6:21
That concludes our coverage of today's Modified races at Thompson International Speedway (CT). Please stayed tuned to Speed51.com this week for more post-race coverage of the events. Thank you for tuning in. 
6:09
Ted Christopher is complaining of back pain because he is not used to the seat in the Ole' Blue #3 Modified. He commented that he is still trying to get his regular seat back from the #36 team that he drove earlier this season. 
6:08
Jimmy Blewett clarified why his grandfather left the track early. Blewett thought that the #76 car wasn't even in the field for the Showdown due to a poor finish in the WMT race. He then talked to Jimmy by phone and told him not to give up. That inspiration helped him to finish second. 
6:07
Unofficial Results
UNOH Showdown
Thompson International Speedway (CT)

1. Ted Christopher
2. Jimmy Blewett
3. Ryan Preece
4. Donny Lia
5. Doug Coby
6. Ron Silk
7. Matt Hirschman
8. Bobby Santos, III
9. Andy Seuss
10. Burt Myers
11. George Brunnhoelzl, III
12. Rob Fuller
13. Patrick Emerling
14. Danny Bohn
15. Eric Goodale
16. Eric Berndt
17. Kyle Ebersole
18. Cole Powell
19. Gary Putnam
20. Jason Myers
21. Jamie Tomaino
22. Thomas Stinson
23. Frank Fleming
24. John Smith
25. Justin Bonsignore
26. Joe Scarbrough
27. Ron Yuhas, Jr.
28. Todd Szegedy
29. Mike Stefanik
30. Tim Brown
31. Steve Masse
32. Richie Pallai, Jr. 

