2018 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

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2018 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
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The 2018 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour was the thirty-fourth season of the Whelen Modified Tour (WMT), a stock car racing tour sanctioned by NASCAR. It began with the Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety-Kleen at Myrtle Beach Speedway on 17 March and concluded with the Sunoco World Series 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on 14 October. Doug Coby entered the season as the defending Drivers' champion. 2018 marked the second season of the unification of the Whelen (Northern) Modified Tour and the Whelen Southern Modified Tour.[1] Justin Bonsignore won the championship, 97 points in front of Chase Dowling.

Drivers[edit]

No. Manufacturer Car Owner Race Driver Crew Chief
01 Chevrolet Kenneth Fifield Melissa Fifield Kenneth Fifield 4
Chad Dow 12
1 Ford 1
Chevrolet 11
Eddie Harvey Burt Myers 8 Eddie Harvey 9
Jeff Rocco 1
Don Barker 1
Unknown 1
Jimmy Blewett 1
Jeff Rocco (R) 3
2 Chevrolet Mike Smeriglio III Doug Coby Phil Moran
3 Chevrolet Jan Boehler Rowan Pennink 10 Greg Fournier
Matt Swanson 6
04 Chevrolet 2 Brian Midgett Cory Osland (R) 3 Unknown
Ford 1
5 Chevrolet Bob Ebersole 2 Kyle Ebersole 2 Bob Ebersole 1
Unknown 1
Mark Mina 2 John Beatty Jr. 2 Unknown 2
06 Chevrolet Randy Rameau Sam Rameau (R) 1 Danny Stebbins
6 Chevrolet Ed Partridge Jimmy Blewett 1 Jeff Preece
Ryan Preece 10
07 Chevrolet Jennifer Emerling Patrick Emerling 6 Jan Leaty
7 Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Jr. Jon McKennedy 14 Tommy Baldwin Jr. 13
Glenn Dixon 1
11 Chevrolet Eddie Harvey Burt Myers 1 Eddie Harvey
14 Chevrolet Richard Barney Blake Barney (R) 15 Robert Barney
15 Chevrolet Rob Fuller Chase Dowling Steven Kopcik
16 Ford Eric Sanderson Timmy Solomito Sly Szaban
17 Chevrolet John Ellwood Jr. Kyle Ellwood 1 Unknown
18 Chevrolet 6 Robert Pollifrone Ken Heagy Unknown 1
Ford 10 Desmond Gorman 15
20 Chevrolet Ken Zachem Max Zachem 6 Ken Zachem 3
Max Zachem 1
Timothy Armbruster 2
21 Chevrolet Joe Bertuccio Sr. Ronnie Williams Joe Bertuccio Sr. 1
Michael Bologna 15
22 Chevrolet Kyle Bonsignore Kyle Bonsignore 7 Bobby Foley
23 Chevrolet Paul DeGracia Joe DeGracia (R) 12 Paul DeGracia 3
Jimmy Zacharias 9
24 Toyota 7 Diane Krause Andrew Krause 8 John Cooke 6
Unknown 1
Chevrolet 1 Brian Hendrickson 1
25 Chevrolet Joe Carroll Calvin Carroll Stash Butova 9
Joe Carroll 7
26 Chevrolet Sean McDonald Gary McDonald Chad McDonald 14
Gary McDonald 2
32 Chevrolet Dean Rypkema Tyler Rypkema (R) 1 Unknown
33 Chevrolet Wade Cole Wade Cole Chris Beard 1
Rick Rodenbaugh 15
34 Chevrolet Nicole Fortin J. B. Fortin (R) 1 Unknown
35 Ford Mike Molleur Andrew Molleur (R) 1 Rob Fuller
36 Chevrolet Judy Thilburg Dave Sapienza Tommy Grasso
38 Chevrolet Linda Rodenbaugh 5
Rick Rodenbaugh 2
Manny Dias (R) 1 Bobby Bourne
Dave Salzarulo 5
Kyle Ellwood 1
40 Chevrolet Gina Fleming Frank Fleming 1 Talmage Thomas
44 Chevrolet Sully Tinio Bobby Santos III 9 Bob Santos
46 Chevrolet Russell Goodale Craig Lutz Doug Ogiejko
51 Chevrolet Ken Massa Justin Bonsignore Ryan Stone
54 Chevrolet Amy Catalano 15 Tommy Catalano (R) David Catalano 15
David Catalano 1 Unknown 1
57 Chevrolet Bryan Dauzat Andy Seuss 4 Todd Cooper 3
Steve Seuss 1
58 Chevrolet Edgar Goodale Eric Goodale Jason Shephard
60 Chevrolet Roy Hall Matt Hirschman 4 Mike Stein 1
Matt Hirschman 3
63 Chevrolet Steve Pickens Austin Pickens 4 Jeff DeMinck 4
Unknown 1
Ray Parent (R) 1
64 Chevrolet Mike Murphy Rob Summers Steve Lemay
66 Chevrolet Jerry Solomito Sr. Shawn Solomito 4 Unknown 3
Jerry Solomito Sr. 1
75 Chevrolet Charles Pasteryak Chris Pasteryak 14 Cam McDermott 4
Nick Walsh 10
76 Chevrolet John Blewett Sr. Jimmy Blewett 6 Rob Ormsbee
77 Chevrolet Mike Curb Gary Putnam 9 Teddy Musgrave Jr.
Ryan Newman 1
Ryan Preece 1
78 Chevrolet Steven Sutcliffe Walter Sutcliffe Jr. 14 Kevin Anderson 13
Steven Sutcliffe 1
82 Chevrolet Danny Watts Jr. 8
Pamela Hulse 8
Woody Pitkat 13 Jarod Zeltmann
Spencer Davis 1
Tom Rogers Jr. 2
84 Chevrolet Nicole Fortin John Fortin 2 Unknown
85 Chevrolet Kevin Stuart Ron Silk 10 Kenny Stuart
88 Chevrolet Pat Kennedy Roger Turbush (R) 2 Raymond Bouchard 1
Unknown 1
89 Ford John Swanson Matt Swanson 6 John Swanson
91 Chevrolet Steven Booker Kyle Ellwood 1 Unknown
92 Chevrolet Anthony Nocella Anthony Nocella 5 Unknown 1
Steve Murphy 3
Jesse Vasconcellos 1
95 Chevrolet Wayne Anderson Kyle Soper (R) 3 Tom Soper
97 Chevrolet Bryan Dauzat Andy Seuss 1 Todd Cooper
Bryan Dauzat 2
Todd Cooper (R) 1
98 Chevrolet Don Parsons Ray Parent (R) 3 Scott Allen
99 Chevrolet Cheryl Tomaino Jamie Tomaino 3 Cheryl Tomaino
Sources:[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17]

