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Barrett Powers To Bristol Victory

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Rookie Tommy Barrett Jr. out-muscled veterans Bobby Santos and Justin Bonsignore with a dozen laps to go and drove on to his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in Wednesday’s Bush’s Beans 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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QUALIFYING: Bristol Pole To Bonsignore

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following his win last week in Connecticut, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Justin Bonsignore stated he was looking forward to today’s Bush’s Beans 150 since his team has always had good speed at Bristol Motor Speedway. He’s backing that statement up.

Bonsignore, from Holtsville, New York, posted a fast lap of 14.925 seconds (128.563 mph) in Coors Light Pole qualifying to take home his fifth career Whelen Modified Tour pole, and second at the “World’s Fastest Half Mile.” He was also fast qualifier for the 2010 event.

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PRACTICE: Bonsignore Thunders At Bristol

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Justin Bonsignore emerged fastest among the Bush’s Beans 150 field across two NASCAR Whelen Modified practices that were affected by rain Wednesday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Bonsignore, from Holtsville, New York, posted a fast lap of 14.684 seconds (130.673 mph) in the final practice session of the day, which was limited to 20 minutes by a condensed schedule.

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Whelen Modified Tours Stat Advance: Bristol

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tours will head to Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway for Wednesday’s sixth annual Bush’s Beans 150 combination race. Below is a statistical look at the performance of tours and selected drivers at the track:

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Bristol

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A winner in two of the last three NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events, Justin Bonsignore will look to build on the momentum that has thrust him into championship contention in Wednesday’s Bush’s Beans 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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NASCAR Formalizes On-Track Incident Procedure For Competitors

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In its continued efforts to evolve the safety of its sport, NASCAR announced Friday that it will add a rule that addresses on-track incidents as part of its race procedures. The rule, listed as Section 9-16, will be an addendum to the NASCAR rule book and will apply to all of its racing series, effective immediately.

Section 9-16 On-Track Incident Procedure

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Three Times As Nice For Bonsignore

Tim Southers, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good and sometimes a driver can be both.

Justin Bonsignore was just that as he was able to miss the late accidents that collected some of the lead pack cars and hold off a strong challenge by Matt Hirschman on a green-white-checkered finish to win the Budweiser King of Beers 150 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

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QUALIFYING: Lia Starts First at Thompson

Tim Southers, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – Donny Lia won the Coors Light Pole for tonight's Budweiser King of Beers 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and in the process climbed up the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour record books.

Lia, driving the familiar No. 4 Mystic Missile Dodge, captured the pole with a fast time of 18.796 seconds (119.706 mph) and moved to ninth all-time with his 20th career pole. Ron Yuhas Jr. followed in his No. 64 Fast Track Electric/Hughes Motors Chevrolet with a fast lap time of 18.818 (119.566 mph) to join Lia on the front row.

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PRACTICE: Bonsignore Tops Thompson Chart

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – Justin Bonsignore is bidding to be the new king of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

Bonsignore, from Holtsville, New York, took home the checkered flag in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s first visit to the .625-mile oval this year, and in today’s return trip he showed early that he intends to stay up front. Bonsignore piloted the No. 51 chem3.com Chevrolet to a fast lap of 18.750 seconds (120.00 mph) to lead the 25-car contingent in afternoon practice.

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Whelen Mod Tour Stat Advance: Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will contest its 125th all-time event at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park with Thursday’s Budweiser King of Beers 150. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the tour and selected drivers at the track:

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2014 Schedule/Results

DATE RACE/VENUE WINNER/POLE VIEW
Feb 18 UNOH Battle at the Beach (non-points)
Daytona International Speedway
Doug Coby
Ryan Preece
Race Results
Race Review
Apr 6 Icebreaker 150 pres. by Town Fair Tire
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Justin Bonsignore
Woody Pitkat
Race Results
Race Review
Apr 27 NAPA Spring Sizzler 200
Stafford Motor Speedway
Bobby Santos
Tommy Barrett Jr.
Race Results
Race Review
Jun 6 TSI Harley-Davidson 125
Stafford Motor Speedway
Doug Coby
Bobby Santos
Race Results
Race Review
Jun 21 Mr. Rooter 161
Waterford Speedbowl
Bobby Santos
Donny Lia
Race Results
Race Review
Jun 28 Hoosier Tire 200
Riverhead Raceway
Eric Goodale
John Beatty Jr.
Race Results
Race Review
Jul 11 Whelen All-Star Shootout (non-points)
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Ryan Newman
None (Random Draw)
Race Results
Race Review
Jul 12 Sunoco 100
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Bobby Santos
Ron Silk
Race Results
Race Review
Jul 19 O'Reilly Auto Parts 200
Monadnock Speedway
Justin Bonsignore
Justin Bonsignore
Race Results
Race Review
Aug 8 Call Before You Dig 811 150
Stafford Motor Speedway
Woody Pitkat
Bobby Santos
Race Results
Race Review
Aug 14 Budweiser King of Beers 150
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Justin Bonsignore
Donny Lia
Race Results
Race Review
Aug 20 Bush's Beans 150
Bristol Motor Speedway
Tommy Barrett Jr.
Justin Bonsignore
Race Results
Race Review
Sep 13 Riverhead 200
Riverhead Raceway
Sep 20 F.W. Webb 100
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Sep 28 NAPA Fall Final 150
Stafford Motor Speedway
Oct 19 World Series 150
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

* Denotes Rookie
# Qualifying cancelled; Field set per rule book