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QUALIFYING: Santos Captures Stafford Pole

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – You can almost just hand him the plaque.

Bobby Santos is 3-for-3 in Coors Light Pole qualifying in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action this year at Stafford Motor Speedway after he nabbed the top spot once again for tonight’s CARQUEST 150.

Santos, from Franklin, Mass., turned a fast lap of 18.374 seconds (97.965 mph) for his 11th career Coors Light Pole Award. He’s earned the top starting position in four of the last six Whelen Modified Tour races at Stafford, and has a total of six poles at the historic half mile.

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PRACTICE: Santos Still Fast At Stafford

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – Bobby Santos knows Stafford Motor Speedway.

The pole winner in three of the last five NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races there, and victor of two of the last three, Santos once again pacing the field at the historic half mile after he led afternoon practice for the CARQUEST 150.

Santos, a native of Franklin, Mass., led the 26-car field with a fast lap of 18.465 seconds (97.482 mph) in the one-hour afternoon practice session.

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Whelen Mod Tour Stat Advance: Stafford

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The second half of the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season will commence with the CARQUEST 150 on Friday, Aug. 2 at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the tour and selected drivers at the track:

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Whelen Modified Tour News & Notes: Stafford

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Rowan Pennink has his work cut out for him, but he’s hanging in there.

Aside from the one race where he was tied for the points lead, Pennink has set firmly in second place in championship standings throughout the first half of the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season. And despite the many headlines that points leader Ryan Preece has garnered, Pennink remains in contention.

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Bonsignore Notches Third Career Win

By Jason Cunningham & John Tejeda, NASCAR

WINCHESTER, N.H. - Easy wins are hard to come by at quarter-mile bullrings, and Saturday proved to be no different as Justin Bonsignore held off a host of challengers to capture the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Town Fair Tire Whitcomb 200 checkered flag at Monadnock Speedway.

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QUALIFYING: Goodale Wins 1st Coors Pole

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

WINCHESTER, N.H. -- Eric Goodale won his first career Coors Light Pole Award in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Saturday at Monadnock Speedway.

Goodale had a lap of 12.622 seconds (71.304 mph) on the .25-mile oval in qualifying for the Town Fair Tire Whitcomb 200.

The Riverhead, N.Y., driver led a sweep of the top four spots by Long Island natives.

Justin Bonsignore was second fastest at 12.636 (71.225) followed by Bryon Chew at 12.643 (71.186) and Donny Lia. Doug Coby was fifth.

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PRACTICE: Szegedy Tops At Monadnock

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

WINCHESTER, N.H. -- Todd Szegedy ran 50 laps of practice Saturday around Monadnock Speedway, and it was his 49th of the day that left him atop the Town Fair Tire Whitcomb 200 speed charts.

The 2011 race winner at Monadnock had a lap of 12.585 seconds (71.514 mph) around the .25-mile asphalt oval.

Points leader Ryan Preece, last year's winner, was second at 12.618 (71.327), followed by Eric Goodale at 12.629 (71.265).

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Whelen Mod Tour Stat Advance: Monadnock

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season will reach the midway point with the rescheduled Town Fair Tire Whitcomb 200 on Saturday, July 27 at Monadnock Speedway in rural Winchester, N.H. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the tour and selected drivers at the track:

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Whelen Mod Tour News & Notes: Monadnock

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ryan Preece has been good everywhere the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has raced this year, but bullrings are where the season points leader really excels. It will be a tall task for another competitor to derail his attempt to repeat in the Town Fair Tire Whitcomb 200 on July 27 at Monadnock Speedway.

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Coby Rebounds With Victory

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

LOUDON, N.H. – The Coby isn’t letting the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship go without a fight.

The reigning champion from Milford, Conn., edged Ted Christopher by .153-seconds to capture Saturday’s Town Fair Tire 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It was the eighth career win for Coby but the first since last September, also at New Hampshire.

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