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Oswego Speedway Inks Sponsorship for NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ‘Mod Classic 150’ on September 3

OSWEGO, NY (May 5, 2016) – For the first time since 1989, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to Oswego Speedway and Budweiser International Classic Weekend for the running of the Toyota ‘Mod Classic 150’ presented by McDonald’s on Saturday, September 3.

The 150-lap Classic event will run in conjunction with the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals 60 main event on the second of three nights of activity during the 60th annual celebration of Budweiser International Classic Weekend, running from September 2-4.

“All of us at Oswego Speedway are beyond excited to welcome Toyota and McDonald’s to the Speedway family in 2016, as well as an increased partnership from Budweiser as the Official Beer of the Toyota ‘Mod Classsic 150’ presented by McDonald’s this Classic Weekend,” said Oswego Speedway PR Director, Dan Kapuscinski.  “With the addition of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to this year’s Classic schedule, we’re confident that this star studded racing weekend will be one to remember – especially with the added partnerships of Toyota, McDonald’s, and Budweiser.”

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Since 1955, McDonald’s has served the world some of its favorite food.  From humble beginnings as a small restaurant, McDonald’s has become one of the world’s leading foodservice retailers with more than 36,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries.
Two of those locations reside in the Port City of Oswego including the west side location at 230 W. Bridge St., as well as the Speedway location at 246 NY-104, directly in front of the ‘Steel Palace.’

The 2016 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule is already well on its way, with two events having been completed at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and Stafford Motor Speedway.

Islip, NY driver Timmy Solomito captured his first career NWMT main event win at Thompson on April 10 while defending series champion Doug Coby of Milford, CT dominated at Stafford on April 24.

With the Stafford victory Coby holds a slim one point edge on Solomito in the race for the series championship with Justin Bonsignore, Rowan Pennink, Chase Dowling, Bobby Santos, Donna Lia, Shawn Solomito, Max Zachem, and Matt Swanson filling the top ten positions in the series.

The Tour will next hit New London-Waterford Speedbowl on May 14.

Budweiser International Classic Weekend will see its schedule open on Friday, September 2 with pit gates opening at 11:30 a.m. and hot laps for Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS running from 1 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

SBS time trials will then take place at 5:30 p.m. followed by Supermodified Pole Day time trials and SBS heat races.

When the final checkered flag falls, Dirtroad Ruckus will hit the stage at approximately 7:30 p.m.

The Party in the Pits, highlighted by Dirtroad Ruckus, will begin a weekend of main event racing featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Toyota ‘Mod Classic 150’ presented by McDonald’s and the Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals on Saturday, September 3 followed by the 25th anniversary Bud Light SBS Classic and the 60th Budweiser International Classic 200 for Supermodifieds on Sunday, September 4.

Three day tickets for Budweiser Classic Weekend are currently on sale by calling the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.  Full weekend tickets start at only $90.

Kids 16 and under will again be admitted free at all Speedway events in 2016 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and Race of Champions Weekend.

On track activity beings at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, May 7 with the annual open test session for all racing divisions.  Testing will run from 1-5pm on May 7 and is free for spectators to sit in the main grandstand.

Racing action at the Speedway begins on Saturday, May 14 featuring the Speedway’s 66th consecutive opening night highlighted by the Race of Champions Modified Richie Evans Memorial 61 as well as kick-off events for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS.

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Coby Dominates in First Win of Season

Defending Tour Champion Cruises to Third NAPA Spring Sizzler Win

Doug Coby
Doug Coby

 STAFFORD, Conn. (April 24, 2016) – Doug Coby didn’t win the season-opener a couple of weeks ago, but he made everyone aware Sunday at Stafford Motor Speedway he’s still the driver to beat to win the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship.

Coby started from the pole and led a race-high 193 laps to win the NAPA Spring Sizzler 200 for his 18th career win overall and third in the 45th annual spring event at the historic speedway located in Stafford, Connecticut.

The two-time defending tour champion pulled ahead at the start of the race and quickly built leads by as much as three seconds in the first half of the event. While Justin Bonsignore, Jamie Tomaino and Ted Christopher were each credited with laps led, Coby left little doubt through the afternoon he had the winning car.

Todd Szegedy followed in second with Rowan Pennink third. Timmy Solomito backed up his season-opening win with a fourth-place finish and Bonsignore was fifth.

Completing the top-10 were Shawn Solomito, Bobby Santos, Chase Dowling, Brendon Bock and Max Zachem.

The race was slowed five times for caution with the only multi-car incident occurring on Lap 106 after Bonsignore and Ryan Preece got together following a restart.

With the win Coby ascends to the top of the points standings by one over Timmy Solomito, 88-87.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to action on May 14 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl for the New England Cycle Center 161.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-NAPA Spring Sizzler 200 Results


At Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford, Conn.

