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Silk Sails To Whelen Modified Tour Win At New Hampshire

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Regains Points Lead With New Hampshire 100 Triumph



LOUDON, N.H. (Sept. 24, 2011) - Ron Silk pulled away from the field on a green-white-checkered finish to win the New Hampshire 100 Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and take back to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points lead.



Silk got a push from Todd Szegedy on the final restart to open some ground on the rest of the field and was unchallenged over the final two laps. Szegedy, who won the tour race at New Hampshire in July, finished second followed by Justin Bonsignore.



Silk won the Coors Light Pole Award Thursday and led the most laps in Saturday's race to erase a 12-point deficit to Szegedy with two races remaining. Silk leads 2182-2174.



Defending race victor Ryan Newman finished 28th following engine failure after 40 laps.



There were a season-high 17 lead changes among five drivers. The race was delayed 24 minutes early on due to rain.



The New Hampshire 100 aired live on SPEED.



The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to the track Sunday, Oct. 2 for the CARQUEST Fall Final at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway.



NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-New Hampshire 100 Unofficial Results


Saturday

At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, N.H.

Lap length: 1.058 miles

(Start position in parentheses)


1. (1) Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 100 laps, 86.959 mph.

2. (8) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn., Ford, 100.

3. (3) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 100.

4. (29) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 100.

5. (2) Eric Beers, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 100.

6. (5) Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 100.

7. (20) Zane Zeiner, Bath, Pa., Dodge, 100.

8. (12) Mike Stefanik, Coventry, R.I., Ford, 100.

9. (7) Matt Hirschman, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 100.

10. (17) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 100.

11. (23) Ken Woolley, Jr., Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 100.

12. (14) Ed Flemke, Jr., Southington, Conn., Chevrolet, 100.

13. (15) Rob Fuller, Boylston, Mass., Ford, 100.

14. (16) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Chevrolet, 100.

15. (19) Glenn Tyler, Hampton Bays, N.Y., Chevrolet, 100.

16. (11) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 100.

17. (10) Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y., Ford, 100.

18. (28) Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass., Dodge, 100.

19. (25) Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 100.

20. (21) Bryon Chew, Mattituck, N.Y., Chevrolet, 100.

21. (24) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 100.

22. (6) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 99.

23. (18) Eric Berndt, Cromwell, Conn., Chevrolet, 96.

24. (26) Wade Cole, Riverton, Conn., Chevrolet, 81, axle.

25. (22) Richie Pallai, Jr., Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Chevrolet, 65, accident.

26. (13) James Civali, Meriden, Conn., Pontiac, 65, accident.

27. (9) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Chevrolet, 57, engine.

28. (4) Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind., Chevrolet, 40, engine.

29. (27) Jake Marosz, Middletown, Conn., Chevrolet, 18, handling.


Race Statistics


Time of Race: 1 hour 13 minutes 0 seconds

Margin of Victory: 0.374 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: R.Silk (127.967 mph, 29.764 seconds)

Caution Flags: 4 for 25 laps.

Lead Changes: 17 among 5 drivers.

Lap Leaders: R. Silk 1-6; E. Beers 7; R. Silk 8-9; R. Pennink 10; R. Silk 11-13; R. Pennink 14-15; R. Silk 16-18; R. Pennink 19-20; R. Silk 21-22; R. Pennink 23-30; R. Silk 31-33; R. Pennink 34-43; W. Pitkat 44-47; B. Santos 48; W. Pitkat 49-51; R. Silk 52-82; R. Pennink 83-84; R. Silk 85-100.

Standings: 1. R. Silk, 2182; 2. T. Szegedy, 2174; 3. R. Pennink, 2013; 4. E. Beers, 2003; 5. D. Coby, 1948; 6. J. Bonsignore, 1892; 7. B. Santos, 1881; 8. M. Hirschman, 1856; 9. T. Christopher, 1771; 10. E. Rudolph, 1770.