(Stafford Springs, CT)—The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to Stafford Speedway on August 5th for the Stafford 150, the third of four NWMT races to be held at Stafford this season. The NASCAR WMT will make stops at New Hampshire and Monadnock before returning to Stafford on Aug. 5. With the Stafford 150 just 3 weeks away, the question will be can anyone dethrone Doug Coby?
Coby has been an absolutely dominant force in the first 2 NWMT races held at Stafford this season. Coby and the #2 Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Repair team have won pole position for both races and they’ve won both races, leading a combined 322 of 330 laps. The only other drivers to lead laps at Stafford this season have been Ted Christopher with 5 and Justin Bonsignore, Donny Lia, and Jamie Tomaino have each led 1 lap.
Despite Coby’s dominance there have been several drivers with great performances at Stafford. The next best driver at Stafford thus far in 2016 has been Rowan Pennink and the #3 Cape Cod Copper / Canto Paving team. Pennink finished 3rd in the April NAPA Spring Sizzler and then 6th in the June TSI Harley-Davidson 125 for an average finish of 4.5. Pennink is currently second in the Stafford’s SK Modified® points standings and he has 3 SK Modified® wins and one Valenti Modified Racing Series feature win this season at Stafford.
Justin Bonsignore and the #51 M3 Technology team have recorded a pair of 5th place finishes in the 2 Stafford races and he will be hungry as he is still in search of his first career Stafford victory. Just behind Bonsignore in terms of average finish is Bobby Santos and the #44 Tinio Corporation team. Santos has finished 7th and 8th in the two Stafford races this season and he 6 of his 14 career NWMT wins have come at Stafford.
In addition to Coby, Bonsignore, and Santos, there are 4 other drivers who have an average finish inside the top-10 in the first two races of the season at Stafford. Shawn Solomito, driver of the #75 Eastport Feeds Chevrolet has an average finish of 8.5; Brendon Bock, driver of the #29 Pro System Brakes Chevrolet has an average finish of 9.0; Donny Lia, driver of the #8 Sypher Construction Chevrolet has an average finish of 9.0; and Max Zachem, driver of the #20 Lu-Mac’s Package Store Chevrolet has an average finish of 10.0.
Tickets for the August 5th Stafford 150 are on sale now and are priced at $33.00 for adult general admission tickets, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Reserved seating is $35.00 for all ages and all ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax. Stafford Motor Speedway offers plenty of free parking along with overnight parking available for self-contained Recreational Vehicles.
For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.