Archive for September 11th, 2008

Ryan Newman Takes Mod Pole

Loudon, NH – Making his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour debut at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran Ryan Newman earned the Coors Light Pole Award in qualifying for the New Hampshire 100 Thursday.

Newman, who has 43 Coors Light Pole Awards to his credit during his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career, wasted no time in getting one under his belt in a Modified. After turning the fastest lap in practice Thursday afternoon in his first time strapped into the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Newman posted the quickest lap in qualifying at 29.658 seconds (127.453 mph).

Chuck Hossfeld (No. 4 Mystic Missile Dodge), who won the New England 100 at New Hampshire on June 28, will join Newman on the front row for Saturday’s race following his qualifying effort of 29.745 seconds (127.080 mph).

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Qualifying: Another Pole For Sellers

Loudon, NH — Peyton Sellers won his third Coors Light Pole Award of the NASCAR Camping World Series East season Thursday in qualifying for Friday’s Heluva Good! Fall 125 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Sellers, of Danville, Va., set the fast time of 30.124 seconds around the 1.058-mile oval for an average speed of 126.437. It was his sixth overall career NASCAR Camping World Series pole, including the two he won in the West.

NASCAR national series veteran Steve Park, of East Northport, N.Y. was second fastest at 30.177 (126.215). Eddie MacDonald, of Rowley, Mass., winner of June’s race at New Hampshire, was the third fastest, followed by Brian Ickler, of San Diego, Calif., and Marc Davis, of Mitchelville, Md.
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Thompson Photo Galleries

Sunoco Mod Mania Saturday by Adam Fohlin
Sunoco Mod Mania Sunday by Adam Fohlin

Rocco Tops in Caution Free Sunoco Mod Main Event at Thompson

Full-Fendered Victories for Connors &  Palmisano; Coates, Vigeant, Michalski Also Score Wins

Thompson, CT  – The festivities at Thompson International Speedway began with a moving tribute by long-time announcer Russ Dowd to the victims of the September 11th attacks. There was a moment of silence before the engines roared for Thompson Thursday Night Thompson Thunder.  Keith Rocco of Wallingford, CT roared into victory lane for his fourth win of the 2008 season. 

Jeff Connors of Ellington, CT, also turned in a dominating performance to score his first Pro Stock feature win of the season. Marc Palmisano of Hadley, MA, took down an exciting win in the Late Model main event. Joe Coates of Eastford, CT was hailed as the winner in the Limited Sportsman division and Scott Michalski of S. Killingly, CT, was tops in the Mini Stocks. Kurt Vigeant of Oxford, MA, extended his point lead in the TIS Modified division with his second win of the 2008 season.  

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