Schedule[edit]

On 22 November 2017, NASCAR announced the 2018 schedule. Charlotte was dropped from the schedule. The All-Star Shootout will not count towards the championship.[18] The Icebreaker 150, the Thompson 125 and the Musket 250 were broadcast live on FansChoice.tv. Eleven of the seventeen races in the season are televised on NBCSN on a tape delay basis.[19]

No. Race Title Track Date TV
1 Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety-Kleen Myrtle Beach Speedway, Myrtle Beach 17 March NBCSN
2 Icebreaker 150 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson 8 April FansChoice.tv
3 NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler 200 Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford 29 April
4 Seekonk 150 Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk 2 June NBCSN
5 Thompson 125 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson 14 June[a] FansChoice.tv
6 WhosYourDriver.org 150 Langley Speedway, Hampton 23 June NBCSN
7 Buzz Chew Auto Group 200 Riverhead Raceway, Riverhead 7 July
All-Star Shootout New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon 20 July NBCSN
8 Eastern Propane & Oil 100 21 July NBCSN
9 Starrett 150 Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford 3 August
10 Bud 'King of Beers' 150 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson 8 August NBCSN
11 Bush's Beans 150 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol 15 August NBCSN
12 Toyota Mod Classic 150 Oswego Speedway, Oswego 1 September NBCSN
13 Miller Lite 200 Riverhead Raceway, Riverhead 8 September NBCSN
14 Musket 250 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon 22 September FansChoice.tv
NBCSN
15 NAPA Fall Final 150 Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford 30 September NBCSN
16 Sunoco World Series 150 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson 14 October NBCSN
Notes
  1. ^ The Thompson 125 was postponed a day because of impending weather.[20]

Results and standings[edit]

Races[edit]

