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Santos Sweeps At New Hampshire

Late Pass Of Silk Gives Him Third Career Loudon Win

LOUDON, N.H. — Earlier this season, Bobby Santos used the bottom groove en route to a victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Saturday, Santos used that same groove to win once again.

The victory allowed Santos to sweep the two NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races at the 1.058-mile oval during the 2017 season. It was his third career win at the ‘Magic Mile’ of NHMS.

“We learned a lot in the All-Star race (in July) that I think helped us win this race today,” Santos said. “This is the race track when it comes to the modifieds. This is what everyone shoots for. This is our Super Bowl. It means everything to win here.”

Much like he did in July, the Franklin, Massachusetts, driver found the bottom groove had the most grip on the track in the final circuits. Santos took the lead on lap 90 for the first time in Saturday’s F.W. Webb 100, but lost the lead to Patrick Emerling on lap 96. He took his No. 44 Sully Tinio/Brendan Kelley Music Chevrolet back to the front on lap 97 and wasn’t challenged back to the checkered flag in the final three circuits.

It was also the 32-year-old’s 16th career victory in his 131st career Whelen Modified Tour start. He crossed the line 0.610 seconds ahead of Rowan Pennink. Behind Pennink, Patrick Emerling finished third after leading seven laps. Donny Lia and Justin Bonsignore rounded out the top five.

With his fifth place finish, Bonsignore positioned himself second in the standings. Four-time series champion Doug Coby, who led a race-high 64 laps, finished 15th, but will lead the points by 11 points over Bonsignore. Timmy Solomito is third in the standings, 14 off the lead. Ryan Preece, who entered the race as the points leader, missed the event and leaves New Hampshire fifth in the championship standings.

Eric Goodale finished sixth, while Ron Silk, Woody Pitkat, Ryan Newman and Anthony Nocella finished the top 10.

The F.W. Webb 100 at New Hampshire will air on NBCSN Thursday, Sept. 28th at 7 p.m. ET.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the track next weekend, with the running of the NAPA Fall Final 150 scheduled for Sunday, October 1 at 3:15 p.m. ET.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-F. W. Webb 100 Results

Saturday

At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, N.H.

Lap length: 1.058 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

  1. (11) Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass., Chevrolet, 100 laps, 82.263 mph.
  2. (2) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 100.
  3. (5) Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, NY, Chevrolet, 100.
  4. (3) Donny Lia, Jericho, NY, Chevrolet, 100.
  5. (20) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, NY, Chevrolet, 100.
  6. (13) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 100.
  7. (7) Ron Silk, Norwalk, CT, Chevrolet, 100.
  8. (17) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Chevrolet, 100.
  9. (1) Ryan Newman, South Bend, IN, Chevrolet, 100.
  10. (19) Anthony Nocella, Woburn, Mass., Chevrolet, 100.
  11. (12) Jon McKennedy, Chelmsford, Mass., Chevrolet, 100.
  12. (18) Matt Swanson, Acton, Mass., Ford, 100.
  13. (15) Ronnie Williams, Ellington, Conn., Chevrolet, 100.
  14. (8) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 100.
  15. (14) Chase Dowling, Roxbury, Conn., Chevrolet, 100.
  16. (21) Andrew Krause, Holmdel, N.J., Chevrolet, 100.
  17. (23) Calvin Carroll, Newton, N.J., Chevrolet, 100.
  18. (9) Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 100.
  19. (24) Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn., Ford, 100.
  20. (27) Melissa Fifield, Wakefield, N.H., Chevrolet, 100.
  21. (22) Rob Summers, Manchester, CT, Chevrolet, 98.
  22. (25) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 92.
  23. (10) Brendon Bock, Franklin Square, N.Y., Chevrolet, 91, accident.
  24. (4) Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Ford, 86.
  25. (6) Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H., Chevrolet, 37, engine.
  26. (26) Dave Salzarulo, Monson, Mass., Chevrolet, 32, handling.
  27. (16) Craig Lutz, Miller Place, N.Y., Chevrolet, 16, accident.
  28. (28) Walter Sutcliffe Jr., East Haven, Conn., Chevrolet, 16, accident.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 17 minutes 10 seconds

Margin of Victory: 0.610 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: R.Newman (131.556 mph, 28.952 seconds)

Caution Flags: 6 for 27 laps.

Lead Changes: 18 among 6 drivers.

Lap Leaders: R. Newman 1; T. Solomito 2; R. Newman 3-5; T. Solomito 6; R. Newman 7-8; T.

Solomito 9-15; D. Coby 16; T. Solomito 17; D. Coby 18-43; R. Silk 44; D. Coby 45-63; P.

Emerling 64-66; D. Coby 67-76; P. Emerling 77-79; D. Coby 80-87; R. Silk 88-89; B. Santos

90-95; P. Emerling 96; B. Santos 97-100.

