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In two years of action, the Whelen Modified Tour hasn’t   In 2019, super sub Santos, who was competing for
            disappointed as the headliner for Full Throttle Fall   the injured Dave Sapienza, earned the win. Santos led
            Weekend. In 2018, Dowling earned the checkered flag,   the field off turn two on the final lap, but six-time tour
            but the finish wasn’t as calm as it might sound. Heading   champion Doug Coby would pull even with him down
            into the final corner, NASCAR Cup Series star Ryan   the backstretch, while the field went three-wide at the
            Preece was chasing Bonsignore for the top spot, looking   bottom of the top five. It was Santos who would win the
            for a $25,000 prize. The two made contact, and when   drag race to turn four, with a little love tap from behind
            both slid up the track and smashed into the outside   by Coby, and earn the win by two car lengths.
            wall, it came down to Patrick Emerling and Dowling for
            the win. Emerling would check-up to avoid the carnage,   The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour July stop at NHMS
            while Dowling would throttle to the floor around the   was canceled due to restrictions with the COVID-19
            bottom and edge Emerling at the line to earn his first   pandemic, but the excitement of a pack of open-wheel
            tour win and a $25,000 check.                        cars throttling off into turn one at full speed returns
                                                                 to the track for the Musket 200 presented by Whelen,
            “It’s New Hampshire; I’m just trying to win,” Preece,   shortened 50 laps from the last two years, on Saturday,
            who ended up fifth after crossing the line mangled, said   September 12.
            following the race.

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