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SONOMA, Calif. - Dalton Sargeant led and led and led. And then, he didn’t.
For almost the entirety of Saturday’s Carneros 200 at Sonoma Raceway, Sargeant, a regular in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, looked primed to steal another one from his West series counterparts.
Then, with four laps remaining, Dave Smith’s Dodge slid off course. And the yellow flag flew.
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – The Riverhead Hoosier Tire East 200 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race scheduled for Saturday evening at Riverhead Raceway has been postponed to Sunday afternoon due to inclement weather.
Just moments prior to green flag, light rain set in over the Long Island quarter-mile. The decision was ultimately made by NASCAR and track officials to postpone the event to Sunday. Green flag is slated for 12:30 p.m.
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Tom Rogers Jr. drew third in his qualifying draw and later took advantage of competing at his home track during qualifying and it paid off with a career first.
The Patchogue, New York, native went out early in his No. 0 Stakey's Pumpkin Farm/CAC Industries Chevrolet and posted a fast time of 12.018 seconds (74.888 mph). That lap was good enough to hold up throughout the 35-car field to win his first Coors Light Pole award for tonight’s Riverhead Hoosier Tire East 200 at Riverhead Raceway.
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Ryan Preece topped the speed chart in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice at Riverhead Raceway in advance of tonight’s Riverhead Hoosier Tire East 200.
Preece turned a fast lap of 11.862 seconds (75.873 mph) around the quarter-mile oval to lead the 35 entries during the practice session. A winner of four Whelen Modified Tour races at Riverhead, Preece has never finished outside of the top 10 in nine previous appearances at the track.
Stienes Longin (#11 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) dominated the ELITE 2 WHELEN 75 at Tours Speedway to win his first ever NASCAR Race in front of the Tours Motor Show crowd.
The Belgian rookie took the lead from poleman Guillaume Deflandre (#56 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) on lap 3 and then had no problems defending it two times in restart during the 75-lap seventh round of the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season.
SONOMA, Calif. – David Mayhew edged past the field late in qualifying to earn his 13th career NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Coors Light Pole Award and his second pole of the season.
Mayhew was a part of the fourth, and final, qualifying group Saturday morning at California’s Sonoma Raceway.
The Atascadero, California veteran posted a lap of 1:18 minutes (91.987 mph) in his No. 17 MMI Racing/Ron’s Rear Ends/Pour House Chevrolet around the 1.99-mile road course and will lead the field for Saturday afternoon’s Carneros 200.
After leading 71 laps out of 75 in the KNAUF 75, Nicolò Rocca (#56 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) won from the pole his second race of the 2015 season, affirming himself as one of the best oval racers in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.
The Italian succesfully defended the lead on restart four times from the assaults of Ander Vilarino (#2 TFT-Banco Santander Chevrolet SS) and Frederic Gabillon (#3 Tepac RDV Compétition Ford Mustang) to cross the finish line first for the second time in his career, also leading the Junior “Jerome Sarran” Trophy classification.
Nicolò Rocca (#56 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) stormed to his fourth consecutive pole position by edging teammate Eddie Cheever III (#51 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) in today’s ELITE 1 qualifying session by .063 seconds.
The Italian driver lapped the .403-mile short track located in downtown Tours in 16.491 improving the track’s record – held by Cheever in 16.872 – by .381 seconds to mathematically bring home the 2015 Race and Win Pole Award for the ELITE 1 Division. He also led the Junior “Jerome Sarran” Trophy classification.
SONOMA, Calif. – NASCAR K&N Pro Series East points leader William Byron is hoping his success follows him to the west coast.
Byron was fastest overall in the fianal practice session this afternoon for the Carneros 200 at California’s historic road course, Sonoma Raceway.
The 17-year-old Charlotte, N.C. native guided his No. 91 Liberty University through the 1.99-mile road course with a time 1:18.4 minutes and a speed of 91.351 mph.
Frederic Gabillon (#3 Tepac RDV Compétition Ford Mustang) topped the ELITE 1 Division charts in practice on the .403-mile long Tours Speedway oval, posting a time 16.576 seconds and edging championship leader Ander Vilarino (#2 TFT-Banco Santander Chevrolet SS) in the second and final practice session of the day.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West returns to action Saturday for the Carneros 200 at California’s esteemed Sonoma Raceway. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers, in addition to some other statistical trends.
Carneros 200 Setup:
• With two wins and four top fives, including a victory his last time out, Chris Eggleston holds a 12-point lead over Gracin Raz in the championship standings, 209 to 197.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to action with the Riverhead Hoosier Tire East 200 on Saturday at Riverhead Raceway on New York’s Long Island. Below is a statistical look at the performance of tour and selected drivers at the track:
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The learning curve for Thomas Tillison Jr. at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I level has been short.
Designated a Division I rookie this year, Tillison has already posted four victories in just nine dirt modified starts between Salina Highbanks and Flint Creek Speedways and leads the Whelen All-American Series standings for the state of Oklahoma.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR K&N Pro Series West points leader Chris Eggleston and his fellow competitors will have new competition heading into the Carneros 200 Saturday when NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship leader William Byron and other East Coast contenders roll into town.
Byron, is one of four K&N Pro Series East drivers headed west to California’s Sonoma Raceway this weekend. He will be joined by HScott Motorsports teammates JJ Haley and Dalton Sargeant, as well as Ben Kennedy Racing’s Kaz Grala.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Solomito racing family will look to accomplish something done by only one clan before them in 30-plus years of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour racing when three brothers attempt to make the starting field of the Riverhead Hoosier Tire East 200.
There have been numerous pairs of brothers that have competed together in Whelen Modified Tour action, from names like Park and Pasteryak in the early years to Christopher and Goodale in more recent times. But only one family can claim to have placed three brothers in the same race: the Fullers.