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THOMPSON, Conn. - Bobby Grigas III led the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour's one-hour practice session at Thompson International Speedway Thursday.
Grigas' No. 09 Triple G Scaffold Services Chevrolet posted a time of 18.671 seconds/120.508 mph around the .625-mile oval.
Reggie Ruggiero (No. 14 Atlantic Sprinkler Ford) was second quick at 18.747/120.013. And Ryan Preece (No. 3 Mizzy Construction/Reynold's Auto Wrecking Chevrolet) was third at 18.748/120.013.> More
As part of the season-long celebration of 60 years of Modified champions, five-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour titlist Tony Hirschman will be honored at the New England Dodge Dealers 150 presented by Budweiser on Thursday, Aug. 14 at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.
Hirschman, of Northampton, Pa., captured five NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour titles during a stellar 11-year span from 1995-2005. His five championships are second-most in tour history.> More
As the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour moves to Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway for the ninth race of the 2008 season on Thursday, Aug. 14, Jimmy Blewett will arrive at the track on the hottest streak of his career, showing just how much things can change in a year.
Blewett, the winner of the last two NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races, turned a slow start around and improved 14 spots in the season standings in a month's time.> More
STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. – Jimmy Blewett visited Victory Lane in a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race for the second week in a row when he captured the New England Dodge Dealers 150 Friday night at Stafford Motor Speedway> More
STAFFORD, Conn. - Eric Beers captured his seventh career Coors Light Pole Award in qualifying for Friday night's New England Dodge Dealers 150. Beers wasn't so fortunate in the post-qualifying draw of the top eight qualifiers, drawing the eight starting spot.
Beers (No. 46 Reynold's Auto Wrecking Chevrolet) circled the .500-mile oval in 18.298 seconds/98.3871 mph. It is Beers first pole award since Sept. 29, 2007 at Stafford.> More
STAFFORD, Conn. - Point leader Chuck Hossfeld has figured out the fast way around Stafford Motor Speedway. Hossfeld, who won the TSI Harley-Davidson 150 at the .500-mile oval May 23, posted the fastest practice time of 18.218 in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour's return visit.
Hossfeld was more than six-tenths quicker than Eric Beers (18.291). Todd Szegedy was third at 18.308. Billy Pauch Jr. and Ryan Preece rounded out the top five practice times. Thirty-seven cars practiced for the race, which has a starting field of 31.> More
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will reach the midway point of the 2008 season when it makes a stop at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway for the New England Dodge Dealers 150 on Friday, Aug. 8.
Perhaps no driver in the series looks forward to returning to the historic half-mile more than Ted Christopher. A longtime veteran of racing in the northeast, Christopher has won so many races at Stafford that the track ownership has named part of the facility in his honor.> More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR has penalized James Civali, a driver who competes in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, as a result of a rules infraction Saturday at Riverhead Raceway in Riverhead, N.Y.
Civali was found to be in violation of Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing; hitting another competitor’s car during a caution period) of the 2008 NASCAR rule book. The violation occurred during the Aug. 2 race.> More
Don King, owner of the No. 28 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour team, has announced that he has replaced driver James Civali with a tandem of Doug Coby and Woody Pitkat for the remainder of the season.
Coby, of Milford, Conn., will fill the seat this Friday as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour stops at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway for the New England Dodge Dealers 150. Coby has previously driven for King, and has one win and 23 top 10s in 76 career starts in the series.> More
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.