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STAFFORD, Conn. -- Heading into the home stretch of the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, a trio of drivers are leading the championship charge.
Friday night's Call Before You Dig 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway did little to separate them, although 2013 champion Ryan Preece moved to the front of the line, courtesy of his third win of the season.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When it comes to racing at the Glen, Scott Heckert makes the complex road course look easy.
The 21-year-old native of Ridgefield, Connecticut captured the checkered flag to earn back-to-back wins at Watkins Glen International in the Bully Hill Vineyards 125. Driving the No. 34 Chevrolet for HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, Heckert earned his fourth career K&N Pro Series East win and third road course victory.
STAFFORD, Conn. – Five-year NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour veteran Patrick Emerling captured his first career Coors Light Pole Award in qualifying for the Call Before You Dig 150 Friday at Stafford Motor Speedway.
Emerling, a 22-year-old driver from Orchard Park, New York, turned a fast lap of 18.379 seconds (97.938 mph) at the historic half mile. Tonight will mark the 63rd start for the 2011 Sunoco Rookie of the Year.
STAFFORD, Conn. – Donny Lia led the way in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice Friday afternoon at Stafford Motor Speedway in advance of the Call Before You Dig 150.
Lia, from Jericho, New York, turned a fast lap of 18.463 seconds (97.492 mph) around the half-mile to lead the 26-car field. A four-time winner at Stafford, Lia will vie for his ninth pole at the track later this evening when Coors Light Pole qualifying gets underway at 6 p.m.
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – Cole Custer has deciphered the intricacies at Watkins Glen International, and that may spell trouble for the rest of the K&N Pro Series East field.
Custer backed up his morning practice dominance in the No. 00 Carlyle Tools / HAAS Automation Toyota by capturing the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the Bully Hill Vineyards 125, posting a lap at 1:13.173 seconds (120.536 mph) to earn his fifth combined K&N Pro Series East and West pole.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Right turns seem to agree with Cole Custer.
The Ladera Ranch, California native and NASCAR Next driver turned a fast lap of 1:12.855 seconds (121.062 mph) to lead the final practice session for the Bully Hill Vineyards 125 at Watkins Glen International.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Nick Clements has been experiencing a season like he’s never had before. He’s leading the Grand National Sportsman Division at Wisconsin’s LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway and has moved up to 23rd in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division II standings.
The 31-year-old from West Salem, Wisconsin, leads his local 5/8-mile track with six wins and 11 top fives in 11 starts.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East visits famed road course Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on Friday. Below is a statistical look at the historical performance of the series at Watkins Glen and of the series drivers.
Bully Hill Vineyards 125 Setup:
• Friday night’s event will be the series second race at Watkins Glen International since 2009 and the 16th visit to the track since 1993.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The ninth event of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s 30th Anniversary season will take place on Friday at Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway with the 25th Annual Call Before You Dig 150. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the tour and selected drivers at the track:
Eddie Cheever III, the 2014 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Rookie Of The Year, will cross the pond to make his U.S. debut in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at Watkins Glen International on Aug. 7, driving the No. 99 Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally Racing in the Bully Hill Vineyards 125.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — When Mark Dilley decided to make Sunset Speedway a NASCAR-sanctioned track this season, he expected some of the best drivers in eastern Canada to show up and so far he hasn’t been disappointed.
Each Saturday night, the field is a who’s who of top-notch Canadian short track drivers and the driver leading the way is 24 year-old Orillia, Ontario, native Taylor Holdaway.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Stafford Motor Speedway has been a place of great personal triumph for Woody Pitkat through the years, but it was a win that took place one year ago this week that took his career to the next level.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Scott Heckert is looking to add another road course win to his resume this weekend at the Bully Hill Vineyards 125 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.
The 21-year-old from Ridgefield, Connecticut, has earned three NASCAR K&N Pro Series East wins and two of them are at road courses, Virginia International Raceway and Watkins Glen International.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
At the end of a 260-laps-long U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway, Anthony Kumpen finished 28th in what was his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut at the wheel of the #15 Nexteer Automotive Chevrolet Camaro fielded by Rick Ware Racing.