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Modified Tour Seekonk 150 preview, entry list

Adam Glanzman | NASCAR

After taking the month of May off, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour resumes on Saturday with a trip to Seekonk Speedway.

It’s the third-consecutive season that the tour has hit “The Cement Palace” and ninth year overall.

While the focus will be on the championship chase, Matt Hirschman is looking to steal the spotlight. The Northampton, Pennsylvania, driver, won the pole and led 62 laps last year before finishing fourth.  While he’s still looking for his first tour win since 2008, he started the year strong by winning the tour-type Modified title at the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway and finishing third in the tour opener at South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach Speedway.

Four-time defending tour champion Doug Coby is looking to recover from early-season woes. He’s seventh in points and the defending race winner, and showed last year not to count him out too early. Coby has three top-fives in four starts at Seekonk.

Justin Bonsignore holds a one-point lead on Chase Dowling, and has a pair of top-10s in two events.

RACESEEKONK 150
PLACESeekonk Speedway
DATESaturday, June 2
TIME8 p.m. ET
TELEVISIONNBCSN, Wednesday, June 6 – 7 p.m. ET
TRACK LAYOUT.333-mile oval
2017 WINNERDoug Coby
2017 POLEMatt Hirschman
RACE SCHEDULEGarage opens: 12:15 a.m. PT; Final Practice: 2:30-3:50 p.m.; Qualifying: 5:30 p.m.; Race: 8 p.m.
TWITTER@SeekonkSpeedway
HASHTAG#Seekonk150 #NWMT

The entry list for the Seekonk 150 can be found below.

  • Melissa Fifield
  • Jeff Rocco
  • Doug Coby
  • Rowan Pennink
  • Ryan Preece
  • Jon McKennedy
  • Blake Barney
  • Chase Dowling
  • Timmy Solomito
  • Ken Heagy
  • Ronnie Williams
  • Joe DeGracia
  • Calvin Carroll
  • Gary McDonald
  • Wade Cole
  • Dave Sapienza
  • Kyle Ellwood
  • Craig Lutz
  • Justin Bonsignore
  • Tommy Catalano
  • Eric Goodale
  • Matt Hirschman
  • Rob Summers
  • Chris Pasteryak
  • Gary Putnam
  • Walter Sutcliffe, Jr.
  • Woody Pitkat
  • Ron Silk
  • Matt Swanson

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Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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