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Mike Stefanik Takes Bud Pole At Martinsville

    Mike Stefanik of Coventry, R.I. earned his second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Bud Pole Award of the 2006 season by setting fast time in qualifying for Saturday’s Made In America Whelen 300 at Martinsville Speedway. Stefanik, the current point leader, toured the .526 mile speedway in 18.833 seconds for an average speed of 100.547 mph.
    Former champion Todd Szegedy of Ridgefield, Conn. was second fastest with a speed of 99.974 mph. Donny Lia of Jericho, N.Y. was third fastest with a speed of 99.842 mph. Jerry Marquis and Eric Beers rounded out the Top-5 in qualifying.
    The Made in America Whelen 300 is run in conjunction with the NASCAR Southern Whelen Modified Tour. The fastest three drivers from that series were: Tim Brown of Cana, Va. who was 12th, L.W. Miller who qualified 13th and Burt Myers who timed 17th.
    The fastest 20 drivers transferred to Saturday’s 250 lap race. The remainder of the starting field will be determined by a 50 lap qualifying race on Saturday and provisional staring positions. The fastest 8 qualifiers drew for their starting position. Eddie Flemke will start first and will be joined on the front row by Tony Hirschman. Stefanik will start the race form the 4th position.

    Qualifying results for Saturday’s Made in America Whelen 300 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Martinsville Speedway showing driver, hometown, make of car and average speed in mph.
1. (16)Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 100.547
2. (2)Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield Conn., Ford, 99.974
3. (18)Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 99.842
4. (4)Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Dodge, 99.821
5. (3)Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 99.758
6. (48)Tony Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 99.637
7. (41)Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet, 99.621
8. (10)Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Chevrolet, 99.590
9. (12)Jimmy Blewett, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 99.553
10. (15)Zach Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 99.506
11. (6)Ron Yuhas, Groton Conn., Chevrolet, 99.433
12. (83)Tim Brown, Cana Va., Chevrolet, 99.219
13. (30)L.W. Miller, Dushore Pa., Pontiac, 99.162
14. (99)Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 99.100
15. (36)Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 99.048
16. (0)Danny Sammons, Trenton N.J., Chevrolet, 98.945
17. (1)Burt Myers, Walnut Grove N.C., Chevrolet, 98.924
18. (20)Richard Savary, Canton Mass., Chevrolet, 98.903
19. (06)Steve Whitt, Forked River N.J., Dodge, 98.862
20. (21)Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet, 98.738
21. (46)Richard Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 98.733
22. (79)Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Pontiac, 98.697
23. (19)Ronnie Silk, Norwalk Conn., Chevrolet, 98.604
24. (57)Jay Foley, Stuart Va., Chevrolet, 98.579
25. (58)Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 98.574
26. (14)Bobby Hutchens, Lexington N.C., Chevrolet, 98.543
27. (23)Brian Loftin, Lexington N.C., Chevrolet, 98.522
28. (59)Matt Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Dodge, 98.446
29. (50)Michael Clifton, Walkertown N.C., Chevrolet, 98.099
30. (81)Brian Pack, Walkertown N.C., Chevrolet, 98.083
31. (28)James Civali, Meriden Conn., Chevrolet, 98.068
32. (73)Jon McKennedy, Chemsford Mass., 97.860
33. (47)Jimmy Storace, Kingston N.H., Chevrolet, 97.860
34. (98)Jamie Tomaino, Jr., Howell N.J., Chevrolet, 97.845
35. (17)Brian King, Gibsonville N.C., Chevrolet, 97.759
36. (44)Brandon Hire, Winston-Salem N.C., 97.729
37. (01)Robbie Summers, Vernon Conn., Pontiac, 97.664
38. (31)Gene Pack, N. Myrtle Beach S.C., Chevrolet, 97.628
39. (5)Randy Butner, Pfafftown N.C., Chevrolet, 97.613
40. (69)Junior Miller, Pine Hall N.C., Dodge, 97.578
41. (86)Mike Andrews, Ridge N.Y., Chevrolet, 97.518
42. (07)Frank Fleming, Mt Airy N.C., Pontiac, 97.382
43. (38)Ken Heagy, Calverton N.Y., Chevrolet, 97.282
44. (74)Jason Myers, Walnut Cove N.C., Chevrolet, 96.726
45. (11)Anthony Sesley, Matawan N.J., Chevrolet, 96.662
46. (33)Wade Cole, Riverton Conn., Chevrolet, 95.646
47. (9)Jake Marosz, Middletown Conn., Chevrolet, 95.641
48. (04)Kevin Powell, Winston Salem N.C., Ford, 94.463
49. (77)Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Pontiac, No speed

Source:  Martinsville Speedway/NASCARtouring.com
Posted:  September 1, 2006




















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