Standings: 1. D. Coby, 526; 2. J. Bonsignore, 515; 3. T. Solomito, 512; 4. R. Pennink,

509; 5. R. Preece, 500; 6. E. Goodale, 491; 7. D. Sapienza, 443; 8. M. Swanson, 437; 9.

  1. Summers, 417; 10. M. Zachem, 373.

NWMT New Hampshire FW Webb 100 9/23/17 Entry List

CAR DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM OWNER CREW CHIEF
01 Melissa Fifield, Wakefield, N.H. Eastern Propane & Oil Chevrolet Kenneth Fifield Glen Billings
2 Doug Coby, Milford, Conn. Mayhew Tools/Dunleavy/AJ Romano Const. Chevrolet Mike Smeriglio III Philip Moran
3 Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa. Cape Cod Copper Chevrolet Jan Boehler Greg Fournier
6 Jon McKennedy, Chelmsford, Mass. TS Hauler Chevrolet Ed Partridge Jeff Preece
07 Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y. Buffalo Auto Auction Chevrolet Jennifer Emerling Jan Leafy
7 Donny Lia, Jericho, N.Y. Bardahl Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Tommy Baldwin
15 Chase Dowling, Roxbury, Conn. 15-40 Connection Chevrolet Rob Fuller Steve Garrepy
16 Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y. Starrett Tools Ford Eric Sanderson Stanley Szaban
20 Max Zachem, Preston, Conn. Course Legend/Robert B Our Chevrolet Ken Zachem Steve Lemay
21 Ronnie Williams, Ellington, Conn. * Gershow Recycling Chevrolet Joe Bertuccio, Sr. Stash Butova
24 Andrew Krause, Holmdel, N.J. Supreme Manufacturing Chevrolet Cliff Krause John Cooke
26 Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Lakeland Landscaping Supply/TRC Electric Chevrolet Sean McDonald Gary McDonald
29 Brendon Bock, Franklin Square, N.Y. Meadowbrook Collision Chevrolet George Bock Glenn Dixon
33 Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn. Performance Engines/Kendall Oil Chevrolet Wade Cole Richard Rodenbaugh
36 Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y. Sapienza Enterprise Chevrolet Judy Thilburg Tommy Grasso
38 TBA Performance Engines/Kendall Oil/Ryan’s Oil Chevrolet Linda Rodenbaugh Robert Bourne
39 Calvin Carroll, Newton, N.J. * Power with Prestige/Cruising w/Betty Chevrolet Joe Carroll Geary Rinehimer
44 Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass. Tinio Racing/ImperialCars.com Sully Tinio Bob Santos
46 Craig Lutz, Miller Place, N.Y. Riverhead Building Supply Chevrolet Russell Goodale Doug Ogiejko
51 Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y. Phoenix Communications Inc. Chevrolet Ken Massa William Michael
58 Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y. GAF Roofing Chevrolet Edgar Goodale Jason Shephard
64 Rob Summers, Manchester, Conn. Hoosier Tire East/Fast Track Chevrolet Mike Murphy Ron Yuhas, Jr.
70 Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H. Rockingham Boat Chevrolet Steve Seuss Steve Seuss
77 Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind. Menards/Curb Records Chevrolet Mike Curb Theodore Musgrave, Jr.
78 Walter Sutcliffe Jr., East Haven, Conn.*. Last Minute Racing Chevrolet Steven Sutcliffe Kevin Anderson
82 Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn. Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet Danny Watts Jr. Aaron Clifford
85 Jeff Rocco, Wallingford, Conn. Stuarts Automotive/J&R Pre-Cast Chevrolet Robert Katon Jr. Kenny Stuart
89 Matt Swanson, Acton, Mass. Starrett Tools Ford John Swanson Ken Barry
97 Anthony Nocella, Woburn, Mass. Nocella Pavings/Airgas Chevrolet Anthony Nocella TBA
99 Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J. Dunleavy’s Repair/Atlantic Sprinkler Chevrolet Cheryl Tomaino Trey Tomano

* Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate

Photo: Getty Images for NASCAR

Better Late Than Never For Santos At NHMS

Uses Overtime Pass To Return To NASCAR Whelen Modified Victory Lane

 LOUDON, N.H. – For much of Saturday’s Eastern Propane & Oil 100, Bobby Santos was riding in the middle of the pack. The Franklin, Massachusetts, driver began his charge with 15 laps to go and then took advantage of overtime to drive to Victory Lane at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

It was Santos’ 15th career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win and second points win at the 1.058-mile oval.

“It’s pretty awesome to win here at New Hampshire,” Santos said. “I’m really excited for my team — Tinio Racing and everyone that got us here. The guys gave me a great car. They put me in position. I had a great long run car there at the end and I had a good battle with Ryan Preece.”

This one came with plenty of late-race drama.

