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Whelen Modifieds, K&N Pro East Take Big Stage At Magic Mile

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Provides Perfect Platform To Spotlight Regional Stars

Since it’s opening race in 1990, New Hampshire Motor Speedway has long-served as one of the premier stages on the schedule for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.

This weekend is no different.

Racing will kick off Friday with the fifth running of the All-Star Shootout for the Whelen Modified Tour. The 20-car, 35-lap special event will serve as a precursor to Saturday’s Eastern Oil & Propane 100. Saturday’s racing will be capped off with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in the United Site Services 70.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR

EASTERN PROPANE & OIL 100

July 21st 2018

The next big test to Justin Bonsignore’s 2018 title run comes Saturday.

In 17 races at New Hampshire, the Long Island driver has just five top fives and seven top 10s. Last year, he was fifth and 17th in the two races. However, Bonsignore also has been to Victory Lane at the “Magic Mile,” having won the fall race in 2016.

It’s always possible a non-championship contender takes the checkered flag. Bobby Santos III swept the races there last year, while Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Newman has a pair of points wins – although none since 2010. And while Jon McKennedy has dropped out of the title race with two missed starts, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him in Victory Lane on Saturday.

With the big-money Musket 250 looming in September, this weekend’s visit to the “Magic Mile” will kick off with the special-event sprint. Last year, Ryan Preece won for the first time at New Hampshire in the non-points race. While no driver has swept the weekend, in the previous four editions, the all-star winner had previously won at NHMS.

RACING-REFERENCE: Previous Whelen Modified Tour races at New Hampshire | Whelen Modified Tour drivers’ career stats at New Hampshire

RACE FACTS

RACE EASTERN PROPANE & OIL 100
PLACE New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.
DATE Saturday, July 21
TIME 2 p.m. ET
TELEVISION NBCSN, Wednesday, July 25 — 7 p.m. ET
TRACK LAYOUT 1.058-mile oval
2017 WINNER Bobby Santos III
2017 POLE Ryan Preece
EVENT SCHEDULE Friday — Garage Opens: 8 a.m., Final Practice: 10-11:40 a.m.; All-Star Shootout: 2:10 p.m.

Saturday — Garage Opens: 7:30 a.m., Qualifying: 9 a.m., Autograph session: 11 a.m.-Noon; Eastern Propane & Oil 100: 2 p.m.

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RACE CENTRAL LIVE | ENTRY LIST

CREW CHIEF HANDOUT: The maximum starting field is 36 cars, including provisionals.

The first 30 cars will secure starting positions based on qualifying. The remaining six spots will be awarded through the provisional process.

Qualifying will consist of two consecutive qualifying laps per vehicle. Faster lap determines qualifying position.

After qualifying all vehicles will proceed immediately to the impound area. Only minor adjustments will be permitted following qualifying (i.e. stagger checked, set tire pressure, plug in generators, install radios and driver drink bottles). Stagger must be checked without jacking up the vehicle.

The EASTERN PROPANE & OIL 100 will be 100 laps (105.8 miles).

The maximum tire allotment available for this event is twelve (12) tires per team. Four (4) tires used for qualifying must be used to begin the race. The tire change rule is four (4) tires, any position.

 

ALL STAR SHOOTOUT

Friday July 20th 2018

 

RACE FACTS

RACE ALL-STAR SHOOTOUT
PLACE New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.
DATE Friday, July 20
TIME 2:10 p.m. ET
TELEVISION NBCSN, Saturday, July 28 — 12:30 p.m. ET
TRACK LAYOUT 1.058-mile oval
2017 WINNER Ryan Preece
2017 POLE Rowan Pennink (random draw for pole)
EVENT SCHEDULE Friday — Garage Opens: 8 a.m., Final Practice: 10-11:40 a.m.; All-Star Shootout: 2:10 p.m.
TWITTER @NHMS
HASHTAG #WhelenAllStar #NWMT

RACE CENTRAL LIVE | ENTRY LIST

CREW CHIEF HANDOUT: The maximum starting field is 20 cars, invitation only.

A random draw will be held to determine starting positions for the Special Event.

The Special Event will be a thirty-five (35) lap race split into two (2) segments with a mandatory caution displayed at lap twenty (20), unless the caution is already out at lap twenty (20). The overall thirty-five (35) lap event will have a thirty (30) minute time limit. All caution laps will count except the period after lap twenty (20) until the race is restarted. Pit road will be closedduring the entire event.

