Whelen Mod Points Leader Seeks 2nd SoMod Win
CONCORD, N.C. – Ryan Preece led NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour practice on Thursday for the UNOH Southern Slam 150 on the quarter-mile track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Preece, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader with one race to go, is making his third Whelen Southern Modified Tour start of the season which includes an Aug. 3 victory at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Berlin, Conn., driver posted best lap of 14.811 seconds for an average speed of 60.766 mph on the quarter-mile track located on the frontstretch of the 1.5-mile tri-oval. The time came in the first 45-minute session of the day. Preece is a member of the NASCAR Next program that spotlights young, talented drivers in NASCAR.
J.R. Bertuccio paced the field in final practice at 14.813 seconds (60.757 mph) followed by Kyle Ebersole at 14.861 seconds (60.561 mph). Danny Bohn scored the fourth-fastest lap across the two sessions at 14.913 seconds (60.350 mph) with 2010 Charlotte winner Burt Myers in fifth at 14.914 seconds (60.346 mph).