6:04
Jimmy Blewett commented in victory lane that his grandfather, a big supporter of the #76 team, left the track after the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour feature because he didn't think their car was running well enough today. Blewett came from deep int he field to finish second in the UNOH Showdown. 
5:58
Ted Christopher - "We had a pretty good run going in the first race, but the restart screwed us up....It's good to be back in a car - especially when you are winning." 
5:55
Ron Silk unofficially finished sixth ahead of Matt Hirschman, Bobby Santos, Andy Seuss and Burt Myers. 
5:54
Ted Christopher has won over Jimmy Blewett, Ryan Preece, Donny Lia and Doug Coby. 
5:54
The white flag is out for Ted Christopher. 
5:54
Justin Bonsignore has slowed on the track. 
5:53
With three laps to go, the leaders are close to catching lapped traffic. 
5:53
We are now at lap 45 - five laps to go!
5:53
Ted Christopher is pulling away slightly again. 
5:52
Jimmy Blewett has caught leader Ted Christopher. 
5:52
We are now at lap 43 of 50. 
5:52
Ron Yuhas, Jr. has pulled into the pits under green. 
5:51
Doug Coby has passed Justin Bonsignore for fifth. 
5:50
We are now at lap 38. 
5:50
Jimmy Blewett is now second. 
5:50
Jimmy Blewett is now under Ryan Preece for second. 
5:50
Ryan Preece stuck a wheel under Ted Christopher, but was not able to complete a pass for the lead. 
5:49
Donny Lia just slid under Justin Bonsignore for fourth. 
5:49
Jimmy Blewett is looking under Ryan Preece for second. 
5:48
Donny Lia is now up to fifth. 
5:48
Todd Szegedy has coasted down pit road. 
5:48
Ryan Preece is all over Ted Christopher for the lead. 
5:48
Jimmy Blewett has passed Justin Bonsignore for third. 
5:48
Ron Silk has passed Andy Seuss for ninth. 
5:48
Donny Lia, Matt Hirschman, Bobby Santos, Andy Seuss and Ron Silk round out the top ten. 
5:47
At lap 27, Ted Christopher leads Ryan Preece just barely. Justin Bonsignore, Jimmy Blewett and Doug Coby round out the top five. 
5:46
Jimmy Blewett is now up to fourth. 
5:46
We are now at lap 24. 
5:46
Jimmy Blewett is now up to fifth. 
5:46
Restart - Ted Christopher pulls out to the lead again. 
5:45
John Smith has been penalized to the rear of the field for speeding on pit road. 
5:44
Ron Yuhas, John Smith, Eric Goodale, Frank Fleming and Jason Myers have all pitted under caution. 
5:44
The cars have refired and the race is back under caution. 
5:38
Ted Christopher now leads Ryan Preece, Bobby Santos, Justin Bonsignore and Donny Lia. 
5:37
The red flag is now out for track clean-up. 
5:37
Stefanik has pulled into the infield grass. He is still under his own power though, so it does not appear that he has a blown engine. 
5:36
Caution laps do not count in this race. 
5:36
The caution is now out at lap 23. 
5:36
Mike Stefanik's car has just erupted in a cloud of smoke coming off turn four. 
5:35
Joe Scarbrough has been lapped. 
5:32
Tim Brown is pitting under green. 
5:32
We are now at lap 12. 
5:32
Ryan Preece got under Ted Christopher to try for the lead in turn three. The pass didn't stick. TC still leads. 
5:31
Steve Masse appears to be out of the race. 
5:30
Ryan Preece is up to second. 
5:30
Ted Christopher now leads. 
5:30
Steve Masse has pitted under green. 
5:30
Eric Berndt just took a trip through the infield grass of the frontstretch. There will be no caution for that incident though. 
5:29
Steve Masse is slow on the track and has dropped back about a dozen spots. 
5:29
Restart - Bobby Santos still leads, Ted Christopher drafted with him into second place. 
5:28
Jason Myers has pitted under caution. 
5:28
Just outside the top ten currently are Burt Myers, Doug Coby, Danny Bohn, Eric Goodale and Steve Masse. 
5:27
Just outside the top five currently are Mike Stefanik, Donny Lia, Eric Berndt, Andy Seuss, Matt Hirschman and Rob Fuller. 
5:25
Bobby Santos, III currently leads Ryan Preece, Justin Bonsignore, Ted Christopher and Todd Szegedy under caution. 
5:24
Richie Pallai, Jr. has hit the backstretch wall on lap three to bring out the caution. 
5:23
Bobby Santos took the lead on lap two. 
5:23
Start - Justin Bonsignore has taken the lead into turn one. 
5:21
Tim Brown has also elected to start at the rear for reasons unknown. 
5:18
Ron Silk, Ron Yuhas, Frank Fleming and Jason Myers are all going to start at the rear of the field for unapproved adjustments. 
5:17
5:17
Pace laps for the UNOH Showdown are now underway here at Thompson. 
5:10
Eric Beers' team declined an invitation for the UNOH Showdown due to radiator problems. 
5:10
There were just a handful of hot laps for the Modified teams. During this quick session, a rock hit the windshield of Eric Berndt's car and the team is now quickly going to change that out before the start of the race. 
5:09
Starting Line Up
UNOH Showdown
Thompson International Speedway (CT)

1. Justin Bonsignore
2. Andy Seuss
3. Bobby Santos, III
4. Matt Hirschman
5. Ryan Preece
6. Rob Fuller
7. Todd Szegedy
8. Burt Myers
9. Ted Christopher
10. Tim Brown
11. Mike Stefanik
12. Steve Masse
13. Donny Lia
14. Danny Bohn
15. Eric Berndt
16. George Brunnhoelzl
17. Richie Pallai, Jr.
18. John Smith
19. Eric Goodale
20. Cole Powell
21. Burt Myers
22. Kyle Ebersole
23. Frank Fleming
24. Thomas Stinson
25. Doug Coby
26. Ron Silk
27. Jimmy Blewett
28. Ron Yuhas
29. Gary Putnam
30. Jamie Tomaino
31. Joe Scarbrough
32. Patrick Emerling 

4:14
Justin Bonsignore in victory lane. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:12
Comment From Derek Pernesiglio 

Thanks for all the great coverage today, awesome stuff! 

4:09
Yes, but there is a hole in the wall that needs repair. 
4:09
Comment From Bill 

Bad wreck? Everyone ok? 

4:08
Yes. It took two wreckers to pull it off the track. 
4:08
Comment From Guest 

was silks car in bad shape! 