When the yellow is displayed at lap twenty (20) the race will be restarted by the car’s last completed green flag lap except for those cars involved in a random number selection that will determine the number of cars to be inverted for the restart. The procedure for determining the random number will be determined and announced to the teams during the Driver/Crew Chief Meeting. Any car finishing the first segment of the race in positions one (1) through eight (8) will be subject to the inversion.

Four (4), five (5), six (6), seven (7) or eight (8) will be inverted. No tire changes will be permitted during the event unless it is
an approved Emergency Change Tire. No fueling permitted during the event.

At the twenty (20) minute mark of the event, if the first segment has not been completed, NASCAR will display the yellow and the random number selection procedure for the inversion will take place. Caution laps will not count during this period until the race is restarted. When the race is restarted under this procedure the second segment of the event will be ten (10) laps or until the time limit expires.

At the twenty-five minute mark of the event, NASCAR will announce to the competitors over the NASCAR Race Control channel there are five (5) laps remaining in the event. If the yellow flag is displayed during this five (5) lap period the race will be restarted with one attempt at a green, white, checkered flag finish.

 

NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES EAST at NEW HAMPSHIRE

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Since NASCAR lowered the minimum age to compete in the touring series in 2007, the K&N Pro Series East event at New Hampshire has been a defining moment on the resume of a number of rising stars. Joey Logano (2007), Ryan Truex (2010), Max Gresham (2011), Kyle Larson (2012) and William Byron (2015) all won at the “Magic Mile” en route to their series titles.

In addition to Larson and Byron, NASCAR Next drivers or alum have won all seven races at New Hampshire since the program began in 2011.

Defending series champion Harrison Burton returns for his third start of 2018 — he was third at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway and second at Bristol Motor Speedway — and he was fourth at New Hampshire last year. Bill McAnally Racing’s Derek Kraus will be in the No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota that Todd Gilliland drove to a nearly eight-second win last year, while both K&N Pro East points leader Tyler Ankrum inherits the DGR-Crosley No. 17 that Chase Purdy won the pole and finished runner-up in.

Ronnie Bassett Jr. has three top fives in his four starts at the track.

RACING-REFERENCE: Previous K&N Pro Series East races at New Hampshire | K&N Pro Series East drivers’ career stats at New Hampshire

RACE FACTS

RACE UNITED SITE SERVICES 70
PLACE New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.
DATE Saturday, July 21
TIME 6:45 p.m. ET
TELEVISION NBCSN, Wednesday, July 25 — 6 p.m. ET
TRACK LAYOUT 1.058-mile oval
2017 WINNER Todd Gilliland
2017 POLE Chase Purdy
EVENT SCHEDULE Friday — Garage opens: 12:30 p.m. ET; Practice: 4-4:30 p.m.; Final practice: 6-6:45 p.m.; Group qualifying: 7:05 p.m.

Saturday — Garage opens: 3 p.m. ET; United Site Services 70, 6:45 p.m.

TWITTER @NHMS
HASHTAG #UnitedSS70 #KNEast

RACE CENTRAL LIVE | ENTRY LIST

CREW CHIEF HANDOUT: The maximum starting field is 36 cars, for each race, including provisionals.

Qualifying groups will be determined by each vehicle’s overall fastest single lap from the official practice sessions.

The first 32 cars will secure starting positions based on the group qualifying session for the UNITED SITE SERVICES 70. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process.

Each group qualifying session will be five (5) minutes in duration and the fastest single lap speed of each vehicle will determine starting positions 1st through 22nd. Adjustments or repairs may not be made on a vehicle after the vehicle enters the track to begin the qualifying session. Vehicles may not
return to the track or make any further qualifying laps unless directed to do so by a NASCAR Official or in the event of a caution. If a vehicle returns to pit road, the vehicle’s qualifying attempt is complete.

The UNITED SITE SERVICES 70 will be 70 laps (74.06 miles).

The maximum tire allotment available for this event is as follows: Eight (8) tires for practice, four (4) tires for qualifying and to begin the race for a total of twelve (12) tires.

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NASCAR WMT Eastern Propane & Oil 100-All Star Shootout at NHMS This Weekend

Eastern Propane & Oil 100

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This Friday July 20th and Saturday July 21st.

