Race Photos

RACE PHOTOS

(07/19/19) Images provided by Dick Ayers
https://ayersracingimages.com/

The temperature wasn’t the only thing that was fired up at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday.

Dave Sapienza, the car owner of the No. 36 Sapienza Enterprise Chevrolet driven by Bobby Santos III, was fired up in the garage after the race took the checkered flag. Santos was racing Justin Bonsignore for position in the final laps of the Eastern Propane & Oil 100 when contact sent Santos spinning. Further contact was made with another car, which caused severe damage to the front-end of the car for Santos, ending his day.

After the checkered, Sapienza took to social media to voice his displeasure with the way Bonsignore raced Santos with several choice, not-safe-for-work words for the fellow Long Island driver in a colorful Facebook post. He included a photo of the destroyed Modified.

It also appears that Sapienza’s team left behind a piece of their mangled car for Bonsignore to take home, but, Bonsignore might have elected to leave it at the track, according to five-time series champion Doug Coby.

 

(07/19/19) Images provided by Dick Ayers
https://ayersracingimages.com/

Doug Coby will lead the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour field to the green flag at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Wednesday.

The Milford, Connecticut, driver captured his second straight Mayhew Tools Dominator Pole Award and third of the season. The pole was also his 26th career in Whelen Modified Tour competition and 10th career at Thompson.

Coby posted a fast time of 18.742 seconds (120.051 mph) around the .625-mile track. He has five career wins at the Connecticut oval entering the Thompson 125.

Justin Bonsignore, who will look for his sixth Whelen Modified Tour win in a row at Thompson, qualified second. Burt Myers qualified third, followed by Matt Swanson and Chris Pasteryak.

Craig Lutz was sixth, followed by Rob Summers, Ron Silk, Andrew Krause and Sam Rameau.

 

(06/05/19) Images provided by Dick Ayers
https://ayersracingimages.com/

Doug Coby seems to be back in prime form.

The five-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion returned to Victory Lane for the third time in the first six races of the season on Saturday at Seekonk Speedway. Coby started from the pole, and although he was passed early by Matt Hirschman, the Milford, Connecticut, driver wasn’t going to be denied.

He dominated the Seekonk 150, scoring his 27th career Whelen Modified Tour win and second at the Massachusetts third-mile.

 

(06/01/19) Images provided by Dick Ayers
https://ayersracingimages.com/

The race didn’t look like it was going to fall into Pitkat’s lap until the final stages. Doug Coby took control of the race on lap 66 after starting sixth and led a race-high 72 laps. He was in control of the field on a restart on lap 138, and after contact with home town favorite Andrew Krause entering turn three, both of their chances ended. Krause, who was fastest in practice and 35 laps himself, was done for the night.

 

(05/18/19) Images provided by Dick Ayers
https://ayersracingimages.com/

Doug Coby was going for his fourth NAPA Spring Sizzler 200 victory Saturday. Craig Lutz was chasing his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win.

In the end, it was the veteran Coby who made the winning move – diving under Lutz with just over 10 laps remaining – and then fending off the fierce challenge in the closing laps to return to Victory Lane in the iconic event that’s earned the moniker, “The Greatest Race in the History of Spring.”

 

(04/28/19) Images provided by Dick Ayers
https://ayersracingimages.com/

Justin Bonsignore has become the modern day master of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

The Holtsville, New York, driver scored his fifth straight NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win at Thompson on Sunday afternoon in the Icebreaker 150. The victory allowed Bonsignore to become the first driver in the history of Whelen Modified Tour action at the historic Connecticut oval to win five straight.

After Doug Coby won his second Mayhew Tools Dominator Pole Award and led the first 107 laps, the race took a turn for Bonsignore when the field slowed for a caution at lap 99. Bonsignore followed Coby down pit road for fresh tires, and although Coby did beat him off pit road, a penalty for running over his air hose sent Coby to the rear of the field.

(04/07/19) Images provided by Dick Ayers
https://ayersracingimages.com/

One last restart was all Ron Silk needed.

The Norwalk, Connecticut, driver lined up to the inside of Burt Myers with 18 laps to go in the South Boston 150 at South Boston Speedway, and the veteran took advantage of his opportunity to get back to the top.

Silk captured his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win since May of 2016 by taking down the checkered flag in the second race of the season. It was the 11th career win for the 2011 series champion, and his first in his first start at the Virginia oval.

(03/30/19) Images provided by Dick Ayers
https://ayersracingimages.com/

Doug Coby’s quest for a sixth NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship couldn’t have started off much better.

After two years of struggling at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Coby make those scuffles distant memories on Saturday, rolling to his 25th career Whelen Modified Tour win and first at the South Carolina oval.

He may have made the final laps of the Performance Plus 150 presented by Safety Kleen look easy, but the day wasn’t filled with only celebratory moments. He did win the first Mayhew Tools Dominator Pole Award in qualifying, but Coby was forced to start at the tail of the field after a screw in his left-front tire forced the team to make an unapproved tire change before the green.

From there, the charge was on from the rear of a 32 car field in hopes of reaching the front. In the end, he found the top spot — a familiar place for the five-time Whelen Modified Tour champion.

(03/16/19) Images provided by Dick Ayers
https://ayersracingimages.com/