FMS: New Thompson Mike Stefanik Review

Stefanik wins 13th race, fourth title THOMPSON, Conn. (Oct. 18, 1998) Mike Stefanik of Coventry, R.I., capped off a historic weekend by winning the Stop and Shop/Sunoco World Series race in the Featherlite Modified Series, NASCAR Touring, at...

Stefanik wins 13th race, fourth title

THOMPSON, Conn. (Oct. 18, 1998) Mike Stefanik of Coventry, R.I., capped off a historic weekend by winning the Stop and Shop/Sunoco World Series race in the Featherlite Modified Series, NASCAR Touring, at New Thompson Speedway on Sunday. The victory was Stefanik's 13th of the season, breaking the series record for the most victories in a single season. He also clinched his second straight Featherlite Modified Series championship and the fourth of his career. Stefanik also clinched his second straight Busch North Series, NASCAR Touring, championship the previous day at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. He is the first driver in the 50-year history of NASCAR to pull the "double-double" of two touring series championships two years in a row. Because Stefanik was at Lime Rock on Saturday, Mike Christopher of Plainville, Conn., qualified Stefanik's car for Sunday's race at Thompson. Because of the driver change, Stefanik had to drop to the rear of the field on the pace lap and worked his way to the front, taking the lead from Reggie Ruggiero on lap 74. Chris Kopec of Ware, Mass., moved past Ruggiero on lap 116 and challenged Stefanik until the final caution period on lap 121. Rick Fuller of Auburn, Mass., slipped past Kopec on the final restart and finished second. Kopec was third, followed by Mike Ewanitsko of North Babylon, N.Y., and Tim Connolly, of Endicott, N.Y. The final caution period set up green-white-checkered finish, extending the race distance to 126 laps.

Source: NASCAR Online

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