MODIFIED TOUR RETURNS TO STAFFORD
AUGUST 5th FOR STAFFORD 150
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to Stafford
Speedway on August 5th for the Stafford 150, the
third of four NWMT races to be held at Stafford this
season. The NASCAR WMT will make stops at New
Hampshire and Monadnock before returning to Stafford
on Aug. 5. With the Stafford 150 just 3 weeks away,
the question will be can anyone dethrone Doug Coby?
Coby has been an absolutely dominant force in the
first 2 NWMT races held at Stafford this season.
Coby and the #2 Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Repair
team have won pole position for both races and
they’ve won both races, leading a combined 322 of
330 laps. The only other drivers to lead laps at
Stafford this season have been Ted Christopher with
5 and Justin Bonsignore, Donny Lia, and Jamie
Tomaino have each led 1 lap.
Despite Coby’s dominance there have been several
drivers with great performances at Stafford. The
next best driver at Stafford thus far in 2016 has
been Rowan Pennink and the #3 Cape Cod Copper /
Canto Paving team. Pennink finished 3rd in the April
NAPA Spring Sizzler and then 6th in the June TSI
Harley-Davidson 125 for an average finish of 4.5.
Pennink is currently second in the Stafford’s SK
Modified® points standings and he has 3 SK Modified®
wins and one Valenti Modified Racing Series feature
win this season at Stafford.
Justin Bonsignore and the #51 M3 Technology team
have recorded a pair of 5th place finishes in the 2
Stafford races and he will be hungry as he is still
in search of his first career Stafford victory. Just
behind Bonsignore in terms of average finish is
Bobby Santos and the #44 Tinio Corporation team.
Santos has finished 7th and 8th in the two Stafford
races this season and he 6 of his 14 career NWMT
wins have come at Stafford.
In addition to Coby, Bonsignore, and Santos, there
are 4 other drivers who have an average finish
inside the top-10 in the first two races of the
season at Stafford. Shawn Solomito, driver of the
#75 Eastport Feeds Chevrolet has an average finish
of 8.5; Brendon Bock, driver of the #29 Pro System
Brakes Chevrolet has an average finish of 9.0; Donny
Lia, driver of the #8 Sypher Construction Chevrolet
has an average finish of 9.0; Patrick Emerling, and
Max Zachem, driver of the #20 Lu-Mac’s Package Store
Chevrolet has an average finish of 10.0.
Tickets for the August 5th Stafford 150 are on sale
now and are priced at $33.00 for adult general
admission tickets, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, and
children ages 5 and under are admitted free of
charge when accompanied by an adult. Reserved
seating is $35.00 for all ages and all ticket prices
include 10% CT Admission Tax. Stafford Motor
Speedway offers plenty of free parking along with
overnight parking available for self-contained
For more information, contact the Stafford Motor
Speedway track office at 860-684-2783
or visit us on the web at
Scott Running / Stafford Speedway
July 14, 2016