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Court Hearing This Monday Regarding Country Music Festival at NHMS

LOUDON, N.H. – A court hearing to review the town of Loudon’s approval of a country music festival will be held next week in Concord.  This hearing is the result of a filing by three residents to block the event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.  NHMS officials will be on hand for the session.



Monday, April 2, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.


Merrimack County Superior Court

163 North Main Street

Concord, N.H. 03301

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


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

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

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