No. Race Pole position Most laps led Winning driver Manufacturer
1 Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety-Kleen[21] Matt Hirschman Matt Hirschman Jon McKennedy Chevrolet
2 Icebreaker 150[22] Ronnie Williams Chase Dowling Justin Bonsignore Chevrolet
3 NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler 200[23] Chase Dowling Ryan Preece Ryan Preece Chevrolet
4 Seekonk 150[24] Justin Bonsignore Justin Bonsignore Justin Bonsignore Chevrolet
5 Thompson 125[25] Doug Coby Doug Coby Justin Bonsignore Chevrolet
6 WhosYourDriver.org 150[26] Ryan Preece Ryan Preece Ryan Preece Chevrolet
7 Buzz Chew Auto Group 200[27] Justin Bonsignore Ryan Preece Justin Bonsignore Chevrolet
All-Star Shootout[28] Rob Summers1 Justin Bonsignore Justin Bonsignore Chevrolet
8 Eastern Propane & Oil 100[29] Ryan Newman Justin Bonsignore Bobby Santos III Chevrolet
9 Starrett 150[30] Chase Dowling Rowan Pennink Doug Coby Chevrolet
10 Bud 'King of Beers' 150[31] Justin Bonsignore Justin Bonsignore Justin Bonsignore Chevrolet
11 Bush's Beans 150[32] Justin Bonsignore Justin Bonsignore Justin Bonsignore Chevrolet
12 Toyota Mod Classic 150[33] Matt Hirschman Matt Hirschman Matt Hirschman Chevrolet
13 Miller Lite 200[34] Doug Coby2 Timmy Solomito Justin Bonsignore Chevrolet
14 Musket 250[35] Chase Dowling Justin Bonsignore Chase Dowling Chevrolet
15 NAPA Fall Final 150[36] Justin Bonsignore Chase Dowling Kyle Bonsignore Chevrolet
16 Sunoco World Series 150[37] Ronnie Williams Ryan Preece Justin Bonsignore Chevrolet
Notes
  • 1 – There was no qualifying session for the All-Star Shootout. The starting grid was decided with a random draw.
  • 2 – The qualifying session for the Miller Lite 200 was cancelled due to weather. The starting line-up was decided by Practice results.

Drivers' championship[edit]

(keyBold – Pole position awarded by time. Italics – Pole position set by final practice results or Owners' points. * – Most laps led.

