Ron Silk Leads The Way In Whelen Modified Tour Musket 250 Practice At NHMS

Ron Silk Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

LOUDON, N.H. – Ron Silk and his Kevin Stuart Motorsports rolled into New Hampshire Motor Speedway Friday and rolled a brand new car off the trailer ready for Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Musket 250. 

If there were any questions of whether or not the new piece would have speed, they were quickly answered for the 2011 series champion and his team. 

Silk, of Norwalk, led the way in the only practice for the series Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 

Silk toured the 1.058-mile oval with a fast lap of 28.863 seconds (131.961 mph). Silk was the winner of the F.W. Webb 100 for the Whelen Modified Tour in July. 

Qualifying of the Musket 250 takes place Friday afternoon. 

“I feel pretty good for qualifying,” Silk said. “This is a new car for us. We just got this together and got it out here for this race. I’m just happy that it has speed. … Practice really doesn’t mean anything, but it feels good knowing we have speed. Hopefully we can go out and have a good rest of the weekend.” 

Reigning series champion Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, N.Y. was second fastest during the practice at 28.910 seconds (131.747 mph). 

Five-time series champion and current series points leader Doug Coby of Milford was third fastest in practice at 28.912 seconds (131.747 mph). 

Craig Lutz (29.015 seconds) of Miller Place, N.Y. and Anthony Nocella (29.038 seconds) of Woburn, Mass. rounded out the top-five respectively. 

Bobby Santos III, Matt Swanson, Chase Dowling, Burt Myers and Timmy Solomito made up the remainder of the top-10 respectively during the practice. 

Full Musket 250 Practice Results

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  1. Wonder what chassis Ron is running.

  2. A new fury for silk

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