Gardiner, ME — Stafford Motor Speedway runs four NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour events per year – each with its own significance. But the eighth annual Stafford 150, scheduled for Friday, August 29, is probably most significant because of the race that follows it.
This race will serve as the final tune-up for one of the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour’s most prestigious events – the Stafford 300, and in addition to the immediate rewards that a good performance will provide, a team can come away from the Stafford 150 with a measure of confidence to carry into the Stafford 300.
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Daytona Beach, FL — The 17th race of the 1997 NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour, The Ruffles 150, is scheduled for Aug. 23-24 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, N.Y. It will be the second, and final appearance this season at Watkins Glen for the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour. Tim Connolly was the winner of the Polaroid 125 in June.– Posted awards for the 150-kilometer, 38-lap race are $88,220.
– At 2.45 miles, Watkins Glen is the longest track the series will race on in 1997.
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Loudon, NH — The 16th race of the 1997 NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour, The New Hampshire 125, is scheduled for Sunday August 17, at New Hampshire International Speedway. It will be the third of four series races scheduled at NHIS in 1997. Mike Stefanik was the winner of the 100-lap event on May 31. Tim Connolly won the 50-lap race held on July 12.
– The race distance for this event was 75 laps in 1996 and has been increased to 125 laps in 1997.
– Qualifying for the New Hampshire 125 will take place on Aug. 16 at 2:00 p.m. The top 36 cars will advance from time trials. Four provisional positions have also been established increasing the starting field to 40 cars.
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What: Race #15, 1997 Season – NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour
Where: Riverhead Raceway, Riverhead, N.Y. (.250 mile)
When: Saturday – August 9, 1997
Distance: 201 Laps (50.25 Miles)
Sanction: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing – NASCAR
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