Pit Box: Drivers Ready For Clash In Whelen Mod Tour Action At Claremont Motorsports Park

(Press Release from NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications)

For just the fourth time in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour history, the series heads to Claremont Motorsports Park this Saturday night for the running of the Clash at Claremont 150 (8:30 p.m. ET on FloRacing).

The race, which serves as the 10th round of the 2023 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, also doubles as the finale of JDV Productions’ Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup bonus program. The Cup offers bonus money to teams that have compete in three events promoted by JDV Productions in the state of New Hampshire.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour made its debut at Claremont during its inaugural season in 1985, with Richie Evans besting Jimmy Spencer to earn a trip to Victory Lane. The series didn’t return until 2007, when James Civali secured one of his four Tour victories. Last year, Jon McKennedy earned his lone victory of the 2022 campaign at Claremont on his way to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship.

Tickets to Saturday’s Clash at Claremont 150 are available here. Below is everything you need to know about the 10th race of the 2023 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season.

Clash at Claremont 150 at Claremont Motorsports Park

What to watch for:

The second edition of the Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup comes to a close this Saturday night at Claremont Motorsports Park during the Clash at Claremont 150. One driver and team will walk away with a $5,000 bonus courtesy of JDV Productions and promoter Josh Vanada.

Doug Coby and Tommy Baldwin Racing currently lead the Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup standings following finishes of first at Monadnock Speedway and sixth at Lee USA Speedway, making them the favorites to secure the cash bonus.

With Jon McKennedy not scheduled to compete Saturday night, that makes defending Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup champions Matt Hirschman and PeeDee Motorsports Coby’s closest pursuers. They’re only four points behind Coby in the battle for the $5,000 bonus.

Both of those men are among the drivers entered to compete in the Clash at Claremont 150, but several others are in the mix to claim the crown, as well.

Austin Beers and the No. 64 KLM Motorsports team find themselves only six points back of Coby entering Claremont. The team, which already has a win this year at Richmond Raceway, will look to secure their second victory of the season while also claiming the Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup.

Ron Silk, the current NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship leader who has three wins this year, is seven points back of Coby. Not only does he want to capture the Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup, he also wants to pad his place at the top of the series standings as he pursues his second championship.

Other notable entries include Eric Goodale, Anthony Nocella, Woody Pitkat, Kyle Bonsignore, Craig Lutz and Tyler Rypkema.

The complete entry list for the Clash at Claremont 150 will be available later this week.


RaceClash at Claremont 150
DateSaturday, July 29, 2023
TrackClaremont Motorsports Park
LayoutThird-mile paved oval
LocationClaremont, New Hampshire
Start Time8:30 p.m. ET
Posted awards$83,845
Live streamFloRacing (Live)

Schedule: Saturday, July 29 … Final practice from 2:25 to 3:25 p.m. ET … Qualifying at 5:45 p.m. ET … Clash at Claremont 150 at 8:30 p.m. ET (FloRacing).

Qualifying: Two consecutive qualifying laps. (EIRI) Faster lap determines qualifying position. Adjustments or repairs may not be made on the vehicle after the vehicle has taken the green flag at the start/finish line. NASCAR reserves the right to have more than one vehicle engage in qualifying runs at the same time. Starting field for the 2nd Annual Clash at Claremont 150 is limited to 28 starters including Provisional Positions.

Tire allotment: The maximum tire allotment available for this event is eight (8) tires per team. All tires used for qualifying and the race must be purchased at the track and scanned by Hoosier, unless otherwise approved in advance by the Series Director. Four (4) tires must be used for qualifying and to begin the race. All qualifying tires must remain in impound until released by NASCAR Officials. The remaining tire allotment may be used for practice and/or change tires during the event. The tire change rule is zero (0) tires, any position.


  1. Suitcase Jake says

    No tire change is tough, 150 laps , save save save, The guy that saves his car and tires the best will win the race ….You could come in and put on a practice tire , depending how many laps or heat cycles on it … It may be better than a tire with 100 laps on it … Coby, Silk , Big Money all should be there at the end….$83,845 is a BIG pile of Money ….Should be interesting ..

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