The weather was cold but Doug Coby started the season hot by taking the pole for Sundays Icebreaker 150. He had to wait a while to get his turn to qualify but when he did Doug made it count.
Doug driving the Dunleavy’s Repair/A&J Romano Construction #2 went out next to last and knocked Xfinity regular and former WMT champion #6 Ryan Preece off the pole to set up a front row of Doug Coby and Ryan Preece.
In his post race press conference Doug said that he felt it was an advantage going late and the results showed. When asked about the record of 6 wins in a row he spoke about how he doesn’t look what happened before only this race. But with that said he hopes to get out of Thompson with a win on Sunday and he is just happy to win races. With a win on Saturday Doug would be the first tour driver to win 5 races in a row at Thompson.
Some good qualifying runs today for several cars who cracked hte top 10. #8 Donny Lia qualified 3rd, #82 Ron Silk back on the tour full time took the 5th spot, #58 Eric Goodale a strong 6th place, Woody Pitkat in the #85 a new team on the tour in 2016 was 7th. Two teams that have been around the Whelen modified tour a long the #3 of Rowan Pennink and the #4 of Jimmy Blewett qualified 8th and 9th.
The Icebreaker 150 goes green at an estimated 3:30 on Sunday.
|1||2||Doug Coby||Dunleavy’s Repair/A&J Romano Const.||18.641||120.702|
|2||6||Ryan Preece||TS Haulers/Riverhead Raceway||18.666||120.540|
|3||8||Donny Lia||Sypher Construction/Bardahl||18.742||120.051|
|4||9||Chase Dowling||S&S Asphalt Paving/Dunleavy’s Repair||18.806||119.643|
|5||82||Ron Silk||Horton Avenue Materials||18.808||119.630|
|6||58||Eric Goodale||GAF Roofing/Supreme Skylights||18.809||119.624|
|7||85||Woody Pitkat||Stuart’s Autmotive/Dunleavy’s Repair||18.817||119.573|
|8||3||Rowan Pennink||Cape Cod Copper/B-R Overhead Door||18.837||119.446|
|10||51||Justin Bonsignore||M3 Technology||18.872||119.224|
|11||75||Shawn Solomito||Eastport Feeds/Axel Anderson Inc.||18.876||119.199|
|12||29||Brendon Bock||Pro System Brakes/L.I. Performance||18.895||119.079|
|13||16||Timmy Solomito||Diversified Metals/R.B. Enterprises||18.900||119.048|
|14||36||David Sapienza||Frankie’s Towing/Wine Country||18.902||119.035|
|15||07||Patrick Emerling||Buffalo Auto Auction||18.944||118.771|
|16||20||Max Zachem||LuMacs Package Store/VWS||18.952||118.721|
|17||64||Rob Summers||HTE/Fast Track Elect/Complete Const.||18.992||118.471|
|18||89||Matt Swanson*||Spafco Race Chassis/FMR Racing||19.018||118.309|
|19||44||Bobby Santos||Tinio Corp./Dan Kelley/Curb Records||19.022||118.284|
|20||46||Jeff Goodale||Riverhead Building Supply||19.030||118.234|
|21||56||Craig Lutz*||Lutz Motorsports/Moroso||19.272||116.750|
|22||33||Wade Cole||Performance Engines/Kendall Oil||19.289||116.647|
|23||24||Andrew Krause*||Supreme Manufacturiing||19.374||116.135|
|24||99||Jamie Tomaino||Dunleavy’s Repair/Atlantic Sprinkler||19.441||115.735|
|25||38||Troy Talman||NAPA Auto Parts of Ayer/DCU||19.530||115.207|
|26||26||Gary McDonald||Lakeland Landscaping Supply/TRC Electric||19.675||114.358|
|27||01||Melissa Fifield||Eastern Propane & Oil||20.794||108.204|