Rookie Tommy Barrett Jr. out-muscled veterans Bobby Santos and Justin Bonsignore with a dozen laps to go and drove on to his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in Wednesday's Bush's Beans 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Barrett, from Millis, Massachusetts, was running third in the late stages of the hotly-contested race when he drove through and by Bonsignore and Santos - who had been the dominant cars of the night - on Lap 139. The 19-year-old held on to the lead in his No. 22 Canto Paving/Ferguson Waterworks Chevrolet through one final restart on Lap 146 for the milestone first victory.

It was just his 10th career start, and first time competing in the sixth annual combination race between the Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tours.

Santos held on for a runner-up finish and Ron Silk joined him on the podium in third. Whelen Modified points leader Doug Coby crossed the line fourth and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran Ryan Newman was fifth.

Bonsignore, the event's Coors Light Pole Award winner, slipped to sixth in the final running order followed by Eric Goodale, Patrick Emerling, Timmy Solomito and Jimmy Zacharias.

JR Bertuccio ended up as the highest-finishing Whelen Southern Modified Tour driver in the event, 13th overall, and was credited with a victory for that tour. Southern tour points leader Andy Seuss was scored 27th in the final rundown.

With Barrett's win Wednesday, his Our Racing team has won at Bristol two years in a row. Mike Stefanik drove the No. 22 to Victory Lane in 2013.

The Bush's Beans 150 will air on Fox Sports 1 on Aug. 31 at 12 p.m. EDT.

With four events remaining on the Whelen Modified Tour schedule, Coby leads Bonsignore 407-403 in the championship standings with Ted Christopher in third at 374. The Whelen Southern Modified Tour has seven events remaining and Seuss now leads George Brunnhoelzl III 301-286 with Bertuccio ranked third at 274.

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will return to action with the Bayport Credit Union 150 on Aug. 30 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia, while the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be idle until the Riverhead 200 on Sept. 13 at Riverhead Raceway on New York's Long Island.

NASCAR Whelen Modified - Whelen Southern Modified Tours-Bush's Beans 150

Unofficial Results

Wednesday

At Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol, Tenn.

Lap length: 0.533 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (18) Tommy Barrett, Jr., Millis, Mass., Chevrolet, 150 laps, 58.441 mph.

2. (3) Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass., Chevrolet, 150.

3. (24) Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.

4. (7) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Ford, 150.

5. (8) Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind., Chevrolet, 150.

6. (1) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.

7. (9) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.

8. (12) Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.

9. (23) Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.

10. (4) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Ford, 150.

11. (19) Jimmy Zacharias, Candor, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.

12. (11) Ron Yuhas, Jr., Groton, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.

13. (28) JR Bertuccio, Centereach, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.

14. (16) George Brunnhoelzl III, West Babylon, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.

15. (2) Burt Myers, Walnut Grove, N.C., Ford, 150.

16. (22) Luke Fleming, Mount Airy, N.C., Ford, 150.

17. (29) Cole Powell, Mount Brydges, Ont., Chevrolet, 150.

18. (33) Spencer Davis, Dawsonville, Ga., Pontiac, 150.

19. (10) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.

20. (27) Danny Bohn, Freehold, N.J., Chevrolet, 150.

21. (32) Glen Reen, Wilbraham, Mass., Chevrolet, 150.

22. (15) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.

23. (6) Matt Hirschman, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 150.

24. (35) David Calabrese, Toms River, N.J., Chevrolet, 150.

25. (20) Joe Ryan Osborne, Holland, Pa., Chevrolet, 150.

26. (34) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 150.

27. (17) Bryan Dauzat, Alexandria, La., Chevrolet, 149.

28. (14) Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H., Chevrolet, 149.

29. (21) Gary Putnam, Concord, N.C., Chevrolet, 148.

30. (39) Jeff Fultz, Blue Ash, Ohio, Chevrolet, 128, handling.

31. (25) Bobby Measmer, Jr., Concord, N.C., Chevrolet, 107, electrical.

32. (38) Cale Gale, Mobile, Ala., Chevrolet, 95, mechanical.

33. (37) Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Chevrolet, 94, accident.

34. (13) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn., Chevrolet, 79, rear end.

35. (5) Donny Lia, Jericho, N.Y., Dodge, 62, engine.

36. (26) Kyle Ebersole, Hummelstown, Pa., Ford, 54, engine.

37. (36) Wade Cole, Riverton, Conn., Chevrolet, 38, overheating.

38. (30) Jeremy Gerstner, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Chevrolet, 28, accident.

39. (31) Jason Myers, Walnut Grove, N.C., Chevrolet, 3, mechanical.

 

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 22 minutes 5 seconds

Margin of Victory: 1.189 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: J.Bonsignore (128.563 mph, 14.925 seconds)

Caution Flags: 12 for 61 laps.

Lead Changes: 9 among 5 drivers.

Lap Leaders: J. Bonsignore 1-35; R. Preece 36-55; D. Lia 56-57; R. Preece 58-60; B. Santos 61-63; R. Preece 64-70; B. Santos 71-135; J. Bonsignore 136; B. Santos 137-138; T. Barrett,Jr. 139-150.

NWMT Standings: D. Coby 407, J. Bonsignore 403, T. Christopher 374, B. Santos 373, R. Silk 368, R. Preece 362, T. Solomito * 340, E. Goodale 336, W. Pitkat 333, M. Hirschman 332

NWSMT Standings: A. Seuss 301, G. Brunnhoelzl, III 286, JR Bertuccio 274, D. Bohn 267, L. Fleming 266, B. Myers 257, G. Putnam 247, S. Davis * 245, K. Ebersole 239, J. Myers 239