Whelen Modified Tour Teams Set For Test At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NHMS Logo 2016For the teams of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, trips to New Hampshire Motor Speedway take on huge significance on the racing calendar.

It’s their Super Bowl, their Daytona 500, their Indianapolis 500. Run the list of grandiose clichés and it fits.

The Whelen Modified Tour will be in competition July 15 at NHMS with the running of the exhibition All-Star Shootout, followed by the running of the New England 100 for the division as part of the track’s Tripleheader Saturday on July 16.

And that means preparation is key, and that’s what will be taking place next Wednesday at the 1.058-mile oval.

Sixteen teams are scheduled to participate in a test session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on July 6.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway will have their grandstands open for the test from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also, fans will be able to come in the infield near the pit out area in turn one to visit the track’s new Champions Club and watch the test. The garage area will be closed to fans. 

Below is a list of the teams and drivers currently set to participate.

    • 01 – Melissa Fifield
    • 2 – Doug Coby
    • 3 – Rowan Pennink
    • 4 – Jimmy Blewett
    • 6 – Ryan Preece
    • 8 – Donny Lia
    • 9 – Chase Dowling
    • 24 – Andrew Krause
    • 29 – Brendon Bock
    • 44 – Bobby Santos III
    • 51 – Justin Bonsignore
    • 58 – Eric Goodale
    • 82 – Ron Silk
    • 85 – Woody Pitkat
    • 89 – Matt Swanson
    • xx – Andy Seuss


  1. Melissa Fifield? Really? How slow can you go!

  2. Frankie tree says

    Humphrey, Dude don’t be a hater. She’s a important part of the series. I believe she most popular driver and a high draw for the kids. So get a life and stop being jealous and have some respect. There money is good and Colby’s. God Bless

  3. Brainfreeze says

    Hey Humphrey, I dare you to make a positive comment. You’re 5 for 5 in the last 24 hours.

  4. humphry… she had her best race at Loudon… only 3 laps behind.

  5. Maybe the girl that led more then half the race in K&N at Stafford can give here a few lessons??

  6. It’s not about females most who race are very good,this one is not .She was black flagged at riverbed 4 laps in as the leaders were closing on her.Someone will eventually wreck and god forbid get hurt.I think nascar has tightened the leash on this riding around the track and not even trying to race.has nothing to do with hate.Modifieds are screaming past her and its only a matter of time.

  7. big daddy says

    around a 1000.00 per car to rent track ,2 sets of tires 1200.00, travel .so around 2500.00 per car to test.

  8. Old man racer says

    I agree that it is dangerous to have anybody going that much slower on the track. I think we all agree that she needs track time. But now you guys are going to bash her for going to an open practice?

  9. Brainfreeze sometime it is really hard to be positive when the truth hurts plus I forgot to take my BP meds yesterday so than did not help! A little Jeffrey humor here……………..

  10. Why all the crying now… Practice is exactly what she needs. Or to go down a division or two. The 01 is a danger at almost every track it goes to, anything that will help her go faster I’m sure we’ll be much appreciated from all the competitors alike.

    And fyi her name on the list has already garnered all this attention.

  11. a name missing is max this kid is the real deal and one of the only teams without a spec motor.A great kid i hope the right person sees him

  12. You are right bill d this kid is doing a great job with what he has. I hope someone gives him a shot soon. Go get em Max!

  13. can people come watch practice or are the stands closed.

  14. Brian, Grandstand will be open.

    New Hampshire Motor Speedway will have their grandstands open for their Whelen Modified Tour test Wednesday July 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also, fans will be able to come in the infield near the pit out area in turn one to visit the track’s new Champions Club and watch the test. The garage area will be closed to fans.

  15. Observer says

    Hi Shawn
    Per the attached schedule, below, can you see when the Mod tour will be qualifying?
    New Hampshire 301 Weekend Schedule
    Friday, July 15 – Pole Day
    8:00 a.m. SCC Champions Breakfast with Kyle Busch & Chris Buescher
    8:30 a.m. Ticket Booths Open
    9:00 a.m. Gates Open
    11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
    2:10 p.m. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour All-Star Shootout
    4:45 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying
    6:00 p.m. SCC Ride of a Lifetime Auction (Fan Zone)
    7:35 p.m. NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Qualifying
    Saturday, July 16 – Tripleheader
    7:30 a.m. Ticket Booths Open
    8:00 a.m. Gates Open
    10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
    10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Whelen Modified Tour Autograph Session (Fan Zone)
    11:15 a.m. NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying
    12:30-1:25 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
    1:00 – 2:00 p.m. K&N Pro Series East Autograph Session (Fan Zone)
    2:00 p.m. New England 100 – NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
    4:00 p.m. AutoLotto 200 – NASCAR XFINIFTY Series
    6:45 p.m. United Site Services 70 – NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
    8:00 p.m. SCC Track Walk presented by PPG with Joey Logano
    This is cut and pasted from the NHMS website. It lists the shootout, the autograph session and the 2pm race ?

  16. Observer,
    It was mistakenly left off that schedule tab on their site. 9 a.m. Saturday is Modified Tour qualifying.

  17. Any coverage on this testing?

  18. darealgoodfella,
    Yes, later today.

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