NASCAR Sets Field For Whelen Mod Tour All Star Shootout At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

(Press Release from NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications)

Doug Coby (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

Five-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby and Monster Energy Cup Series stars Ryan Newman and Ryan Preece are just a few of the drivers who will compete next Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

In the sixth annual All Star Shootout as part of the Cup Series weekend at the 1.058-mile oval, 20 Whelen Modified Tour drivers will fight for bragging rights in a Friday afternoon special event. The race is the only non-points race on the series schedule.

With five titles, Coby leads the list of champions that are eligible. It also includes two-time Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion Andy Seuss, Preece, defending champion Justin Bonsignore, Bobby Santos III and Ron Silk.

The rest of the field was filled by winners and top points contenders on the Whelen Modified Tour. Additional drivers eligible by virtue of victories include Timmy Solomito, Jimmy Blewett, Woody Pitkat, Eric Goodale, Jon McKennedy, Patrick Emerling and Chase Dowling.

Defending Sunoco Rookie of the Year Tommy Catalano, Craig Lutz, Matt Swanson, Wade Cole, Bryan Dauzat and Calvin Carroll are also able to compete.

In five prior All Star Shootouts at New Hampshire, Ryan Newman (2014), Woody Pitkat (2015), Bobby Santos (2016), Ryan Preece (2017) and Justin Bonsignore (2018) have been to Victory Lane.

The All Star Shootout takes place on Friday, July 19, at 2 p.m. The ninth race of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points championship schedule will take place on Saturday, July 20, at New Hampshire.

All Star Shootout Field:

  • Doug Coby
  • Andy Seuss
  • Ryan Preece
  • Justin Bonsignore
  • Bobby Santos III
  • Ron Silk
  • Timmy Solomito
  • Jimmy Blewett
  • Ryan Newman
  • Woody Pitkat
  • Eric Goodale
  • Jonathan McKennedy
  • Patrick Emerling
  • Chase Dowling
  • Tommy Catalano
  • Craig Lutz
  • Matt Swanson
  • Wade Cole
  • Bryan Dauzat
  • Calvin Carroll

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  2. How does Wade Cole get in? Oldest driver on tour, he doesn’t meet any of the mentioned criteria.

  3. Wade Cole has shown up to almost every event over the last seven years. Someone who supports the tour like that deserves a spot in that field. Everyone complains about car counts, can’t blame him.

  4. Rob P., he gets in via points. He finished 17th in points last year and some of the people ahead of him in points didn’t want to enter this race.
    1 –    Justin Bonsignore
    2 –    Chase Dowling
    3 –    Doug Coby
    4 –    Timmy Solomito
    5 –    Craig Lutz
    6 –    Rob Summers
    7 –    Eric Goodale
    8 –    Dave Sapienza
    9 –    Ronnie Williams
    10 –    Chris Pasteryak
    11 –    Tommy Catalano
    12 –    Blake Barney
    13 –    Ryan Preece
    14 –    Woody Pitkat
    15 –    Calvin Carroll
    16 –    Gary McDonald
    17 –    Wade Cole

  5. wmass01013 says

    I HAVE NO ISSUE with Wade Cole being in the ALL STAR race, this guy has supported the WMT since 1985, has 363 starts, time to give a lil back to a loyal supporter!

  6. I too have no problem with Wade being in this event, just wondered how he got in, which Just Me just explained. Wade has been in modified racing seems like forever, and I’m glad he’s been given the opportunity. Best of luck to Wade and all the competitors.

  7. Three modified All Stars are racing in Sunday’s Cup race.

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