ALL-STAR SHOOTOUT LINEUP REVEALED
Head List Of Competitors For Inaugural Loudon Modified Event
starting field for Friday’s Whelen All-Star Shootout
at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a who’s who of
modified racing, with a combined 10 NASCAR Whelen
Modified Tour championships and 132 race wins among
the lineup of 20 drivers.
Mike Stefanik, the seven-time NASCAR Whelen Modified
Tour champion, leads the star-studded field that
includes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Ryan
Newman, two-time tour titlist Donny Lia and
defending champion and NASCAR Next driver Ryan
Preece. The race will also feature current
championship points leaders of the NASCAR Whelen
Modified Tour (Doug Coby) and NASCAR Whelen Southern
Modified Tour (New Hampshire native Andy Seuss).
Friday’s race, a 40-lap shootout split into two
20-lap segments with a partial field inversion at
the halfway mark, is set to begin at 2:10 p.m. ET.
The race will be televised on Fox Sports 1 on
Sunday, July 20 at 2 p.m. ET.
The following is the Whelen All-Star Shootout field,
listed in the order they will draw for starting
Mike Stefanik (Coventry, R.I.): A
nine-time NASCAR touring series champion overall, he
has eight NHMS wins among his record 74 career
Whelen Modified Tour victories.
Donny Lia (Jericho, N.Y.):
Two-time tour titlist and 17-time race winner, he
has two victories at NHMS.
Ted Christopher (Plainville, Conn.):
The 42-time race winner, including five at NHMS,
earned the tour crown in 2008.
Bobby Santos (Franklin, Mass.): The
2010 tour champion has 12 career wins.
Todd Szegedy (Ridgefield, Conn.): The
2003 champion has 18 career wins, including last
September’s race at NHMS.
Ryan Preece (Berlin, Conn.): Defending
tour champion has nine Whelen Modified Tour wins.
Doug Coby (Milford, Conn.): The
2012 champion has 10 career wins, including two wins
in the last three races NHMS.
Ron Silk (Norwalk, Conn.): The 2011
titlist has nine career victories; he won at NHMS in
Jamie Tomaino (Howell, N.J.): The 1990
champion has three career wins and a record 574
career tour starts.
Andy Seuss (Hampstead, N.H.): Seuss
has 18 career NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
wins, including three this season.
Ryan Newman (South Bend, Ind.): Sprint
Cup driver moonlights in Whelen Modified action,
where he has four wins, including two at New
Chuck Hossfeld (Ransomville, N.Y.): A
seven-time race winner on the tour, he’s won three
times at NHMS.
Matt Hirschman (Northampton, Pa.): Has
a pair of wins in his Whelen Modified Tour career.
Rowan Pennink (Huntingdon Valley,
Pa.): Has won at Riverhead and Thompson.
JR Bertuccio (Centereach, N.Y.): Won
this season’s southern tour race at Southern
National Motorsports Park.
Glen Reen (Wilbraham, Mass.): The 2008
tour Sunoco Rookie of the Year and 2011 Thompson
World Series winner.
Cole Powell (Mount Brydges, Ontario):
The 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Sunoco Rookie
of the Year.
Eric Goodale (Riverhead, N.Y.): The
2009 Sunoco Rookie of the Year recently earned his
first tour win at Riverhead, his home track.
Bryan Dauzat (Alexandria, La.): One of
three drivers representing the Whelen Southern
Modified Tour in this event.
Patrick Emerling (Orchard Park, N.Y.):
The 2011 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Sunoco Rookie
of the Year.
Following Friday’s Whelen All-Star Shootout, the
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will also be on track at
New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday for the
Sunoco 100, which will air on Fox Sports 1 on
Friday, July 18, 12 p.m. ET.
Source: Tom Bryant / NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
July 8, 2014