PREECE KEEPS UP HIS WINNING WAYS AT OSWEGO

Passes Hirschman Late To Claim NASCAR Whelen Modified Win

OSWEGO, N.Y. A spectacular summer for Ryan Preece continued Saturday night at Oswego Speedway in the Toyota Mod Classic 150 presented by McDonald's.

The Berlin, Connecticut, native took his fifth checkered flag of the season. Preece took the lead from Matt Hirschman on Lap 114 and never looked back.

“We came in and made a little bit of an adjustment because I felt he [Hirschman] was better in the first half,” said Preece of the halftime stop. "We were good. Just kind of tried to make him go hard the whole time.”

The victory was the 20th of Preece's Whelen Modified Tour career and the first at Oswego. Preece ran up front all race long. After qualifying fourth, Preece quickly made his way up to second. On Lap 114, Preece dove underneath Hirschman in turn three. After taking the lead, Preece pulled away, with no one able to challenge the 25-year-old.

Preece took the checkers 2.849 seconds ahead of Hirschman. Earlier in the day, Hirschman won his second straight Coors Light Pole Award and went to lead a race-high 117 laps.

Preece also extended his point lead to nine over Doug Coby. Rowan Pennink is third, 16 points behind Preece and one ahead of Timmy Solomito.

Justin Bonsignore was sixth at Oswego and is six points behind Solomito. Craig Lutz, Max Zachem, Dave Sapienza and Pennink rounded out the top 10 at Oswego.

The Toyota Mod Classic 150 will air on NBCSN Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the track Saturday, Sept. 16, at Riverhead Raceway in New York.

Fin
Str
Car
Driver
Team
Laps
Points
B/Points
Status
1
4
6
Ryan Preece
TS Hauler Chevrolet
150
47
4
Running
2
1
60
Matt Hirschman
Pee Dee Motorsports Chevrolet
150
44
2
Running
3
3
16
Timmy Solomito
Starrett Racing Ford
150
41
Running
4
5
2
Doug Coby
Mayhew Tools/Dunleavy/AJ Romano Chevrolet
150
40
Running
5
12
58
Eric Goodale
GAF Roofing Chevrolet
150
39
Running
6
7
51
Justin Bonsignore
Phoenix Communications Inc. Chevrolet
150
38
Running
7
8
46
Craig Lutz
Riverhead Building Supply Chevrolet
150
37
Running
8
15
20
Max Zachem
Anytime Realty/Robert B Our Chevrolet
150
36
Running
9
9
36
Dave Sapienza
Sapienza Enterprise Chevrolet
150
35
Running
10
6
3
Rowan Pennink
Cape Cod Copper Chevrolet
150
34
Running
11
10
64
Rob Summers
Hoosier Tire East/Fast Track Elect/Hughes Motors
150
33
Running
12
13
89
Matt Swanson
Starrett Tools Ford
150
32
Running
13
16
21
Ronnie Williams *
Gershow Recycling Chevrolet
149
31
Running
14
14
77
Gary Putnam
Curb Records Chevrolet
148
30
Running
15
18
39
Calvin Carroll *
Power with Prestige/Cruising w/Betty Chevrolet
146
29
Running
16
20
33
Wade Cole
Perf. Engines/Kendall Oil Ford
141
28
Running
17
17
82
Ted Christopher
Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet
107
27
Accident
18
2
07
Patrick Emerling
Buffalo Auto Auction Chevrolet
86
26
Handling
19
21
78
Walter Sutcliffe Jr. *
Last Minute Racing Chevrolet
57
25
Clutch
20
11
5
Kyle Ebersole
Ebersole Excavating Chevrolet
38
24
Electrical
21
19
01
Melissa Fifield
Eastern Propane & Oil Chevrolet
33
23
Engine

RACE STATISTICS

Fastest Qualifier: Matt Hirschman, Time: 17.64 Seconds, Speed: 127.551 mph
Time of Race: 0 hrs., 58 mins, 38 secs Average Speed: 95.935 mph Margin of Victory: 2.849 Seconds
Caution Flags: Laps 39-42; 77-80 (Competition caution, FP #36); 109-114.  3 for 14 laps.
Lap Leaders: Matt Hirschman 1-117, Ryan Preece 118-150.
Total Laps Led: Matt Hirschman 117, Ryan Preece 33.  1 changes involving 2 drivers.

Top 10 Driver Points: Ryan Preece 460, Doug Coby 451, Rowan Pennink 444, Timmy Solomito 443, Justin Bonsignore 437, Eric Goodale 418, Dave Sapienza 387, Matt Swanson 380, Max Zachem 373, Rob Summers 360

Septemeber 2nd , 2017 - By Kyle Souza , NASCARHomeTracks.com