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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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PIT BOX: Everybody Is Chasing Coby

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

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Silly Season Drivers Settle In

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Each offseason brings change to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and a handful of familiar names are gearing up for the coming 2016 season with different teams.

When the 32nd season of Whelen Modified Tour competition stars next weekend at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, one-fifth of the drivers in the starting lineup will be with different teams. Chase Dowling, Rowan Pennink, Woody Pitkat, Ron Silk and Todd Szegedy have all changed rides from 2015 to 2016 while Rob Summers will rejoin the tour for the first time since 2010.

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Garbarino Teams With Blewett For 2016

Team Release

MYSTIC, Conn. - Legendary NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour car owner Bob Garbarino will be back during the 2016 season with a new driver and national sponsor as he begins his 56th season and will be teamed with another legendary family name in modified racing in Jimmy Blewett.

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Krause Set to Go Tour Racing

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Looking to take his racing career to the next level, Andrew Krause will join the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and compete for the 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award.

Krause, of Holmdel, New Jersey, comes to the Whelen Modified Tour following a rising racing career at Wall Stadium. In 2016 he and the No. 24 Supreme Manufacturing Chevrolet team will take to the road for the first time.

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Lutz, Swanson to Step Up on Whelen Tour

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — After testing the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour waters as part-time participants year ago, drivers Craig Lutz and Matt Swanson are ready to step up to full-time competition and contend for the 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award.

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Whelen Mod's Success Builds Momentum

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Buoyed by the intense on-track competition and an ascending television and online following, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is riding high into the 2016 season.

When Doug Coby emerged from the closest championship battle in 31 years of Whelen Modified Tour competition last fall at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, it punctuated one of the most prosperous seasons in the tour’s history. The 2015 success stories are already bearing fruit for 2016.

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