4:07
The red flag is now out in the Sunoco Modified race. 
4:05
With two cautions in the first two laps, we think it could be quite some time before the Sunoco Modified feature is completed and the UNOH Showdown can take place. 
4:04
The lineup has not been released yet, but we will have it posted once it becomes available. 
4:04
Comment From AuntieM 

How does thr rest of the field line up? 

4:03
That all depends on how long it will take to run the Sunoco Modified feature race. They are expecting a 5:30pm start, but that is highly tentative. 
4:02
Andy Seuss in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour feature. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:53
That has not been announced yet as some teams being considered for provisionals might not be able to get their cars together in time for the race. 
3:53
Comment From crew chief#12 

who all made it in the 50laper 

3:46
Comment From frank b 

Congratulations to my nephew Justin, Car owner Ken Massa and the entire M-3 technology team 

3:46
Unofficial Results
Town Fair Tire Northern 75
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Thompson International Speedway (CT)

1. Justin Bonsignore
2. Bobby Santos
3. Ryan Preece
4. Todd Szegedy
5. Ted Christopher
6. Mike Stefanik
7. Donny Lia
8. Eric Beers
9. Eric Berndt
10. Richie Pallai, Jr.
11. Eric Goodale
12. Jamie Tomaino
13. Doug Coby
14. Ron Yuhas, Jr.
15. Patrick Emerling
16. Wade Cole
17. Bryon Chew
18. Ron Silk
19. Rowan Pennink
20. Jimmy Blewett
21. Ed Flemke, Jr.
22. Jon McKennedy
23. Brian Scofield
24. Ken Heagy 

3:39
Justin Bonsignore won the coin toss and will start on the pole for the UNOH Showdown. 
3:39
There will now be a coin toss between Andy Seuss and Justin Bonsignore to see whether the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour or NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race winner will start on the pole of the UNOH Showdown. 
3:35
Comment From crew chief#12 

good job to justin bonsignore and the 51team 

3:35
The Sunoco Modifieds have their feature race next. 
3:35
Ryan Preece - "I'd rather win the 50 lapper, we know what we need to do now to make the car better....It seems like I've been a 50 lap leader lately, so we'll see if I can do that again for this one." 
3:34
Bobby Santos - "We just got a little too loose and were off just a little bit....I'm excited [for the UNOH Showdown]. I think we are just one adjustment away from being perfect." 
3:31
Comment From Rob from Long Islan 

Yeah 51 guys!!!! Now get another at Riverhead next week! 

3:31
Justin Bonsignore - "We just weren't very good in the beginning...the car took off in the last 20 laps...this is unbelievable. This is long overdue for this team." 
3:30
Comment From Matt 

Awesome Bongsignore! 

3:30
Comment From rustic rick 

thank you GREAT JOB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

3:30
Ron Silk appears to be fine. His car? Not so much. It is being hooked to two wreckers to get pulled off the track. 
3:30
Ryan Preece is being directed to the podium as the third place finisher. 
3:29
Comment From Lenny 

Congrats to Bonsignore on the win 

3:29
Justin Bonsignore is the winner. Bobby Santos, III unofficially finishes second. 
3:28
Caution and checkered flag come out. Bonsignore wins, but timing and scoring will have to be checked to see the rest of the rundown. 
3:28
Ron Silk hard into the turn one wall. 
3:28
Last lap 
3:28
Bobby Santos up to second! 
3:28
Restart - Bonsignore leads into turn one. 
3:27
Tail end of the lead lap. 
3:27
Comment From crew chief#12 

