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PRACTICE: Goodale Tops Stafford Speed Charts

Santos, Pennink Follow In NAPA Fall Final Practice
By Kyle Souza,
September 30, 2017 - 12:31pm

STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. -- Eric Goodale put together a quick final lap during Saturday's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice session at Stafford Motor Speedway.

The driver of the No. 58 GAF Roofing Chevrolet posted a time of 18.389 seconds (97.885 mph) in the final few minutes and it was the fastest lap of the 1 hour, 10 minute round. In his career at the half-mile, Goodale has six top five finishes and 11 top 10s, but he will seek his first career Stafford win in Sunday's NAPA Fall Final 150.

Bobby Santos, the most recent series winner, rocketed to second on the speed charts with a time of 18.411 seconds (97.768 mph). Santos has only run part-time this season, but has two victories, both at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Rowan Pennink, who enters the race fourth in the championship standings, was third in the only session with a lap of 18.439 seconds (97.619 mph). 

Doug Coby, who enters the race as the points leader by 11 markers, was fourth. Ryan Preece, who has swept both races at the half-mile so far this season, rounded out the top five.

Six through 10 in the session went to Ron Silk, Chase Dowling, Craig Lutz, Timmy Solomito and David Sapienza.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to the track for Coors Light Pole qualifying on Saturday, which is scheduled for just after 2:30 p.m.