NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR AWARDS BANQUET
HEADS BACK TO CONNECTICUT
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will once again hold its annual awards
banquet at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. The season-ending
ceremony will be Friday, Dec. 14.
The celebration will honor the 2007 NASCAR Whelen Modified
Tour champion, in addition to other special award winners.
“The Mohegan Sun is a first class destination facility,” said
George Silbermann, NASCAR managing director of racing operations. “It is
an ideal place to host the season-end Awards Banquet for a first class
series like the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.”
Series sponsor Whelen Engineering, based in nearby Chester,
Conn., and NASCAR will present the 2007 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
champion with a new trophy this year that recognizes the history of the
Modified Tour. The three-tiered trophy, which is just over 3 feet tall
and is topped with a hand-blown cut crystal bowl, includes a
chronological list of names of every Modified champion, dating back to
Red Byron’s inaugural title in 1948.
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the
largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming,
shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. What began with
the Casino of the Earth in 1996 has evolved into a legendary destination
that now includes over 300,000 square feet of total gaming space; the
10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena for world-class sporting events; and a
34-story luxury hotel, featuring 1,200 guest rooms and suites, and
premier meeting and convention space.
June 12, 2007