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He's The One! Christopher Claims First Whelen Modified Tour Title

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – As one of the most accomplished short-track racers in NASCAR, Ted Christopher had nearly done it all. Christopher filled in the biggest remaining gap in his resume Sunday at Thompson International Speedway when he wrapped up his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship in grand style.

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Whelen Signs On As Title Sponsor For Bodine Bobsled Challenge

By Official Release

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Whelen Engineering has signed on as the title sponsor for the Fourth Annual Whelen Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge, slated for January 2-4, 2009 at the Olympic Sports Complex.

“We take great pride in being a longtime sponsor of the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project, Inc.,” said Phil Kurze, Vice President of Motorsports for Whelen Engineering and President of the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project. “When the title sponsorship of this event became available, we were very excited about the opportunity to support such a wonderful event.”

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Qualifying: Beers Runs Record Lap At Thompson For Xtra Mart Pole

By Official Release

THOMPSON, Conn. – Eric Beers set the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour track record at Thompson International Speedway with a qualifying lap of 18.429 Saturday afternoon.

Beers will start sixth in Sunday’s final race of the season, the Xtra Mart World Series, following post-qualifying redraw of the top 10 qualifiers..

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Practice: Coby Tops World Series

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – Doug Coby registered the quickest lap in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Xtra Mart World Series at Thompson International Speedway.

Coby (No. 28 Ramar-Hall/Genesis Shocks Chevrolet) turned a fast lap of 18.485 seconds (121.720 mph) during the 90-minute practice session for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s season-ending race.

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Championship Memories: A Look At The Modified's Closest Races

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

The 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship will come down to the final day of the season this Sunday, Oct. 19 at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway as Ted Christopher and Matt Hirschman vie for the first title of their respective careers with just 35 points separating them after 15 races. The following is a look back at a handful of the closest title races in series history.

1995: Tony Hirschman, 3,022 – Steve Park, 3,019 (three points)

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News & Notes: And Then There Were Two For The Championship

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

Fifteen races and 2,153 laps have not been enough to decide the 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship, so it will all come down to the season finale this Sunday, Oct. 19 at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.

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NASCAR Modified Legend Stevens To Be Honored At Thompson

By Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As part of the season-long celebration of 60 Years of Modified Champions, three-time NASCAR Modified titlist Bugs Stevens will be honored at the Xtra Mart World Series on Sunday, Oct. 19 at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.

Stevens, of Rehoboth, Mass., became the first driver to earn three championships in the NASCAR Modified division, and he did it in consecutive years from 1967-69.  NASCAR will also recognize the accomplishments of deceased champions Fred DeSarro (1970) and Bill Widenhouse (1955).

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Stefanik Captures Fall Final At Stafford For Record Eighth Time

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. (Oct. 12, 2008) – Mike Stefanik capped off a dominating weekend at Stafford Motor Speedway by reaching Victory Lane in the CARQUEST Fall Final for the eighth time in his illustrious career.

Stefanik (No. 16 Diversified Metals/Ace Moldings Pontiac) won the Coors Light Pole Award on Saturday and used the front row starting position to his advantage as he led 129 of the 150 laps in Sunday’s race.

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Qualifying: Stefanik Ties Career Record, Adds To Stafford Total

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – Mike Stefanik tied the all-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour record for career Coors Light Pole Awards Saturday afternoon as he turned in the fast time in qualifying for the CARQUEST Fall Final at Stafford Motor Speedway.

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Practice: Christopher Tops Charts

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – Although he turned fewer laps than any driver in the 90-minute session, current NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader Ted Christopher paced the field Saturday morning during practice for the CARQUEST Fall Final at Stafford Motor Speedway.

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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
Bobby Santos
Tommy Barrett Jr.
Race Results
Race Review
Jun 6 TSI Harley-Davidson 125
Stafford Motor Speedway
Doug Coby
Bobby Santos
Race Results
Race Review
Jun 21 Mr. Rooter 161
Waterford Speedbowl
Bobby Santos
Donny Lia
Race Results
Race Review
Jun 28 Hoosier Tire 200
Riverhead Raceway
Eric Goodale
John Beatty Jr.
Race Results
Race Review
Jul 11 Whelen All-Star Shootout (non-points)
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Ryan Newman
None (Random Draw)
Race Results
Race Review
Jul 12 Sunoco 100
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Bobby Santos
Ron Silk
Race Results
Race Review
Jul 19 O'Reilly Auto Parts 200
Monadnock Speedway
Justin Bonsignore
Justin Bonsignore
Race Results
Race Review
Aug 8 Call Before You Dig 811 150
Stafford Motor Speedway
Woody Pitkat
Bobby Santos
Race Results
Race Review
Aug 14 Budweiser King of Beers 150
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Justin Bonsignore
Donny Lia
Race Results
Race Review
Aug 20 Bush's Beans 150
Bristol Motor Speedway
Tommy Barrett Jr.
Justin Bonsignore
Race Results
Race Review
Sep 20 F.W. Webb 100
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Woody Pitkat
Ryan Newman
Race Results
Race Review
Sep 28 NAPA Fall Final 150
Stafford Motor Speedway
Ryan Preece
Bobby Santos III
Race Results
Race Review
Oct 19 Sunoco World Series 150 pres. by Xtra Mart
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Ryan Preece
Woody Pitkat
Race Results
Race Review

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