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NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour New Hampshire 125: Notes

13 August 1997

NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour
The New Hampshire 125 Advance
New Hampshire International Speedway

LOUDON, NH - The 16th race of the 1997 NASCAR Featherlite Modified
Tour, The New Hampshire 125, is scheduled for Sunday August 17, at New
Hampshire International Speedway. It will be the third of four series
races scheduled at NHIS in 1997. Mike Stefanik was the winner of the
100-lap event on May 31.  Tim Connolly won the 50-lap race held on
July 12.

 - The race distance for this event was 75 laps in 1996 and has been
increased to 125 laps in 1997.

 - Qualifying for the New Hampshire 125 will take place on Aug. 16 at
2:00 p.m. The top 36 cars will advance from time trials. Four
provisional positions have also been established increasing the
starting field to 40 cars.

 - On Saturday, Aug. 16, at approximately 6:00 p.m., there will be a
fan appreciation party and autograph session in the NASCAR Featherlite
Modified Tour garage area. Fans will be allowed access to the garage
area with an opportunity to meet drivers from the series and see the
cars up close.

 - Starting time for the New Hampshire 125 is 12:45 p.m. on Sunday,
August 17.

 - Tony Hirschman is the defending champion of this race.

 - This will be the 23rd NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour race held at
NHIS.  Current  series   drivers  with victories  at NHIS    are:  Tom
Connolly, Mike Ewanitsko, Hirschman  (3), Reggie Ruggiero (5) and Mike
Stefanik (3).

 - The series qualifying record at NHIS is 130.918 mph (29.093
seconds) set by Mike Ewanitsko on 4/14/91.

 - The 125-lap series race record at NHIS is 94.560 mph (1 hour, 23
minutes, 52 seconds) set by Mike McLaughlin on 9/2/90. The record was
set at the first series race ever held at NHIS.

 - Reggie Ruggiero holds the record with a career total of 12 top-5
finishes at NHIS.

By NASCAR Public Relations