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Sylvester Scores First Pole Of The Season At NHIS

    Zach Sylvester of Lebanon, Conn. earned his second career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Bud Poe Award by setting fast time in Qualifying for Saturday’s New England 100 at New Hampshire international Speedway. Sylvester toured the 1.058 mile superspeedway in 30.326 seconds for an average speed of 125.595 mph in the TASC Country Homes Chevrolet.
    “To come here and put the car on the pole is huge,” said Sylvester. “This gives a boost to the whole team.”
    Jimmy Blewett of Howell, N.J., runner up in the last series event at Stafford, Springs, Conn., was second fastest in qualifying with a speed of 125.409 mph in the T.S. Haulers Chevrolet and will join Sylvester on the front row. Reggie Ruggiero of Rocky Hill, Conn. a six time winner in the series at NHIS, was third fastest with a speed of 125.409 in the Atlantic Sprinklers Chevrolet.
    Defending Series Champion Tony Hirschman of Northampton, Pa. was fourth fastest and Eric Beers, also of Northampton, was fifth fastest. Defending race champion Ted Christopher will start eighth in the race. Current point leader Mike Stefanik will start 24th. NASCAR Nextel Cup Drivers Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart qualified 14th and 21st respectively.
    The New England 100 is scheduled to get the green at 1:10 p.m. on Saturday, July 15.

    Starting lineup for Saturday’s New England 100 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at New Hampshire International Speedway showing car number in parentheses, driver, hometown, make of car and qualifying speed.
1.  (15) Zach Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 125.595
2.  (12) Jimmy Blewett, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 125.409
3.  (41) Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 125.203
4.  (48) Tony Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 125.166
5.   (3)  Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 124.601
6.   (2)  Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 124.491
7.  (77) Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Pontiac, 124.467
8.  (36) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 124.426
9.  (18 )Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 124.377
10. (58)Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 124.166
11. (66)John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 124.081
12. (20)Richard Savary, Canton Mass., Chevrolet, 124.077
13.  (1)Rob Summers, Manchester Conn., Pontiac, 124.025
14. (50)Carl Edwards, Concord N.C., Ford, 123.920
15. (10)Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Chevrolet, 123.819
16. (19)Ronnie Silk, Norwalk Conn., Chevrolet, 123.731
17.  (4)Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Dodge, 123.690
18. (21)Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 123.646
19. (79)Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Pontiac, 123.446
20. (00)Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Chevrolet, 123.410
21. (94)Tony Stewart, Indianapolis Ind., Chevrolet, 123.358
22. (72)Brian Crammer, Howell N.J., 123.294
23. (28)James Civali, Meriden Conn., Chevrolet, 123.290
24. (16)Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 123.250
25. (63)Nevin George, Kunkletown Pa., Chevrolet, 122.980
26. (46)Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 122.896
27. (87)Alex Hoag, Bath N.Y., Chevrolet, 122.896
28.  (6)Ron Yuhas, Groton Conn., Chevrolet, 122.702
29. (73)Jon McKennedy, Chelsford Mass., Chevrolet, 122.532
30. (40)Bobby Santos, III, Millis Mass., Chevrolet, 122.517
31. (33)Wade Cole, Riverton Conn., Chevrolet, 122.509
32. (55)Ken Bouchard, Fitchburg Mass., Chevrolet, 122.505
33. (59)Matt Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Dodge, 122.426
34. (06)Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 122.046
35. (11)Anthony Sesely, Matawan N.J., Chevrolet, 121.925
36.  (8)Glen Tyler, Hampton Bays N.Y., Chevrolet, 121.854
37. (90)Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 121.835
38. (99)Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, Provisional
39.  (0)Danny Sammons, Trenton N.J., Chevrolet, Provisional
40. (47)Jimmy Storace, Kingston N.H., Chevrolet, Provisional
41. (05)Joseph Hartmann, Calverton N.Y., Chevrolet, Provisional
42.  (9)Jake Marosz, Middletown Conn., Chevrolet, Provisional

Source: NASCARTouring.com/NASCAR WMT PR
Posted:  July 13, 2006




















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