tom finished the race in third.
2009 Season Off to a Rocky Start (May 31, 2009)
Even though Berlin Raceway's season opener was six weeks ago, the Late Models have only raced three times due to rain-outs and scheduled nights off. Scott Thomas' #28 NAPA Late Model has been fast each week (qualifying 7th, 6th and 6th), but luck was not on his side in two of the three features. On May 23, Scott had a strong fourth place finish and led several laps.
Tom Thomas has been struggling with an ill-handling race car so far this year leading to 7th and 11th place finishes in the first two Late Model races this year. However, things appear to be turning around for the #82 Modern Office Interiors Late Model. On May 30, Tom struggled early in the 60-lap feature, but the car came around during the long green flag run at the end of the race, passing several cars to finish third.
Tom Thomas is Still Strong in '08 (August 4, 2008)
With five points races left in the 2008 Berlin Raceway season, Tom Thomas is once again in the hunt for the Championship. Thus far, the #82 Late Model has been to victory lane four times, putting Tom in the top ten for all-time Late Model wins at Berlin Raceway with 33 (thanks to Joe Ruch for the stats and to Cindy for the kick in the pants).
Scott Thomas Finds Victory Lane, Finally (August 4, 2008)
This year and in years past, Scott Thomas has lead races and has had many top five finishes, but had never won a Late Model race. Now, in his tenth season of racing Late Models, Scott Thomas visited victory lane with a win on May 31, 2008. The season is also going well for Scott as a whole - he is currently in the top-five in championship points.
Tom Thomas Wins 2nd Championship (September 30, 2007)
For the second time in two years, Tom Thomas takes home his second track championship at Berlin Raceway. Tom Finished the 19-race season with 8 wins, 5 fast times, 16 top fives and 17 top tens. On September 14, he set a personal best in qualifying with a lap time of 14.988 seconds.
Scott Thomas Caps a Solid Season (September 30, 2007)
Scott Thomas ended the 2007 season at Berlin raceway with a solid fourth place in points. Scott had 6 top fives, 17 top tens and 3 heat race wins in the 19-race season.
Scott Thomas Climbs to Fourth in Points (August 14, 2007)
With consistent top 10 finishes and top ten qualifying efforts, Scott Thomas has climbed up the points chart to 4th. And in the last three races, Scott has qualified in the top 5 three times and finished in the top 5 twice.
Tom Thomas Takes Four (August 14, 2007)
Tom Thomas won his fourth staight feature the night of August 11, which made for his sixth win of the year. That night also saw his second fast-time in a row.
Tom Thomas Sees His First Win of the Year (June 5, 2007)
On Saturday, May 19, Tom Thomas took the #82 late model to victory lane for the first time in the 2007 racing season. Thomas' car was not only fast in the feature but he beat the field by 0.15 sec in qualifying.
Scott Thomas had a good run on may 19 as well. He finished the 50-lap feature in 9th and qualified 4th.
2007 Opening Night (April 26, 2007)
Berlin Raceway's 2007 season opened on April 21, a week late due to weather - four inches of snow on April 11. Qualifiing went well for both Tom and Scott Thomas - 4th and 5th respectively. Tom finished the 50-lap feature in 3rd, Scott finish in 15th place.
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