Stafford Springs, CT — The waiting is over, and the long-anticipated Carquest 300 for the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour is set to take the green flag on Sunday, September 28 at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, Conn.
The Carquest 300 ranks among the most prestigious events on the 1997 NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour schedule, and any driver would be happy to add it to his resume.
The only problem for most drivers seems to be getting around Mike Stefanik of Coventry, R.I. who has dominated the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour racing at Stafford Motor Speedway this year.
Stefanik’s record on the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour this year is commendable, to say the least. He comes into the Carquest 300 with eight victory notches in his steering wheel – three-for-three at Stafford. He leads the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour points, and he captured the Gatorade Front Runner Award for leading the points at the halfway point of the season.
What makes Stefanik’s record even more amazing is that he has amassed these statistics even though he was forced to miss one event on the 1997 NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour schedule, and that introduces yet another level of incredibility to Stefanik’s 1997 accomplishments.
The 1989 and 1991 NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour Champion would like to double the number of NASCAR Touring Series Championships on his resume, but he is trying to accomplish that particular goal in a single season – unprecedented in NASCAR history.
Sweeping the four NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour events at Stafford by winning the Carquest 300 would take him one step closer to the 1997 NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour Championship while he currently leads in the NASCAR Busch North Series, Grand National Division title hunt with but a single race remaining on that schedule. It’s no wonder that when Stefanik steps out of his race car and loosens the collar of his suit to cool off, that his fellow competitors are all looking for a big red “S” on his nomex undershirt – and they know it doesn’t stand for “Stefanik.”
Sources: NASCAR PR