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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Whelen Engineering has signed on as the title sponsor for the Fourth Annual Whelen Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge, slated for January 2-4, 2009 at the Olympic Sports Complex.
“We take great pride in being a longtime sponsor of the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project, Inc.,” said Phil Kurze, Vice President of Motorsports for Whelen Engineering and President of the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project. “When the title sponsorship of this event became available, we were very excited about the opportunity to support such a wonderful event.”> More
THOMPSON, Conn. – Eric Beers set the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour track record at Thompson International Speedway with a qualifying lap of 18.429 Saturday afternoon.
Beers will start sixth in Sunday’s final race of the season, the Xtra Mart World Series, following post-qualifying redraw of the top 10 qualifiers..> More
THOMPSON, Conn. – Doug Coby registered the quickest lap in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Xtra Mart World Series at Thompson International Speedway.
Coby (No. 28 Ramar-Hall/Genesis Shocks Chevrolet) turned a fast lap of 18.485 seconds (121.720 mph) during the 90-minute practice session for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s season-ending race.> More
The 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship will come down to the final day of the season this Sunday, Oct. 19 at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway as Ted Christopher and Matt Hirschman vie for the first title of their respective careers with just 35 points separating them after 15 races. The following is a look back at a handful of the closest title races in series history.
1995: Tony Hirschman, 3,022 – Steve Park, 3,019 (three points)> More
Fifteen races and 2,153 laps have not been enough to decide the 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship, so it will all come down to the season finale this Sunday, Oct. 19 at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.> More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As part of the season-long celebration of 60 Years of Modified Champions, three-time NASCAR Modified titlist Bugs Stevens will be honored at the Xtra Mart World Series on Sunday, Oct. 19 at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.
Stevens, of Rehoboth, Mass., became the first driver to earn three championships in the NASCAR Modified division, and he did it in consecutive years from 1967-69. NASCAR will also recognize the accomplishments of deceased champions Fred DeSarro (1970) and Bill Widenhouse (1955).> More
STAFFORD, Conn. (Oct. 12, 2008) – Mike Stefanik capped off a dominating weekend at Stafford Motor Speedway by reaching Victory Lane in the CARQUEST Fall Final for the eighth time in his illustrious career.
Stefanik (No. 16 Diversified Metals/Ace Moldings Pontiac) won the Coors Light Pole Award on Saturday and used the front row starting position to his advantage as he led 129 of the 150 laps in Sunday’s race.> More
STAFFORD, Conn. – Mike Stefanik tied the all-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour record for career Coors Light Pole Awards Saturday afternoon as he turned in the fast time in qualifying for the CARQUEST Fall Final at Stafford Motor Speedway.> More
STAFFORD, Conn. – Although he turned fewer laps than any driver in the 90-minute session, current NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader Ted Christopher paced the field Saturday morning during practice for the CARQUEST Fall Final at Stafford Motor Speedway.> More
The fourth and final trip for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway in 2008 will take place on Sunday, Oct. 12.
The CARQUEST Fall Final, the track's traditional season-ending show, was originally scheduled to be held on Sept. 28. Rain forced the race weekend to be postponed.> More