Archive for July, 1997

NASCAR Featherlite Modifieds Head for Holland

NASCAR Mods Set For Holland

Gardiner, ME — The thunder of Niagara Falls may have to take a back seat to the thunder of 700 horsepower as the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour makes its annual trek to the Holland International Speedway for the Sunoco 150 on July 26.

The NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour has always played to a packed house in their only annual trip to the upstate region of New York, and the 1997 edition of the race should be no different.

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NASCAR Featherlite Modifieds Head for Thompson International Speedway

NASCAR Mod Tour in Mid-Week Thompson Event

Gardiner, ME — The NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour tops off its second week of barnstorming in 1997 with the Polar Beverages 150 set for Wednesday, July 30 at the Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.

This special mid-week race has proven to be a delight to race fans, and a great way to spend a sultry July evening.

Rick Fuller from nearby Auburn, Mass. picked up the win in Thompson’s annual Icebreaker race back in April, but he has good reason to want to add this race to his resume.  It is sponsored by the same company that sponsors his race team – Polar Beverages.

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Freeland Wins Wild One at Lincoln in ARDC CARQUEST Midget Action

NEW OXFORD, Pa., July 5 – Mark Freeland of Ickesburg, Pa., became the eighth different feature winner in ARDC CARQUEST Midget Series action this year when he came out on top in a wild Saturday night program at Lincoln Speedway that saw five drivers flip.

The airborne battalion's fireworks all occurred in separate accidents. Randy Mausteller of Bloomsburg, Pa., and Bryan Kobylarz of Birdsboro, Pa., flipped in turn two during the second heat. Ted Schmid of Lititz, Pa., took his tumble on the frontstretch with two laps down in the feature, while Don Trent II of Honeybrook, Pa., rolled in turn two with five laps down in the main event.

Rim-riding Tim Dietz of Hanover, Pa., hit the wall in turn two in the feature just after he'd technically passed Ed Stimely Jr. of McVeytown, Pa., for second, barrel-rolled three and a half times, and then disappeared over the outer guardrail in turn two. His Shack Automotive/Morris Automotive Machine/Avenger/Lee Brothers Racing Avenger Dietz landed between the track's outer catch fence and a debris fence by the stock car pits.

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