Archive for October, 1997

NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour Notebook: General Mills/Ukrop’s Fall 150

Richmond, VA — The 23rd and final NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour race of the 1997 season, The General Mills Ukrop’s Fall 150, is scheduled for Saturday Nov. 1st at Richmond International Raceway.

– Posted awards are $88,270 for the 150-lap event.

– Qualifying will take place on Friday, Oct 31. at 2:00 p.m. The top 32 cars will advance to the race. The remaining four positions will be filled by provisional positions.

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NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour Preview: General Mills/Ukrop’s Fall 150

Gardiner, ME — With the NASCAR Regional Touring Series being as competitive as they are, it isn’t often that a championship is decided before the final race of the season. In the case of the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour as it enters its final 1997 event, the General Mills/Ukrop’s Fall 150 at Richmond International Raceway on November 1, Mike Stefanik of Coventry, R.I. will start the race as the newly crowned 1997 NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour Champion.

Stefanik’s accomplishment is significant when you consider that Stefanik actually missed one NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour event during the season on June 14 at Jennerstown, Penn., yet he still managed to wrap up the title with one race remaining on the schedule.

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Stefanik Wins NASCAR Busch North & Featherlite Modified Tour Championships

STEFANIK CAPTURES DUAL NASCAR TITLES

Gardiner, ME — Nobody would be surprised to see a blue shirt with a big red “S” when Mike Stefanik of Coventry, R.I. takes off his driving suit. After all, he has just accomplished a rare feat, winning two NASCAR Regional Touring Series Championships in the same year – the NASCAR Busch North Series, Grand National Division and the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour.

Stefanik’s concurrent titles are a modern-era NASCAR record, and it has only occurred one other time in NASCAR’s 50-year history. Lee Petty of Randleman, N.C. picked up NASCAR Grand National (now NASCAR Winston Cup) and NASCAR Late Model Short Track Championships in 1958. The NASCAR Late Model Short Track Series ran from 1951 through 1959.

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NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour: Red Dog Racing World Series Notes

Thompson, CT — The 22nd race of the 1997 NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour, The 24th Annual Red Dog Racing World Series, is scheduled for Oct. 18-19, at Thompson International Speedway in Thompson, Conn.

- Posted awards are $53,420.00 for the 125-lap race. Time trials are scheduled for 2:00 pm on Saturday, Oct. 18 with the top 24 advancing to the feature on Sunday, Oct. 19. A 15-lap qualifying race and four provisional starting positions will determine the remainder of the field.

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NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour Notes: Torco Challenge of Champions Notes

Flemington, NJ – The 21st race of the 1997 NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour, the Torco Racing Fuels Challenge of Champions, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5, at Flemington Speedway in Flemington, NJ.- Time trials are scheduled for 11:45 am. The top 30 cars will advance with the remainder of the 36-car starting field to be made up of provisional starters. The top 6, 8 or 10 qualifiers will draw for starting position in the 250-lap race.

- This will be the fifth series race to be held at Flemington and second, of two, this season. George Kent was the winner of the first series race held in 1991. Doug Hoffman recorded his only career win in 1992. Jan Leaty was the winner of the inaugural 250-lap Challenge of Champions last October. Mike Stefanik won the Flemington 150 in June.

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