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Bristol Motor Speedway NASCAR WMT Bush’s Beans 150 entry list

Justin Bonsignore leads the field south as the series gets ready for the stretch run.

Garage Opens: 9 a.m., Final Practice: 12:05-1:35 p.m., Qualifying: 3:15 p.m., Bush’s Beans 150: 6:05 p.m.

Nbr Driver Owner Car Crew Chief Sponsor
1 01   Melissa Fifield   Kenneth Fifield Chevrolet   Chad Dow   Truck Stop Northeast
2 1   Burt Myers   Eddie Harvey Chevrolet   Eddie Harvey   Dunleavys
3 2   Doug Coby   Mike Smeriglio III Chevrolet   Phil Moran   Mayhew Tools / Dunleavy Truck & Trailer
4 3   Rowan Pennink   Jan Boehler Chevrolet   Greg Fournier   Cape Cod Copper / USNE Inc.
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 15   Chase Dowling   Rob Fuller Chevrolet   Steven Kopcik   15-40 Connection / S&S Paving
8 16   Timmy Solomito   Eric Sanderson Ford   Stanley Szaban   Starrett
9 18   Ken Heagy   Robert Pollifrone Ford   Desmond Gorman   Buoy One Seafood
10 21   Ronnie Williams   Joseph Bertuccio Chevrolet   Michael Bologna   Empower Financial Advisory
11 25   Calvin Carroll   Joe Carroll Chevrolet   Joe Carroll   Power With Prestige / Cruising With Betty
12 26   Gary McDonald   Sean McDonald Chevrolet   Chad McDonald   Lakeland Landscaping Supply / TRC Electric
13 33   Wade Cole   Wade Cole Chevrolet   Richard Rodenbaugh   Performance Engines / Kendal Oil
14 36   Dave Sapienza   Judy Thilberg Chevrolet   Tommy Grasso   Sapienza Enterprises
15 46   Craig Lutz   Russell Goodale Chevrolet   Douglas Ogiejko   Riverhead Building Supply
16 51   Justin Bonsignore   Kenneth Massa Chevrolet   Ryan Stone   Phoenix Communications Inc.
17 54   Tommy Catalano   Amy Catalano Chevrolet   David Catalano   Catalano Motorsports
18 57   Andy Seuss   Bryan Dauzat Chevrolet   Todd Cooper   OB Builders
19 58   Eric Goodale   Edgar Goodale Chevrolet   Jason Shephard   GAF Roofing
20 63   Austin Pickens   Steve Pickens Chevrolet   Jeff Deminck   Site One Greenbriar
21 64   Rob Summers   Mike Murphy Chevrolet   Steve Lemay   Hoosier Tire East / FastTrack Electrical
22 77   Gary Putnam   Mike Curb Chevrolet   Teddy Musgrave Jr.   Curb Records
23 78   Walter Sutcliffe, Jr.   Steven Sutcliffe Chevrolet   Kevin Anderson   2 Live CRU Racing
24 82   Woody Pitkat   Danny Watts Jr. Chevrolet   Jarod Zeltmann   Horton Ave. Materials
25 98   Ray Parent   Don Parsons Chevrolet   Scott Allen   Make A Wish


-Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Racers Make Their Fourth Stop at Lancaster-

 Lancaster, NY – (August 13, 2018) – The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series will visit Lancaster (N.Y.) National Speedway this Saturday night for the 29th Annual Tribute to Tommy Druar and Tony Jankowiak 110. It will be the fourth visit of the season for the Series during the 2018 campaign. The 110-lap race will be the first race of the season to offer infield pitting at Lancaster.

To date there have been three different winners at Lancaster; Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., in May, Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., in June and Mike Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., in early August.

Last season, George Skora, III, of Eden, N.Y., captured his first-ever Race of Champions Modified Series victory in this event and this past Saturday, Skora, took home the checkered flag in Lancaster’s Sportsman Modified division.

“This is a big night for all of us,” offered Skora. “We are there to race, but we are also honoring two great racers and their legacies, as well as having all of their families, friends and fans present. It’s always a great turnout and great atmosphere. We are really looking forward to it. I think we are back on track with things and hopefully we’ll be in contention once again when it matters.”

The Race of Champions Super Stock Series will join the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series for this event, along with the Street Stocks and Four Cylinders on Saturday.

Qualifying will begin at 6:30pm on the 18th. Grandstand tickets will be $22, Students (12-17 years old) $10; Children under 11 admitted Free; Grandstand Family Pass is $55 (2 Adults and 2 Students); VIP Suite Seat is $27 while if you would like the VIP Suite Experience they begin at $500. Please contact Lancaster National Speedway at 716.759.6818 if you have additional questions.

 Where: Lancaster National Speedway, Lancaster, NY

When: Saturday, August 18, 2018. Grandstands open at 5:00 pm.  Racing at 6:30 pm

Directions: The track is located at 57 Gunnville Road in Lancaster, N.Y., just North of Route 33 and minutes from the New York State Thruway.

What: The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified and Race of Champions Super Stock Series.  29th Annual Tribute to Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak 110-lap Modified race, 37-lap Super Stock race.

