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NOTEBOOK: Modified teams honoring fallen heroes in Jennerstown Salutes 150

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For the next straight year, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour teams will have the names of fallen heroes on the roofs of their rides this weekend at Jennerstown Speedway.

As portion of the Jennerstown Salutes 150 (Saturday, May 28, 8 p.m. ET on FloRacing), in collaboration with Operation Vet NOW Inc., NASCAR and JDV Productions, all groups in the Modified area will be racing to honor a veteran.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader Ron Silk, for case in point, will carry the name of Army National Guard Expert Chad Edmundson on his car or truck for the Jennerstown Salutes 150. The Edmundson family members will also serve as the Grand Marshals for the race.

GALLERY: Fallen soldiers honored on autos at Jennerstown

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour caution motor vehicle will carry the name of Pedro 66 in a particular tribute. Pedro 66 was the simply call signal of a helicopter crew lost in Afghanistan, which include Captain David Wisnieski, Initially Lieutenant Joel Gentz, Staff members Sergeant David Smith, Complex Sergeant Michael Flores and Senior Airman Benjamin White.

In addition, this year the Jennerstown Martella’s Pharmacies Late Styles will honor the 13 fallen members of the 14th Quartermasters Unit, with every driver carrying a identify of a person of the fallen.

“Without the help from NASCAR and the total OVN workforce, none of this would be achievable,” stated Josh Vanada, proprietor of JDV Productions. “All of the fallen heroes gave the top sacrifice for our nation, and we are endlessly grateful for them and their families.

“We take deep pleasure in building sure we honor them on this distinctive weekend of Memorial Working day, and we glimpse forward to observing everyone at Jennerstown for this distinctive event.”

Tickets for Saturday’s Jennerstown Salutes 150 are readily available by traveling to It will also be out there to enjoy stay on FloRacing.

Tickets are also obtainable for the JDV Knowledge, an all-inclusive quality ticket bundle for each of the JDV Output situations on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour agenda that includes quality seating and a non-public autograph session.

Craig Lutz has confirmed that Jennerstown Speedway is one of his most effective race tracks.

The 27-yr-aged from Miller Spot, New York, has liked a wonderful offer of achievement at the Pennsylvania oval, which includes scoring a person of his a few NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victories at the keep track of in 2020.

In his other two Tour begins at the .522-mile facility, Lutz completed 2nd and 3rd. Both of those of those races had been received by three-time and defending Tour champion Justin Bonsignore.

A vacation to Jennerstown could not arrive at a improved time for Lutz, who has struggled in the last a few Tour races on the routine.

His lone top rated-10 end this 12 months came in the opener in February at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway. He adopted that with finishes of 15th at Richmond Raceway, 26th at New York’s Riverhead Raceway and 14th at New Hampshire’s Lee Usa Speedway.

Mike Christopher Jr, driver of the #7, during qualifying for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 200 during night 2 of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Florida on February 12, 2022. (Adam Glanzman/NASCAR)
Mike Christopher Jr, driver of the No. 7, all through qualifying for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at New Smyrna Speedway on Feb. 12, 2022. (Photo: Adam Glanzman/NASCAR)

Mike Christopher Jr. turned in an amazing general performance in his initially NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour begin of the season this year at New Smyrna.

Driving the No. 7NY for Tommy Baldwin Jr., Christopher led six laps and finished a profession-greatest 3rd in just his 2nd profession Tour begin.

Following watching Jimmy Blewett and Doug Coby pilot Baldwin’s car in the very last couple races, it’s now Christopher’s transform to get back in the No. 7NY this Saturday evening at Jennerstown Speedway.

Christopher, whose late uncle Ted Christopher captured a Tour victory at Jennerstown in 2006, will take above Baldwin’s Modified this weekend following Coby gained the final two activities on the agenda at Lee United states Speedway and Riverhead Raceway.

All those victories, merged with Christopher’s third-area operate at New Smyrna and Blewett’s seventh-location end at Richmond, have place the TBR No. 7NY at the leading of the car or truck proprietor standings.

Tommy Baldwin Racing retains a 21-point edge on the No. 16 Modified pushed by Ron Silk in the auto owner standings.

  • Justin Bonsignore has gained two of the past 3 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour functions at Jennerstown Speedway. He led 110 laps in the lone race he didn’t get at Jennerstown in 2020 in advance of ultimately fading to fifth.
  • Donny Lia, who returns to the seat of the Boehler Racing Enterprises Ole Blue No. 3 this weekend, has two prior NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts off at Jennerstown. They came in 2005 and 2006, with a most effective finish of fifth.
  • Ron Silk enters Saturday’s Jennerstown Salutes 150 with a three-point edge in the standings forward of Eric Goodale. Jon McKennedy and Tommy Catalano are tied for 3rd, eight details behind Silk. Austin Beers sits fifth, 19 factors at the rear of Silk.

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