RACE FACTS

RACE EASTERN PROPANE & OIL 100
PLACE New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.
DATE Saturday, July 21
TIME 2 p.m. ET
TELEVISION NBCSN, Wednesday, July 25 — 7 p.m. ET
TRACK LAYOUT 1.058-mile oval
2017 WINNER Bobby Santos III
2017 POLE Ryan Preece
EVENT SCHEDULE Friday — Garage Opens: 8 a.m., Final Practice: 10-11:40 a.m.; All-Star Shootout: 2:10 p.m.Saturday — Garage Opens: 7:30 a.m., Qualifying: 9 a.m., Autograph session: 11 a.m.-Noon; Eastern Propane & Oil 100: 2 p.m.
TWITTER @NHMS
HASHTAG #Eastern100 #NWMT

RACE CENTRAL LIVE | ENTRY LIST

CREW CHIEF HANDOUT: The maximum starting field is 36 cars, including provisionals.

The first 30 cars will secure starting positions based on qualifying. The remaining six spots will be awarded through the provisional process.

Qualifying will consist of two consecutive qualifying laps per vehicle. Faster lap determines qualifying position.

After qualifying all vehicles will proceed immediately to the impound area. Only minor adjustments will be permitted following qualifying (i.e. stagger checked, set tire pressure, plug in generators, install radios and driver drink bottles). Stagger must be checked without jacking up the vehicle.

The EASTERN PROPANE & OIL 100 will be 100 laps (105.8 miles).

The maximum tire allotment available for this event is twelve (12) tires per team. Four (4) tires used for qualifying must be used to begin the race. The tire change rule is four (4) tires, any position.

RACE FACTS

RACE ALL-STAR SHOOTOUT
PLACE New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.
DATE Friday, July 20
TIME 2:10 p.m. ET
TELEVISION NBCSN, Saturday, July 28 — 12:30 p.m. ET
TRACK LAYOUT 1.058-mile oval
2017 WINNER Ryan Preece
2017 POLE Rowan Pennink (random draw for pole)
EVENT SCHEDULE Friday — Garage Opens: 8 a.m., Final Practice: 10-11:40 a.m.; All-Star Shootout: 2:10 p.m.
TWITTER @NHMS
HASHTAG #WhelenAllStar #NWMT

 

 

Entry list for this race: Friday July 20th 2:10 Start
Nbr Driver Owner Car Crew Chief Sponsor
1 2   Doug Coby   Mike Smeriglio III Chevrolet   Phil Moran   Mayhew Tools / Dunleavy Truck & Trailer
2 3   Rowan Pennink   Jan Boehler Chevrolet   Greg Fournier   Cape Cod Copper / Mosquito Free / USNE
3 6   Ryan Preece   Ed Partridge Chevrolet   Jeff Preece   TS Hauler
4 7   Jon McKennedy   Tommy Baldwin Chevrolet   Tommy Baldwin   Accell Construction Inc.
5 07   Patrick Emerling   Jennifer Emerling Chevrolet   Jan Leaty   Buffalo Auto Auction
6 16   Timmy Solomito   Eric Sanderson Ford   Stanley Szaban   Starrett
7 25   Calvin Carroll   Joe Carroll Chevrolet   Stash Butova   Power With Prestige / Cruising With Betty
8 36   Dave Sapienza   Judy Thilberg Chevrolet   Tommy Grasso   Sapienza Enterprises
9 44   Bobby Santos III   Sully Tinio Chevrolet   Bob Santos   Sully Tinio / Olivas Market
10 46   Craig Lutz   Russell Goodale Chevrolet   Douglas Ogiejko   Riverhead Building Supply
11 51   Justin Bonsignore   Kenneth Massa Chevrolet   Ryan Stone   Phoenix Communications Inc.
12 57   Andy Seuss   Bryan Dauzat Chevrolet   Todd Cooper   OB Builders
13 58   Eric Goodale   Edgar Goodale Chevrolet   Jason Shephard   GAF Roofing
14 64   Rob Summers   Mike Murphy Chevrolet   Steve Lemay   Hoosier Tire East / FastTrack Electrical
15 77   Ryan Newman   Mike Curb Chevrolet   Teddy Musgrave Jr.   Curb Records
16 82   Woody Pitkat   Danny Watts Jr. Chevrolet   Jarod Zeltmann   Horton Ave. Materials
17 85   Ron Silk   Kevin Stuart Chevrolet   Kenny Stuart   Stuart’s Automotive
18 89   Matt Swanson   John Swanson Ford   John Swanson   Starrett
19 97   Bryan Dauzat   Byran Dauzat Chevrolet   Todd Copper   OB Builders
20 99   Jamie Tomaino   Cheryl Tomaino Pontiac   Cheryl Tomaino   Atlantic Sprinklers

