NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour Ruffles 150: Notes
20 August 1997
NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour Ruffles 150 Notes Watkins Glen International DAYTONA BEACH - The 17th race of the 1997 NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour, The Ruffles 150, is scheduled for Aug. 23-24 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, N.Y. It will be the second, and final appearance this season at Watkins Glen for the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour. Tim Connolly was the winner of the Polaroid 125 in June. - Posted awards for the 150-kilometer, 38-lap race are $88,220. - At 2.45 miles, Watkins Glen is the longest track the series will race on in 1997. - European Style Qualifying is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Aug. 23, and will determine the first 30 positions. Four more provisional positions will be available to drivers in the Top-35 in the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour Point standings. - The Ruffles 150 will be broadcast live nationally on ESPN2. Starting time for the race is 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, Aug 24. - This will be the series' third appearance ever on a road course. The first occurred at Watkins Glen on August 25, 1996. Mike Stefanik was the winner of that race. - The series qualifying record at Watkins Glen is 118.708 mph (1 minute, 14.3 seconds) set by Steve Park August 24, 1996. - As of Aug. 18, 36 drivers have filed entries for the Ruffles 150. - To date, 94 different drivers have attempted to qualify for at least one series race in 1997.