More Information: http://speedway.lancasternationalspeedway.com/ (Track Phone: 716.759.6818) / www.rocmodifiedseries.com

For more information, contact;

Race of Champions Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

Follow us on Twitter; Instagram and Facebook; @RoCModSeries or visit our website: www.rocmodifiedseries.com

Justin Bonsignore Keeps His Dominant Roll Going at Thompson

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Championship Points Leader Scores Fifth WIn

Tom Morris Myracenews Photo

THOMPSON, Conn. — Justin Bonsignore seems to have mastered Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

The Holtsville, New York, veteran pulled into NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Victory Lane for the fifth time in 2018 on Wednesday night as part of the Bud “King of Beers” 150.

The victory was the fifth of the season for Bonsignore, his 17th of his Whelen Modified Tour career and his eighth at Thompson. He has now been in Victory Lane for all three stops at the 0.625-mile oval.

“I just can’t believe the season we are having,” Bonsignore said. “We just have to keep it going. Ryan Stone brought a great LFR car here. We have a long way to go, but hopefully we can just keep winning races.”

RACING-REFERENCEBud “King of Beers” 150 Race Results

Bonsignore started from the top spot after winning his first Thompson pole and led the first 15 laps, but gave the lead up to Chase Dowling in the approach to lapped traffic. He took the lead back on lap 79, and even though he pitted during a caution on lap 89 for tires, it didn’t take him long to get back to the front.

He passed Doug Coby for the lead on lap 96 and never lost the top spot en route to the victory.

Matt Swanson, who got the call to drive the Boehler Racing No. 3 after the birth of Rowan Pennink’s first child, finished second. The result was his best career run on the Whelen Modified Tour in his first start with the BRE Racing team.

“The guys called me last night and asked if I wanted to drive their car,” Swanson said. “They told me to give it everything I had, and we did that tonight.”

Doug Coby, who led four laps, charged back through the field after spinning on lap 123, and finished third. Chase Dowling and Bobby Santos III rounded out the top five.

Woody Pitkat was sixth, followed by Andrew Krause, Craig Lutz, Chris Pasteryak and Timmy Solomito.

Bonsignore opened his advantage to 58 points over Dowling with six races remaining in the championship points chase. Timmy Solomito is third, 78 points back.

The Bud “King of Beers” 150 will air on NBCSN on Wednesday, August 15, at 7 p.m.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the track at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee, on Wednesday, August 15.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-Bud ‘King of Beers’ 150 Results


At Thompson  International Speedway

Thompson, CT

Lap length: 0.625 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

  1. (1) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150 laps, 96.844 mph.
  2. (7) Matt Swanson, Acton, Mass., Chevrolet, 150.
  3. (3) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  4. (2) Chase Dowling, Roxbury, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  5. (5) Bobby Santos, III, Franklin, Mass., Chevrolet, 150.
  6. (11) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  7. (12) Andrew Krause, Holmdel, N.J., Chevrolet, 150.
  8. (4) Craig Lutz, Miller Place, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
  9. (16) Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  10. (8) Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Ford, 150.
  11. (10) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
  12. (6) Jon McKennedy, Chelmsford, Mass., Chevrolet, 150.
  13. (15) Blake Barney, Lakewood, N.J., Chevrolet, 149.
  14. (14) Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 148.
  15. (21) Gary Putnam, Vernon, Conn., Chevrolet, 148.
  16. (9) Rob Summers, Manchester, Conn., Chevrolet, 148.
  17. (18) Ray Parent, Tiverton, R.I., Chevrolet, 146.
  18. (19) Austin Pickens, Windermere, Fla., Chevrolet, 146.
  19. (17) Calvin Carroll, Newton, N.J., Chevrolet, 146.
  20. (22) Tommy Catalano, Ontario, N.Y., Chevrolet, 145.
  21. (25) Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn., Chevrolet, 142.
  22. (26) Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Chevrolet, 140.
  23. (13) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Chevrolet, 138.
  24. (24) Joe Degracia, Nutley, N.J., Chevrolet, 134.
  25. (23) Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y., Ford, 118.
  26. (27) Melissa Fifield, Wakefield, N.H., Chevrolet, 40, power steering.
  27. (20) Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 33, rear end.
  28. (29) Ronnie Williams, Ellington, Conn., Chevrolet, 0, withdrew.
  29. (28) Walter Sutcliffe Jr., East Haven, Conn., Chevrolet, 0, withdrew.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 58 minutes, 5 seconds

Margin of Victory: 0.887 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: . ( mph,  seconds)

Caution Flags: 3 for 15 laps.

Lead Changes: 3 among 3 drivers.

Lap Leaders: J. Bonsignore 1-15; C. Dowling 16-78; j. Bonsingore 79-91; D. Coby 92-95; J. Bonsignore 96-150.

Standings: 1. J. Bonsignore, 436; 2. C. Dowling, 378; 3. T. Solomito, 358; 4. C. Lutz, 343; 5. D. Coby, 337; 6. R. Summers, 317; 7. R. Pennink, 305; 8. E. Goodale, 304; 9. D. Sapienza, 292; 10. C. Pasteryak, 282.