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Szegedy Back To Winning Ways

Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. -- Todd Szegedy ended the longest Victory Lane drought of his career Friday night when he won the Town Fair Tire 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway.

Szegedy, who had been winless since September 2008 at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway, took the lead from Mike Stefanik on Lap 100 en route to his 14th career win. It was the third triumph at Stafford for Szegedy, who led a race-high 54 laps.

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POINTED REMARKS: Complexion Of Tour Standings Changes After Town Fair Tire 150

By Travis Barrett, Special To NASCARHomeTracks.com

STAFFORD, Conn. -- When the dust settled on the Town Fair Tire 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway Friday night, neither of the series’ top two drivers found any cause for celebration -- despite a dramatic change atop the Whelen Modified Tour standings.

Ted Christopher's fifth-place finish, coupled with leader Bobby Santos' early exit from the event, slashed Christopher's deficit to a mere six points with five races remaining.

That 61-point swing meant little to Christopher, however.

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QUALIFYING: Silk Nabs First Stafford Pole

Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – Ron Silk – one of the hottest drivers in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour the last month – earned the Coors Light Pole Award Friday evening in advance of tonight’s Town Fair Tire 150.

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PRACTICE: Berndt Tops Field

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. -- Eric Berndt, a veteran of Stafford Motor Speedway's weekly SK Modified Division, led the way in practice Friday afternoon in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event.

Berndt put down a fast lap of 18.366 seconds (98.007 mph) around the half-mile during the 1 1/2-hour practice for the Town Fair Tire 150. Berndt won his only career Coors Light Pole Award in the Tour at last year's event. Qualifying is slated for 6 p.m., and the green flag at 9:40 p.m.

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LIVE: Town Fair Tire 150 At Stafford

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is set for the Town Fair Tire 150, the third of four races at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway, and the ninth overall race in 2010.

For updates throughout raceday and the Town Fair Tire 150, please click here: LAP-BY-LAP

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UNOH 150 To Air Live On SPEED

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the second year in a row the UNOH Perfect Storm 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway will be broadcast same-day on SPEED.

The second installment of the NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tour combination race at the “World’s Fastest Half Mile” will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 18. SPEED will carry the race live starting at 6 p.m. ET.

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Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Town Fair Tire 150 At Stafford Motor Speedway

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The third race for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2010 at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway is scheduled for this Friday, Aug. 6 with the Town Fair Tire 150.

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News & Notes: Town Fair Tire 150 Next Up As Whelen Modified Tour Begins Stretch Run

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

The third of four races for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway is slated for Friday, Aug. 6 with the Town Fair Tire 150.

With the 2010 schedule on the second half of the slate, each remaining race on the 14-date slate gains importance in the championship picture. With some distance starting to be created atop the standings, many drivers will count on a top finish in the Town Fair Tire 150 to stay within reasonable striking distance.

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Pennink Earns First Whelen Modified Win

Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. -- Rowan Pennink held off Ryan Preece in a late-race duel to claim the checkered flag in the Riverhead 200 and his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory Saturday night.

The 24-year-old Huntingdon Valley, Pa., driver was making his 51st career start. He took the lead from Riverhead resident Kevin Goodale with 40 laps to go and weathered restarts on two ensuing cautions to bring home the win.

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QUALIFYING: Brunnhoelzl Earns First Pole

Jason Cunningham/NASCAR

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – George Brunnhoelzl III earned his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Coors Light Pole Award Saturday afternoon in advance of the Riverhead 200.

Brunnhoelzl, originally from West Babylon, N.Y., became the first member of his distinguished Long Island family to earn a Whelen Modified Tour pole at the quarter-mile bullring, where many of the clan got their start in racing.

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