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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.


NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-Eastern Propane & Oil 100 Results


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

Our Motorsports and Andy Seuss Team Up for K&N Pro Series East at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (July 11, 2017) – New Hampshire native Andy Seuss will make his K&N Pro Series East debut this Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with the support of ARCA team owner Chris Our and Our Motorsports. Most recently the duo competed at Talladega Superspeedway where they brought home a second-place finish in the ARCA Racing Series General Tires 200.

Seuss now shifts his attention to the action-packed weekend as NHMS. Driving the No. 31 for Marsh Racing, Seuss and Our bring over their ARCA sponsors, Canto Paving and R.B. Our Construction for the United Site Services 70.
“I have no stock car laps there, but this is really neat,” Seuss said.  “If there’s any place I’d want to run a K&N car it would be there because I’m from New Hampshire. It means a lot to me to race there. It reminds me of when I was just a fan in the stands watching the old Busch North races.”
Our is looking ahead to long term plans with Seuss that include their next ARCA race at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14th.
“Andy has a lot of raw talent in a stock car as we are discovering over in the ARCA Series. This weekend we are looking to get some more seat time and be prepared for Chicago.”
For up to date information on the K&N race this weekend, follow Our Motorsports on Facebook.
Photo Grant Halverson/Getty Images for NASCAR

NWMT NHMS Eastern Propane & Oil 100 7/15/17 Entry List

00 Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn. Brad Brady Racing Chevrolet Brian Brady Scott Anderson
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 Phil Moran
3 Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa. Cape Cod Copper/USNE/Logic Automation Services Chevrolet Jan Boehler Greg Fournier
5 Kyle Ebersole, Hummelstown, Pa. Ebersole Excavating Chevrolet Bob Ebersole Bob Ebersole
6 Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn. Simoniz Wax Chevrolet Ed Partridge Jeff Preece
07 Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y. Buffalo Auto Auction Chevrolet Jennifer Emerling Jan Leaty
7 Donny Lia, Riverhead, N.Y. Bardahl Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Tommy Baldwin
11 Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H. Rockingham Boat Chevrolet Eddie Harvey Steve Seuss
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. Robert B. Our/Course Legend Ken Zachem Steve Lemay
21 Ronnie Williams, Ellington, Conn. * Gershow Recycling Chevrolet Joe Bertuccio, Sr. Joe Bertuccio
24 Andrew Krause, Holmdel, N.J. Supreme MFG Co. Chevrolet Clifford Krause John Cooke
26 Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Lakeland Landscaping Supply/TRC Electric Chevrolet Sean McDonald Chad McDonald
29 Brendon Bock, Franklin Square, N.Y. Meadowbrook Collision Chevrolet George Bock Glenn Dixon
33 Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn. Performance Engines/Kendal Oil Ford Wade Cole Richard Rodenbaugh
36 Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y. Sapienza Enterprise Chevrolet Judy Thilberg 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 With Betty Chevrolet Joe Carroll Geary Rinehimer
44 Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass. Sully Tinio/Brendan Kelley Music Chevrolet Sully Tinio Bob Santos
46 Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn. Riverhead Building Supply Chevrolet Russell Goodale Doug Ogiejko
48 Shawn Solomito, Islip, N.Y. Eastport Ford Chevrolet Wayne Anderson Jerry Solomito
51 Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y. Phoenix Communications Inc. Chevrolet Kenneth Massa Danny Laferriere
58 Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y. GAF Roofing Chevrolet Edgar Goodale Jason Shephard
64 Rob Summers, Manchester, Conn. Hoosier Tire East/Fastrock Electric/Hughes Motors Chevrolet Mike Murphy Ron Yuhas Jr.
77 Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind. Curb Records Chevrolet Mike Curb Ted Musgrave Jr.
82 Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn. Horton Ave. Materials Chevrolet Danny Watts Jr Danny Watts Jr.
85 Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn. Stuarts Automotive/J&R Pre-Cast Chevrolet Robert Katon Don Barker
89 Matt Swanson, Acton, Mass. Starrett Tools Ford John Swanson Ken Barry
92 Anthony Nocella, Woburn, Mass. Nocella Paving/Airgas Chevrolet Anthony Nocella TBA
97 Bryan Dauzat, Alexandia, La. O.B. Builders, Inc. Chevrolet Bryan Dauzat Todd Copper
99 Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J. Dunleavy Truck Repair/Atlantic Sprinkler Chevrolet Cheryl Tomaino Trey Tomaino

* Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate