For the second year in a row – and just the third time in series history – the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will head to Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome for the Chemung 120 on Saturday, Aug. 29.
Coming off one of the biggest events in the 25-year history of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour last week at Bristol Motor Speedway, the Tour will return to it’s roots – local short-track racing – this week at the .375-mile asphalt oval in New York’s Southern Tier.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour first went to Chemung in 2001 after the track had been shuttered for more than two decades. Tony Hirschman earned the Coors Light Pole Award and Jerry Marquis the win in the inaugural event. After a seven-year absence, the Tour returned to Chemung in 2008 in an event that saw Tony’s son, Matt Hirschman, dominate. The younger Hirschman captured the pole and one of the two qualifying heats before leading wire-to-wire in the 122-lap main.
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