Ron Silk Sails To Stafford Tour Mod Victory

Ron Silk
Ron Silk celebrates in victory lane Saturday at Stafford Motor Speedway. (Adam Glanzman/NASCAR photo)

STAFFORD, Conn. — Ron Silk continued his resurgent second half of the season with a dominant performance in the NAPA Auto Parts 150 Saturday night at Stafford Motor Speedway.

The 37-year-old Norwalk, Conn., driver picked up his second win in his last three races. It was the the 15th career win for the 2011 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion.

Silk started the season with two finishes of 10th or worse in the first three events before the No. 85 Stuart’s Automotive Chevrolet team elected to take the fourth race of the season off.

Since returning, Silk has a pair of wins, a second and a third in a four-race stretch.

Silk led a race-high 79 laps, including the final 27 after taking the lead from Chase Dowling on the final restart of the night.

Doug Coby finished second, one spot ahead of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship points leader Justin Bonsignore.

Bonsignore leads Coby by 27 points heading in the season finale in two weeks.

Max McLauglin was fourth and Dowling fifth.

Jon McKennedy finished sixth, followed by Ronnie Williams, Chuck Hossfeld, Matt Swanson and Tyler Rypkema.

Earlier in the day, Eric Goodale won the Mayhew Tools Dominator Pole Award but was involved in a Lap 117 accident and finished 22nd.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will finish the season with the World Series of Speedway Racing 150 at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Sunday, Oct. 11.