Lap length: 0.5 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

  1. (1) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 200 laps, 68.755 mph.
  2. (5) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn., Chevrolet, 200.
  3. (8) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 200.
  4. (12) Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Ford, 200.
  5. (10) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 200.
  6. (14) Shawn Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Chevrolet, 200.
  7. (13) Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass., Chevrolet, 200.
  8. (11) Chase Dowling, Roxbury, Conn., Chevrolet, 200.
  9. (17) Brendon Bock, Franklin Square, N.Y., Chevrolet, 200.
  10. (15) Max Zachem, Preston, Conn., Chevrolet, 200.
  11. (18) Matt Swanson, Acton, Mass., Chevrolet, 200.
  12. (9) Rob Summers, Manchester, Conn., Chevrolet, 200.
  13. (25) Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 200.
  14. (7) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 199.
  15. (22) Donny Lia, Jericho, N.Y., Chevrolet, 199.
  16. (23) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 199.
  17. (3) George Brunnhoelzl III, West Babylon, N.Y., Chevrolet, 199.
  18. (21) Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 197.
  19. (24) Andrew Krause, Holmdel, N.J., Chevrolet, 197.
  20. (26) Gary Putnam, Vernon, Conn., Chevrolet, 197.
  21. (20) Craig Lutz, Miller Place, N.Y., Chevrolet, 196.
  22. (30) Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Chevrolet, 195.
  23. (28) Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn., Chevrolet, 194.
  24. (6) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 175, ignition.
  25. (31) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Chevrolet, 172, accident.
  26. (4) Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 172, accident.
  27. (32) Melissa Fifield, Wakefield, N.H., Chevrolet, 122, brakes.
  28. (19) Jeff Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 117, power steering.
  29. (27) Nick Salva, Prospect, Conn., Chevrolet, 110.
  30. (29) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Chevrolet, 106, accident.
  31. (2) Jimmy Blewett, Howell, N.J., Dodge, 94, accident.
  32. (16) Tom Rogers, Jr., Patchogue, N.Y., Chevrolet, 91, rear end.


Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 27 minutes 16 seconds

Margin of Victory: 1.131 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: D.Coby (99.398 mph, 18.109 seconds)

Caution Flags: 5 for 32 laps.

Lead Changes: 5 among 4 drivers.

Lap Leaders: D. Coby 1-64; J. Bonsignore 65; D. Coby 66-98; J. Tomaino 99; T. Christopher 100-104; D. Coby 105-200.

Standings: 1. D. Coby, 88; 2. T. Solomito, 87; 3. J. Bonsignore, 82; 4. R. Pennink, 76; 5. C. Dowling, 69; 6. B. Santos, 68; 7. D. Lia, 67; 8. S. Solomito, 66; 9. M. Zachem, 66; 10. M. Swanson, 62.

Whelen Modified Telecasts Announced

NASCAR, NBCSN Reveal 12 TV Dates For Modified Tours In 2016

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
April 22, 2016

The 2016 telecast schedule features races from five of the sport’s most iconic short tracks and five companion events at NASCAR national series facilities. Included in the slate are the season finale championship events for both the Whelen Modified Tour and Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

The 2016 season marks the second for NASCAR’s only open-wheel divisions on NBCSN. All 12 races will be presented by NBCSN in one-hour shows. The full NASCAR regional touring series NBCSN schedule covers 37 events.

Wed., June 15 Whelen Modified Tour Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Wed., June 22 6 p.m.
Fri., July 15 Whelen Modified Tour (All-Star) New Hampshire Motor Speedway Thu., July 21 7 p.m.
Sat., July 16 Whelen Modified Tour New Hampshire Motor Speedway Thu., July 21 6 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 6 Whelen Southern Modified Tour Bowman Gray Stadium Fri., Aug. 26 11 a.m.
Wed., Aug. 10 Whelen Modified Tour Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Fri., Aug. 26 8 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 17 Whelen Mod-Whelen So. Mod Bristol Motor Speedway Fri., Aug. 26 9 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 27 Whelen Modified Tour Riverhead Raceway Thu., Sept. 1 7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 17 Whelen Southern Modified Tour South Boston Speedway Fri., Sept. 23 2 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 24 Whelen Modified Tour New Hampshire Motor Speedway Thu., Sept. 29 7 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 2 Whelen Modified Tour Stafford Motor Speedway Thu., Oct. 6 12:30 p.m.
Thu., Oct. 6 Whelen Southern Modified Tour Charlotte Motor Speedway (.25-mile) Fri., Oct. 14 3:30 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 16 Whelen Modified Tour Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Fri., Oct. 21 1 p.m.

All times ET and subject to change