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Third Career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Coors Light Pole Award

Justin Bonsignore earned the Coors Light Pole Award for the second year in a row in the CARQUEST Fall Final when he posted the fastest effort in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour qualifying Saturday at Stafford Motor Speedway.

Bonsignore, from Holtsville, N.Y., posted a fast lap of 18.427 seconds (97.683 mph) to earn his third career Coors Light Pole Award and second in a row in Stafford’s season-ending race weekend. The second-year driver will look for his first win at the half mile on Sunday.

Staring alongside Bonsignore for Sunday’s 150-lap race will be fellow Long Islander Donny Lia. The two-time Whelen Modified Tour champion from Jericho, N.Y., posted a fast lap of 18.478 (97.143). A part-time driver this year, Lia has three career wins at Stafford and came just shy of what would have been his eighth career pole at the track.

Ted Christopher, Eric Beers, Kevin Goodale, defending race winner Bobby Santos, points leader Ron Silk, Ryan Preece, Eric Goodale and Mike Stefanik brought home the 10 fastest cars in Saturday’s qualifying session.

Todd Szegedy, who trails Silk by just eight points in the season standings with two races remaining on the schedule, qualified 15th.

Raceday for the CARQUEST Fall Final will begin with the CARQUEST Belts & Hose Pit Party on the track at 11 a.m. The Whelen Modified Tour green flag is scheduled for 3:15 p.m.

Qualifying Results
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour - CARQUEST Fall Final Lineup

Race Sunday; Qualifying Saturday at Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford, Conn.
Lap Length:
0.5 miles

  1. (51) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 97.683
  2. (11) Donny Lia, Jericho, N.Y., Ford, 97.413
  3. (36) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 97.009
  4. (45) Eric Beers, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 96.915
  5. (50) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 96.910
  6.   (4) Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass., Dodge, 96.753
  7.   (6) Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 96.660
  8. (40) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Chevrolet, 96.598
  9. (58) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 96.520
10. (16) Mike Stefanik, Coventry, R.I., Ford, 96.200
11. (46) Eric Berndt, Cromwell, Conn., Chevrolet, 96.138
12. (52) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 96.123
13. (98) Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 96.113
14.   (9) Tom Rogers, Jr., Patchogue, N.Y., Chevrolet, 96.072
15.   (2) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn., Ford, 96.000
16.   (3) Matt Hirschman, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 95.918
17. (39) Richie Pallai, Jr., Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Chevrolet, 95.882
18. (93) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 95.867
19. (99) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 95.628
20. (88) Bryon Chew, Mattituck, N.Y., Chevrolet, 95.248
21. (10) Ed Flemke, Jr., Southington, Conn., Chevrolet, 95.218
22.   (8) Glenn Tyler, Hampton Bays, N.Y., Chevrolet, 95.203
23. (07) Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y., Ford, 95.027
24. (18) Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 94.310
25. (17) Glen Reen, Wilbraham, Mass., Chevrolet, 94.280
26. (33) Wade Cole, Riverton, Conn., Chevrolet, 93.916
27. (38) Glenn Griswold, Vernon, Conn., Chevrolet, 93.667
28. (79) Chris Kopec, Palmer, Mass., Pontiac, 93.100
29. (26) Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Chevrolet, 90.708*
30. (22) Chuck Hossfeld, Ransomville, N.Y., Chevrolet, No speed*
* Provisional Starter.


  Source: Jason Cunningham / NASCAR
Posted: October 1, 2011

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