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Stefanik Adds Bristol To Wins List

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Mike Stefanik says he is coming to the end of the road, but showed his old form Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The 55-year-old seven-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion took the lead from Todd Szegedy with 11 laps to go in the TitanRoof 150 and went on to collect his second win of the season in the annual combination event with the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. The victory also extended his Whelen Modified Tour career record for wins to 74.

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QUALIFYING: Lia Thunders At Bristol

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Donny Lia thundered to a track record in Coors Light qualifying for the TitanRoof 150 on Wednesday at Bristol Motor Speedway in the annual NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour combination event.

Lia of Jericho, N.Y., got around the .533-mile high-banked oval in 14.806 seconds for an average speed of 129.596 mph behind the wheel of his No. 4 Circle Track Magazine Dodge. The time eclipsed the record time of 14.835 seconds (129.343 mph) established by Justin Bonsignore on Aug. 18, 2010. 

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PRACTICE: Preece Paces Bristol Field

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ryan Preece was fastest in TitanRoof 150 final practice on Wednesday at Bristol Motor Speedway in the annual NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour combination event. 

The Berlin, Conn., driver drove his No. 16 East West Marine/Diversified Metals Ford  to a fast-lap time of 14.692 seconds for an average speed of 130.602 mph at the “World’s Fastest Half Mile.”

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Whelen Modified Statistical Advance: Bristol

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tours will head to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway for the fifth annual TitanRoof 150 combination race on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Below is a statistical look at the performance of tours and selected drivers at the track:

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Bristol

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – On the backstretch of their respective 2013 schedules, the NASCAR Whelen Modified and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tours will descend upon Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway for the fifth annual TitanRoof 150 combination race on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

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Santos Works Overtime For Win

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – It took overtime, but Bobby Santos collected his 10th career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win Thursday night with his victory in the Budweiser King of Beers 150 at Thompson Speedway.

It was Santos' fourth win at Thompson and it came after he collected his fourth Coors Light Pole Award of the season. He also posted the fastest lap in practice.
 
Getting the win, however, was not so easy. Two green-white-checkered attempts stretched the race to 158 laps and Santos held off Donny Lia to take the checkered flag.

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QUALIFYING: Santos Nabs Another Pole

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – Another race, another Coors Light Pole Award for Bobby Santos.

Santos, from Franklin, Mass., recorded his fourth pole of the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season Thursday evening when he was the top qualifier for the Budweiser King of Beers 150 at Thompson Speedway. His fast time was 18.775 seconds and 119.840 mph.

It marked the 12th career pole for Santos overall, and his fourth at the .625-mile oval. Tonight’s performance also tied a personal single-season best. He also earned four poles during his 2010 championship campaign.

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PRACTICE: Santos Quick At Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – A three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour winner at Thompson Speedway, Bobby Santos is once again off to a fast start as he led Budweiser King of Beers 150 practice Thursday.

Santos, from Franklin, Mass., piloted the No. 44 Tinio Racing/Brendan Kelley Music Chevrolet to a fast lap of 18.744 seconds (120.038 mph) during the one hour afternoon session at Thompson, his home track.

Santos will look for his fourth career Thompson Coors Light Pole Award later today when qualifying gets underway at 5:30 p.m.

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Whelen Mod Tour Stat Advance: Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will headline the racing action at Thompson (Conn.) Speedway with the Budweiser King of Beers 150 on Thursday, Aug. 15. Below is a statistical look at the performance of tour and selected drivers at the track:

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Whelen Mod Tour News & Notes: Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Although it was way too early to count him out of the championship picture at the time, when Doug Coby was unable to compete with a race car destroyed in qualifying earlier this season at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway, it was fair to say that his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour title defense had sprung a leak.

The leak has been plugged, the sinking ship righted.

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2015 Schedule/Results

DATE RACE/VENUE WINNER/POLE VIEW
Apr 12 Icebreaker 150
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Doug Coby
Doug Coby
Race Results
Race Review
Apr 26 NAPA Spring Sizzler 200
Stafford Motor Speedway
Woody Pitkat
Ryan Preece
Race Results
Race Review
May 30 Mr. Rooter 161
New London-Waterford Speedbowl
Ryan Preece
Donny Lia
Race Results
Race Review
Jun 5 TSI Harley-Davidson 125
Stafford Motor Speedway
Ryan Preece
Doug Coby
Race Results
Race Review
Jun 10 Mr. Rooter 125
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Doug Coby
Woody Pitkat
Race Results
Race Review
Jun 28 Riverhead Hoosier Tire East 200
Riverhead Raceway
Justin Bonsignore
Tom Rogers Jr.
Race Results
Race Review
Jul 17 All-Star Shootout (non-points)
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Jul 18 New England 100
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Jul 25 O'Reilly Auto Parts 200
Monadnock Speedway
Aug 7 Call Before You Dig 150
Stafford Motor Speedway
Aug 12 Budweiser King of Beers 150
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Aug 19 Bush's Beans 150
Bristol Motor Speedway
Aug 29 Riverhead 200
Riverhead Raceway
Sep 26 F.W. Webb 100
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Oct 4 NAPA Fall Final 150
Stafford Motor Speedway
Oct 18 Sunoco World Series 150
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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