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Santos Superb In Stafford Spring Sizzler

Gains 9th Career Win In Whelen Modified Tour, 5th At Stafford
By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR
April 28, 2013 - 4:15pm

STAFFORD, Conn. – Bobby Santos dominated NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action in winning the CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway on Sunday, giving him back-to-back wins at the historic half-mile track.

The 2010 tour champion from Franklin, Mass., led nearly all 200 laps - holding on in a dash to the finish after a late-race restart.

1 Bobby Santos
2 Justin Bonsignore
3 Ted Christopher
4 Ryan Preece
5 Rowan Pennink

It marks the ninth career tour win for Santos, who had notched his ninth career Coors Light Pole Award in qualifying on Saturday. He was the Spring Sizzler runner-up during his title campaign and followed that with a win in the 2011 event. Sunday's victory marks the fifth overall Stafford win for the No. 44 Curb Records/Brendan Kelley Music Chevrolet driver.

Justin Bonsignore finished in the runner-up spot - followed by Ted Christopher, Ryan Preece and Rowan Pennink. Doug Coby, Ron Yuhas Jr., Donny Lia, Jimmy Blewett and Mike Stefanik completed the top 10.

Sunday's race featured two lead changes among two drivers, with Patrick Emerling leading briefly during the fourth of nine cautions.

The annual Stafford stop was the second event on a 14-race tour schedule. The next stop is Monadnock Speedway on May 11.


/files/bobby-santos_checkered-flag_nwmt_stafford_042813_700.jpgBobby Santos flashes under the checkered flag for the win in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action at Stafford. Alex Trautwig/Getty Images for NASCAR