wheres wade cole runing at 

3:27
The restart will come on lap 80. 
3:25
We are now scored at lap 76 of 75...but there will be a green-white-checkered finish and "overtime" period to end this race once this caution period is over. 
3:22
Jimmy Blewett will be the lucky dog on this caution and will make up one lap. 
3:22
Justin Bonsignore currently leads Ryan Preece, Ted Christopher, Bobby Santos, Mike Stefanik, Todd Szegedy, Ron Silk, Donny Lia, Eric Beers and Eric Berndt. 
3:21
Patrick Emerling also spun while coming back around for the caution. 
3:21
Rowan Pennink has spun in turn four to bring out the caution at lap 72. 
3:19
Justin Bonsignore has pulled away. 
3:19
Justin Bonsignore has passed Ryan Preece for the lead. 
3:19
We are now at lap 67. 
3:19
Justin Bonsignore is catching Ryan Preece for the lead. 
3:18
Justin Bonsignore dive bombed past Ted Christopher going into turn three in a beautiful move. They didn't touch and Bonsignore pulled away from Christopher thanks to a ton of extra momentum. 
3:18
Justin Bonsignore is all over Ted Christopher for second. 
3:18
Ryan Preece has stretched his lead again. 
3:17
We are now at lap 61. 
3:16
Ted Christopher is catching leader Ryan Preece. 
3:15
Miek Stefanik settles into fifth. 
3:15
Bobby Santos, III is hanging on to fourth place. 
3:15
Justin Bonsignore is now up to third. 
3:14
Ted Christopher is up to second. 
3:14
Restart - Lap 53 - Bobby Santos might have spun his tires a bit and Ryan Preece pulls out to a big lead. 
3:12
Ken Heagy is pulling into the infield and appears to be out of the race. 
3:11
Ron Yuhas, Jr. is being sent to the rear for aggressive driving. 
3:11
Ted Christopher is now up to third. 
3:11
Bryon Chew has spun on the frontstretch at lap 49 to bring out the second caution. 
3:11
Bobby Santos settles into second after Mike Stefanik got very sideways fighting for that spot. Todd Szegedy was also battling out of the fourth turn with those two. 
3:10
Three wide for second place! 
3:10
Restart - Ryan Preece leads. 
3:10
Ron Yuhas, Jr., Bryon Chew and Jamie Tomaino are just outside the top 10. 
3:10
Ryan Preece leads Bobby Santos, Mike Stefanik, Ted Christopher, Todd Szegedy, Justin Bonsignore, Ron Silk, Donny Lia, Eric Beers and Jon McKennedy. 
3:09
Wade Cole is unofficially going to get the lucky dog "award" and will make up a lap. 
3:08
Eddie Flemke, Rowan Pennink, Doug Coby, Eric Berndt, Richie Pallai and a few other competitors are all pitting under caution. 
3:08
NASCAR has penalized Jimmy Blewett for intentionally causing a caution period. His penalty is two laps. 
3:07
We are now being scored at lap 44 of 75. 
3:07
The caution is out at lap 43 for the stopped car of Jimmy Blewett - who coasted to the end of the pit road before stopping. The caution came out and he fired the car back up - hobbling to his pit with a flat right front tire. 
3:06
Blewett is coasting to the pits. 
3:06
Jimmy Blewett has slowed on the track. 
3:05
Brian Scofield is now pitting under green. 
3:05
We are now at lap 36. 
3:05
Ted Christopher has gotten by Todd Szegedy for fourth. 
3:04
Eddie Flemke is now back on the track. 
3:03
Eddie Flemke is now pitting under green. 
3:03
Comment From Vanessa 

Georgia[ , Thanks Speed 51 for coverage for those of us that can'e be there , 

3:02
The top six cars have broken away from the rest of the field. 
3:02
We are now at lap 29 of 75. 
3:02
Wade Cole and his teammate Brian Scofield have been lapped. 
3:01
Currently, Ryan Preece leads Bobby Santos, Mike Stefanik, Todd Szegedy, Ted Christopher, Justin Bonsignore, Rowan Pennink, Ron Silk, Eric Beers and Doug Coby. 
3:00
We are now at lap 20. 
3:00
Ted Christopher is in the #3. Wade Cole is in the #33. 
3:00
Comment From rustic rick 

Is TC in the 33 

2:56
That hasn't been announced yet. 
2:56
Comment From Jeff 

Who gets provisions from the south 

2:56
Santos just tried to get under Preece for the lead. It didn't work. 
2:55
We are now at lap seven in the WMT race. Ryan Preece leads Bobby Santos, Todd Szegedy, Mike Stefanik and Ted Christopher. 
2:53
Bobby Santos, III into second. 
2:53
WMT Green Flag - Ryan Preece leads. 
2:52
Comment From doc 

From Lexington N C we want to say thanks to the fine folks at Spped 51 for providing the Great coverage today and we hope all drivers North and South has a Safe Race. 

