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NASCAR Busch North New England Ford Dealers 125: Fact Sheet

20 August 1997


What: Race #16, 1997 Season 
      NASCAR Busch North Series, Grand National Division

Where: Riverside Park Speedway
       Agawam, MA

When: Saturday, August 23, 1997

Distance: 125 Laps (31.25 Miles)

Sanction: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing - NASCAR

Promoter: Riverside Park Enterprises, Inc.

Schedule: SATURDAY, August 23 - 
          Registration & Inspection 12:00 pm 
          Drivers' Meeting 2:00 pm 
          Practice 3:00 to 4:30 pm 
          Time Trials 6:00 pm 
          20-Lap Qualifying Race - TBA
          Feature approximately 8:30 pm

Posted Awards: $67,245 - including $2,200 in NASCAR Busch North Series 
Championship Point Fund money and $9,800 in NASCAR Busch North Series Bonus 
plan money.

Qualifying Procedure: All cars will time trial. Top 20 cars will advance to 
feature event. Fastest qualifier will draw to determine re-draw of top four, 
six or eight cars. Positions 21 and 22 will be filled by the top-two 
finishers from the 20-Lap Qualifying Race. Positions 23 through 26 have been 
established for up to four additional starting positions which will be 
available to any of the top-35 eligible drivers from the current 1997 NASCAR 
Busch North Series Championship points standings who have entered, but failed 
to qualify for one of the original starting positions. Official points 
standings, not time trial speed, will determine these positions.

Awards Sponsors: Anheuser-Busch, Busch Beer, AE Clevite Engine Parts, 
Aeroquip, Autolite Spark Plugs, Auto Meter Products, Champion Spark Plugs, 
Competition Cams, Edelbrock Intake Manifolds, Flowmaster, Ford Motor Company, 
Fram Oil Filters, Gatorade, Goodyear Belts & Hoses, Griffin Radiator, Holley 
Carburetors, JE Pistons, Jesel Rocker Arms, Kar Products, Lincoln Electric, 
McCreary Tire, MCI, Moog Chassis Parts, Moroso Blue Max Ignition Wires, 
Motorsports Designs, MSD Ignition, Penske Shocks, Precision Gear, Prestone, 
Racing Capital "Race To New Hampshire", Raybestos Brakes "Rookie of the 
Year", Richmond Gear, Simpson Firesuits,  STP Corporation, UNOCAL 76, Wagner 
Brake Products, Wiseco Pistons, Wix Air Filters.