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NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour: CMT Twins Notes

8 September 1997

NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour
CMT Twins
New Hampshire International Speedway
Loudon, NH
September 13, 1997


LOUDON, NH - The 19th NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour race of the season, 
the NFMT portion of the CMT Twins, is scheduled for Saturday, September 13, 
1997 at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, N.H. The NASCAR 
Featherlite Modified Tour will compete in a 100-lap event. It will be the 
fourth and final race for the series at NHIS in 1997, Mike Stefanik (May), 
Tim Connolly (July) and Jan Leaty (Aug.) have all scored victories at NHIS in 

 - Posted awards for the 100-lap race are $115,195. Qualifying is scheduled 
to take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12. The top 26 cars will advance 
to the feature. The remaining four positions will be available for 
provisional starters. Saturday's NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour 100-lap 
race will take place immediately following the NASCAR Busch North Series 
100-lap companion race.

 - The CMT Twins will be televised live on The Nashville Network. 

 - This will be the 24th NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour race held at NHIS. 
Current series drivers with victories at NHIS are: Tim Connolly, Mike 
Ewanitsko, Tony Hirschman (3), Jan Leaty, 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 100-lap race record for the series is 90.556 mph (1 hour, 10 minutes 
at 6 seconds), set by Mike Stefanik 5/31/97.

 - The 1997 New Hampshire International Speedway NASCAR Featherlite Modified 
Tour Track Championship will also be decided at this race. Currently, Jan 
Leaty leads the standings with 505 points. Tim Connolly is second with 482 
followed by Tommy Cravenho 477 and Rick Fuller 452. Mike Stefanik and Tony 
Hirschman are tied at 451.

 - During the 1997 season there have been 124 lead changes on the NASCAR 
Featherlite Modified Tour for an average of 6.9 per event.

 - To date, 97 different drivers have attempted to qualify for at least one 
NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour race.

By NASCAR Public Relations