2:52
10 cars from each race plus provisionals. 
2:52
Comment From chris 

How many from eah race go into the final race? 

2:50
Finishing Order
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
Thompson International Speedway (CT)

1. Andy Seuss
2. Matt Hirschman
3. Rob Fuller
4. Burt Myers
5. Tim Brown
6. Steve Masse
7. Danny Bohn
8. George Brunnhoelzl, III
9. John Smith
10. Cole Powell
11. Jimmy Zacharais
12. Jason Myers
13. Thomas Stinson
14. Gary Putnam
15. Ken Bouchard
16. Frank Fleming
17. Michael Speeney
18. Joe Scarbrough
19. Kyle Ebersole
20. Renee Dupuis
21. AJ Winstead 

2:47
Just a reminder to our fans today - no posts that feature profanity will be posted here on our Trackside Coverage. Please use a little bit of common sense when making your comments and remember that this is a family website. 
2:43
Comment From Thomas 

It's a nice day in FL, but man I wish I was there today 

2:42
Comment From Glenn from nh 

Nh southern driver wins in the north good job andy 

2:42
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competitors are now rolling out onto the track for their 75-lap race. 
2:41
Comment From Kyle McGowan 

Congrats Andy an team! well deserved and WAY over due! 

2:41
We will have a full rundown shortly. 
2:40
Comment From AuntieM 

Congrats to Seuss but where did GBIII end up? 

2:40
Seuss had multiple victories in the #11 car in 2011. 
2:40
Comment From denis 

Bout time andy won in that good of equipment. GB3 was making him look bad 

2:40
Comment From Lenny 

Congrats to Seuss 

2:39
Comment From crew chief#12 

good jop to andy and the 11team 

2:39
Matt Hirschman - "I just came up a little bit short. I was able to get to Andy, but just not make a move. We were about equal." 
2:39
Comment From Matt 

Sounds like a great day of racing so far, wish I was there 

2:38
Seuss has dedicated this victory to the mother of car owner Eddie Harvey - whose mother passed away this week. 
2:37
Andy Seuss - "I started to get worried when they said Matt [Hirschman] was coming and was nervous for sure." 
2:36
Comment From Jim 

Way to go Andy and Crew... 

2:35
This is Seuss' second victory at Thompson. He has also won a Modified Racing Series event here at this track. 
2:35
This is Seuss' first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour victory of the season. 
2:34
The battle for the lead was so intense in lapped traffic, we did not get the rest of the rundown, but we will have that shortly. 
2:34
Rob Fuller finishes third. 
2:34
Andy Seuss wins over Matt Hirschman. 
2:34
Seuss pulls away. 
2:33
Last lap. 
2:33
Five lapped cars are now ahead of the leaders. 
2:33
Seuss closes the door. 
2:33
Hirschman tries to get under Seuss for the lead. 
2:33
Three laps to go. 
2:33
The leaders have clear track ahead of them. 
2:33
Yes, Ken Bouchard started this race in the #55 car. 
2:32
Comment From jac 

Lol ken bouchard nice coverage but his not in race 

2:31
Seuss now has three car lengths on Hirschman. 
2:31
Gary Putnam has been lapped. 
2:31
We are now at lap 66 of 75. 
2:31
Andy Seuss cleared Thomas Stinson and Matt Hirschman got hung up just a bit getting by him. 
2:31
Kyle Ebersole has been lapped. 
2:30
We are at lap 64. 
2:30
Lapped traffic is ahead of the leaders. 
2:30
Hirschman is right back to Seuss. 
2:30
Andy Seuss has put a few car length on Matt Hirschman. 
2:30
Comment From Guest 

