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QUALIFYING: No. 1 for Berndt

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. -- Eric Berndt backed up his fast time in practice with his first career Coors Light Pole Award Friday night at Stafford Motor Speedway. Berndt qualified for the Town Fair Tire 150 with a fast lap of 18.446 seconds (97.582 seconds).

Ryan Preece, who won the Coors Light Pole and the subsiquent race at Riverhead Raceway last week, qualified second at Stafford. Preece had a time of 18.502 (97.287).

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PRACTICE: Berndt leads way

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. -- Eric Berndt showed he knows his way around Stafford Motor Speedway, posting the fastest time in Friday's practice session.

Berndt, who competes on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on a part-time basis and has been a full-time driver in Stafford's weekly SK Modified division, posted a fast time of 18.422 seconds (97.709 mph) around the half-mile oval.

Points leader Todd Szegedy was second quick with a lap of 18.468 (97.466), followed by Jimmy Blewett at 18.486 (97.371). Mike Stefanik and Ted Christopher rounded out the top five.

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LIVE: Whelen Modified Tour at Stafford for Round 3

Official Release

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford, Conn., for the third time this season with the 19th Annual Town Fair Tire 150.

Follow the links below to follow all the action through Saturday.  

RIDE ALONG VIDEO WITH TED CHRISTOPHER

To get updates throughout the day: LAP BY LAP  

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CREW PROFILE: Don Barker

In the NASCAR world, a crew member is the backbone of any team that helps a driver achieve success on the track. Throughout the season, we will profile the men and women behind the scenes.

This week’s profile features Don Barker, crew chief of the No. 2 Wisk/Snuggle Ford driven by Todd Szegedy.

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Crew Chief Of No. 10 NWMT Team Penalized For Rules Violations

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today that Thomas Trcka, crew chief of the No. 10 team that competes in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, has been penalized as a result of rules violations committed Saturday, Aug. 1 at Riverhead Raceway in Riverhead, N.Y.

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Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Town Fair Tire 150 At Stafford

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The third of four trips for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway in 2009 will take place this Friday, Aug. 7, with the Town Fair Tire 150.

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News & Notes: Szegedy Leads Modified Tour To Stafford

Official Release

As the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour moves on to Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway for the Town Fair Tire 150 on Friday, Aug. 7, someone other than Ted Christopher is atop the standings for the first time in a long time.

The 10th top-10 finish in a row for Todd Szegedy was enough to move past Christopher in the points standings following last Saturday's Riverhead 175.

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Preece Dominates At Riverhead

by Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Ryan Preece dominated the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action Saturday at Riverhead Raceway and earned his second career win in the Riverhead 175.

Preece (No. 3 Mizzy Construction/Reynold’s Auto Wrecking Chevrolet), who earned the 21 Means 21 Pole Award presented by Coors Light during afternoon qualifying, led from start-to-finish in Saturday night’s main for his first win of the season, and his first at Riverhead.

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QUALIFYING: Preece Sets Pace

by Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Ryan Preece led the way in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour time trials at Riverhead Raceway. He won the Coors Light Pole Award with a lap time of 12.001 seconds for an average lap speed of 74.944 mph.

Defending series champion, and three-time pole winner in 2009, Ted Christopher posted the second fastest time at 12.088 seconds (74.454 mph). He was followed by Howie Brode, who timed in at 12.092 seconds (74.429 mph).

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PRACTICE: Riverhead Speedway Regulars Lead The Way

by Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice session had a distinct hometown flavor as five competitors from Riverhead Raceway’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified division made up the seven fastest cars.

Chuck Steuer, who has three career Coors Light Pole Awards while competing in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races at Riverhead, paced the 32 car field in the one-hour practice session with a fast lap of 12.059 seconds (74.633 mph). Frank Vigarolio Jr. was second fastest at 12.109 (74.325).

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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