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SILK SCORES WATERFORD WIN
Tenth Career Whelen Modified Tour Triumph

Ron Silk powered past polesitter Eric Goodale one-third of the way through the New England Cycle Center 161 Saturday at New London-Waterford Speedbowl and never looked back.

Silk, of Norwalk, Connecticut, held off the field down the stretch to record his 10th career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory. It was his first at the Speedbowl, and it came in just his third race with new car owner Danny Watts Jr. and the No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet team.

Max Zachem, of nearby Preston, Connecticut, crossed the stripe second for his best career finish. Jimmy Blewett joined him on the podium in third.

Jeff Goodale and Rob Summers rounded out the top five while Brendon Bock, Matt Swanson, Doug Coby, Donny Lia and Jamie Tomaino completed the top 10.

Saturday also marked career-best finishes for Jeff Goodale and Bock while Tomaino extended his Whelen Modified Tour record for career starts to 600 in the event.

Silk, the 2011 Whelen Modified Tour titlist, ended a 42-race winless drought with his first victory since August 2012 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

After three events the two-time defending champion Coby leads Timmy Solomito by eight points and Zachem by 15 in the season standings.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to action on June 3 at Stafford Motor Speedway with the TSI Harley-Davidson 125.


 


NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-New England Cycle Center 161 Results

Saturday At New London-Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, Conn.
Lap length:
0.375 miles

  (Start position in parentheses)
  1.   (5) Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 161 laps, 50.231 mph.
  2. (13) Max Zachem, Preston, Conn., Chevrolet, 161.
  3.   (3) Jimmy Blewett, Howell, N.J., Dodge, 161.
  4. (18) Jeff Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 161.
  5.   (7) Rob Summers, Manchester, Conn., Chevrolet, 161.
  6.   (6) Brendon Bock, Franklin Square, N.Y., Chevrolet, 161.
  7. (26) Matt Swanson, Acton, Mass., Chevrolet, 161.
  8.   (8) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 161.
  9. (12) Donny Lia, Jericho, N.Y., Chevrolet, 161.
10. (20) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 161.
11. (17) Craig Lutz, Miller Place, N.Y., Chevrolet, 161.
12. (24) Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Chevrolet, 161.
13. (23) Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 161.
14. (11) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 161.
15. (16) Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Ford, 160.
16. (15) Tom Adele, Jr., Norwich, Conn., Chevrolet, 159.
17. (22) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 152, overheating.
18.   (4) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 140.
19. (19) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Chevrolet, 138, accident.
20.   (1) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 128, drive shaft.
21. (28) Walter Sutcliffe Jr., Panacea, Fla., Chevrolet, 124, suspension.
22. (14) Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 117, accident.
23. (27) Andrew Krause, Holmdel, N.J., Chevrolet, 87.
24.   (2) Chase Dowling, Roxbury, Conn., Chevrolet, 73, accident.
25. (21) Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn., Chevrolet, 28.
26.   (9) Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass., Chevrolet, 7, accident.
27. (10) Nick Salva, Prospect, Conn., Chevrolet, 0, accident.
28. (25) Melissa Fifield, Wakefield, N.H., Chevrolet, 0, accident.

Race Statistics
Time of Race:
1 hour 12 minutes 7 seconds
Margin of Victory: 0.732 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: E.Goodale (96.222 mph, 14.03 seconds)
Caution Flags: 10 for 63 laps.
Lead Changes: 5 among 4 drivers.
Lap Leaders: E. Goodale 1-25; C. Dowling 26; E. Goodale 27-49; R. Silk 50-144; M. Zachem 145; R. Silk 146-161.

Standings: 1. D. Coby, 124; 2. T. Solomito, 116; 3. M. Zachem, 109; 4. J. Bonsignore, 109; 5. R. Silk, 105; 6. R. Pennink, 102; 7. D. Lia, 102; 8. M. Swanson, 99; 9. R. Summers, 97; 10. B. Bock, 97.
 

Source: Jason Cunningham / NASCAR
Posted
: May 14, 2016

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