Santos was locked in a four-race battle for the lead with Doug Coby, Ryan Preece and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Newman. Newman and Coby got together with two laps to go when Newman tried to split the difference between Coby and Santos and take second. The caution pushed the race to 105 laps and gave Santos the opportunity to make a run at Preece, who won Friday’s 35-lap non-points Whelen All-Star Shootout.

On the final green flag, Santos’ No. 44 Tinio Racing/ImperialCars.com Chevrolet powered by Preece from the bottom lane and drove away in the final two circuits.

Santos led just those two laps. He started second, but dropped back early and had to work back through the traffic in the middle of the race.

Preece, who led a race-high 54 laps, settled for second. It was the fifth top-five in six races for the Berlin, Connecticut driver and helped him close the gap to just 39 points to the top of the championship standings despite missing a race.

David Sapienza also made a late charge through the field and finished third, giving him his second straight podium finish on the Whelen Modified Tour. Brendon Bock scored a fourth place finish while Chase Dowling rounded out the top five.

Andy Seuss was sixth, followed by Ted Christopher, Max Zachem, Rowan Pennink and Shawn Solomito. Timmy Solomito, who entered the weekend as the points leader, was involved in a multiple-car crash at Lap 20 that took him out of the race. Pennink moved into first by seven over Timmy Solomito, with Eric Goodale 22 points behind. Max Zachem and Justin Bonsignore round out the top five, while Preece is sixth.

There were 16 lead changes among four different drivers.

The Eastern Propane And Oil 100 will air on NBCSN on Thursday, July 20, at 6 p.m.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to the track at Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway on Friday, August 4.

RESULTS | RACE CENTRAL LIVE REPLAY

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-Eastern Propane & Oil 100 Results

Saturday

At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, N.H.

Lap length: 1.058 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

  1. (2) Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass., Chevrolet, 105 laps, 87.186 mph.
  2. (1) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Chevrolet, 105.
  3. (17) Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 105.
  4. (18) Brendon Bock, Franklin Square, N.Y., Chevrolet, 105.
  5. (9) Chase Dowling, Roxbury, Conn., Chevrolet, 105.
  6. (15) Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H., Chevrolet, 105.
  7. (20) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 105.
  8. (5) Max Zachem, Preston, Conn., Chevrolet, 105.
  9. (7) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 105.
  10. (22) Shawn Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Chevrolet, 105.
  11. (8) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 105.
  12. (19) Ronnie Williams, Ellington, Conn., Chevrolet, 105.
  13. (23) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Chevrolet, 105.
  14. (24) Kyle Ebersole, Hummelstown, PA., Chevrolet, 105.
  15. (13) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 105.
  16. (25) Andrew Krause, Holmdel, N.J., Chevrolet, 105.
  17. (10) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, NY, Chevrolet, 104.
  18. (27) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 104.
  19. (28) Calvin Carroll, Newton, N.J., Chevrolet, 104.
  20. (26) Bryan Dauzat, Alexandria, La., Chevrolet, 104.
  21. (21) Rob Summers, Manchester, CT, Chevrolet, 104.
  22. (30) Melissa Fifield, Wakefield, N.H., Chevrolet, 100.
  23. (4) Ryan Newman, South Bend, IN, Chevrolet, 98.
  24. (31) Dave Salzarulo, Monson, Mass., Chevrolet, 98.
  25. (3) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn., Chevrolet, 69, battery.
  26. (14) Donny Lia, Jericho, NY, Chevrolet, 59, engine.
  27. (29) Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn., Chevrolet, 45, transmission.
  28. (16) Matt Swanson, Acton, Mass., Ford, 43, engine.
  29. (12) Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Ford, 19, accident.
  30. (11) Ron Silk, Norwalk, CT, Chevrolet, 18, accident.
  31. (6) Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, NY, Chevrolet, 18, accident.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 16 minutes 27 seconds

Margin of Victory: 0.652 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: Qualifying Rained Out

Caution Flags: 5 for 18 laps.

Lead Changes: 16 among 4 drivers.

Lap Leaders: R. Preece 1-2; R. Newman 3-11; R. Preece 12-23; R. Newman 24-29; R. Preece 30-44; R. Newman 45-54; R. Preece 55-56; R. Newman 57-61; R. Preece 62-75; R. Newman 76-81; D. Coby 82-84; R. Preece 85; R. Newman 86; R. Preece 87; D. Coby 88-96; R. Preece 97-103; B. Santos 104-105.

Standings: 1. R. Pennink, 276; 2. T. Solomito, 269; 3. E. Goodale, 254; 4. M. Zachem,

247; 5. J. Bonsignore, 243; 6. R. Preece, 237; 7. D. Coby, 234; 8. D. Sapienza, 224; 9. W. Pitkat, 223; 10. M. Swanson, 213.

Photo: Mike Ivins/NASCAR