Story By: NASCAR – WINCHESTER, NH – The weekend off may have paid off for Ron Silk.
The 2011 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion opted to skip last weekend’s event at Pennsylvania’s Jennerstown Speedway after a pair of subpar runs at White Mountain Motorsports Park in New Hampshire. He returned to the tour Sunday, and paced practice at Monadnock Speedway in the one-hour session prior to the Advanced Gas Distributors Inc. 200 Wade Cole Memorial.
Silk piloted the No. 85 Stuart’s Automotive Chevrolet around the banked quarter-mile in 12.805 seconds (70.285 mph).
Chris Pasteryak was second fastest at 12.833 (70.132), followed by Matt Hirschman at 12.834 (70.126).
Doug Coby, Justin Bonsignore and Craig Lutz were fourth through sixth, respectively. Bonsignore leads the championship points after four events by 10 over Coby and 17 over Lutz.
Sam Rameau was seventh in practice, followed by Woody Pitkat, Matt Swanson and Tyler Rypkema.
Qualifying for the Advanced Gas Distributors Inc. 200 Wade Cole Memorial is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., with the race taking the green flag at 4 p.m.