PIT BOX Whelen Modified Tour Title Clash Heats Up at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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PIT BOX: Whelen Modified Tour Title Clash Heats Up at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Championship Showdown Heats Up at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

The race for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship has reached its zenith as Justin Bonsignore and Ron Silk prepare for a pivotal clash at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park this Sunday in the World Series 150 presented by FloSports.com (4 p.m. ET on FloRacing).

This 152nd race in the history of the Whelen Modified Tour at the 0.625-mile oval promises an intense showdown between the two championship contenders, setting the stage for a game of one-upmanship ahead of the season finale at Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 26.

Bonsignore, fresh from his victory in the Thompson 150 in August, now holds the most recent triumph at Thompson, marking his 13th career win in 42 starts at the track. He shares second place on the all-time Whelen Modified Tour win list at Thompson with Ted Christopher, while Mike Stefanik leads the way with 15 victories.

Silk is a formidable contender, boasting five wins at Thompson in 58 starts. His last victory at Thompson occurred in 2020, adding to a legacy that includes victories in 2012, two in 2008, and one in 2007.

The World Series 150 presented by FloSports.com is set to play a pivotal role in determining the 2023 series champion. With just two points separating points leader Justin Bonsignore from his rival Ron Silk, every position on the track holds immense significance as both drivers strive to gain an upper hand. With a combined total of 17 victories at Thompson between them, either driver could emerge as the victor on Sunday, taking a decisive step toward the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship.

While the spotlight shines on Bonsignore and Silk, a host of other drivers will be vying for a coveted trip to Victory Lane at one of the Modified Tour’s most historic venues. Notable contenders include two-time Thompson winner Craig Lutz, eager to give a parting gift to his retiring team owner, Danny Watts Jr. Woody Pitkat will make his final start of the year aboard the No. 6, another car under a retiring owner, Stan Mertz.

Austin Beers, consistently fast throughout the season, seeks his third victory of the year in the No. 64 KLM Motorsports entry. Ronnie Williams, last year’s pole-sitter for this race, returns aboard the No. 50. Eric Goodale, the defending race winner, is also slated to compete in the No. 58.

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Kyle Bonsignore aims for his second victory of 2023 on Sunday, while Bobby Santos III looks to improve upon his ninth-place finish at North Wilkesboro Speedway last weekend.

The entry list for Sunday’s World Series 150 presented by FloSports.com features additional noteworthy drivers, including Sam Rameau, Dave Sapienza, Anthony Sesely, Matt Swanson, and Anthony Nocella, among others.

RACE FACTS

RaceWorld Series 150 presented by FloSports.com
DateSaturday, Oct. 8, 2023
TrackThompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Layout:0.625-mile paved oval
LocationThompson, Connecticu
Start Time:4 p.m.
Posted Awards:$92,995
Posted Awards$FloRacing (Live)

Schedule:

  • Saturday, Oct. 7: Practice from 1 to 2:15 p.m. ET, Qualifying at 4 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, Oct. 8: World Series 150 presented by FloSports.com at 4 p.m. ET (FloRacing).

Qualifying: Two consecutive qualifying laps. Faster lap determines qualifying position. No adjustments or repairs after taking the green flag. NASCAR may allow multiple vehicles to qualify simultaneously. Starting field limited to 30 starters, including Provisional Positions.

Tire Allotment: Teams have an allocation of eleven (11) tires per team, with all tires for qualifying and the race obtained at the track and scanned by Hoosier, unless prior approval from the Series Director. Four (4) tires are to be used for qualifying and to start the race. Qualifying tires remain in impound until released by NASCAR Officials. The remaining tire allocation can be used for practice and/or tire changes during the event. The tire change rule permits three (3) tires at any position.

Reference:

https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2023/10/04/pit-box-whelen-modified-tour-title-fight-enters-penultimate-round-at-thompson-speedway-motorsports-park/

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