South Carolina Driver Wins First NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Crown
Anthony Anders was sitting with friends in the grandstands off turn four at historic Greenville Pickens Speedway when he got the itch to give this racing thing a try. Twenty years later, the Easley, South Carolina, driver has reached the pinnacle of short-track racing.
Anders is the 2014 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship.
The 43-year-old Anders accomplished the feat by leading the national points standings every week of the season and finishing with 30 wins, ninth most in a single season in the history of the series. Continue reading →
Bobby Santos made a last-lap pass on Ted Christopher and held off charges from behind to win Saturday’s Sunoco 100.
Santos never won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway until Saturday after a previous best finish of fourth. three times at the Magic Mile.
“I’ve had good cars here and I felt like I had a shot winning here in the past,” Santos said. “We’ve been good first part of the race and second part of the race, we have the car we wanted then something would happen or we’d missed it the second half of the race.”
The win for the Massachusetts driver ranks high up there in his Whelen Modified Tour career.
“It’s definitely the biggest Modified win of my career,” he added. “For this team and this is just our Super Bowl and these guys work so hard. From whatever happens here on out the rest of the season, we won at Loudon so it’s pretty awesome.”
Doug Coby fought his way back from a shock issue in the first half of the race to finish second and almost winning again at Loudon.
“I was ninth and seventh with ten (laps) to go,” Coby said. “The way the restarts shook out, we ended up a couple good runs and seen myself fourth on the green-white-checkered and kinda hoping Ted (Christopher) would of taken the top and pushed him into the lead and had a nice set-up for the last lap, kind of what Bobby (Santos) had.”
Ted Christopher came home in third and just came up short of his sixth Loudon win.
“For a green-white-checkered, you can think of all the scenarios,” Christopher said. “It was one of the cars we put together out of our stable we ran years and years ago. We re-did it and I was pretty happy with it and it’s something we can build on.”
Christopher could taste victory again at Loudon, especially the last few weeks at Riverhead Raceway in New York on June 28 and Friday night in a SK Modified race at Stafford Motor Speedway.
This was the third and tour-leading win of the season for Santos. The other two wins in 2014 came at Stafford Springs and Waterford.
The Sunoco 100 was part of two days of Whelen Modified Tour racing action, starting with the inaugural Whelen All-Star Shootout on Friday and won by Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman.
The race is on delayed television broadcast on Friday, July 18 at 2 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.
Park Bumps Then-Race Leader Mike Stefanik in Turn 2 to take Checkered Flag
Steve Park raced to the finish line to capture the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Race, the first of two races Tuesday night at the UNOH Battle At The Beach at Daytona International Speedway
Park, a Daytona Beach resident, overtook Eric Goodale coming out of Turn 2 after making contact with Mike Stefanik’s back bumper on the white flag lap. Eric Goodale finished second in the RBS Showroom Chevrolet, while Ted Christopher took third place driving the Cape Cod Copper/Silver Dollar Construction Chevrolet. Stefanik claimed 13th place in his Robert B. Our Co./Canto & Sons Paving Chevrolet. Continue reading →