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Whelen Euro Series News & Notes: Autodromo Dell'Umbria

Eddie Cheever Goes On The Attack
Official Release
September 16, 2014 - 1:23am

Sitting in sixth place in the standings, 43 points down from championship leader Anthony Kumpen (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS), Eddie Cheever III (#51 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS)  is determined to go on the attack in his home race at the Autodromo dell’Umbria di Magione, which will host the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Semi Finals on September 20-21. 

Whelen Modified Tour News & Notes: NHMS

Bonsignore Confident In Contending For NHMS Checkers
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
September 15, 2014 - 3:05pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship contender Justin Bonsignore will look to make the most of lost opportunities by taking advantage of those that could be ahead of him this week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Canadian Tire News & Notes: Kawartha

Dumoulin, Fitzpatrick Vie For First Championship
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
September 15, 2014 - 12:00pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When the checkered flag falls on the season finale Pinty’s 250 Saturday at Kawartha Speedway, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 will have a first-time titlist as either L.P. Dumoulin or J.R. Fitzpatrick will take home the championship trophy.

Whelen So. Mod News & Notes: So. National

Bertuccio Returns To The Site Of His First Tour Triumph
Tim Southers, NASCAR
September 15, 2014 - 10:11am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour made its first visit to Southern National Motorsports Park, veteran competitor JR Bertuccio was hoping to just build off of his career-best finish of third at Caraway one week earlier.

Little did Bertuccio or many of his fellow competitors realize what was about to happen. Bertuccio was able to get around pole-sitter and four-time series champion George Brunnhoelzl III on Lap 11 and remained out front the rest of the way for his first career tour victory.

Ebersole Races To Second Career Victory

Holds Off Late Charge By Seuss For South Boston Checkered Flag
By Tim Southers, NASCAR
September 13, 2014 - 8:37pm

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – There must be something about the state of Virginia that brings out the best in Kyle Ebersole.

The Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, driver decided to change up his pit strategy and pitted early on Lap 53 and was able to hold off a late charge by Andy Seuss to win the South Boston 150 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour event at South Boston Speedway. It was the second career victory for Ebersole. His first came last season at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia. 

Mayhew Comes Out On Top In Miller

Scores K&N Pro West Win After Late-Race Contact Bumps Pursley
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
September 13, 2014 - 7:59pm
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TOOELE, Utah – David Mayhew spent the first 44 laps of the EnergySolutions Utah Grand Prix looking up at the race leaders, but by the time the checkered flag flew at Miller Motorsports Park Saturday, he emerged with his fourth NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory of the season. 

Whelen Modifieds Rained Out At Riverhead

Riverhead 200 Cancelled; Tour Returns To Action Sept. 20
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
September 13, 2014 - 6:15pm

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Due to inclement weather Saturday at Riverhead Raceway, the Riverhead 200 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race has been cancelled.

Rain moved over the track during afternoon practice and persisted into the evening, forcing the cancellation of the event by NASCAR and track officials.

Due to local regulations that prohibit Riverhead Raceway from running events after the month of September, no make-up date is available to reschedule the Riverhead 200. The Whelen Modified Tour has scheduled events the next two weekends to close out the month.

QUALIFYING: Twice As Nice For Bohn

Wins Second Consecutive Award At South Boston
Tim Southers, NASCAR
September 13, 2014 - 5:12pm

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Danny Bohn likes to qualify at South Boston.

For the second consecutive race at the .4-mile track, Bohn won the Coors Light Pole Award in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified qualifying on Saturday for the South Boston 150.

The 25-year-old out of Freehold, N.J., edged George Brunnhoelzl III, who was fastest overall in practice by .014 seconds, to win his fourth career pole and third this season with a fast lap time of 14.899 seconds (96.651 mph). 

PRACTICE: Bonsignore Leads At Riverhead

Fastest In Rain-Shortened Riverhead 200 Session
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
September 13, 2014 - 3:50pm

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Justin Bonsignore led the way in an abbreviated NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice session Saturday afternoon at Riverhead Raceway.

Bonsignore, from Holtsville, New York, posted a fast lap of 12.088 seconds (74.454 mph) around the Long Island bullring before rain moved into the area.

The season-high 31-car field had approximately 35 minutes on the track in preparation for Saturday’s scheduled Riverhead 200 before the rain came.

QUALIFYING: Pursley Leads Way At Miller

Captures 20th Career Coors Light Pole In K&N Pro West
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
September 13, 2014 - 3:27pm

TOOELE, Utah -- Greg Pursley won his 20th career Coors Light Pole Award Saturday and re-established himself as the driver to beat Saturday in the Energy Solutions Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park.

Pursley, who was second fastest to David Mayhew in practice earlier in the day, posted a lap of 1 minute, 33.953 seconds (84.297 mph) around the 2.2-mile course. Pursley has three wins, a second and a fourth in five career starts at Miller.

It's Pursley's second career pole at Miller and his third pole of the season.

PRACTICE: Brunnhoelzl Fast At South Boston

Veteran Looking For Second Win At Historic Track
Tim Southers, NASCAR
September 13, 2014 - 3:21pm

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – George Brunnhoelzl III must like South Boston Speedway. 

The four-time NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion has consistently been in the top two or three in practice every time the tour has visited the .4-mile track in southeastern Virginia and Saturday afternoon was no different. 

After rain showers delayed the start of practice by almost two hours, Brunnhoelzl led the way during the 45-minute session for the South Boston 150 with a fast time of 14.948 seconds (96.334 mph). 

PRACTICE: Mayhew Bumps Pursley From Top

Late Run Produces Fast Lap For K&N Pro West At Miller
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
September 13, 2014 - 12:09pm

TOOELE, Utah -- David Mayhew waited until the end to take the top spot on the board in Saturday's practice for the EnergySolutions Utah Grand Prix.

In his second to last lap on the 2.2-mile road course, Mayhew posted the fastest lap in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West practice at Miller Motorsports Park. Mayhew's lap of 1 minute, 34.577 seconds, knocked Greg Pursley off the top of the board.

Kumpen Enters Playoffs As Points Leader

Belgian Ready For Title Fight In His First NASCAR Season
Dries De Smet / Gian Luca Guiglia
September 12, 2014 - 10:26am

In one week 35-year old Belgian ace Anthony Kumpen will enter the playoffs of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series as the leader of an incredibly tight general classification, with four drivers separated by just 10 points and many other still hoping to join the title hunt.

Time Running Short For Contenders

Final Weekends Will Determine Whelen All-American Series Titles
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
September 12, 2014 - 7:57am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – While Anthony Anders is closing in on his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship, there remains plenty at stake as the 2014 season comes to a close.

Just two weekends remain to determine NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champions across the United States and Canada.

Champions will be crowned at each of the 58 NASCAR-sanctioned tracks across the United States and Canada, booking their tickets for Charlotte, North Carolina in December.

Chase Drivers Have Home Tracks Roots

Logano Leads New Wave Of Stars Vying For Cup Title
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
September 10, 2014 - 4:41pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Joey Logano had barely finished with the post-race television in Victory Lane when Kevin Harvick walked over to offer his congratulations.

It was a surreal scene at the time, as the then 16-year-old Logano stole the spotlight from Harvick, in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at Iowa Speedway in May of 2007. Harvick, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran, was just a day removed from winning the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Logano was a relative unknown.