SMT: Martinsville qualifying notes

Mike Stefanik Wins Bud Pole at Martinsville MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- (Sept 1, 2006) Mike Stefanik of Coventry, R.I. earned his second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Bud Pole Award of the 2006 season by setting fast time in qualifying ...

Mike Stefanik Wins Bud Pole at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- (Sept 1, 2006) Mike Stefanik of Coventry, R.I. earned his second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Bud Pole Award of the 2006 season by setting fast time in qualifying for Saturday's Made In America Whelen 300 at Martinsville Speedway. Stefanik, the current point leader, toured the .526 mile speedway in 18.833 seconds for an average speed of 100.547 mph.

Former champion Todd Szegedy of Ridgefield, Conn. was second fastest with a speed of 99.974 mph. Donny Lia of Jericho, N.Y was third fastest with a speed of 99.842 mph. Jerry Marquis and Eric Beers rounded out the Top-5 in qualifying.

The Made in America Whelen 300 is run in conjunction with the NASCAR Southern Whelen Modified Tour. The fastest three drivers from that series were: Tim Brown of Cana, Va. who was 12th, L.W. Miller who qualified 13th and Burt Myers who timed 17th.

The fastest 20 drivers transfered to Saturday's 250 lap race. The remainder of the starting field will be determined by a 50 lap qualifying race on Saturday and provisional staring positions. The fastest 8 qualifiers drew for their starting position. Eddie Flemke will start first and will be joined on the front row by Tony Hirschman. Stefanik will start the race form the 4th position.

-credit: nascar

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Series NASCAR
Drivers L.W. Miller , Todd Szegedy , Burt Myers , Donny Lia , Eric Beers