Ryan Preece On Pole For Whelen Mod Tour NAPA Fall Final 150 At Stafford

Ryan Preece celebrates winning the pole Saturday for Sunday’s Whelen Modified Tour NAPA Fall Final 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway (Photo: Adam Glanzman)

STAFFORD – It’s been a season of tremendous accomplishment for Berlin racer Ryan Preece.

Earlier this year Preece garnered national attention when his first NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Iowa Speedway driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. He also has a second place finish with the Xfinity Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and a fourth place finish last week at Kentucky Speedway.

Preece also has five NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victories in 12 starts with the series this season.

And Sunday at Stafford Motor Speedway he will be looking to make Whelen Modified Tour history.

Preece looks to become the first driver to complete a season sweep of series events at the track.

And Preece will go looking to complete the sweep by starting on the pole for Sunday’s Whelen Modified Tour NAPA Fall Final 150.

The Whelen Modified Tour has been competing at Stafford since 1985.

“I’m all about like just trying to do thing and put my name in the history books,” Preece said. “This is definitely a step in the right direction. It’s pretty freaking cool. I felt like I won the race. It was awesome. It was cool.”

Preece toured the half-mile oval at Stafford in 18.513 seconds (97.229 mph). It was his 15th career Whelen Modified Tour pole and fifth of his career at Stafford.

Series points leader Doug Coby of Milford will start second Sunday after posting a fast lap of 18.520 seconds (97.192 mph) in qualifying.

Coby is looking for his unprecedented fourth consecutive series title. Coby became the first driver in series history to win three consecutive titles last year. He also won the series championship in 2012. Preece won his only series title in 2013.

Coby was the last driver to come close to sweeping all the series events at Stafford in 2012, when the division visited Stafford four times. Coby won the first three events that season.

Ron Silk of Norwalk was third fastest in qualifying at 18.536 seconds (97.108 mph).

Timmy Solomito of Islip, N.Y. and Rowan Pennink of Huntingdon Valley, Pa. rounded out the top five in qualifying respectively.

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  1. darealgoodfella says:

    The 85 is running very nicely with a new Crew Chief. Silk looks to be a contender tomorrow.

  2. darealgoodfella says:

    The 51 did not have a good qualifying session, hope that race goes much better.

    What happened to the 20? They are on the entry list.

  3. darealgoodfella says:

    The 51 did not have a good qualifying session, hope that the race goes much better.

    What happened to the 20? They are on the entry list.

  4. There is no number 20 on the tour.
    Dareal is back!!!!
    Los wins easy is this one

  5. Lia

  6. darealgoodfella says:

    Jeffrey, #20 is Max Zachem.

    Are you sure you are paying attention to the same series?

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