Pos. Driver MYR THO STA SEE THO LGY RIV NHA NHA STA THO BRI OSW RIV NHA STA THO Points
1 Justin Bonsignore 5 1 8 1* 1 2 1 1* 4* 7 1* 1* 2 1 6* 12 1 693
2 Chase Dowling 4 8* 2 2 9 6 7 2 25 4 2 12 3 1 4* 30 596
3 Doug Coby 14 6 21 12 3* 24 3 2 26 1 3 5 3 4 7 3 6 575
4 Timmy Solomito 12 10 9 7 6 4 5 11 17 5 10 15 8 2* 18 9 28 545
5 Craig Lutz 9 2 5 10 7 27 6 16 19 6 8 11 11 13 17 2 12 541
6 Rob Summers 10 7 11 11 8 13 22 15 12 13 16 3 18 10 11 6 18 515
7 Eric Goodale 7 27 30 19 11 5 18 3 5 3 11 10 5 14 9 25 10 495
8 Dave Sapienza 6 25 24 9 5 19 4 20 13 29 14 7 22 5 13 7 26 477
9 Ronnie Williams 21 19 14 6 20 7 10 10 24 DNS1 6 16 11 26 11 14 461
10 Chris Pasteryak 18 11 18 15 13 9 11 10 9 25 9 20 8 9 431
11 Tommy Catalano (R) Wth 15 16 8 22 23 12 18 19 20 12 10 12 15 15 19 424
12 Blake Barney (R) 11 31 27 14 17 10 16 31 14 13 9 15 21 17 16 398
13 Ryan Preece 4 1* 27 4 1* 2* 6 28 23 19 5 4* 381
14 Woody Pitkat 27 12 25 26 15 9 14 2 6 19 4 14 18 13 379
15 Calvin Carroll 8 16 29 24 21 16 23 13 34 12 19 DNS1 24 18 31 16 23 368
16 Gary McDonald 17 17 23 18 24 17 27 21 17 22 16 21 19 27 21 33 364
17 Wade Cole 24 18 17 23 27 21 26 22 21 21 17 23 17 23 22 24 358
18 Jon McKennedy 1 20 6 25 29 Wth 4 11 23 12 Wth 15 8 26 2 357
19 Ken Heagy 26 Wth 15 16 23 18 21 24 18 25 20 13 21 24 20 22 354
20 Rowan Pennink INJ 3 3 4 2 8 20 14 6 4* 8 341
21 Matt Swanson 5 7 30 10 10 8 DNS1 2 6 23 30 29 7 341
22 Melissa Fifield 25 30 20 22 28 22 30 30 28 26 21 20 20 25 24 31 302
23 Burt Myers 16 13 19 14 26 9 3 10 5 282
24 Ron Silk 24 26 5 Wth 18 7 11 27 10 5 3 279
25 Bobby Santos III 9 12 Wth 5 1 22 5 22 23 8 256
26 Gary Putnam 15 13 17 14 16 15 14 Wth QL2 21 228
27 Joe DeGracia (R) 20 22 19 21 26 25 28 23 20 24 Wth Wth 213
28 Patrick Emerling 33 4 19 9 4 7 2 Wth 207
29 Kyle Bonsignore 23 34 31 11 9 1 15 189
30 Andrew Krause 14 Wth 13 18 16 7 28 27 185
31 Walter Sutcliffe Jr. Wth 35 22 DNS1 25 26 24 33 27 DNS1 Wth Wth 30 25 177
32 Matt Hirschman 3* 3 3 1* 175
33 Jimmy Blewett 2 28 32 14 8 Wth 14 Wth 168
34 Anthony Nocella 20 15 12 13 11 149
35 Andy Seuss 13 26 7 27 13 4 138
36 Shawn Solomito 10 12 8 20 126
37 Ray Parent (R) 16 15 17 Wth 84
38 Dave Salzarulo 28 32 19 31 32 78
39 Jamie Tomaino 19 17 25 16 72
40 Austin Pickens 29 Wth 18 18 67
41 John Beatty Jr. 15 7 66
42 John Fortin 17 6 65
43 Jeff Rocco (R) 28 15 29 60
44 Kyle Ebersole 12 17 59
45 Tom Rogers Jr. 8 22 58
46 Cory Osland (R) 29 24 29 50
47 Kyle Soper (R) 32 9 Wth 47
48 Roger Turbush (R) 25 16 47
49 Kyle Ellwood 29 13 Wth 46
50 Bryan Dauzat 23 12 20 45
51 Ryan Newman 8 3 42
52 Max Zachem 36 Wth Wth 29 27 Wth 40
53 Tyler Rypkema (R) 14 30
54 Sam Rameau (R) 17 27
55 J. B. Fortin (R) 19 25
56 Andrew Molleur (R) 19 25
57 Spencer Davis 20 24
58 Manny Dias (R) 21 23
59 Frank Fleming 22 22
60 Todd Cooper (R) 28 16
Pos. Driver MYR THO STA SEE THO LGY RIV NHA NHA STA THO BRI OSW RIV NHA STA THO Points
Notes
  •  – Non-championship round.
  • 1 – Calvin Carroll, Walter Sutcliffe Jr., Matt Swanson and Ronnie Williams received championship points, despite the fact that they did not start the race.
  • 2 – Gary Putnam qualified in the No. 77 for Ryan Preece.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Southers, Tim (6 December 2016). "NASCAR announces 2017 Modified schedule". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 Performance Plus 150 Pres. by Safety Kleen entry list". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  3. ^ "2018 Icebreaker entry list". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  4. ^ "2018 NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler entry list". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  5. ^ "2018 Seekonk 150 entry list". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  6. ^ "2018 Thompson 125 entry list". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  7. ^ "2018 WhosYourDriver.org 150 entry list". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  8. ^ "2018 Buzz Chew Auto Group 200 entry list". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  9. ^ "2018 Eastern Propane & Oil 100 entry list". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  10. ^ "2018 Starrett 150 entry list". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  11. ^ "2018 Budweiser King of Beers 150 entry list". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  12. ^ "2018 Bush's Beans 150 entry list". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  13. ^ "2018 Toyota Mod Classic 150 entry list". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  14. ^ "2018 Miller Lite 200 entry list". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  15. ^ "2018 Musket 250 entry list". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  16. ^ "2018 NAPA Fall Final 150 entry list". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  17. ^ "2018 Sunoco World Series 150 entry list". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  18. ^ "2018 Schedule For Whelen Mods Announced". hometracks.nascar.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  19. ^ "NBCSN Announces 2018 Broadcast Schedule of Regional Series". hometracks.nascar.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  20. ^ "NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Event at Thompson Postponed". hometracks.nascar.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. 12 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
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  26. ^ "2018 WhosYourDriver.org 150 race results". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. 23 June 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  27. ^ "2018 Buzz Chew Auto Group 200 race results". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. 7 July 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  28. ^ "2018 All-Star Shootout race results". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. 20 July 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  29. ^ "2018 Eastern Propane & Oil 100 race results". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. 21 July 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  30. ^ "2018 Starrett 150 race results". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  31. ^ "2018 Budweiser King of Beers 150 race results". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. 8 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  32. ^ "2018 Bush's Beans 150 race results". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. 16 August 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  33. ^ "2018 Toyota Mod Classic 150 race results". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. 1 September 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  34. ^ "2018 Miller Lite 200 race results". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  35. ^ "2018 Musket 250 race results". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. 22 September 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  36. ^ "2018 NAPA Fall Final 150 race results". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. 30 September 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  37. ^ "2018 Sunoco World Series 150 race results". racing-reference.info. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. 14 October 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2018.

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