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Local hero Kyle Soper knocks off NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regulars at Riverhead

RIVERHEAD, NY – Kyle Soper accomplished something Saturday evening that no other Riverhead Raceway regular had done in 27 years. By earning his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in Saturday’s Buzz Chew Chevrolet Cadillac 200 on Saturday evening, Soper became the first Riverhead regular to win a Tour race …

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Justin Bonsignore steals a victory in the Duel at the Dog 200

WINCHESTER, NH – In a season filled with positives and negatives, luck was on Justin Bonsignore’s side during the closing laps of Sunday’s Duel at the Dog 200 at Monadnock Speedway. Contact between race leader Matt Hirschman and the lapped car of J.B. Fortin with three laps remaining created an …

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Mike Christopher Jr. earns maiden Whelen Modified Tour win at Jennerstown

JENNERSTOWN, PA – Two legendary names in Modified racing came together for a landmark victory Saturday night at Jennerstown Speedway. Mike Christopher Jr., nephew of the late Ted Christopher, wheeled the No. 7NY Modified owned by Tommy Baldwin Jr. to his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory during the Jennerstown …

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Doug Coby gallops to victory in the Inaugural Granite State Derby at Lee USA Speedway

LEE, NH – Unlike the Kentucky Derby a few weeks ago, there would be no upset winner in the inaugural Granite State Derby presented by USA Insulation. Doug Coby conquered Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at New Hampshire’s Lee USA Speedway to earn his second Tour victory of the …

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Doug Coby scores dominant victory at Riverhead Raceway in return to Modified Tour

RIVERHEAD, NY – One week ago, Doug Coby had no idea that he would be racing in Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Miller Lite 200 at Riverhead Raceway. Tommy Baldwin Jr.’s decision to put the six-time Tour champion in the famed No. 7NY as a substitute for Jimmy Blewett paid …

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Defending champion Justin Bonsignore rebounds with big Modified Tour victory at Richmond

RICHMOND, VA — After finishing last in the opening race of the 2022 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season in February at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway, Justin Bonsignore was in need of a rebound. That came Friday at Richmond Raceway, where Bonsignore triumphed in the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150, the second race …

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Hirschman Wins 200th in John Blewett III Memorial 76 at New Smyrna

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL – The annual John Blewett III Memorial 76 as part of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing is special in part because of the silence that grips Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway prior to the race as competitors and fans alike pause to remember Blewett and …

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Matt Hirschman Wins NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Opener at New Smyrna

NEW SMYRNA, FL – Matt Hirschman grew up dreaming of Daytona, but the Northampton, Pennsylvania, native etched his name in different Florida racing history Saturday night. Hirschman claimed the checkered flag at New Smyrna Speedway in the inaugural NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at the half-mile bullring, opening the 2022 …

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Third-Generation Driver Tommy Catalano Looks Ahead to Full-Time Mods Season with Familiar Mindset

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Tommy Catalano’s family has been racing since the early 1960s. Some 60 years later, that tradition will continue as Tommy Catalano brings the family’s No. 54 car back to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour for a full-season effort in 2022. RELATED: Complete Modified Tour schedule for 2022 …

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Justin Bonsignore Wins 2021 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Championship

Justin Bonsignore cemented his place in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour history Saturday night at Stafford Motor Speedway. After starting his career 0-for-40 at the Connecticut half-mile, Bonsignore led the final half of the season-finale and held off an overtime charge by Doug Coby to claim his first career victory at …

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Patrick Emerling Nabs Riverhead Victory in Penultimate Modified Tour Race of 2021

RIVERHEAD, NY – Patrick Emerling picked a fine time to find a checkered flag. Despite never winning at the quarter-mile bullring before, Emerling claimed his first Riverhead Raceway victory on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in the Miller Lite 200 on Saturday night on New York’s Long Island. Emerling posted …

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Preece Claims Third Consecutive Victory in Return to Richmond

RICHMOND, VA – In the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s return to Richmond Raceway, Ryan Preece dominated, leading 98 of 156 laps and surviving multiple late-race restarts to win his third consecutive race over a three-month stretch and first at “The Action Track.” “Usually you really don’t want late-race restarts, but …

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Ron Silk Uses Rate-Race Heroics to Win in Modified Tour’s Return to Beech Ridge

SCABOROUGH, ME – He may not be a fighter, but Ron Silk proved he was ready to rumble late Saturday night, passing Matt Hirschman with less than 10 laps remaining to win the Rumble at the Ridge 200 at Maine’s Beech Ridge Speedway. The win was Silk’s first of the …

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Ryan Preece Rallies with ‘Razzle Dazzle’ to win Modified Tour Race at Stafford

STAFFORD, CT – A familiar face graced Victory Lane once again at Stafford Motor Speedway. For the ninth time in his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour career, Ryan Preece was the victor at Stafford, outlasting points leader and defending champion Justin Bonsignore for his second consecutive and overall victory of the …

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Emerling Beats Bonsignore for Hometown, Photo Finish NASCAR Modified Victory at Lancaster

LANCASTER, NY – Patrick Emerling christened Lancaster Speedway with a victory for the ages. After a late-race restart pitted the western New York native against Justin Bonsignore, his nearest threat for the championship, Emerling fended off a fierce charge on the final corner to win the inaugural Nu-Way Auto Parts …

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Justin Bonsignore Returns to Victory Lane at Jennerstown

JENNERSTOWN, PA – Justin Bonsignore dominated the first trip to Jennerstown Speedway last year, and let the second visit slip away. Saturday night, the Long Island driver almost did both in the Jennerstown Salutes 150 presented by DGV. Instead, he walked away with his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win …

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Doug Coby Finally Claims Riverhead Checkers

RIVERHEAD, NY – Doug Coby can be forgiven if he lost track of how many different ways wins at Riverhead Raceway slipped away. Finally, Saturday night, the six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion would be denied no longer. Coby wrestled the lead away from Justin Bonsignore with 25 laps to …

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Another Richie Evans 100 Win Nets Matt Hirschman Another World Series Title

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL – The Richie Evans Memorial 100 at New Smyrna Speedway is becoming Matt Hirschman’s personal playground. Hirschman closed out the Tour-Type Modified portion of the 55th World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing Friday with his fifth victory — and third straight — in the annual …

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Whelen Modified Tour Announces 2021 Schedule; Two Stops at Oswego, One at Lancaster

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – NASCAR announced on Friday the 2021 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour calendar, and the slate includes 14 races across six states – from Maine to Virginia. The schedule is a mix of historic Modified staples, the return of a pair of tracks and an inaugural trip to …

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Whelen Modified Tour Books Upstate NY Date For 2021

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour added upstate New York to the 2021 slate Thursday. The tour will visit New York International Raceway Park at Lancaster Speedway on Saturday, July 31. The night race will be 150 laps. Lancaster, located just outside of Buffalo, is steeped in Modified history. …

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