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Catalano Wins First Career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Pole at South Boston

SOUTH BOSTON, VA – The defending Sunoco Rookie of the Year wants to win.

After posting the second fastest lap in the morning practice session at South Boston Speedway, Tommy Catalano scored his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Mayhew Tools Dominator pole award in qualifying.

The Ontario, New York, driver, posted a fast time of 13.849 seconds (103.979 mph) around the .4-mile Virginia oval. Previous to Saturday, his best starting position in a Whelen Modified Tour event was third at Myrtle Beach two weeks ago.

Chase Dowling, who returns to action driving a part-time slate with Jamie Tomaino this season, was second with a time of 13.977 seconds (103.026 mph). Ron Silk, a former Whelen Modified Tour champion, drove the No. 85 Stuart’s Automotive Chevrolet to the third spot.

Jon McKennedy, who is driving for Gary Putnam, was fourth, followed by Matt Swanson. Defending Whelen Modified Tour champion Justin Bonsignore was sixth, followed by Burt Myers, Anthony Nocella, Kyle Bonsignore and Doug Coby.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the track for the South Boston 150 at 2:45 p.m. The race will air via a live stream on FansChoice.TV, and will also air on NBCSN on Wednesday, April 3, at 6 p.m.

RACING-REFERENCE: South Boston 150 Qualifying Results

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