FIELD SET FOR SUNDAY'S WHELEN MODIFIED FINALE
Contenders Will Start On Front Row
Due to persistent rain, there will be no on-track activity on Saturday for
the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at the World Series of Speedway Racing
presented by Xtra Mart at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.
The Whelen Modified Tour was scheduled to practice and qualify for
the season finale on Saturday, but with rain at the speedway, the starting
lineup for Sunday’s 150-lap race will now be set by the rulebook. Practice
is scheduled for Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Just 26 points separate current championship points leader Donny
Lia from second place Ryan Preece heading into the last event of the season.
With qualifying now rained out, the two will start side-by-side in the front
row on Sunday.
Defending champion Ted Christopher and Todd Szegedy will make up
the second row for Sunday’s green flag and the third row will consist of
Rowan Pennink and Mike Stefanik.
Christopher still has a mathematical shot at repeating as Whelen
Modified Tour champion, but Lia can clinch his second crown in three years
by finishing fifth or better on Sunday. With Preece so close behind,
however, there is still much left to be decided.
The World Series of Speedway Racing presented by Xtra Mart is
scheduled to go green on Sunday at approximately 3:45 p.m.
Source: Jason Cunningham