NWMT: Chase Dowling Paces Bud King of Beers 150 Practice at Thompson

Kyle Souza Asphalt Modifieds, NASCAR, New England, Northeast, Touring Series 0 Comments


Dowling will search his first career win tonight at Thompson. (Race Chaser Online photo)


Defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Rookie of the Year Chase Dowling paced the only practice session on Wednesday at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

Dowling toured the 5/8 mile Thompson oval with a fast time of  18.887 seconds (119.130 mph) behind the wheel of his No. 9 S&S Asphalt Paving modified. He is in search of his first career series victory tonight in the Bud King of Beers 150.

Defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby was second in the session behind the wheel of his No. 2 Dunleavy Truck and Trailer Repair LFR Chassis mount. Coby swept the races at Thompson in 2015 but has yet to score this season at the oval. However, he has visited victory lane three times on the tour in 2016.

Woody Pitkat was third in his No 85 for Kenny Stuart, Bobby Santos was fourth and most recent tour winner Jimmy Blewett rounded out the top five.

Ryan Preece returns to the series tonight and was sixth in the session, Donny Lia was seventh, with Justin Bonsignore, Rob Summers and Eric Goodale completing the top-10.

The tour returns to the track for Coors Light Pole Qualifying coming up at 7 p.m., followed by the Bud King of Beers 150 at 8 p.m.


RESULTS: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Practice No. 1; Thompson Speedway; August 10, 2016

  1. Chase Dowling
  2. Doug Coby
  3. Woody Pitkat
  4. Bobby Santos
  5. Jimmy Blewett
  6. Ryan Preece
  7. Donny Lia
  8. Justin Bonsignore
  9. Rob Summers
  10. Eric Goodale
  11. Brendon Bock
  12. Ron Silk
  13. Andrew Krause
  14. Timmy Solomito
  15. Shawn Solomito
  16. Jeff Goodale
  17. David Sapienza
  18. Max Zachem
  19. Matt Swanson
  20. Craig Lutz
  21. Jamie Tomaino
  22. Wade Cole
  23. Gary McDonald
  24. Melissa Fifield
  25. Rowan Pennink


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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