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.
Leading the pack will be Mike Stefanik of Coventry, R.I. who has proven to be one of the most versatile drivers in 1997, winning on tracks ranging from one-quarter mile to 1.058 mile. Holland’s three-eighths mile falls smack in the middle. Of last year’s top-three finishers, only Stefanik, the 1996 runner-up, is returning with the same team.
Fuller has already scored a win this year.
Steve Park of E. Northport, N.Y. drove the Scott and Patty Bandzul car to third place at Holland, but he is now driving for Dale Earnhardt on the NASCAR Busch Series. Mike Ewanitsko of Babylon, N.Y. has been assigned driving duties in the Bandzul car for 1997, and he too has visited victory lane this year.
But, when it comes to NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour racing, past performance is of little value. When the green flag flies, it will be a real-time exercise in gaining as much ground as possible in as little time as possible – something the NASCAR Modified has been bred to do.
There will be little else to think about while some of the best drivers in the entire Northeast ply their trade in these ground rockets.
And when the checkered flag waves, Niagara Falls will again become one of the most thunderous attractions of the region – at least until next year.
Sources: NASCAR PR