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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 150 Schedule

SEEKONK SPEEDWAY 2019
NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR
EVENT SCHEDULE SATURDAY, JUNE 1st


11:00 AM 6:00 PM NWMT CREDENTIALS OPEN
11:30 AM NWMT HAULERS ENTER
12:00 PM NWMT CREW CHIEF MEETING (SERIES HAULER)
TO FOLLOW: NWMT RANDOM DRAW (SERIES HAULER)
12:15 PM NWMT GARAGE OPENS
12:30 PM NWMT INSPECTION BEGINS / TIRE IMPOUND OPENS
1:15 PM NWMT ROOKIE DRIVERS / SPOTTERS MEETING (SERIES HAULER)
1:30 PM NWAAS HAULERS ENTER
1:30 PM NWMT DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (SERIES HAULER)


TO FOLLOW: CHAPEL SERVICE
1:45 PM SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS MEETING
2:00 PM TRACK SERVICES MEETING
2:00 PM NWMT DEADLINE TO DESIGNATE TIRES
2:30 PM 3:50 PM NWMT FINAL PRACTICE
3:50 PM NWMT RELEASE QUALIFYING TIRES FROM IMPOUND
4:00 PM 5:15 PM NWAAS FINAL PRACTICE
4:15 PM NWMT QUALIFYING INSPECTION BEGINS (GROUPS DETERMINED BY PRACTICE SPEEDS)


5:30 PM NWMT QUALIFYING (GROUP) (IMPOUND)
6:00 PM NWAAS SPORT TRUCKS QUALIFYING RACE (10 LAPS)
6:15 PM NWMT DRIVER AUTOGRAPH SESSION (FRONT OF VICTORY LANE)


TO FOLLOW NWAAS SPORTSMAN QUALIFYING RACE (10 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NWAAS LATE MODELS QUALIFYING RACE (10 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NWAAS SPORT TRUCK FEATURE (35 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NWAAS LATE MODEL FEATURE (50 LAPS)
TO FOLLOW NWAAS SPORTSMAN FEATURE (35 LAPS)
8:00 PM (APPROX) NWMT RACE (150 LAPS/49.95 MILES)

Martinsville Announces Return of Whelen Modified Tour in 2020

BYMARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY TRACK RELEASE MAY 28, 2019

For the first time since 2010, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to Martinsville Speedway in 2020 for the MaxPro Window Films 200.

The modifieds, which were a fixture at Martinsville for decades, will race the 200 lap race on Friday Night May 8, 2020 as part of the spring race weekend.

“We get asked a lot about the modifieds a lot – from fans, from drivers, from media,” Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell said. “Now, we can say, ‘Yes, we will have them back next year.’ These cars are such an important part of Martinsville Speedway history and the time is right to bring them back.”

North Carolina-based Maxpro Window Films, an industry leader in window film, has signed on to sponsor the race.

“Maxpro Window Films is excited to be a supporter of and partner with Martinsville Speedway and NASCAR,” Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Elizabeth Dillon said. “Not only are NASCAR fans a natural market for Maxpro’s automotive line of window films, but a lot of our employees and management team have deep roots in the Martinsville and Henry County area and we are proud to be associated with an organization with the history and tradition of Martinsville Speedway, so it’s a good fit for Maxpro.

“The modifieds have always been a fan favorite at Martinsville and Maxpro is thrilled to welcome them back for the Maxpro Window Films 200 and to sponsor their return. It’s always an exciting race and having it under the lights will be special. We look forward to an exciting weekend and we are thrilled to be part of it.”

The modified division first raced at Martinsville in 1960 and raced every year through 2002. Virginian Ray Hendrick, who also is the career leader in overall wins at Martinsville with 20, is the all-time leader in modified wins at Martinsville with 15. NASCAR Hall of Famer Richie Evans is second with 10.

“The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and Martinsville Speedway are a perfect match,” said Brandon Thompson, NASCAR Managing Director, Touring Series. “When you talk history and legacy – names like Evans, Cook and Bodine are synonymous with Martinsville. The Modified division and Martinsville Speedway are the cornerstones on which the sport was built. We’re excited about adding names like Coby, Bonsignore, and maybe even Preece – a new generation of Modified racing stars to the half-mile and look forward to being part of an incredible race weekend.”

In qualifying for a 1986 modified event, Greg Sacks set the Martinsville Speedway track record for all divisions with a one-lap average of 101.014 miles-per-hour, a record that still stands.

The MaxPro Window Films 200 will add to an already exciting 2020 season at the historic half-mile speedway. The NASCAR Cup Series race will be under the lights in the spring, and the NASCAR Xfinity Series will return to the Speedway for the first time since 2006 as part of a triple-header weekend in the fall that will be the final race before the Championship Round of the NASCAR Playoffs for all three national touring series.

“I don’t know that I’ve ever felt this much excitement about an upcoming season at Martinsville Speedway,” Campbell said. “From the fans to competitors and media, it’s industry-wide excitement and we are all really looking forward to it.”

Racing returns to Martinsville Speedway this fall with two race weekends.

First is the ValleyStar Credit Union 300, the biggest, richest and most prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Race in the country on October 5.

The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will return for the NASCAR Playoffs the weekend of October 25-27.

Tickets to both race weekends are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or online at www.martinsvillespeedway.com.

NASCAR MODIFIED TOUR AT WALL STADIUM ON SATURDAY (MAY 18)

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ The stars of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will invade Wall Stadium Speedway this Saturday, May 18 for the Jersey Shore 150 stock car race. On Saturday gates will open at 2:00 p.m., with practice at 2:15 p.m., qualifying at 5:45 p.m. and feature races starting at 7:00 p.m. In the event of bad Saturday weather, a special Sunday rain date has been set for this event. Tickets and pit passes are now available online only at wallspeedwayracing.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the track starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

All of the top NASCAR Modified racing stars are expected for this 150 lap event led by early 2019 tour race winners including two-time victor Doug Coby of Southington, Ct., as well as winners Ron Silk of Norwalk, Ct. and Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, N.Y. Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., Eric Goodale of Riverhead, N.Y., Craig Lutz of Miller Place, N.Y., Chris Pasteryak of Lisbon, Ct. and Woody Pitkat of Bellingham, Mass., all of whom are currently in the top ten of tour points, are on the official entry list. Dave Sapienza of Riverhead, N.Y., who enjoyed a Wall Stadium Speedway win in the Turkey Derby last November, is also among the entries.

Local fans should also have plenty to cheer for in this race as Howell’s Jimmy Blewett and Jackson’s Blake Barney, both of whom are in the top ten in driver points, as well as Holmdel’s Andrew Krause and Matawan’s Anthony Sesely are expected to try to defend their local turf.

In addition to the 150 lap Tour Modified Main Event, the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars, the O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks and the Surfside Collision 4Cylinder Stocks will all see action in 25-lap feature races.

Saturday night racing action then continues through early October with schedule details at wallspeedwayracing.com.

Wall Stadium is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address isckmotorsports@aol.com.