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Whelen Mods Tour At NHMS To Air On SPEED

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR has announced the F.W. Webb 100 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 22 will air live on SPEED at noon ET.

The addition of television coverage for this race has also changed the previously-announced start time. The F.W. Webb 100 will now take the green flag at 12:15 p.m. instead of 3 p.m.

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Lia Grabs Modified Victory At Thompson

By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. - Donny Lia darted into the lead with 21 laps to go and pulled away to win the Budweiser King of Beers 150 at Thompson International Speedway on Thursday night.

It marked the 16th career win and third Thompson victory for the two-time tour champion from Jericho, N.Y.

Lia, who started ninth on the grid in the No. 4 Mystic Missile Racing Dodge, initially challenged pole-sitter Mike Stefanik for the lead on Lap 59. Stefanik battled back, however, to regain the lead and stay out front to the midway point of the race.

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QUALIFYING: Stefanik Extends Tour Record

By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. - Mike Stefanik extended his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour pole record in winning the Coors Light Pole Award in qualifying at Thompson International Speedway on Thursday as the field was set for tonight's Budweiser King of Beers 150.

It marked his 47th career pole, which extended his own series record, and marked his ninth career pole pole at Thompson. The seven-time champion from Coventry, R.I., turned a fast lap of 18.538 seconds at an average speed of 121.372 mph.

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PRACTICE: Veterans Lead Field At Thompson

By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. - Two long-time veterans of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour topped the speed chart at Thompson International Speedway on Thursday during practice for tonight's Budweiser King of Beers 150.

Seven-time tour champion Mike Stefanik lapped the high-banked .625-mile oval in 18.687 seconds, at an average speed of 120.405 mph.

The Coventry, R.I., driver was followed closely by Ted Christopher, who turned a fast lap of 18.707 seconds (120.276 mph).

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Whelen Modified Stat Advance: Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will headline this week’s racing action at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway with the Budweiser King of Beers 150 on Thursday, Aug. 9. Below is a statistical look at the performance of series and selected drivers at the track:

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In 2012 it seems that Doug Coby can do no wrong, but for the current NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader, it all began with the 2010 season finale at Thompson International Speedway.

Coby teamed with car owner Wayne Darling in the No. 52 Reynolds Auto Wrecking Chevrolet for the first time at the Thompson World Series two seasons ago. Until that point, Coby’s season had consisted of starts between three different teams in just seven of the year’s 13 races. But a third-place finish in the 2010 finale event changed everything.

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LIVE: Whelen Modified Tour At Thompson

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will head Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway for the second of four races there in 2012 with the Budweiserk King of Beers 150 on Thursday, Aug. 9.

For updates from the track throughout raceday, please click here: LAP-BY-LAP

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Coby Three-For-Three At Stafford

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – At the track where he got his start in racing, Stafford Motor Speedway has become home sweet home for Doug Coby during the 2012 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season.

Coby, from Milford, Conn., made it three-for-three in Whelen Modified Tour events at the historic half mile so far this year as he turned in another dominant performance for his fourth overall triumph of the campaign.

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QUALIFYING: Preece On Stafford 150 Pole

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – For the fourth time in seven 2012 events, and the 10th time in his career overall, Ryan Preece is a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Coors Light Pole Award winner.

Preece, from Berlin, Conn., posted a fast lap of 18.312 seconds (98.296 mph) to earn his second pole in three races this season at Stafford Motor Speedway. He was also the pole winner for the Spring Sizzler in April, and now has three career Coors Light Poles at the historic half mile.

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PRACTICE: Silk Quick At Stafford

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – Defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Ron Silk led the way during Stafford 150 practice Friday afternoon at Stafford Motor Speedway.

A top-five finisher in six of his last eight appearances at Stafford, Ron Silk posted a fast lap of 18.456 seconds (97.529 mph) around the half mile oval, just ahead of Eric Beers’ quickest circuit of 18.459 (97.513).

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2014 Schedule/Results

DATE RACE/VENUE WINNER/POLE VIEW
Feb 18 UNOH Battle at the Beach (non-points)
Daytona International Speedway
Doug Coby
Ryan Preece
Race Results
Race Review
Apr 6 Icebreaker 150 pres. by Town Fair Tire
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Justin Bonsignore
Woody Pitkat
Race Results
Race Review
Apr 27 NAPA Spring Sizzler 200
Stafford Motor Speedway
May 23 TSI Harley-Davidson 125
Stafford Motor Speedway
Jun 21 Mr. Rooter 161
Waterford Speedbowl
Jun 28 Hoosier Tire 200
Riverhead Raceway
Jul 11 Modified Shootout (non-points special event)
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Jul 12 New England 100
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Jul 19 NWMT Monadnock 7/19/14
Monadnock Speedway
Aug 8 Call Before You Dig 8-1-1 150
Stafford Motor Speedway
Aug 13 Budweiser King of Beers 150
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Aug 20 NWMT Bristol 8/20/14
Bristol Motor Speedway
Sep 13 Riverhead 200
Riverhead Raceway
Sep 20 New Hampshire 100
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Sep 28 NAPA Fall Final 150
Stafford Motor Speedway
Oct 19 World Series 150
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

* Denotes Rookie
# Qualifying cancelled; Field set per rule book