WATERFORD, Conn. — Story by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Michael Ivins/NASCAR via Getty Images photo —
Defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby may not have scored a top-five finish in Saturday’s New England Cycle Center 161 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl, but his eighth place finish was enough to keep him on top of the point standings leaving the Shoreline oval.
Coby, driver of the No. 2 Dunleavy Truck and Trailer Repair/A&J Romano Construction LFR Chassis modified, holds an eight point lead over Timmy Solomito.
Coby scored the victory at Stafford Spring Sizzler in April and Solomito captured his first career tour victory at the season-opening race at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s IceBreaker in April.
Behind the top-two is Max Zachem, who sits third in the point standings following a strong second place finish at the Speedbowl Saturday — his best career run. Zachem has two top-10 finishes in the first three races of the season behind the wheel of his No. 20 Lu-Mac’s Package Store/VWS modified.
Justin Bonsignore, native of Holtsville, New York, sits fourth in the updated standings, while Ron Silk, driving for Danny Watts, rounds out the top-five. Silk scored the victory last Saturday evening at the Speedbowl, his first tour victory since the 2012 season.
In his first year for BRE Racing, Rowan Pennink sits sixth in the standings after three races. Donny Lia is seventh, with Matt Swanson, Rob Summers and Brendon Bock completing the top-10.
Jimmy Blewett (11th), Chase Dowling (12th), Jamie Tomaino (13th), Bobby Santos (14th) and Eric Goodale (15th) complete the next five positions in the updated standings.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is now off for a few weeks. They will hit the track again at Stafford Motor Speedway on Friday June 3.
About the Writer
Kyle Souza is an aspiring Journalism major at the Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. Souza is Race Chaser Online’s New England motorsports insider, covering everything from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to the NASCAR Whelen All American Series and the PASS North Super Late Models.
When not writing, Souza works at the Seekonk Speedway as the track’s Friday night public address announcer and press writer, and is also the Media Director for both the Granite State Pro Stock Series and the Tri Track Open Modified Series.
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