FMS: Hudson, NC, Pecko Heads South for the Fourth

Pepsi Cola 250 / Dave Pecko Fast Facts It's Modified racing "Southern Style" during the Fourth of July weekend as Dave Pecko and the NAPA Auto Parts Racing Team heads to North Carolina to compete with the S.M.A.R.T. (Southern Modified Auto ...

Pepsi Cola 250 / Dave Pecko Fast Facts

It's Modified racing "Southern Style" during the Fourth of July weekend as Dave Pecko and the NAPA Auto Parts Racing Team heads to North Carolina to compete with the S.M.A.R.T. (Southern Modified Auto Racing Teams) series. The team will take part in events on Thursday night at Concord Motorsports Park, Friday night at Tri-County Speedway in Hudson NC, and Saturday night at Caraway Speedway in Asheville. Dave Pecko is looking forward to the team's first event with the series and says, "We were looking at the schedule for this weekend, and with Tioga Speedway (the team's home track) and Flemington closed, along with the Featherlite Modified Series taking the week off, we look at this as being the perfect opportunity to be able to run in front of the great fans down here and to race at these facilities that we've always heard so much about."

BDR Racing Info: Dave Pecko competes weekly at Tioga Speedway in Owego NY in the Smokin' Joe's Tobacco Shops sponsored #42. Tioga Speedway was formerly known as Shangri-La Speedway, and is the former modified home of drivers such as Jimmy Spencer, Geoff Bodine and Greg Sacks. Pecko's best Modified finish at Tioga was a second place in 1997.

This is Pecko's second season in a NASCAR Modified. Prior to 1997, the team competed in the dirt Street Stock Division at Penn-Can Speedway in Susquehanna PA.

The NAPA Auto Parts #42 is the car that Pecko competes in Featherlite Modified Series events. The Vandling PA resident has qualified for three FMS events thus far in 1998:

Date    Event                                   St      Fn      Status
5/3/98  CarQuest Spring Sizzler, Stafford Springs CT    16      20     Running
5/17/98         Pennsylvania 100, Nazareth PA           37      33     Accident
5/30/98         Bully Hill 100, Watkins Glen NY         34      17     Running

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Jimmy Spencer , Greg Sacks