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Ryan Preece To Start From Top Spot In NAPA Fall Final

STAFFORD, Conn. — In his attempt to sweep the 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races at Stafford Motor Speedway, Ryan Preece is off to a perfect start. The Berlin, Conn. driver posted the fastest time in Coors Light Pole Qualifying on Saturday, winning his 15th career series pole. His time of 18.513 seconds (97.229mph) put his TS Hauler No. 6 on the top spot for Sunday’s NAPA Fall Final 150.

The pole was the fifth at the half-mile for Preece, who finished fourth in the NASCAR XFINITY Series event at Kentucky Speedway last weekend. Preece enters Sunday’s 150 lap event fifth in the championship standings, 26 points from the lead.

Four-time series champion and current points leader Doug Coby will join Preece on the front row Sunday. Coby drove his No. 2 Mayhew Tools machine to a time of 18.520 seconds in the qualifying session. The Milford, Conn. driver has now qualified on the front row for the last eight Stafford events. He enters the weekend 11 markers up in the championship standings over Justin Bonsignore as he seeks his fourth straight championship.

Former series champion Ron Silk (18.526 seconds) was third in the No. 85 Stuart’s Automotive Chevrolet, while Timmy Solomito qualified fourth. Solomito’s enters third in the championship standings, 14 points from the lead. Rowan Pennink rounded out the top five.

Six through 10 went to Kyle Bonsignore, Jon McKennedy Chase Dowling, Dave Sapienza and Bobby Santos.

Justin Bonsignore, who enters the Stafford 150 second in the standings 11 markers back, will start Sunday’s 150 from 15th spot.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the track on Sunday with the running of the NAPA Fall Final 150, scheduled for 3:15 p.m. ET.

2017 NAPA Fall Final Time Trial Results

Pos No. Name Sponsor Best Time Best Speed In Lap Laps Diff
1 6 Ryan Preece T.S. Hauler 18.513 97.229 2 2  
2 2 Doug Coby Mayhew Tools/Dunleavy/AJ Romano Const 18.520 97.192 2 2 0.007
3 85 Ron Silk Stuart’s Automotive/J&R Pre-Cast 18.536 97.108 2 2 0.023
4 16 Timmy Solomito Starrett Racing 18.598 96.785 2 2 0.085
5 3 Rowan Pennink Cape Cod Copper/JDL Environmental 18.598 96.785 2 2 0.085
6 22 Kyle Bonsignore Snap-On Tools/Checker Perf 18.636 96.587 2 2 0.123
7 00 Jon McKennedy Brady Bunch Racing/Copeland Toyota & Chevrolet 18.647 96.530 2 2 0.134
8 15 Chase Dowling 15-40 Connection/Evolution Sports 18.647 96.530 2 2 0.134
9 36 David Sapienza Sapienza Enterprise 18.657 96.479 2 2 0.144
10 44 Bobby Santos Sully Tinio/Brendan Kelley Music 18.702 96.246 2 2 0.189
11 64 Rob Summers Hoosier Tire East/Fast Track Electrical/Hughes Motors 18.773 95.882 2 2 0.260
12 21 Ronnie Williams* Gershow Recycling 18.833 95.577 2 2 0.320
13 92 Anthony Nocella Nocella Paving/Airgas 18.863 95.425 2 2 0.350
14 82 Woody Pitkat Horton Avenue Materials LLC 18.890 95.289 2 2 0.377
15 51 Justin Bonsignore Phoenix Communications, Inc. 18.901 95.233 2 2 0.388
16 89 Matt Swanson Starrett Tools 18.934 95.067 2 2 0.421
17 46 Craig Lutz Riverhead Building Supply 18.936 95.057 2 2 0.423
18 58 Eric Goodale GAF Roofing 18.973 94.872 1 1 0.460
19 63 Austin Pickens* LFR Chassis 19.017 94.652 2 2 0.504
20 38 Kyle Ellwood Performance Engines/Kendal Oil/Ryan’s Oil 19.080 94.340 2 2 0.567
21 18 Ken Heagy Buoy One 19.174 93.877 2 2 0.661
22 33 Wade Cole Performance Engines/Kendall Oil 19.266 93.429 2 2 0.753
23 39 Calvin Carroll* Power with Prestige/Cruising w/Betty 19.460 92.497 2 2 0.947
24 26 Gary McDonald Lakeland Landscaping Supply/TRC Electric 19.698 91.380 2 2 1.185
25 01 Melissa Fifield Eastern Propane & Oil 20.190 89.153 2 2 1.677
26 78 Walter Sutcliffe, Jr.* Last Minute Racing 20.349 88.456 2 2 1.836

*Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender

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