BINGHAMTON, NY…The second oldest consecutively run auto racing event in the United States will take place this Sunday, October 4th at the Chemung Speedrome.  The Sunoco Race of Champions Modified 200 will see over $18,000 in bonus lap money on top of the nearly $50,000 payout.  The race winner will earn a minimum of $10,000 for the victory in the traditional 200 lapper.  This year will mark the 65th consecutive running of the event, second only to the Indianapolis 500.  The race is being held in the southern tier region of New York for the first time ever with the Chemung Speedrome set to host the prestigious event.

Race of Champions Hall of Famers Marilyn and Don Toal have once again done an outstanding job of raising the bonus lap money for the Modified 200.  This year’s total is an impressive $18,340 and all of the money collected will go directly to the Modified teams competing in the 200 lap event.  The total is even more impressive as the announcement of the race changing venues from Oswego Speedway to the Chemung Speedrome only occurred in July.  This certainly did not leave a lot of time for the lap money raising efforts.  The Toal family has had a huge impact on the event over the years and in 2014 Marilyn and Don were awarded the Eastern Motorsports Press Association Junie Donleavy Spirit of Racing Award.

Marilyn Toal was also awarded the Gater Racing News Dirtcar Hall of Fame Outstanding Woman Award in 2008.  Both Marilyn and Don are also Race of Champions Hall of Fame Members and were inducted in 1998.  They are looking forward to many more years of fund raising efforts for the race teams.

Race of Champions owner Andrew Harpell commented on the annual lap fund, “Marilyn and Don are such an important part of the event.  Their contributions over the years have spanned all of the venues the race has been held at and the drivers have benefited immensely from their efforts.”  “Being able to raise what they have for this year’s event is remarkable especially with our venue change.”  Harpell added, “This year to honor both Marilyn and Don the Race of Champions staff worked with our race teams to do our own fund raising effort to present to them at Chemung.”  Fellow RoC Hall of Fame Member Jim Burleigh helped to spearhead the effort.

The top three drivers in the running order on each of the 200 laps will randomly earn the bonus lap money posted for that lap.  This change was made a few years ago and has given many more drivers the opportunity at bonus lap money.  Along with the top three bonuses a number of other contingency bonuses will be in place.

A number of special bonus awards have been posted in additional to the lap sponsor fund. Once again this year Harpell will pay a bonus to the leader of lap 68 in Memory of Alex Friesen.  Friesen and Harpell purchased the event from Joe Gerber in 1996 and moved the race to the location that has proven to be the longest tenure of the race – Oswego Speedway.  The energy and vision that Alex Friesen brought to the event lives with the traditional lap 68 bonus award each year.  The leader of that lap will receive $500.  Harpell will close out his involvement with the event with the 65th edition as the rights to the race have been purchased by Joe Skotnicki and officially change hands in January.

Tommy Baldwin has posted an additional $500 for the “Tiger Tom Baldwin” Hard Charger Award from Baldwin Automotive, Inc. in East Patchogue, NY.  That bonus will award the driver that advances the most positions in the 200 lapper.  E.J.M Energy Services/Ed McGuire will award $100 bonuses to the following:  the leader of lap 100, the 10th place runner on lap 100, the winner at lap 200 and the last car to take the checkered flag on lap 200.  The first car out of the race will receive a $100 bonus from Chuck Boos and the last car to cross the finish line on the lead lap will also earn $100 courtesy of Frank & Dave Varecka.  Other $50 contingency bonuses have been posted by John Markovic, Tom Fecteau and Ed & Chrissy Simon.


For a complete schedule of events please log on to or phone 607-775-5555.  Tickets may also be reserved using your major credit card and phoning the RoC offices at 607-775-5555.

Coby Sweeps 2015 New Hampshire Poles

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On Point For Saturday’s Whelen Modified Tour F.W. Webb 100

LOUDON, N.H. (Sept. 25, 2015) – Doug Coby earned a season sweep of Coors Light Pole Awards at New Hampshire Motor Speedway when he took the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s top qualifying honors for the F.W. Webb 100.

Coby, of Milford, Connecticut, posted a fast lap of 29.130 seconds (130.752 mph) to notch his eighth career pole overall and third at the 1.058-mile oval. It was his fourth Coors Light Pole of the 2015 season, which includes the Whelen Modified Tour’s first trip to NHMS in July.

Bobby Santos qualified outside pole with a quick circuit of 29.249 (130.220) while Woody Pitkat was third-fastest at 29.256 (130.189).

Timmy Solomito, Justin Bonsignore, Ryan Newman, Anthony Nocella, Andy Seuss and Chase Dowling brought home the top 10 in the 34 car field.

Championship points leader Ryan Preece qualified 17th at 29.616 (128.606) after he led all cars in the morning practice session. He brings a one-point lead in the standings to NHMS over Pitkat while Coby is 25 back in third.

The F.W. Webb 100 will go green on Saturday at approximately 3:30 p.m. following the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ UNOH 175. The F.W. Webb 100 will be telecast on NBCSN on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.

Qualifying Results

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour – F.W. Webb 100 Lineup

Race Saturday; Qualifying Friday

at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, N.H.