Sounds like a pretty good race...Thanks for covering it today 

2:29
There is quite a bit of distance back to third place runner Rob Fuller. 
2:29
Matt Hirschman has closed to within one car length of leader Andy Seuss. 
2:29
We are now at lap 60 of 75. 
2:29
Ken Bouchard has been lapped. 
2:28
Frank Fleming has been lapped. 
2:28
AJ Winstead has pulled into the pits under green. 
2:27
If we get a caution, we will do a rundown shortly. 
2:27
Matt Hirschman is catching Andy Seuss with more lapped traffic ahead on lap 54. 
2:27
Rob Fuller is now up to third. 
2:27
The top two are clear of lapped traffic for now. 
2:26
Andy Seuss got by those three lapped car. It looks like Matt Hirschman might have got jammed up slightly behind Renee Dupuis and as a result, he lost a little bit of momentum. 
2:26
We are now at lap 50. 
2:26
Michael Speeney is also close to getting lapped. 
2:25
Joe Scarbrough and Renee Dupuis are close to getting lapped. 
2:25
Rob Fuller is all over Burt Myers for third. 
2:24
Lapped traffic might be a factor before too long. 
2:24
We are now at lap 44. 
2:24
Seuss has about 20 car lengths on Hirschman. 
2:23
Rob Fuller is to Burt Myers' rear bumper for third. 
2:23
Matt Hirschman is now by Burt Myers for second. 
2:23
Andy Seuss might be running away with this race so far, but Matt Hirschman and Rob Fuller have very fast cars and could make this a great race. 
2:22
Rob Fuller is now up to fourth. 
2:22
We are now at lap 39. 
2:22
Matt Hirschman is trying to get under Burt Myers for second. 
2:22
Matt Hirschman is now up to third. There may have been some contact with Brunnhoelzl. 
2:21
Matt Hirschman is now all over George Brunnhoelzl, II for third. 
2:21
Burt Myers has now put some distance between himself and third place George Brunnhoelzl, III. 
2:20
Rob Fuller is looking under Tim Brown for fifth. 
2:20
Andy Seuss currently leads Burt Myers, George Brunnhoelzl, Matt Hirschman and Tim Brown. 
2:20
Seuss still has a strong lead. 
2:19
We are at lap 31 of 75. 
2:19
Rob Fuller is now up to sixth after starting in the rear. 
2:19
Myers and Brunnhoelzl made contact in turn four, both got sideways but both continued. 
2:19
George Brunnoelzl, III just gave Burt Myers a shot to the rear bumper. 
2:18
Andy Seuss is running away while positions second through eighth are all single file and closely packed. 
2:18
Matt Hirschman is up to fourth. 
2:18
Andy Seuss is pulling away to the largest lead we've seen all day. 
2:18
George Brunnhoelzl caught Brown paying attention to Myers and slipped up to third. 
2:17
Tim Brown is now trying Burt Myers for second. 
2:17
Seuss leads lap 24. 
2:17
Andy Seuss is under Burt Myers for the lead. 
2:17
If there is a draft here at Thompson, Burt Myers and Andy Seuss are using it. They have pulled away slightly from Tim Brown and George Brunnhoelzl, III. 
2:16
Burt Myers still leads at lap 21. 
2:16
Seuss tried to catch Myers in the same move, but couldn't quite get there. 
2:16
Andy Seuss makes a power move to second. 
2:16
Burt Myers found a little bit of speed and inches away slightly. 
2:15
We are at lap 18. 
2:15
Brown tries for the lead again. Myers slams the door on him again. 
2:15
Tim Brown is trying to get into the lead and block third place at the same time. 
2:15
Andy Seuss is all over Tim Brown for second. 
2:15
Myers slams the door. 
2:14
Tim Brown is now looking under Burt Myers for the lead. 
2:14
We are now at lap 15. 
2:14
Andy Seuss is trying Tim Brown on the outside for second. 
2:14
Burt Myers now leads. 
2:14
Burt Myers is under Tim Brown for the lead at lap 13. 
2:14
George Brunnhoelzl, III has caught the lead pack. 
2:13
Andy Seuss just tried a move on Burt Myers for second, but it did not work. 
2:13
The top three - Brown, Myers and Seuss - have broken away from the pack. 
2:13
Jimmy Zacharais is up to sixth. 
2:13
John Smith is now up to fifth. 
2:12
Burt Myers is challenging Tim Brown for the lead at lap 9. 
2:12
Andy Seuss is now back to third. 
2:12
There were a few big moves on the restart. Burt Myers shot up to second and George Brunnhoelzl, III moved up to third. 
2:12
Jason Myers, John Smith, Gary Putnam and Jimmy Zacharis round out the top ten runners right now. 
2:09
Point leader George Brunnhoelzl, III currently sits in the sixth position. 
2:09
Currently, Tim Brown leads Andy Seuss, Danny Bohn, Burt Myers and Matt Hirschman under caution. 
2:08
Renee Dupuis and Kyle Ebersole have tangled on the backstretch at lap two. The caution is out. 
2:08
Andy Seuss settles into second. 
2:08
Green Flag - Tim Brown rockets into the lead. 
2:07
Andy Seuss now leads the field to green. 
2:06
Pace laps for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour are now underway. 
2:06
Rob Fuller and Steve Masse will drop to the rear of the field for their entries missing the driver/crew chief meeting this morning. 
2:00
The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour machines are now rolling out onto the track for their 75-lap feature race. 
1:59
Rob Fuller and Ryan Preece won the pole positions for today's NASCAR Whelen Tour races. (Jim Dupont Photo)
1:59
Comment From Jim 

