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Earns Pole For NASCAR Whelen Modified 66/99 Presented By Town Fair Tire

Todd Szegedy is two-for-two in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour qualifying at Lime Rock Park.

On Friday, the Ridgefield, Conn., driver won the Coors Light Pole Award at the 1.5-mile, eight-turn road course for a second straight year.

Szegedy turned a lap of 53.902 seconds (100.182 mph) in his No. 2 Wisk Detergent/A&J Romano Construction Ford, as the field was set for Saturday's NASCAR Whelen Modified 66/99 presented by Town Fair Tire. This marks his ninth career pole and his second this season.

When the tour made its inaugural visit to LRP last year, Szegedy won the pole winner and led all but the last four laps, before settling for second.

Szegedy, who had experience at the track in other racing series prior to his NASCAR career, had topped the charts in both practice sessions earlier in the day on Friday.

Ron Silk was second quickest in qualifying with a lap of 54.186 seconds (99.657 mph). Erick Rudolph was third followed by Justin Bonsignore and Mike Stefanik. Bobby Santos, Richie Pallai Jr., Rowan Pennink, Ted Christopher and James Civali rounded out the top 10.

This event is the lone road course event for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Friday's qualifying was done NASCAR Road Racing style, with cars going on track in groups based on their earlier lap times in practice.

A final practice session is set for 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, with the green flag for the NASCAR Whelen Modified 66/99 presented by Town Fair Tire set for 1:30 p.m.

Qualifying Results
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Whelen Modified 66/99 pres. by Town Fair Tire Lineup
Race Saturday; Qualifying Friday at Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Conn.
Lap Length:
1.5 miles

  1.   (2) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn., Ford, 100.182
  2.   (6) Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 99.657
  3. (98) Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 99.506
  4. (51) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 98.798
  5. (16) Mike Stefanik, Coventry, R.I., Ford, 98.688
  6.   (4) Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass., Dodge, 98.578
  7. (39) Richie Pallai, Jr., Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Chevrolet, 98.305
  8. (93) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 98.162
  9. (36) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 97.579
10. (79) James Civali, Meriden, Conn., Pontiac, 96.960
11. (07) Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y., Ford, 96.696
12. (50) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 96.589
13. (58) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 96.575
14. (52) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 95.882
15.   (3) Matt Hirschman, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 95.670
16. (10) Ed Flemke, Jr., Southington, Conn., Chevrolet, 95.042
17. (45) Eric Beers, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 94.855
18. (46) Eric Berndt, Cromwell, Conn., Chevrolet, 92.807
19. (99) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 92.580
20. (33) Wade Cole, Riverton, Conn., Chevrolet, 92.133
21. (88) Bryon Chew, Mattituck, N.Y., Chevrolet, No speed


  Source: Jason Cunningham / NASCAR
Posted: September 16, 2011

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