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PRACTICE: Jon McKennedy leads Spring Sizzler session

STAFFORD, Conn. — Jon McKennedy has finished sixth and second in his last two trips to Stafford Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. The Chelmsford, Massachusetts, driver got off to a fast start Friday as he looks for his first trip to Victory Lane at the historic half-mile.

McKennedy paced the one-hour practice session for Friday night’s NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler, posting a lap of 17.926 seconds (100.413 mph). His No. 7 Ultra Wheel Chevrolet was the only in the field to clock a lap faster than 100 mph.

Andrew Krause was second fastest at 18.048 (99.734), while Doug Coby’s lap in the final minute of practice of 18.087 (99.519) was good for third quick.

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Craig Lutz and Timmy Solomito were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Matt Swanson was sixth, followed by Woody Pitkat, Ronnie Williams, Ron Silk and Dave Sapienza.

Championship points leader Eric Goodald was 18th, while defending tour champion Justin Bonsingore was 15th. NASCAR Cup Series driver and former Spring Sizzler winner Ryan Preece was 12th.

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