and ruined in one second what we worked all day for."
DJ Kennington, who won the two previous series races at his home track of Delaware Speedway, made a late pass of rookie Steven Matthews to take third. Despite it being a season-high finish for the defending series champion, it rang a little hollow after leading 38 laps in the early going with another winning car underneath him.
"We started out great, but then I don't what happened," said Kennington. "I got tangled up with a lapped car and tore the back of the car up a little bit. That didn't matter as much as the track position I lost while getting it fixed. This is a difficult place to pass. It was a good night overall, but still a little disappointing."
JR Fitzpatrick led a race-high 49 laps and rounded out the top five.
Micks held on for sixth, followed by Brad Graham, Jason Hathaway, Ron Beauchamp Jr., and Jason White. Pete Shepherd III won his first career Keystone Light Pole Award earlier in the day but ended up 17th after a mechanical issue forced him out of the race after 99 laps.
The race was slowed due to caution five times for a total of 36 laps and the lead changed hands four times among five drivers.
The win allowed Thomson to close the points gap on first-place Steckly to 20 points. Fitzpatrick is third, 68 back of Steckly, and is followed by Kennington and Lapcevich.
The Keystone Light 200 will be telecast by TSN on Sunday, June 26 at 1 p.m. ET.
The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series takes next weekend off before heading to Mosport International Raceway on Sunday, June 26 to take on the 10-turn, 2.459-mile road course in the Vortex Brake Pads 200.
NASCAR CANADIAN TIRE SERIES-Keystone Light 200 Results
At Delaware Speedway
Lap length: 0.5 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (9) Don Thomson, Jr., Hamilton, Ont., Dodge, 200 laps, 70.423 mph.
2. (3) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge 200.
3. (2) DJ Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 200.
4. (6) Steve Mathews, New Liskeard, Ont., Ford, 200.
5. (4) JR Fitzpatrick, Cambridge, Ont., Chevrolet, 200.
6. (8) Kerry Micks, Mt. Albert, Ont., Ford, 200.
7. (13) Brad Graham, Glencoe, Ont., Dodge, 200.
8. (5) Jason Hathaway, Appin, Ont., Dodge, 200.
9. (10) Ron Beauchamp, Jr., Windsor, Ont., Dodge, 200.
10. (18) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 200.