Doug Coby, Chase Dowling Top Charts In Whelen Modified Tour Practice At Thompson Speedway

Chase Dowling (Photo: Adam Glanzman/Getty Images for NASCAR)

THOMPSON – The reigning series dominator and a young driver looking for his first series victory led the way in practice sessions Saturday at Thompson Speedway in preparation for Sunday’s Icebreaker 150.

Doug Coby, of Milford, the three-time defending series champion, led the way in the series first practice of the day Saturday with a fast lap of 18.852 seconds (119.351 mph).

Ryan Preece of Berlin was second during the first session (18.867 seconds, 119.256 mph) was second and Patrick Emerlin of Orchard Park, N.Y. third (18.885 seconds, 119.142 mph).

Chase Dowling of Roxbury was fastest in the second practice session at 18.769 seconds (119.879 mph).

Coby was second fastest during the second session at 18.844 seconds (119.401 mph) and Eric Goodale of Riverhead, N.Y. was third fastest (18.847 seconds, 119.382 mph).

Qualifying for the Icebreaker 150 will be held Sunday.


  1. Kinda knew that kid would be tough in that car. That thing is bad fast and Chase has talent.

  2. Jeffrey P says

    track is slow at 18.80’s ….could be a lot of things i guess but they ran faster than that 15 or more years ago …

  3. Why didn’t they qualify today?

  4. NH Mark,
    Qualifying is tomorrow. Thompson Speedway officials decided to try a change of pace thing with qualifying just before the feature tomorrow.

  5. darealgoodfella says

    jeffery P, just look at 2012 qualifying… way faster.

  6. Didn’t they have softer tire back then and a LOT less rules. I am thinking so. You guys would find a negative in anything I am seeing.

  7. I know according to the rules, the SK & SKL are on a different right side tire from last year which I believe is a harder compound. They seemed a little slower as well maybe due to the tire.

  8. Jeffrey P says

    well you get that brian with the IROC – spec series-nascar mod tour of today ….nothing modified about it anymore other than no fenders ….

  9. Jr has a way to go nice to win the pole but you got to learn how to start

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