Stafford Springs, CT — The first leg of Stafford Motor Speedway’s ‘Stafford Salutes NASCAR At 50′ program came to fruition Friday night, May 8th as Stafford’s President and ABC Sports personality Jack Arute announced the 50 greatest Modified drivers of all-time as voted by the fans, competitors and media members.
Several months of balloting produced nearly 30,000 individual votes for 158 different modified drivers. Twenty-six states were represented in the balloting including Alaska, California, Hawaii and Texas. Outside the United States, votes were received from Canada, China, Italy and Sweden.
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Agawam, MA — Racing on a tight track for 150 laps with 25 veteran competitors can sometimes be an unmistakable comparison to a championship boxing match, toe-to-toe for 15 rounds. This scenario was played out Saturday evening at Riverside Park Speedway, where Kelly Moore put on a superb display of racing enroute to a 2nd place finish. The first top-5 finish for the Tic-Tac Pontiac Grand Prix team pushed Moore, the 1995 Busch Grand National North Series champion, up 14 spots to 13th in the championship point battle, a mere 88 points out of the top spot.For the 2nd consecutive week Moore was unable to crack the top-10 in qualifying, this evening he was 16th fastest among the 30-car field. Moore, the Busch North Series all-time Pole winner, has yet to display his qualifying expertise thus far in 1998. “Our qualifying has been just terrible,” Moore admitted. “I think I just ran the car too hard and I’m very fortunate that I didn’t end up in the qualifying race.” Moore and his team checked everything on the car after qualifying to ensure that nothing was wrong with the chassis setup. The team’s decision to forgo any changes paid great dividends as the Pontiac Grand Prix ran fast and consistent on long runs throughout the evening.
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