Good luck to Andy Seuss 

1:58
1:56
Scott Sundeen has won the Limited Sportsman feature at Thompson. The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour feature is up next. 
1:55
Comment From Brian 

Good Luck Cole Powell ! Strong run today will be nice ! 

1:52
Comment From crew chief#12 

sorry i was just looking it is a #19 but does look the same 

1:49
Kyle Ebersole. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:48
We haven't seen the ad, so we are not sure. Teams often put their equipment up for sale at the end of a season if they are planning to update their equipment for the next year or change divisions/tours. 
1:48
Comment From crew chief#12 

the 39car of richie pallai, jr is it the same 39 thats on racingjunk.com for sale 

1:45
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour point leader George Brunnhoelzl, III is a former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular and has plenty of experience on this Thompson track. 
1:44
Andy Seuss is a regular on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour who is from Hampstead, New Hampshire but recently moved to Sailsbury, North Carolina. Seuss has one Modified Racing Series victory at Thompson listed on his racing resume. 
1:43
Comment From crew chief#12 

good luck to burt and jason myers and danny bohn and wade cole 

1:43
Burt Myers might be from North Carolina, but he has towed up here to Thompson on two different occasions (in addition to last year's UNOH Showdown) to compete in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events at this track. 
1:42
Comment From Darlene 

Good luck to the Dirty South Boys, Burt and Jason Myers!! 

1:41
We are only 10 of 20 laps into the Limited Sportsman feature here at Thompson, so we think that the 1:45pm scheduled start time for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race might be delayed a little bit. 
1:40
Comment From AuntieM 

Wishing GBIII a safe, successful race - Poppy & AuntieM in Florida 

1:25
We are about 20 minutes away from the start of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour feature event. The Limited Sportsmen are on the track next.
1:24
Jon McKennedy's #79 Modified. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:24
Eric Bourgeois has won the Mini Stock feature at Thompson over Chad Baxter and Joe Baxter. 
1:23
Richie Pallai, Jr. stands by his Modified. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:21
Tim Brown's #02 rolls out of the tech area before the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:19
Comment From Emily DeBello Fischer 

Good Luck uncle GBIII from his neices McKayla and Addison 

1:14
Comment From Guest 

Good luck matt hershman 

1:14
Todd Szegedy's #2 Modified. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:12
Andy Seuss. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:11
Thomas Stinson stands by his Modified. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:11
Comment From Guest 

Lets go eirc beers and jimmy z 

1:09
Comment From Kimee Ling 

Good luck drivers and crews ! 

1:09
Rowan Pennink stands by his #93 Modified. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:09
Mike Stefanik's #66 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour team. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:08
The pits are a crowded place today. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:07
Comment From Brett from new Hampshire 

Go Andy Suess 

1:07
We just had a photo of Brunnhoelzl and Lia - and with Matt Dillner checking in, that makes another Long Island native heard from! 
1:06
Comment From Matthew Dillner 

Following all the action from Thompson on a rare Sunday off in NC. Football on the TV and Trackside Now on laptop. Life is Good! Mod Squad! 

