Saturday Whelen Modified Tour Notebook From Thompson

Column By: BRITTANY NUTILE / RPW – THOMPSON, CT – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is back at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the second race of the season.

Jon McKennedy coming off of his win at Myrtle Beach with Tommy Baldwin Racing. He’s looking forward to this weekend at the Ice Breaker, wants to be in contention for the win on Sunday. Likes working with Tommy Baldwin and all the guys at TBR. “They are a great group of guys”.

Coming off of a 12th place finish at Myrtle Beach, Timmy Solomito, is looking forward to being back at Thompson. He has been looking to finally being able to win a championship on the tour. Has been in contention the past couples of years and was six points out last year but, fell short.

Someone who would love to get a win at Thompson and have a better Icebreaker weekend this year would be Doug Coby. Last year at the Icebreaker Coby finished 31st after being in an accident within the first few laps of the race. Coby is happy to be back in New England and at Thompson, a track that everyone loves and can get back to business as usual after racing at Myrtle Beach. His goals for today and the season is to get a top 5 and head to Stafford where they do fairly well at and to be in the hunt to win another championship.

Justin Bonsignore is looking to break a winless streak on the Whelen Modified Tour. He is looking forward to getting a good start to the season. Bonsignore is starting the season out with a new chassis LFR and new crew chief, Ryan Stone. His goal for Saturday going into practice was see how the car handles and try to tune it up and go from there and see how it plays out. Bonsignore is looking to win and win a few times in the NWMT series this season and to continue to be in the hunt for the championship.