WINCHESTER, N.H. – Todd Szegedy's recent foray into NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing at Monadnock Speedway paid early dividends.
Szegedy's 12.447-second lap (72.307 mph) around the quarter-milewas the fastest of the Monadnock qualifying session Sunday afternoon, giving the Ridgefield, Conn., driver his eighth career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour pole. It was Szegedy's first pole since Lime Rock Park in July of 2010.
Szegedy competed at Monadnock last weekend to compete in a pair of 25-lap features for the track's Tour-Type Modified division.
Qualifying alongside Szegedy on the front row for the 175-lap main event was Ron Silk, who won the Tour's most recent event at Stafford Motor Speedway last month after also winning the pole.
Andy Seuss, Matt Hirschman and James Civali completed the Top-5 qualifiers.
All 28 cars that took time will start the Monadnock 200.