Lap Length: 1.058 miles

  1. (2) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 130.752
  2. (44) Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass., Chevrolet, 130.220
  3. (38) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Chevrolet, 130.189
  4. (8) Donny Lia, Jericho, N.Y., Chevrolet, 130.033
  5. (16) Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Ford, 129.962
  6. (51) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 129.630
  7. (7) Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind., Chevrolet, 129.450
  8. (64) Anthony Nocella, Woburn, Mass., Chevrolet, 129.375
  9. (70) Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H., Chevrolet, 129.371
  10. (9) Chase Dowling, Roxbury, Conn., Chevrolet, 129.296
  11. (58) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 129.195
  12. (07) Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y., Chevrolet, 129.191
  13. (4) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn., Dodge, 129.160
  14. (89) Matt Swanson, Acton, Mass., Chevrolet, 128.981
  15. (22) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 128.954
  16. (15) Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 128.702
  17. (6) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Chevrolet, 128.606
  18. (14) Max Zachem, Preston, Conn., Chevrolet, 128.506
  19. (13) James Civali, Meriden, Conn., Chevrolet, 128.079
  20. (93) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 127.542
  21. (75) Shawn Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Chevrolet, 126.973
  22. (3) Troy Talman, Oxford, Mass., Chevrolet, 126.964
  23. (46) Jeff Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 126.871
  24. (56) Craig Lutz, Miller Place, N.Y., Chevrolet, 126.863
  25. (36) Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 126.833
  26. (83) Tom Rogers, Jr., Patchogue, N.Y., Chevrolet, 126.774
  27. (37) Dave Salzarulo, Enfield, Conn., Chevrolet, 125.944
  28. (99) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 124.973
  29. (18) Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 124.973
  30. (19) Brandon Oltra, Alden, Pa., Chevrolet, 124.662
  31. (82) Danny Watts, Jr., Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 124.515
  32. (33) Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn., Chevrolet, 124.381
  33. (26) Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Chevrolet, 121.882
  34. (01) Melissa Fifield, Wakefield, N.H., Chevrolet, 118.551


NASCAR WMT FW Webb 100 Qualifying Results


Pos   No.  Name                            Sponsor                                                                                  Best Time                         Best Speed
1        2      Doug Coby                  Dunleavy’s Repair/HEX Performance                             29.130                                130.752
2      44     Bobby Santos              Tinio Corp./Dan Kelley/Curb Records                            29.249                               130.220
3      38     Woody Pitkat              Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East                                    29.256                                130.189
4        8     Donny Lia                    Sypher Construction/Bardahl                                           29.291                                130.033
5       16    Timmy Solomito         Diversified Metals/R.B. Enterprises                                29.307                                129.962
6       51    Justin Bonsignore      M3 Technology                                                                     29.382                                129.630
7         7    Ryan Newman            Menards/Wix Filters                                                            29.423                                129.450
8      64    Anthony Nocella*       Nocella Reclamation/Hughes Motors                              29.440                               129.375
9      70    Andy Seuss                   Rockingham Boat/Leon Holmes Excavating                  29.441                                129.371
10       9    Chase Dowling*          S&S Asphalt Paving/Dunleavy’s Repair                           29.458                               129.296
11      58   Eric Goodale                GAF Roofing/Supreme Skylights                                      29.481                                129.195
12      07  Patrick Emerling          Buffalo Auto Auction                                                          29.482                                129.191
13        4    Todd Szegedy             Montanari Fuel                                                                   29.489                                129.160
14      89   Matt Swanson*           Spafco Race Chassis/FMR Racing                                   29.530                                 128.981
15     22   Ted Christopher          Canto Paving/Ferguson Waterworks                               29.536                                 128.954
16     15    Ron Silk 15-40             Connection/LFR Chassis                                                    29.594                                128.702
17       6    Ryan Preece                 TS Haulers/East West Marine                                           29.616                                128.606
18      14   Max Zachem*              ThrowBridge Transport/Dunleavy’s                                29.639                                128.506
19      13   James Civali                Cape Cod Aggregates/Seekonk GP                                   29.738                                128.079
20     93   Rowan Pennink          Van Wickle Auto Supply                                                     29.863                                127.542
21      75   Shawn Solomito         Eastport Feeds/Axel Anderson Inc.                                 29.997                                126.973
22       3   Troy Talman*              Bridgewater-Raynham O.D./DCU/NAPA                        29.999                                126.964
23     46  Jeff Goodale*               Riverhead Building Supply                                                 30.021                                126.871
24     56 Craig Lutz*                    Lutz Motorsports                                                                 30.023                                126.863
25     36  David Sapienza*          Frankie’s Towing/Wine Country                                       30.030                                126.833
26     83  Tom Rogers, Jr.           CAC Industries/WM Inc.                                                     30.044                                126.774
27     37  David Salzarulo           Brickenmore Bricks                                                             30.242                                125.944
28     99  Jamie Tomaino            Dunleavy’s Repair/Atlantic Sprinkler                               30.477                                124.973
29     18  Ken Heagy                    Buoy One Seafood/East End Statuary                             30.477                                124.973
30     19  Brandon Oltra*           Oltra Racing                                                                           30.553                                124.662
31     82  Danny Watts, Jr.          Horton Avenue Materials                                                   30.589                                124.515
32     33 Wade Cole                     Performance Engines/Kendall Oil                                     30.622                                124.381
33     26 Gary McDonald            Lakeland Landscaping Supply/TRC Electric                    31.250                                 121.882
34     01 Melissa Fifield              Eastern Propane & Oil                                                         32.128                                 118.551

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