12:58
The Thompson Mini Stocks are up next. 
12:57
A few of the observers spotted in this pit area this morning were recently retired NASCAR on Fox television commentator Dr. Dick Berggren and Valenti Modified Racing Series regular Max Zachem. 
12:56
Long Islanders George Brunnhoelzl, III (Left) and Donny Lia (Right) chat before today's races. (Speed51.com Photo)
12:55
Gary Putnam's #77 Southern Modified gets pushed through pre-race technical inspection. (Speed51.com Photo)
12:54
No, there is no radio broadcast of this particular race. Stayed tuned to Speed51.comthough to see which Modified and NASCAR Touring Series events will be broadcast on radio this year on NASCARHomeTracks.com
12:54
Comment From michael 

do yall have a radio broadcast of the race 

12:53
Comment From wrenchman78 

good luck TC and Szegedy 

12:53
Damon Tinio has won the Late Model feature as part of the weekly series action here at Thompson. It is Tinio's first career LM victory here at this track. 
12:51
Comment From Old Man Richard 

Thanks again for another great racing weekend for us here at home == on a sunday afternoon == Everyone have a safe day == Thanks to all the sponsors - Drivers & Crews - and the tracks -- Speed51 on the job == We'll have to split screen == There';s also coverage from Mobile, Ala. == What a deal == Nothing could be finer == Conyers, Ga. == 

12:50
Comment From Lenny 

Good luck to Preece,Bonsignore,and Pennink 

12:26
We are one hour and twenty minutes away from the start time for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race. At this point, we are going to take a short break from the computer to get a few pit notes and photos. We will be back shortly! 
12:24
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Starting Lineup
Thompson International Speedway

1. Ryan Preece
2. Justin Bonsignore
3. Bobby Santos, III
4. Doug Coby
5. Rowan Pennink
6. Todd Szegedy
7. Ted Christopher
8. Mike Stefanik
9. Ron Silk
10. Eric Beers
11. Eric Berndt
12. Jon McKennedy
13. Donny Lia
14. Jimmy Blewett
15. Eddie Flemke
16. Ron Yuhas, Jr.
17. Richie Pallai, Jr.
18. Patrick Emerling
19. Eric Goodale
20. Bryon Chew
21. Jamie Tomaino
22. Ken Heagy
23. Wade Cole
24. Brian Schofield

12:21
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
Lineup
Thompson International Speedway

1. Rob Fuller (Will Start at Rear for Missing Driver’s/Crew Chief Meeting)
2. Tim Brown
3. Andy Seuss
4. Steven Masse (Will Start at Rear for Missing Driver’s/Crew Chief Meeting)
5. Burt Myers
6. Danny Bohn
7. George Brunnhoelzl, III
8. Matt Hirschman
9. John Smith
10. Jason Myers
11. Renee Dupuis
12. Gary Putnam
13. Kyle Ebersole
14. Jimmy Zacharias
15. Thomas Stinson
16. AJ Winstead
17. Cole Powell
18. Frank Fleming
19. Ken Bouchard
20. Joe Scarbrough
21. Michael Speeney

12:12
Today's Speed51.com Trackside Now coverage is brought to you by Racing Electronics. 
12:11
It rained last night. All of New England got to see some pretty crazy weather in fact - with Tornado warnings being the case in many parts of the region. Today, the skies have cleared however and it is a nice, cool and clear afternoon for racing. The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race is the first one of the day - starting at 1:45pm, so if you are in the area, come on down to the track. You won't be disappointed. 
12:10
Welcome to Connecticut, where the UNOH Showdown is set to take place today at Thompson International Speedway (CT). First, we will have the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour hit the track for a regular points race, then the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will take part in a regular points race and to conclude the day, the best finishers of each feature will faceoff in a special non-point, all-glory Showdown event at the end of the day. We'll have every lap of the three features right here on Speed51.com - so stay tuned. 

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Trackside Now: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour UNOH Showdown at Thompson Int’l Speedway (CT) – 9/9/12