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RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Jimmy Blewett registered his third career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory Saturday night when he took the checkered flag in the Miller Lite 140 at Riverhead Raceway.
Blewett, ofHowell, N.J., was strong throughout the evening as he led three times for 80 laps, including the final 46. After qualifying fourth-fastest, Blewett took the win in the second of two 25-lap heat races that preceded the 140-lap main. He was then able to parlay his qualifying success into front-running in the feature.
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - The defending champion in the track's weekly Modified division, Bill Park collected his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Coors Light Pole Award at Riverhead Raceway Saturday, and then went out and won the first of two heat races.
Park (No. 20 Smithtown Nissan Chevrolet) posted the fastest qualifying time of 11.926 seconds/75.465 mph, to edge tour regular Glenn Tyler by two one-thousands of a second. Tyler (No. 8 Financial Federal Credit/Sypher Construction Chevrolet) circled the .25-mile track in 11.928 seconds/75.453 mph.> More
A staple on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule throughout the series' history, Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway will once again be the venue for some hotly-contested Modified racing on Aug. 2.
The Miller Lite 140 will be the seventh race of the 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, and the 47th all-time for the series at the Long Island track. Riverhead, at just .25-miles, is the shortest track on the schedule.> More
Trio of New Jersey champions also to be posthumously recognized
As part of a season-long celebration of 60 years of Modified champions, 1994 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour titlist Wayne Anderson will be honored at the Miller Lite 140 on Aug. 2 at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway.> More
Ryan Preece doesn't have millions in sponsorship dollars, nor is he signed to any one of NASCAR's mega-teams as a development driver. And his family hasn't moved him to North Carolina to be close to the sport's hub.
The 17-year-old high-school senior-to-be doesn't have any of the keys to the Nationwide or Sprint Cup series' that has put other young drivers like himself on the fast track; he just has wit and a strong work ethic.> More
WILLIAMSON, N.Y. - Matt Hirschman and point lead Chuck Hossfeld won the 25-lap qualifying heat features Saturday afternoon for the Mason Farms 150 at Spencer Speedway.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race is scheduled to take the green at 10 p.m.
Hossfeld (No. 4 Mystic Missile Dodge) won the first heat by .577 seconds over runner-up Eric Beers. Jan Leaty was third, followed by Kevin Goodale and Bobby Grigas III. Leaty is making his first Tour start since 2004.> More
The 61st champion in NASCAR Modified history will be crowned at the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Awards Banquet Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Conn., bringing to a close the year-long celebration the Modified division’s rich heritage in NASCAR.
Throughout the 2008 season, the past champions in NASCAR’s Modified history have been honored, dating back to Red Byron’s first title in 1948. Donny Lia of Jericho, N.Y., became the 60th Modified champion in NASCAR history when he earned his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship last year.> More
For the first time since 1994, and for just the fifth time overall, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will bring its show to Spencer Speedway for the Mason Farms 100 on Saturday, July 12 in Williamson, N.Y.
In its inaugural year of 1985, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour visited Spencer, a half-mile flat asphalt oval, for the first time. The western New York venue also held Modified races in 1986, 1987 and 1994.> More