 

Entry list for this race: Saturday July 21st 2:00PM Start
Nbr Driver Owner Car Crew Chief Sponsor
1 01   Melissa Fifield   Kenneth Fifield Chevrolet   Chad Dow   Truck Stop Northeast
2 2   Doug Coby   Mike Smeriglio III Chevrolet   Phil Moran   Mayhew Tools / Dunleavy Truck & Trailer
3 3   Rowan Pennink   Jan Boehler Chevrolet   Greg Fournier   Cape Cod Copper / Mosquito Free / USNE
4 6   Ryan Preece   Ed Partridge Chevrolet   Jeff Preece   TS Hauler
5 7   Jon McKennedy   Tommy Baldwin Chevrolet   Tommy Baldwin   Accell Construction Inc.
6 07   Patrick Emerling   Jennifer Emerling Chevrolet   Jan Leaty   Buffalo Auto Auction
7 14   Blake Barney   Richard Barney Chevrolet   Robert Barney   Atlantic Sprinkler
8 15   Chase Dowling   Rob Fuller Chevrolet   Steven Kopuk   15-40 Connection
9 16   Timmy Solomito   Eric Sanderson Ford   Stanley Szaban   Starrett
10 18   Ken Heagy   Robert Pollifrone Ford   Desmond Gorman   Buoy One Seafood
11 21   Ronnie Williams   Joseph Bertuccio Chevrolet   Michael Bologna   Empower Financial Advisory
12 23   Joe DeGracia   Paul Degracia Chevrolet   Jimmy Zacharias   PJ DeGracia Contracting
13 24   Andrew Krause   Diane Krause Toyota   John Cooke   Supreme Manufacturing
14 25   Calvin Carroll   Joe Carroll Chevrolet   Stash Butova   Power With Prestige / Cruising With Betty
15 26   Gary McDonald   Sean McDonald Chevrolet   Chad McDonald   Lakeland Landscaping Supply / TRC Electric
16 33   Wade Cole   Wade Cole Chevrolet   Richard Rodenbaugh   Performance Engines / Kendal Oil
17 36   Dave Sapienza   Judy Thilberg Chevrolet   Tommy Grasso   Sapienza Enterprises
18 38   Dave Salzarulo   Linda Rodebaugh Chevrolet   Robert Bourne   Performance Engines / Kendal Oil
19 44   Bobby Santos III   Sully Tinio Chevrolet   Bob Santos   Sully Tinio / Olivas Market
20 46   Craig Lutz   Russell Goodale Chevrolet   Douglas Ogiejko   Riverhead Building Supply
21 51   Justin Bonsignore   Kenneth Massa Chevrolet   Ryan Stone   Phoenix Communications Inc.
22 54   Tommy Catalano   Amy Catalano Chevrolet   David Catalano   Catalano Motorsports
23 57   Andy Seuss   Bryan Dauzat Chevrolet   Todd Cooper   OB Builders
24 58   Eric Goodale   Edgar Goodale Chevrolet   Jason Shephard   GAF Roofing
25 64   Rob Summers   Mike Murphy Chevrolet   Steve Lemay   Hoosier Tire East / FastTrack Electrical
26 77   Ryan Newman   Mike Curb Chevrolet   Teddy Musgrave Jr.   Curb Records
27 78   Walter Sutcliffe, Jr.   Steven Sutcliffe Chevrolet   Kevin Anderson   Close Enuff Racing
28 82   Woody Pitkat   Danny Watts Jr. Chevrolet   Jarod Zeltmann   Horton Ave. Materials
29 85   Ron Silk   Kevin Stuart Chevrolet   Kenny Stuart   Stuart’s Automotive
30 89   Matt Swanson   John Swanson Ford   John Swanson   Starrett
31 92   Anthony Nocella   Anthony Nocella Chevrolet   Steve Murphy   Nocella Paving / Airgas / A&D Assoc.
32 97   Bryan Dauzat   Byran Dauzat Chevrolet   Todd Copper   OB Builders
33 99   Jamie Tomaino   Cheryl Tomaino Pontiac   Cheryl Tomaino   Atlantic Sprinklers

Justin Bonsignore Victorious At Riverhead – Again

Scores Fifth Career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Win At His Home Track

Buzz Chew Auto Group 200 winner Justin Bonsignore July 7th 2018 Michael Jaworecki Myracenews

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Justin Bonsignore held off Ryan Preece through a furious finish to capture the Buzz Chew Auto Group 200 checkered flag Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway.

