JAMIE TOMAINO READIES FOR TRAVEL TO TWIN STATE
year was 1985 and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour was in its first year
of competition. The touring series concept had been adapted for NASCAR’s
oldest division that year and one of the stops was Twin State Speedway
in Claremont, N.H. Richie Evans was the winner and it had been the
series only visit until now. After a 22 year absence the NASCAR Whelen
Modified Tour returns to uniquely shaped 1/3-mile oval for the Allstate
100 on Sunday, July 8. It will be the second of three “Flash Format
Events” scheduled in 2007.
Jamie Tomaino, the 1990 series champion, was among the competitors at
Twin State back in 1985.
“I enjoyed racing there,” said
Tomaino. “ Twin State is a drivers track and handling is very important.
I am looking forward to returning.”
Tomaino enjoys racing at
different locales, which is why the touring concept appealed to him back
“Racing at new tracks is one of the
strengths of this series,” said Tomaino. “For just about everyone this
will be a new experience and I think all the teams are looking forward
Tomaino is the leader in career
starts on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. He has competed full time
on the series since the inception. When the series started he was one of
the young stars trying to compete with the veterans of modified racing.
“I was 27 when we went to Twin State
” said Tomaino. “I was the same age as a lot of the younger drivers on
the series now like Donny Lia, and James Civali.”
Then he added jokingly, “It’s hard to
remember what you did 23 years ago. I hope some of them will remember
this race 23 years from now!”
Bud Pole qualifying is scheduled
for 5:15 p.m. followed by twin 25-lap qualifying races. The Allstate 100
is scheduled to get the green at approximately 8 p.m. on July 8.
ALLSTATE 100 NOTES:
The Allstate 100 is the seventh race of
the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season and is scheduled to be run on
Sunday, July 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Posted Awards are: $56,762
Bud Pole Qualifying is scheduled for
5:15 p.m. on July 8. A total of 20 percent of the cars entered will
be awarded starting positions based on qualifying times. The
remainder of the field will be taken from the finish of the two 25
lap qualifying races. There are also 5 provisional positions (two
based on 2007 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Owners Points, tow based
on drivers points and one past champion). A maximum of 30 cars will
start the event.
The qualifying record is 13.789 seconds
set by Dave Rezendes (86.156 mph).
This is the second appearance for the
series at Twin State. Richie Evans was the winner of the event in
This is the second of the “Flash Event”
races in 2007. The first was at Wall Township Speedway in May and
was won by Jimmy Blewett. The final one is scheduled for Riverhead
Raceway on August.
As of July 3, 26 teams have filed
A total of 27 teams entered the event in
Mockovak/NASCAR WMT PR
July 5, 2007