Miller earns pole for Featherlite Modified Series opener

Thompson, CT — L.W. Miller of Dushore, Pa. earned his first career Bud Pole Award in qualifying for Sunday’s Featherlite Modified Series, NASCAR Touring Icebreaker 2002 at Thompson International Speedway. Miller toured the 5/8 mile oval in 18.677 seconds for an average speed of 120.469 miles per hour in the Stateline Auto Auction Chevrolet.

Nevin George of Kunkletown, Pa. was second fastest in the Bruce George Paving Chevrolet with an average speed of 120.353 mph. John Blewett, III of Howell, N.J. qualified third fastest in the Mastrobattisto Contractors Chevrolet with a speed of 120.314 mph. Eddie Flemke of Southington, Conn. and Jerry Marquis of Broad Brook Conn. rounded out the Top-5 in qualifying.

The Top 10 qualifiers drew for starting position for the 150 lap Icebreaker. Tony Ferrante, Jr. of Franklin Sq., N.Y. drew the number one starting position. Charlie Pasteryak of Lisbon, Conn. will start along side Ferrante on the front row. Miller will start fourth.

Defending Icebreaker Champion Rick Fuller of Auburn, Mass. will start 12th. Defending Featherlite Modified Series Champion Mike Stefanik of Coventry, R.I. will start 15th.

RESULTS

Staring lineup for Sunday’s Icebreaker 2002 Featherlite Modified Series, NASCAR Touring 150 lap race at Thompson International Speedway showing car number in parentheses, hometown, make of car, and qualifying speed in miles per hour. The Top 10 drivers drew for starting position.

1. (31) Tony Ferrante,Jr.,Franklin Sq.,N.Y., Chevrolet , 119.598
2. (5) Charlie Pasteryak, Lisbon, Conn., Ford, 119.560
3. (79) Eddie Flemke, Southington, Conn., Pontiac, 120.276
4. (73) L. W. Miller, Dushore Penn, Chevrolet, 120.469
5. (48) Tony Hirschman, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 119.073
6. (94) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn., Ford, 119.275
7. (77) John Blewett, III, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 120.314
8. (84) John Fortin, Mastic, N.Y., Chevrolet, 119.218
9. (0) Nevin George, Kunkletown, PA, Chevrolet, 120.353
10. (3) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook, Conn., Chevrolet, 119.840
11. (54) Dave Etheridge, Portland, Conn., Chevrolet, 119.048
12. (8) Rick Fuller, Auburn, Mass., Chevrolet, 118.922
13. (2) J.R. Bertuccio, Centereach, N.Y., Chevrolet, 118.865
14. (14) Robbie Summers, Manchester, Conn., Pontiac , 118.690
15. (21) Mike Stefanik, Coventry, R.I., Chevrolet, 118.671
16. (20) Tim Deroin, Chicopee, Mass., Pontiac, 118.640
17. (94) Jimmy Broderick, Brookfield, Conn., Dodge, 118.596
18. (13) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 118.596
19. (16) Chris Kopec, Ware, Mass., Chevrolet, 118.540
20. (75) Carl Pasteryak, Lisbon, Conn., Pontiac, 118.490
21. (36) Eric Beers, Northampton, Penn., Dodge, 118.477
22. (25) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury, Conn., Chevrolet, 118.452
23. (10) Dan Avery, Somers, Conn., Chevrolet, 118.384
24. (00) Tommy Cravenho, Raynham, Mass, Chevrolet, 118.384
25. (99) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 118.377
26. (72) Jimmy Kuhn, Bridgewater, Mass., Chevrolet, 118.147
27. (04) Fred Vordermeier, West Hempstead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 118.141
28. (12) Bo Gunning, Bethlehem, Conn. , Pontiac, 118.042
29. (69) Tommy Cloce, Canton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 117.918
30. (33) Wade Cole, Riverton, Conn., Pontiac, 117.881
31. (91) Ken Bouchard, Fitchburg, Mass., Chevrolet, 117.869
32. (32) Dave Berghman, Rehoboth, Mass., Chevrolet, 117.709
33. (62) Jim Willis, Little Silver, N.J., Chevrolet, 117.586
34. (17) Mike Ewanitsko, N. Babylon, N.Y., Chevrolet, provisional
35. (7) Tom Baldwin, Bellport, N.Y., Chevrolet, provisional
36. (34) Joey Caraccia, Selden, N.Y., Pontiac, provisional
37. (4) Chuck Hossfeld, Ransomville, N.Y., Dodge, provisional
38. (28) Jamie Asklar, Southington, Conn., Chevrolet, provisional

Sources: Mark Mockovak/NASCAR FMS PR


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