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Anderson To Be Honored At Home Track

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

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.

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Future Star: High-schooler Preece Busy Learning Ropes On Modified Tour

By Raygan Swan, NASCAR.com

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.

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Hirschman Breaks Through For Win

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

PICKS UP FIRST CAREER VICTORY

WILLIAMSON, N.Y. – Matt Hirschman reached Victory Lane for the first time in his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour career Saturday night at Spencer Speedway when he led 79 laps and won the Mason Farms 100.

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Hossfeld, Hirschman Take Heat Wins

By Official Release

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.

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Modified Celebration Culminates With Awards Banquet At Mohegan Sun

By Official Release

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.

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News & Notes: Whelen Modified Tour Returns to Western New York

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

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.

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Past Modified Champion Tomaino To Be Honored At Spencer Speedway

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

As part of a season-long celebration of 60 years of Modified champions, 1990 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour titlist Jamie Tomaino will be honored at the Mason Farms 100 on July 12 at Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y.

Tomaino, who has run more races than any driver in the history of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, was a model of consistency during his championship season of 1990. Of the 23 races on the schedule, Tomaino finished in the top 10 a remarkable 18 times. He had 10 top-fives, and won at Monadnock Speedway.

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THE NEW ENGLAND .001

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

HOSSFELD EDGES CHRISTOPHER IN PHOTO FINISH 

LOUDON, N.H. – Chuck Hossfeld led just one lap in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race Saturday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but it was the one that counted the most as he took the checkered flag in a photo finish in the New England 100.

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Practice: Hossfeld Leads The Way

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

LOUDON, N.H. - Driving the car that Donny Lia put in Victory Lane last June at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Chuck Hossfeld led the speed charts in Saturday morning's practice for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. The New England 100 is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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Rain Washes Away Qualifying

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

LINEUPS SET BY RULE BOOK FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE RACES 

LOUDON, N.H. – Rain washed out nearly all on-track activity Thursday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

While the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour got a brief practice run, the showers that soaked the track canceled the scheduled qualifying for Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Series East race and Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race. Both lineups were set in accordance to the NASCAR rule book.

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