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News & Notes: Road Course Racing For Mods

by Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The second installment of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at Lime Rock Park is up next with the Whelen Modified 66/99 presented by Town Fair Tire on Saturday, Sept. 17 in Lakeville, Conn.

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LIVE: Modified Tour At Lime Rock

The NASCAR Whelen Modfied Tour will contest the Town Fair Tire 100 at Lime Rock Park on Sept. 10-11 in Lakeville, Conn.

For updates throughout race weekend, please click here: LAP-BY-LAP

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One For The Money, Two For The Show

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. -- Doug Coby put together an unforgettable Sunday drive at Thompson International Speedway.

The Milford, Conn., driver collected his second career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win in the Northern Thompson 125 and then backed it up by winning the non-points UNOH Showdown in a matchup of the NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tours.

Ted Christopher and James Civali finished second and third, respectively, in the UNOH Showdown.

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NOTEBOOK: Short But Sweet For Mod Teams

By Travis Barrett, Special To NASCAR Home Tracks

THOMPSON, Conn. – When it came right down to it, the 50-lap UNOH Showdown delivered just what fans and teams expected to see on Sunday at Thompson International Speedway.

The race turned into a Saturday night, short-track sprint for the winner's check – a treat for drivers from both the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour who usually have to exercise patience and long-range race strategy.

Not so for the UNOH Showdown.

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Preece, Seuss Earn UNOH Showdown Poles

by Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – Ryan Preece took home the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour pole and Andy Seuss was the fastest NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour qualifier Saturday on UNOH Showdown weekend at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.

Preece, from Berlin, Conn., earned his fifth career 21 Means 21 Pole Award presented by Coors Light in the No. 40 Mizzy Construction/Logan Steel Chevrolet with a fast lap of 18.769 seconds (119.879 mph). It marked his first pole at Thompson, and first since the fall 2009 event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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NOTEBOOK: A Sort Of Homecoming For GBIII

By Travis Barrett, Special To NASCAR Home Tracks

THOMPSON, Conn. – George Brunnhoelzl III not only has the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour points lead, but he also has the most experience at Thompson International Speedway among the Tour's regular competitors.

Brunnhoelzl, who will start eighth in the Southern Thompson 125 on Sunday, made three starts at Thompson last season when he ran the full NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule. He said the experience at the track can only help.

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PRACTICE: Coby Paces Mod Tours At TIS

by Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – Doug Coby led all competitors in practice for the inaugural UNOH Showdown NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tour  special event at Thompson International Speedway.

The two tours combined to share two practice sessions Saturday at the .625-mile speedway. Coby posted a fast lap of 18.664 seconds (120.533 mph) in final practice in the No. 52 Reynolds Auto Wrecking/Criminal Justice Chevrolet.

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Former Modified Standouts To Return At TIS

by Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In addition to the current NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tour teams that will head to Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway for the inaugural UNOH Showdown, a pair of former Modified standouts will also be on hand.

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Statistical Advance: UNOH Showdown

by Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be joined for the first time by the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour for a new special event on Sept. 11 at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway with the UNOH Showdown.

Selected Driver Highlights:
Eric Beers (No. 45 Chevrolet)

•  Has two wins, nine poles and 68 top 10s in 165 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts. > More

News & Notes: Mods Headed For Showdown

by Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After nearly three decades of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour making the occasional trip outside of its Northeast home base for events to southern racing hotbeds, for the first time the southerners will head to New England.

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