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PRACTICE: Pitkat Leads At Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – Woody Pitkat paced the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour field in a practice session twice delayed by rain Saturday at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in advance of the season finale Sunoco World Series 150 presented by Xtra Mart.

Pitkat, from Stafford, Connecticut, posted a fast lap of 18.705 seconds (120.289 mph) to lead the 36-car field. He earned the Coors Light Pole Award in the first race of the year in April at Thompson, and will go for a second today at 5 p.m.

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Preece Follows Family Path To Top

By Brad Klein, NASCAR

Ryan Preece has racing in his blood.

His family has been involved in auto racing his entire life. It started with his grandfather Bob Judkins, who owned modified cars in Connecticut, and was a crew chief for those cars racing throughout the Northeast. 

“It’s always been a family thing," Preece said. "My father started racing in his twenties, and I’ve been racing since I’ve been able to walk.” He has two older brothers Shaun and Matt, who are both very supportive of his racing prowess. “My Mom Jodi is also very supportive, and my family always goes to all my races.”

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Whelen Mod Tour Stat Advance: Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will conclude its 2014 season and crown a champion on Sunday at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park with the Sunoco World Series 150 presented by Xtra Mart. 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: Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Deuces are wild for Doug Coby, who will look to drive the No. 2 Mike Smeriglio III Racing Chevrolet to his second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour title this weekend in the Sunoco World Series 150 presented by Xtra Mart at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

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TS Haulers Racing Parting Ways With Silk

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – TS Haulers Racing owner Ed Partridge announced today that the team will part ways with driver Ron Silk following the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season finale at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

Partridge and Silk were victorious in their first race together in 2009 in a spot start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and joined forces full-time starting in 2010. The pairing captured the Whelen Modified Tour championship together in 2011.

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Solomito Secures Mod Tour Rookie Honors

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Not many rookie race car drivers already have a nickname, let alone two, but Timmy Solomito has done his best to live up to both.

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Preece Gets Back To Victory Lane At Stafford

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. -- Ryan Preece broke through Sunday after a season-long absence from Victory Lane, and collected his 10th career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory by holding off Ted Christopher at Stafford Motor Speedway.

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QUALIFYING: Santos Captures Fall Final Pole

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – Bobby Santos is such a dominant qualifier at Stafford Motor Speedway that the procedure has nearly become a formality.

Santos, from Franklin, Massachusetts, posted a fast lap of 18.506 seconds (97.266 mph) Saturday to capture the Coors Light Pole Award for the sixth time in the last eight NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events at the historic Connecticut half-mile oval.

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PRACTICE: Santos Quick At Stafford

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – Bobby Santos is up to his old tricks at Stafford Motor Speedway.

A six-time winner in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action at the historic half-mile, including this year’s Spring Sizzler, Santos is once again looking strong as he led the way in Saturday’s 75-minute practice session. The Franklin, Massachusetts, native posted a fast lap of 18.441 seconds (97.609 mph).

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Whelen Modified Tour Stat Advance: Stafford

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The penultimate race of the 2014 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season will take place on Sunday, Sept. 28 at Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway with the NAPA Fall Final 150. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the tour and selected drivers at the track:

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