A native of Holtsville, New York, Bonsignore took the lead for good on Lap 171 and drove to his fifth career victory at the Long Island quarter-mile.

It marked the 16th career Whelen Modified Tour victory for Bonsignore, who has won four of seven in 2018 as the season nears the halfway point. He now has a 33-point lead atop the standings.

RACING REFERENCE: BUZZ CHEW AUTO GROUP 200 RESULTS | JUSTIN BONSIGNORE CAREER WINS

Bonsignore won his seventh career pole earlier in the afternoon, but Timmy Solomito gained the lead from the drop of the green. Preece moved to the front on Lap 19, and it was a two-horse race with Bonsignore from there.

Preece had a commanding lead when a caution came out on Lap 100. On the ensuing restart, Preece appeared to get loose, allowing Bonsignore to move to the front. There would be one more lead swap with 60 to go before Bonsignore’s decisive pass.

Preece settled for second while Doug Coby came home third as only the podium drivers finished on the lead lap. Dave Sapienza and Solomito brought home the top five.

Craig Lutz rallied from a mid-race incident to finish sixth, followed by Chase Dowling, Tom Rogers Jr., Kyle Soper and Ronnie Williams.

Dowling is second in championship points, behind Bonsignore and 18 in front of Solomito. Lutz and Preece are fourth and fifth, respectively.

The Whelen Modified Tour will return to points-paying action on Saturday, July 21 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The All-Star Shootout will be contested the day before at the “Magic Mile” in Loudon, New Hampshire.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-Buzz Chew Chevrolet Cadillac “200” Results

Saturday At Riverhead Raceway

Riverhead, N.Y.

Lap length: 0.25 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

  1. (1) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 200 laps, 60.688 mph.
  2. (3) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Chevrolet, 200.
  3. (4) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 200.
  4. (10) Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 199.
  5. (2) Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Ford, 199.
  6. (5) Craig Lutz, Miller Place, N.Y., Chevrolet, 199.
  7. (8) Chase Dowling, Roxbury, Conn., Chevrolet, 199.
  8. (6) Tom Rogers, Jr., Patchogue, N.Y., Chevrolet, 198.
  9. (16) Kyle Soper, Manorville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 198.
  10. (11) Ronnie Williams, Ellington, Conn., Chevrolet, 198.
  11. (14) Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, Conn., Chevrolet, 198.
  12. (18) Tommy Catalano, Ontario, N.Y., Chevrolet, 198.
  13. (7) Kyle Ellwood, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 197.
  14. (15) Burt Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C., Chevrolet, 197.
  15. (17) John Beatty, Jr., Merrick, N.Y., Chevrolet, 197.
  16. (20) Blake Barney, Lakewood, N.J., Chevrolet, 197.
  17. (19) John Fortin, Holtsville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 196.
  18. (13) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 196.
  19. (29) J. B. Fortin, Jr., Holtsville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 196.
  20. (12) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 196.
  21. (21) Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 195.
  22. (9) Rob Summers, Manchester, CT, Chevrolet, 195.
  23. (23) Calvin Carroll, Newton, N.J., Chevrolet, 194.
  24. (28) Walter Sutcliffe Jr., East Haven, Conn., Chevrolet, 193.
  25. (22) Roger Turbush, Calverton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 189, suspension.
  26. (25) Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn., Chevrolet, 159, vibration.
  27. (24) Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Chevrolet, 140, handling.
  28. (26) Joe Degracia, Nutley, N.J., Chevrolet, 77, handling.
  29. (30) Cory Osland, East Hampton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 58, electrical.
  30. (27) Melissa Fifield, Wakefield, N.H., Chevrolet, 15, steering.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 49 minutes 26 seconds

Margin of Victory: 0.563 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: J.Bonsignore (75.415 mph, 11.934 seconds)

Caution Flags: 3 for 21 laps.

Lead Changes: 6 among 3 drivers.

Lap Leaders: T. Solomito 1-12; J. Bonsignore 13; T. Solomito 14-18; R. Preece 19-111; J. Bonsignore 112-139; R. Preece 140-170; J. Bonsignore 171-200.

Standings: 1. J. Bonsignore, 308; 2. C. Dowling, 275; 3. T. Solomito, 257; 4. C. Lutz, 244; 5. R. Preece, 237; 6. D. Coby, 229; 7. R. Summers, 226; 8. R. Pennink, 225; 9. D. Sapienza, 216; 10. C. Pasteryak, 213.