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Cook Elated With Hall Of Fame Selection

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A contributor to the displays and content of the NASCAR Hall of Fame since before its doors opened, Jerry Cook now has a spot reserved as member.

NASCAR revealed on Wednesday the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016. Cook was among the five selected from a pool of 20 nominees to receive the sport’s highest honor. Upon induction next January, he’ll be one of just 35 members of NASCAR’s all-time elite.

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Modified Legend Cook Elected To Hall

By Josh Hamilton, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The five-person group – the seventh in NASCAR Hall of Fame history – consists of Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, O. Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner. In addition, NASCAR announced that Harold Brasington won the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. Next year’s Induction Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, broadcast on NBCSN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, live from Charlotte, N.C.

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Barrett Placed On Probation

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tommy Barrett Jr., a driver in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, has been placed on indefinite probation with conditions for violations of the 2015 NASCAR Rule Book. Barrett Jr. was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4.9A (behavioral penalty). 

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Our Motorsports To Roll With Rocco

Team Release

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Series team Our Motorsports announced today that Modified veteran Keith Rocco will assume driving duties of the No. 22 Chevrolet for the remainder of the 2015 season. Rocco replaces Tommy Barrett Jr. who competed on the Tour during the 2014 schedule as well as this year’s season opener at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

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No. 88 Whelen Modified Tour Team Penalized

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The No. 88 team that competes in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered during post-race inspection April 26 at Stafford Motor Speedway.

This infraction is a P2 level penalty and violates the following Sections in the 2015 NASCAR rule book:

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Hometown Win Perfect For Pitkat

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. -- Woody Pitkat completed a picture perfect homecoming Sunday afternoon.

The 35-year-old Stafford, Connecticut, driver powered to the victory in the NAPA Spring Sizzler 200, the traditional season-opening event for Stafford Motor Speedway. In the process, the driver of the No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Chevrolet became the first hometown driver to win the prestigious NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event.

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QUALIFYING: Preece Sizzles At Stafford

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – Prior to NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour qualifying Saturday at Stafford Motor Speedway, Ryan Preece said simply of his race car, “it’s good.” He spoke the truth.

Preece, of Berlin, Connecticut, laid down a fast lap of 17.960 seconds (100.223 mph) to score his 13th career Coors Light Pole Award. He just missed the tour’s track record – that he owns – by 0.036 seconds.

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PRACTICE: Pitkat Springs To The Top

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – Very few NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour drivers have logged more laps at Stafford Motor Speedway than hometown favorite Woody Pitkat, who rode that experience to the top of the speed chart in practice for the NAPA Spring Sizzler 200.

Pitkat, of Stafford, post a fast lap of 18.104 seconds (99.992 mph) during the 75-minute practice session Saturday morning at the historic half-mile. A winner of 72 feature events at Stafford during his career, Pitkat won his first tour race there last August.

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Whelen Mod Tour Stat Advance: Stafford

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The second event of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s 30th Anniversary season will take place on Sunday, April 26 at Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway with the NAPA Spring Sizzler 200. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the tour and selected drivers at the track:

TRACKSIDE REPORT - STAT PACK (PDF)

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Whelen Mod Tour News & Notes: Stafford

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Doug Coby will look to match a feat that only one other driver has accomplished in 30 previous years of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competition when he takes the NAPA Spring Sizzler 200 green flag Sunday at Stafford Motor Speedway.

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2015 Schedule/Results

DATE RACE/VENUE WINNER/POLE VIEW
Apr 12 Icebreaker 150
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Doug Coby
Doug Coby
Race Results
Race Review
Apr 26 NAPA Spring Sizzler 200
Stafford Motor Speedway
Woody Pitkat
Ryan Preece
Race Results
Race Review
May 30 Mr. Rooter 161
New London-Waterford Speedbowl
Jun 5 TSI Harley-Davidson 125
Stafford Motor Speedway
Jun 10 Mr. Rooter 125
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Jun 27 Riverhead Hoosier Tire East 200
Riverhead Raceway
Jul 17 All-Star Shootout (non-points)
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Jul 18 New England 100
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Jul 25 O'Reilly Auto Parts 200
Monadnock Speedway
Aug 7 Call Before You Dig 150
Stafford Motor Speedway
Aug 12 Budweiser King of Beers 150
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Aug 19 Bush's Beans 150
Bristol Motor Speedway
Aug 29 Riverhead 200
Riverhead Raceway
Sep 26 F.W. Webb 100
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Oct 4 NAPA Fall Final 150
Stafford Motor Speedway
Oct 18 Sunoco World Series 150
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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