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09/08/2012


PREECE, FULLER TAKE POLES FOR
UNOH SHOWDOWN WEEKEND AT THOMPSON
Fields Set For NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour,
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Events

In UNOH Showdown qualifying at Thompson International Speedway on Saturday, Ryan Preece captured the pole for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and Rob Fuller won the pole for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

Preece of Berlin, Conn., lapped the .625-mile oval in 18.828 seconds at an average speed of 119.503 mph, to earn his fourth pole at Thompson, his fifth pole of the year and the 11th of his career.

With just one previous start in the Whelen Southern Modified Tour and 11 starts in the Whelen Modified Tour - Fuller of Boylston, Mass., had a lap of 18.947 seconds (118.752 mph) in taking his first career pole.

Justin Bonsignore had the second quickest lap among NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour drivers - followed by Bobby Santos, Doug Coby and Rowan Pennink. Rounding out the top 10 were Todd Szegedy, Ted Christopher, Mike Stefanik, Ron Silk and Eric Beers.

In NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour qualifying, meanwhile, Tim Brown was second quickest at 19.090 seconds (117.863 mph). Andy Seuss was third fastest, with Steve Masse fourth and Burt Myers fifth. They were followed by Danny Bohn, George Brunnhoelzl III, Matt Hirschman, John Smith and Jason Myers.

Each of the tours will complete in a 75-lap championship race on Sunday, followed by the UNOH Showdown. The Green Pointe Energy Southern 75 for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is slated to start at 1:45 p.m. ET and the Town Fair Tire Northern 75 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is set for 2:30 p.m. The top finishers will transfer to the UNOH Showdown, which is slated for 5:30 p.m.
 

 

Qualifying Results
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
GreenPointe Energy Southern 75 Lineup

Race Sunday; Qualifying Saturday
at Thompson International Speedway
Thompson, Conn.


  Lap Length: 0.625 miles
  1. (71) Rob Fuller, Boylston, Mass., Ford, 118.752
  2. (02) Tim Brown, Cana, Va., Chevrolet, 117.863
  3. (11) Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H., Chevrolet, 117.727
  4. (13) Steve Masse, Bellingham, Mass., Chevrolet, 116.974
  5.   (1) Burt Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C., Ford, 116.756
  6. (65) Danny Bohn, Freehold, N.J., Chevrolet, 116.629
  7. (09) George Brunnhoelzl, III, West Babylon, N.Y., Chevrolet, 116.592
  8. (50) Matt Hirschman, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 116.574
  9. (25) John Smith, Mount Airy, N.C., Chevrolet, 116.309
10.   (4) Jason Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C., Ford, 116.285
11. (59) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury, Conn, Chevrolet, 115.926
12. (77) Gary Putnam, Concord, N.C., Chevrolet, 115.896
13. (51) Kyle Ebersole, Hummelstown, Pa., Ford, 115.794
14. (76) Jimmy Zacharias, Candor, N.Y., Chevrolet, 115.533
15.   (7) Thomas Stinson, Chester, Va., Chevrolet, 115.290
16.   (9) AJ Winstead, Richmond, Va., Chevrolet, 115.137
17. (73) Cole Powell, Mt. Brydges, Ontario, Canada, Chevrolet, 115.031
18. (40) Frank Fleming, Mount Airy, N.C., Ford, 114.597
19. (55) Ken Bouchard, Fitchburg, Mass., Chevrolet, 114.451
20. (37) Joe Scarbrough, Richmond, Va., Chevrolet, 114.063
21. (80) Michael Speeney, Newtown, Pa., Chevrolet, Provisional

Qualifying Results
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Town Fair Tire Northern 75 Lineup

Race Sunday; Qualifying Saturday
at Thompson International Speedway
Thompson, Conn.


  Lap Length: 0.625 miles
  1. (16) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Ford, 119.503
  2. (51) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 119.465
  3. (44) Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass., Chevrolet, 119.104
  4. (52) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 119.104
  5. (93) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 119.022
  6.   (2) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn, Ford, 118.821
  7.   (3) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 118.740
  8. (66) Mike Stefanik, Coventry, R.I., Ford, 118.727
  9.   (6) Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 118.434
10. (45) Eric Beers, Northampton, Pa., Ford, 118.365
11. (46) Eric Berndt, Cromwell, Conn., Chevrolet, 118.359
12. (79) Jon McKennedy, Chelmsford, Mass, Pontiac, 118.284
13.   (4) Donny Lia, Jericho, N.Y., Dodge, 118.234
14. (76) Jimmy Blewett, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 118.160
15. (28) Ed Flemke, Jr., Southington, Conn, Chevrolet, 118.092
16. (64) Ron Yuhas, Jr., Groton, Conn., Chevrolet, 118.073
17. (39) Richie Pallai, Jr., Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Chevrolet, 117.875
18. (07) Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y., Chevrolet, 117.857
19. (58) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 117.844
20. (88) Bryon Chew, Mattituck, N.Y., Chevrolet, 117.567
21. (99) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 117.212
22. (18) Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 116.273
23. (33) Wade Cole, Riverton, Conn., Chevrolet, 114.149
24. (38) Brian Schofield, Monson, Mass., Chevrolet, 111.029.

 

  Source: Kevin Green / NASCAR
Posted: September 8, 2012

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