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Coby Dominates In First Win Of Season

Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – 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.

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Whelen Modified Telecasts Announced

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR and NBC Sports Group have announced a telecast lineup of 12 races on NBCSN for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tours.

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.

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Whelen Modified Tour Stat Advance: Stafford

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is set to headline Stafford Motor Speedway’s 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler weekend. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the famed Connecticut oval in advance of Sunday’s NAPA Spring Sizzler 200:

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Whelen Mod Tour News & Notes: Stafford

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour provides a difficult challenge to any newcomer hoping for immediate success. Veterans rule the roost, and have for a long time.

Timmy Solomito has experienced growing pains in his first few seasons like most drivers new to the tour. The tracks are unfamiliar. The competition is as stout as it is deep.

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PIT BOX: New Day Begins In Valencia

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

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Dream Comes True For Solomito

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. -- Timmy Solomito's dreams came true Sunday afternoon.

The 24-year-old from Islip, New York, ran away with the 42nd Annual Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to secure his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory. Solomito powered past former champion and current NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Ryan Preece to lead the final 34 laps of the Icebreaker 150 en route to the checkered flag.

"I never thought this day would come," Solomito said. "You lie in bed thinking about things like this. This is a dream come true."

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ICYMI & DYK: Home Tracks Happenings

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In case you missed it, we’ve rounded up recent news items from across the NASCAR Home Tracks landscape. Did you know? …

Air Titan 2, Part II:  Last fall Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park became the first NASCAR Home Track to enlist the help of an Air Titan 2 when it had one on hand for the Sunoco World Series. The track has once again assured attendees that it will do all it can to get the scheduled events completed in a timely manner by bringing the track-drying technology back for this weekend’s Icebreaker.

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Whelen Mod Tour Stat Advance: Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will open the 2016 season with the Icebreaker 150 on Sunday at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the tour and selected drivers at the track:

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Whelen Mod Tour News & Notes: Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Doug Coby has captured three of the last four NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championships. During that period has won one out of every four races.

When laying out the odds for 2016 championship contenders, his dominance begs the question: Do you take Coby or the field?

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FansChoice.tv To Cover Thompson Opener

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The ceremonial opening weekend of NASCAR racing in New England is fast approaching, and fans across the globe will be able to catch the action live.

NASCAR and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park announced today that FansChoice.tv will stream Sunday’s short-track action from the 42nd Annual Icebreaker, headlined by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s season-opening Icebreaker 150.

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