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Woody Pitkat Outlasts Competition To Score Wall Stadium Win

Timmy Solomito Ready To Chase First Title

5/18/19) - WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. —  The wait was well worth it for Woody Pitkat.

The Stafford, Connecticut, native outlasted all other competitors in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour return to Wall Stadium Speedway on Saturday and took the checkered flag in the first event at the third-mile in 12 years.

It was the fourth career Whelen Modified Tour win for Pitkat, and his first in four years. It was also his first win driving for Danny Watts Racing in his 21st start with the team. Pitkat took over the ride after the passing of Ted Christopher in 2017. more info..

Doug Coby Charges To Fourth Spring Sizzler Victory

NAPA Spring Sizzler 200

(5/11/19) - STAFFORD, Conn. — Doug Coby was going for his fourth NAPA Spring Sizzler 200 victory Saturday. Craig Lutz was chasing his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win.

In the end, it was the veteran Coby who made the winning move – diving under Lutz with just over 10 laps remaining – and then fending off the fierce challenge in the closing laps to return to Victory Lane in the iconic event that's earned the moniker, “The Greatest Race in the History of Spring.”

It was Coby's 26th career win on the tour and his 12th at Stafford. His first career win came in the 2006 Spring Sizzler, Stafford's iconic early-season event. He also won the race in 2012 and 2016. more info..

Justin Bonsignore Continues Dominance at Thompson

Icebreaker 150

THOMPSON, Conn. —  Justin Bonsignore has become the modern day master of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

The Holtsville, New York, driver scored his fifth straight NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win at Thompson on Sunday afternoon in the Icebreaker 150. The victory allowed Bonsignore to become the first driver in the history of Whelen Modified Tour action at the historic Connecticut oval to win five straight.

It was the 10th career Thompson win for the defending series champion, and his 21st overall. more info...

Ron Silk Back To Victory Lane at South Boston

 

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. —  One last restart was all Ron Silk needed.

The Norwalk, Connecticut, driver lined up to the inside of Burt Myers with 18 laps to go in the South Boston 150 at South Boston Speedway, and the veteran took advantage of his opportunity to get back to the top.

Silk captured his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win since May of 2016 by taking down the checkered flag in the second race of the season. It was the 11th career win for the 2011 series champion, and his first in his first start at the Virginia oval. more info...

Doug Coby Begins Quest For Sixth Title In Victory Lane

Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety Kleen

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. 3/16/19 —  Doug Coby's quest for a sixth NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship couldn't have started off much better.

After two years of struggling at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Coby make those scuffles distant memories on Saturday, rolling to his 25th career Whelen Modified Tour win and first at the South Carolina oval.

He may have made the final laps of the Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety Kleen look easy, but the day wasn't filled with only celebratory moments. He did win the first Mayhew Tools Dominator Pole Award in qualifying, but Coby was forced to start at the tail of the field after a screw in his left-front tire forced the team to make an unapproved tire change before the green. MORE RESULTS

Whelen Executive Phil Kurze Passes

Longtime Short Track Racing Supporter And Whelen Rep

12/13/2018 Phil spent more than 25 years with Whelen Engineering, where he was Vice President of Motorsports and Mass Notification. His first task for the company was in Mass Notification Products, but Kurze quickly worked his way into the ranks and took liking to short track racing, taking over as Vice President of Motorsports for the company and acting in the position until his passing.

“Whelen would not be where it is today in the NASCAR community without the efforts of Phil Kurze,” Whelen President and CEO George Whelen V said in a statement. “It was an honor to work with Phil for so many years. He was genuine and kind to all.” more